This easy crochet pattern for fingerless gloves is not only easy to whip up, but it’s also an easy pattern to adjust to any size you need from small to large.
These ESC fingerless gloves are a match for my ESC Hat and Cowl set. They work up quick and easy. And as with the hat and cowl, they are easy to adjust in size as well, so feel free to use any yarn and hook you have on hand.
ESC Easy Crochet Pattern for Fingerless Gloves
I worked my stitches directly on top of each other, but for a variation you could also work them in between the stitches. One of my testers did that and it looked really nice. So it’s up to you how you work it.
Skill Level: Easy
Materials: Yarn: Red Heart Comfort or anything similar.
Hook Size: I/9-5.50mm and 4.5mm
Gauge: 2″ over 3 stitch repeats (esc, ch 1) and over 5 rounds.
Finished Size: 4″ across and 6″ high when laying flat.
Bl/bls = Back Loop/Back Loops
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loop/Loops
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
ESC = Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
- Each row end equals 1 stitch.
- Ch 1 at beginning of rounds does not count as stitch.
- First st (esc, sc) is the same stitch as where the join was made.
Ribbing (Working Lengthwise):
Row 1: With 4.5mm hk, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in next 8 chs. Turn. (9 sc)
Rows 2-24: Working in bls only, ch 1, sc in each sc across. Turn. (9 sts) Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference making sure to end in an even number of rows.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free lps of starting chs. You might have your own way of doing it, but I like to join the front lps of last row worked to the free lps of starting chs. You can also omit the ch 1 before the slip stitches for an even tighter join. Do not FO, continue with palm.
Palm (Working in Rounds):
Rnd 1: Ch 1, esc in first st and into each st around; join with sl st in first esc. (24 esc)
Rnd 2: With 5.5mm hk, ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc, sk next esc, *(esc, ch 1) in next esc, sk next esc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first esc. (12 esc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc and into each esc around; join with sl st in first esc.
Rnds 4-6: Same as rnd 3.
Instructions are given for a smaller thumbhole, special instructions for larger size are given in parenthesis.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, esc in first esc, ch 5 (7), sk next 2 (3) esc, (esc, ch 1) in next esc and into each esc around; join with sl st in first esc. (10 (9) esc and 1 ch-5 (7) lp)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, (esc, ch 1) in first esc, [sk next ch, (esc, ch 1) in next ch] 2 (3) times; sk next ch, (esc, ch 1) in next esc and into each esc around; join with sl st in first esc. (12 esc)
Rnds 9-10: Same as rnd 3.
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc. FO at last round.
Thumbhole Edging: Join yarn to edge and work 12 (14) sc evenly around; join with sl st in first sc. FO.