First published January 05, 2007; Oscar’s Crocheted Fingerless Mittens was my very first crochet pattern every published on the blog. I still remember typing up the pattern in my college apartment all those years ago — and my complete delight when my new friend Diane shared a photo with me that she had made a pair & loved them! You can see other’s finished projects over on Ravelry.
Over the year’s I’ve often wondered where these two pairs of fluffy fingerless gloves ended up. If I ever come across them, I’ll share some updated photos too. In the meantime, here is a revised and updated version of the pattern. Hopefully a little easier on the eyes to read. Read the original pattern post here.
Well the first pair that I made of these reminded me so much of Oscar the Grouch’s fur, so I decided to name them after him. They are Crocheted fingerless gloves, super warm and super quick to crochet up. Plus, they only take one skein of bulky yarn to make. I wanted to keep the pattern to one page, so I’m posting the gauge, abbreviations, and alterations here.
Chunky Baby Alpaca or something similarly fluffy, softy, and big
Size US I (5.25mm) crochet hook
Yarn Needle for finishing
Half double crochet
Working in the round
To make a larger size (my hands are a “woman’s medium”) – increase your foundation chain by 2 per size increase.
12 hdc & 8 rnds = 4″ square
ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
rnd = round
beg = beginning
sts = stitches
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
Leaving a long tail, ch18. Join the chain into a ring by working a slst into first ch made.
RND 1: Ch2, work 1hdc into sl st. Work hdc into remaining 12 chains. Work sl st into the 2nd ch that was worked at beginning of rnd. There are now 16 hdc in the 1st rnd.
RND2: Ch2, work 1hdc into 1st hdc from hook. Work hdc in ea remaining hdc. Work slst into 2nd ch st at beginning of rnd.
RND 3-6: Work as rnd 2.
RND 7 (RS): Ch2, hdc in ea hdc to beginning of rnd. Turn work.
RND 8 (WS): Ch2, hdc in ea hdc to beginning of rnd. Sl st to join over gap. Turn work.
RND 9 – 13 (RS): Work as RND2.
RND 1: Ch2, work hdc into next 2hdc sts. Hdc into 3rd st from end of rnd. Hdc last 2 sts of rnd. Sl st into 2nd ch at beginning of rnd. There are now 6 stitches.
RND 2: Ch2, work 1 hdc into 1st hdc from hook. Work hdc in ea remaining 5 hdc. Work sl st into the 2nd ch st at beginning of rnd.
RND 3: Work as RND2. Cut yarn, pull loose end through loop to finish.
Join the yarn with a slip stitch in the next st from index finger. Ch2, work into next 2 hdc sts. Hdc into 3rd st from Index Finger. Hdc into last 2 sts of rnd. Hdc into bottom rnd of Index Finger. Sl st into 2nd ch at beginning of rnd. There are now 7 stitches.
RND 2 & 3: Work as RND 2 & 3 of Index Finger.
Join in yarn with a slip stitch in the next st from middle finger. Ch 2, work into next hdc st. Hdc into 2nd st from Middle Finger. Hdc into last st of rnd. Hdc into bottom rnd of index finger. Sl st into 2nd ch at beginning of rnd. There are now 5 stitches.
RND 2 & 3: Work as rnd 2& 3 of index finger.
Join in yarn with a slip stitch in the next st fom index finger. Ch 2, work into remaining sts, 2 hdc into bottom round of ring finger. Sl st into 2nd ch at beginning of rnd. There are now 4 stitches.
RND 2 & 3: Work as rnds 2 & 3 of index finger.
Join in yarn with sl st along thumb hole. Ch2. 1 hdc into side, 2 along the top, 2 along the other side, and 2 along the bottom. Sl st into 2nd ch at beginning of rnd.
RND 2 & 3: Work as RND 2 & 3 of index finger.
Weave in all ends.
Make a second for the other hand and enjoy the pair!
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