tip top fingerless gloves


 Tip Top Fingerless Gloves

These fingerless gloves are simple and fast to make up. Any last minute gifts that need to be made these would be an ideal solution!

For the gloves I used some wonderful hand dyed yarn from Chimera Crafting. I used a 4 ply yarn (Sport/#2/fingering weight) It took approximately 120meters. I also love King Cole Riot DK for these as it is a lighter weighted DK. There are so many lovely shades to choose from also. I love it for winter wooly accessories. You can find some here which is my affilate link which means I get commission on every purchase but at no extra cost to you. Love Crafts

You will also need a 3.5mm hook and some stitch markers.

The gloves also use only basic stitches and so are ideal for a confident beginner to try.

Stitch Knowledge and Abbreviations – US Terms (UK terms click here)

Chain – CH                                     

Slip Stitch – SL ST                  

Half Double Crochet – HDC   

Front post Half Double Crochet – FPHDC

Back post Half Double Crochet – BPHDC    

Stitch two together – HDC2TOG

Finish off – F/O


Chain 1 does not count as a stitch unless stated. 

The gloves are worked in one piece in the round, no turning is required. 

The gloves are worked from the fingertips up.

Remember to use a stitch marker to gauge the beginning/ending of each row.

Gauge – 16HDC per 7cm // 2.75 inches 

6 rows per 3 cm // 1.18 inches

Gauge is important for the sizing of the gloves.

Front/Back Post Half Double Crochet Guide

Working front or a back post stitch means inserting your hook around the tall part of your stitch. For a front post half double, yarn over, insert your hook from the front of your work to the back and complete the stitch as normal. For a back post half double, insert your hook from the back around the front of the stitch and complete as normal. The FPHDC pushes the work out to sit in front while the BPHDC pushes the stitch back. We will use this technique to form the ribbing of the top of our gloves.




CH40, join with a  SL ST to form a circle. Be careful not to twist when joining. 

Round  1 :  CH1, HDC in each CH around.  Join with a SL ST to first ST. (40)

Rounds  2 – 17: Ch1, HDC in each ST, join with a SL ST. (40)

If 17 rounds of HDC make the glove very long across your hand you may reduce the number of rows repeated. However I like a longer section as I roll my glove back to my knuckles to  double it up. This is optional.

Thumb hole row

Round  18: CH1 HDC in each ST, CH 9 (loosely), join with a SL ST. (49)

If a chain 9 is still too tight you can use a bigger hook size for your chain, alternatively you can skip the 40th HDC from the previous row and chain 10 giving a larger thumb space.

Round 19: CH1, HDC in each ST and CH, join with a SL ST. (49)

Round 20: CH1, HDC in each ST, join with a SL ST. (49)

Round  21:  CH1,  (HDC 5, HDC2TOG) x7 times. Join with a SL ST. (42)

Round  22: CH1, (HDC 5, HDC2TOG ) x6 times. Join with a SL ST.(36)

Round  23: CH1, (HDC 8, HDC2TOG) x3 times.  HDC in next 4ST, HDC2TOG over last 2 ST.  Join with a SL ST.  (32) 

Round  24:  CH1,HDC in each ST, join with a SL ST. (32)

Round  25:  CH1,  HDC2TOG, HDC in each ST, join with a SL ST. (31)

Rounds 26 – 30: CH1, HDC in each ST, join with a SL ST. (31)

You can increase the amount of these rounds if you would prefer a longer wrist.

Round 31:  CH1, HDC2TOG, HDC in each ST, join with a SL ST (30)

Ribbing section



Rounds 32 – 33: CH1, (FPHDC, BPHDC) around, join with a SL ST. (30)

Round 34: CH1, (FPHDC, BPHDC) around, join with a SL ST. F/O. (30)

There are 3 rounds in total for ribbing.  This can also be increased for personal preference. 

Weave in ends.

And you are done! I would love to see your finished works, drop me a comment below or join my dedicated Facebook group for more.

Thank you for stopping by.

Thank you also to my wonderful testing team for this one. Sallyanne Fisher, Elodie Lacroix Largeron, Denise Thomas, Loraine Moore Foster, Amy Foeller, Tonya Rector Morgan-Taylor, Alison Pearson and Nancy Pratt. This is some of their lovely work.