I love how these mittens turned out! I was making the hat and was absolutely determined to make matching mittens, but I wasn’t really sure how to pull it off. This is the part of crochet that I actually really enjoy. There is a sense of pride when you think of how something should look then you go ahead and make it. For me, putting together a new pattern isn’t always a quick process. It’s writing things down as I go, then taking it all apart and scratching out my instructions then starting over, and over, again and again. That is exactly how this mitten went, but the end result makes it all worth it. Hopefully you enjoy these mittens as much as I do.
These mittens were made to match the crochet cable hat that I made a couple of weeks ago. To make a matching set, check out that pattern at this link here.
TIP: Because this stitch tends to be looser, a liner would go great with these mittens. I personally get a pair of cheap dollar store gloves and slide them into the mittens. I prefer this because there are always instances where I need to pull our hands out of my mitts. By having the gloves unattached, I can keep my hands covered so my fingers don’t get cold.
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- size H/8-5.00mm hook
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn of any colour
- embroidery needle
- dollar store gloves (Optional)
- ch – Chain
- slst – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- dc – double crochet
- bphdc – back post half double crochet
- fphdc – front post half double crochet
This pattern is broken into four parts; the body, top, cuff and thumb. I will begin with the body, then to the top, the cuff and finally the thumb.
Body of mitten:
Row 1: Sc into the second st from your hook. Sc in each st for the row. You will have a total of 21 stitches. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2-11: Skip the first st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the first skipped stitch, making sure that you pull the yarn over so that it does not bunch the 3 dc together. This forms the first cable cluster. *Skip the next st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the skipped st.* Repeat * until the end of the row. Dc into the last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
Row 12: Skip the first st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the first skipped stitch. Dc into the next st. Ch 3 sts and skip 4 sts (this will make the thumb hole). *Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the first stitch before the 3 to form another cable cluster st. *Skip the next st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the skipped st.* Repeat * until the end of the row. Dc into the last stitch. Ch 2, turn.
NOTE: Row 12 is where the thumb hole will be made. The left and right hands will be made the same here, however, when it comes to stitching the seams together at the end, make sure that one is opposite to the other.
Row 13: Skip the first st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the first skipped stitch. *Skip the next st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the skipped st.* Repeat * until the end of the row. Dc into the last stitch. Ch 2, turn. ***When working through the thumb loop, count each ch as a working stitch.***
Row 14: Skip the first st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the first skipped stitch. *Skip the next st. Dc into the next 3 sts. Dc into the skipped st.* Repeat * until the end of the row. Dc into the last stitch. Ch 2 and tie off the end, make sure to leave a long tail so that you can stitch the seam together.
Using the embroidery needle, fold the body of the mitten in half. Make sure that the seam will be on the inside of the mitten (left and right will be opposite).
Top of mitten:
Row 1: Hdc around the top opening of the mitten. Work 26 stitches around evenly. Slst to join the round. Ch 1.
Row 2-4: Hdc in the first and second st. Decrease with a hdc st in the next. * Hdc 2 stitches then decrease in the next.* Repeat this for the entire round. Slst to join. Ch 1.
At the end of row 4, ch 1 then tie off your end. Make sure to leave a long tail again. Using your embroidery needle, weave the tail around the opening of the top of the mitten. Pull the string tight to close the opening, then tie off and weave in the loose end.
Cuff of the mitten:
Row 1: Hdc around the the bottom of the hat. Evenly work in 26 sts (if you have a larger wrist, add more stitches in increments of 2). Slst to join then ch 1.
Row 2-7: *Fphdc in the 1st stitch. Bphdc in the second stitch.* Repeat * for the entire row. At the end, slst to join then ch 1.
When the cuff is long enough (seven rows was enough for me), tie off the end and weave in any loose ends.
Thumb of the mitten:
Join your yarn at the top or inside of the thumb opening. This will ensure that the seam will be hidden.
Row 1: Hdc around the opening. Evenly work in 14 stitches. Slst to join the round then ch 1.
Row 2-3: Hdc in each st for the row (14 sts). Slst to join, ch 1.
Row 4-8: Skip the first st. Hdc around the rest of the row. Slst to join, ch 1.
NOTE: At the end of row 8, you should have 9 stitches for the row.
Row 9: Using the hdc stitch, decrease in every st for the round. Skip the last st and simply slst to join then ch 1 and tie off your end.
Using your embroidery needle, weave the tail around the opening of the top of the thumb. Pull the string tight to close the opening, then tie off and weave in the loose end.
That is all there is to this mitten. The hat and scarf make a great pair and will definitely make a great gift set for Christmas and other winter events! Let me know in the comments below what you thought of this pattern. If you have any questions please let me know how I can help. Happy crocheting everyone!