Monday, October 19, 2009

Easy Crochet Mittens Free Pattern

Ok, so a bunch of people asked me for the pattern I used for the crochet Bella Mittens. I made them myself with my own pattern. I don't make mittens the way most people do so bear with me. I am putting pictures so you can see how I do it.
here is the top

and here is the bottom

Easy Mittens
by: AprilDraven

for personal use only

Yarn: Regular 4 ply worsted yarn

H hook

Rnd: round
Sc: single crochet
Ss: slip stitch
FO: Fasten off
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
fpdc: front post double crochet
bpdc: back post double crochet

*NOTE: use a marker and work in rounds*

ch 2 or form magic circle
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around (16)
Rnd 3: *1 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (24)
Rnd 4-19: sc in each sc around
ss 1, FO
(this is the hand part)
ch 2 or form magic circle
Rnd 1: 8 sc in ring
Rnd 2: *2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* rep from * to * around (10)
Rnd 3-9: sc in each sc around (7 rounds)
ss 1, FO

by this point you should have 2 pieces that look like this.

If you have bigger hands or longer hands adjust accordingly. add a couple rounds or subtract a couple rounds to make it smaller. The pieces should fit like that.

Take the thumb and sew it to the hand piece 4 stitches

then attach yarn anywhere on the bottom and sc around thumb and whole mitten. You should have 30 stitches total. (of course the count would change if you altered the pattern)

Rnd 1-3: sc in each sc around (3 rounds)
Rnd 4: *4 sc, sc2tog* rep from * to * around
Rnd 5-9: sc in each sc around
at this point if you wanted to make the entire mitten single crochet you could just keep going until you reached your desired length. I didn't I changed it up.

Rnd 10: ss1, ch 2, hdc in each sc around, ss1 to join
Rnd 11 to desired length: ch 2, *1 fpdc, 1 bpdc* rep from * to * around
ss 1, FO.

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This work by April Folts is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

Any donations are welcome and appreciated.


doll-whispers said...

Hi April,
I'm so sorry to hear that you are sick. I hope that you feel better soon. BTW Thanks for the cool mitten pattern! Get lots of rest and eat lots of chicken soup and you should be good as new in no time. :)

Megan said...

I thank you very much for this pattern. I have been looking for a really easy mitten pattern. There is just one thing in it that I haven't been able to figure out. When it says in the pattern ss1 is that to do slip stitch 1? Thanks!

AprilDraven said...

yep ss 1 is slip stitch 1. I will change it to 1 ss if that will help :D

CrochetingPixy said...

Thanks for the patterns April. My daughter saw these with me tonight and has made me promise to try to make them for her soon :D

She also saw the hat to and I have added those to my list of thins to make :D.

Hope you are doing well!

PattiAnnB said...

I've been searching for a good mitten pattern and this is IT! I made 10 pair in various sizes over the weekend. Thank you for the wonderful pattern!

AprilDraven said...

Thanks Everyone!

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Gracie04 said...

Hi April I am a beginner when it comes to crocheting due to having MD I cant knit but for some reason crocheting is easier. I LOVE these instructions!!! BUT I am stuck on round 4 "Rnd 4: *4 sc, sc2tog* rep from * to * around " I am not sure what this means can you explain?? Thanks!!!

AprilDraven said...

"Rnd 4: *4 sc, sc2tog* rep from * to * around "

Round 4: *Single crochet 4 stitches, then decrease 1* repeat from * to* around

I hope this helps

Sylvia said...

Sorry that people use your pattern to make money. I make hats & other things for cancer chemo patients & give them to them.

AprilDraven said...

Sylvie: That's great! Charity is always alright with me :)

Karen said...

I don't understand how to attach the thumb. Could you please explain it in more detail.

P.Steere said...

I already wrote asking you for a simple crochet pattern for a vest,

AprilDraven said...

Karen: I'm not sure I can. You sew part of it to the main piece you are working on and then you crochet around the entire thing.

P.Steere: I don't recall your message asking me to make a vest. I'm sorry but I don't do crochet pattern requests. I make what I am interested in making :)

imsecretagentdd said...

