Mommy Hold My Hand Mitten Pattern

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As with many of my patterns – my designs come from a need in my life, or in another’s. This mitten is my solution to a huge problem I experienced when going anywhere with my son last winter.

I find it very difficult to hold onto Drew’s hand when he is wearing a mitten – especially when I am also wearing a mitten. All last winter I went without a mitten – even in the -30 degree weather we experienced because I just did not feel like I could maintain a secure hold on him (he is so curious and active!). Let me tell you – my hand was FREEZING! and his wrist was too – because I had to hold somewhere and if I held his hand when he tried to pull away to look at something his mitten would slide off – so I had to hold his wrist with my bare hand…so his wrist was always a bit exposed to the cold…

My solution – because I refuse to have another winter with an ice cold hand -is this mitten – which allows Drew and I to hold hands – skin to skin – inside the warmth of a combined mitten.

When we don’t need to hold hands we both put our own mittens back on.

Warm, safe and secure –

I have to tell you I am very, very happy to have this mitten and I think you will be too 🙂

Free Pattern @OombawkaDesign Mommy Hold My Hand Mitten

Mommy Hold My Hand Mitten Pattern

Hook: 4.00 mm hook and 6.00 mm hook
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart with Love (shown in photos) – I have tested both 🙂
You will want a stitch marker for this project.
Gauge: 13 rows is 4″, 8 Xsc in 4″
Finished Measurements: 14″ from cuff to cuff, widest point is 5″ 

To fit: Toddler / small child and adult medium

Abbreviations: R – row / round, ch – chain, st – stitch, sts – stitches, blsc – back loop single crochet (i.e. single crochet in the back loop of the indicated stitch only), sc – single crochet, sk – skip, Xsc – crossed single crochet stitch, sc2tog – single crochet 2 stitches together

Special Stitches:

Xsc – Crossed Single Crochet Stitch – skip 1 stitch, work 1 sc in the next stitch, return to the skipped stitch and work 1 sc in the skipped stitch

Toddler Cuff:

Use the 4.00 mm hook

You will be working this part ‘flat’.

R1: Leave an 8 inch tail of yarn and ch 9 sts, turn and beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 blsc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)

R2: 1 blsc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)

R3-R21: repeat R2 (8)

R22: 1 blsc in each st across, do not finish off (8)

This cuff measures 4.5″ unstretched

Now, ch 1 and turn and work along the row ends working 1 sc in each row end across (22 sc)

Fold the cuff in half to line up the first sc and last sc you just worked in the previous row – to allow you to continue to work in continuous rounds (make it look like a cuff)

You will continue working in continuous rounds (no slip stitch to join or chain stitches to build up height are required).

Main Mitten:

Use 6.00 mm hook

R1: 1 sc in each st around (22)

R2: (sk 1 st, 1 sc in the next st;  go back and work 1 sc in the sk st) repeat around (22)  (11 Xsc st sets)

R3: (2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts) 5 times, 2 sc in the next st, 1 sc in the last st (28)

R4: Repeat R2  (28) (14 Xsc st sets)

R5: 1 sc in each st around (28)

R6: repeat R2

R7: (2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 6 sts) 4 times (32)

R8: Repeat R2 (32)  (16 Xsc st sets)

R9: (2 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each of the next 7 sts) 4 times (36)

R10: Repeat R2 (36)  (18 Xsc st sets)

R11: 1 sc in each st around (36)

R12: Repeat R10

R13: Repeat R11

R14: Repeat R10

R15: Repeat R11

R16: Repeat R10

R17: Repeat R11

R18: Repeat R10

R19: 1 sc in each of the first 29 sts, ch 7, skip each of the next 6 sts, 1 sc in the next st, go back and work 1 sc in the last skipped st (38)

R20: (sk 1 st, 1 sc in the next st, go back and work 1 sc in the sk st) repeat 14 times; skip the next st, work the next sc into the ch 7 space, return to the skipped st and work 1 sc, work 6 sc around the chain 7, skip the next st, 1 sc in the next st, go back and work 1 sc in the sk st (38)

