Knitted Mitten Ornaments Pattern
The Knitted Mitten Ornaments Pattern adds a warmth to your Christmas decorations that money simply can't buy. After all, nothing beats decorating your home with handmade Christmas minis like this. This year, make your Christmas knitting patterns work for you by choosing ones with multiple uses! These knitted mitten ornaments from Red Heart are soft and precious, adding a light touch to your Christmas tree. You can also hang them on your mantel or create a garland to hang around the home. But that's not all! These adorable knit mittens also make great DIY gift toppers for loved ones. Wrap them around your packages or attach them to gift bags for a sweet gift embellishment anyone is sure to love.
NotesDirections are for one size. Yarn choice and needle size will determine finished mitten sizes. Refer to yarn labels for appropriate size needles, and use accordingly.
Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
GaugeGauge is not critical for this pattern.
- 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
2 Color Version: 2 rows A or B, 2 rows C.
MITTENS (Make 2)
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.
Next Row (RIGHT SIDE): Working in St st, begin desired Stripe Pattern (or continue in solid color) for 2 rows.
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.
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.
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.
- Knit into the front and back of same stitch. 1 stitch increased.
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