Cute 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.

If you are wondering, “Why thumbless?” check out the pattern post for the toddler Winter Spun mittens. Then check out the free patterns to make the Gathered Buds Ear Warmer or the Gathered Buds Hat for your precious little ones to create a matching set.

These little mitts are a really quick make and full of crochet texture. Simply working front and back loops create all the interest you could want in the body of this mitten and then they are topped of perfectly with bean stitches at the wrist. They make such a precious accessory for your little ones.

Additional sizes for the Gathered Buds Mittens are available to make matching mittens for your entire family.

The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Gathered Buds Mitten pattern is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.

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Pattern information below!

Free crochet toddler mitten pattern. Thumbless design that works up quick.

Size:

Toddler: 6.25 inches long x 2.5 in wide (at fingers) (16.5 x 6 cm) — Child and Teen/Adult Gathered Buds crochet mitten patterns are also available.

Materials:

Per mitten, approximately 35 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

Tapestry needle

Gauge:

In single crochet with size I hook,13 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches

Simple toddler mittens using the Gathered Buds pattern.

Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate

Pattern Notes for the toddler crochet mittens

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

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. See 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

Single Crochet 2 Stitches Together:

Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch (2 stitches on hook), insert hook into next stitch of row, yarn over and pull through stitch (3 stitches on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 stitches on hook.

(Altered) Bean Stitch / Puff Stitch:

Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, pull through, repeat from * 2 more times, yarn over, pull through 8 loops on hook, chain 1 (to lock stitch). Skip 1 stitch immediately following bean stitch. This will equal two stitches in pattern.

Directions for the Gathered Buds Toddler Crochet Mittens

(Make 2 toddler crochet mittens as the pattern is the same for right and left.)
Need a quick toddler gift? Try the Gathered Buds Mitten Pattern.
Chain 3, slip stitch to join.

Round 1:

Two single crochet into 1 loop of each stitch of starting chain. (6 stitches total)

Round 2:

*Single crochet into back loop of first stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of first stitch of round, repeat from * for remainder of round. (12)

Place stitch marker or begin to use a length of yarn to mark rounds. (See picture on page 12) Move marker up or weave yarn up for each round forward.

Round 3:

*Single crochet into back loop of first stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of first stitch of round, repeat in next 4 stitches, skip 1 stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round. (20)

Rounds 4 – 17:

*Single crochet into back loop of first stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of first stitch of round, skip 1 stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round. (20)

Gathered Buds Mittens for Toddler, Child, and Adult

Round 18:

Single crochet into back loop of first stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of first stitch of round, single crochet 2 stitches together 2 times, skip 1 stitch, *single crochet into back loop of next stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of same stitch, skip 1 stitch, repeat from * until last 2 stitches of round, slip stitch into back loop of second to last stitch of round, slip stitch into front loop of second to last stitch of round, skip last stitch of round. (18)

Round 19:

Single crochet into back loop of first stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of first stitch of round, single crochet 2 stitches together 2 times, skip 1 stitch *single crochet into back loop of next stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of same stitch, skip 1 stitch, repeat from * until last 2 stitches of round, slip stitch into back loop of second to last stitch of round, slip stitch into front loop of second to last stitch of round, skip last stitch of round. (16)

Round 20:

Loosely slip stitch in each stitch of round. (16)

Round 21:

Bean stitch around row. (8 beans as each bean = 2 stitches)

Round 22:

*Single crochet into back loop of first stitch of round, single crochet into front loop of first stitch of round, skip 1 stitch, bean stitch, repeat from * for remainder of round. (16)

Round 23:

Bean stitch around row. (8 beans)

Round 24:

Loosely slip stitch in each stitch of round. (16)

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.
Example Stitch Marker for Gathered Buds Toddler Mitten
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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