Free Pattern – Ribbed Fingerless Mitts

As I promised yesterday, here is the free pattern for the fingerless mitts I’ve been making this week! With an all over rib pattern, these fingerless mitts are squishy and warm, and stretch to fit a wide variety of sizes. The simple texture has universal appeal, and is easily customizable. Mix and match colors for fun striped designs, or add an optional fuzzy trim.

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

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The green mitts pictured were made with 2 rows of silver at the bottom and 2 rows at the top. The orange mitts had one row of brown at the bottom and 4 rows of brown near the top, ending with one orange row. The silver mitts have one row of blue at the top, and show the optional eyelash yarn edging. Check out some other variations in my Mitts for Everyone post!


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Ribbed Fingerless Mitts

4-medium

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Materials:

Difficulty:

Intermediate – 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:

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.

Exact gauge is not critical, as the mitts are designed to be stretchy.

Abbreviations used:

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

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Instructions:

Cuff:

Using smaller hook and worsted yarn:

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 30 fhdc, 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, 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, join with a sl st to first st. (30 hdc).

Note: Ch 2 at beginning of rounds counts as bpdc throughout, unless otherwise noted.

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

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

Hand:

Switch to larger hook.

Rnd 9: Ch 2, 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 with sl st to first st.

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 sp, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 7 times, fpdc around next st, join with sl st to first st.

Rnd 11: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 7 times, (hdc, ch1, hdc) in ch sp, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 8 times, join with sl st to first st.

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 sp, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 8 times, fpdc around next st, join with sl st to first st.

Rnd 13: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 8 times, 2 hdc in ch sp, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 9 times, join with sl st to first st.

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

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 with sl st to first st.

Rnd 16: Ch 2, fpdc around 2nd st, (bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st) 6 times, hdc in ch sp, (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) 7 times, fpdc around next st, join with sl st to first st.

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 with sl st to first st.

Optional Edging:

With larger hook and eyelash yarn:

Rnd 22: Repeat Rnd 13, fasten 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 to first 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.

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