R21: (1 sc in each of the next 17 sts, sc2tog) 2 times (36)

R22: (sk 1 st, 1 sc in the next st, go back and work 1 sc in the sk st) repeat 18 tunes (36)

R23: (1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc2tog) 6 times (30)

R24: (sk 1 st, 1 sc in the next st, go back and work 1 sc in the sk st) repeat 15 times (30)

R25: (1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc2tog) 5 times (25) and finish off

Adult Cuff:

The cuff is worked flat

Use a 4.00 mm hook:

R1: Leave an 8″ tail,  ch 15, beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook 1 blsc in each st across, ch 1, turn (14)

R2: 1 blsc in each st, ch 1, turn (14)

R3 – R37: repeat R2 (14)

R38: ch 1, turn to work along row ends, sc 36 times evenly across (36)

R39: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, (1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog) repeat 7 times, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog (26)

Switch to the 6.0 mm hook (J)

R40: 1 sc in each st across, finish off and weave in ends

Fold the cuff in half to to line up the first sc and last sc you just worked in the previous row with the right sides (‘the good side’) facing inwards – make it look like a cuff!

Whipstich the seam shut.

Now, you have a two options:

Option 1: turn the mitten inside out and align the mitten edge with the cuff edge and whipstitch them together finish off and weave in ends, turn your mitten right side out.

OR as I did because I liked the decorative edge 

Option 2: turn the cuff right side out again and align the stitches with the mitten edge and work  1 sl st through both loops on the cuff and both loops on the mitt around (25), finish off and weave in ends

Note: when I said work the sl st through both loops – what I mean is work the sl st through the front and back loop of each sc of the cuff (R40 of Adult Cuff) and through the front and back loop of each sc of the mitten edge (R25 of mitten)

Now move to the thumb – if you want to add one 🙂

Thumb:

Use the 6.0 mm hook (J)

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R1: Join your yarn with a single crochet stitch  (Need Help? Refer to this tutorial – How to Join with A Single Crochet Stitch) to the corner of the thumb opening – into the st directly to the right of the stitches worked over the chain 6. Work 14 more sc around the thumb opening (evenly spaced) (15 total)

R2: Sl st to join and work 1 sc into the same first st, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, sc2tog in the last st (14 total not counting the sl st)

Now continue without the sl st join so use a stitch marker to mark your place!

R3: (skip the first st, 1 sc in the next st, now go back to the skipped st, 1 sc in the skipped st) repeat around 7 times (14)

R4: 1 sc in each of the next 14 sts (14)

R5: (skip the first st, 1 sc in the next st, now go back to the skipped st, 1 sc in the skipped st) repeat around 7 times (14)

R6: (sc2tog) 7 times (7)

R7: (skip the first st, 1 sc in the next st, now go back to the skipped st, 1 sc in the skipped st) 3 times, 1 sc in the last st (7)

R8: (sc2tog) 3 times, 1 sc in the last st (4)

Leave a long tail (at least 6 inches) for sewing in ends, finish off and turn the mitten inside out and weave the yarn through the remaining sts and pull tightly to cinch closed, weave in ends.

Note: When I say to weave the yarn through the remaining sts what I mean is – you have 4 sts at the end of the thumb left open take your yarn needle and insert it from front loop to back loop in the first st, from back loop to front loop in the next st, from front loop to back loop in the next st and from back loop to front loop in the last st. This weaving of the yarn back and forth through the stitches will allow you to close that hole nice and neat – when you pull on the yarn end.

Optionally you can make the same weaving of the yarn through only one loop. If you do this work the loop closest to the actual hole (so the back loop since the loop name is derived from its position to you!) and it will be a less bulky close.

Your mitten is done!

…and since Drew can be a bit difficult to photograph – (long sigh!) Darla volunteered to help me with a couple of photos to show you the mitt in use!

