Last Updated on January 16, 2023
How do you crochet mittens? First, you choose one of these 15 fantastic crochet mittens patterns!
I love the look of crocheted anything, but something about crocheted mittens is different.
They are cozy, pretty easy to make, and can be made in so many different textures and patterns that there’s one for everyone.
Everything from simple stitches and stripes to bobbles and cable knit, you’re bound to find a pattern you love!
It’s cold outside! And what better way to keep your hands warm than with some homemade crochet mittens?
Before you start, there are a few things you should know about crochet mittens. In this post, we’ll cover all the basics, from how much yarn you need to which stitches will be best for the job.
Let’s get started!
How Much Yarn Do You Need for Crochet Mittens?
This is always a tricky question to answer because it depends on so many different factors. From what kind of yarn you’re using and hook size, to the stitches you choose to use.
If a pattern you’re looking to purchase doesn’t say how much yarn you’ll need, reach out to the designer and just ask! Most of the time they’ll have no problem letting you know.
Another way I like to see how much yarn a certain project might take is to check out Lion Brand’s crochet kits. This can give you a basic idea.
Here are a few examples from patterns:
- For mittens like these using Wool-Ease Yarn (6 – super bulky), you need around 200 yards
- For these faux fur mittens, you need around 130 yards
- These mittens are made with wool, a medium 4-weight yarn, and it calls for one skein, which is 465 yards.
When selecting your yarn, be sure to choose something that is soft and easy to work with, like wool or cotton. No one wants a pair of itchy, scratchy mittens.
Are Mittens Hard To Crochet?
Believe it or not, no, crocheting mittens is actually quite easy once you get the hang of it—so don’t worry if it feels a bit difficult at first.
Start by practicing basic stitches such as half-double crochet and single crochet and then move on to more complex stitches such as crochet cable and the Alpine stitch.
You will need to know a few techniques like increases and decreases, but a well-written pattern will walk you through all of these steps. Also, YouTube tutorials are your friend.
With a little bit of practice and patience, you’ll soon be able to make beautiful handmade mittens with ease!
Are you ready for some gorgeous and fun patterns? Here we go!
15 Cozy Crochet Mittens Patterns
Today, I’ve rounded up fifteen crochet mitten patterns with a little something for everyone.
Crochet Mittens Patterns
3 Hour Crochet Mittens [Free Pattern + Detailed Tutorial]
Need a project to keep you busy on a plane ride or road trip? Try these three-hour mittens from Make and Do Crew.
They’re made with size 6 bulky yarn, so they’ll work up in no time and before you know it, you’ll be at your destination!
Star Gazer's Mittens Crochet Pattern
In accordance with its name, these mittens use the star stitch and a purple-to-black gradient to create mittens reminiscent of a starlit sky.
FREE Written Crochet Pattern: Alpine Stitch Mittens
The Alpine stitch is one of my personal favorites because of the unique texture it creates, and it looks especially gorgeous on these mittens.
Simple ribbing on the bottom and a tiny bit on the top of both mittens perfectly wrap up this adorable set of mittens.
Wavy Shells Mittens
These mittens have a simple construction, but the wavy stripe at the bottom made with double crochets adds gives them something to make them stand out.
Cozy Crochet Mittens
The Lion Brand Homespun yarn is one of my favorites out there right now.
It’s so soft and the colors blend together so well.
The construction of the mittens is super easy and in the end, you’ll have a unique pair of homemade mittens!
Country Cottage Mittens Crochet Pattern
These country cottage mittens are easy and perfect for anyone who wants basic, cozy mittens for the winter season.
They use a combination of front post double crochets, double crochets, and single crochets to create their beautiful texture.
Galway Girl Glittens
Not much of a mittens person? Behold: the two-in-one gloves AND mittens!
Just take the top part of the mittens off to reveal fingerless gloves to make your daily activities easier.
Crochet Faux Fur Mittens
I cannot think of a yarn I’d want more for a pair of mittens than this faux fur yarn from Lion Brand.
They’re SO quick to make and guaranteed to be the softest accessory you’ll own.
Velvet Mittens - Free Knitting and Crochet Pattern
Make your own sleek and gorgeous winter accessory by crocheting your very own velvet mittens! Why buy when you can make your own?
Mixed Stripe Mittens Crochet Pattern
These are easy, basic mittens with a little bit of spice!
The base of the mitten is single colored but there’s one stripe towards the top, and the very top of the mitten is a different color.
These are easily customizable and a good mix of basic and unique.
Tunisian "Smock it to Me" Crochet Set (Beanie, Mittens, Cowl)
For all my Tunisian pals out there, this set of mittens actually comes with a cowl and beanie patterns!
You will be using the Tunisian Smock Stitch for all three accessories.
I love the net-like look on these mittens created by the smock stitch.
But just a heads up: this one will require double-ended crochet hooks.
Crochet Cabled Mittens
Cable knit accessories are non-negotiable in the winter.
It’s the quintessential cozy detail all winter clothes need, and it’s actually quite easy to recreate.
Try your hand at cable knit with these cream cable knit mittens.
Smitten with Mittens, the Diana Mittens Crochet Pattern
These Diana mittens may look simple but if you look a little closer, you’ll see a variety of textures and stitches that make this pair of mittens unique.
They go back and forth between single crochets and half double crochets, and front/back post half double crochets.
The result is a great and intricate texture.
Crochet Pattern Crochet Mitten Pattern the Cadence Mittens - Etsy
These Kadence mittens are my personal favorite.
The unique take on cable knit is absolutely beautiful and perfect for any intermediate crocheters out there.
The pattern is basically cable knit, but the cables have a little bit of a wave. It’s a gorgeous variation of the classic cable knit.
Crochet Pattern INSTANT PDF DOWNLOAD Mittens Pattern - Etsy
Fingerless mitten/glove folks, this one is for you.
These mittens have a beautiful bobble texture with a ribbed bottom, and the top opens up to let the fingers free for texting or other activities.
There’s also a separate cover for the thumb (so it’s not left out).
Did You Find a Pattern You Like?
We hope one of these mittens patterns caught your eye!
For beginner crocheters, crochet mittens are a fun and practical project. If you’re looking to build your skill set, this is a great small project to try and tackle.
While they may seem intimidating at first, all you really need is some good quality yarn and some practice with basic stitches before diving into this project headfirst.
With just a few simple steps, you can create your own cozy pair of winter gloves in no time! So grab your hook and let’s start crocheting!
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Hannah is the eldest of the Bonner family’s three kiddos. She graduated from the University of North Texas with her Bachelors in Elementary Education. She enjoys reading, yoga, movies & TV, and (obviously) crocheting. She is excited about furthering her writing career & spending her days surrounded by yarn. All the yarn.