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. It’s the perfect gift set for someone who lives in cooler climates.
I used an economic yarn, but a luxurious yarn that gives you a similar gauge would make it even better. Especially if you’ll be making them as gifts.
The Stitch Pattern
These gloves are started at the wrists with ribbing, which is worked with single crochets in the back loops only. Then, join the ribbing and begin working in rounds for the hands.
The rounds are worked with the extended single crochet and chain one spaces.
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.
The Finished Size
The finished size is 4 inches across and 6 inches long when laid flat. But you can increase the size if you need to in a multiple of two. There are two sizes given for the thumbhole if you need to make it bigger.
Red Heart Comfort is one of the most economic yarns available on the market. It’s not the greatest to work with, but it softens a lot in the wash. So it’s definitely not a bad yarn, but if feel free to work this with any similar yarn that you like.
Other Patterns to Try
- Easy Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern
- Criss Cross Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern
- Blossom Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern
- Pretty Simple Crochet Fingerless Gloves
- Cross-Over Long DC Fingerless Gloves Pattern
ESC Easy Crochet Pattern for Fingerless Gloves
- Yarn: Red Heart Comfort or anything similar
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Crochet Hook: 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.
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.
- 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. Do not FO, continue with the rounds.
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.