Criss Cross Fingerless Gloves

After receiving some requests for fingerless gloves that match the rest of the patterns in my criss cross stitch series, they’re finally here! My ever-growing to-do list is a little daunting some days, but these gloves were very fun to work up, not to mention pretty fast too!

The Criss Cross Fingerless Gloves have the same beautiful texture and stitch pattern as the other criss cross stitch patterns I’ve published recently, so if you have worked up another one of these patterns, these fingerless gloves will be just as easy!

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Materials:
  • Worsted weight yarn – You can use any worsted-weight yarn for this project. I used Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Polo Stripe. I found that the Red Heart Super Saver yarn is a bit of a “heavier” worsted-weight yarn. If you are substituting with another worsted-weight yarn, try to pick one comparable. If you go with a “lighter” worsted-weight (like Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Soft, and similar), you may also need to go up a hook size so the gloves are the correct size.
  • 5 mm crochet hook (I crochet a little on the tighter side and I used a 5mm hook. If you crochet loosely, it might be a good idea to go down to a 4.5 or 4mm hook so your gloves aren’t too big).
  • Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
Stitches Used:
  • Ch – chain
  • Sl St – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • FPSC – front post single crochet
  • Criss Cross Stitch – Skip a stitch, DC in next stitch, DC in skipped stitch.
Gauge
  • 8 rows of ribbing = approx. 2” long
  • 8 SC = 2”
Important Notes:
  • Always start the first stitch of the round in the same space as the chain 1.
  • Chain stitches at the start of each round do not count towards stitch count.
  • This pattern is worked in joining rounds. When you finish the stitches of one round, you will be joining to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch, chaining 1 (or 2) and then starting the next round of the pattern, starting in same stitch as chain.
  • I crochet on the tighter side. Depending on your tension you may need to go up or down a hook size to get the correct size. Check the gauge of the pattern. If you are unsure about size, you can start with crocheting some of the ribbing and then measure it to check that your gauge is similar to the one listed above.  
  • As mentioned above, if you substitute for a “lighter” worsted-weight yarn, you might need to go up a hook size and/or add extra rows on the ribbing or the body of the glove to have it fit the way you like.
  • When the ribbing is finished, it will measure approximately 6.25” long, which will fit wrists 6-7” around.  You can add rows to the ribbing to get a bigger/smaller size, however, make sure that the number of rows on the ribbing is even (for the criss cross stitches to work). Note that your stitch counts on the body of the glove will be different than listed below if you make changes to the number of ribbing rows.
  • When the fingerless glove is complete, it will measure about 7” from bottom to top.
  • I have a photo tutorial section at the end of the pattern to help with the instructions and stitches. I hope you find the step by step photos helpful!

The Pattern

Fingerless Glove Wrist (ribbed band):

Chain 11

Row 1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Chain 1, turn. (10)

Row 2: SC in back loops only across. Chain 1, turn. (10)

Rows 3-28: Repeat row 2. (10)

Fold ribbing in half and join ends with a slip stitch. Then slip stitch in each stitch across. When you get to the end, flip the ribbing so the inside of it is now on the outside. The outside will be the “right side” of the glove. Now, making sure the loop where you left off is at the top of the ribbing, chain 1 and start the instructions below for the rest of the glove.  Your first SC stitch will be in the same stitch as the chain 1. (See photo tutorial below)

Now continue below with the instructions for the right or left hand.

Fingerless Glove Body (Right Hand):

Round 1: SC in first stitch (same stitch as chain 1) and in each stitch around. These stitches are worked along the end of each row from the ribbed band. (One SC will be going at the end of each ribbing row). Join with a sl st to first stitch, chain 2. (28)

Round 2: FPSC in each stitch around. Make sure you go around each of the stitches from the previous round, even the last one that is hard to get into sometimes. Join with a sl st to first FPSC. Then sl st back to the first SC of the previous round (see photo tutorial). This is so your next round is not worked in the post stitches. Chain 1. (28) 

Round 3: SC in each stitch around. Make sure you are not working in the post stitches. Your SC stitches should be going into the round before the FPSC round (these are the stitches behind the FPSC stitches). Join, chain 2. (28)

Round 4: Work criss-cross DC stitches around: Skip first stitch, DC in next stitch. Go back and DC in skipped stitch (see photo tutorial below). Continue around. Join, chain 1.  (28 DC stitches)

Round 5: SC in each stitch around. Join, chain 1.  (28)

