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Free Crochet Mitten Patterns for Children

Updated on June 9, 2018
Crochet Yellow Mittens - see pattern below
Crochet Yellow Mittens - see pattern below | Source

Here you'll find a long list of crochet mitten patterns for the kids in your life. I've got two of them to crochet gifts for Christmas this year. These will be one of the projects.

The little rhyme about how the three little kittens lost their mittens is so true. They are one thing young children keep misplacing. It wouldn't hurt to crochet several pairs for each one.

These patterns are easy to make and are a great way to use those extra skeins of yarn. One of the designers crocheted lots of the for charity. What a wonderful idea!

The Free Patterns

Just click on the title and it will take you to the free patterns.

Baby - The design is available in 3 sizes. You can measure the baby's hand to find just the right size. All sizes are written with the same pattern, but use different sizes of yarn and hooks.

The pattern looks easiest enough for a beginner that is already familiar with increases and decreases since it uses just single crochet. The pattern is offered by

Bear and Kitten - These mittens are offered by Red Heart yarn and would work for puppets as well as mittens. Red Heart Super Saver yarn was used in the project. You'll need two main colors of yarn along with scraps of other colors for the face.

Beginner Mitts - From All Free Crochet. These are designed to fit the entire family. You'll need worsted weight yarn for all sizes and a size I hook.

Boy's Ninja - The designer says that the mittens can be crocheted in an hour, so these would be quick to make for that special child. You'll only need 2 ounces of worsted weight yarn and a size J hook to complete them.

Crochet Child's Mitts
Crochet Child's Mitts | Source

Children's Crocheted Mittens - The original pattern is written for a child ages 3 to 4. You can make changes in size by changing the yarn and hook sizes. She offers suggestions on what different yarns and hooks to use for each size. You'll need to be able to use the treble crochet stitch. If you haven't tried it before, instructions are included.

Children's Mittens - The design fits a 2-3 year old child, but she suggests just using a larger hook for larger sizes. These are easy, because they are worked with just single crochet stitches and increases and decreases. Just 1.75 ounces of worsted weight yarn will be needed to complete the project.

Child's - This one is a vintage pattern from the Free Vintage Crochet site. Knitting worsted Woolco yarn was used with a size 5 steel hook. I am assuming that knitting worsted yarn was lighter weight than what we now know it to be, because that is a small hook to use with it.

Child's Fingerless Gloves - The instructions for these gloves is offered by the site I'm Hooked on Yarn. You'll need the yarn for the main color and just scraps for the snowflake design. She doesn't list the yarn used, but I would assume it is worsted weight since she used a size I hook.

Hand Warmers for Little Girls - The designer says these are for little girls, but the design would work well for boys too. These are fingerless gloves that are easy to crochet. It fits size 4-7. Crocheting these will take less than a skein of yarn.

Crochet Kid's Ridged Mittens
Crochet Kid's Ridged Mittens | Source

Kid's Ridged Mittens - She used Heads Up yarn from Redheart to get this bright color. It wouldn't hurt to use bright colors on all of your kids projects, since drivers can see them better. Heads up yarn is a bulky weight yarn, so you can use any yarn in that category. You'll also need a size I hook.

The pattern was designed to fit ages 3 to 10. This design works up quickly.

Kitty Cat Mitts - The cute design has kitty paw prints on the palms. What fun! It is for fingerless mittens. The pattern fits toddler sizes. She made them originally to go with her daughter's Halloween costume when she was dressing as a cat, but any child would enjoy using them all winter long.

She used medium weight yarn and a size I hook. The colors used were hot pink and black for the paw pads on the toes. You'll also need a yarn needle to sew on the pads.

How to Crochet Mittens for Kids

Marvelous Mitts - The pattern from Bev's Country Crafts includes instructions for making a hat, scarf and mittens. Worsted weight yarn is used with a size H hook. Sizes included are for ages 2 to 5 years.

Little Hands - These have a knitted look to them, since a fine yarn was used. She used Bernat Sox yarn. A size D hook is also required. The instructions include sizes 12 months to 3 years.

Mommy 'n Me Mitts - The pattern is worked from the top to the bottom. The designer says you can see if they'll fit this way by checking as your crochet. This is another simple design. She used an F and D hook and worsted weight yarn. These are small hooks for the type of yarn. The mitts must be tightly woven extra warm.

How to Crochet Mittens

My Baby Mitts - These aren't baby mitts at all, but I'd call them toddler mittens. She designed them to fit her two and one half year old son. After that, she crocheted lots of these for charity. You'll need to download the free pattern.

Shark Mitts - What could be more fun for the kids? This design really looks like a shark. You'll need to download the PDF design. Tunisian stitch was used and the original design was made for a four year-old child.

Preemie Thumb-less Mitts - Bev's Country Cottage offers these cute little mittens. They are crocheted with sports weight yarn in a variegated design. The mitts are great to keep babies from scratching their faces, besides keeping their tiny hands warm.

Crochet Thumbless Baby Mitts
Crochet Thumbless Baby Mitts | Source

Stripes Thumbless Baby Mitts - These cute baby mittens from Trifles and Treasures uses 4-ply worsted weight yarn and a size G hook. Two sizes are included: newborn to six months and six months to 12 months. They will keep baby's hands warm in the winter or you can use them to keep a small baby from scratching their face.

Snap Tots - This is a design at Ravelry. They were created to fit all the way from a toddler to an adult man. Crochet some for the entire family. These are fingerless.

Crochet Toddler Mittens
Crochet Toddler Mittens | Source

Toddler Mittens - The pattern is sized to fit 12 to 24 month hands. It can be adjusted to fit smaller and larger sizes just by changing the weight of yarn used. Caron Simply Soft yarn was used to create the design. Any Aran yarn weight could be used. You'll also need a size 4.5 mm hook.

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    • Hooks and Needles profile imageAUTHOR

      Hooks and Needles 

      4 years ago

      Sandy, You should take up the hobby again if you have the time Thanks for commenting.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      I use to crochet a lot. These look very nice for children.

    • Hooks and Needles profile imageAUTHOR

      Hooks and Needles 

      4 years ago

      billybuc, Thanks for commenting. My grandson picked up crochet in minutes. There are men crochet designers. One man is quite popular and calls himself The Crochet Dude.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      My mother, believe it or not, taught me how to crochet when I was ten....I did it for about five years. I don't tell too many friends that. :) I'll pass this on to family members. Thank you.

    • Hooks and Needles profile imageAUTHOR

      Hooks and Needles 

      4 years ago

      Audrey, Thanks for looking and commenting. These are easy. You should give them a try.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Timely! These look so easy!

    • Hooks and Needles profile imageAUTHOR

      Hooks and Needles 

      4 years ago

      RTalloni, You are very welcome. I hope you are able to get around to crocheting a pair.

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      4 years ago from the short journey

      Thanks much for this list of crocheted mittens patterns for kids along with the descriptions!


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