Tuesday, December 1, 2015

chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)

chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)
chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)
chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)

It's finally cold! I know, I know, that sounds strange. Why are you excited about it being cold outside, Jessica, you ask? Well, because I can finally start crocheting myself all the warm things. No one wants to crochet when it's 97 degrees outside, man. Having a warm cuddly pile of yarn on your lap while you sip coffee in the morning? Yes please!

Anyways enough waxing poetic about yarn, it's besides the point. The point is that today I get to share my pattern for these cute and trendy chunky crocheted fingerless gloves with you!


chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)
chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)
chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)
chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)

I've been wearing the crap out of these this year, mainly because I can't stand having my fingers covered. A girl's gotta text! Seriously though, these would make an awesome Christmas gift for someone this holiday season. They're adorable!

This pattern is slightly different in that you begin from the palm portion of this project and work your way down towards the wrists. This allows you to have the tightest portion of your fingerless gloves over your palms and keeps them from sliding around. Very important. 


chunky fingerless gloves crochet pattern

Key:

st: stitch
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain stitches (tutorial here)
sc: single crochet (tutorial here)

dc: double crochet (tutorial here)

Supplies:

  • Worsted weight yarn. I used Lion brand cotton-ease yarn in taupe. (I absolutely love this yarn, it wears well, holds it's shape and has a great thick feel to it. If you scroll back through my projects you'll see I use it all the time.)
  • H hook crochet (5.0 mm)
  • yarn needle

Pattern:


Row 1: ch 24, sl stitch to join.

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, sc around (24 st) sl st to join

Row 11: Ch 2, dc 2 into the base of your ch. Skip 2 st, dc 3 together into the next st. Continue until you have 8 clusters. The ch 2 and turn.

Row 12: Dc 2 into the base of your ch, then dc 3 together into each of the spaces between your clusters. When you get to the end of your row, ch 4. (this ch 4 will create a 'loop' that you will use as a space in the next row). Turn. Here's a picture to show you exactly what you're doing here:


Row 13: Begin dc 3 together in the first space of your previous row. Continue around as before, except at the end of your row ch 2, then dc into the last st of your previous row (this creates another faux 'space' and keeps things even). Turn.

Row 14: Ch 2, then dc 2 together into the faux 'space' you just created. Continue around as before, except at the end of this row you will dc 3 together into the first faux 'space' you created by ch 4.

Row 15: Dc 2 into the base of your ch, then dc 3 together into each of the spaces between clusters. When you come to the end of what was your row, ch 3, then begin crocheting your clusters of 3 dc into the next space on the other side of the gap. Now you'll be crocheting around. Sl st to join.
**edited to add** Several people found this confusing, and on review oh man so do I! Basically you're closing the 'hole' your thumb will go in by going from doing rows and turning to crocheting all the way around. So you begin your next row at the end of the other and then crochet around from then on again. I hope that helps!** Here is a picture:


Row 16-21: Dc 2 into the base of your ch, then dc 3 together into each of the spaces between clusters. (you should have 9 clusters)

Row 22: Hdc into the stitches of your clusters (27 stitches) all the way around. Sl st to join.

Row 23-25: Ch 1, hdc around. Sl st to join. Weave in ends.

Thumb: Sc around your thumb hole, sl st to join. Repeat for 4 rows or until you have enough to keep your thumb warm. Weave in ends. You're done!

chunky fingerless gloves (free crochet pattern)

If you like these, you can check out some of my other crochet patterns:

Shell Stitch Cowl Scarf Pattern



Cozy cocoon cardigan



Happy crocheting! 

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43 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pattern. I work at home. My desk is metal, which means it gets cold, even if the room temp is tolerable. This type of glove is perfect, since my hands can stay warm while my fingers still work on the keyboard. Love them!

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  2. Love the pattern and the nail design on the model!

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  3. Super cute! I bought myself yarn to make some fingerless gloves about a year ago and STILL haven't done it. Hah. These look super cute and easy though! Will have to give this a try :)

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  4. Jessica, on the fingerless gloves, step 12-14, at the end it says dc2 and turn and then the next step i.s dc2 into the base...is there not a chain 2 in there somewhere to get the height for the next dc round? I am still learning to crochet so I wanted to ask before I tried these and messed up. They will make a wonderful gift for my daughter-in-law. Thanks

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    1. yes thank you! The Ch 2 should be in there for sure, I'll go ahead and add that!

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    2. Oh my gosh! I was beginning to make these and came to Row 15 and thought that might be the case. Thank goodness I read the comments section! I'm still new to reading patterns, and you should have seen what I was doing trying to figure out what chain base I was suppose to use. O.o It was comical to say the least. Thanks for the clarification.

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  5. This is so lovely, Jessica! I'm always fond of the fingerless glove trend because I've never been able to find suitable gloves that will allow me to do the necessary things--like texting as you mentioned. Now only if I can learn how to crochet...

    It's so lovely of you to share this on #SHINEbloghop this week. Hope we see you again for our next round!

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  6. Love your fingerless gloves - they look great. Pinned to my crochet board.

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  7. Yes I'm also confused at the end of row 12 (12-14). We do clusters in all the spaces to the end and then we are left with a cluster. Do we dc2 in the top of that end cluster? And then like the above comment, do we ch2 for the next row?

