Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern (Exhdc)

Here we have yet another stunning free crochet pattern for Fingerless Gloves! What better way to keep your hands cozy than a pair of fingerless gloves. Perfect for those cold, yet not so cold days! These Gloves also make the perfect gift, whether for Christmas or as a birthday present.

I enjoyed designing these gloves, but as with all my other patterns came a few challenges. I wanted to create a glove that you can change the colors seamlessly and with that I came to the conclusion of working them flat and then sewing them closed. This way you can change the colors without any hesitation or worry that you will se where the colors are changed.

I also used a new stitch! As you probably know, I really love the half double crochet, and when I saw the Extended Half Double Crochet Stitch I fell in love all over again! Haha..

hands holding rose wearing fingerless gloves

Let’s dive into the deeds:

Before you start with this detailed crochet fingerless gloves, here are some important things to know and some background around this pattern.

final shot of christmas fingerless gloves

The Detail of the Exhdc Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern

This stunning Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern consists of basic stitches and also the Extended Half Double Crochet or abbreviated – Exhdc . This is an easy and beginner-friendly crochet pattern, but if you are not familiar with the Extended Half Double Crochet, I did add how to crochet the stitch in the pattern. Also by using the 3rd loop of the half double crochet, this gives the gloves a sort of braided look, which I am just in awh of.

The cuffs of the Fingerless Gloves are crocheted by using the ribbing method. You will see on my previous Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern I made the ribbing using the single crochet. With this pattern I used the slip stitch, which gives a slightly tighter cuff. If you are not used to making ribbing with a slip stitch, then you can use the single crochet instead. But as I always say – Practice makes perfect, so give it a try!

detail shot of gloves

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The pattern level:

This crochet fingerless gloves pattern is an easy crochet pattern. You need to know the following:

  • How to read a pattern
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Slip stitch ribbing
  • Extended Half Double Crochet (exhdc)
  • Color changing (if you would like a stripe version like the red and white ones I made)
  • Sewing pieces together
back picture of fingerless gloves
Exhdc Fingerless Gloves Back
front picture of fingerless gloves
Exhdc Fingerless Gloves Front

Some FAQ and answers:

Can I adjust the size of the Fingerless Gloves crochet pattern?

Yes you can! The size of the gloves depends on the size of the ribbing. So you can make the ribbing the size of your wrist and then continue on to the rest of the pattern. Isn’t that neat?!

hands making heart wearing fingerless gloves

What size yarn do I need?

For this pattern I used Himalaya Everyday, 100% Acrylic #4 Worsted weight / Aran yarn in the colors Red and white. You will need at least 100g/ 7oz (250m/ 273yards) of worsted weight yarn. Use the color and yarn you prefer.

You can do so many color variations with this pattern! The possibilities are endless! I went for a Christmas theme, and I think they turned out pretty cute?! What do you think?

If you’re in the USA or any other country, you can used something like Red Heart Super Saver or Bernat Super Value

Let me know if you have any other yarn or size related questions by leaving a comment down below!! πŸ™‚

The materials needed for the Fingerless Gloves?

You will need the following materials:

  • 100g/ 7oz (250m/ 273yards) of #4 Worsted/Aran weight yarn. I used about 50g of yarn for both gloves.
  • Size 4mm Hook (US G/6)
  • Size 5mm Hook (US H/8)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
materials needed for crochet pattern

Let’s get started!

Now that you know all that is need to be known, I will not keep you any longer from crocheting these super easy fingerless gloves.

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a beautiful present of fingerless gloves

Exhdc Fingerless Gloves Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern is written in US Terms

Patten Level:

Easy & Beginner Friendly


  • 100g/ 7oz (250m/ 273yards) of #4 Worsted/Aran weight yarn. I used about 50g of yarn for both gloves.
  • Size 4mm Hook (US G/6)
  • Size 5mm Hook (US H/8)
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • BLO = Back Loop Only
  • Exhdc = Extended Half Double Crochet
  • 3rd loop of hdc = crochet into the 3rd loop of the hdc located at the front of your work.
  • Nxt = Next
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • St(s) = Stitch(s)
  • Rep = Repeat

Special Stitches:

Extended Half Double Crochet:

To start the Exhdc, yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through the stitch. Yarn over and now, instead of pulling through all 3 loops like a normal hdc, you will only pull through 1 loop (3 Loops on hook). Lastly, yarn over and pull though all 3 loops on hook. Boom! Exhdc!

3rd Loop of the Half double crochet:

When looking at the half double crochet, you will see that in this pattern the 3rd loop is in the front of your work (the side facing you). The loop is located just below the stitch where you would insert your hook for a normal half double crochet.


Gauge is not particularly important for this pattern.  

Finished Size:

Width x Length: 4″/10cm x 6,5″/17cm


  • These gloves are worked flat and then sewn closed at the end.
  • Turning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • Number of stitches are shown in brackets () after each row.
  • To use alternate colors, you can change colors every 2nd row.
  • If you find that the slip stitch ribbing is a little too difficult, you can use the single crochet instead to make the ribbing.

Herringbone Fingerless Gloves Crochet Pattern:

(Make 2)

Cuff / Ribbing:

With 4mm hook:

Foundation Chain: ch11

Row 1: sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st (loosely) in each of the nxt ch across, ch1, turn. (10sl sts)

Row 2-30: sl st in blo of each st across, ch1, turn. (10sl sts) or continue until your piece measures 7”/18cm

Turn your work so you can work on the side of the ribbing.

Continue to work on this side of your work, you will keep working in rows from now on.

ribbing finished

Row 1: ch1, sc in each row of the ribbing as evenly as possible. You will make as many sc as the amount of rows you mad for the ribbing. Thus for this pattern you will insert 30 x sc. At the end, ch1 and turn.

row 1 of body

Change to 5mm hook:

Row2: hdc in each st across the row, ch2, turn (30hdc)

row 2

Row3: Exhdc in 3rd loop of previous hdc in each st across, ch1, turn (30Hhdc)

Row4: hdc in blo of each st across, ch2, turn (30hdc)

Repeat row 3 and 4 alternatively until row 8.

Row 9: Exhdc in 3rd loop in nxt 12 sts, 1 Exhdc, ch4, 1Hhdc, Exhdc in 3rd loop in nxt 12st, ch1, turn. (24 Exhdc in 3rd loop, 2 Exhdc, 4ch)

after row 9

Row 10: hdc in blo of nxt 13 sts, 4hdc in ch-spce, hdc in blo of nxt 13sts, ch2, turn. (30hdc)

row 10

Row 11 : Exhdc in 3rd loop of previous hdc in each st across, ch1, turn (30hhdc)

Row12: hdc in blo of each st across, ch2, turn (30hdc)

Row13: hdc in 3rd loop of previous hdc in each st across, ch1, turn (30hdc)

Leave a long tail at the end and finish off your yarn and continue to sewing.

completed glove

Sewing you fingerless gloves:

Attach you long tail to your tapestry needle.

Flip your gloves so the right side (the side which shows the ”braids” of the 3rd loop crochet) is facing you.

Now fold the glove in half and sew the glove closed.

attach yarn to needle
sew glove closed
sewing glove closed

And there you have it, your beautiful Extended Half Double Crochet Fingerless gloves! πŸ™‚

finished herringbone fingerless gloves
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