As I promised yesterday, here is the free pattern for the fingerless mitts I’ve been making this week! The extra stretchy, all over ribbing pattern means they fit almost everyone. They can also be made with or without the decorative edging, so they’re great for guys too!

This is the adult size pattern – click here for the children’s sizes!

Ribbed Fingerless Mitts


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Ribbed Fingerless Mitts

4-medium

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Materials:

Difficulty:

Easy – Front and back post stitches, worked in the round, with some increases for thumb. Foundation half double crochet stitches are optional.

Size:

Adult, one size fits most.

Gauge:

Exact gauge is not critical, as the mitts are designed to be stretchy. If you wan slightly larger or smaller sizes, try using one size larger or smaller hook than needed to obtain gauge.

4″ square =  9 hdc x 11 rows with smaller hook as follows:

Row 1 (RS): With smaller hook, ch 21. Hdc in third ch from hook (first 2 chains count as first hdc throughout gauge swatch only), hdc in each ch across, turn. (19 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st of previous row, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] 8 times, hdc in last st, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, bpdc around 2nd st of previous row, [fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st] 8 times, hdc in last st, turn.

Rows 4 – 11: Repeat rows 2 & 3 four more times, fasten off.

Abbreviations used:

  • RS = right side
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • fhdc = foundation half double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • bpdc = back post double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip

Notes:

  • Ch 2 at beginning of rounds counts as bpdc throughout, unless otherwise noted. .
  • Mitts are worked in rounds with right side facing. At the end of each round, join with sl st to beginning of round unless noted otherwise
  • Foundation half double crochet stitches are recommended for round 1 because they are considerably stretchier. However, if you are not comfortable with that stitch, an alternative round 1 is provided. Use one or the other, not both.
  • For fun stripe designs, try doing any row or rows in different colors. See top picture for some examples.

Recommended Resources:

Cuff:

Using smaller hook and worsted yarn:

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 30 fhdc. Being careful not to twist your work, join with sl st to first st to form a ring. This will leave a small gap at the bottom of the row, but that can be tightened up when weaving in the tail, or when working the edging. (30 fhdc)

OR

Alternate Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 30 loosely. Being careful not to twist the chain, sl st in first ch to form a ring. Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in 2nd ch of ring, and in each ch around. (30 hdc), join.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 14 times, join.

Rnds 3-8: Repeat Rnd 2 five more times. Do NOT fasten off.

Hand:

Switch to larger hook.

Rnd 9: Ch2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 6 times, bpdc around next st, ch1, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 7 times, fpdc around next st, join.

Rnd 10: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 6 times, bpdc around next st, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch space, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 7 times, fpdc around next st, join.

Rnd 11: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 7 times, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch space, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 8 times, join.

Rnd 12: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 7 times, bpdc around next st, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch space, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 8 times, fpdc around next st, join.

Rnd 13: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 8 times, 2 hdc in ch space, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 9 times, join.

Rnd 14: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 18 times, join.

Rnd 15: Ch2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 6 times, ch1, sk next 9 sts, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 7 times, fpdc around next st, join.

Rnd 16: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 6 times, hdc in ch space, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 7 times, fpdc around next st, join.

Rnds 17-21: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 14 times. If working edging, join, switching to eyelash yarn. If not working edging, join and fasten off.

Optional Edging:

With larger hook and eyelash yarn,

Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 13, finish off.

Cuff edging: Turn work upside down so you are working along bottom edge of cuff. Join eyelash yarn with sl st in the st above any bpdc. Ch 2. Working around stitches on rnd 1 of cuff, fpdc around next st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 14 times. Join with sl st, fasten off.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends. Repeat pattern for 2nd mitt.


I hope you enjoy the pattern! Be sure to check out the Fingerless Mitts Pattern in child sizes too. An ad-free, downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available in my Craftsy store for a $1 fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.

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