The Crochet Celtic Winters Mittens have a beautiful Celtic weave stitch accent on the cuff and will keep your fingers toasty warm. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
An Elegant Crochet Mitten with a Celtic Weave Design
If you've never tried the Celtic weave stitch, your time to try it is now! It makes such a beautiful and eye catching wrist accent on these quick to crochet mittens.
Seven Days of Scarfie Pattern Collection #5
This pattern is part of my Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collections. Whether you are new to Seven Days of Scarfie or you have been making along with me every single year; I am so happy you are joining in the fun! Seven Days of Scarfie started on a total whim in 2016, and I have gotten so much positive feedback on the patterns that I just keep going with it every year.
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Warm Crochet Mittens using the Celtic Weave Stitch
The Celtic Winters pattern collection has been part of the Seven Days of Scarfie since 2016. I’ve already made a cowl, hat and ear warmer - so of course I had to make mittens to match! These mittens have a simple construction with a textured Celtic weave accent at the wrist.
These adult sized mittens can easily be adjusted in length, and you can even add more rows to the cuff if you want it to be longer.
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Celtic Winters Mittens - Free Crochet Pattern
- One skein of Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (‘Cream/Teal’ pictured) or approx. 155 yards of a comparable Category 4 yarn. Find some of my substitution suggestions here.
- H/5.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- sl st: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- FPTr: Front post treble crochet
Related Video Tutorials:
How to Crochet the Celtic Weave stitch: Left Handed (no right handed version of this one yet - sorry!)
How to Crochet a Mitten for Beginners - this video demonstrates the basic construction of crocheting a top down mitten. Find the Left Handed version of this video here.
8 HDC x 6 rows = 2” square
Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 10"
Width of finger section = 4"
Width of wrist = 3.5"
Length of thumb = 2.5"
Width of thumb = 1.5"
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each row do not count as a stitch.
- The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st
- This pattern is written to fit an average adult. The size can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-16
- I used a fairly tight tension for this project, please check your gauge so the mittens fit properly.
- Thumb size can be adjusted by changing the number of stitches you start with. Length can be adjusted by adding/subtracting rounds.
Instructions (make 2)
Start with magic circle
Round 1: ch 1, Work 10 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (10)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (20)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (30)
Round 4-16: ch 1, HDC around (30)
Round 17: ch 1, HDC, ch 6, skip 2 sts and HDC around. (28 HDC + 6 ch sts - this creates the thumb hole)
Round 18-20: Ch 1, HDC around (34)
Round 21: Ch 1, HDC in 6, HDC2tog, HDC in 15, HDC2tog, HDC in 9. (32)
Round 22: Ch 1, HDC around (32)
*Turn your mitten is right side out*
Round 23: Ch 1, *HDC in 2, HDC2tog, repeat from * around (24)
Round 24: ch 3, *skip 2 sts, FPTr in next 2, working OVER your previous two stitches- FPTr in the two skipped stitches. Repeat from * around. This will create a round of crossed stitches (6 sets total, 24 sts)
Round 25: ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches. Repeat from * around. (24)
Round 26: Ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working OVER the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working OVER the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches. Repeat from * around. (24)
Round 27: ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches. Repeat from * around. (24)
Round 28-29: ch 1, SC around (24)
Attaching the Thumb:
Round 1: Attach yarn into the thumb hole with a sl st. Ch 1, and work 12 HDC around the thumb hole. Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (12)
Round 2-6: Ch 1, HDC around (12)
Round 7: Ch 1, HDC2tog around (6)
Cut and tie yarn leaving a long tail. Using a yarn needle, weave through every other stitch around the top. Pull to cinch the thumb shut and tie off. Weave in all ends and you are done!
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