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16 Free Knitting Patterns for Mittens

Learn how to knit mittens for everyone in the family.

By: Caley Walsh, Editor,
Updated September 21, 2018
16 Free Knitting Patterns for Mittens

Prepare for cold winter months with these 16 Free Knitting Patterns for Mittens. Mittens are actually warmer than gloves and are much easier to knit. If you're looking for an easy mitten knitting pattern or want to try something more difficult, you'll surely find a pattern that fits your need.

In addition to traditional beginner knitting patterns for mittens, you'll find plenty of fingerless mittens and loom knitting patterns. Make one of each and save them to give as gifts during the holiday season - it's a great way to show you care.

A warm pair of mittens always comes in handy during the cold winter months, and easy mitten knitting pattern for beginners are certainly the best option for keeping you comfortable.

If you're looking for a more open style, considering making fingerless mittens! Cou can keep your palms warm but still do common tasks like answering the phone.

Free Knitting Patterns for Fingerless Mittens

If you are new to knitting, start off with fingerless mittens. Fingerless mittens are easier to knit and they are useful for working at the computer or other tasks requiring your fingers. They are surprisingly warm for not covering your fingers! Check out these easy mitten knitting patterns.

Classic Free Knitting Patterns for Mittens

If you would prefer a classic, closed mitten, we have many knitted mittens of this style. Use your favorite color of yarn and you can easily create a matching hat and/or scarf. Knitting mittens is a wonderful activity too because many patterns pair with hat and scarf knitting patterns.

  • Boucle Mittens and Matching Beret

    Knit a pair of cozy boucle mittens with a matching slouchy beret with this free mitten knitting pattern.

  • Chunky Mittens Knitting Pattern

    Use double-pointed knitting needles and this free mittens knitting pattern to create a chunky pair of mittens with contrast stripe.

  • Mittens for the Whole Family

    Create mittens for everyone in your family with this easy pattern.  You'll get instructions on how to make knit mittens for men, women, and children.

  • Pretty Cable Mittens

    Cables are a great addition to any free knitting pattern. This is a great asset during the cold winter months - your hands will look great and stay warm at the same time.

  • Wicked Knit Mittens

    Check out this free knitting pattern and tutorial that shows you how to make unique mittens with some serious 'tude.

  • Easy Skeleton Mittens

    In the blink of an eye, you will have cool little gloves for your spooky little someone.

Loom Knitting Patterns for Mittens

Loom knitting is another option for knitting for own mittens. Loom knitting is fun and very fast. In addition, loom knitting can be easier on those with stiff fingers. These mitten patterns are performed with the help of a loom or knitting board.

  • Warm Wool Mittens Free Knitting Pattern

    Enjoy free knitting patterns for mittens like these warm knitted wool mittens that are sure to keep your hands toasty all winter long.

  • Julianne Fingerless Gloves

    These knitted gloves offer lots of warmth for the hands and wrists with the fingers free. This glove is shaped to fit comfortably around each finger.

  • Cable Hat, Scarf and Mittens

    This beautiful free knitting pattern to make a matching hat, scarf and mittens involves smooth stockinette, ribs, and cables. Bulky wool makes it all very warm and cozy.

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Should we add more fingerless mittens or traditional mitten patterns to this collection?

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These mittens are quiet appropriate for the coming weather and so easy toknit

I really like these mittens,you have a fantastic choice.I am finished a scarf for my great niece next are these mittens


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