Did you know that I have published over 100 free crochet patterns over the past two years? And somehow...I still haven't made many matching sets. That's changing now! Last month I published my Chroma Scarf pattern and you guys LOVED it! So then I added the matching Chroma Slouch Hat earlier this month. Now (mostly since I had leftover yarn) I am adding a third piece to the Chroma collection with these pretty, cuffed Chroma Mittens. Keep reading (scroll down) for the free crochet pattern :)
This whole pattern series started mostly because I bought two cakes of Lion Brand Mandala yarn in the 'Wizard' colorway. I can usually always figure out a one skein scarf pattern, but that left me with a whole extra cake to play with! The Chroma Slouch Hat used part of my second cake, these Chroma Mittens have used up some of it too. But I still have just a bit left! I'm thinking it will either turn into a children's mitten pattern or possibly an ear warmer. If you have a preference comment below and let me know!
If you have never crocheted mittens before, DON'T BE INTIMIDATED! It's really much easier than it looks! If you can crochet a top-down hat, you can make these mittens. This is a light weight set, perfect to throw in your purse for when you forget how cold it is outside. Or in my case, you remember to bundle up your children but forget about yourself! I hope you enjoy the pattern.
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
FLO: front loop only
BLO: back loop only
Helpful Video Tutorials
Basic Mitten Construction - Right Handed
8 sts x 6 rows = 2” square in HDC
Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist (cuff UNFOLDED) = 11.75"
Width of finger section = 3.75"
Width of wrist = 3"
Length of thumb = 2.5"
Width of thumb = 1.5"
The chain stitches at the beginning of each round/row 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. The size can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-16
To adjust the width of the thumb, start with whatever number of stitches you desire worked into the thumb hole space. To adjust the length, add or subtract rounds between Rounds 2-6.
Adjust the length of the cuff by changing the number of chain stitches you start with.
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 around (24). Do not cut yarn
Making the cuff (see photos below):
Starting where you ended Round 24, ch 19 sts. In the second chain from the hook, SC in the remaining 18 ch stitches. When you get back to the beginning of the ch, sl st into the first st of Round 24. This creates your first row of ribbing.
Row 2: sl st into the next st of Round 24, ch 1, SC in BLO across to create your next row of ribbing. Turn. (18)
Row 3: ch 1, SC in BLO across. Sl st into the next open st of Round 24. (18)
Row 4-24: Repeat Rows 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows) until you have gone around the entire base of the mitten.
Before seaming the cuff together, turn the mitten right side out (if you want a folded cuff). Working through the BLO of Row 24 and the FLO of your starting chain, sl st across to seam the cuff together. sl st into the last st of Round 24. Tie off yarn and weave in ends. Turn the mitten inside out again to complete 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 cinch 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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