Let’s make some crocheted mittens! Mommy’s Simply Easy Mittens Crochet Pattern is now available in size small and medium and includes a video tutorial to walk you through making the mittens from start to finish.
For a larger mitten please use Daddy’s Simply Easy Mittens Pattern. It also has a step-by-step video tutorial and is available for free right here at Oombawka Design.
For a smaller size mitten please use my Warm Crochet Baby Mittens Pattern.
Make this simple seamless crochet hat to go with your mittens! It uses the very same yarn and just single crochet and double crochet stitches.
Mommy’s Simply Easy Mittens Crochet Pattern
- Yarn: King Cole Drifter Chunky (check your local yarn shop here). Find it online here. (affiliate link) 3.52 oz (100 g) and 170 yds (156 m). 69% Premium Acrylic, 25% Cotton and 6% Wool. Chunky Weight Yarn . Machine wash warm (permanent press cycle), tumble dry cool (low heat).
- Colors: 1 skein Toronto (Shade: 2169; Dye: 619232)
- Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm (H) Clover Amour (affiliate link)
- Finished Project: Mittens Medium: 3.2 oz (91 g) and 155 yds (142 m)
- Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle), Stitch Markers (optional)
King Cole Subtle Drifter Chunky can be substituted for the King Cole Drifter Chunky. Another great option is Big Value Tonal Chunky yarn. (check your local yarn shop here). Find it online here. (Affiliate Link). Finished Project: Mittens: 3.87 oz (110 g) and 184 yds (167 m).
Using a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook:
On a flat surface.
- Palm width approximately 5 inches across (includes base of thumb).
- Upper hand width approximately 4.25 inches across (without thumb).
- Cuff width approximately 3 inches and length (before seaming) approximately 7.5 inches.
- Mitten length including cuff approximately 10.75 inches.
If you use a 5 mm (H) crochet hook instead you can make a Small Adult Mitten with the following measurements:
On a flat surface.
- Palm width approximately 4.75 inches across (includes base of thumb).
- Upper hand width approximately 4 inches across (without thumb).
- Cuff width approximately 2.75 inches and length (before seaming) approximately 6.5 inches.
- Mitten length including cuff approximately 10 inches.
Using a 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook:
- Approximately 12 half double crochet per 4 inches and 10 rows in half double crochet per 4 inches.
- Approximately 14 sc per 4 inches and 12 rows sc per 4 inches.
Using a 5 mm (H) crochet hook:
- Approximately 13 half double crochet per 4 inches and 11 rows in half double crochet per 4 inches.
- Approximately 15 sc per 4 inches and 14 rows sc per 4 inches.
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
- bl – back loop
- ch – chain
- hdc – half double crochet
- hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
- g- grams
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- Rnd – round
- RS – right side
- rem – remaining
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- yds – yards
- * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
-  – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
- Free Crochet Stitch Dictionary
- How to join a new ball of yarn
- Simple closing method for mittens
- Mommy’s Simply Easy Mittens Video
- Leave a 6-inch tail of yarn when you begin each section for seaming and finishing.
- We start by working the cuff of the mittens in rows.
- After the cuff, the remainder of the mitten is worked in rounds.
- We leave a hole for the thumb (we skip stitches) and then we add the thumb of the mitten after the main mitten is complete.
- Do not slip stitch to join, or chain additional stitches unless specified.
- The pattern is written using a 5.5 mm (I) hook for the size Medium Adult mitten. Use a 5 mm (H) hook to make a smaller sized adult mitten.
- To increase the overall length of the mitten in the palm area, work additional rounds between Rnd 3 and Rnd 9 of the mitten.
- To increase the overall length of the mitten in the upper hand (finger area of the mitten) work additional rounds between Rnd 12 and Rnd 17 of the mitten.
- For Daddy’s Simply Easy Mittens see this post and video tutorial.
- Add this project to your Ravelry Library here
- Watch the full video tutorial for Mommy’s Simple Easy Mittens here.
Mommy’s Simply Easy Crochet Mittens Pattern
This project is crocheted from the cuff to the top of the mitten in one piece.
