These are probably the easiest fingerless glove patterns ever. Using stretchy yarn to conform to the shape of your hand, the gloves are simply a crochet tube with a closed section for a thumb hole.
You will be able to whip these up really quickly and not have trouble getting both to be the same size. The challenge with crocheting socks or gloves is having both to be the same size.
This project works in a continuous revolution instead of slip stitching to see obvious starting and stopping in rows.
1 Ball of Red Heart Curly Q Yarn to make 1 pair. I recommend buying 2 balls just in case you would like to make the wrist area longer. If you cannot find this yarn locally, you can find it easily on RedHeart.com. There are 9 different colours of this yarn to choose.
Size J Hook or 6.0 mm Crochet Hook.
- When using Curly Q, the yarn has a significant stretch factor. When crocheting, don’t force the yarn to stretch. Just use the yarn as normal and allow the project absorb the yarn it needs.
- The most difficult aspect of this project is seeing the stitches when stitching into the chain. Once you get beyond that point the stitches are pretty obvious.
- Chain 23 and Slip Stitch to form a ring.
- CH 2, and DC into each stitch around the ring. (24 Stitches) Do not slip stitch at the end.
- Create the Ribbing of the cuff. Stat first stitch with *Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC) and next stitch is Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC). Repeat from * all the way around.
- Match the FPDC and BPDC with the stitches in the row underneath to keep the ribbing effect going. FPDC and BPDC all the way around.
- Repeat Line 4.
- DC into each stitch. Complete 11 revolutions of this.
- Put on a glove and move the open stitch between the thumb and finger gap. Reach through your thumb and finger with a crochet hook to determine the opposite side closing stitch to lock in the thumb hole size. Mark the stitch or hold onto it as you slide the glove off. DC into the opposite side stitch, and then DC into the same stitch you were on. Place 2 DC into each stitch going around the thumb hole. When you get to the other side where you had reached across, this time DC twice by double crocheting into the current stitch and reaching across to the starting stitch. This will secure the thumb gap into the position from both sides of the thumb. Then 1 DC into each stitch going back to where you started the round.
- 1 DC into each stitch going around the finger part only.
- Finalize with 2 Single Crochet in a row, then 3 Slip Stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.
- Fasten on at the cuff and Single Crochet around. Fasten off and weave in ends.
by Michael Sellick, ©2012 The Crochet Crowd
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Comments on “Crochet Stretchy Fingerless Gloves Pattern + Tutorial”
Red Heart Curly Q yarn has been discontinued. I haven’t been able to find it anywhere. Do you have a suggestion for a substitute yarn? I loved the fact that it stretched. This article is dated September 28, 2020, so they must have discontinued it recently. Red Heart doesn’t have their own website anymore. It goes right to Yarnspirations.
Yes, Red Heart merged with Yarnspirations almost a year ago I think it was, I didn’t realize the Curly Q was gone! You can substitute with super bulky yarn (5-6 weight)
Oh Mikey, thank you so much!!!! I have been needing some of these due to nerve damage in my left hand. It hates to be cold. No one has made any for me yet, so daggumit, I am going to make them for myself now. You have made my day and winter. My hand will be so happy this year.
No blue button.
No blue button but pattern is on the page
No blue button
is there a diagrammed pattern available?
sorry, there is not a diagrammed pattern for this pattern at this time.
Curly Q is discontinued what would you use for a substitute ?
Bang on Mikey! It’s good to see young people carrying on the art of crochet.
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