Crochet Mittens Pattern for Beginners

Stay cozy and chic with my crochet mittens pattern, designed to fit most women!

This quick and easy project will keep your hands toasty warm while adding a touch of handmade flair to your winter wardrobe. The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler wearing her mittens crochet design


Skill Level

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

Project Materials

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Crochet Gauge

8 stitches and 5 rows = 2 inches

Finished Size

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

  • 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.

Etsy Shop

This pattern is also available as an ad-free PDF pattern in my Etsy Shop.

Related Patterns

You may also like my Bulky Crochet Mittens, Fingerless Gloves, and Hand Warmers patterns.

  • 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

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

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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.


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.

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