Clusters & Crosses Fingerless Gloves

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These pretty fingerless gloves are designed to match the Clusters & Crosses Shawl. Worked in the round from the bottom(wrist) up to the top(fingers). Built from a fairly simple repeating pattern that works up quite quickly. The pattern is suitable for confident beginners through to experienced crocheters. Available in sizes Child, Small Medium and Large

Continue below to find the written pattern. Or you can purchase the PDF here, or on Ravelry.

STITCHES AND PATTERN INFO

This pattern is written using US terms

  • Fdc = Foundation Dc (tutorial can be found at https://amethystorm.co.uk/foundation-stitch-tutorials/
  • Ch = Chain
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Clu = 3dc cluster (tutorial can be found at https://amethystorm.co.uk/cluster-stitch/)
  • Chsp = Chain space
  • St = Stitch
  • Slst = slip stitch
  • XDc = X Dc’s in the next stitch
  • DcX = Dc in next X stitches
  • skx = skip x stitches
  • Rx = Round x
  • ()x = repeat instruction in bracket x times
  • ** in __ = stitches inside ** are worked in the same St/Chsp as noted after the *
  • {} = additional information for creating the next stitch
  • [] = stitch count
  • In all above instructions x counts as any number eg 2Dc, Dc10, sk5, R10
  • Ch3 at the start of each row counts as a Dc, Ch4 counts as Dc, Ch1, Ch5 counts as Dc, Ch2.

This pattern is worked in joined rounds all in the same direction.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

4mm Hook,

Dk yarn(weight3):

  1. Child – 65m
  2. Small – 85m
  3. Medium – 95m
  4. Large – 112m

GAUGE

  • 3Dc = 1.5cm length
  • 1Dc = 1.25cm height

SIZE INFO

  • Child 15cm circumference – Red instructions
  • Small 16.5cm circumference – Blue Instructions
  • Medium 19.5cm circumference – Purple instructions
  • Large 22.5cm circumference – Green instructions

PATTERN

Ensure to leave a tail long enough to use to join the gap and fasten off at the end.

1). Fdc 27[30, 36, 39], slst to 1st Fdc to create a ring

[27, 30, 36, 39 Fdc]

2). Ch3, (Dc in next st) 26[29, 35, 38] slst to 3rd Ch of Ch3

[27, 30, 36, 39 Dc]

End of Round2

PHOTO TUTORIAL FOR THIS ROUND INCLUDED BELOW, in the photo tutorials the hook points to the placement of stitches.

3). Ch5, {working backwards behind Ch5} sk 2 stitches of the last round, Dc in 3rd st {Pic1}, {working forwards} sk crossed stitches, Dc in 3rd unworked st {Pic2}, Ch2 {work behind Dc} sk 2 sts, Dc in Dc at the base of Ch5 {Pic3},

(sk crossed stitches, Dc in 3rd unworked st, ch2, {work behind Dc} sk 2 sts, Dc in same st as previous Dc) 6[7, 9, 10],

sk crossed stitches and next 2sts, Dc in same st as 2nd Dc of the round, ch2, {work behind Dc} sk 2 sts, Dc in same st as previous Dc, slst to 3rd Ch of Ch5 {Pic4}

[9, 10, 12, 13 sets of crossed stitches]

End of Round 3

4). Ch2, Clu in sp between sts at base of ch2, ch2, sk crossed stitches, (Clu in sp between sts, ch2, sk crossed stitches)8[9, 11, 12], slst to top of first Clu.

[9, 10, 12, 13 Clu, Ch2]

Additional pics for Round4 below.

End of Round 4

5). Slst into ch2sp, ch2, Clu in same ch2sp, ch2, sk Clu, (Clu in ch2sp, ch2, sk Clu) 8[9, 11, 12], slst to top of first Clu.

[9, 10, 12, 13 Clu, Ch2]

PHOTO TUTORIAL FOR THIS ROUND INCLUDED BELOW, in the photo tutorials the hook points to the placement of stitches.

