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I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year when we have an excuse to start crocheting all the warm and cosy things for winter! I can’t tell you how excited I am to share the Mystical Mitts with you today – a free fingerless gloves crochet pattern to get you in the mood for the cooler months ahead.

Scroll down for the free crochet pattern for fingerless gloves, or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version in my pattern stores:

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About the Mystical Mitts

The Mystical Mitts are a simple pair of crochet mittens packed full of crochet stitch texture, luxury and style. They are a dream to make, simply seam a rectangle and add a thumbhole – a quick and easy pattern perfect for gifts and for yourself!

The pattern includes instructions for adult sizes Small, Medium and Large and are easily adjustable to fit most people.

I can see these fingerless crochet gloves as awesome stocking fillers this Christmas or as a great addition to your online crochet store – I’m more than happy for you to make and sell as many of these as you like! I’d love to know if you do, so make sure you join HanJan to let me know!

After years of designing fingerless crochet gloves and mittens, I’m delighted to say I’ve finally got around to making a full fingered pair! My herringbone moss stitch crochet mittens are such fun to make (but you can make a fingerless version too of course!).


I used King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply to create my Mystical Mitts which is 100% wool, 50g/180m and so luxuriously soft to work with!

You will need 2 balls of your chosen colour for the crochet fingerless gloves.

I used a type of yarn to make these gloves feel lovely and luxurious. A great alternative would be to use We Crochet Alpaca Cloud 100% Superfine Alpaca, 200yds/50g that will feel so soft and gentle on your skin!

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Tension and Sizing

16 st and 15 rows = 4in x 4in

Sizes: S (M, L)

Length: 7.5 (9, 10.5) in / 19 (23, 27) cm 

Circumference: 7 (7.75, 8.5) in / 18 (20, 22) cm 


Along with the yarn to make your crochet fingerless gloves you will also need:

4mm (US 7 G) crochet hook – my favourites are Furls Streamline Swirl crochet hooks or Clover Amour crochet hooks.
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers if desired

Pattern Options

Get this fingerless glove crochet pattern free in this blog post – just scroll down! You can also purchase an ad-free, printable PDF with added extras in my pattern stores: 

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Glossary/Abbreviations (US terminology)

  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet 
  • ch(s) – chain(s) 
  • ss – slip stitch 
  • st(s) – stitch(es) 
  • RS – right side 
  • WS – wrong side 
  • rep – repeat
  • FL – front loop
  • BL – back loop
  • Working into the 3rd loop: The 3rd loop is behind the front and back loops of the hdc stitch. Work as indicated into this loop.

Stitch Pattern for the Fingerless Crochet Mitts

I love experimenting with texture in crochet and so was so p[leased to come up with this stitch pattern! It uses beginner stitches (half double crochet) in various loops of the stitch. You alternate the front loop only, back loop only and 3rd loop to create a wonderful texture that looks far more complicated than it really is!

I love it so much that I’ve also used it on my sweater scarf with sleeves and my simple crochet top pattern, plus I have more designs in the works coming soon!

Pattern Notes

  • A ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
  • For the first 5 and last 5 rows of each mitt, fasten off yarn at the end of the row and join again with RS facing for next row.
  • Pattern is written for size S, with adjustments for larger sizes in parentheses. 
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The Mystical Mitts Crochet Fingerless Gloves Pattern

This free pattern is in standard US crochet terms. The printable PDF has both US and UK terms.

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Make two matching mitts:

Foundation chain: ch 34 (37, 40)

Row 1: RS: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across [33, (36, 39)] Fasten off.

Row 2: Join yarn for first st of previous row, ch1, BL only sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2

Row 6: ch1, hdc in BL of each st across, turn

Row 7: ch1, *hdc in BL, hdc in FL, hdc in 3rd loop; rep from * across, turn

Row 8: Repeat Row 6

Row 9: ch1, *hdc in FL, hdc in 3rd loop, hdc in BL; rep from * across, turn

Row 10: Repeat Row 6

Row 11: ch1, *hdc in 3rd loop, hdc in BL, hdc in FL; rep from *across, turn

Rows 12 – 23, (29, 35): Repeat Rows 6-11

Row 24 (30, 36): Repeat Row 6. Fasten off.

Rows 25 (31, 37) – 29 (35, 41): Repeat Row 2.


With WS facing, whipstitch as follows to form mitts and thumbhole:

Small: Rows 1-17, Rows 23-29

Medium: Rows 1-23, Rows 29-35

Large: Rows 1-29, Rows 35-40

Fasten off. Turn RS out.


Join yarn to bottom st of thumbhole.

Round 1: ch1, 18sc evenly around thumbhole, ss into first sc to join [18]

Rounds 2-5: ch1, hdc in BL of each st around, ss in 1st to join 

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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  1. I’m going to use a different yarn, so I need to check gauge, You didn’t specify which stitch to use to check gauge.

  2. I would LOVE to make these! I’ve made scarves, hats, afghans and a few other items, but try as I might, I do NOT find these “beginner friendly”, unfortunately. I’ve only been crocheting for about 6 months, and I’m usually pretty good at understanding pattern directions and reading charts, but these really intimidate me! Please tell me there’s a video!?

  3. Row 2 – What does “Join yarn for 1st stitch of previous row” mean? I’ve never seen that before in any pattern instructions and I can’t figure it out. Also, are there measurements for the sizes of these gloves? I’m making Medium, but they seem awfully big if the first row is supposed to be a circumference. I need help!

    1. @Sandra L, I know this is a late response but I thought it might help others too.

      Rather than turning the work and going back and forth you tie off the thread at the end of the row and then go back to the beginning of the row and start from there.

  4. Also, does “3rd loop” mean the back post? Some people use “back loop” and “back post” interchangeably, so this is confusing. I want to make sure – if I ever figure out how to do row 2 – that I’m doing it correctly. A video would greatly help!

  5. I love this pattern! I made it in the gray for my daughter and neice. My niece is 26 and very petite so I did 2 sets of the alternating HTC instead of 3. I am making more now and have done a single row in a different color in the 4th row and 26th row. Looks sharp!

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