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September 19, 2017 Dragon Scale Gloves Free Crochet Pattern

Dragon Scale Gloves Crochet Pattern

Dragon Scale Gloves


I had someone ask me if I could make them some Dragon Scale gloves.  The pattern they sent me was a paid one but I found a free one and then adapted it to what I wanted.  If you want to see the original pattern I adapted this from then click here.

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Materials Needed

Yarn Brand:  Lion Brand Mandala
Yarn Color:  Spirit
Hook Size: 3.5 mm

Size Chart


Foundation Chain # # of Scales in a Row
Teen/Women’s Small 36 6
Women’s Medium 42 7
Women’s Large 48 8
Women’s Extra Large 54 9

Stitch Counts per Row


Row #

Stitch Count

14 S (40), M (46), L (52)
15 S (37), M (43), L (49)
16 S (30), M (35), L (39)
17 S (27), M (31), L (35)
18 S (30), M (33), L (36)
19 – 29 S (29), M (32), L (38)

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Stitches Used

DC = Double Crochet
DC INC -= Double Crochet Increase
SCALE = Front Post Double Crochet 4 times aound the same DC post
FPDC INC = Front Post Double Crochet Increase
Sl St = Slip Stitch
FO = Fasten Off

The Pattern

Foundation Chain
Chain 36 and Sl St into the 1st chain to make a ring.

Round 1
Chain 3, DC, *Chain 2, skip 2,  DC,  Chain 2, skip 2, DC INC,* Sl St to join   (18 DC)

Round 2
Chain 3, SCALE into 1st DC of the DC Pair – Chain 3 and 1st DC of the previous row make up the first pair. This makes the first half of your first scale. – SCALE into the 2nd DC of the first pair,  Sl St into the next DC to secure your scale.  *SCALE, SCALE, Sl St*  Sl St to join  (6 Scales)

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Round 3
Chain 3, DC, *Chain 2, DC into the center of the first scale, Chain 2 and DC INC into the stitch in-between scales.*  Sl St to join (18 DC)

Round 4-12
Repeat rounds 2 and 3 until you have 6 rows of scales.

Round 13
Chain 3, DC INC, *Chain 1, DC 3 times into the center of the first scale, Chain 1, DC 3 times into the stitch in-between the scales,* Chain 7, Sl St to join – This makes your thumb hole.

Round 14
Chain 4, DC, *DC 3 times in the next chain space,*  repeat all the way around until you get to your chain 7,  DC 3 times over the chain and Chain 1,  repeat it once more and then DC 3 times into the same stitch as the 1st stitch, Sl St to join.  (40 DC)

Round 15
Chain 3, DC,  DC 3 times into the 2nd chain space,  *DC 3 times into the next chain space,*  repeat all the way around and then Sl St into the 1st stitch.  (37 DC)

Round 16
Chain 3, DC, DC 3 times into the 1st chain space.  *DC INC into the next 2 chain spaces (4 DC total) and then DC 3 times into the next,*  repeat 2 more times, DC INC into the next chain space and then DC 3 times into the next chain space, Sl St to join.  (30 DC)

Round 17
Chain 3, DC, DC INC between the 2nd and 3rd DC and every chain space all the way around, Sl St to join.  (27 DC)

Round 18
Chain 3, DC, *Skip the next space and DC 3 times into the next 3 chain spaces,* repeat 2 more times and then DC 3 times into the last 3 spaces, Sl St to join. (30)

Round 19
Chain 3, DC INC, DC 3 times into the next chain space and every chain space all the way around, Sl St to join.  (29 DC)

Round 20-26
Repeat Round 19

Round 27
Chain 3, *DC*  (29 DC)

Round 28-29
Chain 3, *FPDC,* FO  (29 BPDC)

*Repeat pattern for the second glove.*

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Pattern Designer and Post Author: Uneeda Phipps from U-NEED-A Crafty Creation

Photos © 2017 U-NEED-A Crafty Creation

Original Pattern & Designer: Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves by Yolanda Oliver from Londie’s Handmade Crochet


My name is Uneeda Phipps but I go by Danielle. I love love love to craft and learn new techniques! I paint, crochet, and sew a variety of products. I have 2 little boys, a cat, 2 dogs, and 2 guinea pigs that help inspire my creations and a wonderful and supportive husband that makes this all possible! I am also a huge animal lover and have an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology and I used to work as a Website Designer/Marketing Manager for my sister’s business. If you have any questions or need help with anything on my website don’t hesitate to contact me.

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22 thoughts on “Dragon Scale Gloves Crochet Pattern

  1. I am trying to make your gloves. You state to back post double crochet, but if i do that my scales are on the inside of my ring and not on the outside. So wouldn’t it be front post double crochet instead or do you flip them inside out? Just a little confused on your wording. Thanks

    1. You are inserting your hook under the back of the first post in the pair and then yarn over, pull through two, yarn over and pull through the last two. The double crochets should line up to the right of the post on the first post in the pair and the left of the second post. You have to turn your work to the side as you make the scales to get it to look right. I hope this helps.

  2. I’m trying to make the gloves but I get into trouble after the scales. In row 16 I have one chain space left after following the pattern. And I do have 37 stitches in the row bellow. What am I doing wrong?

    1. This pattern is extremely forgiving. As long as you have the correct number of stitches in the row roughly where they should go then it will still come out just fine. You can just toss in that extra stitch you need right at the beginning or end.

  3. Are the shells right side up as you work them? Mine are, Im now in
    row 13 and it looks like I’m at the top of the glove but now I’m supposed to make a thumbhole?? I’m really confused.

    1. The pattern is worked from the top of the glove down. When you are making the scales you have to turn your work sideways to get the stitches to line up right. Basically you work down one DC post, turn it sideways, and work up the next DC post in the pair. The turn and swap from one post to the next is what makes the point of the scale.

  4. My glove looks upside down. The foundation row is going to show and the scales are going towards the wrist not the fingers. What have I done wrong? Definitely does not look like your picture at all. 🙁

  5. I apologize! I originally had the pattern say Front Post Double Crochet and someone told me I was wrong that it was called Back Post Double Crochet so I changed it. Someone else said that was wrong with another link to another video so I decided to consult Mikey haha. I had it right the first time and it was the Front Post Double Crochet. Again I apologize for the confusion and I hope this helps!

    Front Post Double Crochet

    Crocodile Stitch

  6. I also want to let everyone know that I will be updating this pattern soon. I am going to add a pdf printer friendly version available to purchase for $1.00 as well as create a video tutorial so I can show you hands on what to do. I’m not sure exactly how fast I will get it done but if you want to be alerted when I post the updates make sure to join my facebook groups, subscribe to my newsletter, or reply to this comment.

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