The Spruce Mittens are a fast and easy crochet mitten pattern. These children's mittens are made with simple construction and a ribbed cuff to keep snow out. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet Children's Mittens with your Leftover Yarn
Welcome to another pattern in our Seven ONEderful Skeins pattern collection. If you've never crocheted mittens before, the children's sized Spruce Mittens are a perfect project to give it a try! They use hardly any yarn (eh hem...time to collect your leftovers), and if your kids are anything like mine - you need a few extra pairs of mittens every winter!
Seven ONEderful Skeins
Welcome to Seven ONEderful Skeins - the spin off from my popular Seven Days of Scarfie pattern event. This year all of our patterns will be made with one skein of simple worsted weight acrylic, BUT I also made them with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. You get to decide what yarn you're going to use. But one way or the other - we are going to make 7 projects in 7 days with 7 skeins (or less) of yarn!
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A Perfect Gender Neutral Beanie
You can see that I crocheted the Spruce Mittens in both worsted weight acrylic yarn and Lion Brand Scarfie yarn. And as you can also see - no matter what leftover yarn you are using from your stash - these mittens will work up nicely! They are fast enough and easy enough that you could make a few pairs of mittens for each kid. You could even use smaller scraps and make them multi-colored.
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Spruce Children's Mittens - Free Crochet Pattern
- Approx. 90 yards of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn or a comparable Category 4 yarn (Red Heart Super Saver also pictured). Find some of my Scarfie substitution suggestions here.
- I/5.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour.
- Yarn needle
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- st(s): stitch(s)
- sl st: slip stitch
- BLO: back loop only
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
How to Crochet Attached SC Ribbing (find the left handed video here - the right handed video loads with the page)
Find my adult sized mitten video tutorial here (it won't show you how to crochet this exact pattern, but it will give you a good idea of how to crochet mittens in general if this is your first time):
7 sts x 5 rows = 2" square in HDC
Tip of finger to bottom of wrist: 7.5"
Width of finger section: 3.5"
Width of wrist: 2.75"
Length of thumb: 2"
Width of thumb: 1.5"
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
- The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch
- This pattern is written to fit children (5-10). The length can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-10
Start with magic circle
Round 1: ch 2, Work 8 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (8)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 HDC in each stitch around (16)
Round 3: ch 2, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (24)
Round 4-10: ch 2, HDC around (24)
Round 11: ch 2, HDC in 4, ch 5, skip 1, HDC in 19 (28 including ch sts)
Round 12-13: ch 2, HDC around (28)
Round 14: ch 2, HDC in 7, HDC2Tog, HDC in 12, HDC2tog, HDC in 5 (26)
Round 15: ch 2, HDC in 7, HDC2Tog, HDC in 11, HDC2Tog, HDC in 4 (24)
Round 16: ch 2, HDC2Tog, HDC in 4, repeat around (20)
Round 17: ch 2, HDC around (20)
Making the Cuff
Starting where you ended Round 17, ch 6 sts. In the second chain from the hook, SC in the remaining 5 ch stitches. When you get back to the beginning of the ch, sl st into the first st of Round 17. This creates your first row of ribbing.
Row 2: sl st into the next st of Round 17, ch 1, SC in BLO across to create your next row of ribbing. Turn. (5)
Row 3: ch 1, SC in BLO across. Sl st into the next open st of Round 17.
Row 4-20: Repeat Rows 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows) until you have gone around the entire base of the hat.
After completing Row 20: Working through the BLO of Row 20 and your starting chain, sl st across to seam the cuff together. sl st into the last st of Round 17. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
Making the thumb:
Round 1: Attach yarn into the thumb hole with a sl st. ch 2, and work 10 HDC around the thumb hole. Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (10)
Round 2-4: ch 1, HDC around (10)
Round 5: ch 1, ch 2, HDC2tog around (5)
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.
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