Savannah’s Baby Mittens Pattern

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Here is another free crochet pattern for you 🙂 Savannah’s Baby Mittens Pattern. These mitts are totally customizable.  You pick the yarn, crochet hook and stitch and make the mitts to fit your baby’s wee hands.  These thumbless mittens are worked in the round from the fingers to the wrist, in one piece.

Savannah’s Baby Mittens Pattern

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Savannah’s hands are almost 5-inches wide and 4-inches long (from her middle finger to her wrist).  These mitts were made to be 5.25″ in circumference (before stretching) and 5″ in length.

 These mitts are made to go with the sweater I crocheted earlier this summer,the booties I blogged about last Thursday and the bonnet that I made and will be sharing with you all soon.

First, I will share the pattern I designed for these exactmitts and at the end of the post I will tell you how to customize this design to your preferred yarn, hook and hand-size.

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Savannah’s Baby Mittens Pattern – (5.25″ circumference, 5″ length)

Hook: 3.50 mm
Yarn: Estelle South Pacific (DK/8 ply)

Abbreviations: ss (slip stitch), hdc (half double crochet), sc (single crochet), st (stitch), R (round), hdc puff stitch (half double crochet puff stitch – see special stitches)

Special Stitch: hdc puff st = yarn over hook, insert hook into specified stitch, pull up a loop; yarn over hook, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop (5-loops on hook), yarn over hook and draw through all 5-loops on the hook, ch-1 to finish the stitch

Note: The initial chain 1 (ch-1) and ending slip stitch (ss) do not count toward the stitch count in each round.  The ss is worked in the first stitch of the round (the first hdc stitch). You don’t work into the ch-1 or the ss (ever!); just skip over them 🙂

Create an  1) adjustable loop (magic loop) or  2) chain-2 and ss to form a loop

R1: ch-1, 6 hdc in the loop, ss to the 1st st of the round (6)
R2: ch-1, 2 hdc in each st around, ss to the 1st st of the round (12)
R3: ch-1, [1 hdc in the first st, 2 hdc in the next st] 6 times, ss to the 1st st of the round (18)
R4-14: ch-1, 1 hdc in each st around, ss to the 1st st of the round (18)
R15: ch-1, 1 hdc in each st around, *do not ss*, turn (18)
R16: ch-1, 1 sc into the space between each hdc of the previous round; around, *do not ss*, turn (18)
R17: ch-1, [hdc puff st in the first st, ss in the next st] 9 times (18)

Finish off and sew in loose ends.

Wrist ties: In a contrasting colour of yarn and with a 2.75 mm crochet hook, ch-80 and finish off.  Weave the chain through the last round of hdc stitches (I went between every 2 sts).  Sew the ends of the chain into the last few stitches of the chain to finish it off.  The tie can now be used to gently tighten the mitts to secure them around the baby’s wrists.  The length of the ch-80 is approximately 12.5″ long.

How to weave the tie through the last row of stitches

Repeat the process for the 2nd mitt.


For Savannah’s mitts the finished dimensions are 5.25″ circumference and 5″ length.

To make a pair of mitts 5.25″ circumference you will need to crochet a flat circle diameter (FCD) of approximately 1.7″. The FCD is made-up of the increase rounds (see rounds 1-3 above).

FCD and Crochet Image for Mittens


To make it easier – because I know math can really scare some people off 😉 here is a chart for you with some measurements.

4″ circumference = 1.30 FCD
4.5″ circumference = 1.45 FCD
5″ circumference = 1.60 FCD
5.5″ circumference = 1.75 FCD
6″ circumference = 1.90 FCD
6.5″ circumference = 2.10 FCD

Crochet Flat Circle Diameter

Find the circumference you would like to make (the measurement around the widest part of the hand) and then crochet to theFCD specified (or as close to it as you can get).

Baby Fist photo from DTL on MorgueFile for Crochet Measurement
Photo Credit: DTL on MorgueFile

You can do this in single crochet, half double crochet, or double crochet – or a speciality stitch.

If you need more than the 3-increase rounds I showed above (i.e. you are using a lighter weight/smaller hook combo, or a shorter stitch) this is basically how you would proceed:

(2 stitches in each stitch around)
(1 stitch in the first stitch, 2 stitches in the next stitch) around
(1 stitch in the first 2 stitches, 2 stitches in the next stitch) around
(1 stitch in the first 3 stitches, 2 stitches in the next stitch) around
(1 stitch in the first 4 stitches, 2 stitches in the next stitch) around

…until you reach your chosen FCD.

Please note:  if your FCD is not FLAT then you need to increase the starting number of stitches…so if 6 makes your piece curl up, try 8, 10, or 12…

Crochet Baby Mittens Pattern from Oombawka Design

For the length, decide how long you want the mitts (measure from the fingertip to the wrist) and add 1-inch for the ‘cuff’ of the mitt.

For my pattern I stopped hdc rounds once the length of the mitten reached 4.75″ and then added the final 2-rounds of the pattern.

If you have any questions, please let me know – I will be happy to help 🙂

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  1. Hi,
    So sorry I could not find this before… Here’s my question (already posted in the “general comments” area):
    R16: ch-1, 1 sc into the space between each hdc of the previous round; around, *do not ss*, turn (18)
    I don’t understand what the “space between each hdc of the previous round” means. Please explain. Up to that row, I was doing fine!
    THank you.

  2. Hi Yes, They can. The approximate measurement for a baby’s hands are: 4 to 4.25 inches circumference. So you would work your flat circle diameter (as explained above i the instructions) to 4.5″ circumference = 1.45 FCD. Then you would work in rounds until you reach the length you want for the mitts. I think approximately 4 to 4.25 inches should be good for the length. Hope this helps! Rhondda

  3. I’m so happy to have JUST discovered this site ! I’ve been on the hunt for an easy free crochet pattern for a slipper that’s done all in one piece. It could be in the round. It’s for an adult. It would go up above the ankle. I need a beginner or easy pattern. Do you think you could help me with this ? I Love Love Love your site & I’m SO VERY EXCITED to have found it !!!! Thank you so much !!!

  4. This is my favorite pattern. I had to go out and buy an E hook as I have at least 2 or 3 of just about every size, but couldn’t find an E!

  5. Hi, thank you so much for sharing this pattern.3.50 hook is my favourite, so I am always on the hunt for patterns with this size. Loving your other patterns also.