Finger-less Gloves made from Socks!

I suck at knitting and crocheting. Even though I taught  myself to sew, I cannot for the life of me knit something that will actually LOOK nice. 🙂 However, I’ve been drooling (not literally though) over all these beautiful “finger-less glove knitting patterns.” and then I had this brilliant idea, “use socks!”

So off to the dollar store I went, and I found some cute wool socks (OH YEAH!) to help me “fake” it.
First, determine the “fit” you want for your sock gloves. I wanted mine to be pretty long. Your thumb should ideally be where the heal starts to curve. Cut it out, leaving a 1/4 ” seam allowance.
Next, turn your sock inside out.  Fold the rims down where the green dash lines are. This will insure that there will be no fraying. Where all the blue dash lines are in the final picture, sew together. 
You can totally do this by hand. No Sewing Machine (or knitting needles 🙂 required! 

Turn it inside out again (so it will really be right side out 🙂
I decided to sew on matching heart patches too. 
When sewing a patch, make sure to do your stitches starting on the inside of the patch, and then going outside the patch.

Not a bad transformation! A lot cheaper than buying a knitting pattern and supplies too (you can’t beat $1 can you? 🙂

Think of all the fun possibilities! (Really cute patterns, or even matching Socks and Gloves!) 
I just love the way they turned out. And they seriously only took 5 minutes (and that included me photographing the whole process!)

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  1. Anonymous

    December 12th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I love your idea I will totally will be doing this soon. Txs!!! Oh I found yourblog in Pinterest LOL

  2. Hannah Hathaway

    December 12th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Thanks! That's great! I love Pinterest. 🙂

    <3 Hannah

  3. Hayley Hutchins

    December 13th, 2012 at 1:46 am

    Ah, so clever! And adorable!

  4. Hannah Hathaway

    December 13th, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Thanks Hayley! <3

  5. Sarah Mae

    December 14th, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Those are adorable. I can't even sew with a needle and thread though, so I wouldn't be able to even make these! hah

  6. Hannah Hathaway

    December 14th, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Haha! I hate sewing by hand, but this project really isn't hard at all. You should give it a try!

    <3 Hannah

  7. Sheri Bedford

    December 14th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I use those fuzzy slipper socks, just cut the holes. I don't even sew them and they don;t fray. Been doing it for years. My fingers get cold when I use the computer a lot. These help .

  8. Hannah

    December 14th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Great idea! 🙂

  9. BJewelryBox

    December 14th, 2012 at 5:15 am

    How cute and very clever! I'm SO doing this!
    Thanks Hannah!

  10. Hannah Hathaway

    December 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Yay! Go for it! <3

  11. An Geli Ka

    December 14th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I love this simple idea !!! Great !! And it would be also poosible to do a little bit knitting for a colourful end – because i have no socks with a pink stripe ;-))
    Greatings from Germany !

  12. Hannah Hathaway

    December 14th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Good idea!

    Love, Hannah

  13. Pinterest Tutorials

    December 16th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I love the idea. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Hannah Hathaway

    December 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    My Pleasure! 🙂

  15. Anonymous

    December 22nd, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Great idea! I found you on I can't wait to try this.

  16. Eco-Friendly Freckles

    January 2nd, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Love this idea! Thank you for sharing; I think I will give this upcycled craft a shot with some ugly, old men's white Hanes socks…Is there any way that I can make these old socks go from ugly to cute?! I hope so and I'm excited about the challenge! Perhaps they will look nice if I sew on an embellishment heart like you did. By the way, these fingerless gloves adorned with a heart would make a fantastic Valentine's Day gift! Thank you again for the great idea! 🙂

  17. Hannah Hathaway

    January 2nd, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    That is a great idea to make them as a Valentine's Day Gift!

    This works best with socks that are not stretched or too worn. So as long as they fit your hand & don't sag I say go for it!

    You could always try to do some beading or patch work (like the hearts) or even try dying your socks to be more colorful! I used wool'ish socks so that they have the appearance of being knitted & are really warm.

    Keep in mind that you can always get nice/fun socks from the dollar store too!

    Hope that helps!

    <3 Hannah

  18. Brenda J

    February 4th, 2017 at 1:15 am

    You could dye your white socks and make them a cute color. You could also add an applique or ric rac on the edges or even a pretty trim sold by the yard.

  19. Patti

    January 12th, 2013 at 3:13 am

    You are way too smart!

  20. Hannah Hathaway

    January 12th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Haha, thanks! 🙂

  21. Crafty Green Poet

    January 15th, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    this is a brilliantly easy pattern! I can't knit so this is perfect and I've got several pairs of socks that are worn at the heel and toe that I could use up like this…

  22. Hannah Hathaway

    January 15th, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Awesome! It is so easy and works great with up cycling old socks too!

  23. Brosch Direct

    February 27th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    This are truely amazing. I keep showing everyone at work making them guess what these gloves are made from and no one guess right. Brilliant stuff 🙂

  24. Hannah Hathaway

    February 27th, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    That's so funny! So glad you love them! <3

  25. Fingerless gloves

    April 4th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Love this idea, fingerless gloves are cool and usefull, will try it right know ! Thanks for sharing !

  26. Hannah Hathaway

    April 5th, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Let me know how they turnout! 🙂

    <3 Hannah

  27. Wholesale Gloves

    April 9th, 2013 at 12:54 am

    You are so cool, I like your DIY, I also like your post.

  28. Hannah Hathaway

    April 9th, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Thanks! 🙂

  29. Anonymous

    May 10th, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    This is so awesome!!! I can't sew, but this looks so easy even I could do it! 😀 Thank you!

  30. sparklypencils

    November 7th, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    This is totally cool! It is easy and practical. I will definitely do this. Thank you for the idea.

  31. Anonymous

    November 16th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    done 🙂 really bright but simple idea 🙂

  32. Tammi

    December 10th, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I LOVE these!!! Super cute!!! I have done something similar with the toe socks…where I cut off the tips of the toes and using the "big toe" for the thumb. They came out pretty cool too and you can get some pretty funky designs to with those. But I think I def like yours way better!! TY for sharing! =D

  33. Hannah

    December 10th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    That's a great idea! So glad you like them! 🙂

  34. Aunt Brenda

    December 22nd, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    To make them fancy, Crochet an 2-3 row edging around the Top with Eyelash or any fuzzy yarn. Makes a Cuff around your arm. Then Crochet or knit Hat to match!!

  35. Colorful Canary

    March 4th, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Love them! Thanks for the great tutorial, I featured them on my blog :

  36. Anonymous

    October 28th, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    What a terrific idea!I saw some of the negative comments on LIfehacker, but those were simply silly. Thanks for the idea and the tutorial. Your creativity and this project will help many people have warmer hands – very important for those with arthritis or limited funds. Please continue sharing your creativity with the world.

  37. Ofra

    January 11th, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Thank you! I pictured this in my mind and your tutorial helped the gloves come to life!

  38. Lenna HAnson

    January 1st, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    I used the same idea except with fancy and Lacey girl socks. They become very dressy.

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