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Crochet your own fingerless mittens

As the weather turns colder, stay toasty and warm with these pretty and practical fingerless mittens! This one-size-fits-all project is perfect for improving your crocheting skills this autumn. 

If you’re new to crochet, you might find it helpful to read our beginner’s guide to crochet, which has step-by-step guides to the crochet stitches you’ll be using in this project.

What you'll need

- 3.5mm Crochet hook
- Yarn (we'd recommend either double knitting or Aran weight yarn)
- Wooden buttons
- Yarn needle

Crochet key

How to make the cuff (same for both hands)

All the stitches are made into the back loop of the stitch only. It’s this technique that creates the ribbed effect.

Chain 28 (the last 2 chain sts represent the first htr in the following row.
Make 1 htr into the 3rd chain from the hook. Make 1 htr into every chain st to the end of the row, making sure not to miss the last st. Remember to crochet into the back loop only of each st.
Make 2 chain, turn.
Make 1 htr into every st from the previous row, making sure not to miss the final st.
Make 2 chain, turn.
Repeat the previous row until the cuff is wide enough to fit snugly around the wrist.

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 1 

Join the two edges with slip stitches, but do not fasten off.

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 2

How to make the left hand

The hand section is made entirely from dc sts, made in the usual way by crocheting into both loops of the st from the previous row. 

Pick up and dc approx. 32 sts all the way round the edge of the cuff, join the round with a slip stitch.

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 3

Increase for thumb.
Join each round with a slip stitch. 
Chain 1, 2 dc in the next 2 sts. Dc around the rest of the cuff. 
Chain 1, dc in the first st, then 2 dc in the next 2 sts. Dc all around.
Chain 1, dc in the first 2 sts, then 2 dc in the next 2 sts. Dc all around.
Chain 1, dc in the first 3 sts, then 2 dc in the next 2 sts. Dc all around. 
12 rows of dc all the way round (start each row with one chain, finish each row with a slip stitch). 

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 4

Chain 7, skip 11 sts and make 1 dc in the 12th st. (Thumb hole made. If you have bigger thumbs you might want to add an extra chain or two).

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 5

Dc all around, including the 7 new chain, for 8 rows. 

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 6

How to make the Picot edge

*Chain 3, miss a st on the previous round, sl st into the next st.* Repeat around from * to.* Fasten off and weave in ends securely.

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 7

Sew buttons onto the cuffs.

How to crochet your own fingerless mittens step 8

How to make the right hand

The hand section is made entirely from dc sts, made in the usual way by crocheting into both loops of the st from the previous row. 

Pick up and dc approx. 32 sts all the way round, join this and all following rounds with a slip stitch.
Chain 1, dc in each st, except the last 2. 2 dc in each of the last 2 sts. 
Chain 1, dc in each st except the last 3. 2 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last st. 
Chain 1, dc in each st except the last 4. 2 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 2 sts. 
Chain 1, dc in each st, except the last 5. 2 dc in the next 2 sts, 1 dc in the last 3 sts. 
5 rounds of dc, beginning each round with 1 chain, and finishing with a slip stitch. Thumb increase made. 
Chain 1, dc in each st until there are only 12 sts left. Chain 7, then skip 11 sts and dc into the 12th st. Thumb hole made. If you have bigger thumbs you might want to add an extra chain or two. 
Dc all around, including the 7 new chain, for 8 rows. 
Finish with picot edge and buttons!

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Comments

Rebecca:

Hi Nicki,

If you’d like to print the crochet pattern, you could try printing the web page from your internet browser, or if that doesn’t work, you could cut and paste the text into a Word document and print that :-)

Oct 25, 2021

Nicki:

How do I print the fingerless mittens pattern please.
Nicki

Oct 25, 2021

Rebecca:

Hi Josephine,

You’re quite right, we didn’t state it! Thank you for pointing that out – we’ve now updated this post to say that we’d recommend either double knitting or Aran weight yarn :-)

Oct 21, 2021

Josephine Ling:

You don’t state yarn weight for this pattern or have I mis read it ?

Oct 21, 2021

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