In particular, I am a fan of fingerless gloves, and I saw oh so many different kinds. Even better, most of them looked easily done in crochet. So, I set out to figure out a few... Gandalf, Bombur, Ori and Oin. I haven't been able to get a good look at Bofur's yet... but I will!
The free patterns are available on Ravelry. You must be registered to download the pattern.
Here are the movie versions.. and my crochet versions.