As much as I try to deny it, the cooler weather is here and winter is on the way. I’ve been wanting to design a new pair of crochet fingerless gloves for a while now, so I guess there’s no better time.
Fingerless gloves are my go-to these days as I find I’m constantly needing my phone to check email, respond to texts and deal with business matters. These gloves help to keep a large portion of your hand warm while giving your fingers a little more freedom.
Keep your hands cozy on a chilly day with these gloves. I’m calling this the “Elizabeth” fingerless glove pattern as this crochet pattern uses the Elizabeth stitch. You may remember that I created a stitch tutorial a couple of weeks ago showing you how to create this beautiful stitch – see the tutorial here.
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These crochet gloves are quick to make, taking only a 2 -3 hours to complete. They are the perfect accessory to complete any outfit. With the holidays on the way, they also make a thoughtful handmade gift to give to your friends and family.
This Easy Elizabeth Stitch Fingerless Gloves Crochet pattern is also quite adaptable – experiment with different yarns and colors.
Easy Elizabeth Fingerless Glove Crochet Pattern
NOTES: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology
SKILL LEVEL: EASY
- Hook: U.S. 4.5mm
- Light size 3 Weight Yarn (approx. 140 yards) – Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly used in photos
- Darning Needle & Scissors
- st = stitch
- ch = chain
- sl = slip stitch
- sc = single crochet
This crochet pattern is worked in two sections, the ribbed cuff and then secondly the hand portion. To finish it off, the sides are seamed together.
Elizabeth Stitch – see tutorial here
Insert your hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, back into the same stitch and pull up another loop, yarn over and pull through all four loops on the hook. ch 1.
FINISHED SIZE: 4” wide x 5.5” long
Ribbed Wrist Cuff
Chain 13 stitches.
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook, sc into each stitch until you reach the end of the row, turn.
Row 2: Ch1, sc into the back loop in each stitch across the row, turn. (see photo below for help finding the back loop).
Row 3 – 27: Repeat the steps in Row 2 (it should end up approx. 7” long)
Turn the ribbed cuff portion you've completed. You’ll now start crocheting along the long side of the section you just made.
Row 1: 1 sc into the end of each row from the cuff, turn.
Row 2: Ch3, 1 Elizabeth Stitch in every other stitch across the entire row, turn.
Row 3: Ch3, 1 Elizabeth Stitch in every other stitch across the entire row with the last stitch being worked under the turning chain, turn.
Rows 4 – 12: Repeat the steps in Row 3. If you would like the gloves longer, add additional rows.
Fold in half and stitch together using the whip stitch, leaving a space for your thumb to go through (for me that was about 2.75” up for the edge of the cuff, leaving about 1.75” for the hole above and then stitch up the last 1”).
For a more interesting look, add different colors of yarn as you work through the pattern.
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