Simple and Easy Crochet Mittens for Adults or Teens

Winter Spun Crochet Mittens

These crochet mittens work up so quickly and beautifully. I just love the variety of crochet fabric one little variation to a picot stitch can make – from smooth, stretchy fabric surrounding your hand to a fun textured trim accenting your wrist. You’ll want to make more than one pair for yourself and as beautiful gifts for friends and family.

Maybe after you make multiple sets to match each of your winter coats, you’ll then start experimenting with color blocking between the mitten and cuff. You might have trouble stopping.

This absolutely happened to me and I started selling Ready To Ship for the first time in my Etsy shop! I just love making these mittens. I kind of took it to the extreme. The decisions to be made between solid color pieces and color block were exciting and then I chose to create one in each size when the color decision was finally made. And, I had help from the crochet community to decide. I took a poll at my Instagram account to check out preferences between solid mitts and color block. The overwhelming choice was color block.

Do you have a preference? Let me know if you will make your crochet mittens in a single color or will you color block in the comments section below.

The matching Winter Spun pattern is also available for toddlers and  bigger kids .

The full free pattern is provided below including all sizes, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Winter Spun Mittens pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.

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More pattern information below!

Free Mitten Crochet Pattern Adult Size Winter Spun

Materials:

♥ Solid color – per mitten, approximately 120 (adult small/medium) yards worsted or aran weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend used for mittens pictured.

♥ With accent cuff – per mitten, approximately 65 base/55 accent color (adult small/medium) yards worsted or aran weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend used for mittens pictured.

♥ Crochet hook: Size I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge for adult size small/medium

♥ Crochet hook: Size H/8 (5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge for teen/adult x-small

♥ Open ring stitch marker or small length of yarn (approximately 12 inches) to mark rounds

♥ Tapestry needle

Gauge:

Mini picot single crochet/slip stitch pattern, worked in the round, 8 stitches and 8 rows = 2 inches

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Free Adult Mitten Pattern

Sizes:

♥ Toddler (thumbless): approximately 5.5 in. long x 2.75 in. wide at fingers (14 x 7 cm)  – Free Toddler’s Version here

♥ Child: approximately 7 in. long x 3.25 in. wide at fingers (18 x 8 cm) – Free Child’s Version Here

♥ Teen/Adult X-Small: approximately 8.5 inches long x 3.75 in. wide at fingers (21 x 9 cm)

♥ Adult Small/Medium: approximately 9.25 in. long x 4 in. wide at fingers (23 x 10 cm)


Pattern Notes

Please take time to create a gauge sample and get appropriate hand measurements before beginning work.

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

Use hook size I/9 (5.5 mm) for toddler, child and adult size small/medium.

Use hook size H/8 (5mm) for teen/adult x-small mitten.

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. See the stitch marker photo below.

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

This pattern uses picot stitches with 1 – 5 chains as part of each stitch. Worked in the round, I love seeing the visual difference of a chain 1 picot to a chain 4 or 5. The stitches look worlds apart. If you are new to putting picot stitches within your pattern, not just using them as a border, don’t worry. You will have plenty of time to get used to creating this picot stitch combination with a chain 1 before you start adding multiple chains to each stitch to create the texture for this mitten cuff.

Single Crochet Two Together:

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch, insert hook into next stitch of row, yarn over and pull through stitch (three stitches on hook), yarn over and pull through all three stitches on hook.

Mini Picot Single Crochet:

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, chain 1 (as in – yarn over and pull up a loop), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Chain 3 Picot Single Crochet:

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, chain 3 (as in – yarn over and pull up a loop), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Chain 4 Picot Single Crochet:

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, chain 4 (as in – yarn over and pull up a loop), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Chain 5 Picot Single Crochet:

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, chain 5 (as in – yarn over and pull up a loop), yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Adult Mitten Pattern Free Easy Winter Spun

How to make the teen or adult Winter Spun Crochet Mittens

Directions for Adult Mittens

♥ Use hook size H/8 (5 mm) for teen/adult x-small mitten.

