The Perfect Fit Mitten - Free Crochet Pattern for Beginners

When I learned to crochet WAY back in high school, my very first project was a scarf.  My second project was mittens, and right now I am wishing I kept them as a comparison!  I didn't even know that crochet patterns existed back then, so my mitten was basically "sc until it fits your try to make another one that matches".

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The mitten pattern I am sharing with you today is the third member of my Crochet Basics series.  I call these patterns "basics" because they are simple, unembellished patterns that are perfect for learning, teaching, selling or gifting!  They are also a blank canvas for your own customization!  I think these mittens would look awesome with some adorable appliques on them :)

This pattern is also easily customizable in length.  Add or subtract rows as necessary to make them fit just how you want them!  I used a fairly tight tension with this project to make them nice and warm, so if you typically crochet with loose tension you may want to make a gauge swatch before starting this pattern!



  • Ch: chain

  • Sl st: slip stitch

  • HDC: half-double crochet

  • HDC2tog: half-double crochet two together

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15 HDC x 11 rows = 4"

Finished Size:

  • Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 9.5"

  • Width of finger section = 4.25"

  • Width of wrist = 3.75"

  • Length of thumb = 2.5"

  • Width of thumb = 1.75"

Special Notes:

  • The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.

  • The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch

  • This pattern would also work in continuous rounds if you prefer that technique.

  • This pattern is written to fit an average adult. The size can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-16

Instructions (make 2)

Start with magic circle

Round 1: Ch 1, Work 10 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (10)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (20)

Round 3: Ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (30)

Round 4-16: Ch 1, HDC around (30)

Round 17: Ch 1, HDC, ch 6, skip 2 stitches and HDC around. (28 HDC + 6 ch stitches-this creates the thumb hole)

Round 18-20: Ch 1, HDC around (34)

Round 21: Ch 1, HDC in 6, HDC2tog, HDC in 15, HDC2tog, HDC in 9. (32)

Round 22: Ch 1, HDC around (32)

Round 23: Ch 1, *HDC in 2, HDC2tog, repeat from * around (24)

Round 24-28: Ch 1, HDC around (24)

Cut and tie off yarn and continue to attach the thumb

Attaching the thumb:

Round 1: Attach yarn into the thumb hole with a sl st.  Ch 1, and work 14 HDC around the thumb hole.  Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (14)

Round 2-6: Ch 1, HDC around (14)

Round 7: Ch 1, HDC2tog around (7)

Cut and tie yarn leaving a long tail.  Using a yarn needle, weave through every other stitch around the top.  Pull to cinche the thumb shut and tie off.

Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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