Crochet Basic Mittens Pattern
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Crochet Basic Mittens Pattern For Adults

Crochet Basic Mittens Pattern by Crochet For You

While some crochet trends come and go, I still love making basic crochet patterns since they are timeless and never soon go out of style. This tutorial and free pattern for how to crochet basic mittens for adults.

These basic hdc mittens are beginner friendly and work up quickly. The pattern includes three adult sizes and more details below on how you can adjust the mittens for your own measurements. 

Crochet Basic Mittens Pattern

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About the pattern

Since these beginner friendly mittens are using basic crochet stitches and simple shaping, even a beginner to crochet can try it out with lots of step by step photos.

This pattern is simple and fast to crochet with half double crochet and single crochet stitches. The double ribbed cuff gives an extra coziness and keep the mittens fitted to your hand and hold well. The pattern has five parts. Before start making mittens please read all the details below to better understand for how to crochet basic mittens.

Hand shaping & thumb hole
The pattern starts from the wrist and works hand shaping and thumb hole first. 
Round 1 starts with sc in each st around and follow the other rounds until round 6. When you reached round 6 skip sts and make thumb hole.

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Rounds without increasing
Then you should continue rounds without increasing.
Repeat round 7 until covered your little finger, pinky.

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Decreasing and closing the top
After crocheting rounds without increasing until covered your little finger pinky, start to decrease and close the top of the mittens.

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Thumb

Join the yarn in skipped st and follow the pattern instruction to make a thumb

How to Crochet

Double ribbed cuff
Make double ribbed cuff lastly.
Leaving 12″ long yarn tail for joining, join the yarn at one of remaining loop in the foundation chain of the mitten.
Step 1: ch 21 (image 1), sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in each of next 19 st (image 2), sl st to the next 2 remaining loops in the foundation chain of mitten (image 3). Turn the work. (20 sc)
Step 2: sc in BL of each st across, turn the work (image 4 & 5). (20 sts)
Step 3: ch 1, sc in BL of each st across (image 6), sl st to the next 2 remaining loops in the foundation chain of mitten. turn the work (20 sts)
Repeat steps 2 and 3 continuously around around the mitten until last loop of the foundation chain. Fasten off. Sew short rows together using the tapestry needle and yarn tail. Weave the ends. Fold the cuff in half.

Double Ribbed Cuff

Make mittens to your own measurements

If you think your hand measurements do not meet the sizes of mittens below you can adjust the size and personalized your own mittens by following guidelines below. 

I have included 3 adult sizes, small, medium and large. If you want to make smaller or larger sizes mitten the easiest way you can do it is by sizing up and down the hook size. But I will guide you how to make your own pair of mittens to go with your own measurements. Scroll down to see everything you need to know before starting to crochet basic mittens to your own measurements.

Free pattern
  • First measure the circumference of your palm above the thumb. (image 1 above)
  • Crochet foundation chains to fit your measurements. (image 2 above)
  • And compare the measurement you got with the 3 sizes mittens below and select the mittens pattern that has the closest number to the measurement you get.
  • Follow the hand shaping and thumb hole part of the selected pattern.
  • Continue rounds without increasing until your little finger pinky is covered.
  • Then follow the decreasing and close the top of the selected pattern.
  • Make thumb and double ribbed cuff.

Get your materials ready 

You can select any Worsted weight yarns and colors (solid or multiple colors) you wish to use. Make them with multiple colors, in stripes also you can use self-striping yarn too. I think the gauge is not very important to make mittens to your own measurements but check and get the right gauge first if you need the same finished sizes of the three adult sizes below listed in the pattern description.

Basic Mittens Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

  • Adult (small) 
    • Cuff to fingertip = 10
    • Circumference of palm = 6.75
  • Adult (medium)
    • Cuff to fingertip = 10.75
    • Circumference of palm = 8.25
  • Adult (large) 
    • Cuff to fingertip = 11.75”
    • Circumference of palm = 9.25”

Materials
– #4 Medium / Worsted weight / 100% acrylic
I used
– I used 2 skein of Ice Yarn Super Tweed (100% Premium Acrylic, 100g = 229yd/210m)
– US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
– Tapestry needle for weaving ends

Gauge: 14 hdc x 10 rows = 4″ with US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single stitch
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • BLO = back loop only
  • BL = back loop
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip
  • beg = beginning
  • *to = repeat * to the instructions.

Notes:

  • Beg ch does not count as st.
  • The pattern includes three adult sizes.
Crochet Basic Mittens Pattern

Mittens small

(Make 2)
Hand shaping and thumb hole

Crochet ch 22, sl st to the first ch (be careful not to twist)
Round 1: ch 1, sc in first ch, sc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (22 sts)
Round 2: ch 1,hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (22 sts) 
Round 3: ch 1, 3 hdc in first st, 3 hdc in nex st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (26 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 4 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (28 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 6 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (30 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, sk first st and each of next next 8 st, 2 hdc in next st (thumb hole made), hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (22 sts) 

Continue rounds without increasing

Round 7: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (22 sts) 
Round 8 to 14: repeat round 7.

