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.
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!!