Warm Wool-ish Mittens - Free Crochet Pattern

It's the Seven Days of Scarfie - Day #2!  And as promised, not all projects will be scarves!  This mitten pattern was inspired by the fact that I needed a new pair of mittens-so this one is a present for myself :)

If you are just joining me in my Seven Days of Scarfie, get more details and the first free pattern here

This pattern is part of what I call a two-for-one skein project!  That means it only uses half of a skein, and I will be releasing another pattern that will help finish off the rest of the skein later in the week.  So save your extras to make a second set of mittens OR the pattern that will be coming later this week ;-)

Using Scarfie yarn for mittens made me realize just how cool this yarn is!  It is labeled as a bulky yarn and can absolutely be used in that way.  BUT it is so lofty that if you want to use a smaller hook with it, it squishes down and works up a lot like a worsted weight yarn as well!  My conclusion, Scarfie yarn is versatile and hook size/tension is important!



  • Ch: chain

  • Sl st: slip stitch

  • SC: Single crochet

  • HDC: half-double crochet

  • HDC2tog: half-double crochet two together

  • DC: Double crochet

  • FPDC: Front-post double crochet

Helpful Video Tutorials

Basic Mitten Construction - Right Handed

Basic Mitten Construction - Left Handed

Magic Circle Tutorial - Left Handed (Sorry, no Right Handed Tutorial available at the moment!)


15 HDC x 11 rows = 4" in HDC

Finished Size:

  • Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 9.5"

  • Width of finger section = 4.25"

  • Width of wrist = 3.5"

  • 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: Ch 1, *HDC in 4, HDC2tog, repeat from * around (20)

Round 25-27: Ch 2, *FPDC in 2, DC in 2, repeat from * around (20)

Round 28: Ch 1, SC around (20).  

Tie off yarn and continue to attach thumb

Attaching the thumb:

Round 1: Attach yarn into the thumb hole with a sl st.  Ch 1, and work 12 HDC around the thumb hole.  Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (12)

Round 2-5: Ch 1, HDC around (12)

Round 6: Ch 1, HDC2tog around (6)

Cut and tie yarn leaving a long tail.  Using a yarn needle, weave through every other stitch around the top.  Pull to cinch the thumb shut and tie off.  Weave in all ends and you are done!

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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