One thing I never leave home without is a glove or mitten. This list of crochet mitten patterns has something for everyone. There are beginner patterns, great options for the intermediate crafter, and even someone who feels they are at expert level. Fuzzy and warm, or simple and fingerless, you’ll find a mitten here that suits your needs.
Crochet Mitten Patterns
Growing up, I never needed mittens in the winter. As a southern girl, winter rarely got cold enough for them. When I moved to Michigan in 2016, that changed. Gloves, shawls, mittens, hats, ear warmers, and scarves became a necessity. Of course, I set out on a mission to create my own. Why pay someone else for a flimsy pair when I can make my own that are a perfect fit?
I love the Hill Crest and Gathered Buds patterns below for daily wear, but have several of the other more unique options on the list in my projects basket to create for this winter. I love having a glove and scarf to match every outfit in my closet!
How Should I Wash Hand Made Mittens?
One thing I always let people know if I gift them mittens is that they are easy to wash just like any other glove or mitten you would buy in a store. I personally find that dropping mittens into a lingerie or delicates bag before putting into the washing machine is the best way to keep them together.
Hill Crest Toddler Mitten Pattern
This simple crochet mitten pattern is a favorite easy and fast project to make. It’s ideal for toddlers, and is so simple to create you can make multiple pair so you never have to worry about your kids losing their gloves!
Gathered Buds Crochet Mittens for Kids
Another simple pattern for kids mittens, this gathered buds idea is super easy to make. I love the added detail around the wrists. It makes it look a bit classier than a regular mitten and will make your kids feel extra special.
Toddler Gathered Buds Crochet Mittens
Just like the mittens above, this pattern is a great option for an easy project. The only difference is this pattern is just a little smaller for the smaller hands.
Easy Crochet Thumbless Mittens for Kids
Sometimes, you just need a mitten that is thumbless to keep your hands warm. It’s not always necessary to have a fancy pattern to make it look beautiful. This option is functional, but also has a truly adorable cuff pattern that you will love creating.
Winter Spun Kids Winter Mittens Pattern
I made these in two colors with a beautiful winter spun white cuff. They are the little girl’s dream! So soft, elegant, and beautiful, You will love this pattern for gifting.
Adult Hill Crest Crochet Mittens Pattern
Mix and match colors and have fun creating new mittens for yourself! This is a simple functional mitten that is beautiful and easy for even a new crocheter.
Hill Crest Child Mitten Pattern
This, just like the one above, is a beautiful but simple pattern. Sized for children, this is a great addition to your winter project list. Grab a beautiful color of yarn and create a pair for every day of the week.
Gathered Buds Crochet Pattern for Adults
The altered bean stitch makes this a fun pattern that pushes your skills but is still simple. You won’t have to stress about not being able to create these but will feel you have made something a bit advanced.
Cotton Ball Stitch Cuffed Mitten Pattern
This pattern is great for multiple sizes and features what I like to call a cotton ball stitch on the cuff. It’s puffed up and a little like a ball, and truly beautiful once completed.
Flip Top Convertible Mittens
I love this idea! Mittens or fingerless gloves in one pattern! An added snap makes it easy to convert. An otherwise simple mitten pattern turns into a unique option for functional gloves!
Husky Style Dog Paw Mittens
Now, this definitely requires more skill to create, but the result is absolutely incredible. Pick your own colors, and create a unique glove with a dog paw print!
Granny Square Wrist Warmer Mittens
This is a fingerless mitten pattern with a beautiful granny square pattern in the middle of the hand. You will love that this pattern is so easy to follow, and the result is better than a basic mitten.
Hedgehog Mittens Pattern
What more can I say? These adorable mittens look like little hedgehogs on our hands. I am 100% in love with these, and while probably intended for children, I think most of us adults would love them!
Football Pattern Mittens
A football fan in your home? These great crochet mittens are a perfect project. This pattern is truly simple, and even a novice crocheter will be able to make these to wear.
