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Beginner Friendly Crochet Mittens

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Once of my most requested tutorials has been… beginner friendly crochet mittens! I went to Montana last week, so I was in need of something to help keep my hands warm, so this was a great chance to make these for you!

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Video Tutorial embedded at end of the post 😉

Materials

One size fits most. If you have small hands you can do less rounds for the mitten body.

Stitches and abbreviations used:

  • rnd – round
  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch (insert hook, yarn over, pull through all loops including loop on the hook)
  • sc – single crochet (insert hook, yarn over, pull through)
  • sc blo – single crochet back loop only (insert hook in back loop, yarn over, pull through)
  • hdc – half double crochet (yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through 3 loops)
  • hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together in order to decrease (yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, insert in next stitch, yarn over, pull through, yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook)

US to UK terminology

sc = dc

hdc = htr

hdc2tog=htr2tog

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Instructions

Mitten Cuff

  • Start with 2 strands a create a slip knot.
  • ch 16
crochet mitten cuff
  • (Row 1) In 2nd chain from hook, sc in each foundation chain all the way down 
  • (Row 2) ch 1, turn work and sc in each stitch all the way down
  • (Row 3) ch 1, turn work and sc in the back loop only all the way down
  • (Row 4) ch 1, turn work and sc in the back loop only all the way down
crochet mitten cuff size

Repeat rows 1-4 until your cuff measures 8 inches.

Join short sides of cuff with slip stitch, do not trim or finish off yarn.

join crochet mitten cuff

Decide ahead of time if you want this to be your Right or Left mitten.

Mitten Body

*tip, weave in strands as you begin to make the body of the mitten

begin crochet mitten body
  • ch1
  • Round (rnd) 1 place a hdc at the end of each row from the cuff.  At the end of the round, place a stitch marker and continue with your hdc in a spiral. No need to sl st and ch 1.
  • rnd 2-5 – place 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around.
  • rnd 6 – Before you begin the 6th round place 6 slip stitches to allow for thumb hole.  The stitch directly above the stitch marker should be slip stitch #3. After the 6 sl sts, hdc for the rest of rnd 6.
crochet mitten thumb hole
  • rnd 7 – As you finish rnd 6 and reach the slip stitches from the previous round, ch 6 to go “over” the slip stitches.  You will skip those 6 slip stitches and then continue hdc.
crochet mitten thumb hole
  • rnd 8 – 1 hdc in each stitch going all the way around including the ch 6.
  • rnd 9 – 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around
  • rnd 10 – 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around.  Place 2 hdc2tog on the palm side of the mitten.
  • rnd 11-12 – 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around
  • rnd 13 – 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around. Place 1 hdc2tog on the palm side of the mitten
  • rnd 14 – 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around
  • rnd 15 – 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around, Place 2 hdc2tog on the palm side of the mitten
  • rnd 16 – 1 hdc in each stitch all the way around
  • rnd 17 – 1 hdc in each stitch, Place 2 hdc2tog on the palm side and finish the round with a sc and sl st to smooth out the round.

Leave a long tail and fasten off.

crochet mitten top

Thread the long tail through a yarn needle and sew through the top of the stitches from the 17th round. Pull yarn tight and weave in ends to secure the opening from the outside of the mitten to begin with, but then insert the needle and finish from inside the mitten. Weave in any ends and trim.

crochet mitten thumb hole

Thumb hole

  • attach yarn to opening on the palm side of the mitten. 
  • pull up with hook and chain 1.
  • sc in each stitch all the way around in a spiral fashion until the thumb measures 3.5 inches long (mind was 10 rounds)
  • cinch up the end of the thumb in the same way as the top of the mitten.

Weave in any ends.

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