Crochet Mittens Pattern for Beginners

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Are you ready to dive into the world of crochet and create something super warm and comfortable? Look no further – we’ve got an awesome pattern just for you. Introducing a free and easy-to-follow guide to making cozy crochet mittens with a ribbed cuff.

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Mittens are the perfect accessory when it’s cold outside. With this pattern, you can make mittens that keep your hands warm. We’re using a yarn called worsted weight that’s just right for these mittens.

Whether you’re good at crochet or just starting, this pattern is easy to follow. And guess what? It’s free – our way of sharing creativity with you.

So, grab your crochet hook and yarn, and let’s make comfy mittens together. This easy and free pattern helps you show off your crafting skills!

If you like making these easy crochet mittens, you should check out my other free crochet patterns.

Skill Level

Beginner. This easy crochet pattern uses basic stitches in basic form and in simple repeats in both rows and rounds. 

Materials

Crochet Gauge

Crochet gauge measures stitches and rows made in one inch using a specific crochet hook and yarn. By following this measurement, you can make sure your pattern works up to be the right size and fit well.

8 stitches and 5 rows = 2 inches

Finished Size

Adult size pair of mittens: One size fits most women. 

Pattern Notes

  • The beginning of each round starts with a chain which does not count as your first stitch. 
  • After each round, join your yarn to the first double crochet stitch with a slip stitch.
  • Repeat instructions between asterisks (*) for the remainder of the round.
  • You are crocheting in the round and also working from the top of the mitten down.
  • You can make your gloves longer or shorter by repeating or not making the last row before the ribbed cuff.

Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet stitches
  • hdc = half double crochet stitches
  • sc = single crochet stitches
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only
  • flo = front loop only
  • ws = wrong side
  • rs = right side
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Crochet Stitches

Double Crochet Stitch (dc)

  1. Firstly, yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Secondly, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Then, yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  4. Lastly, yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on your hook.

Single Crochet Stitch (sc)

  1. Firstly, insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Then, yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  3. Lastly, yarn over and pull through both loops.

Back Loop Only (blo)

Worked the indicated stitch in the back loop only (blo) of the next stitch.

front and back loops

Crochet Mittens Pattern for Beginners

Make 2. 

Rnd 1: Magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc, join (12 stitches)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each st, join (24 stitches)

Rnds 3-12: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (24 stitches)

Rnd 13: Ch 2, dc in 20 sts, ch 8 and skip over the last 4 sts (this creates the thumb hole), join (20 stitches + 8 chains)

Rnd 14: Ch 2, dc in each st and in each ch, join (28 stitches)

Rnds 15-19: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (28 stitches)

Do not fasten off.

Ribbed Cuff

Pictures are from my Chunky Crochet Mittens pattern.

Begin where you left off for round 19. 

1st Step: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch, (8 stitches)

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2nd Step: Slip Stitch in the next two stitches.

3rd Step: Turn your work clockwise

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↑ 4th Step: Do not chain, sc blo in each st, (8 stitches)

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↓ 5th Step: Ch 1, sc blo in each st, (8 stitches)

Repeat steps 2-5 all the way around. 

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Finally, use a tapestry needle to sew the seam where the two ends of the cuff meet.

Thumb

Join your yarn (leaving a long tail) to the space that the blue arrow on the right is pointing to. 

Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 13 double crochet stitches around the thumbhole opening and join (13 stitches):

  • dc in the spaces that the blue arrows are pointing to. These arrows point to the sides and in between the stitches you made into the chain of 8.
  • slip stitch in the 2 side spaces that the green arrows are pointing to 
  • dc in the 4 stitches that the pink arrows are pointing to

Rnds 2-3: Ch 2, dc in each st, join (13 stitches)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in last 3 sts, join (10 stitches)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc2tog x 5 times (5 stitches)

Use a tapestry needle to sew the top of the thumb. Sew through the front loops of the 5 stitches.

Weave in all of your ends.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do you size crochet mittens?

To size crochet mittens, measure the hand circumference and length. Adjust the starting chain to match the circumference, considering the stretch of the stitch. Increase the thumb gusset based on thumb width. Compare the measurements to a standard sizing chart, making changes as needed for a perfect fit.

Is it possible to crochet mittens?

Absolutely! Crocheting mittens is a popular and enjoyable project. You can make warm mittens for cold seasons with the right skills and a beginner pattern. They will be cozy and stylish. Unleash your creativity and give it a try!

What kind of yarn do you use to crochet mittens?

When crocheting mittens with bulky yarn, opt for soft and warm options like merino wool, alpaca, or acrylic blends. Look for yarn labels that say “bulky” or “chunky”. Consider texture, color, and fiber content to find the perfect bulky yarn for cozy crochet mittens.

How do you care for crochet mittens?

To care for crochet mittens, gently hand wash in cool water using a mild detergent. Avoid wringing or twisting. Gently squeeze out excess water, reshape while damp, and lay flat to dry. Avoid exposing them to too much heat or friction.

How can I make my crochet mittens more durable and long-lasting?

To help your mittens stay tough and not wear out quickly, there are some actions you can take. Choose yarn that’s strong and make your stitches tighter. Think about adding a lining on the inside and try not to rub them too much.

Can I add embellishments or decorative elements to crochet mittens?

Yes, you can add embellishments like embroidery, appliques, buttons, pompoms, ribbons, surface crochet, or beads to crochet mittens. Let your creativity shine and personalize your mittens with decorative elements that reflect your style and add a unique touch.

How can I make my crochet mittens waterproof or water-resistant?

To make your crochet mittens resistant to water you can use a water-repellent yarn. You can also use waterproofing spray, consider adding a lining, or use a waterproof coating.

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