Free Crochet Pattern: Vintage Style Fingerless Gloves
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The sock loom comes with instructions for to make many items including fingerless gloves, socks, leg warmers, and even dog leg warmers.