Mountain Mitts|Free Beginner Crochet Fingerless Mitts Pattern

Inspired by my beloved North Carolina, these Mountain Mitts are easy to crochet and quick to stitch using Red Heart Super Saver yarn.

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Do you ever open your coat closet as fall settles in, reach for your giant, overflowing, abundant basket of hand crocheted projects, and…realize you have nothing that matches that new buffalo plaid fleece you purchased last week?

No?

Just me?

Okay, well that’s how my Mountain Mitts were born! I was on my way up to Boone, NC nestled right in the Blue Ridge Mountains and, knowing it was going to be cold, I needed a pair of mitts. I’m not a big glove or mitten wearer. Just never really got used to those.

These Mountain Mitts are worked seamlessly from the wrist to the fingers using a super stretchy cushy crochet stitch! I’ve been wearing these every morning and, let’s be honest, I’m not taking them off until April.

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These mitts are…well, in a word, simple.

Which means they’re perfect for last minute gifting. I’m one of those people who always seem to wait until the last minute or…inevitably…forget one or two people on my list. Having a quick and easy pattern like this always means that I’m ready to go at a moments notice!

One last thing, I chose Red Heart Super Saver yarn because I always manage to have five or fifty skeins of it lying around. With that said, any worsted weight yarn will work just fine. Try not to go too thick such as Vanna’s Choice or Red Heart With Love. A thinner standard worsted is just what you want.

Mountain Mitts

SKILL LEVEL:

Advanced Beginner

MATERIALS

  • 1 ball Red Heart Super Saver Solids
    • 1 ball Light Grey
  • US I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle

FINISHED SIZE:

Finished Circumference: About 9 inches

Finished Length: About 7 inches

GAUGE:

12.5 sts and 14 sts = 4 inches in Pattern Stitch

ABBREVIATIONS

Ch(s) – Chains

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sk – Skip

Rnd – Round

WS – Wrong Side

St(s) – Stitches

Inc’d – Increased

NOTES:

This Mitt uses two different techniques that may be new to beginning crocheters, Foundation Double Crochet and a Slip Stitch Crunch Stitch. Videos for both can be found below.

Mitt is worked in joined rounds. That means you’ll be working into both the right and wrong side of the mitt, turning at the end of every row. Take care NOT to crocheting into the sl st join. This is pointed out in the pattern. if you do not skip that first sl st to join, you will increase stitches and the pattern will not line up.

Foundation Double Crochet Stitch:

Slip Stitch Crunch Stitch:

MITTS (Make 2)

Foundation Double Crochet 28 sts, join to work in the round taking care not to twist the sts.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, turn, this does not count as a stitch, *hdc in next st, sl st in next st; rep from * around, join to first hdc with a sl st.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, sk first sl st, *hdc in next sl st, sl st in next hdc; rep from * around, join to first hdc with a sl st.

Rep Rnd 1 until mitt measures approximately 4.5 inches from beginning, after working a WS row.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, turn, (hdc, sl st, hdc) in first st, *sl st in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around to last 2 sts, (hdc, sl st, hdc) in next st, sl st in last st, join to first hdc with a sl st. (4 sts inc’d – 32 sts)

Next Rnd: As Rnd 2.

Rep last two rnds once more. (4 sts inc’d – 36 sts)

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, sl st in each of the next 4 sts, ch 2, *hdc in next sl st, sl st in next hdc; rep from * around to last four sts, join to first hdc (skip all rem sts) with a sl st. (28 sts)

Next Rnd: As Rnd 2.

Rep last Rnd twice more.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join to first hdc with a sl st.

Finish Off.

Final Thoughts

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