FREE Crochet Pattern – X Stitch Challenge Fingerless Gloves

Here it is, the first pattern in the crochet X Stitch Series Fingerless Gloves!

I will admit I was not a fan of fingerless gloves until recently, now I can’t get enough. For the first pattern of this series, I used my version of the Modified X Stitch (you can find a tutorial here), offset with a row of single crochet and a ribbed wrist. You can add bows, buckles, buttons or whatever you like to “fancy” them up too!

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XST Modeled Green Gloves logo

The younger women in the family like the bold colors,

but I prefer the more subtle neutrals.

I added a shiny buckle to this pair for me!

XSt Ivory Gloves logo

Or just add the bows without the buckles for a more casual look

XST Modeled Ivory Gloves logo

These work up so quickly I think you’ll want to make them in many colors;

Whatever colors you decide upon, I hope you enjoy making and wearing these gloves!


Xst gloves materials


  • The cuff is worked in rows and seamed, then, you will add rounds for the hand.
  • Work 1st and last stitch in both loops, work all other stitches  in Back Loop Only (BLO)
  • Join in both loops (not just Back Loop)

Row 1: Ch (12, 14, 16), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. You will have (11, 13, 15) sts for remainder of cuff rows.
Row 2: Ch1, turn, working in BLO, sc in each st to end.
Repeat Row 2 (26, 28, 30) more times.
Last Row (joining seam): Ch1, turn, bring both ends of cuff together and match sts, working through both layers, sl st to close the cuff. Do not fasten off. This is the Wrong Side of the glove.

Turn inside out so that Right Side is facing you. You will be working in rounds to complete the glove. See tutorial for XSt explanation.

Round 1: Ch1, working along side of each row, sc in each row (28, 30, 32) sts evenly around. Join with sl st to beg sc.
Round 2:
Ch3, work dc in st directly to the right of your ch3 – beg XSt made, XSt around to end. Join with sl st to top of beg ch3. (14, 15, 16 XSt)
Round 3:
Ch1, working in BLO, sc in each st around. Join with sl st to beg sc.
Round 4:
Repeat Round 2.
Round 5:
Repeat Round 3.
Round 6:
Repeat Round 2.
Round 7:
Ch1, sc in both loops of first st, working BLO, sc in each st until there are (5, 5, 6) left, sc in both loops of next st, ch (4, 4, 5), join with sl st to beg sc – thumb opening made.
Round 8:
Repeat Round 2.
Round 9:
Repeat Round 3.
Round 10:
Repeat Round 2.
Last Round:
Working in BLO, sl st around, join. Fasten off.

Round 1: Ch12, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc next 7 sts, sl st next st, [sl st, ch1, sl st] in last ch; working around other side of beg ch, sl st next st, sc next 6 sts, sl st last 2 sts, ch1, join to beg sc.
Round 2: Working in BLO, sl st next 2 sts, sc until there are 2 sts left, sl st next st, [sl st, ch1 sl st] next st; working around other side, sl st next st, sc until there is 1 st left, sl st last st, ch1, join to beg sl st. Fasten off.
Cut a piece of yarn about 10” long, cinch bow in center and tie the yarn strand around it into a knot, in a decorative manner wrap the yarn around several times to form the “bow”. Tie securely and use loose ends to sew in place. If you prefer, add buckles, buttons or bows.

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The buckles come with a shank in the middle, you simply insert the tab up, over and back under, just like when you buckle a belt.

Can you tell me how to attach the buckles. I like the buckles because it makes the gloves more elegant.

Hello, thank you for this pattern, but I do have a question. I’m learning this stitch, how do I make the combined color one? I love how it looks. 🙂

I love these! Can’t wait to make a pair. I can crochet anything but I have to give credit to anyone that can make and write a pattern because that is the real talent and I just can’t do it. Thank you for sharing!

Yes, you may sell finished products. I always appreciate credit for the pattern/design with a link to my site 🙂

So pretty! I love the neutral color, but the young kids love to pop. Great pattern. I am looking forward to seeing the next in the series. I read every post via BlogLovin. Thanks!

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