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!
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
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain stitches (tutorial here)
ch: chain stitches (tutorial here)
sc: single crochet (tutorial here)
dc: double crochet (tutorial here)
- 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
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!
If you like these, you can check out some of my other crochet patterns: