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Crochet Thumbless Mitten Pattern


I’ve designed a quick and easy crochet thumbless mitten pattern and would like to share it with you.  The entire mitten is crochet in the round so you have no seams.   These make up super fast and would be great for your own little ones and then make a few more to donate to your local charities.

Here’s the scoop:  I used a Size F crochet hook for the medium and larger mittens and a Size E hook for the littlest pair.  Also, the littlest pair and the medium size were crochet using a Fingering Weight Sock Yarn and for the largest pair, I used a DK weight/Light Worsted Yarn.  All three pairs were crochet using the exact same pattern directions.  Important to use a row counter and count your stitches within each row to help with accuracy.

You will need approximately 60 – 80 yards of yarn to complete two mittens.

Directions:    Stitches to know  Single Crochet (sc),  Double Crochet (dc),  Single Crochet Together (sctog), Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc), Back Post Double Crochet (bpdc), Chain (ch),  Slip Stitch (sl)

Begin by creating the “magic loop” technique crocheting 6 sc into circle.

Rnd 1:  2 sc into each of your beginning 6 sc for a total of 12 stitches.

Rnd 2:  *1 sc in first stitch, 2 sc into next stitch – repeat from * around for a total of 18 stitches.

Rnd 3:  *1 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in second stitch, 2 sc in next stitch – repeat from * around for a total of 24 stitches.

Rnd 4:  *1 sc in first stitch, 1 sc in second stitch, 1 sc in third stitch, 2 sc in next stitch – repeat from * around for a total of 30 stitches.

Rnd 5 – 11:  One sc in each of your 30 stitches for a total of 7 rounds.

Rnd 12:  Decrease row – *2sctog (1st decrease), 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, 1 sc in next stitch – repeat from * around for a total of 24 stitches.  (Tip:  each decrease counts as one stitch)

Rnd 13:  One sc in each of your 24 stitches.

Rnd 14:  Decrease row – *2sctog, 1 sc in each of the next 4 stitches – repeat from * around for a total of 20 stitches.

Rnd 15 – 17:  Complete 1 sc in each of your 20 stitches for a total of 3 rounds.

Rnd 18:  Ch 2,  complete 1 dc in each of your 20 stitches.  Join with a sl stitch into the top of your 1st dc.

Rnd 19:  Ch 2, *1 fpdc in next 2 stitches, 1 bpdc in next 2 stitches, continue from * around for a combined total of 20 fpdc and bpdc.  On last BPDC, wrap your hook around the stitch and the Chain 2 stitch to keep a more uniformed looking rib pattern.  Join with a sl stitch in top of fpdc.

Rnd 20 – 21:  Repeat round 19 for two more rounds or to your desired length of cuff.

Fasten off and weave in ends at cuff as well as at top where you created the magic loop. SONY DSC

Remember, your choice of yarn and hook size will vary the size of the mitten.  Be creative by adding appliques, bows, pompoms, stars, hearts, etc.  Have fun with this little project and ENJOY!!


This entry was posted on January 5, 2014, in . 18 Comments

Updated Free Crochet Star Pattern


Here’s a super fast crochet Star pattern that I designed that could be used for many different projects.  In my sample, I used 100% cotton (Lily, Sugar ‘n Cream yarn) and a Size G crochet hook.  The following stitches were used:

Half double crochet (HDC), Double crochet (DC), Treble crochet (TR), Slip stitch (SL), and PICOT stitch (chain ((CH)) 3 and make a SL stitch in 1st chain).


Pattern Directions:

Begin by making a “magic loop” crocheting 10 HDC,  join with SL in 1st HDC.

10 HDC forming Magic Loop

Round 2:   CH 2 (counts as 1st HDC) make another HDC in same stitch.  Complete 2 HDC in each HDC stitch from previous row for a total of 20 HDC, join with a SL in top of 2nd chain stitch.  CH 1.

20 HDC Completed

Round 3:  In 1st HDC, crochet 1 HDC,  1 DC,  1 TR,  do a picot stitch (CH 3  SL in 1st chain made), still in same stitch  1 TR,  1 DC,  1 HDC (completes pattern for 1st point).  Skip next stitch, which will be partially covered by your 1st point of star.  Complete a SL stitch in next stitch, Skip next stitch.      * In next stitch,  1 HDC,  1 DC,  1 TR, do a Picot Stitch,  1 TR,  1 DC,  1 HDC,  Skip next stitch, SL in next stitch, skip next stitch.  Continue from * to end of round, for last star point SL stitch into base of 1st star point –  completing 5 points of your Star.  Fasten off and weave in your ends.  Or you can add a hanging loop.

Showing where to do Picot Stitch

ADD HANGING LOOP (Optional) – At the completion of your last SL stitch, Chain 4, turn your star to back side, SL join under 2 stitches of the HDC, rotate star and then SL under the CH 4.  Now Chain 20 and SL stitch under the Chain 4 again.  Fasten off leaving a long tail to do the finishing touches.

Showing Where to Attach Chain 4

SL Stitch Under the Chain 4

Thread your darning needle and wrap tail over the loop and weave tail through several stitches on the back of the last star point.  Do this again, pull snug and then weave in your ends.  You can weave in your end back down to the center and attach a sparkly button to the front of your star for shimmer or just leave it plain.

Finishing Touches for Loop

Wrapping Tail Around Base of Loop

More Loop Wrapping Pictures

Decorating With A Button

These stars will be fun as small ornaments, gift tags, make into a garland – let your creative juices flows.

Some Finished Stars

I did steam these stars and shaped them with my fingers while warm to help make the points sharp.   ENJOY!!





This entry was posted on June 21, 2013, in . 2 Comments