Confessions of a Crocheter ~ Vintage Fingerless Gloves Pattern

Greetings my fellow 'craftaholics'!
Sadly I have a confession to make... I have become quite addicted to crocheting! I can't seem to put down my crochet hook for even a few hours! It's gotten so bad that when I'm not crocheting I'm searching the web for new crochet projects to try out, thinking and writing 
new patterns, or blogging about it! 
Crocheting might be terribly addictive but I have to say that it is ever so satisfying! :)
I made these fingerless gloves yesterday and I've got to say I love them almost as much as the other Fingerless Gloves I made!


Materials:
4.50mm Crochet Hook
8ply Yarn
Scissors
Tapestry/ Wool Needle

Optional
40 cm Ribbon

Instructions:
Taking your hook and wool make a Slip Knot then chain 30 Chain Stitches.  Join to first chain with a Slip Stitch, but be very careful not to twist the chain!


Row 1~ Chain 2 then Half Double Crochet in each chain all the way around. Join with slip stitch to the second chain of the last stitch. 
Row 2,3,4,5,6~  Chain up 2. Half double crochet in every stitch all the way around. Join with slip stitch to the second chain of the last stitch. 
{If you have larger hands you can easily make the palm/hand space longer by adding a few more rows.}

Row 7~  Chain up 2. Half double crochet in the next 9 stitches. Now it's time to make the hole for the thumb. Chain 4 then skip next 4 stitches. Half double crochet in the  remaining stitches. As always, join with a slip stitch to the second chain of the last stitch.

Row 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15~ Chain up 2. Half double crochet in every stitch all the way around. Join with slip stitch to the second chain of the last stitch.
Note~ If you would like your gloves to be longer, just simply add more rows!

Row 16~ Now turn your work so that the wrong side is now facing you. Chain 3 then double crochet into the first stitch. Slip stitch into the next stitch. Now it's time to have some fun making the edging! Start by yarning over, then insert your hook through the next stitch, yarn over again and pull back through the stitch. Now you have 3 loops on your crochet hook.

Now yarn over again and pull through 2 of those 3 loops on the hook. Now you have 2 loops left. Yarn over again and insert your hook into the SAME stitch. Yarn over and pull the loop back through the stitch. Now you have 4 loops. Yarn over and pull through all of them. 
Slip stitch in the next stitch. Continue to do this till you reach the end. Then fasten off!
Now if you want your gloves to look super cute, weave a thin piece of ribbon through the stitches near the bottom of the glove!

And you're done! I know it was quite a bit of work, but the end result is worth it!


I hope you all enjoyed that tutorial, if you have any questions, comment away!
If you did crochet a pair of these vintage gloves, please post a photo of your creation
onto my Facebook Page, I'd love to see it!
Have a great day crocheting!



46 comments:

  1. Is this a CAA Meeting? Hi, my name is Paula and I am a Crochet Addict too . . LOLOL

    I can remember when I started crocheting again . . during my teaching career I cross stitched . . .I sent hours online searching for and printing patterns . . talk about FUN TIMES!

    Now, I can crochet and surf the net/read bllgs/facebook, etc, all at the same time . . . well, I can't type and crochet but you get my drift! LOLOL

    Carry on, my fellow addict. See you at the next Crochet Addicts Annonymous meeting.

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    1. Haha oh Paula you really made me 'Laugh out Loud'!
      I love cross stitch too!... you know, at times I feel so sorry for all those unfortunate people who have never even so much as picked up a crochet hook! They really have no idea just how much they are missing out on lol
      Till next time! Xx

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  2. wow another fantastic pattern. Have pinned them so i can make them later on in the year as we head towards our winter.

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    1. Thank you! Glad you like them :) Xx

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  3. Hi Olivia! Sweet place you have here and I love your 'About' me. Lots of lovely posts. I am happy to stop by to visit with you and become a follower :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

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    1. Aw thank you! You really made my day! Xx

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  4. This is a nice pattern for my friend who was burned in accident and hands took bad brunt from it. She never could figure how to have her a hands warm , with gloves Thank you pretty too

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    1. I'm so glad I could help in some way :) Hope you have a lovely day! Xx

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  5. Dear Olivia, these are really nice :-) Thank you for the pattern you have made :-)
    Alena

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    1. Aw thank you!
      Hope you have a lovely day :)

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  6. I'm going to pin this and start my fall crocheting soon. Love these!

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    1. Yay! :) It's actually winter here in Australia where I live, so they've been perfect for the really cold and chilly days!
      Xx

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  7. Hi Olivia! I just made one for my left hand, and IT'S SOOOO CUTE! i love it so much! but since i'm only 13, i did 21 chains instead of 30 because i have a tiny wrist :) thank you for the lovely pattern!

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    1. That's great that you were able to make the right size for you! :D
      Glad you liked the pattern!
      Xx

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  8. Thank you for this pattern. It worked out lovely! I did do a slight difference though when I crocheted it.. I crocheted in the Back Loop Only for each half double crochet. It added more of a texture to it since my yarn was stripped. ;) Here is a photo on my website. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.484650798226229.113508.204591276232184&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=488423544515621&set=a.207439675947344.53712.204591276232184&type=1&theater

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    1. I love what you did with your gloves!!! :)
      I'll be sharing them on my facebook page, so keep your eyes open for them Xx

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  9. Love your fingerless gloves!!

