Dove Crochet Fingerless Gloves
I took advantage of our sale on Manos del Uruguay Yarns (ends March 14, 2022!) to grab a hank of their silk blend yarn - it is SO soft! It almost feels like you're not touching anything. And with Spring on it's way I thought I'd crochet up a quick pair of fingerless gloves. The pattern is below, you'll need a little bit of crochet experience to follow along (and it's written with American terms), but please leave any comments and questions below!
- 1 skein Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend Solids (sample color is #3019 Dove) - you'll have enough left over to make 1 more, so you could get 3 pairs out of 2 skeins.
- US size H/8(5.00mm) crochet hook
- tapestry needle, locking ring stitch markers, and scissors
Finished Size: 7" around x 7.5" long (the fabric has lots of stretch and can accommodate up to 9" around comfortably)
Gauge: 4sts per inch, 2.75 rows per inch, in pattern
- ch - chain
- hdc - half double crochet
- ea - each
- bl - back loop
- st(s) - stitch(es)
- fl - front loop
- sl st - slip stitch
- sc - single crochet
- sm - stitch marker
Row 1: Ch 32, 1hdc in 3rd ch from hook and ea ch across. Place a sm in a st of this row to mark the right side.
Row 2: Turn, ch2, 1hdc in bl of ea st across.
Row 3; Turn, ch 2, 1hdc in fl of ea st across.
This creates a great, ribbing-like texture!
Repeat rows 2 and 3, 8 times more
Repeat Row 2 once more.
You can really see the texture when you've finished the first 20 rows and that it almost looks knit-like when turned on it's side.
Make Thumb: (each row below will be short - meaning you will only work across part of the length of the piece)
Row 21: Turn, 1slst in fl of next 5 sts, ch 1, 1hdc in fl of next 5 sts, 1sc in fl of next st (place a sm in the st where you placed this sc)
Row 22: Turn, skip the sc, 1hdc in bl of next 5 sts
Row 23: Turn, ch 2, 1hdc in fl of next 5 sts, 1sc in marked st from Row 20
Row 24: Repeat Row 22
Row 25: Turn, ch 2, 1hdc in fl of next 5 sts, 1sc in marked st from Row 20(remove marker), 1hdc in fl of ea remaining st to the end
Here you can see the stitch with the marker where the single crochet from rows 1, 3, and 5 are all placed.
Joining the work: Bring the starting ch edge around to meet the top of Row 25. You can use a few stitch markers here just to hold the work together if that makes it easier. Sl st through the back loop and the bottom of the starting chain edge all the way across, until you get to the top of the thumb. Turn 90 degrees and work (1sc, ch2) in the end of ea row of the thumb. Sl st through the bl and the bottom of the starting ch edge of the remaining 5 sts.
Top Edge: Ch1, 1sc in the end of the last row, ch 2, (1sc, ch2), in the end of every row across. Join with a sl st to the first sc. Break yarn.
This bit is optional. You could break your yarn after the slip stitch. You can see the difference below. On the left is the ends of the rows, on the right is the (1sc, ch 2) edging.
Weave in your ends and block to settle the stitches.
These work up so quickly you could make 4 or 5 pairs in a weekend and the pattern will work with any DK or Sport weight yarn. Enjoy!