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Easy Crochet Mittens

By: Julie Huston From Treasures Made From Yarn

Every girl needs a pair of cozy mittens for the winter season.  Before the temperature starts to plummet, make yourself a pair of these Easy Crochet Mittens.  Made with bulky yarn, these simple mitts can be crocheted up in hardly any time at all!

If you love easy crochet mittens and easy crochet gloves, be sure to check out these other winter wearables!:  Chunky Crochet Mittens, Beginner Mittens for All, and Colorful Texting Gloves.


  • Chunky worst weight yarn
  • Size I crochet hook



  1. Starting at cuff: chain 11
  2. Row 1: sc in second chain from hook, sc in the remaining stitches, ch1 turn (10 sc)
  3. Row 2: sc in back loops of each sc across, ch1, turn
  4. Repeat row 2 until 20 rows are completed.
  5. Turn work to the side and work in continuous rounds.  Row 1: work 20 sc along side of the cuff mark the first and the last stitch
  1. Row 2: 2 sc in the first stitch, sc until the last stitch, 2 sc in the last stitch (22 sc) again, mark the first and the last stitch.  Repeat row 2 until you have 30 sc. 
  2. Setting up for the thumb:  sc in the next 4 sc, sc in the next sc and mark this stitch. sc in the next 21 sc, skip the next 8 sc, sc in the marked sc. (22 sc)
  1. Marked stitch is first sc in each row.
  2. Row 1: sc in each of the 22 sc around.
  3. repeat row 1 for 10 rows, or about 1 1/2 inches below desired length.
  4. Decrease for top of mitten:  Row 1: sc 2tog, sc in the next 4, sc 2tog, *sc in the next 5, sc 2 tog* repeat around
  1. Row 2: sc around
  2. Row 3: *sc in next 4, sc 2 tog* around
  3. Row 4: sc around
  4. Row 5: *sc in the next 3, sc 2 tog* around
  5. Row 6: *sc in the next 2, sc 2 tog* around finish off.
  6. Thumb:  sc in the first unworked sc (mark this stitch) and in the remaining 7 sc, 2 sc in the side of the mitten (10 sc) 
  1. do two more rounds of sc
  1. Row 1: sc in the next 3 sc, sc 2tog, repeat one more time
  2. Row 2: sc around
  3. Row 3: sc in the next 2 sc, sc 2 tog, repeat one more time, finish off.
  4. Sew in ends, and sew up side seam for cuff.
  5. Of course, make the other mitten.

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If you are looking for a charity project for a local homeless shelter, or to gift to families in need for this Christmas, this pattern is it. You can use the nicer quality (ie. softer) yarn worsted weight, like Red Heart Soft or the Loops and Threads Impeccable (SO many great colors!), and you can probably crochet 2 pair of mittens with one skein.

I wish there was a size...are these women's, kids ???

Hi there, This pattern is meant for adults but can be adjusted for all ages. Thanks! - Julia from FaveCrafts

This pattern is confusing, speciall where the thumb starts. I crochet the first four stiches, marked the fifth, sc 21 stiches, then skip 8 stichtes? This is where you lost me. There are not 8 stitches to skip. The cuff also seems very small. Can you explain the skip 8 stitches part? Thank you.

Hi there, We have contacted the designer of this pattern and will update as soon as we received more information. Thanks!


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