These Easy crochet mittens are so fun and fast to crochet. You may be wondering why I would be crocheting mittens in August. Well, I like to start my Christmas crocheting and knittng early in the year. This avoids me being rushed or pressured and running out of time to make gifts.
I have been looking for an easy beginner level mitten pattern, in other words an easy crochet mitten. I have seen others but they are so complicated and would require more crochet knowledge or skills. This pattern is easy enough for beginners.
Free pattern from Redheart
I found a great pattern from RedHeart.com, pattern # WR2166. These cute and easy crochet mittens were designed by Nancy Anderson.
They look great and are crocheted using single crochet stitches which makes them extra warm and cozy. The pattern is available as a free download from RedHeart.com. Click here for pattern: Mitten Pattern
I didn’t print out the pattern here since it is already available at Redheart.com.
These easy crochet mittens can be made using a solid color or combining your favorite colors. I chose to use a solid color from RedHeart Supersaver in Turqua color. It’s a nice bright and cheerful color. I plan to make several pairs to gift and donate to various charities.
Great project to take along to other activities
Another great thing about these crochet mittens is that they are a great project to work make when you are on the go. Also, since it’s still pretty warm in August you can crochet mittens without getting hot as you would when working on larger projects such as afghans or blankets.
They are small enough where you can hold them in your hands without them ever having to be on your lap and make you warm. Their size makes them ideal for taking in your project bag. Waiting for appointments will be more productive when you have a project to work on.
Free Youtube Tutorial:
These easy crochet mittens are worked from the cuff up. The cuff is long enough to be folded over on your wrist.
After the cuff is worked then you will begin to work the lower hand. Then create the thumb opening, onto the upperhand and finally finishing with the thumb. Don’t be intimidated with this project it is easy to make and complete.
With permission from my friends at Redheart.com, I have created a free YouTube video tutorial which will take you step by step. Many visual learners find it easier to follow along with a video.
This is also a great way to learn how to read patterns. Go to Redheart.com and download your free written pattern and follow along with me. In no time at all your mittens with be done and ready to be enjoyed.
Mittens along with hats also sell great at craft fairs, especially when made with the colors or local sports teams. Happy Crocheting!