Using your 5.5 mm (I) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):
The cuff is worked in rows.
Cuff measures approximately 3 inches wide X 7.5 inches long.
R1: Ch 12, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each rem ch across, ch 1, turn. [11 sc]
R2-R23: 1 sc in the bl of each of the next 10 sts, 1 sc in the last st, ch 1, turn. [11 sc]
Do not finish off.
R24: Fold the cuff in half. You will seaming the cuff using a slip stitch seam. When folded, “R1” is on the top and “R23” is on the bottom. Slip stitch through the bl of the R23 st and the fl of the R1 ch, for each st across. [11 sl st]
Do not finish off.
Proceed to the main mitten pattern below.
Main Crochet Mittens Pattern
The main mitten is added directly to the top edge of the cuff.
I spaced mine by working 1 sc for each row end (not including the seam).
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each row end of the cuff. [23 sc]
Rnd 2: 1 sc 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**. Work from * to ** 3 times. 1 hdc in each of the last 3 sts. [1 sc, 26 hdc]
Rnd 3-Rnd 9: 1 hdc in each st around. [27 hdc]
Rnd 10: 2 hdc in the first st, sk the next 8 sts (place a stitch marker in the 8th skipped stitch), 1 sc and 1 hdc in the next st. *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 hdc in the next st**. Work from * to ** 5 times. 1 hdc in each of the last 2 sts. [1 sc, 25 hdc]
Note: we skipped those 8 stitches to make the thumb hole. We will be adding the thumb in this space at the end of the project.
Rnd 11: 1 hdc in each of the first 2 sts. Work 1 hdc in the st we marked with the stitch marker in Rnd 10, sk the next st (the sc), 1 hdc in each rem st around. [26 hdc]
Rnd 12-Rnd 17: 1 hdc in each st around. [26 hdc]
Decrease Rounds to Shape the Top of the Mittens.
Rnd 18: Hdc2tog around. [13 hdc]
Rnd 19: 1 hdc in each st around. [13 hdc]
Rnd 20: Hdc2tog 6 times. 1 hdc in the last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [7 hdc]
Finish off leaving a 8 inch tail of yarn. Thread your yarn end on your needle and weave your yarn and through the loops of the final round, pull to tighten and then weave the yarn end in on the inside of the mitten. Please see this tutorial for assistance.
Adding the Thumb to your Mittens
Place the mitten on a flat surface with the thumbhole opening on the left-hand side of your crocheted work, attach the yarn to the furthest stitch on the right-hand side of the opening. This stitch already has 1 stitch in it from the main mitten. (see image below)
Rnd 1: Sl st to the right-most stitch to join, ch 1 (we are counting this ch 1 as our first st), 1 hdc in each rem st around, including the one with the stitch marker. Sl st (we are counting this as a stitch) to the first sl st to join. [8 hdc, 1 sl st, 1 ch]
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the ch 1, 1 hdc in each of the next 8 hdc, 1 hdc in the sl st to join from Rnd 1. Sl st to the first hdc to join. [10 hdc]
Rnd 3-Rnd 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in each st around. Sl st to the first st to join. [10 hdc]
Rnd 5: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the first st, hdc2tog. *1 hdc in the next st, hdc2tog**. Work from * to ** around to the last st. 1 hdc in the last st. Sl st to the first st to join. [7 hdc]
Rnd 6: Sk the first st (where you have the sl st to join), sc2tog around. Sl st to the first st to join. [3 sc, 1 sl st].
Finish off leaving a 8-inch tail of yarn for finishing. Thread your yarn end on your needle and weave your yarn and through the loops of the final round, pull to tighten and then weave the yarn end in on the inside of the mitten. Please see this tutorial for assistance.
Proceed to finishing instructions.
Finishing Instructions for your crocheted mittens:
- Weave in any remaining yarn ends.
Repeat the instructions for a second mitten.
Let’s make some mittens! Mommy’s Simply Easy Mittens Crochet Pattern is now available in size small and medium and includes a video tutorial to show you how to make the mittens from start to finish. Crocheted with Bulky Weight Yarn and a 5.5 mm hook.
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