Basic Fingerless Gloves/Wrist-Warmers Tutorial
Use any hook and yarn you please, though I suggest using stretcher fibers. If you use a non-stretchy yarn, crochet a little looser. :)
I prefer back-and-forth joined rows with odd rows worked in the back loops and even rows worked in the front loops. This will give the gloves a little more stretch and make all odd the ridges on one side.
I also like to use a slightly bigger hook to do the initial chain, then a smaller hook for the rest of the glove. This keeps the chain row from being too tight. For example, I'll use a 6.0 hook to chain and 5.0 hook to do the rest of the gloves.
1. With your larger hook, chain enough to fit loosely around your fingers where you want the end of the glove to reach. Slip stitch to join to make a circle.
2. In back-and-forth joined rows, double crochet each row until it reaches the inside of your thumb. Work odd rows in back loops and even rows in front loops to give the gloves more stretch and ridges.
3. Continue back-and-forth rows as in #2, but do NOT join, until long enough to comfortably connect at the base of your thumb.
4. Slip stitch to join
5. Continue back and forth joined rows until your glove is as long as desired. Repeat for glove #2.
You can make countless variations on this pattern. Add a broomstick lace edge, incorporate fancy stitches (like drop-stitch, as pictured), alternate colors for each row... whatever you can think of! Enjoy! :)