Darla’s Easy-On Mittens Patterns

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Darla’s Easy On Mittens Patterns

© 2013, Oombawka Design
Please scroll down for the free pattern.
Size: Child (7 inches Length:/4 inches Width)

Gauge:

Cuff: 4 sc/4 rows of blo sc = 1 inch (2.5 inches length/2.75 inches wide)
Mitten: 4 hdc/3 rows of hdc = 1 inch (4.5 inches length/4 inches wide *widest part*)

Materials:

Bernat Softee Chunky [5] bulky  (164 m/180 y)(100 g/3.5 oz) < 1 ball (the colour used above is New Denim Heather)
2 buttons (the ones in the photo are size 18 mm – Gutermann 95 2542)
5mm crochet (US 8/H) hook
Stitch markers
Yarn needle
Scissors
Abbreviations: blo: back loop only, sc: single crochet, hdc: half double crochet, ss: slip stitch, st: stitch, sts: stitches, FO: finish off, hdc2tog: half double crochet two together, AL: adjustable loop
Third Loop of SC stitches: 

Cuff:

Row 1: Chain 9
Row 2: this row is worked in the 3rd loop only (backside of the chain), sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and each st across, chain 1, turn [8]
Row 3: sc blo across, chain 1, turn [8]
Row 4-22: repeat Row 3  [8]
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Fold the cuff in half, so the beginning stitch is now located on the top right-hand corner.
Slip stitch to the first chain of row 1 (see Figure 2)
Continuing around the top of the cuff:
Round 1: sc around the top of the cuff (beginning in the stitch to the left of the ss) [22] (see Figure 1)
Round 2: 1 sc in blo, of each of the first 17 sts, 1 sc in 3rdloop only of each of the last 5 sts [22]
Round 3: 1 sc in 3rd loop only of the first 17 sts, 1 sc in both loops (normal crochet) of each of the last 5 sts [22]
Round 4: (1 hdc in each of the first 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) 5x, 1 hdc in the next 2 sts [27]
Round 5-7: hdc around [27]
Left Hand Round 8: 1 hdc in each of the first 6 sts, skip the next 7 sts, 1 ss and 1 hdc in the next st (14th st), 1 hdc in each of the next 13 sts [20]
Right Hand Round 8: 1 hdc in each of the first 20 sts, skip the last 7 sts, 1 ss in the 1ststitch of the next row to join [20]

Round 9-14: hdc around [20]
Round 15: (hdc2tog) 10 x [10]   *I stitch this round tightly*
Round 16: hdc around [10]
Round 17: sc around [10]
Round 18: ss to the first st, leaving a long tail for sewing; cut the yarn;  turn the mitten inside-out and weave the ends of the yarn through both loops of the sc round;  tighten firmly and weave in loose ends

Thumb

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With the thumb opening on the left-hand side of your work, join the yarn with a slip stitch, to the stitch just to the left of the palm of the mitten (Figure 3).
Round 1: 1 hdc in the same st you ss to, hdc around [8 hdc]
Round 2: ss to the 1st hdc of round 1, 1 hdc in each st around (except the one you ss into) [7 hdc]
Round 3: ss to the 1st hdc of round 2, 1 hdc in each st around (except the one you ss into) [6 hdc]
Round 4: sc around [6 sc] , leaving a tail for sewing; cut the yarn; turn the mitten inside-out and weave the ends of the yarn through both loops of the sc round; tighten firmly and weave in loose ends

Closure:

Create an adjustable loop (AL).
Round 1: 12 hdc into the AL (find your button and make sure that it fits into the centre-hole created by the 12 hdc in the AL – you can tighten your loop but ensure you do not tighten it so much that your button no longer fits through)
Row 2: chain 1, sc once into the 1st hdc of Round 1, chain 1, turn [3]
Row 3-5: 1 sc in each of the 3 stitches you created in row 2, chain 1, turn [3]

Row 6: sc around the entire closure [22], ss to the beginning sc of the row (do not finish off)

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Attachment of Closures:
Please see the diagram and photo below for assistance.
Place the closure above the ‘valley’ row on the furthest edge of the cuff.  Join the closure with a slip stitch before single crocheting through the closure and around the post stitch of the ‘valley’ row.  Crochet (sc) along the entire edge of the closure and then slip stitch into the cuff before cutting and weaving in the ends of the yarn.
Next, attach your button.  I also attach this in the valley area of the cuff.
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Easy-On Mittens

The Third Loop.

Some of my patterns will ask you to work in the “third” loop.  This is referring to the stitch located behind (and slightly to the left-side) of the back loop.  If you twist your stitches slightly you will see it hiding back there.  I find it easiest to grab this loop by inserting my crochet hook through the back loop (from the back) and then bringing it back out slowly on the left-hand side to ‘hook’ the third loop with the ‘hook’ part of the crochet hook.

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19 Comments

  1. Hi Stefanie, I recommend you use this pattern instead which was the one I wrote for my son to wear – they are a toddler size – the exact same mitten just smaller. https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/drews-easy-on-mittens-free-crochet/ I totally forgot to make a video for this style of mitten. I did do a video for my Mommy’s New Mitts pattern but I do not currently have one for this style. If you have any questions about the basic mitten itself the video from Mommy’s New Mitts will help. If it is for the closure addition to the cuff let me know and I will try to help. I have also added it to my video to film list so that I don’t overlook this again! Thanks very much for the reminder, Rhondda

  2. Hi! I want to make these for my nephew, who’s 1 year old. I want to add a string that can be passed through his jacket sleeves, so he doesn’t lose them. Do you think that using a smaller hook size will reduce the size enough? Thanks! PS. Did you ever complete your video tutorial?

  3. i wish you had a video on these cuz i can’t figure out the part with the 3rd loop makes no sense to me i really love these for little ones but i can’t get that part can you please help i saw the picture you put on of it but i have bad eyes and can’t make heads or tails out of what you are show Rhondda

  4. These are so cute and I’ve been looking for an easy baby mitten pattern. 🙂

  5. 🙂 They keep their hands nice and warm! If you have any questions please just let me know – I’d be happy to help 🙂