Chunky Fingerless Gloves
Chunky Fingerless Gloves
Chunky Fingerless Gloves

level 2: beginner with experience


hook size 5 mm


Scheepjeswol Invicta Extra
1 ball of each: #1357 #1314


the gloves are about 20 cm/ 8 inches long and have a diameter of 20 cm/ 8 inches


stitches used: chain, slip stitch, US single crochet, US double crochet

Chunky Fingerless Gloves

Quick and easy fingerless gloves that will keep your hands and wrists nice and warm this Winter – and they are great for gifts too!
This pattern works in the round is based on a stitch count of 10. For these chunky fingerless gloves, casting on 40 stitches gave me a little loose but comfy glove, however you might want to add or loose 10 stitches for a better fit. For a more delicate version of these gloves, have a look here for the pattern. For the Hebrew version of this pattern, please click here with many thanks to Stephanie Harari from the Loolaot blog and site.

Snelle en makkelijke vingerloze handschoenen die jouw handen en polsen lekker warm houden deze winter – en ze zijn ook erg leuk om cadeau te geven! Dit patroon haak je in het rond en het is gebaseerd op een telling van clusters van 10 steken. Bij 40 steken past de handschoen mij lekker ruim, maar het kan zijn dat voor jou 10 steken meer of minder prettiger past. Voor een fijnere, minder grove, versie van deze handschoenen, kijk hier voor het patroon.

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Let’s get started!

US + UK start. With double thread, one white and one grey, chain 40 and join into a ring with slip stitch in first chain. Make sure not to twist the chain when you join.
NL start. Met dubbele draad, een grijze en een witte, haak een ketting van 40 lossen en sluit tot een ring met een halve vaste in de eerste losse. Zorg ervoor dat de ketting niet gedraaid is wanneer je sluit.

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US row 1. *in the first chain: single crochet. Chain 1, skip one, 1 single crochet in the next. skip 3 stitches. In the next stitch make 3 double crochet, 1 chain, 3 double crochet. skip 3 stitches*. Repeat between * all around. Join with slip stitch in first single crochet.
UK row 1. *in the first chain: double crochet. Chain 1, skip one, 1 double crochet in the next. skip 3 stitches. In the next stitch make 3 treble crochet, 1 chain, 3 treble crochet. skip 3 stitches*. Repeat between * all around. Join with slip stitch in first double crochet.
NL toer 1. *in de eerste losse: 1 vaste. Haak een losse, een steek overslaan, 1 vaste in de volgende losse. sla 3 steken over, maak in de volgende steek 3 stokjes, losse, 3 stokjes. sla 3 steken over*. Herhaal tussen * rondom. Sluit met een halve vaste in de eerste vaste.

US row 2. in the chain 1 loop of row 1: 1 single crochet, chain 3, 1 half double crochet. *chain 3, 1 single crochet in the chain gap on top of the ‘shell’, chain 3, in the next chain 1 loop: 1 half double crochet, chain 1, 1 half double crochet *. Repeat between * all around. End with chain 3, join with slip stitch in the second begin chain.
UK row 2. in the chain 1 loop of row 1: 1 double crochet, chain 3, 1 half treble crochet. *chain 3, 1 double crochet in the chain gap on top of the ‘shell’, chain 3, in the next chain 1 loop: 1 half treble crochet, chain 1, 1 half treble crochet *. Repeat between * all around. End with chain 3, join with slip stitch in the second begin chain.
NL toer 2. in de opening van 1 losse van toer 1: vaste, 3 lossen, half stokje. *3 lossen, 1 vaste in de opening van de losse halverwege de ‘schelp’, 3 lossen, in de volgende lus van 1 losse: half stokje, losse, half stokje*. Herhaal tussen * rondom. Eindig met 3 lossen en sluit met een halve vaste in de tweede beginlosse.

