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Crochet Fingerless Gloves for Kids a Free Pattern

Learn how to crochet fingerless gloves for kids. This free crochet pattern is designed for total beginners, so it’s simple to make. Keep those wrists and hands warm while keeping fingers free to play.

The children’s sizes included are for ages 2-4 years, 4-6 years and 6-8 years. The chart below includes suggested yardage and finished sizes. In the pattern you’ll also see target measurements.

These fingerless gloves are well timed for my kiddos. The weather just changed and they are feeling the cold. They wearing their glove while working on the computer, reading and playing outside.

I love it when the kids actual wear my makes. The best part is that these are washable! I just throw them in with the rest of the kid laundry.

My kids tend to put everything on backwards or inside out, and these gloves are no exception. I try to show them on the thumbhole side that the shorter end goes toward their fingers and the longer side toward their wrist. That helps some.

Since this fingerless gloves pattern is crocheted with the half double crochet you easily adjust it to fit your needs. If you want a longer wrist warmer, then add more rows. If you need a wider glove, then add more stitches.

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Yarn

These fingerless gloves are made with #4 medium worsted weight yarn. The yarn picture here is from Hobby Lobby-Yarn Bee Secret Soft. It’s super soft and sleek.

I also made several of these in Red Heart Super Saver and Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn. Any medium weight yarn will work well. Since these are for kids (and hands!) washable is necessary.

Stitch

The half double crochet stitch is a great basic stitch that has texture. I love how the hdc works up in rows. This makes for a simple and quick pattern, but a little texture too.

Fingerless Gloves for the Family

The children’s fingerless gloves include 3 sizes. In the chart below there are measurements by age and size so you can choose the best fit.

If you’re looking for more sizes, be sure to check out the crochet pattern for Men’s Fingerless Gloves and in there are Women’s sizes too.

Materials

  • 60yds/55m-80 yds/73m of #4 worsted weight yarn, pictured in Yarn Bee Secret Soft in Shale. 
  • 5mm US size H-8 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Notes

Ch 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch(s)-chain(s)

hdc-half double crochet

rep-repeat  

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch

st(s)-stitch(es)

Gauge

4”/10cm x 4”/10cm= 13 hdc x 12 rows of hdc

Level

Beginner

Construction

 Gloves are worked as a flat rectangle, then seamed. You will leave an opening for the thumb. 

Fit/Adjustment

Since yarn stretches, and to minimize bulk, these are snug fitting gloves. Go up a size if you want a looser fit.

Since these are simple half double crochet gloves, you can change the stitch count as needed.

Finished Dimensions

Child2-4 yr4-6yr6-8 yr
Yarn
yds
m

60
55

70
64

80
73
Width, seamed, flat
in
cm

2”
5cm

2.5”
6.4cm

2.8”
7cm
Length
in
cm

4”
10cm

4.75”
12cm

5.25”
13.4cm
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Pattern

picture of modeled kids wrist warmers crochet pattern

Children's Fingerless Gloves

Yield: 1 pair
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

Learn how to crochet a child size pair of fingerless gloves.

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn:
  • 2-4 yrs 60yds/55m
  • 4-6 yrs 70yds/64m
  • 6-8 yrs 80 yds/73m

Tools

  • 5mm US size H-8 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge.

Instructions

    1. Fhdc 13 (16, 18) or ch 14 (17, 19) and hdc in the 2nd ch from your hook and in each ch across, turn. =4”/10cm (5”/12.7cm, 5.5”/14cm)picture of row 1 for hdc crochet gloves
    2. Ch 1, in same st hdc, hdc in each st across, turn. picture of row 2 flat fingerless gloves crochet pattern
    3. Rep last row til work measures 4”/10cm (4.75”/12cm, 5.25”/13.3cm) long. picture of crochet gloves tutorial

Finishing

    1. Cut yarn, leave a long tail for seaming. Fold in half lengthwise. picture of thumbhole on crochet fingerless gloves
    2. From the top down sew 1.2”/3cm (1.5”/3.8cm, 1.7”/4.3cm). Leave .8”/2cm (1”/2.5cm, 1”/2.5cm) thumbhole unseamed. Then sew last 2”/5 (2.25”/5.7cm, 2.5”/6.4cm). picture of kids fingerless gloves crochet pattern
    3. Cut yarn and weave in ends.picture of crochet fingerless gloves on boys hands

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I love how the half double crochet stitch works up in this Infinity Scarf from Simply Country Crochet. It’s definitely one of my favorite stitches.

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