Wear your heart on your sleeve with Hannah Cross’s cool embellished crochet mittens – for hardcore lovers of crochet only. The simple double crochet stitches on this free fingerless gloves crochet pattern form a solid base to work your cross stitch onto, while working into the back loop of some of the stitches creates fantastic a ribbed effect. If you need some help with the cross stitch parts on this free fingerless gloves crochet pattern, check out our how to add embroidery to crochet tutorial for some handy tips and tricks.
You will need
Cygnet Superwash DK (100% superwash merino wool, 50g/104m), or alternative DK yarn
- 2 balls of Raspberry (2151)
Small amount of Cream 4ply yarn for cross stitch
The fingerless crochet mitts will fit an average adult hand and are 33cm (13in) long but you can easily add or subtract to your start chain to make them a different size.
16dc and 20 rows to measure 10 x 10cm (4 x 4in) over double crochet using a 5mm hook.
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This fingerless gloves crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
Free fingerless gloves crochet pattern
Mitts (make 2)
Row 1 (RS) Dc in the second ch from the hook, and in each ch across, turn. [50 sts]
Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as stitch), 15dc in back loop only, 35dc, turn.
Row 3 Ch1, (does not count as stitch), 35dc, 15dc in back loop only, turn.
Rows 4-19 Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Row 20 As Row 2.
If you’rew enjoying this fingerless gloves crochet pattern, then you’ll be glad to hear that designer Hannah Cross has even more fabulous crochet mitten patterns for you to try! We love her Mystical mitts crochet pattern, as well as her Quick puff stitch mitts crochet pattern and the super-stylish Warm mustard mitts crochet pattern.
Row 21 Ch1 (does not count as stitch), 12dc, ch6, skip 6 sts, 17dc, 15dc in back loop only, turn.
Rows 22-37 Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
With WS together, join the last row to the foundation row with a dc through both layers in each stitch.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Lay the fingerless mitts flat with the back of the hand uppermost and the top of the mitten towards you.
Count 8 sts from the top of the mitten, and using tacking thread, mark out a rectangle which is 16 sts across by 4 rows deep for the right mitten (‘Love’) and 17 sts across by 4 rows deep for the left mitten (‘Hook’).
Cross stitch the words using 4ply yarn, a sharp needle and following the charts (right). On the charts, each square corresponds to one dc stitch on the mitten. Using cream yarn, make a cross stitch over each stitch marked on the chart. There are some stitches where you will need to squeeze a cross stitch into half a dc stitch vertically, and there are stitches on the corners of the letter ‘O’ where you will need to work one diagonal stitch across the whole dc stitch, and the other diagonal across half a dc stitch to meet the full-length diagonal.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this free fingerless gloves crochet pattern, don’t forget if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.