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US row 3. in the gap between the half double crochet stitches of row 2: 1 single crochet, chain 4, 3 double crochet. *single crochet just before the single crochet of row 2, chain 1, single crochet just after the single crochet of row 2. In the next gap between the half double crochet stitches: 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet*. Repeat between * all around. End with 2 double crochet in the first gap, join with slip stitch in 3rd begin chain.
UK row 3. in the gap between the half treble crochet stitches of row 2: 1 double crochet, chain 4, 3 treble crochet. *double crochet just before the double crochet of row 2, chain 1, double crochet just after the double crochet of row 2. In the next gap between the half treble crochet stitches: 3 treble crochet, chain 1, 3 treble crochet*. Repeat between * all around. End with 2 treble crochet in the first gap, join with slip stitch in 3rd begin chain.
NL toer 3. in de opening tussen de halve stokjes van toer 2: 1 vaste, 4 lossen, 3 stokjes. *1 vaste net vóór de vaste van toer 2, 1 losse, 1 vaste net áchter de vaste van toer 2. In de volgende opening tussen de halve stokjes: 3 stokjes, 1 losse, 3 stokjes*. Herhaal tussen * rondom. Eindig met 2 stokjes in de eerste opening, sluit met een halve vaste in de derde beginlosse.

US row 4. *single crochet in the gap on the top of the shell, chain 3, in the next chain gap: half double crochet, chain, half double crochet, chain 3*. Repeat between * all around. End with chain 3 and join with slip stitch in the first single crochet.
UK row 4. *double crochet in the gap on the top of the shell, chain 3, in the next chain gap: half treble crochet, chain, half treble crochet, chain 3*. Repeat between * all around. End with chain 3 and join with slip stitch in the first double crochet.
NL toer 4. *vaste in de opening halverwege de schelp, 3 lossen, in de volgende opening van 1 losse: half stokje, losse, half stokje, 3 lossen*. Herhaal tussen * rondom. Eindig met 3 lossen en sluit met een halve vaste in de eerste vaste.

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US row 5. chain 2, single crochet in the loop of chain 3 of row 4. *in the next gap between the half double crochet stitches of row 4: 3 double crochet, chain, 3 double crochet. Single crochet just before the single crochet of row 4, chain 1, single crochet just after the single crochet of row 4*. Repeat between * all around. End with 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet and join with slip stitch in the first chain.
UK row 5. chain 2, double crochet in the loop of chain 3 of row 4. *in the next gap between the half treble crochet stitches of row 4: 3 treble crochet, chain, 3 treble crochet. Double crochet just before the double crochet of row 4, chain 1, double crochet just after the double crochet of row 4*. Repeat between * all around. End with 3 treble crochet, chain 1, 3 treble crochet and join with slip stitch in the first chain.
NL toer 5. 2 lossen, een vaste in de opening van 3 lossen van toer 4. *in de volgende opening tussen de halve stokjes van toer 4: 3 stokjes, een losse, 3 stokjes. 1 vaste net voor de vaste van toer 4, 1 losse, 1 vaste net achter de vaste van toer 4*. Herhaal tussen * rondom. Sluit met een halve vaste in de eerste losse.

US + UK continue. Repeat rows 2 to 5 until you’ve finished row 13, which equals 7 rows of shell stitches. As of row 14 you will be working back and forth instead of in the round, to create a gap for your thumb. That’s why they are referred to as the ‘thumb rows’.
NL vervolg. Herhaal toer 2 t/m 5 totdat je toer 13 gehaakt hebt, wat betekent dat je in totaal 7 toeren schelpen hebt. Beginnend met toer 14 haak je heen en terug in plaats van in het rond, om een gat voor je duim te maken. Deze ‘duim toeren’ hebben een eigen nummering.

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US thumb start + row 1. single crochet in the chain loop like you’re used to do in row 2. Chain 3, now turn your work so you are facing the inside of the glove. 1 half double crochet in the chain 1 loop, chain 3, single crochet on top of the shell etc. exactly like row 2. End in the chain 1 loop where you started this row with: half double crochet, chain 1, half double crochet. Don’t close this row.
UK thumb start + row 1. double crochet in the chain loop like you’re used to do in row 2. Chain 3, now turn your work so you are facing the inside of the glove. 1 half treble crochet in the chain 1 loop, chain 3, double crochet on top of the shell etc. exactly like row 2. End in the chain 1 loop where you started this row with: half treble crochet, chain 1, half treble crochet. Don’t close this row.
NL duim start + toer 1. vaste in de lus van 1 losse zoals je gewend bent te doen in toer 2. 3 lossen en draai je werk zodat je tegen de binnenkant van de handschoen aankijkt. 1 half stokje in de lus van 1 losse, 3 lossen, vaste in de top van de schelp etc. precies zoals je deed in row 2. Eindig in de lus van 1 losse waar je begonnen bent met: half stokje, losse, half stokje. Sluit deze toer niet.

