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Children’s Crochet Mittens

Make a pair of children’s crochet mittens with one of these fantastic free patterns.

Free Written Patterns for Kids’ Mittens

A pair of green crochet childrens mittens with small pinecones in the background.
Photo: leftinknots.com

Crochet Children’s Mittens Pattern from Left In Knots

The Spruce Mittens is a free pattern for a gender-neutral mitten that is fast and easy to make and has a simple construction method.

SIZE: To fit children from 5-10 years old.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: Approximately 90 yards.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a yarn needle, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Single Crochet Ribbing.

Children's unicorn-themed crochet mittens.
Photo: ekayg.com

Unicorn Mittens from Ekayg

Little ones will love these cute Unicorn-themed crochet mittens

SIZE: Four sizes – to fit ages from 2-12+.
YARN WEIGHT: #6 super bulky weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tape measure, and a tapestry needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Waistcoat Stitch.

A flat-lay image of a pair of crochetd childs mittens with a cactus theme.
Photo: Leigh Burns

Cactus-themed Crochet Kids’ Mittens by Leigh Burns

Prickly Pair is an adorable free pattern for cactus-themed crochet mittens in sizes that suit toddlers to adults. The pattern is available as a free PDF download from Ravelry.

SIZE: 2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-12, small adult, medium adult, and large adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #3 light/DK weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 150-340 yards (137-311 m), depending on the size made.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) and 5 mm (H-8) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Scissors, stitch markers, a tape measure, and a tapestry needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Waistcoat Stitch.

Strawberry-themed kids crochet mittens.
Photo: crochetforyoublog.com

Child’s Crochet Mittens Pattern from Crochet For You

These sweet strawberry-themed kids’ mittens feature simple tapestry crochet colourwork and a folded cuff, which helps them to stay on.

SIZE: Child Size – the cuff to fingertip measurement is 6½”, and the circumference of the palm is 7″ (16.5 cm x 18 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: Approximately 170 yards (155 m) in total. You’ll need 75 yards (69 m) in Red, 20 yards (18 m) in White, and 75 yards (69 m) in Green.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) and 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, and a measuring tape.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Tapestry Crochet and crocheting in the back loop only.

Red children's granny square mittens.
Photo: Lisa Hounshell

Children’s Granny Square Mittens from Lisa Hounshell

These cute kids’ mittens feature the classic granny square motif. The pattern uses a unique join-as-you-go method known as ‘Breakaway Crochet’, which means there are no yarn tails or sewing to deal with. There are links to working this method given in the pattern.

SIZE: There are two sizes for kids and two for adults. The child sizes are XS – to suit a 6-8 year-old, and S – to suit an older child.
YARN WEIGHT: #1 sock/fingering weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: One 50 g skein.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.25 mm (D-3) or 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, stitch markers, a tape measure, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Join-as-you-go.

Bright pink crochet mittens in a range of sizes.
Photo: yarnspirations.com

Easy Free Crochet Mitten Pattern for Kids from Yarnspirations

Caron Hands Full is a free children’s crochet mitten pattern that’s easy to make. This easy-level pattern is available in two sizes for children and one for adults.

SIZE: 2/4 years, 8/10 years, and adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Caron One Pound.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: One ball will make four to eight pairs of mittens, depending on the size made.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a yarn needle, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Single Crochet in the Back Loop Ribbing.

Three different colours and sizes of childrens crochet mittens.
Photo: crochetforyoublog.com

Basic Crochet Mittens for Kids from Crochet For You

This free pattern includes instructions for three sizes as well as guidelines for adjusting them to your specific measurements. It’s a simple pattern that works up quickly in basic crochet stitches.

SIZE: Small Toddler, Large Toddler, and Child,
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: Approximately 150 yards (137 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) and 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a measuring tape, and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Single Crochet in the Back Loop Ribbing.

