Crochet patterns for men...you hear about the lack of them all the time! Recently, I asked on Facebook what kind of free crochet mitten patterns you want to see on my blog (I'm planning lots for the month of January) and several of you requested a men's mitten pattern. So I went ahead and worked up this Basic Bulky Men's Mitten pattern NOW in case you need a last minute stocking stuffer ;) Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
This mitten pattern works up super quickly and is also inexpensive to make! It uses about 1 1/2 skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma yarn which is a Category 5 Bulky acrylic. You can of course substitute any bulky yarn you may have in your stash...just be sure to check the gauge first!
My husband was a pretty cooperative model for this project, and this is his modeling debut on my blog since I've never made a men's pattern before! These mittens are sized to fit men's hands sizes Medium to Large. If you need to increase the size, I have notes below on how to alter the length. If they need to be wider, I would recommend just going up a hook size as I did use pretty tight tension on these. Keep an eye out for more mitten patterns coming to my blog! January is going to be the Month of Matching Mittens on Left in Knots!
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
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Basic Mitten Construction - Right Handed
6 HDC x 4 rows = 2” square in HDC
- Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 10"
- Width of finger section = 4.5"
- Width of wrist = 4.25"
- Length of thumb = 3"
- Width of thumb = 1.75"
- 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 is written to fit an average adult man. The size can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-15
Start with a magic circle
Round 1: ch 1, work 9 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (9).
Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (18)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (27)
Round 4-15: ch 1, HDC around (27)
Round 16: ch 1, HDC in first st, ch 5, skip 2 sts and HDC around (25 HDC + 5 ch stitches - this creates the thumb hole)
Round 17-18: ch 1, HDC around (30)
Round 19: ch 1, HDC in first 5 sts, HDC2Tog, HDC in next 23 sts (29)
Round 20: ch 1, HDC in first 5 sts, HDC2Tog, HDC in next 22 sts (28)
Round 21: ch 1, HDC in first 4 sts, HDC2Tog, HDC in next 12 sts, HDC2Tog, HDC in next 8 sts (26)
Round 22-24: ch 1, HDC around (26)
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 10 HDC around the thumb hole. Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (10)
Round 2-6: ch 1, HDC around (10)
Round 7: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (5)
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.
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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