Crochet The Warm - Adult Mittens - Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet The Warm Adult Mitten by GoldenStrandStudio.com

Before the holidays, I published two new, crochet mitten designs using worsted weight yarn -- Snow Spell and Gathered Buds. It started to get super cold over the holiday season and I was inspired to make a third mitten pattern -- this time with super bulky yarn.

Combine Christmas time with sub-zero temperatures and this new pattern was created with thoughts of warm wishes for family and friends and a few pairs to create for local charities.

The name of this pattern is Crochet The Warm - Adult Mittens (full instructions below). These mittens are the first in a set of other crochet patterns including additional mitten sizes as well as a matching hat and scarf.

I'm offering this pattern for free in hopes it will inspire others to make and share their creations.

Will you share them with friends and family? With local charities? Or crochet a set for yourself?

Tag me at Instagram and let me know how you will share your Crochet The Warm - Adult Mittens? @GoldenStrandStudio #crochetthewarm

 

Crochet The Warm - Adult Mittens - Instructions

Size:
  • Adult Medium/Large: 11 in. long x 4.5 in. wide at fingers (28 x 11 cm)

Materials:
  • Per mitten, approximately 160 yards # 6, super bulky weight yarn. Drops Andes wool and alpaca blend used for mittens pictured. 
  • Per mitten, if striping mittens – 80 yards in color A and 80 yards in color B.
  • Crochet hook: Size K/10.5 (6.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Open ring stitch marker or small length of yarn (approximately 15 inches) to mark rounds
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:
In half double crochet,13 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches

Skill Level: Easy+/Intermediate 

 

Pattern Notes

Please take time to create a gauge sample before beginning work.

Carry yarn not in use behind stitches and inside mitten.

These mittens are worked in a continuous spiral. Do not join rounds unless indicated.

A small length of contrasting yarn may be used in place of a stitch marker. Weave the yarn upwards as you work rounds in the piece.

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The yarn used for these mittens contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.

Special Stitches

Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc):
Yarn over, insert hook right to left behind the post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a double crochet.

Single Crochet Post Stitch:
Insert hook right to left behind the post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a single crochet.

Single Crochet Post Two Together:
Insert hook right to left behind the post from row below, yarn over and pull through stitch (2 loops on hook) insert hook right to left behind next post stitch in row, yarn over and pull through stitch (3 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Half Double Crochet Two Together:
Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (three loops on hook), insert hook into next stitch of row, yarn over and pull through stitch (four loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all four loops on hook.

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Directions for Adult Mittens
(Make 2 as the pattern is the same for right and left.)

In color A chain 3, slip stitch to join.

Round 1:

Two half double crochet into back loop of each stitch of starting chain. (6 stitches total)

Round 2:

Stitch 2 half double crochet into each stitch (both loops) of previous round. (12)

Place stitch marker or begin to use a length of yarn to mark rounds. (See picture on page 7) Move marker up or weave yarn up for each round forward.

Round 3:

Stitch 2 half double crochet into each stitch of previous round until last stitch of round, 1 single crochet and 1 slip stitch in last stitch, change to color B. (24)

Round 4:

*In color B, 2 front post double crochet (FPdc), in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * up to final stitch of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (24)

Rounds 5 - 8:

Repeat Round 4 for indicated number of rows. (24)


Round 9:

*In color B, single crochet post stitch 2 stitches together, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (18)

Round 10:

*In color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (18)

Round 11:

*In color B in first stitch of round, 2 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (24)

Round 12:

In color B, 2 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, continue to alternate colors up to final stitch of round, still in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (24)

Rounds 13 - 14:

Repeat Round 12 for indicated number of rows. (24)


Round 15:

In color B loosely chain 5 (thumb hole), skip 1 stitch, single crochet in second stitch of round, change to color A, 2 FPdc, in color B, 2 FPdc, continue to alternate colors up to final stitch of round, still in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (28)

Round 16:

In color B, 5 half double crochet, skip 1 stitch, in color A, 2 FPdc, in color B, 2 FPdc, continue to alternate colors up to final stitch of round, still in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (27)

Round 17:

In color B, 5 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, single crochet post stitch 2 stitches together, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (22)

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Round 18:

In color B, single crochet post stitch 2 stitches together, 3 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (21)

Round 19:

In color B, 4 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (21)

Round 20:

In color B, single crochet post stitch 2 stitches together, 2 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (20)

Round 21:

In color B, 3 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (20)

Round 22:

In color B, single crochet post stitch 2 stitches together, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (19)

Round 23:

In color B, 2 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (19)

Round 24:

In color B, single crochet post stitch 2 stitches together, in color A, 2 FPdc, *in color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (18)

Round 25:

*In color B, 1 FPdc, in color A, 2 FPdc, repeat from * for remainder of round, in color A, single crochet post stitch in last stitch of round, change to color B. (18)


Round 26:

In color B, 17 half double crochet, single crochet in last stitch of round. (18)

Round 27:

In color B, 16 half double crochet, single crochet in second to last stitch of round, slip stitch in last stitch of round. (18)

Fasten off.

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Thumb:

Attach yarn with slip stitch to thumb hole where thumb and finger meet, this does not count as stitch. (Thumb is worked in a continuous spiral.)

Rounds 1 - 2:

Ten half double crochet. (10)

Round 3:

Half double crochet 2 together, 8 half double crochet. (9)


Round 4:

Half double crochet 2 together, 7 half double crochet. (8)

Round 5:

*Half double crochet 2 together, repeat from * for remainder of round. (4)

Finishing:

Turn mitten to wrong side.

Weave in ends.

Turn thumb to wrong side and weave yarn through top of thumb hole to fasten off.

Turn mitten back to right side.

 


 

Here are some photos of this mitten from my friends Christie and Lianne:

Christi's Crochet The Warm Mitten

 

Lianne's Crochet The Warm Mitten