We know there’s no snow falling and that winter hasn’t quite arrived yet, but we tend to start feeling the chill a little earlier than everyone around us. Lucky for us, we’ve also been avid crochet enthusiast for many years, so at least we have a fun DIY skill that can keep us busy and help keep us warm all at once! In recent years, we’ve started crocheting ourselves fingerless mittens around this time of year because they’re great to wear outside when it’s brisk but now quite cold enough for full mittens.
Just in case you’re as in love with the idea of making an array of useful fall time fingerless mittens this autumn as we were, if not more, but you’re also having trouble finding a pattern that works for you, here are 15 of the best and most unique designs, patterns, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far this year and bookmarked to try out ourselves.
1. Colourful stripy fingerless mittens
Are you at that comfortable level of crochet skill where you’re plenty confident enough in your skills to want to learn a new technique like striping but you’re also quite keen to keep the rest of the design, like the type of stitch, quite simple because you’re still ever so slightly closer to the beginner side of things? In that case, we think perhaps this fantastically colourful fingerless mitten design featured on Crochet in Colour is the perfect idea for you!
2. Seashell inspired fingerless gloves
If you’re going to put time and effort into making yourself a lovely new pair of fingerless mittens to wear this fall, would you rather put your skills to more of a test and create something that looks a little bit more intricate and impressively detailed? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Maaike van Koert created these lovely mitts using a stitch that’s inspired by the shape of seashells! It’s like a light reminder of summer in the cold weather, which we think is a rather nice idea indeed.
3. Quick and easy Elizabeth stitch fingerless gloves
Has part of your idea for making small accessories like fingerless mittens this fall actually been to teach yourself how to do all kinds of knew crochet stitches? We love doing that too because then we learned something with a small practice project and can judge whether we’d like to do that stitch again more in something larger and more time consuming. These Elizabeth stitch fingerless mitts featured on Dabbles and Babbles are the perfect example of what we mean.
4. Dragon tears fingerless gloves
Have you actually always been a huge fan of impressive novelty and texture rather than simple style when it comes to crocheting accessory pieces? In that case, we think you just might be the perfect person to give these fantastic dragon scale inspired fingerless mittens outlined sep by step on Heart Hook Home a try! We know the layered nature of the hands looks a little bit intimidating, but we think you’ll actually find that creating the effect is easier than you might think, which is always a nice surprise in any pattern.
5. Herringbone fingerless gloves
Just in case you did like the idea of trying new classic crochet stitches in your fingerless mittens but the previous idea we showed you just didn’t quite appeal to you, here’s another alternative that we adore the aesthetic of instead! We’d suggest considering whether these fantastic herringbone stitch fingerless gloves strike your fancy. We love the way Charmed By Ewe even shows you how to made a wrist strap when you’re finished the rest of the glove.
6. Short fingerless gloves with button straps
Were you actually a huge fan of the idea of making yourself stylish little fingerless gloves that feature a wrist strap on each side but you’d prefer a slightly shorter style that’s a little more old fashioned looking? In that case, we have a feeling you might get along very well indeed with these vintage inspired, scalloped edge gloves designed by Mary J Handmade that are a little bit shorter at the wrists.
7. Sparkler mitts
Are you the kind of crochet enthusiast who often has trouble choosing between patterns that accentuate and highlight colour, texture, and stitch detail, since you’re huge fans of working all of these things into the pieces you make? Well, what if we told you that there’s actually a way to combine all three in one place without making something very gaudy or over the top looking? Take a look at these fantastically spiralled fingerless gloves featured on Fave Crafts to see what we mean!
8. Star stitch gloves
Just to make sure you have a well rounded arsenal of options when it comes to practicing new and different stitches in the form of fingerless gloves this autumn, here’s one that will help you learn and master the star stitch! This pattern from Charmed by Ewe is also a great way to make the belted style we’ve shown you above, just in case you’re having trouble choosing between stitches you really like and design elements you really want to include.
9. Textured mitts
Well, we know we’ve been talking a lot about varying stitch designs to create awesome visual texture, but what if we told you that there’s a way to learn a new stitch and also create actual texture as well? In that case we have a feeling these slightly chunkier, extremely warm fingerless mitts from Rebecca Averill might be right up your alley! We adore the look of the stitch contrast between the main hand and the wrist.
10. Kreisel fingerless gloves
Were you actually a huge fan of the spiralling pattern we showed you a little bit earlier on our list but you’re just not sure that their particular stitch construction, with very textured and layered rows, quite appeals to you enough to give it a try? In that case, we think perhaps you’d get along a little better with this similarly colour changing fingerless glove pattern designed by Knitting and So On instead!
11. Crochet cable fingerless mittens
What if you’re very interested indeed in the idea of putting a strap or band of some kind at the wrist but you just don’t think the buttoned designs we’ve shown you so far are quite what you’re hoping for, style wise? Well, if you’re open to the idea of learning how to cable on your crochet hook rather than your knitting needles, then we think you simply must take a look at this lovely pattern from Craftsy!
12. U-Turn mitts
Are you actually still struggling with which pattern you should use to create a wonderfully colour varied and rounded shaped pair of fingerless gloves because you’re slightly picky about the fit in terms of comfort and you find that you tend to pull your stitches a little too tight when the pattern is more textured, cause the finished product to be a little tight? Then we think you be very pleased to learn that Knitting and So On has a pattern for you that will get you a similarly coloured and shaped effect but without the same level of stitch definition. We think each one is equally impressive; it just depends on what you like doing best!
13. Celtic Weave gloves
Were you rather intrigued when we started talking about crocheted fingerless glove patterns that look a little bit vintage inspired, did you find yourself thinking that you’d actually rather something even more classic looking than the belted style, perhaps maybe even bordering on old fashioned? Well, you can’t get much more classic in yarn work than traditional Celtic weave patterns! See how this stunning woven pattern was made step by step on Over The Apple Tree.
14. Fantail shell stitch gloves
Are you actually still scrolling through our list and catching yourself thinking about how much you liked the look of the shell stitch pattern we showed you earlier on our list but you’re just not sure that particular design was dense or long enough for you because you do tend to get very cold indeed at work? In that case, we think perhaps you might get along a little better with this similar but more tightly knit and longer extended design featured on By Robin.
15. Creepy skull gauntlet fingerless gloves
Are you actually living in a place that’s slightly warmer during the fall than where we’re from but you still want to make yourself some fingerless mitts to keep the slight draft of your neighbouring coworkers fan out, since they keep it on later into the season than you would? Then we have a feeling you’ll find a more loosely stitched pattern very good for your purposes, but if you’re looking for something kitschy and seasonal, we think this particularly spooky skull gauntlets just might be the way to go! Get the full details on Love Crochet.