Mommy’s New Mitts. Free Crochet Mittens Pattern

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A few years ago I designed crochet mittens pattern to make a pair of mittens for myself. I did not realize how popular they would become. Since the original yarn I used has become ‘retired’ since the release of Mommy’s Simply Easy Mittens, I have redesigned my mittens using a different bulky weight yarn – Loops & Threads Impeccable Yarn. You may also substitute Unique Yarn by Lion Brand as demonstrated in the Video Tutorial I have created for Mommy’s New Mitts. To watch the video on YouTube in HD please click HERE.

Mommys New Mitts by Oombawka Design

Mommy’s New Mitts –  A Free Crochet Mittens Pattern

Supplies

    • Yarn: Loops & Threads Charisma or Lion Brand Unique Yarn (shown in the video tutorial)

  • Hook: 6.0 mm (J) Amour Crochet Hook

  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, 2 Stitch Markers

Difficulty Level

EASY

Finished Size

MEDIUM

9.5 inches from cuff to finger tips

cuff is 3.5 inches

5 inches across palm (just beneath thumb)

4.5 inches across palm above thumb

thumb is 4.5 inches from tip to wrist

LARGE

11.5 inches from cuff to finger tips

cuff is 3.5 inches

5 inches across palm (just beneath thumb)

4.5 inches across palm above thumb

thumb is 5 inches from tip to wrist

Gauge

approximately:  3 sts per inch/14 rows in 6 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

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Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

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Notes

Mommy’s New Mitts are worked in one piece from the cuff to the tip of the fingers. The cuff is worked in rows and the main mitten is worked in continuous rounds. You do not need to slip stitch to join unless indicated in the pattern.

I have now included a medium size option.

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Crochet Mittens Pattern Instructions

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Medium Mittens Pattern

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 the first st, 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 9 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn (11)
R4 – R23: repeat R3 (11) (do not finish off)

Note: You will be whipstitching the cuff together at the very end of the project.

Medium Mittens

R24: 1 sc in each row end. [23]

Fold the cuff in half so R1 and R23 touch and continue working around the cuff in rounds:

R25: 1 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. [27]
R26: 1 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [27]
R27-30: rep R26

R31: 2 hdc in first st, sk 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, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, [(1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) repeat 3 times, 2 hdc in the last st [27, plus 8 skipped sts]
R32: 1 hdc in each st around [27]
R33-36: rep R32 [27]
R37: *hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [18]
R38: *1 hdc in the next st, hdc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. [12]
R39: hdc2tog around [6] finish off leaving a long tail to weave through the remaining stitches to close the top of the mitten.

Thumb:

R1: Join yarn with a sl st through the st with the st marker and the first st on the other side of the gap (sl st does not count as a st). 2 hdc in same st. 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts. 2 hdc in the first st (st with the st marker – where you began with the sl st join) [10]
R2: 1 hdc in each st around [10]
R3: Rep R2
R4: hdc2tog around [5]
R5: 1 hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc2tog [3]
Finish off leaving a long tail to weave through the remaining stitches to close the thumb.

Finishing: You will now need to return to the cuff and whipstitch the cuff together.

Large Mittens Pattern

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 the first st, 1 sc in the BL of each of the next 9 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn (11)
R4 – R23: repeat R3 (11) (do not finish off)

Note: You will be whipstitching the cuff together at the very end of the project.

Large Mittens

R24: 1 sc in each row end. [23]

Fold the cuff in half so R1 and R23 touch and continue working around the cuff in rounds:

R25: 1 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, *1 hdc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 hdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts. [27]
R26: 1 hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each rem st around. [27]
R27-30: rep R26

R31: 2 hdc in first st, sk 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, 2 hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st, [(1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st) repeat 3 times, 2 hdc in the last st [27, plus 8 skipped sts]
R32: 1 hdc in each st around [27]
R33-38: rep R34 [27]
R39: *hdc2tog, 1 hdc in next st**. Rep from * to ** around. [18]
R40: *1 hdc in the next st, hdc2tog**. Rep from * to ** around. [12]
R41: hdc2tog around [6] finish off leaving a long tail to weave through the remaining stitches to close the top of the mitten.

Thumb:

R1: Join yarn with a sl st through the st with the st marker and the first st on the other side of the gap (sl st does not count as a st). 2 hdc in same st. 1 hdc in each of the next 6 sts. 2 hdc in the first st (st with the st marker – where you began with the sl st join) [10]
R2: 1 hdc in each st around [10]
R3-R4: Rep R2
R5: hdc2tog around [5]
R6: 1 hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc2tog [3]
Finish off leaving a long tail to weave through the remaining stitches to close the thumb.

Finishing: You will now need to return to the cuff and whipstitch the cuff together.

Video Tutorial (shows the large mittens pattern being crocheted)

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13 Comments

  1. Hi Kristen, I have separate patterns for other sizes of mittens:
    https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/daddys-simply-easy-mittens-free-crochet/
    https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/darlas-easy-on-mittens/
    https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/drews-easy-on-mittens-free-crochet/
    https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/easy-on-mittens-for-the-family/
    Just ignore the button cuff part and seam the cuff instead and the patterns will give you a few other sizes to work with 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda

  2. Hi! I was wondering if you would be able to tell me how to make these in small, extra large and double extra large sizes?

  3. Hi, Joel! According to this new pattern and as mentioned in her video tutorial for it, the cuff is whip stitched together at the end after the rest of the mitten is crocheted.

  4. Thank you! I finally found a tutorial that I can follow and understand! Made my first mitts, thanks to you 😀

  5. This tutorial was very helpful…And instructions slow enough to understand what she was doing……sometimes she went too low and went off camera but was Able to pick up by what she was saying….fairly new to crochet and this tutorial is very understandable……

  6. I’ve searched high and low and have finally found my crochet mittens pattern. Thank you!

  7. Hi, i wonder if you have a pattern for a chil’s size. I love the mittens. I am new to crochet and dont know how to adjust the pattern for a 3 year old. Thank you . Carol Dee

  8. Hi Rhondda,
    Thanks for sharing your mitten pattern. The tutorial was very helpful also.

  9. I whip stitched them together. I apologize! I totally missed that in the pattern instructions. I was concentrating so much on making the video! Fixing it right now! You are very welcome for the patterns Joel 🙂 All the best, Rhondda

  10. Hi. In your old pattern you slip stitched the cuff together. If I follow the new pattern there is no mention of how to join the cuff other than folding them together. Am I missing something? Thank you for your patterns. They are lovely.