Mommy’s Simply Easy Mittens Crochet Pattern
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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I’m so happy the pattern was useful!! It was very kind of you to make them for the homeless in your area. I’m sure they will really appreciate them! Best wishes, Rhondda
Thank you for this wonderful pattern. Have just completed 5 pairs for the homeless in our area
Hi Shelby, There is a video available to help you with this pattern 🙂 The cuff is worked in rows but the main mitten is worked along the edges of the cuff – so the number of rows (23 rows) you have for the cuff will fit around your wrist. The stitches used in the cuff (11 sc) will make up the height of the cuff. So the gauge using hdc is used for the actual mitten pattern (after the cuff). The main mitten is worked in rounds around the hand (so the opposite direction to the cuff that is worked in rows). Maybe take a quick look at the video to see how the cuff is made so you have a visual 🙂 Hope this helps! Rhondda
Hi, this is the first pair of mittens I’ve made but I think I’m not getting something. It says 3 hdc long should be one inch for the guage, but 11 sc is supposed to fit around a wrist for the cuff? The instructions say to fold row 1 onto row 23 but it seems like it should be folded the other direction to create the ribbed look and fit around a wrist – 23 stitches around the wrist and 11 (5.5 when folded) for the height of the cuff, not the other way around. The images look like it’s that way as well. Am I reading it wrong or are 11 stitches really supposed to fit around the wrist?
Hi Doris, This pattern is written to make the mittens using the same instructions for both the left and right hand. Hope this helps, Rhondda
Do you make both right and left mitten the same?
Hi Carol, This part? 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)
Means work *1 hdc in each of the first 4 sts and 2 hdc in the next st**. Then repeat that whole bit, from * to **, 4 times in total. You will have 3 stitches left in the round. Work 1 hdc in each of those last 3 stitches.
Hope this helps! Rhondda
On rnd2 of starting the mitt where it says 4 hdc
in next. 4 St than it says 2hdc in next st. 4x.Do you do the 2 hdc ,4x in next 4 st or do4hdc than 2 hdc in next st again from the beginning to that point
Thank you for letting me know Carly!! Have a lovely week, Rhondda
Made these for somecousins, and this pattern worked much better than others I tried. Thank you so much!
Hi Elizabeth, If you mean how do you have an opening for a thumb and not add the top of the thumb? then you would just follow the instructions for the pattern and stop after you close the top of the mitten.
If you are asking how to make this a solid mitten without an opening for the thumb? R4 – R16: repeat R3 (27) and skip the instructions written in the original pattern from R10-R16. R17: hdc2tog once. 1 hdc in each remaining st around.  Continue the pattern from R18 on to the end.
Hope this helps,
Making a pair of these mittens for a friend using Bernat Baby Blanket yarn for a friend but she doesn’t want the thumb in there. How would I go about eliminating the thumb?
Hi Susan, No I don’t. I actually created a video for a pair of these mittens in an updated yarn and you can see how to do the thumb hole here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=11m23s&v=ns037MeyZho&feature=youtu.be Hope this helps! Rhondda
Working mitten pattern, when skipping 8 stitches for the thumb hole, do you crochet the 9th stitch with separate yarn from the last stitch?
After row one on the mitt part it doesn’t say sl st or ch 1 do we sl st and ch 1 or just keep crocheting, new at this.
I just finished making Mitten #1. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern. They will be of great use in our snow storms. Just a note that I have small hands so I had to tweak the pattern in a couple ways. I did not do the increases after making the thumb hole (would be way too wide for my hands) and I skipped row 17. I also didn’t fold over the cuff because I wanted it to be tucked in my sweater or coat nice. They fit perfect! Thanks again 🙂
Very Welcome! I am happy you liked the pattern Cheri 🙂 All the best, Rhondda
Hi! I made a pair of mittens with this pattern & they are very pretty in the multi-color yarn I chose. Thank you for this free pattern – I needed something that wasn’t too complicated.
Just made these yesterday, ad I gotta say! I love them!! I did have to adjust them a bit to suit my hands, but I love how thick and cozy these are! Thanks for the free pattern!!
hI, loving the pattern so far, am making them for my girls but have a question. When you finish the mitten part it says to turn inside out. And says it again when the thumb is done. Is the thumb crochet on when it is inside out
I’m so happy you are enjoying the pattern Charlotte! Let me know if you run into any questions 🙂 Rhondda
26 is the total 🙂
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)
2 hdc in the first st (skip 8 sts), (1 sc & 1 hdc) in the next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 hdc in the next st. 2 hdc in the last st.
You are working with 19 sts (you are skipping the other 8).
Hope this helps!
Yes you may 🙂
Hi, I’m just teaching myself to crotchet and practiced the different stitches. I’m now making these mittens. I’ve made a few mistakes but it’s a good practice with this easy pattern. Thanks.
I’m confused at row 10! My stitches are not adding up to 26… I get to 22 or 24. 22 St if I don’t count the first 2 before the skip 8!what am I doing wrong? I do the 2 hdc on first St skip 8 then 1 SC and 1 hdc in St then 4 sets of 1 hdc in next 3 and 2 hdc in next st.
May I sell anything I make from your patterns? (I’d also like to put some in the bag of hats I have made for foster children,if that is ok?)
Hi Lucy, You do not need to cut the yarn you just skip the stitches and work into the specified stitch. I usually flatten the project to bring the two stitches closer together to make it easier to work into. The skipped stitches will form the thumbhole.
Hi Amelia, I used:
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi)
Hope this helps!
she said 5.50 mm. hope this helps! 🙂
what weight of yarn did you use?? Thanks!
these were turning out perfectly – until I got to row 10. I’m new to crocheting and I don’t understand what to do with the yarn when I’m skipping 8 stitches. Do I slip knot and cut. then re-attach after the skipped stitches?
What size chrocet hook do I us to make this mitten?
Mary Beth Buzzi, email@example.com
Thanks Sabrina 🙂 I love mine! If you have any questions, please just let me know, Rhondda
Can’t wait to try these! I’d love to have mitts to go w/ my hats 🙂