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US thumb row 2. Chain 3, turn your work so you are facing the outside of the glove. In the chain 1 loop of thumb row 1: 3 double crochet. Continue with a repeat of what’s in between * and * in row 3. End in the last chain 1 loop with 3 double crochet, chain 1, double crochet. Don’t close this row.
UK thumb row 2. Chain 3, turn your work so you are facing the outside of the glove. In the chain 1 loop of thumb row 1: 3 treble crochet. Continue with a repeat of what’s in between * and * in row 3. End in the last chain 1 loop with 3 treble crochet, chain 1, treble crochet. Don’t close this row.
NL duim toer 2. 3 lossen, draai je werk zodat je tegen de buitenkant van de handschoen aankijkt. In de lus van 1 losse van duim toer 1: 3 stokjes. Ga verder met het herhaal-patroon uit toer 3 tussen * en *. Eindig in de laatste lus van 1 losse met 3 stokjes, 1 losse, 1 stokje. Sluit deze toer niet.

US thumb row 3. chain 2, turn your work so you are facing the inside of the glove. Single crochet in the chain 1 loop of thumb row 2. Chain 3, in the next chain 1 loop of thumb row 2: half double crochet, chain 1, half double crochet. Chain 3 and continue with a repeat of what’s in between * and * in row 4. End in the last loop of chain 1 with single crochet. Don’t close this row.
UK thumb row 3. chain 2, turn your work so you are facing the inside of the glove. Double crochet in the chain 1 loop of thumb row 2. Chain 3, in the next chain 1 loop of thumb row 2: half treble crochet, chain 1, half treble crochet. Chain 3 and continue with a repeat of what’s in between * and * in row 4. End in the last loop of chain 1 with double crochet. Don’t close this row.
NL duim toer 3. 2 lossen, draai je werk zodat je tegen de binnenkant van de handschoen aankijkt. Vaste in de lus van 1 losse van duim toer 2. 3 lossen, in de volgende lus van 1 losse van duim toer 2: half stokje, 1 losse, half stokje. 3 lossen en vervolg het herhaal-patroon van toer 4 tussen *. Eindig in de laatste lus van 1 losse met een vaste. Sluit deze toer niet.

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US thumb row 4. Chain 2, turn your work so you’re facing the outside of the glove. Single crochet in the chain 3 loop of thumb row 3. Continue with the pattern according from * to * in row 5. End with single crochet in the last chain 3 loop, chain 1, single crochet in the single crochet of thumb row 3. Don’t close this row.
UK thumb row 4. Chain 2, turn your work so you’re facing the outside of the glove. Double crochet in the chain 3 loop of thumb row 3. Continue with the pattern according from * to * in row 5. End with double crochet in the last chain 3 loop, chain 1, double crochet in the double crochet of thumb row 3. Don’t close this row.
NL duim toer 4. 2 lossen, draai je werk zodat je tegen de buitenkant van de handschoen aankijkt. Vaste in de lus van 3 lossen van duim toer 3. Vervolg het herhaal-patroon tussen * in toer 5. Eindig met een vaste in de laatste lus van 3 lossen, 1 losse, 1 vaste in de vaste van duim toer 3. Sluit deze toer niet.

US thumb row 5. Chain 3, turn your work so you’re facing the inside of the glove. Half double crochet in the chain 1 loop of thumb row 4. Chain 3, continue with the repeat from * to * in row 4. End with half double crochet, chain 1, half double crochet. Don’t close this row.
UK thumb row 5. Chain 3, turn your work so you’re facing the inside of the glove. Half treble crochet in the chain 1 loop of thumb row 4. Chain 3, continue with the repeat from * to * in row 4. End with half treble crochet, chain 1, half treble crochet. Don’t close this row.
NL duim toer 5. 3 lossen, draai je werk zodat je tegen de binnenkant van de handschoen aankijkt. Half stokje in de lus van 1 losse van duim toer 4. 3 lossen, vervolg het herhaal-patroon tussen * van toer 4. Eindig met een half stokje, losse, half stokje. Sluit deze toer niet.

