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Free Crochet Pattern: Vintage Style Fingerless Gloves

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Fingerless gloves in black.

Fingerless gloves in black.

Make Your Own Gloves Even If You Can't Knit or Crochet

Everything old is new again, including Victorian fashion. This popular fashion trend made a visit during the punk rock era of the 1980s. Today, fingerless gloves have become a must-have item since Bella in the Twilight movies wore them as a fashion staple. These gloves are available in retail stores at a price of $25.00. You can make your own signature fingerless gloves for the cost of a skein of yarn. If knitting and crocheting isn't your thing, you can make a pair with an inexpensive sock loom.

Supplies

  • Crochet Thread - Size 10 (in your favorite brand and color).
  • Standard Crochet Hook - U.S. Size 7 (1.5 mm if using the metric system).
  • Sewing needle with a large eye for size 10 thread.

If using the loom instructions to complete this project, scroll down.

Fingerless gloves in antique vintage white.

Fingerless gloves in antique vintage white.

Crochet Instructions

For this pattern, it is best to start the process with very little tension in first few chains. If possible, it is best to create the first chain to match the circumference of the wearer's palm.

Pattern

Start by chaining 78 or make a chain that is the size of the wearer’s palm. This starting chain must be a multiple of 6. Each crocheted shell will use 6 chains.

Row 1: ch 2, sc in second ch from hook, (skip 2, 5 dc in next ch, skip 2, sc in next ch) across.

Row 2 though 30: ch 2, turn, skip 3, 5 dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip 5, 5 dc in next dc) across, skip 2, dc in next st.

Turn crocheted glove inside out. With the same crochet thread, hands sew sides of glove together leaving a 2” hole 1” from the end.

Alternative No Crochet Instructions

If you want to make your own fingerless gloves but don't know how to crochet, you can make a pair with a standard sock loom. Available at most craft stores, sock looms allow you weave socks and gloves with a specialized peg board for weaving. This is a free basic pattern for "looming" a pair of fingerless gloves.

Instructions:

Inside the loom kit, locate the knitting board with 20+ needles. With the knit hook and darning needle. To begin, cast 20 stitches. Knit 11 rows of rib stitches. Change the pattern to knit in the Stockinette Stitch and knit 7 rows in this style.

To create an opening for the thumb, continue this stitch and decrease knitting by one stitch on each end on the stitch for 3 rows. When finished, knit two regular sized rows in the Stockinette Stitch.

Next, decrease 1 stitch in center of the loom while knitting closer to the empty needle. Add 1 stitch to each end and finish knitting the row. Next, knit 1 standard row. End the row loosely by binding with the crochet hook (standard to the kit). Pull 1 loop thru to finish.

With a needle and the same yard, sew side seam up to close the thumb opening.

With the same needle and yarn, sew a few stitches between each "finger" opening to create finger openings for all five fingers.

Continue these steps to complete the second glove.

Other Projects

The sock loom comes with instructions for to make many items including fingerless gloves, socks, leg warmers, and even dog leg warmers.

Comments

moeksiegirl67@gmail.com on June 06, 2018:

I like to try some of them for my 25th silver wedding.

Jenn on October 08, 2014:

I love this pattern, but I'm confused on the hook size. It says U.S size 7 (1.5mm) I have hooks size G/6(4.25mm) and H/8(5.00mm). So my question is how is the 7 smaller than the 6? The smallest him I have so far is an F/5 (3.75mm)

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on March 10, 2014:

Awesome hub! The creative idea looks so lovely.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on November 04, 2013:

I love these in the winter too Alise- Evon. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Alise- Evon on November 03, 2013:

Nice pattern. I like a denser pattern for winter wear as my hands get cold easily and it takes the edge off of that so I can still do housework. Also great for outdoor winter photography.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on February 05, 2013:

Thanks for reading Moonlake. If you can't remember how to crochet, you can make these and so many other things on a hand loom. I am actually liking that better. :)

moonlake from America on February 05, 2013:

My granddaughters would love these now if I can remember how crochet. Enjoyed your hub voted up.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on December 10, 2012:

Thanks Barbara Kay! :)

Barbara Badder from USA on December 09, 2012:

Shared this pattern too. Nice work.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 30, 2012:

Thank you so much lyricwriter! If only I could capatilize on these ideas. I appreciate your kind comment.

Richard Ricky Hale from West Virginia on September 29, 2012:

Tammy, yet another great idea! I tell you, you have millions of great ideas that are worth millions in money. No kidding. I have no patience when it comes to crafts such as this. You make it easy to read and follow, but I just have the knack to mess it all up. Great idea and article though Tammy. Voted up, useful, and awesome. Shared also.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 27, 2012:

Hi Barbergirl. I forgot to add some vital punctuation. This should say row 2 - 30, chain for two rows, turn and skip for 3 rows. Hope that helps!

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on September 26, 2012:

Ok - I am attempting to make these right now... but I am a little confused because I am kind of a beginner at crochet.... In row 2 it says:

Row 2: 30 ch 2, turn, skip 3, 5 dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip 5, 5 dc in next dc) across, skip 2, dc in next st.

What does the 30 mean before the ch 2. I think I got the rest of it. Honestly, I am not good at visually picturing these things so I got the first row done but have no clue how this turns into a glove.... Sure it will look fab when I am done!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 25, 2012:

Thanks so much Cclitgirl! I love this style because I can't drive with fingered gloves. These keep your hands off of a cold steering wheel without making it slippery. LOL. I appreciate your perky comment!

