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Free Crochet Pattern for Kids Mittens

Updated: Dec 1, 2019

Free crochet Pattern for kids' fold-over mittens


Large toddler/small child, approx 3-6 years (easily customizable)

I live in Minnesota. I have 2 kids under 6, and they really do grow like weeds. Their jackets fit for about a day, and then their wrists are suddenly exposed to the harsh weather. These extra long crochet mittens protect that sensitive skin and foldover decoratively. They have enough stretch that you should be able to get a couple years out of them.

Notes:

Pattern written in U.S. terms. After each row it will say (*number* st). This is the total stitches for that row. The chain does not count as a stitch.

  • Do not alter this pattern solely to sell it. Finished items may be sold, but must link back to www.buybrittique.com

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When I was a beginner I needed the stitches laid out in each pattern. Now I find that annoying and just want it to the point. I’ve made a beginner and a condensed version. It might be helpful to do the beginner for the first one and condensed for the second but do it however you’re comfortable.

Supplies:

Stitches used/abbreviations:

ch- Chain

sl st- Slip stitch

sc- Single crochet

scblo- Single crochet, back loop only. Like sc, but only insert the hook in the strand of yarn farther away (the “back loop”). Then yarn over, pull through loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

sc2tog- Single crochet 2 together. Start like sc- insert hook, yarn over, pull through. With 2 loops still on the hook, go through the next stitch, yarn over, pull through. Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on the hook. Your 2 stitches will now be 1 stitch on the next row. A.K.A. “sc dec” (single crochet decrease)

sc inc- Single crochet increase. Work 2 single crochets into the same stitch. This will increase the number of single crochets when you get to your next round.


Size(s)

These mittens should fit a large toddler/small child, about 3-6 years. Obviously, some kids have different size hands and we all have different tension. If your child is close to that age range, try switching the yarn or hook size slightly.

Beginner Instructions: (skip ahead for the condensed version) *Make 2*

Cuff-

Ch 18 This determines cuff length. It’s meant to be extra long to fold over or cover the wrist where the jacket doesn’t. Feel free to make longer/shorter.


Row 1- Sc in 2nd chain from hook, and the next 16, ch1, turn. (17st)


Rows 2-23- scblo 17 times, ch1, turn. (17st)


Row 24- scblo 17 times, ch1. (17st) There should be 12 ridges. Wrap the cuff around your child's wrist to check for fit. Add or subtract rows as needed, but keep in mind that connecting the ends will tighten, and it will have stretch. Do not sew sides together, yet.

Edging-

Turn ¼ turn clockwise. We’ll continue down the side for a crisp edge


Row 25- sc 24 to reach the end of the row. Ch1, turn. (24 st) If you changed the length, make sure there are 2 single crochets for each ridge.


Row 26- sc 24. Ch1, ¼ turn.


Row 27- Fold in half so the stitches from the “chain 18” row line up with the last row. Slip stitch both rows together.


Palm/Thumb

Row 28- ch1, sc 24, sl st to beginning chain. (25 st)


Row 29- ch1, sc 24, sl st (24 st)

Add additional rows if you’d like the gloves longer.


Row 30- ch1, sc 22, 2sc 2 times {sc 22 times, 2 single crochets into the next stich, then 2 single crochets into the stitch after that}. We’re now adding 2 single crochets to each row. Use a stitch marker. If you lose track, just remember… the additional single crochets should always line up symmetrically with the two “2sc” stitches from the previous row. We’re now working in a spiral. (26 st)

Row 31- sc 22, 2sc, sc 2, 2sc. (28 st)


Row 32- sc 22, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc. (30 st)


Row 33- sc 22, 2sc, sc 6, 2sc. (32 st)


Row 34- sc 22, 2sc, sc 8, 2sc. (34 st)


Row 35- sc 34. Slip stitch by inserting the hook into what would be your next stitch. Then count 11 stitches back, and insert the hook into that stitch, as well. Yarn over, pull through all. (35 st)


Row 36-38 sc 11 around the thumb. There should be 33 continuous stitches worked in the spiral. Add additional rows as needed. (33 st)


Row 39- sc2tog 10 times. Fasten off. For a secure end I recommend weaving in one direction, then back the other, then again in the original direction.


The hand-

Tip: Use appliques to help child determine left/right. (Keep age/habits in mind to avoid choking hazard)

Row 40- With thumb on the right side (left if you’re a lefty) slip stitch on the far right (or left) of the palm, going through both sides of the mitten. Sc 22. This should bring you back to that same spot. You will now be working in a spiral (22 st)


Rows 41-49 sc 22 (22st) +/- rows for needed length.


Row 50-52 (sc, sc2tog) Lay the mitten flat and sew through the top stitches. Fasten off, weave in yarn.


Condensed Instructions: *Make 2*

Cuff-

Ch 18 (+/- stitches for cuff length.)

Row 1- Sc in 2nd chain from hook, and the next 16, ch1, turn. (17st)

Rows 2-23- scblo 17 times, ch1, turn. (17st)

Row 24- scblo 17 times, ch1. (17st) There should be 12 ridges. Check for fit and revise if neccessary . Do not sew together, yet.


Edging-

Turn your work ¼ turn clockwise.

Row 25- sc 24 (or 2 sc in each ridge) Ch1, turn. (24 st)

Row 26- sc 24. Ch1, ¼ turn.

Row 27- Fold in half. Line up stitches and slip stitch rows together.


Palm/Thumb

Row 28- ch1, sc 24, sl st to beginning chain. (25 st)

Row 29- ch1, sc 24, sl st (24 st)

Row 30- ch1, sc 22, 2sc 2 times (We’re now working in a spiral) (26 st)

Row 31- sc 22, 2sc, sc 2, 2sc. (28 st)

Row 32- sc 22, 2sc, sc 4, 2sc. (30 st)

Row 33- sc 22, 2sc, sc 6, 2sc. (32 st)

Row 34- sc 22, 2sc, sc 8, 2sc. (34 st)

Row 35- sc 34. Slip stitch next stitch together with the one 11 stitches back. (35 st)

Row 36-38 sc 11 in a spiral around the thumb. +/- length as needed. (33 st)

Row 39- sc2tog 8 times. Fasten off.


The hand-

Row 40- Sl st at base of thumb into both rows. Sc 22 (22 st)

Rows 41-49 Working is spiral, sc 22 in each row (22st) +/- length as needed.

Row 50-52 (sc, sc2tog) Lay the mitten flat and sew top closed. Fasten off.

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