Round 6: FPSC in each stitch around. Make sure you go around each of the stitches from the previous round, even the last one that is hard to get into sometimes. Join with a sl st to first FPSC. Then sl st back to the first SC of the previous round so your next round is not worked in the post stitches. Chain 1. (28)

Round 7: SC in each stitch around. Make sure you are not working in the post stitches. Your SC stitches should be going into the round before the FPSC round (these are the stitches behind the FPSC stitches). Join, chain 2. (28)

Round 8: Criss-cross DC stitches in the first 18 stitches (9 Criss Crosses), chain 6, skip next 4 stitches. Continue Criss Cross stitches in the last 6 stitches (3 Criss Crosses). Join, chain 1. (24 DC stitches + 6 Chain stitches =  30 stitches total)

Round 9: SC in each stitch around, including in top of each of the 6 chain stitches. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 10: FPSC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to first FPSC and then slip stitch back to first SC stitch of the previous round (so your next round is not worked in the post stitches). Chain 1.  (30)

Round 11: SC in each stitch around (working in stitches behind the post stitches). Join, chain 2. (30)

Round 12: Criss-cross DC stitches around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 13: SC in each stitch around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 14: FPSC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to first FPSC and then slip stitch back to first SC stitch of the previous round (so your next round is not worked in the post stitches). Chain 1.  (30)

Round 15: SC in each stitch around (working in stitches behind the post stitches). Join, chain 2. (30)

Round 16: Criss-cross DC stitches around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 17: SC in each stitch around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Fasten off, weave in ends, and you’re all done with the right fingerless glove!

To make the fingerless glove for the left hand, start with the wrist (ribbed band) instructions above before starting the glove body instructions below.

Fingerless Glove Body (Left Hand):

Round 1: SC in first stitch (same stitch as chain 1) and in each stitch around. These stitches are worked along the end of each row from the ribbed band. (One SC will be going at the end of each ribbing row). Join with a sl st to first stitch, chain 2. (28)

Round 2: FPSC in each stitch around. Make sure you go around each of the stitches from the previous round, even the last one that is hard to get into sometimes. Join with a sl st to first FPSC. Then sl st back to the first SC of the previous round (see photo tutorial). This is so your next round is not worked in the post stitches. Chain 1. (28)

Round 3: SC in each stitch around. Make sure you are not working in the post stitches. Your SC stitches should be going into the round before the FPSC round (these are the stitches behind the FPSC stitches). Join, chain 2. (28)

Round 4: Work criss-cross DC stitches around: Skip first stitch, DC in next stitch. Go back and DC in skipped stitch (see photo tutorial below). Continue around. Join, chain 1.  (28 DC stitches)

Round 5: SC in each stitch around. Join, chain 1.  (28)

Round 6: FPSC in each stitch around. Make sure you go around each of the stitches from the previous round, even the last one that is hard to get into sometimes. Join with a sl st to first FPSC. Then sl st back to the first SC of the previous round so your next round is not worked in the post stitches. Chain 1. (28)

Round 7: SC in each stitch around. Make sure you are not working in the post stitches. Your SC stitches should be going into the round before the FPSC round (these are the stitches behind the FPSC stitches). Join, chain 2. (28)

Round 8: Criss-cross DC stitches in the first 6 stitches (3 Criss Crosses), chain 6, skip next 4 stitches. Continue Criss Cross Stitches in the last 18 stitches (9 Criss Crosses). Join, chain 1. (24 DC stitches + 6 Chain stitches =  30 stitches total)

Round 9: SC in each stitch around, including in top of each of the 6 chain stitches. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 10: FPSC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to first FPSC and then slip stitch back to first SC stitch of the previous round (so your next round is not worked in the post stitches). Chain 1.  (30)

Round 11: SC in each stitch around (working in stitches behind the post stitches). Join, chain 2. (30)

Round 12: Criss-cross DC stitches around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 13: SC in each stitch around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 14: FPSC in each stitch around. Slip stitch to first FPSC and then slip stitch back to first SC stitch of the previous round (so your next round is not worked in the post stitches). Chain 1.  (30)

Round 15: SC in each stitch around (working in stitches behind the post stitches). Join, chain 2. (30)

Round 16: Criss-cross DC stitches around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Round 17: SC in each stitch around. Join, chain 1. (30)

Fasten off, weave in ends, and you’re all done!

Photo Tutorial

In this section, you will find all of the step by step “how to” photos to help you with this pattern.


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1 Comment

  1. Lisa Work says:

    Wow! These are great. First time I’ve ever wanted to make fingerless gloves!

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