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Handcrafted Fingerless Gloves and Mittens

Now that winter is here, our inner DIY lover has kicked things into high gear trying to think of all the ways in which we can make things that will help us stay warm. Being a chilly person in a place that gets so cold for parts of the year isn’t easy! In fact, sometimes we even feel too cold in our office while we’re typing, rubbing our hands together to war our fingers back up between paragraphs. We started thinking recently about how great it would be to have a pair of fingerless mittens or gloves in our desk drawer so we could keep a little warmer while still working, and now we’re feeling determined to make some this winter!

Are you feeling just as enamoured as we were, if not more, by the idea of making your very own DIY fingerless mittens and gloves for the season? Check out these fantastic ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!

1. Sweater to fingerless gloves

Sweater to fingerless gloves

Have you got an old sweater that you’ve always found nice and soft and liked the colour of but you don’t like the way it fits anymore so you haven’t really been wearing it? Then perhaps it would serve you better in another form, rather than just sitting in your closet! We’d suggest taking a look at how Make It Handmade turned the sleeves of their old sweater into a pair of folded back fingerless mitts.

2. Crocheted autumn leaves fingerless mittens

Crocheted autumn leaves fingerless mittens

Are you a crochet enthusiast with quite a lot of experience under your belt, so creating things with texture and a small yarn weight doesn’t scare you? Then you just might be the perfect person to give these stunningly textured autumn leaf inspired fingerless mitts outlined in awesome detail on Bag-O-Day Crochet a try!

3. Quick and easy Elizabeth stitch fingerless gloves

Quick and easy elizabeth stitch fingerless gloves

Have we really caught your attention now that we’re talking about crochet patterns but you’re much closer to the beginner’s side of things, so you’re going to need a much simpler pattern even though you’d still like to include some texture? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at this quick and easy Elizabeth Stitch fingerless mitts pattern featured on Dabbles & Babbles!

4. Easy textured fingerless gloves with buttons

Easy textured fingerless gloves with buttons

Just in case you’re still totally feeling the whole simple, textured crocheted mitt thing but you’re also intrigued by the idea of embellishing a few extra details, here’s another pattern for your consideration! We love the way Make My Day Creative not only guides you step by step through the process of crocheting these fingerless gloves, but also gives you all the instructions you need to add buttons near the top.

5. Little Owl crochet fingerless mittens

Little owl crochet fingerless mittens

Has your favourite part of learning to crochet always been how simple it is to swap colours, make shapes, and give your projects some funny, kitschy detail? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to check out this adorable little owl inspired fingerless mitten pattern that The Green Dragonfly has all the details for!

6. Foxy fingerless gloves for fall

Foxy fingerless gloves for fall

Are you actually totally in love with the basic concept of making a pair of yarn mittens that feature some kind of animal on them, but you’re much more of a knitter than a crocheter? In that case, we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to come across this adorable Foxy pattern from One Dog Woof that actually guides you, stitch by stitch, through the process of knitting a little fox right into the back of each mitt!

7. Celtic weave fingerless mittens

Over the apple tree celctic weave fingerless mittens

Just in case you’re still caught up in thoughts of crochet patterns and texture but you’re actually hoping for something that looks a little more intricate without being too hard, here’s an awesome pattern from Over The Apple Tree that gives you precisely what you need! Take a better look at their tutorial to see how these Celtic Weave fingerless mitts were made.

8. Pretty button cuff fingerless gloves

Pretty button cuff fingerless gloves

Have we actually still got you thinking about the concept of making a cut fingerless mitt with a button using your crochet skills but you’re not sure the placement of the button in the last design we showed you is quite the one for you? Then here’s a pretty alternative for your consideration! Check out how Rescued Paw Designs placed their button down by the cuff instead.

9. Stripy Mitts with button sides

Stripy mitts with button sides

Maybe the issue for you, rather than just the placement of the buttons, was the fact that there weren’t actually enough buttons for your liking? In that case, we think you’ll get a real kick out of this crocheted fingerless mitt pattern from Sandra Paul that features cute, colourful little buttons all the way down the side! We’re also obsessed with their beautifully bright striping pattern, which is actually easier to do than it looks.

10. Dainty bow crochet fingerless mitts and arm warmers

Dainty bow crochet fingerless mitts and arm warmers

Has your primary issue with some of the crocheted mitt patterns you’ve seen so far actually been that you think they’re a little too short and you already know that the space between your mitt and your sleeve will still be cold while you type? Then we’d be willing to bet that you’ll get along much better crocheting yourself something like these much longer hand and arm warmers featured in detail on Whistle & Ivy! We love that their pattern even shows you how to crochet and attach a bright little bow.

11. Pretty, short crochet fingerless gloves

Pretty, short crochet fingerless gloves

Perhaps short crocheted fingerless gloves are precisely the kind you’re looking for, and you even like the idea of placing a button at the wrist, but you’re just not feeling convinced by what you’ve seen so far? Then perhaps you’d prefer a design that also shows you how to make a simple wrist strap, so your buttons look like they have purpose! We’d suggest checkin out this lovely pattern from Moogly.

12. Arrow Tail fingerless gloves with fringe

Arrow tail fingerless gloves with fringe

If yu’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make your very own pair of fingerless mittens from scratch, especially if you’re opting to crochet them by hand, would you much rather make them with as much flare and personality as such a garment can muster? Then we’re pretty sure this design from Make My Day Creative was made for you! Take a better look at their Arrow Tail pattern to see how they made the fingerless mitts and added the super fun fringe.

13. Puff stitch fingerless gloves

Puff stitch fingerless gloves

Are you feeling quite set indeed on the idea of crocheting a short pair of fingerless mitts with buttons but you’re still considering your options when it comes to texture and stitch options because you really want to consider every detail and choose what you like best? In that case, we’d like to present another pattern for your consideration! Take a better look at Hopeful Honey to see how this Puff Stitch fingerless mitt design was made.

14. Hemlock Mitts knitted pattern

Hemlock mitts knitted pattern

Are you actually still scrolling through our list in hopes of finding yourself a fingerless glove knitting pattern because you really do prefer knitting to crochet, but you just haven’t seen a pattern yet that has you feeling convinced? Well, if you’re slightly more advanced and you’d like to see something with a little more stitch detail to it, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Love Crafts made this lovely Hemlock set that has a twisted cable pattern across the back fo the hand!

15. Granny Square fingerless mitts and arm warmers

Granny square fingerless mitts and arm warmers

Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of longer arm warmers, rather than just short hand warmers, but you’re the kind of old fashioned crochet enthusiast who much prefers using things like granny square techniques to put your garments together? Then we think you’ll be rather pleased indeed to come across this tutorial featured on Whistle & Ivy that gives you precisely what you’re looking for!

Do you have another favourite fingerless mitten or glove type of pattern that you’ve made before and been really happy with but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about how it’s done or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!