These 18 beautiful mitten crochet patterns make for marvelous crocheting projects because not only are they decorative and adorable, but they are also very handy (excuse the pun) when it comes to keeping your fingers warm in the winter months.
In a world that seems to be getting increasingly pressurized and intimidatingly technological, there has been a rise in the number of people seeking solace in simple and beautiful hobbycrafts that are both relaxing and rewarding.
Crocheting has helped bring peace and calm to many an anxious mind over the years due to the focus and skill it requires. There is something so soothing about letting the rhythm of the work take over, and watching wonderful creations take shape in your hands.
And the best part is that you get to keep those creations at the end as evidence of your hard work. These pieces make excellent handmade gifts for friends and loved-ones, or indeed for yourself!
Crocheting mittens is a great project for someone who has mastered the basic rectangular scarf and now wants to take their crocheting skills to the next level, but they also aren’t too difficult if you pick the right pattern.
There are lots of lovely patterns out there that offer a wide variety of styles and designs and we have put together a few of our favorites to help you make your choice.
Whether you are crocheting mittens for Halloween, thanks giving, Christmas, or just because you can, we will help you find the perfect pattern for you.
And be sure to pin this collection to your favorite crochet pattern board on Pinterest so you can find it again fast when you’re ready to make some hats!
Now, let’s get hooking!
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The Best Mitten Crochet Patterns
Adult Hill Crest Crochet Mitten Pattern
The Hill Crest Crochet Mitten pattern is an easy DIY project designed to work beautifully for women and men. These are the perfect mittens to keep ready and waiting to help our loved ones stay warm.
Hill Crest Child Mitten Pattern
The Hill Crest crochet mitten pattern for children, size small to medium, is a perfect opportunity to practice making an itty-bitty thumb gusset. With just a few single crochet decreases you will create fully designed mittens in a child’s size.
Hill Crest Toddler Mittens
“Some days thumbless toddler mittens are a super time saver.” Wouldn’t you agree?
My Hill Crest Toddler Mittens feature instructions for thumbless mittens size 6 months to 2 years. These DIY toddler mittens are really quick to make with the majority of stitching consisting of easy, standard single crochet.
Crochet Mitten Pattern Gathered Buds
The Gathered Buds crochet mitten pattern is so easy to crochet. Worked from fingertips to cuff, you are going to love the contrast of crochet textures. The body of the mitten gets texture from simple, alternating front loop and back loop stitches that transition smoothly into the pretty puff stitches of the cuff. They are such a pretty match for other Gathered Buds pieces.
Cuffed Crochet Pattern for Adults and Teens
These cuffed 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.
Winter Spun Mittens for Kids
The inspiration for this cozy winter spun mitten pattern comes from my daughter. She requested mittens without “holes.” I just love seeing the lacey look in my Snow Spell mittens, but I can understand keeping her little fingers warm and toasty. It was easy to solve her problem and create a mitten fabric with stitches placed closer together and still use worsted weight yarn for more dexterity.
Crochet Thumbless Mittens for Toddlers
These easy crochet thumbless mittens for toddlers are a little bit genius. They’re perfect for kids that don’t quite get fingers in gloves–but love being out in the cold!
Toddler Crochet Mittens Gathered Buds Style
If you’re looking for DIY crochet projects to keep little fingers warm (in a super cute fashion), you are going to love making thumbless toddler crochet mittens from my Gathered Buds Collection. Using the pattern directions below, you’ll have a set made in lickety-split.
Gathered Buds Crochet Mittens for Kids
If you’ve never tried to make crochet mittens for kids before? Were you discouraged by the complexity of adding a thumb? Well, you don’t have to be afraid of making a thumb gusset. Worked from the fingertip to cuff, these child size mittens are the perfect place to practice a couple of well placed decreases. Such a simple design element … and in the end you will have a wonderful fitted mitten.
Warm Wool-ish Beginner Mitten Crochet Pattern
First up is this pattern for some beautiful crochet mittens that are simple enough for an advanced beginner to handle. These mittens have a very classic design and involve five basic crocheting stitches, so they will test your skills without leaving you completely flummoxed.
The pattern is well written and easy to follow, and it recommends using Lion Brand Scarfie yarn which is lovely and soft for a toasty effect.
This pattern is great for teaching confident beginners the basics of mitten construction before you move on to more complex designs. And once you get the hang of it you’ll be churning these mittens out for everyone!