    I too have a crocheting addiction and spend all my free time either crocheting, shopping for yarn or looking at patterns - isnt the internet wonderful!!!

    I have the fear of becomming my mother (who's addiction is knitting) and giving people more crochet items than they could ever want...lol.

    Robin

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    1. Hahaha ohh you just made me laugh so hard! :)
      I know the feeling, I'm always making things for my friends and family with crochet. And when I'm not doing that I'm hoarding yarn!
      Aw I'm glad you love them! You've just made my day!
      Xx

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  10. OHOH My hands freeze, I am so going to try this today :)

    Blessings,Renee

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  11. When you do the edging, does it matter what stitch you attach your yarn to make the first stitch? Please let me know! Thanks. Super cute!

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    1. No, it doesn't really matter :)

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    2. Thanks! A couple more things... do you go through two loops in the edging? It seems like there is only one, unless you borrow a loop from the round above. Also, I assume you Chain 3 then double crochet into the first stitch. Slip stitch into the next stitch. only at the beginning of the edging, right? Thanks again! Love the gloves!

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    3. No, you crochet the 'bobble' into the same stitch, not into 2 stitches :)
      Yes, that's right!
      Hope you have a great day!

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  12. Addict...check.

    Fingerless glove lover...check.

    Obsessed! =)

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  13. I am allergic to wool will they work with cotton too?

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  14. hi this mittens are beautiful and easy :-) so I will try to do it :-) regards

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  15. Thank you for all the lovely free tutorials Olivia :-)

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  16. Ditto...crochet addict, fingerless glove lover. Always looking for new patterns. I have a rare eczema condition on my hands and these gloves cover a lot. I have never worn a pair without getting "cute" comments all around. Now my friends are used to seeing them on me in any weather and just don't even question it. Thanks for the freebie! And thanks for your hard work too.

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    1. That must be quite tough, but I'm so glad you found something that helps and works for you! I've had eczema since I was a toddler, but thankfully it's only very mild.
      Fingerless gloves are super cute!
      Hope you have a great day,
      Xx

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  17. Would you know of an easy to understand pattern that shows how to make the 'fingerless gloves' with slight finger holes? That way the fingers still stick out for texting but also kept warm? My sister-in-law would like me to try and make these but not sure how to add the finger holes. Thank you!

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  18. Ooo WOW so cute... I Love it. Kisses from Brazil.
    Renata

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  19. Anyone who says they are bored have only to look in the mirror. Pick up a needle or a crochet hook and get busy. You'll never be bored again.

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  20. Omg! These are so adorable! I have been having such a hard time finding cute finger-less gloves to crochet that are cute and not super bulky :D Love it <3<3

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  21. Hi Olivia. LOVE this pattern. Im also a crochet addict..... Can't help myself. My husband kinda gets mad at me because I rather spend more time crocheting then talking to him lol OPPS ... Anyways I think this is the best fingerless glove pattern I have found so far... Thank you every much

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  22. Hi Olivia, Thank you for the pattern :) I am making these as a gift they are go well with the scarf I made. I am a bit confused by the pattern. When you say 'Join with slip stitch to the second chain of the last stitch.' Do you mean slip stitch into the second chain of the chain 2?

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    1. Hi Sophie,
      Yes that is correct!... "Slip stitch into the second chain of the chain 2". Sorry if you were confused! This is one of my very first patterns, so I was still learning how to write them, whoopsy!
      Olivia Xx

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    2. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I am learning too :)

      Next question - After I have slip stitched into the second chain of the chain 2, and then chain 2 to start the next row -> There seems to be a gap/space under that second chain of the chain 2. Do I start my first half double crochet into that space or skip the gap/space and go into the top of the first half double crochet from the row below?

      Sorry if it's complicated my explanation. I am just trying to figure out how you got that nice diagonal seam going across. I have had to pull apart my glove once already because it didn't look like your photo.

      Not giving up!
      Sophie :)

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    3. I'm having the same problem with the spacing, also had to pull apart my glove :(

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  23. I just started crocheting, and I really wanted to make fingerless gloves, but mine somehow came out very boxy.. Is there any way I can make them look more natural?

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  24. Margreet Frieling13 January 2014 at 01:35

    Hi Olivia, Happy New Year! Thanks heaps for the lovely pattern. It's my first attempt crocheting and I'm loving it. I've got the same problem as Sophia Cambers (25 Nov). I end up with these gaps under that second chain. Should I start crocheting the first stitch (after the chain 2) into there? I have also tried slip stitching into the hole that appears next to the chain 2 stitches. Still haven't managed to get that nice diagonal seam. Hope this makes sense. Would be great if you could help. - Margreet

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  27. Thank you, Olivia, for this pattern. I had to adjust the number of stitches for my hand and because I didn't have the right size of hook. I made one pair and then a second with a modified pattern for wearing at the drive-up I work in. :)

    I have one question: a co-worker and a customer have asked me if I would sell them. Is your pattern under copyright, or am I allowed to sell my mitts?

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    1. Hello Anne,
      You are very welcome to sell any finished items made from my patterns. I just ask that if you are selling them online (Etsy,Ebay) that you give my blog credit in the items description.
      Have a lovely day,
      Olivia

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