Astor Fingerless Gloves Free Pattern

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I love fingerless gloves. Always have. Mostly it is because I have little hands and finding gloves that fit but didn't leave lots of extra material at the fingers was always a challenge and kind of annoying. Then I became fond of the ability to to access and use my fingers while keeping my hands and wrists cozy. So it only seemed fitting I developed my own easy to make fingerless glove pattern.

In what I like to think is a fun cute twist on the short concept of fingerless gloves, they are named for the short 2 block Astor Place in my hometown of New York City.  These are super simple to make and work up quickly. You can get a downloadable PDF copy of this pattern on ravelry or in my etsy shop


Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
fsc – Foundation Single Crochet
ch - Chain
sc - Single Crochet
sl st – Slip Stitch

Supply List:
Category 4 Worsted Weight Yarn – approx. 97 yrds
Crochet Hook Size H-8 / 5mm for small
Crochet Hook Size I-9 / 5.5 for med/large
Quilting needle to weave ends
Stitch marker

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NOTE:
You will work in the round. DO NOT TURN CONTINUE IN SAME DIRECTION
Instructions below are for one - you will make two for the set. I always feel silly saying that but when I don't add that people ask me: "are the instructions for both?". So yes.. make two following these directions


Round 1:  Fsc 28, sl st together to join and complete round. Ch 1
Rounds 2 - 18:  28 sc around (total 28 each round)
*** I strongly suggest moving your stitch marker every few rounds to keep track***
Round 19:  2 sc , sc, 2 sc, 25 sc all way around (total 30 sc)
Round 20:  30 sc around
Round 21:  2 sc , sc, 2 sc, 27 sc all way around (total 32 sc)
Round 22:  32 sc around
Round 23:  2 sc , sc, 2 sc, 29 sc all way around (total 34 sc)
Round 24:  2 sc , sc, 2 sc, 31 sc all way around (total 36 sc)
Round 25:  2 sc , sc, 2 sc, 33 sc all way around (total 38 sc)
* PLACE MARKER in 31st sc of this round before going on to shape hand

YOU CAN ALSO SHORTEN THE WRIST BY DOING A FEW LESS ROWS

YOU CAN ALSO SHORTEN THE WRIST BY DOING A FEW LESS ROWS

BEGIN THUMB

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Round 26:  3 sc, ch 2, remove your hook then pull the chain loop through the stitch with marker to create “thumb bridge”, then 8 sc into round 25 around the thumb hole you just created
Rounds 27 - 28: sc around thumb ONLY
*** Note: when going over thumb bridge ch 2, place hook in top loop only


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NOW WE GO BACK TO THE HAND BODY
To do this work 3 sl st across top of thumb
Then 2 slip stitches down front side of thumb bridge to hand body


HAND BODY COMPLETION:

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Round 26:  ch 1, sc around hand ONLY, sl st to ch 1 to complete hand body round
Note: when you get to thumb bridge place hook in inside loop only of ch 2
Rounds 27 - 30:  sc around hand ONLY,
sl st to top of first sc to complete round 30
Round 31: sl st all way around hand body only
 

Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Repeat Pattern for other hand... remember what I said.. you need to make two :-)

Don't forget, You can get a downloadable PDF copy of this pattern on ravelry or in my etsy shop

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