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Easy Warm Winter Mittens – FREE Crochet Pattern

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You’re going to love these Easy Warm Winter Mittens! They’re such a great pair of mittens to keep your hands warm, as well as a fun crochet make.

 

Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

One thing that is important for me when it comes to crocheting mittens is that the stitches are quite tight.  I feel like I achieved that with these, which means they’ll keep you warm & toasty!

 

Read about my inspiration & yarn I choose or scroll on down for the free pattern. Or simply grab the printable PDF pattern:

 
Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

 

 

 

THE YARN


To make the Easy Warm Winter Mittens, I used Homestead by Plymouth.

Let’s not hide the fact that I love a good 100 % wool yarn & when I got my hands on this yarn, I LOVED IT! It’s a great yarn to keep warm with & it’s also a good yarn to crochet with. Yay!

Find this yarn here.

Below you can see a photo from when I designed the Top Down Nordic Sweater using the same yarn.

crochet top down nordic sweater  

THE BEST WINTER CROCHET PROJECT


The crochet Easy Warm Winter Mittens is as the name suggested perfect for a day outside in cold weather.

The stitch choice is what makes the mittens really warm & the crochet stitch pattern looks so beautiful.

What makes these perfect for winter is the fact that the 100 % wool yarn will keep you warm even on the coldest days.

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Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern

  Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern  

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

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Calculate how long it takes to crochet that.   

 

CROCHET EASY WARM WINTER MITTENS – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Easy Warm Winter Mittens is a beautiful crochet pattern for a pair of crocheted winter mittens. The stitch combination makes a beautiful result, and they’ll keep your really warm & toasty. 

The pattern comes in 1 size & uses amazing warm wool yarn. Size customization included in the pattern.  

Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern  

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

Read about skill levels.  

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6 Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro  

YARN:

Yarn used:

Plymouth Yarn – Homestead in color 15.  

 

Yarn amount used:  2 skeins / 110 g / 193 m / 210 yards  

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 medium yarn, Aran yarn.
  • 100 % Wool

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with BL sl st crocheted in rounds: 17 stitches & 24 rows per 10 cm / 4”.  

 

Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern  

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


One-size, customize-able.  

 

Wrist to fingertip: 24 cm / 9.4 inches

Width across fingers (forefinger to pinkie): 11.5 cm / 4.5 inch

Width across fingers (including thumb): 13 cm / 5.1 inch  

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Length can be customized in 4 ways: 
    • After round 6 to make ribbing around the wrist longer/shorter.
    • After round 19 to move the hole for the thumb up/down.
    • After round 42 to make them shorter/longer for the fingers.
    • After round 13 on the thumb to make it shorter/longer.

 

  • Width can be customized by adding/reducing the number of stitches, suggestions*:
    • Start with more/less stitches added/reduced by 2 stitches at a time. 
    • Stop/continue increasing stitches after round 19 to make the hole for the thumb smaller/bigger.
    • Add more/less chains on round 20 to make the hole for the thumb bigger/smaller and the width for the fingers bigger/smaller. 

  Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


beg = beginning

BL = back loop

BPdc = back post double crochet

ch = chain (s)

dc = double crochet

FPdc = front post double crochet

FSC = foundation single crochet

PM = place marker prev = previous

Rep = repeat

sc = single crochet

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es) 

yo = yarn over

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (FSC):

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into previous “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.  

Tutorial: Foundation Single Crochet Stitch  

 

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (BPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from back to front between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

Video tutorial for FPdc & BPdc  

Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


Make 35 stitches using the FSC method, sl st in 1st FSC made (=35 st).  

 

RIBBING: 

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in all st until end of round, sl st in 2nd from beg of round (=35 st). 

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), *FPdc in next st, BPdc in next st*, rep from *to* until end of round, sl st in 2nd ch from beg of round (=35 st). 

Round 3-6: Repeat round 2.  

 

FROM RIBBING TO THUMB: 

Round 7: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 35 st).

Round 8: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 35 st).

Round 9: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in each st from prev round until you have 1 st left, sc 2 in next st, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 37 st). 

Round 10 – 19: Repeat round 8 and 9, increasing 2 stitches every other round, at the end of round 19 you will have 47 stitches.  

 

FROM THUMB TO END:

The next round will be almost 2 rounds. We are creating the opening for the thumb and creating a new place to call the beginning of the round, marked by PM.  

Round 20: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st in BL of the next 40 st (until you have 6 st left), ch 7 st, sk 13 st (passing the old beginning of the round), sc 1 in the next 38 st, PM (= Stitches made: 1 ch, 40 sl st, 7 ch, 38 sc). 

Round 21: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st from prev round until you reach PM, skip PM, sl st in ch from beg of round (=41 st). 

Round 22: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 41 st).

Round 23: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 41 st).

Round 24-42: Repeat round 22 and 23 every other round (=41 st).  Round 43: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), *sl st 2 tog in BL of the next 2 stitches*, repeat from *to* in each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (=21 st).

Round 44: Repeat round 22 (=21 st).

Round 45: Repeat round 23 (=21 st).

Round 46: Repeat round 22 (=21 st).

Round 47: Repeat round 43 (=11 st).

Round 48: Repeat round 22 (=11 st).

Round 49: Repeat round 43 (=6 st).    Fasten off & cut yarn, leave a yarn tail to close the top.  With a needle go through the 6 stitches & pull tight to close the top.    *If you find that stitches are getting too tight on the final round, skip it & seam through 11 st instead of 5 when closing the top.   

 

THUMB:

Attach yarn in the BL of the 1st skipped stitch from round 20, sl st in BL of that stitch. Sl st 1 in BL of the next 5 st, sl st in ch from beg of round 20. This is now the beginning of the round.  

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in the next 6 st, sc 1 in the 7 ch from round 20, sc 1 in the next 6 st, sl st in ch from beg of round (=20 st). 

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sl st 1 in BL of each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 20 st).

Round 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (= 20 st).

Round 4-11: Repeat round 2 and 3 every other round. 

Round 12: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st) ,*Sl st 2 tog in BL of the next 2 st*, repeat from *to* in each st from prev round until you have 1 st left, sl st in last st, sl st in ch from beg of round (=11 st).

Round 13: Repeat round 3 (=11 st).

Round 14: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), *sl st 2 tog in BL of the next 2 stitches*, repeat from *to* in each st from prev round, sl st in ch from beg of round (=6 st).   Fasten off & cut yarn, leave a yarn tail to close the top.  With a needle go through the 10 stitches & pull tight to close the top.   

 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.  

 

Easy Warm Winter Mittens - FREE Crochet Pattern  

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3 thoughts on “Easy Warm Winter Mittens – FREE Crochet Pattern”

  1. Hello there! I love this pattern, but I have a question. Does the slip stitch at the end of each round count as a stitch?

    Thanks!

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