Fingerless Shell Gloves

Fingerless Shell Gloves

Fingerless Shell Gloves by lydienne

What you’ll need

  • about 50 g of DK weight yarn
  • 4.00mm hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle


Round 1: 24 fsc, join with sl st

Note: If this doesn’t fit your hands, just use another multiple of 4.

Round 2: ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st as joining, skip 3 sts, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same st, skip 3 sts* repeat, sl st on 3rd ch of beg ch-3
Round 3 – 6: sl st over 2 dc and under ch, ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) on same ch, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)* on each ch around, sl st on 3rd ch of ch-3
Round 7: make first shell like in rounds before, ch 3, skip 1 shell (for thumb), go on with shells like before, join
Round 8:  make shells around, working 1 shell on 2nd ch of ch-3
Round 9 – 10: normal shell round
Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc in same st as ch, 1 sc, ch 3, sc in 1st ch made, 2 sc, (2 sc, ch 3, sc in 1st ch made, 2 sc) for each shell, FO, weave in end.

Continue on Round 1 holding the glove upside down.
New Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), working 1 dc on each fsc (24 dc)
Round 2: ch 3 (counts as fpdc), 1 bpdc, *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* repeat until beg ch-3, join with sl st
Round 3 – 4: repeat round 2

Work scs around thumb opening. Done!

Hope this makes sense to everyone. If not, just ask me. You can make whatever you want with the finished gloves, but don’t republish this pattern. Thanks!


4 thoughts on “Fingerless Shell Gloves

  1. Hi Lydienne, I have made a couple pairs of these fingerless mitts. It is a wonderful pattern and the finished product does not disappoint. You should be very proud of yourself for coming up with this as a new crochet queen. I have been crocheting for nearly 40yrs now and have yet to write my own pattern. I do have a comment for you. You have written to turn the work at the beginning of every round. This is not necessary….you can work these mitts very easily without turning and in fact, I do not turn. This keeps the outside all the right side of the stitch and the inside the wrong side if that makes sense. Give it a try and see how you like it. Just join each row with a slipstitch, do the beginning chain, and start the next row. Thank you again for a wonderful pattern. It’s a keeper!!

    1. Thank you, Beth, for your lovely comment!
      You’re absolutely right with the turning part. I’ll correct this in the pattern.
      I’d love to see pictures of your fingerless mitts, did you give them away?
      Happy holidays to you!

  2. Lydienne, I have given away 3 pair of these wonderful gloves. I can make a pair in the evening while relaxing. I am unsure how to get a picture to you. I have taken photos and would be happy to share. Merry Christmas!!

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