After struggling to find patterns for mens fingerless gloves that weren’t plain and boring (bad times when all the men in your family want you to make some for them!) I wrote up this one myself. It uses a combination of single crochet and bean/elizabeth stitches which add a nice texture and pattern layer without being too pretty.
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This post covers the men’s size, the downloadable PDF covering both men’s and women’s can be found on Ravelry and Etsy below. There are some free women’s sized fingerless gloves/mittens patterns you can check out on the blog too, using a Herringbone stitch or a Lemon Peel stitch.
Men’s Fingerless Gloves
- <100g of an Aran/Worsted weight yarn
- 4.5mm hook
- Scissors and needle for finishing
For the yarn I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Black, the teal images shown were done with WI Soft & Smooth from Hobbycraft.
Concentration level – Easy to medium, keep a track of stitch counts for the increases.
Abbreviations and conversions
|Single Crochet Back Loop Only (SCBL)||Double Crochet Back Loop Only (SCBL)|
|Single Crochet (SC)||Double Crochet (DC)|
|Bean Stitch (BS)||Bean Stitch (BS)|
|Slip Stitch (SS)|
1. CH13, SC in 2ndCH from hook. Continue working SC until the end of the chain (12)
2. CH2, SCBL in each SCuntil the end (12)
Repeat step 2 for a further 33 rows, totalling 35 rows of a ribbed SC.
Join back to the starting chain by slip stitching into each of the 12 starting chains to form the cuffthat will sit around your wrist. If you’ve joined on the outside, then turn the cuff inside out to hide the seam.
We will continue working from here to start the next stage.
Row 1 – CH1, work a row of SC around the cuff, ending with an evenly spaced (36) stitches. SS to join.
Row 2 – CH1, work 1 SC into every stitch around, SS to join (36)
Row 3 – CH1, work 2 SC into the first stitch, 1 SC for the rest of the row, ending with 2 SC in the final stitch, SS to join (38)
Row 4 – CH1, work 2 SC into the first stitch, 1 SC in the next 8, 2 SC in the next, 1 SC in the next 16, 2 SC in the next, continue with 1SC and finish with 2 SC in the last stitch, SS to join (42)
Row 5 – CH1, work 1 SC into every stitch around, finish with 2 SC in the last stitch, SS to join (43)
Row 6 – CH2, skip the first stitch and work 1 Bean stitch into the next. CH1, skip a stitch and work 1 Bean stitch into the next. Repeat this for the row, SS to join (44 stitches / 22 clusters)
Repeat Row 6 for 2 more rows, Rows 7 and 8 – totalling 3 rows of the Bean stitch at the same stitch count.
Row 9 – CH1, work 1 SC into every stitch around, SS to join (44)
Repeat Row 9 for 2 more rows, Rows 10 and 11 – totalling 3 rows of SC.
Row 12 – SS across 6 stitches. CH2, and work the Bean stitch for 32 stitches 16 clusters. SS across to the first stitch of this row, skipping 12 stitches from the previous row to form a space for the thumb (32).
Row 13 – CH2 and work the Bean stitch for the row (32)
Row 14 – Repeat row 13, totalling 3 rows of Bean stitch at the same stitch count.
Row 15 – CH1, work 1 SC into every stitch around, SS to join (32)
Repeat Row 15 for 2 more rows, Rows 16 and 17 – totalling 3 rows of SC at the same stitch count.
SS to close and weave in ends. Repeat all steps for the 2nd hand!
Give it a go and tag me over on Instagram (@burgundyandblush) or Pin the mens fingerless gloves pattern for later!