6). Ch5, {working backwards behind Ch5} sk ch2 of the last round, Dc in Clu {Pic1}, {working forwards} sk crossed stitches and ch2, Dc in Clu {Pic2}, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc in previous Clu {Pic3},

(sk crossed stitches and Ch2, Dc in next unworked Clu, ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc in previous Clu) 6[7, 9, 10],

sk crossed stitches and Ch2, Dc in same Clu as worked at the beginning of the round, ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc in previous Clu, slst to 3rd Ch of Ch5 {Pic4}.

[9, 10, 12, 13 sets of crossed stitches]

End of Round6

7).  Ch3, (Dc in ch2sp, 2Dc in sp between sts) 8[9, 11, 12], Dc in ch2sp, Dc in sp between sts, slst to 3rd Ch of Ch3.

[27, 30, 36, 39 Dc]

End of Round7

8). For child size skip to R10

Ch3, (Dc in next st) [29, 35, 38] slst to top Ch3

[30, 36, 39 Dc]

End of Round8

9). Ch3, Dc in next st, ch6, sk6, Dc [22, 28, 31] slst to 3rd Ch of Ch3

[24, 30, 33 Dc and Ch6]

End of Round9

10). For child size only! All other sizes skip to R11.  

Ch3, Dc in next st, ch4, sk4, Dc 21, slst to top Ch3

[23 Dc and Ch4]

End of Round10

11). Ch3, Dc in next st, 4[6, 6, 6]Dc in chsp, Dc 21[22, 28, 31], slst to 3rd Ch of Ch3

[27, 30, 36, 39 Dc]

12). For child size skip to R13

Ch3, (Dc in next st) [29, 35, 38] slst to 3rd Ch of Ch3

[30, 36, 39 Dc]

PHOTO TUTORIAL FOR THIS ROUND INCLUDED BELOW, in the photo tutorials the hook points to the placement of stitches.

13). Ch5, {working backwards behind Ch5} sk 2 stitches of the last round, Dc in 3rd st {Pic1}, {working forwards} sk crossed stitches, Dc in 3rd unworked st {Pic2}, Ch2, {work behind Dc} sk 2 sts, Dc in Dc at the base of Ch5 {Pic3},

(sk crossed stitches, Dc in 3rd unworked st, ch2, {work behind Dc} sk 2 sts, Dc in same st as previous Dc) 6[7, 9, 10],

sk crossed stitches and next 2sts, Dc in same st as 2nd Dc of the round, ch2, {work behind Dc} sk 2 sts, Dc in same st as previous Dc, slst to 3rd Ch of Ch5 {Pic4}.

[9, 10, 12, 13 sets of crossed stitches]

14). Ch2, Clu in sp between sts at base of ch2, ch2, sk crossed stitches, (Clu in sp between sts, ch2, sk crossed stitches) 8[9, 11, 12], slst to top of first Clu

[9, 10, 12, 13 Clu, Ch2]

PHOTO TUTORIAL FOR THIS ROUND INCLUDED BELOW, in the photo tutorials the hook points to the placement of stitches.

15). Ch5, {working backwards behind Ch5} sk ch2 of the last round, Dc in Clu {Pic1}, {working forwards} sk crossed stitches and ch2, Dc in Clu {Pic2}, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc in previous Clu {Pic3},

(sk crossed stitches and Ch2, Dc in next unworked Clu, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc in previous Clu) 6[7, 9, 10],

sk crossed stitches and Ch2, Dc in same Clu as worked at the beginning of the round, Ch2, {work behind Dc} Dc in previous Clu, slst to 3rd Ch of Ch5 {Pic4}.

[9, 10, 12, 13 sets of crossed stitches]

16). Ch3, (Dc in ch2sp, Dc in sp between sts, Dc in ch2sp, 2Dc in sp between sts) 4, Dc in ch2sp Dc in sp between sts, [5 omit last Dc of the repeat, 6 omit last Dc of the repeat, 6, Dc in ch2sp, Dc in sp between sts], slst to top ch3.

[23, 25, 30, 33 Dc]

Fasten off and weave in ends. Finish off foundation row by joining the gap using your tail and fasten off.

A huge thankyou to all my fantastic testers for helping me get this pattern ready. Check out their named work in the gallery above; Tricia Coone, Tonya Taylor, im.crafty.af, mawmawsgarden, arkifede_handmade, joyfulstitchesbyemma, ampthill_crochet_group, lambtastic_lamb, Denise Thomas, o2wildfeathers.


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