The star stitch gives the illusion of cute little hearts running in rows along the stylish Heartstrings crochet fingerless gloves pattern. They are a perfect cool weather fashion accessory for just about any occasion. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
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These easy fingereless mitts also make the perfect addition to the Heartstrings Ladies Slouch Hat I released a couple of weeks ago.
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4.5mm (7) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
5mm (H) hook for wrist bands if you crochet tightly
Approximately 125-150 yards of Red Heart Soft in “Berry”
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Two, 5/8” buttons (I used Antique Silver Nordic Metal buttons by Belle Buttons by Dritz which appear to be discontinued now)
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
BPhdc = back post half double crochet
FPhdc = front post half double crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc: After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be facing you).
This pattern uses the Star Stitch for rows 3 and 4. I’ve included written instructions on both rows.
17 hdc stitches to 4″, piece should measure 4″ wide, unstretched, after row 4.
Finished glove should measure, unstretched, 5″ tall by 3 1/2″ wide
-ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
Heartstrings Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern (US Terms):
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Row 1: ch 18, hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each chain across, ch 1, turn. (17)
Row 2: working in 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each st across, ch 2, turn. (17)
Row 3: pull up a loop in the back of the second chain, pull up another loop in the side of the chain, there should be 3 loops on your hook, pull up a loop in next 3 sts so that you have 6 loops on your hook, yo, and pull through all 6 loops, begin next star: *ch 1, pull up a loop in the center/eye of the star just completed, pull up a loop in the front loop of the star you just made, pull up a loop right at the base of the stitch you pulled a loop through, pull up loops in the next 2 sts so that there are 6 loops on your hook, yo, and pull through all 6 loops; repeat from * across, note: be careful not to chain 1, after pulling a loop through all 6 loops or you’ll have an extra stitch, when you end the final star hdc in same stitch as the last stitch you drew up the last of your 6 loops in, ch 2 (does NOT count as a stitch), turn. (8 stars)
Row 4: 2 hdc in the center of each star across, hdc in final st of row, note: this is separate from the center of the star, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn. ( (17)
(Your piece should be 4″ wide, unstretched, at this point. If it’s not, please consider going up a hook size or your glove will be very short!)
Row 5: hdc in each st across, remembering to avoid stitching into the ch-2 at the beginning of row 4, ch 1, turn. (17)
Repeat rows 2-5, 3 more times, and then work rows 2-4 once, omitting the ch-2 at the end of row 4. You should see your pattern repeat a total of 5 times at the end.
Continue with the finger band:
If you crochet with very tight tension, going up a hook size for this next section is recommended.
Round 1: turn glove sideways and begin working along the edge, ch 1, evenly space 20 sc for a small/med 22 sc for a large/x-large. Fold glove in half, join with sl st. (20, 22)
Round 2: ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first sc. (20, 22)
Knot securely and cut yarn leaving a short 5″ tail for sewing up the lower seam of the glove. Sew up about 1/2″ to 3/4″ so that the band you just stitched sits right about knuckle level, and side part you sewed comes just up under your thumb. Fasten off securely.
Attach yarn to other end of fingerless glove, leaving an 8″ tail for sewing the top seam of the glove together. With the tail, sew part way down the side (about 3/4″ to 1″), leaving about 7 or 8 stitches for your thumb hole. Fasten off the tail securely, then continue working this next section with the other end of the yarn (this way there are fewer ends to weave in ).
Round 1: ch 1, working along the edge, evenly space 22 sc for a small/med, 24 sc for a large/x-large along the edge, join with sl st to first sc. (22,24)
Round 2: ch 1, FPhdc around next two sts, BPdc around next 2 sts *FPhdc around next two sts, BPdc around next 2 sts; repeat from * around. Note: the small/med pattern will end with two FPhdc, but you’ll be sewing the button flap on near that spot which should minimize the pattern unevenness. (22, 24)
Round 3: ch 1, FPhdc around next 2 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts *FPhdc around next 2 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPhdc. (22, 24)
If you want a longer top cuff, repeat round 3 another time or two.
Slid the cuff over your hand to make sure it fits!
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
Row 1: ch 17 for a small/med, or 19 for large/x-large, sc into second ch from hook, sc in each st across, ch 1, turn. (16, 18)
Row 2: sc in each st across, at end of row turn the piece sideways and put 2 sc in the very end, continue sc around the other side.
Fasten off leaving a 5″ tail for sewing the button tab to the glove.
Line the straight end of the button tab up with the thumb hole seam. Sew it securely to the glove, just below the top band. Put the glove on and lay the button tab across your wrist and see how it lays. Position the button near the side of your wrist, keeping an eye on the spot, then take the glove off and sew it on.
The other glove will be made the same way, but the button tab will be sewn on the opposite side, so you don’t end up with two right hand or two left hand gloves.
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Doesn’t say what yarn should be used. That part’s just missing. Worsted? Bulky? DK? What color did you use? (I really love the entire look, so would like to replicate it).
In the Materials Needed section before the pattern begins it lists Red Heart Soft in the color “Berry”. The text links to the site where you can find it. 😁 It is a #4 worsted weight yarn.
Hi, I’m about to start the finger band, I have 3 chain on my hook, 2 from end of 4th row and 1 beginning this row, is this correct … and as I create 20 sc across the raw edge, do I start immediately in front of the 3 chain or leave a space ? Is the 3 chain making a hole for the thumb ? Sorry just unsure 😬
Take out the 2 extra chains from the end of row 4 so that you have only a ch-1 at the start of your round. There should be no gaps or spaces. 😊
I’m confused about the thumb side. Could you please post a picture of what it should look like? Or a video showing what you are doing to join the wrist end together?
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Lori Greer says
Love how these turn out but the beginning chain count is off. If you hdc in the 3rd chain from the hook you only have 15 stitches . 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!
Hi Lori, I’m glad you liked them! The 2 skipped chains count as the first hdc of the beginning row (don’t forget to work the final stitch of the next row into the top of that chain!). Many of my patterns that use hdc on the first row also do this. I’m sorry for the confusion, but I hope that helps to clarify!
Annette Decker says
I just dont understand what youre doing. Can you show pics or a video?
What are you stuck on? If you are having trouble with the star stitch, try watching this video. 🙂 https://youtu.be/2FM4xpCxQfc
Sarah Thompson says
I’m starting the finger band but it looks wrong – should the right side or the wrong side be facing you?
The right side of the piece needs to be facing out before you start working the band. Both top and bottom bands are worked with the right side (patterned side) showing. I hope that helps!
Sarah Thompson says
Thank you – that means I must have gone wrong somewhere, better count my rows !!
You’re welcome! Good luck with the rest. You’ll want to leave off row 5 when you do your final pattern repeat so that you’re working on the correct side. 🙂
Jo Voirol says
Would directions with thumb hole
I haven’t gotten a thumbhole written up yet. You should be able to slip stitch around the bottom of the hole, then single crochet around the top part and repeat it around a few times unail its as long as your want. That way the bottom of the thumbhole isn’t as thick as the top. I hope that helps!