Fingerless gloves are perfect for keeping your hands warm without restricting your fingers. Here is how to make a pair of retro style granny square fingerless gloves. Rather than being strict instructions, this is an inspirational idea kind of pattern.
As is the tradition of making granny squares, leftover and small quantities of yarn are used in this pattern. You’ll need a basic knowledge of crochet and knitting to be able to whip them up.
- 8 ply wool in a variety of colours and quantities
- Size 9/3.50 mm crochet hook
- Pair of size 9/3.75 mm knitting needles
- Wool darning needle
- Crochet two granny squares with four rounds of treble stitch. If you haven’t made granny squares before, look online for some handy tutorials.
- Stitch the two squares together on a common side.
- Pick up 32 stitches with the knitting needle or a crochet hook on one edge of the joined squares and transfer these stitches to a knitting needle.
- Knit 6 rows of K1, P1, rib. Cast off K1, P1.
- On the opposite side of the joined squares, pick up 32 stitches with a crochet hook, transfer to knitting needles and knit 14 rows of the K1, P1 rib as before. Cast off K1, P1.
- Sew up the seam of the longest rib border. This forms the cuff at the wrist of the glove.
- Right side facing and starting 3/4 of the way up the side of one granny square, pick up and knit 10 stitches down the square to glove cuff. Pick up one stitch in the seam between the two granny squares. Then pick up another 10 stitches up the side of the other granny square, finishing 3/4 of the way up the side of this granny square.
- Knit 4 rows of K1, P1 rib on these 21 stitches. Cast off K1, P1. This forms the edge for the opening for thumb
- Stitch from the ribbed top edge of the glove to the thumb opening ribbed edge to form up and to finish the first glove.
- Sew in ends on inside of the glove to tidy up.Repeat this process for the second glove, making sure you have a reverse arrangement of the granny squares so you’ll have a matching/mirror image of the first glove to form a pair. Of course, the gloves can be made not matching in a variety of colours with different coloured ribbed bands as well. Have fun and be creative with your colour choices.
You have now finished your warm as toast fingerless gloves!