♥ Use hook size I/9 (5.5 mm) for adult size small/medium.

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

Chain 5, slip stitch to join.

Round 1:

Two single crochet into back loop of each stitch of starting chain. (10 stitches total)

Place stitch marker or begin to use a length of yarn to mark rounds. See the stitch marker photo below. Move marker up or weave yarn up for each round forward.

Round 2:

*In both loops of first stitch of round, Mini Picot Single Crochet (see Special Stitches Section) and slip stitch, repeat from * for each stitch of round. (20)

Round 3:

*In both loops of first stitch of round, mini picot single crochet and slip stitch, slip stitch in next stitch, repeat from * for each stitch of round. (30)

Rounds 4 – 20:

*Mini picot single crochet into first stitch of round, slip stitch into second stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (30)

Round 21:

Slip stitch in first 2 stitches of round, loosely chain 7 stitches (thumb hole), skip 3 stitches, slip stitch in next stitch of round, *mini picot single crochet in next stitch of round, slip stitch in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (34)

Round 22:

Mini picot single crochet in first stitch of round, slip stitch in second stitch of round, single crochet 2 together (see Special Stitches Section), 5 single crochet, slip stitch in next stitch, *mini picot single crochet in next stitch of round, slip stitch in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (33)

Adult Two Toned Mitten Winter Spun Free Pattern

Round 23:

Mini picot single crochet in first stitch of round, slip stitch in second stitch of round, single crochet 2 together, 4 single crochet, slip stitch in next stitch, *mini picot single crochet in next stitch of round, slip stitch in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (32)

Round 24:

Mini picot single crochet in first stitch of round, slip stitch in second stitch of round, single crochet 2 together, 3 single crochet, slip stitch in next stitch, *mini picot single crochet in next stitch of round, slip stitch in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (31)

Round 25:

Mini picot single crochet in first stitch of round, slip stitch in second stitch of round, single crochet 2 together, 2 single crochet, slip stitch in next stitch, *mini picot single crochet in next stitch of round, slip stitch in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (30)

Round 26:

Mini picot single crochet in first stitch of round, skip 1 stitch, single crochet 2 together 2 times, *mini picot single crochet in next stitch of round, slip stitch in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round until last 2 stitches, single crochet 2 together. (26)

Round 27:

Single crochet 2 together 2 times, slip stitch in next stitch, *mini picot single crochet in next stitch of round, slip stitch in next stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round until last stitch, slip stitch in last stitch. (24)

Round 28: Optional color change for cuff

*Slip stitch in back loop of first stitch of round, Chain 3 Picot Single Crochet (see Special Stitches Section) in front loop, skip one stitch, slip stitch in back loop of next stitch of round, Chain 4 Picot Single Crochet (see Special Stitches Section) in front loop, skip one stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round.

Round 29:

*Slip stitch in back loop of first stitch of round, Chain 5 Picot Single Crochet (see Special Stitches Section) in front loop, skip one stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round.

Rounds 30 – 35:

Repeat Rounds 28 and 29 for number of rounds indicated.

Round 36:

Slip stitch in each stitch of round. (24)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Winter Spun Mitten Adult thumb closeup

Thumb:

Hold mitten with cuff up, attach yarn with slip stitch to thumb hole at right side. (Thumb is worked in a continuous spiral.)

Rounds 1 – 2:

Thirteen single crochet. (13)

Round 3:

Single crochet 2 together, 11 single crochet. (12)

Round 4:

Twelve single crochet. (12)

Round 5:

Single crochet 2 together, 10 single crochet. (11)

Round 6:

Single crochet 2 together, 9 single crochet. (10)

Round 7:

Single crochet 2 together, 8 single crochet. (9)

Round 8:

Single crochet 2 together, 7 single crochet. (8)

Round 9:

*Single 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.

Winter Spun Mitten WIPs with Stitch Marker

Optional – Yarn used in place of stitch marker:

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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