Crochet Colorblock Mittens - A Free Pattern

It’s that time again! Time to start crocheting for cold weather. It’s the perfect time to make gifts, craft fair items, and projects just for you ;) I don’t know about you, but I always have TONS of scrap yarn lying around. Colorblock crochet patterns are a great way to use up some of that scrap yarn without it looking like a “scrap” project. So today I’ve got a modern and easy mitten pattern for you. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.

 Colorblock crochet patterns are a great way to use up some of that scrap yarn in your stash without it looking like a “scrap” project. Mittens are a perfect “de-stash” or one skein crochet project. When you combine the two you get these modern Crochet Colorblock Mittens - an easy free crochet pattern with a video tutorial to get you started.

Have you heard of the Holiday Stashdown CAL? For the past 4 years, crochet designers have gotten together to design patterns that are perfect for gifting AND great for using up your stash yarn. This year LoveCrochet/LoveKnitting has sponsored the CAL and they provided me with the beautiful Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran yarn. I have never worked with it in the past and I LOVE how soft it is and the color selection - thanks guys!

 Colorblock crochet patterns are a great way to use up some of that scrap yarn in your stash without it looking like a “scrap” project. Mittens are a perfect “de-stash” or one skein crochet project. When you combine the two you get these modern Crochet Colorblock Mittens - an easy free crochet pattern with a video tutorial to get you started.

This is my second year participating in the Holiday Stashdown CAL, and my second year publishing a pair of mittens for it. Ha! But the thing is, mittens are just a perfect “de-stash” or one skein project. They only take about 150 yards of worsted weight yarn, and they definitely turn out pretty enough to gift. Though if truth be told, I usually keep my mittens for myself. I use them more than anything else I make in the winter!

If you love free patterns make sure to connect with me!  I post them all year long :) Keep up with all new releases in my Facebook community group or on Instagram!


Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

  • ch: chain

  • st/sts: stitch/stitches

  • sl st: slip stitch

  • SC: single crochet

  • HDC: half double crochet

  • HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together

Gauge

8 sts x 6 rows = 2” square in HDC

Finished Size:  

  • Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 9.5”

  • Width of finger section = 4”

  • Width of wrist = 3.25”

  • Length of thumb = 2.75”

  • Width of thumb = 1.75”

Basic Mitten Video Tutorial (This is not the exact pattern, but a good place to start if you have never made mittens!)

How to Crochet a Mitten for Beginners - Right AND Left handed

How to Start a Project with the Magic Circle - Left Handed (sorry, no right handed version of this one currently!)

Pattern Notes

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

  • This pattern is written to fit an average adult woman.  The size can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds.  Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-15

  • I used a fairly tight tension for this project, please check your gauge so the mittens fit properly.

  • If you are unfamiliar with HDC ‘in the third loop’ please reference this tutorial: https://www.mooglyblog.com/third-loop-half-double-crochet/

  • Thumb size can be adjusted by changing the number of stitches you start with (in increments of 2).  Length can be adjusted by adding/subtracting rounds.

  • In the pictured example: Color A = Stormy Grey; Color B = Slate Grey; Color C = Granite Grey

Instructions

Mitten #1

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, Work 10 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (10).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (20).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next st, repeat from * around (30). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 4-15: ch 1, HDC around (30). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. Switch to ‘Color B’ at the beginning of Round 11.

Round 16: ch 1, HDC, ch 6, skip 2 sts and HDC around. (28 HDC + 6 ch sts-this creates the thumb hole).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 17-19: ch 1, HDC around (34).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 20: ch 1, HDC in 6, HDC2tog, HDC in 15, HDC2tog, HDC in 9. (32).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 21 (switch to ‘Color C’): ch 1, HDC around (32).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 22: ch 1, *HDC in 2 sts, HDC2tog, repeat from * around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 23-25: ch 1, HDC around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 26-28: ch 1, HDC ‘in the third loop’ around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 29: ch 1, SC around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Continue with instructions for attaching the thumb.


Mitten #2

Start with a magic circle

Round 1: ch 1, Work 10 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (10).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (20).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC in next st, repeat from * around (30). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 4-15: ch 1, HDC around (30). Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st. Switch to ‘Color B’ at the beginning of Round 11.

Round 16: ch 1, HDC in 27 sts, ch 6, skip 2 sts, HDC in the last st. (28 HDC + 6 ch stitches-this creates the thumb hole).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 17-19: ch 1, HDC around (34).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 20: ch 1, HDC in 15, HDC2tog, HDC in 15, HDC2tog (32).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 21 (switch to ‘Color C’): ch 1, HDC around (32).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 22: ch 1, *HDC in 2 sts, HDC2tog, repeat from * around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 23-25: ch 1, HDC around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 26-28: ch 1, HDC ‘in the third loop’ around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Round 29: ch 1, SC around (24).  Attach to the first st of the round with a sl st.

Continue with the instructions for attaching the 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 2-6: Ch 1, HDC around (12)

Round 7: 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.

Want to try more crochet mittens? Give these Snow Drops Mittens a try!


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