Easy crochet mittens are a practical and economical gift for any budget. They don’t require much yarn and are fairly quick to make up. Using the yarn that is left over from other projects is perfect for mittens and saving money. Thrifty is the word for the seasons budgets.
You can make wool mittens or use synthetic yarn, but the wool is the warmest. You can also sew mittens from wool. I remember my mom using old wool coats to make up mitten for all of us. We were poor and she would trace our hands and make a paper pattern. Than she would cut up an old wool coat and make us up some mittens. With eleven kids she didn’t knit or crochet for us.
But here you will find some patterns for easy crochet mittens. Some mittens are fingerless and some have foldaway tops to be able to use your fingers. There are patterns for baby, children and adults mittens.
Free easy crochet patterns number 3197 in three sizes
The instructions may be used for either of the 3 sizes. Check yarn and hook for size you wish to make.
Materials for Infants Size
Fleisher’s Wonderized Babyfair, 1 ball; or Fleisher’s Baby Zephyr, 3-fold, 1 ball; or Fleisher’s Wonderized De Luxe Sock and Sport Yarn, 1 skein. Contrasting Color for Trimming.
White Crochet Hook, Size 3.
Gauge: 13 sc = 2 inches; 7 rows = 1 inch
Size 1 Year
Fleisher’s Casa-Laine Sport Yarn, 1 ball; of Fleisher’s Sweater and Stocking Yarn, 1 skein. Contrasting Color for trim. White Crochet Hook, Size 4.
Gauge: 11 sc = 2 inches; 6 rows = 1 inch
Size 2 to 3 Years
Fleisher’s Superior Knitting Worsted, ½ skein. Contrasting Color for trim. White Crochet Hook, Size 5.
Gauge: 9 sc = 2 inches; 5 rows = 1 inch
Left Mitten—Palm and Thumb—Ch 24.
First row (wrong side)—1 sc in 2nd st from hook and in each st to end (23 sc).
2nd row—Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st (inc. for top edge), 1 sc in each st to end.
3rd row—Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st. Repeat last 2 rows once.
6th row—Ch 1, turn, draw up a loop in each of the first 2 sts, yo and through 3 loops (dec.), 1 sc in each of the next 12 sc, ch 9 for thumb, work 8 sc on ch, work 11 sc to end of row.
7th row—Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of first 19 sts, work 8 sc on other side of thumb ch, finish row (40 sc).
8th row—Dec. 1 st, 1 sc in each st to end (39 sc). Work 1 row even.
Final row (right side)—Ch 1, turn, 1 c in each of first 20 sts (12 for side of palm, 8 for thumb); fold thumb piece double, 1 slip st inserting hook through next st and last st worked; continuing to work through both edges of thumb, work 7 sc for thumb, 1 sc in each of the next 10 sts, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in end st of each row on side (wrist), 3 sc in first st of foundation ch, 1 sc in each st on foundation ch, 1 sc in end st of each row on shaped side. Join in first st of final row.
Back of Mitten—Work same as palm for 5 rows.
6th row—Dec. 1 st at beginning of row, work to end. Work 1 row even. Repeat last 2 rows once. Ch 1, turn, work 1 row around outside edge as on palm.
Right Mitten—Palm and Thumb—Begin as for left mitten, increasing at end of 2nd and 4th row. Work 1 row even.
6th row—Ch 1, turn, 11 sc, ch 9 for thumb, 8 sc on ch, 12 sc, dec. 1 st.
7th row—Ch 1, turn, 21 sc, 8 sc on other side of thumb ch, 11 sc. Finish to correspond to left mitten.
Make back of right mitten same as left mitten.
Finishing—Hold front and back of mitten with wrong sides together. With contrasting color, beginning at wrist and working from right side of back, work 1 row sc around outside edge to other end of wrist, working through both thicknesses (1 sc in each st), continue sc around wrist, working 1 sc in each sc. Join; fasten off. Steam. Cut a strand of contrasting color, 72 ins. long. Fold in half and twist. Fold again in half. Tie a knot in each end. Allow cord to twist.
Pom-pons—Wind contrasting color 80 times around a pencil. Tie one end, trim to size. Make 6. Sew to back as illustrated.
From Fleisher Fashions, Volume 75
BACK OF HAND . . . Starting at center, ch 19.
1st Row: DC in 4th ch from hook. dc in each ch across. 6 dc in last ch; working along opposite side of starting chain, make dc in each ch across. Ch 3, turn.
2nd, 3rd and 4th rows: Skip first dc, dc in each dc across, increasing 6 dc evenly across rounded end. Ch 3, turn. Break off at end of 4th Row.
PALM... Work exactly as for Back.
Holding both pieces together, attach yarn to bottom edge and, working through both thicknesses, sc closely across rounded end.
BEADING . . . Working around cuff, ch 4, (dc around bar of next dc, ch 1) 4 times; dc in starting chain, (ch 1, dc around bar of next dc) 4 times; ch 1, dc in joining rnd. Work Beading across other side of cuff to correspond, ending with ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-4 (20 sps).
CUFF . . . Work exactly as for Cuff on Bootie.
Cut two 16 inch lengths of ¼ inch Ribbon and lace through beading.
From Coats and Clark 1956