Crochet Mittens

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crochet mittens

This free pattern and photo tutorial will help you to make those cute Crochet Mittens fast and easy. Use your favorite yarn colors for the mittens and decorate them with the flowers or other appliques (snowflake, butterfly, sun) from my APPLIQUE COLLECTION.

The level of the Crochet Pattern is beginner / intermediate. I included a lot of pictures of every step and detailed explanations to make this pattern simple and easy for the beginners.

Recommended yarn: medium weight (weight category #4). I used Red Heart Super Saver in Light Raspberry. (you can also use any other color). The softer the yarn the better.

Recommended crochet hook: H 8 (5.00 mm) to I 9 (5.5 mm) or suitable size to obtain the gauge.

The gauge: 13 SC in 4'' (10 cm); 15 rows in 4'' (10 cm).

The stitches and abbreviations used in Crochet Mittens Pattern: CH - chain, SC - single crochet, slip stitch, DC - double crochet, BP DC - back post double crochet.

Note: BP DC (back post double crochet). This stitch is done as a DC stitch but instead of inserting the hook in the next stitch of the row you need to insert the hook from back to front between the posts of the first and second double crochet in the row below, and then from front to back again between the posts of the second and third stitch (like wrapping the stitch around the post on the DC from the previous row). If you unsure how to make back post double crochet stitch - you can find more here.

This stitch in combination with the regular DC helps create a ribbed effect for the cuff of the crochet mitten.

The Mittens crochet pattern comes in 3 sizes:

1. baby/toddler size

2. child size

3. adult size.

Start with the cuff of the crochet mittens.

CH (16 for baby/toddler, 18 for child, 22 for adult), join in a ring with a slip stitch.

CH 3

Row #1 of the cuff: DC in each stitch around the row, slip stitch at the end to join.

Row #2 of the cuffs: CH 3, [DC, BP DC], repeat [  ] around the row (8 times for the baby/toddler size, 9 times for the child, 11 times for the adult), slip stitch at the end to join. This means: make a DC, then make a back post DC, then another DC, another back post DC and so on.

Hint: if you do not like back post DC stitch - make all simple DC stitches - it will still look cute!

This is the completed Row #2 - the combination of Dc and BP DC stitches created the ribbed effect.

Row #3: Repeat Row #2, make sure that BP DC stitches of this row are done exactly around the posts of the BP DC stitches of the Row #2 and DCs of this row are done in the DCs of the previous row.

Row #4: CH 1, SC in each stitch but add 4 stitches spaced evenly in this row. You will have 20 stitches if you are making the baby/toddler size, 22 stitches for the child and 26 stitches for the adult size.

Row #5: SC in each SC (do not make CH 1 in the beginning of the row and do not make a slip stitch at the end of the row - work in spirals instead and use a stitch marker to indicate a beginning of the row).

Size Baby/toddler: make 2 more rows like Row #5, slip stitch at the end of the last row, go to Row # 13.

Size Child: make 4 more rows like Row #5, slip stitch at the end of the last row, go to Row #13.

Size Adult: make 6-7 more rows like Row #5, slip stitch at the end of the last row, go to Row #13.


How to make a hole for the thumb:

Row #13: After the slip stitch: CH 5 for the baby/toddler, 6 for the child or 7 for the adult size).

Row #13 continued: SC in the 5th (6th or 7th) stitch depending on the size, SC stitches till the end of the row.

Row #14: SC in each SC around the row. (Make stitches IN the stitches of the chain (Row #13), not around the chain).

Baby/Toddler size: Make 2 more row as Row #14, go to Row #21.

Child size: Make 4 more row as Row #14, go to Row #21.

Adult size: Make 7 more row as Row #14, go to Row #21.

Row #21: Decrease 3 stitches spaced evenly

(You will have 17, 19, 23 stitches)

Row #22: SC in each SC

Row #23: Decrease 3 stitches spaced evenly

Continue to make rows of SC stitches: in each row decrease 3 stitches spaced evenly, until you have no more stitches left. fast off, secure and weave in the end.

How to make a thumb for the crochet mitten:

Attach the yarn to the edge of the hole. Row #1: CH 1 and work around the hole for the thumb inserting the crochet hook around the edges: SC 10 for the baby size, SC 12 for the toddler size, SC 14 for the adult size.

Row #2: SC in each SC around the row.

Baby/Toddler size: Make 2 more rows like Row #2, go to Row *.

Child size: Make 3 more rows like Row #2, go to Row *

Adult size: Make 5 more rows like Row #2, go to Row *.

Row *: Decrease every 2nd stitch until there is no more stitches left and the finger is closed. Fast off.

Make the second mitten exactly as the first one - there is no difference between the left and the right mitten.

The crochet flower pattern for the mittens you can choose here:

Crochet Flower Patterns

For my mittens I used this one:

Crochet Daisy Pattern


The crochet mittens are ready!

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