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Men’s Crocheted Fingerless Gloves

Posted on January 2, 2012

Now that Christmas is over, I can share my men’s fingerless gloves. I crocheted these for my dh out of wool. He saw my fingerless gloves and said he would like a pair so I whipped these up for him. I used one Patons Classic Wool skeins of yarn in the natural mix color. This yarn is a medium weight or ww yarn. Because of this, you can use my free pattern with any type of medium weight yarn for these gloves. You can be creative and use reclaimed yarn or even acrylic yarn if you’d like to crochet these fingerless gloves.

Here is a shot of the gloves being modeled. And another taken laying flat. Click on any of the photos to super size them.

Men’s Fingerless Glove Crochet Pattern

Patons Classic Wool – natural mix color. 210 yards or 192 m

F (3.75 mm) size crochet hook
G (4.25 mm) size crochet hook

Men’s Large/XL sized fingerless gloves
Measurements: 9-1/2 inches long, 3-3/4 inches wide at cuff & 4-1/4 inches across at palm.

Make 2 gloves as follows:
Using F hook for ribbing, leave a long tail and ch 15.

Row 1 (Cuff Ribbing)
Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea st down to the end. (14 Sc)

Row 2-34
Ch 1, turn. Working in BLO, Sc in ea st across.

The length of the ribbing cuff is nearly 4″. Adjust this should you need a smaller cuff by working a few less rows for a tighter cuff.

Leave yarn attached and just slip hook out of last st so you can weave closed the cuff.
Using the long tail from the beginning row, weave closed the cuff by joining row 1 to row 34.

Tip: I found it looks best if I work in the BLO of row 34 and both loops of the row 1 when I stitch the cuff closed. This keeps the appearance of the back loop raised stitching look for the cuff.

Rnd 1
Slip the F hook back into last st of row 34. Now working into both loops, Sc evenly along end sts of cuff. (Approx. 35 Sc) Don’t join at end of round but just continue working in the round without joining or turning as you work the body of the glove.

Rnd 2-16
Using G hook now, Sc in ea st of rnd.

Rnd 17 ( Thumb opening)
Ch 10, sk 6 sts, and Sc in ea st around back to the chain for the thumb.

Rnd 18-33
Sc around the chain for the thumb evenly (approx 10 sts) and Sc in ea remaining st of rnd.

Sc in ea st. On final rnd, end with Sc in ea st until the last 3 sts. Work Sl St in the last 3 sts and use tail to weave under to end with a smooth edge.

Tip: I worked the last several rounds very tightly so the finger opening was snugger on the gloves. Another suggestion would be to work a dec or two on the last few rounds if you desire a tightly finger opening.


Rnd 1
Attach yarn at right hand side of V corner of the thumb opening. Using the G hook, Sc evenly around the thumb opening. Don’t join or turn. (approx 19 sts)

Rnd 2-4
Sc in ea st evenly around thumb.

Check the fit of thumb to make sure it fits and adjust by working decreases on thumb if needed. If you need to make decrease – Work 1 Sc dec over the 2 sts at the V corner of the thumb opening on both sides. (2 dec’s on rnd)

Rnd 5-7
Sc in ea st tightly and end final rnd with a Sl St.
I did not need to work any decreases on the thumb I crocheted for this pair of gloves but I did crochet the last two rounds very tightly so my thumb fit was snug. The thumb fit was perfect for my husband who wears large to extra large gloves.

The thumb length for the gloves in this pattern was 1-1/2 inches long.

If you have any questions or find discrepancies in this pattern, please email me using contact tab above.

BLO – Back Loop Only
Ch – Chain
Dec – Decrease
Ea – Each
FO – Fasten Off
Sc – Single Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl St – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch

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23 Responses to “Men’s Crocheted Fingerless Gloves”

  1. Moonshadow
    Jan 03, 2012

    LOVE these! Sure wish blogs had LIKE buttons, sometimes I’m just too wore out to comment but would really like to let you know that I think your post is exceptional. A LIKE button could do that! So…



  2. Very nice and masculine. I like the simplicity of them, which makes them more agreeable with the masculine gender.

  3. sara
    Jan 10, 2012

    These are great. Found this on Crochetville and had to check out the pattern. I like the color you choice too.

  4. Anne
    Jan 17, 2012

    I like the color and the design. I will try to make also for my partner. I’ll follow your instructions. I hope i will get this right.