Decreasing and closing top

Round 15: ch 1, hdc in first st and next st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 2 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (17 sts including hdc2tog)
Round 16: ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around until last st remain, hdc in last st, sl st to the first st. (12 sts)
Round 17: ch 1, (start from first st), hdc2tog (see special stitches) around, sl st to the first hdc2tog (6 hdc2tog) Fasten off and cut the yarn, leaving 10-12” tail.

Thumb

Join yarn at the first skipped st in round 5.
Round 1: ch 1,11 hdc around the thumb hole including 2 side-sts in round 6, sl st to the first st. (11 hdc)
Round 2 to 4: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next st around, sl st to the first st. (11 hdc)
Round 5: ch 1, hdc in first st, hdc2tog (see special stitches) around until last st remain, sl st to the first st. (5 hdc2tog/1 hdc) Fasten off and cut the yarn, leaving 10-12” tail.
Finishing (with tapestry needle and yarn tail, sew and close the mittens top, and thumb top)
Follow the double ribbed cuff pattern instruction above


Crochet Basic Mittens Pattern

Mittens medium

(Make 2)
Hand shaping and thumb hole

Crochet ch 28, sl st to the first ch (be careful not to twist)
Round 1: ch 1, sc in first ch, sc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (28 sts)
Round 2: ch 1,hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (28 sts) 
Round 3: ch 1, 3 hdc in first st, 3 hdc in nex st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (32 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (35 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (37 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, sk first st next 9 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (28 sts)

Continue rounds without increasing

Round 7: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (28 sts) 
Round 8 to 16: repeat round 7.

Decreasing and closing top

Round 18: ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around. sl st to the first st. (14 sts)
Round 19: ch 1, (start from first st), hdc2tog (see special stitches) around, sl st to the first hdc2tog (7 hdc2tog) Fasten off and cut the yarn, leaving 10-12” tail.

Thumb

Join yarn at the first skipped st in round 5.
Round 1: ch 1,12 hdc around the thumb hole including 2 side-sts in round 5,sl st to the first st. (12 hdc)
Round 2 to 5: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next st around, sl st to the first st. (12 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, (start from first st), hdc2tog (see special stitches) around, sl st to the first hdc2tog (6 hdc2tog/1 hdc) Fasten off and cut the yarn, leaving 10-12” tail.
Finishing (with tapestry needle and yarn tail, sew and close the mittens top, and thumb top) 
Follow the double ribbed cuff pattern instruction above


Mittens large

(Make 2)
Hand shaping and thumb hole

Crochet ch 34, sl st to the first ch (be careful not to twist)
Round 1: ch 1, sc in first ch, sc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (34 sts)
Round 2: ch 1,hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (34 sts) 
Round 3: ch 1, 3 hdc in first st, 3 hdc in nex st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (38 sts)
Round 4: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in each of next 2 st, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (41 sts)
Round 5: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc in each of next 8 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (43 sts)
Round 6: ch 1, sk first st next 10 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (34 sts)

Continue rounds without increasing

Round 7: ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st to the first st. (34 sts) 
Round 8 to 18: repeat round 7.

Decreasing and closing top

Round 19: ch 1, hdc in first st and next st, *hdc2tog, hdc in each of next 2 st; repeat * to around, sl st to the first st. (25 sts including hdc2tog)
Round 20: ch 1, hdc in first st, *hdc2tog, hdc in next st; repeat * to around until last st remain, hdc in last st, sl st to the first st. (17 sts)
Round 21: ch 1, (start from first st), hdc2tog (see special stitches) around until last st remain, hdc in last st, sl st to the first hdc2tog (8 hdc2tog, 1 hdc) Fasten off and cut the yarn, leaving 10-12” tail.

Thumb

Join yarn at the first skipped st in round 5.
Round 1: ch 1,13 hdc around the thumb hole including 2 side-sts in round 5,sl st to the first st. (13 hdc)
Round 2 to 6: ch 1, hdc in first st and each of next st around, sl st to the first st. (12 hdc)
Round 6: ch 1, (start from first st), hdc2tog (see special stitches) around, sl st to the first hdc2tog (6 hdc2tog/1 hdc) Fasten off and cut the yarn, leaving 10-12” tail.
Finishing (with tapestry needle and yarn tail, sew and close the mittens top, and thumb top) 
Follow the double ribbed cuff pattern instruction above

Crochet Basic Mittens Pattern

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