I. LOVE. MITTENS. I do! Except that, when things come in pairs...it means you need to keep track of BOTH of them. This is a problem for my scatter-brained mind. So I always like to have a nice stash of mittens going into the winter months. That way, at any given time, I can find at least one pair ;) Crocheted mittens are truly one of my favorite projects to make for a few reasons. One - they are absolutely useful! These will not lay around the house unused (eh hem...unless I misplace one...) Two - they are typically a one skein project which is kind of my jam. Three - they will fit the hands of just about any adult you want to make them for and they make beautiful gifts! So keep reading for the Frozen Fingers Mitten free crochet pattern :)
This pattern was written as part the Holiday Stashdown CAL (see more details here). The rules for this blog-hop style CAL were simple...design a pattern that uses either a single skein or a pattern that is a great scrap buster. As a yarn addict, I have plenty of single skeins hiding in my stash that I purchased because they were pretty. So in this pattern I featured one cake of Premier Yarns Sweet Roll in 'Frosty Swirl' that I just happened to have lying around!
This pattern will, of course, work with any worsted weight acrylic, wool, or blend you'd like! I did not control my color changes when working from the Sweet Roll yarn, but I had plenty of yarn left over so if you wanted to control your colors so that they didn't switch mid row/randomly you should have enough to make that work! Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy the Frozen Fingers Mittens :)
Thank you to my pattern testers Sara, Melissa, and Carolyn!
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
SC: single crochet
SC2Tog: single crochet two together
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
QuadTr: quadruple treble crochet
Quadruple Treble Crochet: YO 5 times, insert hook into st, YO and pull through the stitch, *YO, pull through 2 loops, repeat from * 5 more times until you are left with one loop on your hook.
Helpful Video Tutorials
Basic Mitten Construction - Right Handed
7 sts x 4 rows = 2" square in HDC
Tip of finger to wrist: 9.5”
Width of finger section: 4”
Width of wrist: 3.75”
Length of thumb: 2.5”
Width of thumb: 1.5”
ch sts at the beginning of rounds do NOT count as a stitch except for Round 25.
The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch
This pattern is written to fit an average adult. The length can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-15
I did not control my color changes, but you are more than welcome to if you prefer that look
Start with a 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 4-15: Ch 1, HDC around (30)
Round 16: Ch 1, HDC, ch 6, skip 2 stitches and HDC around. (28 HDC + 6 ch stitches-this creates the thumb hole)
Round 17-19: Ch 1, HDC around (34)
Round 20: Ch 1, HDC in 6, HDC2tog, HDC in 15, HDC2tog, HDC in 9. (32)
Round 21: Ch 1, HDC around (32)
Round 22: Ch 1, *HDC in 2, HDC2tog, repeat from * around (24)
Round 23-24: Ch 1, HDC around (24)
Round 25: Ch 6 (this does count as a st), QuadTr around (24)
Round 26-27: 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 SC around the thumb hole. Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (14)
Round 2-10: Ch 1, SC around (14)
Round 11: Ch 1, SC2Tog 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. Weave in all ends.
Decide where you want the buttons at your wrist to be. Take one QuadTr st and twist it to form a loop (1). Working along the round, pull each QuadTr stitch through the previous loop to create a braided effect (2-4). When you reach the last loop, sew the “braid” closed with a button over the last loop (5-6).
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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