  5. Sharon
    Feb 11, 2012

    My friends who are snowmobile riders love these under their large winter mittens they use when riding. Often they need to slip mittens off to do something on the snowmachines, or eat, etc. But then their entire hands get cold. So these warm fingerless gloves work like magic for them. I make the arm area longer so they protect the wrist and up the arm under their parkas. Have a good demand for them in the fall. And the riders love that they can be machine washed and dried. I will use your pattern from now on and they will all appreciate it. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Lauren
    Sep 09, 2012

    Any chance you have a gauge for this pattern? I tend to crochet tightly and don’t want them to end up being toddler sized! πŸ˜‰

  7. Cindy
    Sep 10, 2012

    @Lauren – The main body of the gloves have a gauge of 4 sts across=1 inch; 5 rows=1 inch. The cuff is 5 sts across=1 inch. I crochet pretty tightly too so hopefully this will be about the right size for you.

  8. Nicolette
    Oct 02, 2012

    I am working this pattern right now for my dh. I crochet tightly and find a K hook is working okay for me. So far so good and I think he will like them. I stumbled upon your site via crochetpatterncentral.
    Thank you!

  9. Lynda M O
    Nov 09, 2012

    Thanks for the pattern. It looks to be a good one for simple yet warm and fashionable ‘glovies’. I wear these ‘glovies’ all year ’round here in the SF Bay Area where winter and Labor Day are our seasons it seems some years altho that is a Mediterranean winter I speak of. I am learning to knit with circular needles and hope someday to be able to recreate the ease of crochet with knitting. Not holding my breath however.

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  11. Tamara
    Nov 19, 2012

    Great pattern! So good to see a pair of fingerless gloves my husband would actually wear! I shared a link to the pattern on my blog this morning.

  12. CrochetMad
    Jan 02, 2013

    Thanks so much for this! Have been looking for some quick new projects to do in between revision for exams, my boyfriend loves the pair I made for him πŸ™‚ Now need to choose what colour to make for myself…

    BIG thumbs up!

  13. Lee
    Dec 22, 2013

    We keep the house cool during the day to save energy and so my husband wears his pair while working at the computer. They take a little while to complete due to the small stiches of the single crochet rows. I used Red Heart camo yarn and they are durable and wash well. I am working on a 2nd pair in a different camo variation. Nice pattern. Thanks

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  16. jancie
    Jan 24, 2014

    I am having a tough time with the cuff… it says it should be 4″ in length and mine is at about 6″ and I have to pull it tight to get it to fit on my wirst. I tend to crochet tight, so I suppose I am wondering if I measure the wrist I am making the gloves for, would that give me an idea of how long to make the cuff? Sorry for the confusion, I have only done beanies so far. πŸ™‚ thank you.

  17. Cindy
    Feb 05, 2014

    @Janice – My cuff length was 4 inches long. I sent you an email with more info and please email me back if I can help further.

  18. Diane Marie
    Dec 14, 2014

    LOVE these! I have made 3 pair so far for hubby and 2 grown sons, all of whom work indoors/outdoors, and still have 2 more pair to go before Christmas. I’m working the pattern exactly as written using Wool-Ease worsted weight (80% acrylic/20% wool) and size hooks specified, and they fit my average-sized guys perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing this free pattern. Merry Christmas!

  19. Cindy
    Dec 14, 2014

    @Diane — So glad you enjoyed the pattern and the fit was just right. Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

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  21. Cheryl
    Dec 19, 2016

    Thank you for this pattern. Was looking for a quick work up for our Postman. He is such a nice person. Last year I gave him some cologne. This year I wanted to do something different. And it just so happened to turn cold here in Louisiana, in the week of Christmas. I gave it to him early so he can be warm while delivering mail. I also crocheted a hat to go with the fingerless gloves. These gloves give him more mobility to work, and will keep him warm too. Yet still give a little breather too. Since our cold weather is not like most. We often get warm weather in the cold…if that makes any scence. Thanks again. So love these.

  22. Cindy
    Dec 20, 2016

    Cheryl – So glad you enjoyed the pattern and were able to give a nice handmade present to your Postman. Best wishes and Merry Christmas!

  23. Lorry Norton
    Dec 31, 2018

    I love this pattern! I’ve made one pair for my hubby already. I had him try them on periodically, to make sure they fit his hands. I’m working on another pair, but this time I’m using a chunky yarn. I should have adjusted the thumb opening. The chunky yarn made the opening too big. Next glove I will do better! πŸ™‚


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  3. […] used my simple men’s fingerless glove pattern to crochet these felted gloves. While the original pattern fits a man’s hand, these felted […]

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