These crochet mittens are easy to make and perfect for baby. They’re also the perfect way to use up your yarn scraps, so they’ll be free!
- Yarn: You will need a pair of worsted weight yarns in two different colors. We used a soft, baby-appropriate acrylic yarn from Lion Brand and our favorite merino wool blend from KnitPicks, but you can use whatever you prefer!
- Crochet Hook: A size G (4mm) hook is recommended for this pattern. However, if you want to make smaller or larger mittens than the sizes written here, simply adjust your hook size accordingly!
- Tapestry Needle: This tool is used for weaving in ends when finishing up a project, so grab one if you don’t have one already!
- Scissors: Make sure they’re sharp—you’ll be cutting through lots of stitches!
This pattern is for the beginner to intermediate crocheter. Because it uses single crochet, half double crochet and slip stitches along with increases and decreases throughout, you should have some basic knowledge of these skills before starting this project. However, if you are new to crochet but want to make mittens for your baby or yourself, I would suggest starting with one of the other free crochet patterns on my blog:
- Easy beginner’s slippers
- Super easy crochet beanie hat
To begin, make a magic ring. Chain 1 and single crochet 12 stitches. Slip stitch to join.
Chain 1, and single crochet in each stitch around.
Round 1 (Starting)
Round 1 (Starting)
- Chain 4, sl st in first ch to form a ring.
- Ch 1, then crochet 10 sc into the ring (10 sts). Pull tight and join with sl st to first stitch of round.
- Chain one and then turn, leaving the last loop of the chain on the hook.
- Single crochet in each stitch around, increasing by two stitches as you go (exactly where you made your first increase at the start of round 1). You now have 36 stitches in total.
Round 3 – 8
Round 3: Continue to work in the round, crocheting in the back loops only. Work 1 sc in each stitch around.
- Work 2 sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * until end of round (6 sts)
Round 4-7: Work 1 sc in each stitch around (6 sts).
Finish mitten and thumb
- Sew up the hole with a whip stitch.
- Make and attach the thumb, as described in steps 1–5 above.
- Sew up the side of your mitten using a ladder stitch, or single crochet finish (if you’re feeling fancy).
Make fun mittens for the baby in your life.
- yarn of choice (DK weight)
- hook size 4.5mm/US 7
Skill level: intermediate – you need to know how to make a magic ring, single crochet, increase and decrease stitches. Directions (for making the mitten):
1 round – starting with white yarn, make a magic ring and work 6 sc in it; 2nd round – 2 ch (count as 1st hdc), 1 hdc in each stitch around; 3rd round – *1 ch, 2 hdcs in next st*, repeat from * to * till end of round; 4th round – 1 ch, 1 hdc in each stitch around; 5th – 12th rounds – same as previous one but without increasing at the beginning of every round (so only decrease on last stitch); 13th – 16th rounds – same as previous one but without decreasing at the end of every other row (so only increase on last stitch); 17th-19th rounds same as previous ones but increase every 5th row instead of 10 stitches to keep edges even***
Crochet Pattern: Animal Baby Mittens
|There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! Keep those itty bitty baby hands warm this winter by crocheting these adorable baby mittens. The pattern includes 5 different animals to crochet: bear, bunny, cat, dog, and mouse. The pattern starts with a classic thumb-less baby mitten. The ears and face are then added on to truly bring the mittens to life. The faces are embroidered on, so previous experience embroidering is a plus. The mittens are also crocheted with elastic at the wrist to ensure a snug fit.|
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Now that you’ve learned how to crochet a pair of mittens, you can make them for the baby in your life. You can use any yarn you like and follow this pattern as a guide. With just a little bit of time and effort, you will have some beautiful mittens that will keep your little one’s hands nice and warm!