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    1. Hm, I remember having that issue myself and for some reason didn't write it down. I want to say that I Ch 2, turned it, and then began my cluster into the space after the last cluster of the previous row. To make a kind of 'loop' that will count as a space when you turn it again. Thanks so much for pointing that out!

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  8. Jessica, they look very comfy! Thank you for linking them up with us at SHARE IT, at FineCraftGuild.com A new party will open tomorrow and can't wait to see what you'll bring us then! ~ Rose

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  9. Beautiful designs and very well done! I saw your post over on the Share It Saturday link party. I just released a free ebook to teach people how to crochet, called The Beginner's Guide to Crochet, and I would love it if you checked it out.

    http://www.shehlagrr.com/2015/12/the-beginners-guide-to-crochet_20.html

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  10. Beautiful gloves! I think I might have to try this pattern :)

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  11. Lovely gloves! My daughter is learning to crochet. I might have to try this too. Pinned for later. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party.

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  12. I love these gloves and will be making some - thank you for sharing with Pin Worthy Wednesday

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  13. I love these gloves and my daughter will too. Thanks for linking up at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

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  14. Hello Jessica!! I'm stopping by to let you know that your fabulous post has been selected as a Feature for the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party!! Stop by tomorrow morning to see you post linked up and don't forget to grab your "Featured Button" too!! See you tomorrow!! ~Lisa~

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  15. These are cute and functional! Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.

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  16. I am stumped at step 15 (fibgerless gloves) :-( so i have finished the 8th cluster of row 14 and am at the bit where you chain three. Now idea where I go from there. >_<

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    1. Oh! I'm sorry that is a bit confusing. Basically you're closing the 'hole' your thumb will go in by going from doing rows and turning to crocheting all the way around. So you begin your next row at the end of the other and then crochet around from then on again. I hope that helps!

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    2. I am still confused after your explanation. The gap is so big.

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  17. I am also stumped at step 15 :( please help. Would love to make these for Christmas gifts.

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    1. I answered this above, hope that helps! I'll add a note to the original post!

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  18. On rows 12-14, we should still have 8 clusters? With the 2 dc at the beginning and end of the row mine keeps increasing. Can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. Can anyone help?

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  19. Also should the edge where the thumb is be straight? Or jagged?

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  20. does anyone have the yardage on these? i wanna make these to go with a hat pattern and when i send my knit picks order in i wanna make sure i get the right amount of yarn.

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    1. I used most of one skein of lion brand cotton ease, so give yourself around 185 yards for safety. Hope that helps, and send me a picture when you're done, I'd love to see it!

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  21. I love the chunky fingerless gloves and am making them for my daughter. I am confused on row 13 and 14 with the faux spaces. Do you have a video or a picture to help me understand it better?

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    1. I added some pics to help, let me know if you need anything else!

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  22. I love the look of these mittens! Unfortunately, I've had to take them apart and restart them, but I am stuck on round 12. I'm at a loss. Your directions say to dc 2, then turn and chain 4. Where do I dc 2? Or is this a typo? Can you please clarify what I do once I complete my 8 clusters on round 12? Thanks!

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    1. Hi! I just updated with some pictures to help explain, I hope it helps!

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  23. In the rows with the clusters, do I connect cluster 8 to cluster 1? I'm a brand new crocheter, so please forgive me if I "should" know this.

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  24. At row 11, do I connect cluster 8 to cluster 1? I'm a new crocheter, please forgive me if I "should" know this.

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  25. When I chain 3 and do a cluster of 3dc I feel as if the hole for the thumb is huge. Am I doing something wrong?

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  26. It says sl st.. But to where?

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  27. Hi Jessica! I am trying to make your fingerless gloves. I too am confused at rows 14 and 15. I have been reading the comments and I am trying hard to figure it out and make it work but unfortunately have been unsuccessful. I just can't seem to figure out where they are suppose to connect together. When you have the time do you think you can do a tutorial on how to make these? I absolutely love the look of theses and can't find anything similar. I think all of us who are visual learners would very much appreciate it. Thanks so much! Candace ��

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  28. Hi Jessica! I have been trying desperately to figure out how to get past rows 14 & 15. I too am very confused. I absolutely love these gloves and would very much like to finish them. I have been searching all over to find something similar but no luck. When you have the time do you think you can do a short tutorial on them? I have spent much time trying different ways but I have been unsuccessful. Us Visual learners would be forever grateful! Thanks a bunch! Candace

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    1. Hi Candace! Yes I can do a visual tutorial, it may take mew a week or so but I've gotten a lot of questions about this pattern and I believe you're right, an update is in order. I'll see what I can do as soon as possible, and thank you for being patient!

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  29. These look great! Thank you for the pattern.

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  30. Hi all i have figured out a way to join these until Jessica can get a picture tutorial up. At the end of row 15 i slip stitched into tge ch2 space from the previous row then ch3 as Jessica explains and slip stitched into the space across the gap instead of 3 trebles (uk) doubles (us) in the space. I then ch2 and began row 16.
    Hope this helps and Jessica i hope you dont mind me commenting this as an alternative way to join.
    Love the pattern i love tgat its elegant in natural yarns and that youve made it snug around the palm (i agree this is important)
    :)
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