Free Kids’ Mittens Patterns with Video Tutorials

A flat lay image of a pair of light grey childs crochet mittens with crochet supplies.
Photo: lakesideloops.com

Herringbone Crochet Mittens for Kids from Lakeside Loops

The Harley Herringbone Mittens is a free pattern in sizes to suit babies from six months of age up to adults. There is a video tutorial available for this pattern.

SIZE: Baby 6-12 months, Toddler 1-3 years, Child 3-10 years, and Adult.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Wool-Ease from Lion Brand Yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 100-255 yards (92-233 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.25 mm (G) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: A measuring tape, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Herringbone Single Crochet.

A pair of mosaic crochet kids mittens with yarn and a crochet hook.
Photo: mjsoffthehookdesigns.com

Mosiac Crochet Mittens Pattern from MJ’s Off The Hook Designs

These sweet mosaic crochet mittens pattern includes a full video tutorial for the Toddler size.

SIZE: Toddler 1-4, Child 5-10, and Adult Women’s to Medium Mens.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 1-2 50 g balls of the main colour and one 50 g ball of the contrasting colours.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6 and 5 mm (H-8) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: A tape measure, scissors, and a yarn needle.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Mosaic Crochet, crocheting in the front loop only, and crocheting in the back loop only.

Childrens crochet mittens in four different colours and sizes.
Photo: mjsoffthehookdesigns.com

Free Children’s Crochet Mittens Pattern from MJ’s Off The Hook Designs

The Heavenly Herringbone Mittens pattern is a free pattern made in a modern Herringbone single crochet stitch. The pattern includes sizes for babies up to adults and includes a video tutorial.

SIZE: Baby, Toddler, Child, Ladies, and Mens.
YARN WEIGHT: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 45-240 yards (41-220 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4.50 mm (7) and 5 mm (H-8) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tapestry needle, stitch markers, and a tape measure.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Herringbone Single Crochet, crocheting in the front loop only, and crocheting in the back loop only.

A child wearing a pair of crochet mittens.
Photo: kaykrochets.net

Top-Down Children’s Crochet Mittens Pattern from Kay Crochets

The Branch Out Mittens are available as a free written pattern with a step-by-step video tutorial. They are crocheted from the top down, allowing you to try them on as you go.

SIZE: Child, Adult, and Large Adult. The child-size mittens have a finished width of 2¾” (7 cm) for the finger section, a thumb length of 1½” (3.75 cm), and a total length of 7″ (18 cm).
YARN WEIGHT: #2 sport weight yarn.
HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?: 140-240 yards (128-220 m).
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) and 4 mm (G-6) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tape measure, a needle, and stitch markers.
SPECIAL STITCHES/TECHNIQUES USED: Front Post Double Crochet, Back Loop Double Crochet, Back Loop Single Crochet, and Front Loop Single Crochet.

Video: Yarnspirations

Kids Snowday Crochet Mittens from Yarnspirations

The Snowday Mittens is available as a free PDF download and includes a detailed four-part video tutorial. It’s an easy-level pattern, in sizing to suit children from two to eight years of age.

SIZE: Small (2-4 years), Medium (4-6 years), and Large (6-8 years).
YARN WEIGHT: #4 medium/worsted weight yarn, e.g., Red Heart with Love.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: Scissors, a tape measure, and a yarn needle.

Children's crochet mittens with an easy-on button closure.
Photo: oombawkadesigncrochet.com

Easy-On Free Crochet Mittens Pattern from Oombawka Design Crochet

This free mittens pattern is perfect for kids. It has an option for a wrist closure to keep little ones from pulling them off.

SIZE: The child’s size has a finished width of 4½” across the palm.
YARN WEIGHT: #5 bulky/chunky weight yarn, e.g., Red Heart Soft Essentials.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 5 mm (H-8) and 5.50 mm (I-9) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: Buttons, scissors, a yarn needle, a tape measure, and a stitch marker (optional).

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