Where we live, the temperature of weather that many people would stereotype as being “fall” weather actually lasts a lot longer than you might think. Sometimes we don’t even have to put on gloves, hats, or scarves until later into December, near Christmas time! That’s why late November and right after Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to start collecting patterns and knitting small things that will keep us warm in chilly evenings without making us sweat all day. Fingerless mittens are the perfect example of what we mean! Of course, there are plenty of fingerless mittens that you can buy in stores, and they’ll probably be plenty comfortable and cute, but there’s just something incredibly satisfying and fulfilling about wearing or gifting something you’ve actually made yourself. That’s why we love crochet so much!
Just in case you love the idea of crocheting yourself or the people you love some brand new fingerless mittens this season but you’re in need of some inspiration and a few new patterns to try, here our 15 of our very favourite designs that we’ve actually made over the years.
1. Lacy Crochet fingerless gloves by Getting Hooked on Crafts
Have you been feeling really intent on learning lacy crochet techniques lately but you’re still somewhat of a beginner, so you don’t want to overwhelm yourself too quickly and end up giving up on the project in the end? In that case, here’s a great pattern that gets you a little bit of a lace effect but in a way that’s both simple to do and not too busy too look at. The small size of fingerless mitts really makes them the perfect project for learning new techniques on!
2. Simple crocheted fingerless gloves with buttons by Craftsy
Perhaps your priority in crocheting yourself some fingerless mittens lies less in creating them to feature a fancy stitch and a lot more heavily in making them look very neat and even, with perhaps just one simple embellishment that doesn’t detract from the finished product? In that case, this pattern might be your best bet! This one has some visual texture but it remains simple and avoids looking too busy.
3. Lacy mitts with crocheted butterflies by Beginner’s Crochet Patterns
Have you already mastered simple to moderate lace crochet work and you feel more than confident making some cute seashell inspired lace happen in a pair of fingerless mitts, but you’d like to add a little something extra to them as well to really drive the whole fancy aesthetic home? In that case, we have a feeling you’re going to love these adorable lace butterfly mitts! They show you how to stitch the pattern, construct the gloves, and create and attach the little crocheted butterfly embellishment at the end.
4. Colour Stripey fingerless mitts by Crochet in Colour
Have you already got your basic stitches down and mastered but now you’re looking for a new technique to learn without getting into very complicated stitches that will throw you off? Then it sounds to use like you’re in the perfect position to start practicing your colour striping! We love the way this pattern takes advantage of the opportunity to use a full range and spectrum of colours, striping on each row. This project will certainly get you lots of practice in by the time you’re finished!