How to Crochet Fingerless Gloves

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Move over Michael Jackson, fingerless glove fashion is back, and it's been taken to a whole new level of sophistication. Often called wristwarmers, wristlets, gauntlets or tea gloves, crocheted fingerless gloves can match every outfit, mood and style. From evening gloves to chunky boho hip and biker chic, crocheted fingerless gloves will keep your hands warm while always leaving your fingers ready for action.

Things You'll Need

  • One skein of yarn that has a bit of give to it (3 oz.)
  • J (6 mm) crochet hook
  • H (5 mm) crochet hook

Making the Gloves

Chain 37 stitches. Working in the back of the chain stitches, slip stitch into the second chain from the hook, and slip stitch in each stitch across to make 36 slip stitches.

Work in back loops of the slip stitches. Chain one, and slip stitch into the first chain from the hook, then chain one, and slip stitch into the next stitch all the way across. Turn.

Work only in the back loops. Chain one. Slip stitch into the next stitch, then skip the chain one space. Repeat, making one slip stitch then skipping the chain one space all the way across. Turn. Repeat the previous row and this row until the width of the rectangle that you have made measures about 2 inches less than the circumference of your hand at the knuckle area. Do not finish off.

Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise, and join the edges by inserting your hook into the end loops of both sides. Slip stitch, then chain one. Repeat this seven times. Then make one slip stitch, skip five stitches, then make another slip stitch, and chain one, slip stitch, and chain one all the way across. Do not fasten off.

Finish with Edging

For the wrist edging, use a smaller hook. Single crochet in each stitch around the wrist end, and join with a slip stitch.

To add a picot edge, make one slip stitch and then chain three, slip stitch in the third chain from the hook, and slip stitch in next two stitches. Repeat from chain three all the way around, then fasten off.

Using the smaller hook, join the yarn at the hand edge with a single crochet, skip the end of the next row, and single crochet in the end of the following row. Repeat, making one single crochet, and then skipping one row until the end. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet, and fasten off.

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