With the cold weather all around the country, I thought people may appreciate a free pattern! The Tiny Bowknot Fingerless Gloves. They are knitted flat and are adorned with a simple crochet belt at the wrists (which is optional).
I have made several pairs of these gloves with all kinds of yarn. Wool, acrylic, blends, cotton, you name it. Using variegated yarn looks pretty cool, too. Wool is my favorite fiber for these gloves (and the warmest!). This project is also perfect if you have a pretty set of buttons waiting to be used!
Now for the pattern!
What you will need:
● 100 yards worsted weight yarn.
● Size US 7 straight knitting needles (or size US 6 if you have small hands)
● Size US H (5.00mm) crochet hook
● Yarn needle
● 2 buttons, your choice of size
● Needle and small amount of thread
K – knit
P – purl
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
St – stitch
4 sts per inch (gauge is not critical in this project)
Fingerless Gloves Pattern (make two!):
Cast on 31 sts, be sure to leave a long tail for sewing up the bottom half of the glove.
Row 1 – *k3, p1*; repeat from * to * until last 3 sts. Knit last 3 sts.
Row 2 – *p3, k1*; repeat from * to * until last 3 sts. Purl last 3 sts.
Rows 3 through 15 – Repeat rows 1 and 2, ending on row 1.
Row 16 – p31.
Row 17 – k31.
Row 18 – p4, *k3, p3*; repeat from * to * until last 3 sts. Knit last 3 sts.
Row 19 – *p1, knit into next st in the row below, p1, k3*; repeat from * to * until last st. Knit last st.
Row 20 – Purl across.
Row 21 – Knit across.
Row 22 – K4, *p3, k3*; repeat from * to * until last 3 sts, purl last 3 sts.
Row 23 – *k3, p1, knit into next st in the row below, p1*; repeat from * to * until last st. Knit last st.
Rows 24 through 31 – Repeat rows 16 through 23.
Rows 34 through 38 – Repeat rows 2 and 1 (even rows being row 2, odd rows being row 1), ending on row 2.
Cast off, continuing the ribbing like row 1. Leave a long tail for
sewing up the top of the glove.
Crocheted Belt Pattern (make two!):
With H hook, ch3, leaving a tail to tack the belt on with.
Row 1 – In second ch from hook, 1 sc. Sc in next ch. (2 sts)
Rows 2 through 30 – Ch1 and turn. Sc in both sts. (2 sts)
Cast off, leaving a tail to tack the belt on with.
Fold in half the piece and sew sides as follows:
From top down, 2 inches.
From bottom up, 2.5 inche (or however long your ribbing is),
leaving a 2 inch opening for thumb hole. (Don’t weave in ends
On the outer side of the glove, at the very edge where the ribbing ends and the bowknot pattern begins, tack on one end of the crochet belt (approximately 4.25 inches from the side seam). Wrap the belt around the wrist, making sure it doesn’t twist and stays along
where the ribbing and bowknot part meet. Place the end of the belt right where you tacked the other end in place, and pin. One inch away from the belt end, securely sew your button on through both the belt and the glove.
Now back to the side seams. Remember, I said don’t weave in your ends yet? Thread your yarn needle with the tail from the bottom half of the glove. It should be 2.5 inches up, or whereever the ribbing ended. Sew a loop around the belt (along the seam) and knot, making a little belt loop so your belt stays in place.
Weave in all ends. Do the same for the other glove.
And you’re finished! I hope you enjoy the pattern. If you make these gloves, I’d love to see the finished result! Feel free to share pictures with me. 🙂 and of course, let me know if you have any questions or comments.