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Beginner Mittens for All

Beginner Mittens for All

Fine tune your crochet skills with these Beginner Mittens for All. If you've ever wondered how to crochet mittens, these patterns from Red Heart Yarn will make you a pro in no time. This set is great for your family or give them to your neighbor for the holidays. With these instructions, you can make three pairs of mittens, one men's set, one woman's set, and one set for a child.

Making mittens when the snow is flying it one of the coziest crafts you can partake in. Whether you are making little mittens for little hands or making the pattern larger for adult hands, this how to make mittens tutorial is sure to keep your whole family warm. The long sleeves attached to this pattern make it especially perfect for extra cold days, making sure to close the chilly gap at your wrist that many other mittens fail to conquer.

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  • Child’s Version - RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 387 Soft Navy B and 984 Shaded Dusk C
  • Women’s Version - RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein each 624 Tea Leaf A and 387 Soft Navy B
  • Men’s Version - RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: 1 skein 624 Tea Leaf A
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 16 sc = 4”; 17 rows = 4”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Special Abbreviation:  Sc2tog = [insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st] twice, yo, draw yarn through all 3 loops on hook.


  • These simple mittens are designed without a definite left or right hand and are worked in joined rounds.
  • Cuffs are done in ribbed stitch rows by working sc in the back loops only. They are extra long for added warmth or can be folded at the wrist.
  • Men’s mittens are worked in a solid color, Child’s and Women’s in stripe patterns as follows:
  • Work in 2 row stripes for Child’s mittens, ending with 5 rounds of C at fingertips.
  • Work in 1 row stripes for Women’s mittens, ending with 7 rounds of A at fingertips

Directions are for Child’s size 4/5 yrs. Changes for sizes Women’s and Men’s are in parentheses.
Child size measures 6” around x 7½” long.  Women’s size measures 7½” around x 11½” long.  Men’s size measures 9½” around x 12” long.


  • Using C (B, A), ch 15 (21, 24).
  • Row 1: Working in back loops only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, ch 1, turn.
  • Repeat Row 1 for a total of 18 (22, 24) rows.
  • Fold cuff in half and join ends with slip st to form cuff. Do not fasten off.


  • Round 1: Working along row ends on cuff, slip st evenly around for 18 (22, 26) sts, join round with slip st.
  • Round 2: Ch 1, place marker, [sc in next 8 (10, 12) sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st [20 (24, 28) sts].
  • Round 3: Ch 1, [sc in next 9 (11, 13) sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st [22 (26, 30) sts].
  • Round 4: Ch 1, [sc in next 10 (12, 14) sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st [24 (28, 32) sts].
  • Child’s size: Proceed to next step.
  • Women’s size: Ch 1, [sc in next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st (30 sts).
  • Men’s size: Ch 1, [sc in next 15 sts, 2 sc in next st] twice. Join with slip st (34 sts).
  • Repeat as established, working 1 more sc before increasing each round, for 2 more rounds (38 sts).
  • Next Step: Continuing with stripe/solid pattern as set, ch 1, sc in each sc around, join with slip st. Repeat for a total of 1 (3, 3) rounds.

Thumb Opening:

  • Next round: Ch 1, [sc in next 20 (26, 32) sts, ch 4 (5, 6), skip remaining sts and join with slip st to first st.

Upper Hand:

  • Sc in each st around for 8 (10, 12) rounds [24 (31, 38) sts], decreasing 1 st on last round for Women’s size only [24 (30, 38) sts].
  • Round 1: [Sc 10 (13, 17), sc2tog] twice [22 (28, 36) sts].
  • Round 2: [Sc 9 (12, 16), sc2tog] twice [20 (26, 34) sts].
  • Round 3: [Sc 8 (11, 15), sc2tog] twice [18 (24, 32) sts].
  • Round 4: [Sc 7 (10, 14), sc2tog] twice [16 (22, 30) sts].
  • Child’s size only: Sc2tog around (8 sts), fasten off. Continue with thumb.
  • Round 5: Sc in each st around.
  • Round 6: [Sc 9 (13), sc2tog] twice [20 (28) sts].
  • Next 2 rounds: Sc2tog around [5 (7) sts]. Fasten off at end of last round.


  • Round 1: Join yarn to thumb opening at st closest to upper hand, ch 1, sc in each st around, joining with slip st [8 (9, 12) sts]. Sc in each st around for 4 (7, 8) rounds.
  • Next round: Sc2tog, sc to 3 sts from last st, sc last 2 sts tog [6 (7, 10) sts]. Sc2tog around, working last st as sc on Women’s size [3 (4, 5) sts]. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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I have a 16mo old son, is there a way to alter this pattern to work for him?

