Easy Crochet Mittens

These really are a project for the crochet beginner. They are also ideal if you are the kind who doesn’t like following patterns.  They started out as a TV project, I needed something simple to make while we all watched TV. There was a skein of Rowan’s Silky Tweed left over from another project which had been calling to me from my stash basket (before you get really impressed that I only have a basket of stashed yarns, I should add this is just the basket I keep by the sofa for “yarn fondling” and impromtu knitting and crochet, the rest is hidden away in baskets, boxes and cupboards!)

The size of hook you use will depend on the yarn. For this pictorial I used a 4mm hook and some Herdwick yarn which found its way from my Mother in Law’s stash to mine. This pair was made for my husband.

To Begin

Make a chain approx 30 chain links long, it needs to be long enough to fit from the wrist to the middle of your longest finger. To complete the first rown, double crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook, but only into the back loop.

At the end of the row make 1 turning chain and continue in double crochet into the back loop only until the fabric you have created will wrap comfortably around the hand.

Making Up

Join the long seam together using double crochet (or your preferred method), remembering to leave a gap for the thumb. Slip stitch across the thumb gap and carry on joining the mitten together. You should slip the mitten on to your hand to get thest fit for the thumb, it should be snug not tight and not too loose. Fasten off at the end.

The Thumb

Rejoin the yarn and staring with the 1st slip stitch of the thumb gap, continue in double crochet through the back loop only “in the round” until the thumb is the required length.

Finishing Off

You can neaten the finger and wrist edges with a row of slip stitch, crab stitch, or a simple picot.  Fasten off all loose edges and turn “inside out”. Now all you need to do is repeat the process to make a pair.

Embellish, adapt as you wish. Enjoy wearing them and accept compliments with good grace. If you make a pair, I’d love to see the result


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  1. lin

     /  January 2, 2012

    I’ve been looking at easy mitten patterns for several hours and this is the easiest of them all. Thank you, I think I can do this patter in the time that I’ve allowed myself. Again thank, this is just what I needed!


  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  January 2, 2012

    Thank you, I hope you enjoy the pattern


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