This pattern was awesome and super easy to follow especially since this was my first time making mittens! only problem is the diagonal line I have going across the front through the back of the mitten, I think I must've done something wrong as far as the rounds are concerned cause in the pic you posted of yours there's no line. Either way thanks so much for the pattern, keep doing beautiful work :)

AprilDraven said...

imsecretagentdd: Sounds like you joined each round with a ss. Next time don't join just insert a marker and keep going.

cchew1 said...

Good morning,April,hope you are feeling better today.I have many great grand babies that live in the cold weather and would love to make the crochet mittens but am having troubl printing it.Can you just post the instructions withp\out all the printings?

cchew1 said...

Good morning again,April,just wanted to let you know that I do alot of charity work hats afghans,etc. and ship them out to Oklahoma to "Birth Choice" that aids mothers with limited"mean"

AprilDraven said...

cchew1: I put the pictures up so it would help people. I am not going to take them down that wouldn't be fair for everyone else.

Try highlighting the text, right click select copy, then paste it in notepad or word or some program you have for typing on your computer. I hope this helps.

unicorn nut said...

I am going to ttry this one for my granddaughter. I am going to do a hat then I have to do the stringing down and then adding the gloves. My granddaughter saw one at the fair and it really cost so I am doing some experiments.

Coupon Shopper said...

Love the mittens. Will be doing them for my 9 grandkids. Almost didn't search further on the pattern because the site "All Free Crochet" has it rated as an Intermediate pattern. Luckily I went to the pattern because I've never done mittens - thought if it was Intermediate I wouldn't be able to accomplish them. But, looking it over, they seem doable.
Thanks for posting these cute doaable mittens. I really appreciate those who are talented enough to create patterns and then post them for those of us who benefit from their creation.

kathyperm said...

Thanks so much for the mittens pattern.. My grandson asked for some the other day, so this will be awesome to surprise him. He is a teenager so this will make his day ..and mine. Feel better soon.. hugs ~~~

Trash Pickers Wife said...


I just wanted to let you know that YOUR mitten pattern is THE FIRST crocheted mitten pattern that has resulted in an actual pair of mittens that I made and am not ashamed to wear in public! I am able to crochet a wide variety of items but mittens and gloves always stumped me until I tried this pattern. THANK YOU!

Alice said...

Your pattern is overlapped with comments and cannot be read. Just thought you'd like to know. Merry Christmas! Very cute mittens!

AprilDraven said...

Alice: That is a problem with your browser not the page. Maybe you don't have the page allowed? Are you using firefox,internet explorer, or some other browser? If you are using one try using another and see if that fixes it. I can assure you that everything is working fine :) Happy Holidays!

PlushyPirate said...

I can't tell you how excited I was to find this pattern -- I've been wanting mittens for like two years but refused to pay 25 dollars for a pair of good-quality fluffy knit ones. But this pattern was easy enough for even me to do (my first crochet project, a double crochet baby blanket, is still sitting half-finished after a year)! So excited about that! Even the first mitten, which is a bit deformed, looks pretty good, which must be a testament to your pattern because it sure wasn't me, lol!

Caren Franco said...

i found your pattern when i was looking for a pattern that started at the fingers and worked downwards. all of the others started at the wrist and went up. o_O

thank you for this wonderful pattern. i've made a pair and it was really easy.

everything i've seen in your blog is so cute! =)

Dawnya said...

I volunteer with Woman On Missions for my church. It is a missionary ministry. We are making things like hats, bookmarks, little drawstring bags, and dolls. Is it okay for me to make your mittens to go with the hats I am making to send to the missionaries that are overseas for the little children they witness to? Thanks so much for responding and God Bless you.

AprilDraven said...

Dawnya: Of course :) Anything that helps people in need is fine with me.

Dawnya said...

Thank you very much.

Dawnya said...

I finished the mittens, and they look great. Thanks so much for allowing me to use this pattern for charity. I posted a picture on my facebook page and linked the mittens picture to you. So maybe someone else will see what cute stuff you have. Once again thanks so much. Except for the hat I made, this is the first time I crocheted anything other than something with granny squares.

cherylann4557 said...

I thank you for an easy to read and do mitten pattern!! all the other's scared me to death to even wanna try.....but these Iam very excited to start and make!!!will look further into more of what you write too now as its so easy to read!!!! Thanks so much for sharing !!!