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US thumb row 6. Chain 2, turn your work so you’re facing the outside of the glove. 2 double crochet in the chain 1 loop of thumb row 5. Continue with the repeat from * to * in row 3. End with 3 double crochet and close this row with a slip stitch in the second begin chain.
UK thumb row 6. Chain 2, turn your work so you’re facing the outside of the glove. 2 treble crochet in the chain 1 loop of thumb row 5. Continue with the repeat from * to * in row 3. End with 3 treble crochet and close this row with a slip stitch in the second begin chain.
NL duim toer 6. 2 lossen, draai je werk zodat je tegen de buitenkant van de handschoen aankijkt. 2 stokjes in de lus van 1 losse van duim toer 5. Vervolg het herhaal-patroon tussen * van toer 3. Eindig met 3 stokjes en sluit deze toer met een halve vaste in de tweede beginlosse.

US + UK finish. Now continue with a repeat of the regular pattern starting with row 4, for another four rows, which equals 2 more rows of shells. In the last row of shells, leave the slip stitch in between the single (UK double) crochet stitches out. Weave in ends, wear your gloves and make yourself your favourite cup of coffee or tea, sit back and relax. You deserve it!
NL einde. Vervolg nu het reguliere patroon startend met toer 4, voor nog vier toeren, wat neerkomt op 2 extra rijen schelpen. In de laatste schelpen toer, laat de losse tussen de vasten achterwege. Werk de draad einden weg, trek de handschoenen aan, maak je favoriete kopje koffie of thee. Ga er lekker voor zitten en geniet. Je hebt het verdient!

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23 comments

23 comments on “Chunky Fingerless Gloves”

  1. Mary says:

    Love to follow you

  2. lynetrolin says:

    Thank you very much..so beautiful Chunky Fingerless Gloves

  3. Becca says:

    Such a pretty pattern! I’ve just started hooking these as a Christmas present! :) x

  4. lina says:

    thank you so much for this lovely pattern! I start right now making the mittens!!!!

  5. Ioanna says:

    Hi! Such a great pattern!
    When you say turn your work, you mean turn it inside out, or just turn the other way?
    Thank you!

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Hi, thank you! When you look closely at the pictures, you’ll see I don’t turn them inside out, however I work facing the inside of the glove. Enjoy!

  6. Manja says:

    Wunderschön und Danke!
    Liebe Grüße, Manja

  7. Ellie says:

    I can’t wait to make these, but I’m looking at using a different 4 ply yarn for mine, Did you have plenty of yarn left over from each ball? The yarn I’m planning to use has a meterage of 167m per ball, would that be enough? Thanks in advance for your help! :D

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Hi Ellie, the yarn used is a double stranded sock yarn from two 50 grams balls. From that I had yarn left over. I find it hard to tell you if 2 balls will be enough. I’d say get 3 and return one if it’s too much. otherwise make one glove half way, weigh it, triple that and check if you have enough weight of yarn left. Does that make sense?

  8. judy says:

    Love the pattern, but have ripped it out a couple of times. On Row 1, is the Asterisk in the right place? I’m only chaining 30 because I’m using a bulkier yarn. Doing that I somehow ended up with 6 shells once, and only 5 another time. I;m a bit confused.

    Thanks for any help!

    1. judy says:

      I asked another designer who is a friend of mine….in fact, she’s making them, too…and she helped me out. It’s going smoothly now!

      1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

        That sounds perfect Judy, I am glad it worked out with your friend! Happy crocheting you two :) xx

  9. the knotted wool says:

    What size hook did u use?

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Hi, all details can be found at the top of this page in the left side bar. Hook size 5 mm. Enjoy!

  10. Marie says:

    I have the same question as Judy. Unfortunately I don’t have any friends that crochet (yes I’m made fun of a lot). So I’m just going to have to ask.
    Stuck on row 1. I’ve tried 40 and 50 stitches. But somehow I never have enough stitches left for the last “skip three” before joining.
    I was wondering if the asterisk is in the right place, or if I’m missing something.

  11. Taylor says:

    Hi! Love this pattern and really enjoy comparing US v. UK instructions! I just want to make sure my eyes aren’t deceiving me… Were changes made to the thumb instruction in the last few days?

    1. Taylor says:

      I realize what happened… I did not realize this pattern was posted twice with slight variations-oopsy.. Thank you so much I am in love my gloves!

  12. Jessica says:

    Hello… I’m a little sad to learn that this yarn is not available in the United States. What is the equivalent yarn size for the US?

    1. Maaike (creJJtion) says:

      Hi Jessica, the yarn is available through Deramores if I’m correct.

  13. Millie Smith says:

    I brought quite bit of chunky yarn for this winter; however, have had difficulty in locating different patterns. Happy you address that situation.

    Thank you

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