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The Best Crochet Dragon Gloves Pattern Ideas

Today’s theme is all about crochet dragon gloves pattern ideas, so don’t wait and make yourself this winter staple! In Quick Roundup series I share 5-10 best ideas for crochet techniques, projects and patterns that caught my eye, so stay tuned for next parts!

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What characterizes crochet dragon gloves?

This unique kind of gloves feature a special technique that imitates dragon scales, so that’s where the name comes from! The stitch I’m talking about is called crocodile stitch, because it resembles reptile’s skin.

The most popular types of dragon scale gloves 

It’s quite obvious that the most popular are fingerless ones, because they have the simplest shape. Crocodile stitch is quite complicated and decorative, so the easier the construction of the glove, the better. Dragon gloves differ in length and combination of stitches, but what they all have in common is the fantasy look!

I’m a beginner. Will I be able to make it?

I think you will be, but it will require some patience to learn new techniques! As I’ve already mentioned, crocodile stitch requires some practice, so keep it in mind. Other than that, there’s no better project to learn it with, because gloves work up fast and eat much less yarn than other projects!

Every kind of yarn has different qualities, so be sure to know what’s what before you start. Learn more about types of yarn in my Yarn 101 Series!

Crochet Roundup

Below you will find a selection of crochet dragon gloves pattern ideas that are easy and fun to make! I’m sure there’s your next project hiding somewhere, so check them out!

Anna’s Dragon Scale Gloves by Anna Bednarz
*free crochet pattern*

Anna’s project combines two crochet stitches and colorful yarn to achieve truly remarkable effect. Addition of crocodile stitch in the palm part of the gloves make them look like blooming flowers, right? If you look closely at the pictures below, you’ll see how delicate color changes transform each glove into a work of art.

This project is a free crochet pattern available on, or through

Little V’s Dragon Keeper Gloves by Little V & Me
*free crochet pattern*

Ready to add some sparkle to your crochet projects? Little V’s dragon gloves feature not only stunning rainbow colorway, but also silver thread that glitters in the light. If you’re not a fan of such novelties, no worries, because in the bottom photo you can clearly see that this design looks great without it as well.

This project is a free crochet pattern available on

Erebor Dragon Scale Gloves by In Stitches – Crochet by SL

There are many types of dragons, right? Red ones, blue ones, rainbow ones… As you can see, there’s a type of dragon gloves for every mood you can possibly have. SL shows that the whole range of colorways can be employed to make these lovely accessories, so choose the one you like most and start today!

  • photos by In Stitches – Crochet by SL on

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Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves Version by mlkcrawford
*free crochet pattern*

Oh how I love this colorway! Mlk Crawford used Caron Skinny Cakes yarn in the Plum Pudding colorway, but did the trick of choosing the same color to start both gloves. This way both pieces start with deep violet and feature a little bit of yellow in the finger part – clever, huh? Take a look at the photos!

This project is a version of the free crochet pattern called Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves by The Yarnivore UK, available on

Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves Version by lynsewsnknits
*free crochet pattern*

Why not go for simpler choices, such as one color, or speckled yarn? Both of these will create a truly dragon-like look, because subtle speckles add to the resemblance to uneven reptile’s skin. What’s more, dense crocodile stitches will surely make your hands warm, so try them and make yourself a new winter staple!

This project is a version of the free crochet pattern called Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves by The Yarnivore UK, available on

Dragon Scale Stripe Mitts by Hooked by Kati

These gloves are something different, because Kati decided to work them sideways! It’s a very clever technique, because it totally changes the look. As you can see below, crocodile stitches point sideways and colors create long vertical stripes. If you want to try something new, this pattern is definitely a way to go, so keep it in your library!

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Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves by The Yarnivore UK
*free crochet pattern*

There’s nothing better than using multicolored yarn for such projects, because you don’t have to worry about coming up with your own combinations. You just buy stunning ombre yarn and crochet away! I recommend choosing the yarns with many short color changes, because they will be better visible in such small project.

This free crochet pattern is available on

Dragon Scale Fingerless Gloves by Knotty crochet lady
*free crochet pattern*

Rich fall colors and shiny yarn already account for a major win, but this combination used in the dragon gloves is even better! Short version like this one by Knotty Crochet Lady will eat less yarn than the long one for sure. Simple stitches and construction make it a great project for ambitious beginner, because the fun is in the making of crocodile stitch!

This project is a free crochet pattern available on

Dragon Gloves by Jessica Bowman
*free crochet pattern*

Jessica’s fingerless gloves will be a perfect choice for those of you who simply love fall and its colors! Classic combination of granny and crocodile stitch creates “scaley” look, but it’s the yarn that plays the main role here. As you can see, color changes appear so often that even ‘scales’ next to each other can be of different colors.

This project is a free crochet pattern available on, or through

Basic Granny Dragon Fingerless Gloves by Emma Ward
*free crochet pattern*

This pattern is for those of you who care about the looks, because Emma’s project is definitely the most stylish of all! These gloves don’t really offer much protection for the hands, but they will come in handy as sleeve extensions. In the photos you can see how triangular piece utilizes crocodile stitch – making it look like real scales!

This project is a free crochet pattern available on

That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share, and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!

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