I’ve always wanted to crochet my own pair of mittens. When I first learned how to crochet, I would see all these gorgeous patterns for mittens or gloves and thought how difficult they looked to make. I never really gave it a second thought after that. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I don’t like difficult patterns. I lose interest. Is that just me?
I wanted to make the pattern for these mittens easy. They are worked by starting at the top and working your way down in a continual spiral. You will need to use a stitch marker to keep track of rows. The ribbing is created by making post stitches. The thumb is then crocheted in the round and sewn at the top.
A #3 light weight yarn is used for these mittens. I didn’t want them to be bulky. I know some prefer that look but that is not what I was going for in this pattern.
You can certainly use a bulky weight yarn, or even a worsted weight for this pattern but you will have to adjust your stitch count. The concept is the same though no matter what weight you choose.
I was able to crochet these mittens in only a few hours. If you use a bulky weight yarn they would work up even faster! It is also a great pattern for beginner crocheters!
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Sidewinder Crochet Mittens Pattern
- Mittens are crocheted by starting at the top and working your way down in a continual spiral. Do not join. A stitch marker is used to keep track of rounds.
- A #3 light weight yarn is used in this pattern. It is possible to use a different weight yarn just keep in mind that stitch count will be different.
- Thumb is crocheted by joining rounds and then sewn together at the top.
- Ribbing is created by crocheting back and front post stitches.
Any #3 light weight yarn. The yarn I used is Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn.
4mm Crochet Hook
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Back Loop Only (blo)
Front Post (fp)
Back Post (bp)
Slip Stitch (ss)
All stitches are worked in back loop only (blo) unless otherwise indicated.
Complete 8 hdc in circle. Do not join. Move up stitch marker to first stitch of every round.
Round 1 – Complete 2 hdc in every st around. (16)
Round 2 – hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next. *hdc in the next st, 2 hdc in next.* Repeat *until end of round. (24)
Round 3 – hdc in the first st and the next, 2 hdc in the next st. *hdc in the next two stitches, 2 hdc in the next.* Repeat *until end of round. (32)
Rounds 4 thru 14 – hdc in every st around. (32)
Round 15 – hdc in the first five stitches, (on the fifth st make sure to work through both loops). Next, ch.7 and skip five stitches. Work a hdc in the next st and every st around. (make sure to work first st through both loops). (34)
Round 16 – hdc in every st around. When working in chain, complete hdc in back “bump.” (34)
Rounds 17 thru 21 – hdc in every st around. (34)
Make sure to end round 21 with a slip stitch to first st of the next round.
Round 22 – Ch.1 sc blo in the first four stitches, sc dec in the next. *sc blo in the next six stitches, sc dec in the next.* Repeat *until there are four stitches left. sc in each st. Join w/ss (30)
Round 23 – Ch.1, hdc in the first st and every st around. Join w/ss (30)
Round 24 – Ch.1, fphdc around the first st, bphdc around the next. *fphdc around the next st, bphdc around the next.* Repeat *until end of round. Join with a ss to first st of round. (30)
Rounds 25 thru 29 – Repeat Round 24
Round 30 – Ch.1, sc in the first st and every st around. (30)
Attach yarn to edge of thumbhole and make 13 sc around. Join with a ss.
Rounds 1 thru 13 – Ch.1, sc in every st around. Join with a ss. (13)
Round 14 – Ch.1, sc in the first st, sc dec in every st around. Join with a ss. (7)
Bind off leaving a long enough tail to sew top of thumb closed.
All instructions for the left mitten are the same as the right mitten with the exception of Round 15. Follow all other pattern instructions for the right mitten.
Round 15 – Hdc in the first 22 stitches. (work through both loops on 22nd st). Then, Ch.7 and skip five stitches, hdc through both loops in the next st. Hdc in each of the last four stitches.
Weave in all ends!
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Thanks so much for following along with this pattern. I really hope you like these mittens. Enjoy 🙂
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