Do you find gloves and mittens frustrating, because they limit the way you’re able to use your hands? I sure do. However, I’ve realized that there’s no need to feel all that frustration. There’s a simple solution: fingerless gloves (otherwise known as “fingerless mitts,” “texting gloves,” or “wrist warmers.”)
The best part: fingerless gloves tend to be really easy crochet and knitting projects. Of course, that isn’t universally true — if you’re interested in a project that’s not so easy, you’ll find that those are definitely available too. But in my experience, it’s dreamy to not have to mess around with working (and fitting!) each finger like you would have to do if you wanted to make a traditional glove.
If you’d like to crochet or knit a pair of fingerless gloves, I invite you to browse through the patterns I’ve included in the list below.
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This pattern is one of my favorites. I’ve crocheted it more than half a dozen times now — sometimes for gifts, sometimes for charity and even once for myself. (Imagine that!) In the picture above, you can see 3 different pairs of fingerless gloves I made using this pattern. The upper two pairs of gloves were crocheted using Red Heart Super Saver; the pair pictured at lower left was crocheted using Paton’s Classic wool yarn.
These fingerless gloves work up FAST (relatively speaking, of course — we all know there’s no instant gratification with crochet, right?)
This is also a beginner-friendly pattern.
- A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design. There’s also a free tutorial for how to finish the fingerless gloves.
- Crochet Skill Level: Beginner.
- Where to Get More Info: This pattern is part of a coordinating accessories set. See this page to find the free crochet patterns for all the other accessories that are included in the set.
I designed this crochet pattern specifically with beginners in mind, although of course you don’t have to be a beginner to enjoy it or find it useful.
This pattern exists because I wanted to give beginners a pattern for learning, and practicing, the treble crochet stitch.
While nowadays I do enjoy swatching, I remember back to the time when I was a new crocheter. In those days, I often felt much impatience to dispense with swatches and get on with making an actual project.
If you’re a beginner, this pattern gives you the opportunity to transform your first pieces of treble crochet into useful items. And if you aren’t a beginner, you surely don’t need the practice — but if you enjoy the treble crochet stitch you’ll no doubt enjoy the process of crocheting these mitts regardless of your more advanced skill level.
- A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design.
- Crochet Skill Level: Beginner.
These gloves are pictured above in the lower right-hand corner; they’re the two-tone gloves crocheted in tan, and finished with grayish-green trim.
If you haven’t yet learned how to do the spike stitch, otherwise known as the long single crochet stitch, you’ll have a chance to learn it — and practice — when you crochet the interesting trim on these gloves.
- Name of Pattern: Timber Lily Fingerless Mitts
- A Free Crochet Pattern is available for this design. Click HERE for more info.
- Crochet Skill Level: Easy.
- Pattern Designer: Erica Jackofsky