I have had many requests for a pair of women’s mittens – the same as my men’s pattern – and without further ado…here they are:
Mommy’s Simply Easy Mittens
I have created an updated version of this pattern with a supportive video tutorial if you would like to take a look. It walks you through the process of making the mittens from start to finish – with a few small changes (cuff is whipstitched closed instead of slip stitch closed). The free pattern is Mommy’s New Mitts and uses a yarn which is currently available for purchase.
Free Crochet Pattern, From Oombawka Design
10.5” from wrist to middle finger-tip (cuff is 3”)
5.25” across palm (at widest point)
4.00” upper hand width
1 ball of Bernat Softee Chunky Bulky Weight Yarn (Retired) (approximately 8 wraps per inch)
5.50 mm crochet hook
Gauge: 3 hdc = 1”, 2.75 rows = 1” (please use any yarn/hook combination to reach this gauge)
ch = chain, st = stitch, sts = stitches, sl st = slip stitch, sc = single crochet, hdc = half double crochet, BL = back loop, x = times, sc2tog = single crochet two stitches together, hdc2tog = half double crochet two stitches together, pm – place marker, R = row or round
Cuff (worked flat):
R1: ch 12 (12)
R2: beginning in the 2nd st from the hook, 1 sc in each st across, ch1, turn (11)
R3: 1 sc in each st across in BL only, ch1, turn (11)
R4 – R23: repeat R3 (11) (do not finish off)
R24: Fold the cuff in half . You will be slip stitching through both layers of the cuff. When folded, “Row 1” is above “Row 23”. Slip stitch through the “Row 1” chain and through the BL only of “Row 23”. (11) (do not finish off)
Mittens (worked in continuous spirals):
R1: sc evenly around the top of the cuff, 23 times, sl st into the BL of 1st sc of the round, ch 1 (23)
R2: (1 hdc in each of the first 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 4x; 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts (27)
R3: 1 hdc in each st around (27)
R4 – R9: repeat R3 (27)
R10: 2 hdc in the first st; skip the next 8 sts and place a marker in the 8th skipped st, *these 8 skipped stitches form the thumbhole for the mitten*; continuing around the outside of the mitten, (1 sc & 1 hdc) in the next st, [(1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 4x], 2 hdc in the last st (26)
R11: 1 hdc in each of the first 2 sts, 1 hdc in the st with the marker from the row below (do not remove the marker), skip the sc stitch and continue working around the mitten, 1 hdc in each remaining st around (26)
R12: 1 hdc in each st around (26)
R13-17: repeat R12 (26)
R18: (hdc2tog) 13x (13)
R19: 1 hdc in each st around (13)
R20: (hdc2tog) 6x, 1 hdc in the last st (7), finish off, leaving a long tail
Turn the mitten inside-out, thread the tail on a yarn needle and weave it through the stitches, tighten to cinch the ends closed.
With the opening for the thumb on the left-hand side of your crocheted work; attach the yarn to the furthest stitch on the right-hand side of the opening.
R1: join new yarn with a sl st, ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around including the one with the stitch marker, sl st to the same stitch you joined the new yarn (10) *note the sl st and the ch 1 count as stitches for this round* (you can remove the stitch marker now!)
R2: 1 hdc in each st around (10)
R3-4: repeat R2 (10)
R5: (1 hdc in the first st, hdc2tog) 3x, 1 hdc in the last st (7)
R6: (sc2tog) 3x, 1 sc in the last st (4), FO leaving a long tail (*note this round was single crochet*)
Turn the mitten inside-out, thread the yarn tail onto a needle and weave it back and forth through the remaining stitches of the thumb, pull to tighten and weave in ends.
Repeat for the 2nd mitten.
I made this pair for myself. They are very comfortable!
To adjust the size – longer or shorter, I recommend decreasing/increasing the number of repeats between R13-R17 of the Mitten instructions.
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