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  • 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Frosty Green (A)
  • 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Ranch Red (B)
  • 1 skein of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Soft White (C)
  • 1 skein of Red Heart Fiesta Yarn in Millenium (D)
  • 3.75 mm [US 5] knitting needles
  • 5 mm [US 8] knitting needles
  • 3.25 [US 3] crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch holder


  • Inc: Knit into the front and back of same stitch. 1 stitch increased.

Directions are for one size. Yarn choice and needle size will determine finished mitten sizes.

Stripe Pattern

  • 2 Color Version: 2 rows A or B, 2 rows C.

Mittens (Make 2)

  • Cuff Ribbing: With D (or desired color for solid mitten), cast on 22 sts.
  • Row 1 (RIGHT SIDE): * K1, p1; repeat from * across.
  • Repeat Row 1, 5 times more.
  • Begin Pattern
  • Next Row (RIGHT SIDE): Working in St st, begin desired Stripe Pattern (or continue in solid color) for 2 rows.
  • Shape Thumb: Row 1 (RIGHT SIDE): K10, inc in next 2 sts, k10–24 sts.
  • Row 2 and all even rows: Purl.
  • Row 3: K10, inc, k2, inc, k10–26 sts.
  • Row 5: K10, inc, k4, inc, k10–28 sts.
  • Row 6: Purl.
  • Divide for Thumb: Next Row (RIGHT SIDE): K10, cast on 2 sts, place next 8 sts on stitch holder; k10–22 sts. Work even for 9 rows.
  • Shape Top: Next Row (RIGHT SIDE): * K2tog; repeat from * across–11 sts.
  • Next Row: * P2tog: repeat from * across to last st, p1. Cut yarn, leaving a long end. Weave through remaining 6 sts, pull tightly to secure.
  • Thumb: Place 8 sts from holder onto needle; with right side facing, attach yarn.
  • Next Row: Inc, k6, inc–10 sts.
  • Work even for 3 rows.
  • Next Row (RIGHT SIDE): *K2tog; repeat from * across.Cut yarn leaving a long end. Weave through remaining 5 sts, pull tightly and fasten.
  • Sew top and thumb seams.
  • Sew thumb base to hand. With crochet hook, attach yarn or thread at thumb side of mitten on beginning edge, ch 50, slip st to other mitten at corresponding thumb edge. Fasten off. Weave in all yarn ends.



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I remember making so many pairs of little mittens with my grandmother when I was a teenager. We made them out of moose hide, fur, and beads. Some we made of felt. They were great additions to the craft table at the churchs Christmas bazaar. Everyone loved them. I would love to try knitting them. These are going on my to do list.

I made this last year for our first Christmas tree in our new home and they were a massive hit with all who came in, they were the first ornament everyone looked at and then the next question was will you make me some so I think this Christmas I will be busy making these as presents for some people)

These mittens work up so cute! I made a pair for the tree last year in solid red and I was so pleased with the way they turned out, so I made a pair for a friend and her kids used them on their dolls. I am thinking they could be made especially for dolls with a longer string rather than the short one for hanging. Does anyone have any other ideas on how to use them? They're such fun to make that I want to make more!

I love these cute mittens! I think it would be adorable to turn them into a garland. What do you guys think?

That's a great idea!

Could someone tell me where is Row 4

The pattern says "Row 2 and all even rows: Purl." So my guess would be that - Row 4: Purl

I absolutely love this pattern! It is so quick and easy to make! These are perfect for a small Christmas gift!


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