Shell Stitch Crochet Fingerless Gloves

A little extra warmth for when you need to get things done.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Finished Size | 6″ long; 4″ wide (flat lay)

introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a little extra warmth for your hands at the keyboard or while you’re crocheting or knitting, you’re in the right place. Our shell stitch crochet fingerless gloves are just enough.

With this project you’ll get to practice our favorite ribbing technique involving crocheting through the back loop while working in rows. The band is converted to rounds where you’ll begin the shell stitch pattern.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started and written instructions to walk you through the shell stitch crochet fingerless gloves step-by-step.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Approx 105 yds; Patons Classic Wool Worsted
  • Color A – Natural Heather; approx 55 yds
  • Color B – Aran; approx 50 yds
  • 4 mm Crochet hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Fpdc Front Post Double Crochet
  • Fpdc2tog Front Post Double Crochet Two Together
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • Sts Stitches
pattern notes

Additional Notes


Finished Size

6″ long; 4″ wide
(laying flat)

Gauge

9 sts x 11 rows = 2″
(single crochet rib pattern)

Our shell stitch crochet wrist warmers begin with the band which is crocheted in rows. The two ends are joined together to start crocheting in the round. If you’re unfamiliar with the shell stitch, check out our tutorial here.

Additional Notes: Chain one at beginning of band rows and shell rounds does not count as a stitch. Chain three at beginning of rounds counts as a double crochet stitch.

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Written Instructions


Band

Row 1: With color A, ch 13. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. (12 sts)

Rows 2-36: Ch 1. 1 sc in the BLO of each stitch. (12 sts)

Do not fasten off after row 36. Fold the two ends together and slst in the BLO of each stitch. Ch 1 and cont to hand section in the round.

Hand

Round 1: Evenly space 36 sc evenly around edge of band. Join with a slst to the first sc. (36 sts)

Round 2: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch 3. *Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sk last 2 st. 2 dc in same stitch as first 2 dc. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. Break color A and join color B in last st.

Round 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. *Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk last 2 sts. Join with a slst to the first sc. Break color B and join color A in last st.

Round 4: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch 3. *Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sk last 2 st. 2 dc in same stitch as first 2 dc. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

Round 5: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. *Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk last 2 sts. Join with a slst to the first sc.

Repeat: Rep rounds 4 and 5 once more.

Next Round: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch 3. *Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sk last 2 st. 2 dc in same stitch as first 2 dc. Join with a slst to 3rd ch.

For Left Thumb Hole Only

Next Round: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk 8 sts. 1 sc in 9th st. *Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 5 sts. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk last 2 sts. Join with a slst to the first sc.

Note for left-handed crocheters: following these instructions will make the right-handed wrist warmer.

For Right Thumb Hole Only

Next Round: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. [Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st] twice. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk 8 sts. 1 sc in 9th st. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Sk 2 sts. Join with a slst to first sc.

Note for left-handed crocheters: following these instructions will make the left-handed wrist warmer.

Continue Left and Right

Next Round: Ch 3. 2 dc in same st as ch 3. *Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Sk 2 sts. 5 dc in next st. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Sk last 2 st. 2 dc in same stitch as first 2 dc. Join with a slst to 3rd ch. Break color B and join color A in last st.

Round 11: Ch 1. 1 sc in same st as ch 1. 1 sc in each rem st. (30 sts)

Fasten off and weave in ends.


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