Cynthia Calhoun from Western NC on September 25, 2012:

Oh, I SO WANT TO LEARN CROCHET. I'm asking for a kit for Christmas. LOL. I know how to knit, and have made fingerless gloves with a knit stitch, but these look SO MUCH MORE STYLISH. Aww, thank you so much for sharing this!! Voted up/pinned/tweeted and shared. You rock!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 19, 2012:

I hope she will make them for you too Martie! :) Thanks for reading and commenting.

Martie Coetser from South Africa on September 19, 2012:

I like those black ones! I am sending this to my mother. Maybe she'll make me a pair for X'mas. Thank you, Tammy :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 13, 2012:

That is a fabulous suggestion alocsin. They are industiral looking enough to work with steampunk. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on September 12, 2012:

The black version adds an old-fashioned and stylish elegance to any outfit. I'm thinking it would be a great addition to a steampunk dress. Voting this Up and Useful.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 12, 2012:

Thanks Barbergirl28! I thought about writing them without the abbreviations. I don't know if that would mess up the veterans. Thanks so much and I hope you will give them a try.

Stacy Harris from Hemet, Ca on September 12, 2012:

This is so cool. I have taught myself to crochet, however I still struggle reading the instructions. I might have to give this a try. My daughter is such a fashion diva I bet she would love them!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 12, 2012:

Thanks for stopping by unknown spy!

Life Under Construction from Neverland on September 11, 2012:

that was awesomely cute tammy. great idea and thank you for sharing this to us.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 11, 2012:

Thanks so much for reading and commenting vespawoolf. Sock looms are really neat. Their designs look unique. You might enjoy it. :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 11, 2012:

Thanks Faith Reaper. I appreciate you reading this hub.

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 11, 2012:

Thanks so much Suzie HQ. Teen girls loves these full length gloves. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment. :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 11, 2012:

Thanks for visiting Randomcreative! :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 11, 2012:

Thanks so much Mama Kim. I appreciate that! :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 11, 2012:

Me too ignugent. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on September 11, 2012:

I love fingerless gloves and own several pairs, although I didn't make them! Since I don't crochet, I like the idea of using a sock loom. The photo of the doggie in leg warmers is too cute! Voted up.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on September 10, 2012:

Oh, I love Victorian style, and these are really lovely. Thank you for sharing this awesome pattern here. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on September 10, 2012:

Another great masterpiece from dame swallow!! lol I remember well the fingerless glove phase and craze . . .good to see the revival!! Crochet I used to do cushion covers and bits and pieces so will have to get some xmas pressies done for the girls in the family!! Great informative hub voted up +++ and shared my friend!!! :-)

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 10, 2012:

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing this great pattern.

Sasha Kim on September 10, 2012:

Beautiful pattern! They're so elegant looking ^_^ voting up and pinning!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks so much for reading Realhousewife. You and your girls might like the loom. You can make really thick and beautiful socks too. No crochet required. :P

ignugent17 on September 10, 2012:

Useful and beautiful . I would try to make it this winter if I can follow the instructions correctly. Sometimes I get lost in my counting.

Voted up and more!

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on September 10, 2012:

Tammy I would love to be able to make those gloves! I so wish I could learn to do this....it just seems really hard!

I love them and I bet my girls would look adorable in them! Super cute with a pair of cute jeans or a dress!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks Audrey! :)

Audrey Howitt from California on September 10, 2012:

Just beautiful!!!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks so much Wonder Wool! :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks so much Lord De Cross. I have some awesome followers. ;) Thanks so much for reading my girly hubs. You rock!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks for visiting Kat! :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks Susan. The sock loom is a great invention. It can be really helpful to those who don't have the time to learn how to crochet or knit. :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks RTalloni! :)

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

That is a great idea healthylife. I am not sure if this style would be great for lifting weights, but it would be worth a try. I love them because I am always cold. Thanks so much for reading!

Tammy (author) from North Carolina on September 10, 2012:

Thanks Billybuc. I do appreciate that. I still think that these gloves would look lovely on you. ;) Thanks for your wonderful support!

Priyanka Estambale from United States on September 10, 2012:

These are so beautiful :)

Joseph De Cross from New York on September 10, 2012:

Excellent second crochet hub in a roll. Some cool chicks from Chile love these ideas. Lol! Like Billy, just supporting you and behind your art. Nice fingerless globes!

kat_thurston on September 10, 2012:

this is cool I might try this pattern. thanks for sharing

Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on September 10, 2012:

This is sure an easy to follow pattern that I might have to try. The sock loom looks interesting and something I've never seen before.

Sharing, Pinning and voting.

RTalloni on September 10, 2012:

Thanks for this look at fingerless gloves and the patterns. I hope to try the crocheted style!

healthylife2 on September 10, 2012:

This one made me very curious so I had to read it. Great job explaining the technique. My grandmother taught me how to crochet so I could probably make them. The only time I use gloves without fingers is when I work out. If I wore these to the gym they would be quite the fashion statement. Voted up and shared!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 10, 2012:

You know why I'm here, and it isn't to learn new ways to crochet....although the gloves are pretty cool, my crocheting days are way, way behind me.

But my days of supporting you are here and will be for many moons to come.

Great job Tammy!