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Flip Top Mittens
Flip Top Mittens
This image courtesy of redheart.com

These Flip Top Mittens are the perfect craft for winter. This free crochet pattern makes wonderful mittens for children and adults! These mittens feature a fabulous flip top that can be fastened close or flipped open. When closed, these mittens will keep your hands nice and toasty. When flipped open, this pair of mittens allows your fingers to be free to operate cell phones or other intricate devices. This crochet pattern is practical, smart, and great for people on the go. You’ll simply love how warm and useful these mittens are. 
 

Intermediate

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook, I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeWith 5.5mm [US I-9] hook, 12 dc = 4” (10 cm); 9 rounds in pattern = 4” (10 cm). 

Finished SizeChild size measures 6” (15 cm) around x 7 1/2” (19 cm) long. Adult size measures 9” (23 cm) around x 12” (30.5 cm) long

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Reflective: 2 (2) balls 8251 Neon Orange
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • Child size: two 5/8" (15.9 mm) buttons
  • Adult size: two 1” (25 mm) buttons

Instructions

Notes
Directions are for child size. Changes for adult size are in parentheses.

Cuff is crocheted back and forth in rows. The short ends are joined together with a row of slip stitches, forming a ring.

Hand, Finger Cover, and Thumb are worked in joined rounds. Palm side of Hand has a buttoned opening.

When instructed to work around a stitch “2 rows below," work in the indicated stitch in the row numbered 2 less than the row being worked. For example, if you are working Row 5, a stitch “2 rows below” would be in (5 – 2) = Row 3. Skip the corresponding stitch in the row into which you would usually work.

When working over Fpdtr just made, insert hook around only the indicated stitch and under the stitch previously made; do not catch the previously made Fpdtr in the new stitch.

Special Stitches

  1. dc/sctog = double crochet/single crochet decrease. Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops.

    dc2tog = [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

    Fpdtr = front-post double treble crochet. Yarn over 3 times, insert hook from front to back and to front again around the vertical post of indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] 4 times

  2. sc/dctog = single crochet/double crochet decrease. Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, and pull up loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops.

  3. join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, and draw through both loops on hook.

Mitten (Make 2)

  1. Right Hand
    Cuff
    Using 5mm [US H-8] hook, ch 4 (6).

    Row 1 (Right side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn—3 (5) sc.

    Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in each sc; turn.

    Rows 3-17 (3-21): Repeat Row 2.

    Last Row: Ch 1; holding Right sides of Rows 1 and 17 (21) together and working through both thicknesses in back loops only, slip st in each sc around. Do not fasten off or turn.

  2. Hand
    Round 1 (Right side): Working across ends of rows, ch 1, work 18 (22) sc evenly around; join with slip st in first st and turn—18 (22) sc.

    Round 2: Using 5.5 mm [US I-9] hook, ch 1, sc in same st as join, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc and turn—9 (11) sc and 9 (11) dc.

    Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—18 (22) dc.

    Round 4: Repeat Round 2.

    Child size only
    Round 5 (Thumb opening):
    Ch 2, dc in next 5 sts, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next st, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped st 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next 2 sts, ch 2 , skip next 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—12 dc, 4 Fpdtr, and 2 ch.

    Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, dc in next st, sc in next st, dc in first ch, sc in next ch, dc in next st, *sc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc and turn—9 sc and 9 dc.

    Round 7: Ch 2, dc in next 5 sts, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in last 6 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—14 dc and 4 Fpdtr.

    Rounds 8–11: Repeat Rounds 2 and 7 twice. Fasten off.

    Adult size only
    Round 5:
    Ch 2, dc in next 7 sts, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next st, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped st 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next 2 rows below, dc in last 8 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—18 dc and 4 Fpdtr.

    Round 6: Repeat Round 2.

    Round 7: Ch 2, dc in next 7 sts, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next Fpdtr, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in last 8 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn.

    Round 8: Repeat Round 2.

    Round 9 (Thumb opening): Ch 2, dc in next 7 sts, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next Fpdtr, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, dc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—15 dc, 4 Fpdtr, and 3 ch.

    Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, dc in next st, sc in next st, dc in first ch, sc in next ch, dc in last ch, *sc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc and turn—11 sc and 11 dc.

    Rounds 11–14: Repeat Rounds 7 and 2 twice.

    Round 15: Repeat Round 7. Fasten off.