The Kennedy Cabled Mittens Pattern
This cabled pattern is thick, gorgeous, and oh, so warm. I love making cabled items, and this mitten pattern has a basic cuff with the cable on the actual mitten part. Just a super fun pattern to follow and create.
Magic Loop Cable Mittens Pattern
Another play on a cabled pattern, this simple mitten is stunning. Instead of a basic cable, this weaves into a figure 8 style that looks beautiful when worn. The basic cuff brings the look together beautifully.
Ice Kissed Mitten Pattern
Another unique pattern, this is a bit more simple than others. The snowflake or winter theme pattern is easy to complete, and a great second step for a beginner turning to intermediate patterns. I love the colors chosen but know you can easily change them for a set of colors you prefer.
Textured Ribbed Unisex Mittens
For a simple novice-friendly mitten, this is my go-to suggestion. It uses basic stitches to create a ribbed pattern that is functional, great for men, women, and children, and is easy to complete in no time.
Buffalo Plaid Muffins
Buffalo plaid is such a hugely popular pattern these days. This easy crochet mitten patterns idea is a great choice for a newbie. While you have to switch out colors of yarn, it’s still pretty basic to follow and is a project you can make in just a few hour’s time.
Chroma Color Block Mittens Pattern
Using basic stitches, you can create a fun chroma pattern on these mittens. Pick your favorite colors and create a gorgeous set of mittens that everyone would love receiving as a gift. Use neutral colors and this would easily work with your entire wardrobe.
Braided Cables Mitten Pattern
If you can’t tell already, I love a good cable patterned crochet project. This one takes cables to the next level with braiding. It’s definitely for an intermediate to advanced crocheter but is truly gorgeous once completed. I love that this pattern takes even the most basic color and turns it into a stunning look.
Chunky Waffle Stitch Mittens Pattern
Have you ever seen a crochet waffle pattern? I am totally in love with this chunky option! It gives you a ton of warmth with the chunky pattern and extra yarn but is also a fun way to add flare to your wardrobe and accessories.
Bubble Mittens Crochet Pattern
This bubble stitch is a great choice for making a pair of mittens. I love the example in a multi-color yarn, but it will look just as gorgeous in a solid color. The bubble stitch is an excellent choice for gifting.
Plaid Heart Mittens Pattern
The combination of the two mittens together creates a beautiful plaid heart! This is a fun idea for kids, but I would love a pair for myself. A basic stitch makes this good for novices but looks harder with the pattern included.
Dragon Tears Fingerless Gloves
Oh my goodness! How amazing is this pattern? It definitely will take a bit more time, but the dragon scale pattern is so unique! I’m adding this to my project list today. I need a pair to wear while typing to keep my hands warm!
Pattern: Heart Hook Home
Herringbone Fingerless Mittens Pattern
Herringbone crochet patterns are another of my favorites. I love the classic look. This fingerless mitten or glove also has a great accent at the wrist with a button. So beautiful and upscale.
Pattern: Charmed by Eve
Snow Drops Crochet Mitten Pattern
This snow drops pattern is so gorgeous! This shows using a variety of colors to create an ombre look that I love. The patterned lines of this mitten add a little bit of texture that really makes those colors pop.
Pattern: Left in Knots
3-Hour Chunky Crochet Mitten Pattern
Want a small project? This one is super easy to make and can be done in only 3 hours! It’s such a great easy weekend project and I love that I can whip these up and gift at the last minute!
Pattern: Make and Do Crew
Basic Fuzzy Mittens
For the ultimate in simple mittens, here is your pattern. Fuzzy, soft, easy for a newbie to create, and versatile for daily wear, this is by far one of the best beginner crochet patterns you will find.
Pattern: Lee Lee Knits
Beginner Friendly Crochet Mittens Pattern
In the past, I have often found easy to understand patterns on Melanie’s site, and this is no different. It’s truly a great addition to your project list and is one you will love making. Basic stitches make it ideal for beginners, but the cuff pattern adds a bit of uniqueness to the look that gives the beginner a feeling of accomplishment.
Pattern: Melanie Kham