Rachel Bonitz said...

I have never crocheted mittens with thumbs before and was hoping to find a top-down pattern, as I prefer top-down with crochet. Thank you for posting the pattern, and I will be posting my progress on :-)

saffiertje said...

Oh my... These are so easy to make... Just finished mine! Soon will post on my blog with a link to this great pattern!

Thanx for sharing

Anne said...

Thank you, thank you THANK YOU! What a brilliant pattern. So much simpler than many other mitten patterns that leave a gap of chains for the thumb, this is SO much more straight-forward. I started making another pattern that uses a back loops only sc ribbed cuff, which I like, but I will DEFINITELY be using your pattern for the main mitten. Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing, it's a shame people take advantage and make money from your kind sharing.

Victoria said...

What an interesting approach to the construction! I'm going to have to try your method on a pair of mittens. I'll bet that with a little tweaking this method would work nicely for gloves, too... Hopefully you are feeling better! I know being sick when you have a mile long list of responsibilities can be quite a challenge.

Pagclk said...

Thanks for the pattern. Is it okay if I use it for charity? I make hat, scarf, and mitten sets for our local homeless. Your mitten pattern seems much nicer than the one I am currently using.

Lisa in Goldendale WA said...

I noticed the overlay-harmonics problem, and this can be resolved by lengthening the size of you webpage. The problem is that each item on the page has HTML descriptions that allow these to be seen, but there is currently not enough room on your page for the otherwise hidden HTML descriptions. When this happens you will see things over-laying other items. I ran into this problem myself, and argued with it for awhile, but EVENTUALLY...I did figure it out.

Love the mittens, and I will see about make a few pairs. Thank you,

Beth Ann Adams said...

Thank you so much! I've had a terrible time with thumbs!!! Your pattern is the only pattern I've found that makes any sense to me (I'm not particularly thick, I just can't make things I can't visualize)!!!!!

Christine Cunningham said...

You are such an incredible person! Thank you for sharing this pattern, now I can make beautiful matching hats and mittens to donate to those who are in need. Thank you! thank you!

Christine Cunningham said...

I hope the picture shows up. I embellished a little. Thank you for your pattern expertise!

Snuffles33 said...

I'm not quite sure how to do 2 sc and 8 in ring. What ring. Also I'm not familiar with the Magic circle.

billlovesirene said...

Easy to follow instructions and both my mittens turned out the same size!! LOL!!! Thanks for sharing your pattern. I will be making many more.

sue said...

I love it when someone takes something and does it in a different way. I have ADD so I bet this pattern would make it a whole lot easier for me to even want to start a pair of mittens. Thank you so much.
Sue said...

Hi April :) I am on my 2nd pair o mittens and loving it! Now I was you have plans... put a wonderful mitten pattern here or on etsy or kids ages 5 and 7 respectively/they live across the country so I dont have their hands to hold or measure :( and while you are at it could you do up a pattern of convertible mitts :) thank you in advance! barbarab

M. E. Wells-Suznavick said...

Fantastic. Took 3 hours to make my first pair. I am sure time will go down from there. Thank You Thank You Thank YOu

AprilDraven said...

You are welcome :)

Jennifer Bryant said...

can anyone tell me why I seem to be getting wider and wider on my 4-19 rounds. Im on row 10 currently and what I thought would fit a child is now more for an adults hand. thank you for any help!

Sharon said...

I was so happy to find these directions for easy mittens. It's been a few years since (ok, quite a few, like 30+) I last crocheted any major projects. I've begun spinning wool from my hobby flock and was looking for the perfect "first project" for my homespun wool. Any idea how many yards of 4 ply I will need to make a pair of mittens for a small adult hand?

AprilDraven said...

Jennifer: I couldn't tell you without seeing an up close picture of what you have.

Sharon: (1) 7oz. skein was good for me,(You might want to get 2 to be safe) but it all depends on how long you are making your mittens and what hook you are using.

haase78 said...

Hello I was wondering if you would cate if I used you pattern in a video posted on YouTube and linked to your blog? This is something I've been wanting to try but haven't had the time I do now lol. But I saw you make comments about selling the gloves so I thought I would check with you first.