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29 Comments

  1. Hi Carol, I will see what I can do 🙂 When I used this with my children, it was the ‘extra’ mitten and we wore our regular mittens when we were apart so I never thought of making a spare for the other hands – because we already had our regular ones lol – but it makes total sense if you are making it and giving it as a gift 🙂 Thank you for your kinds words – it is lovely to hear my patterns are helpful 🙂 Best wishes, Rhondda

  2. Rhonnda, This is ingenious!
    Now I wonder, can I find a matching mitten pattern for Mom and child that would match? I’d hate to give my daughter/granddaughter just ONE mitten…they live back East and have BITTER, COLD winters.

    Thank you again for all the patterns you share with all of us! We have all learned SO MUCH from you – and you give so cheerfully! Wish I could buy you a cup of coffee or a lunch sometime…..
    Just please know that you are appreciated!

  3. Hi Christine, These were made with medium weight yarn [4] – Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart with Love work really well (I like with Love because it is softer). 7oz (198 g) and 370yds (338m)for the weights if you are searching for something comparable. All the best, Rhondda

  4. Brilliant idea would you kindly let me know if they were made with double knit yarn thankyou for sharing

  5. Brilliant idea please could you let me know if these were made with double knitted yarn

  6. Hi Monica, After you finish the cuff for the child:

    Fold the cuff in half to line up the first sc and last sc you just worked in the previous row – to allow you to continue to work in continuous rounds (make it look like a cuff)

    You will continue working in continuous rounds (no slip stitch to join or chain stitches to build up height are required).

    Main Mitten:

    Use 6.00 mm hook

    Hope this helps!
    Rhondda

  7. I don’t understand once you have the child’s cuff done do you join it together? Or is the whole mitten worked out flat? Then joined at the end?

  8. Hi Audrey, They are very helpful to have 🙂 I actually was using 2 for a while last winter – Darla would hold my hand on one side and Drew would hold my other hand – when I dropped them off I could just fold the end over inside and I had 2 matching mittens – worked like a charm! Have a lovely week, Rhondda

  9. I’m going to make a few of these for all my sisters who have recently had babies, I’m sure they will be walking by next winter and they would love this.

  10. Wow I love this…. thinking an adult sized one for me and my hubby 🙂

  11. Hi Angela, I didn’t make a companion mitten for this pattern – my children use their own mittens after I drop them off at school 🙂 and I fold the end for the children inside and wear them as mittens home. All the best, Rhondda

  12. Genius idea!! Is there a companion pattern for the matching mitts to make for the other hands?? I Would love this for my grtgrandaughters.
    thanks.

  13. Hi Kathy, My thumb slides into the body of the mitt when I hold my child’s hand. I made the mitt width slightly larger to allow this to be done comfortably. When I drop my child off at the school I can then pop my thumb back into the thumb bit of the mitten and fold the other end inside to wear it as a fully functioning mitten. Hope this clears up the confusion! Rhondda

  14. Why is there a thumb? If you’re holding hands you use your thumb also to keep a firm hold and it would stay warmer tucked inside with the other fingers. I do like the pattern and plan to make one for my daughter and, soon to arrive , grandson.

  15. such a sweet, wonderful idea. My 7 yo still holds my hand, hopefully I can make one. I’ve never made a mitten before.

  16. Thank you for this GREAT free pattern, I wish I had one of these when my kids were younger!! I’ll make a few anyway for family who have little ones!! Genious!!

  17. Hi Hazel 🙂 Thank you! I am really enjoying this mitt this year too – and my son loves wearing it with me which is an added bonus – if you have any questions when trying the pattern just let me know. I’d be happy to help, Rhondda

  18. Such a brilliant idea! I have a 2 year old so this is a welcome pattern. Thank you so much!

  19. Hi Colleen, I actually did this the other day! It folds in very nicely and my hand stayed toasty warm 🙂 Rhondda

  20. I would make a regular matching mitten for my other hand and just tuck the child end of this one inside along the back of my hand. That way there’s no need to change mittens.

  21. This is the greatest idea I have ever seen. Could have used this on both hands when I had two toddlers to hang on to. Love it and will make for my grnd. dghtr and grt. grnd dghtr….Happy Holidays…