  3. Finger Cover
    Using 5.5 mm [US I-9] hook, ch 9 (12).

    Child size only
    Round 1 (Wrong side):
    With Wrong side facing, skip beginning ch-2 and next 3 sts on Hand; join with sc in next st, dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 5 times; taking care not to twist beginning ch and working in back bar of each ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, skip next 3 ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch; join with slip st in first sc and turn—9 sc and 9 dc.

    Adult size only
    Round 1 (Wrong side):
    With wrong side facing, skip beginning ch-2 and next 3 sts on Hand; join with sc in next st, dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 6 times; taking care not to twist beginning ch and working in back bar of each ch, [sc in next ch, dc in next ch] twice, skip next 4 ch, [sc in next ch, dc in next ch] twice; join with slip st in first sc and turn—11 sc and 11 dc.

    Both sizes
    Round 2:
    Ch 2, dc in next 9 (11) sts, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next Fpdtr, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in last 2 (4) sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—14 (18) dc and 4 Fpdtr.

    Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, dc/sctog, dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3 (4) times, sc/dctog, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3 (4) times; join with slip st in first sc and turn—16 (20) sts.

    Child size only
    Round 4:
    Ch 2, dc in in next st, dc2tog, dc in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next Fpdtr, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—14 sts. Fasten off, leaving 8” (20.5 cm) tail for sewing. Weave tail through stitches, pull gently to close tightly, and secure. Weave in ends.

    Adult size only
    Round 4:
    Repeat Round 2.

    Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, dc/sctog, dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 4 times, sc/dctog, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 4 times; join with slip st in first sc and turn—20 sts.

    Round 6: Ch 2, dc in in next 2 sts, dc2tog, dc in next 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next Fpdtr, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, dc2tog; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—17 sts.

    Round 7: Ch 1, [sc/dctog, sc in next st, dc/ sctog, dc in next st] twice, sc/dctog, sc in next st, dc/sctog; join with slip st in first sc—11 sts. Fasten off, leaving 8” (20.5 cm) tail for sewing. Weave tail through stitches, pull gently to close tightly, and secure. Weave in ends.

  4. Thumb
    Round 1:
    With Right side facing and using 5mm [US H-8] hook, join yarn with sc in first unworked st of Thumb opening on Round (5) 9 of Hand; sc in next 1 (2) st(s), work 6 (8) sc evenly around opening; join with slip st in first sc and turn—8 (11) sts.

    Rounds 2–4 (2–6): Ch 1, sc in same st as join and in each st around; join with slip st in first sc and turn.

    Round (5) 7: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 1 (3) st(s), sc2tog, sc in last 1 (2) st(s); join with slip st in first sc and turn—6 (9) sts.

    Additional Rounds: Repeat Round 2 until Thumb measures the desired length to cover the wearer’s thumb. Fasten off, leaving an 8” (20.5 cm) tail for sewing. Weave tail through front loops only of stitches, pull gently to close tightly, and secure. Weave in ends.

  5. Left Hand
    Work Cuff and Hand same as Right Hand to Round 4 (8).

    Child size only
    Round 5 (Thumb opening):
    Ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next st, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped st 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next st 2 rows below, dc in last 6 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—12 dc, 4 Fpdtr, and 2 ch.

    Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, dc in next st, sc in first ch, dc in next ch, *sc in next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc and turn—9 sc and 9 dc.

    Round 7: Ch 2, dc in next 5 sts, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped st 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next 2 rows below, dc in remaining sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—14 dc and 4 Fpdtr.

    Rounds 8–11: Repeat Rounds 8–11 same as Right Hand.

    Adult size only
    Round 9 (Thumb opening):
    Ch 2, dc in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, skip next Fpdtr, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, working over Fpdtr just made, Fpdtr around skipped Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in next st, Fpdtr around next Fpdtr 2 rows below, dc in last 8 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2 and turn—15 dc, 4 Fpdtr, and 3 ch.

    Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 8 times, dc in first ch, sc in next ch, dc in last ch, sc in next st, dc in last st; join with slip st in first sc and turn—11 sc and 11 dc.

    Rounds 11–15: Repeat Rounds 11–15 same as Right Hand. Work Finger Cover and Thumb same as Right Hand.

Finishing

Sew buttons to palm side of Row 10 (14) under button loops. Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations

ch
chain
dc
double crochet
mm
millimeters
sc
single crochet
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble (triple) crochet
[]
work directions in brackets the number of times specified
*
repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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What a great looking pair of mittens. It's great to have the pattern in adult and children's sizes. This is so helpful. I like the thick look to the body of the mittens and the ability to open the finger area to have quick access. These will be excellent for work and play.

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