Chunky Mittens Beginner Crochet Pattern
We absolutely love this next pair of mittens for their super chunky feel and loose weave. They have a thick cuff that is ideal for extra warmth around your wrists, and they are designed to be made from 100% wool for brilliant insulation.
The pattern is suitable for beginners as it only uses very simple stitches, but if you feel you would like more guidance, there is also an instructional video on YouTube that accompanies the pattern and explains the techniques very clearly.
The pattern comes in four different sizes ranging from ‘toddler’ through to ‘large adult’, and the biggest is suitable for a full grown man. What is really great about this pattern is that it is unisex and so can be made for grandad’s, grandma’s, boyfriends or girlfriends.
The mittens actually come together surprisingly quickly, so you will probably find yourself making multiple pairs!
Simple Chunky Baby Mittens Crochet Pattern
How could we resist adding these adorable little baby mittens to our list? They really do make the most wonderful handmade baby shower gifts and birthday presents. The pattern is so simple and quick to complete, you will be crying out for babies to make them for!
They are very versatile and easily personalized as you can make them in all different colors and in three different sizes: 0-12 months, 1-2 years and 3-4 years. Plus, the cord joining them together is optional (but is a very good idea if you don’t want them to go missing on their first outing to the park!).
The Stevie Mittens Crochet Pattern
If you are looking for something that is going to challenge your crocheting skills a little bit then these beautiful Stevie Mittens are a great option. The pattern is aimed at an advanced skill level and the design is very intricate due to the cable stitching technique.
However, there is a brilliant online tutorial that you can watch alongside reading the pattern and there are multiple photographs as well, to really help you see what it is you are aiming for.
This pattern accommodates four different sizes from ‘toddler’ to ‘adult medium’ and recommends using 100% wool for extra warmth on those snowy days! They are so good they look almost shop bought, so you will be able to wow all your friends when they ask you where you got them from!
3 Crochet Mitten Patterns in One
Our next pick has made the list for its brilliant versatility. The creator has come up with an awesome way of delivering three beautiful pattern options that all use the same three basic stitches, so can be mixed and matched.
You really will get your money’s worth with this one because you can make three different style mittens using just the one pattern and you will get better and better with every practice.
The patterns all have slightly different looks once complete and so you can choose which version you would like to use depending on who and what you are making them for. This means that your mittens can be perfectly suited to two completely different friends and still be made from the same pattern!
The Bonfire Buddy Drink Cozy Mitten Pattern
We think this next pattern is hilarious!! These ingenious mittens can hold cans, bottles and even coffee mugs without your hands getting tired or cold, and they are perfect for bonfires, camping trips or wearing alone at home all day because you feel like it!
They are chunky and fun and really quite ridiculous, and that is why they make such great gifts! These mittens are a real evening stealer.
The pattern is aimed at intermediate level crocheters and requires you to have some knowledge of the basic stitches and techniques.The sizing is well suited to men, so if you have a dad or brother, boyfriend or bud who appreciates beer and handcrafted presents then these will go down a storm.
Convertible Mittens with Flaps Crochet Pattern
This crochet pattern gives you the option to convert your handmade mittens into fingerless gloves through the addition of a nifty flap.
The practical benefits of being able to free up your fingertips are huge and make this pattern a favorite for people who need to access their touchscreen phones regularly – or for people who like to crochet whilst wearing crocheted mittens!
The pattern is aimed at an intermediate skill level and comes with an accompanying YouTube video should you require more guidance and clarity.
We love the addition of the button on the back of the mitten, as it gives the design a real focal point and allows you to pick something that contrasts or compliments your yarn color as you wish. For practicality and beauty, this pattern is a winner.
Kids Hedgehog Mittens Crochet Pattern
Finally these super cute hedgehog mittens just about take the prize for detail, humor and practicality. The pattern is specifically designed for kids and comes in three sizes so you can make them for a family with multiple siblings and they’ll all be thrilled.
The chosen stitches work incredibly well in this clever design, particularly the bobble stitching which creates loads of texture and warmth at the same time as capturing the hedgehog’s spikey appearance perfectly.
The tapered nose and addition of little buttons for eyes really bring this design to life and give these mittens tons of character.
They make such a quirky and personal gift that any child would be delighted to receive – and the shop even offers a separate adult-sized pattern if you find yourself wishing you had a pair yourself!