This is quite an easy pattern for mittens, perfect for beginners. I hope I can still make more before Christmas.

I really like the look of these mittens. If anyone thinks it's intimidating to crochet mittens but I want you to know it isn't a hard task. I've made them in the past. The long sleeve is excellent for keeping the wrist area and lower arm protected, particularly if the sleeve of the coat isn't long enough. I certainly intend to try this pattern out.

Can you let me know what the chain 1 is for? Is it simply for height? Into what stitch do I join each round with a slip stitch? For example in the hand round 2... Join with a slip stitch.. Into what stitch? In the part upper hand do we have to chain 1 and the beginning of each row?

Hi Colleen, thanks for your comment! In answer to your question, the Chain 1 is to help you mark the next round. Basically, yes, it's for height. As for the slip stitch, you would slip stitch into the first chain (your chain 1) when you complete the round. I hope that makes sense! Let us know if we can help with anything else!--FaveCrafts editor

I am very happy to see easy patterns for mittens ,I have looking for some time Thank you.

I've always wanted to make mittens but since I'm still learning I was afraid I wouldn't be able to...but this pattern is soooooo simple...thank you so much...these work up so quick...I'm on my fifth pair in just 3 days....loving it....I had a friend send me a large box of yarn, so I'm making mittens for her children and I'm going to surprise her...Vermont is cold this time of year so I'm sure she will love them.

i am about to try to crochet these mittens for beginners because i have never tried to crochet mittens before because i never could find instructions until i came to this site i hope it will work out for me

I'd like to try this pattern I think a thin Aran would do here in the UK but how long - heavy is a skein of Red Heart? There seem to be various sizes available but no indication here which one is used. Thanks for your help in advance.

Hi, Red Heart Super Saver is a Medium/Worsted weight (4) yarn. No-Dye-Lot Solids: Approx.364 yds (333 m), Prints & Multis: Approx. 244 yds (223m), Flecks: Approx. 260 yds (238m). Hope this helps. I'm going to try these too.

Hi, Red Heart Super Saver is a Medium/Worsted weight (4) yarn. No-Dye-Lot Solids: Approx.364 yds (333 m), Prints & Multis: Approx. 244 yds (223m), Flecks: Approx. 260 yds (238m). Hope this helps. I'm going to try these too.

I am extremely new to crochet (my grandmother tried teaching me when I was 11, but I never took it seriously) I have made my husband a hat and he wanted matching mittens. I am currently almost done with the first mitten. He loves it so far. Can't wait until I'm done with them!

hi my name is Brianna i have been crocheting for three years now i am still in school and my crochet teacher is very nice but i was wondering about these mittens are they hard to do?

step 5 of the hand needs to be more specific and clear-which next step-8? 9? moving on to the upper hand? What???

what it is saying for the child's size you need to do row 9 for the child's size

step 5 of the hand needs to be more specific and clear-which next step-8? 9? moving on to the upper hand? What???

I have tried several mitten patterns for my 4 yr old granddaughter and these are the best by far. I love the longer cuff and they work up quickly! For those that have problems with getting the right fit, remember to use the recommended yarn for the correct guage. I made this mistake with another pattern using 4ply yarn when the pattern called for 3 ply and wondered why the mittens were too large until I went back over the instructions and discovered my mistake. Thanks for sharing this patten. Love it!

They look lovely, Here in South Africa, we are enjoying spring, however, as I have so many projects on the go, if I start now, I shall have a pair ready in 8 months time,just IN time! :-)

I printed the pattern ,I have knitted gloves ,but not crochet them, so I will try,love the way they look

Quick and easy to make-up, fab pattern thank you. Had knocked up a pair in a few hours I had spare!

Quick and easy to make-up, fab pattern thank you. Had knocked up a pair in a few hours I had spare!

I made these. But boy, I sure had to go down a hook size. I also revamped a slight bit and made the cutest fingerless gloves for kids. I wish I could upload a pic.

as a decrease.. sc2tog.. ty.. i was wondering that to... i still cant visualise written patterns unless i am writing 1 as i go with my own pattern language which probably no1 else on the planet would be able to read haha

Love the pattern. A beginner crocheter I still can't figure out what "Sc2tog" means. I wish this pattern could be done as a video. I learn better that way.

Sc2tog means Single Crochet 2 together.


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