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!!



22 thoughts on “Crochet Thumbless Mitten Pattern

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  2. Do you have the measurements for the completed mittens? I used a 3.75, and light worsted, but they look really small to me, (like nb size) so I thought if you had some measurements I could adjust as needed.

    • Natalie,
      My 0-3 month size mittens finish at 4″ in length, my 3-6 month size finish at 5″ and my 6 month to 1 year finished out at 5 1/2″ in length. This is what I have done to get different sizes for the mittens: Using a sock weight yarn. category 1 super fine (Deborah Norville sock yarn is what I have used) with a size E hook finishes 0-3 month size, with an F hook (same yarn) finishes for 3-6 month size. Then I have used her Serenity Garden yarn, category 2 fine or a light weight DK yarn with an F hook will make a 6 month to 1 year size. You can always add more rows to make ribbing longer if you so desire. Hope this info helps you out 🙂

  3. Hi! I’m making these to complete a hat/scarf/mitten set for my young grandson and I’m a bit confused about the ribbing. To me, *2 fpdc in next 2 stitches, 2 bpdc in next 2 stitches means to put 2 fpdc into EACH of the next 2 stitches which would total 40 stitches in total and obviously causes it to ruffle. But when I try 1 in each stitch it doesn’t look like your sample. I’m hoping you can help me. Thanks!!

    • Cathy,
      I am so sorry I really stated that incorrectly in the pattern, it is really only 1 FPDC in each of the next two stitches, then 1 BPDC in the next two stitches for your total of 20 stitches. Pattern is 1 FPDC, 1 FPDC, then 2 BPDC, 2 BPDC, around the mitten for 20 stitches ending with the BPDC ~~ or 5 groups of FPDC and 5 groups of BPDC. Chain 2 and continue this same pattern sequence for the next several rows to give your mitten the ribbing design and this stitch provides good stretch for ease in putting on and off. You can make as many rows as you want depending upon the length of the ribbing you desire. I hope this clarifies for you. 🙂

  4. Thank you! I thought it must be but just wanted to be sure. I love this pattern and can see making many more sets for my little man. Merry Christmas!!

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    • Elisha,
      No, I do not count the chain 2 as a double crochet stitch. I wrap around the chain stitch and the DC when I complete the last BPDC to have it blend into the ribbing pattern. I feel by doing the chain stitch it just helps keep the look of the ribbed cuff evenly spaced. Thanks for question and I hope this helps you. Let me know if you have any issues. Nancy 🙂

      • Thank you, Nancy! I would not have figured that out on my own! I made a pair of these mittens for my 6-month-old, and they are too cute!

      • In row 19 I did the fpdc and bpdc but I’m not sure what you mean “wrap your hook around the stitch” before joining

        I’m just getting back into crocheting and I’m not familiar with this step

        • Leslie,
          What I did was inserted my hook through the last double crochet as if I was going to do a front post stitch and also inserted around the chain 2 from the beginning of that row so you have both of these stitches on your hook. Then I did a slip stitch join into the top of the first front post double crochet. This way you have a more evenly looking ribbing around the mitten. Hopefully this helps you. Nancy 🙂

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