Happy Friday guys! I’m excited to share the newest addition to the Snow Queen Collection: fuzzy crochet mittens. A few weeks ago, I shared the Snow Queen Scarf, and these mittens are a perfect match! They work up quickly, use less than one cake of yarn, and are super soft. What’s not to love? You can choose to make these for yourself, or as a last minute gift for someone special in your life. These mittens are designed to fit an adult woman, but instructions are provided to customize the size of your mitts if you’d like to make a pair for a baby, toddler, child, or adult man. Let’s get started! You can find the free pattern below.
- Approximately 372 yds of Caron Latte Cakes Yarn OR any Thick Medium 4 Worsted Worsted Weight Yarn
- 6.0 mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle
- 1 Skein of Caron Latte Cakes Yarn Weight 5 Bulky (58% acrylic and 42% nylon blend, 530 yd/ 485m, 250g/ 8.8oz) – Earl Grey (used approximately 372 yds)
Alternative Yarn Options:
Caron Latte Cakes are labelled as a “Bulky Weight 5” yarn, but I think they are better classified as a thick Medium 4 Worsted Weight Yarn. So if you don’t have any Caron Latte Cakes on hand, you can use ANY thick medium 4 worsted weight yarn as a substitute.
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These fuzzy crochet mittens measure 9 3/8” in length from the bottom of the wristband to the top of the mitten. The body of the mittens are 91/2” around.
- Circumference: 8”
- Length: 13/8”
Body of Mitten
- Circumference: 91/2”
- Length: 8”
- Circumference: 5” – 5.25”
- Length: 2.75″
Customizing the Size of your Mitten:
There are three areas where you can customize the size of your mitten: the wristband, body of the mitten, and the thumb. I strongly suggest following the pattern exactly to make an adult-sized women’s mitten. Customizing should only be used if your finished mitten is too small/large, or if you’d like to make mittens for a baby, toddler, child, or adult man.
Wristband: To make your wristband smaller/larger, repeat Row 2 until the band fits tightly around your wrist. The band should be SHORTER than your wrist width when unstretched. The wristband will stretch when you put it on, so making the wristband tight will ensure that it is not too loose on your wrist.
Body of Mitten: To make the body of your mitten shorter/longer, continue to repeat Round 2 until the mitten covers your hand by an extra 0.5″.
Thumb: To make your thumb shorter/longer, continue to repeat Round 2 until the thumb covers your thumb by an extra 0.5″.
A Matching Hat Pattern: 2 Alternative Options
Unfortunately, there is no matching Snow Queen Hat. I intended to share a pattern for the matching hat, and even though it looks good in the picture below, the back and the sides of the hat didn’t turn out. So the design for this hat was scrapped because I don’t want to provide patterns that are not up-to-par. I’m sorry for the inconvenience!
If you are interested in making a hat to match, here are two different patterns from two amazing designers, that look similar, and use the front and back post double crochet technique. I hope you like one of them! 🙂
1. Easy Ribbed Crochet Beanie by Hooked on Handmade Happiness (this one is very similar, but doesn’t have the ribbed brim).
2. The Blizzard Hat by Maria’s Blue Crayon (this one has the ribbed brim).
Other Last Minute Crochet Gifts You’ll Love:
- Hip Granny Pocket Shawl
- Reusable Cotton Face Pads
- Snow Queen Scarf
- Cloud 9 Ear Warmer
- Witching Hour Shawl
- Knit-Like Cowl and Infinity Scarf
- Rnd – round
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Sk – skip
- Ch – chain
- Sl St – slip stitch
- Sc – single crochet
- BLO – back loops only
- Dc – double crochet
- Fpdc – front post double crochet
- Bpdc – back post double crochet
- [ ] – repeat instructions inside the brackets
*Gauge: Approximately 14 dc x 8 rows in 4″ x 4″
You might be tempted to skip this step, but sizing is important when it comes to mittens. To ensure that your mittens end up being the correct size, make sure your gauge is accurate before you start crocheting.
- Ch 15
- Row 1: Dc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across. (14 dc)
- Row 2: Ch 1, dc in each st across. (14 dc)
- Rows 3 – 8: Repeat Row 2.
Video Tutorial Links for each Stitch:
- The beginning chain 1 of each row and round does NOT count as a stitch.
- The mittens are worked from the bottom (wristband) to the top. The thumb is crocheted last!
- The wristband is worked in rows, while the body of the mitten and the thumb are worked in the round.
- If you need to adjust your mitten at any time, there are instructions for how to do this within the pattern.
- Do NOT turn your work when working in the round.
- After Round 2, each fpdc is worked around a fpdc stitch below it; and each bpdc is worked around a bpdc stitch below it.
- The left mitten and right mitten are identical (worked the same way), aside from Round 7 and 8 of the body of the mitten.
Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, and in each ch across. Turn. (7 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, working in BLO, sc in each st across. Turn. (7 sc)
Tip: To create a straight edge along the wristband, make the final single crochet of each row in the beginning chain 1 of the previous row (do not work the last single crochet in the BLO).
Rows 3 – 24: Repeat Row 2.
Join your first and last row together, making sure that the band is not twisted. Begin slip stitching across each of the 6 stitches to join the first and last row. Turn your ribbing inside out, so the slip stitch seam is now on the inside. You will now begin to work in the round for the body of the mitten.
Body of the Mitten:
Each stitch in Rnd 1 will be worked into the top of each row of ribbing.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 2 dc in first st, [1 dc in next st, 2 dc in next st] around. There should be 2 dc in the last st. Sl st to join. (38 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, fpdc around first st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] around. Sl st to join. (19 fpdc + 19 bpdc)
Tip: To create a more seamless look, make the first fpdc of each rnd around BOTH the beginning ch-1 and fpdc of the previous rnd.
Rnds 3 – 6: Repeat Rnd 2.
If you are working on the right mitten, go to the pattern instructions for the right mitten below.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, fpdc around first st, bpdc around second st, fpdc around next st; ch 5, sk next 5 sts, sl st into next st; fpdc around same st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] around. Sl st to join. (17 fpdc + 16 bpdc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, fpdc around first st, bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st; dc in next 5 chs; [fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st] around. Sl st to join. (17 fpdc + 16 bpdc + 5 dc)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, fpdc around first st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] around. Sl st to join. (19 fpdc + 19 bpdc)
Rnds 10 – 22(23): Repeat Rnd 9.
*If your hand measures 6.5″ – 7.25″ from the base of your wrist to the top of your middle finger, end on Rnd 22. If your hand measures more than 7.25″, end on Rnd 23.
Fasten off and leave a long tail measuring approximately 15”.
Closing the Top of the Mitten:
Thread your yarn needle with the long (15”) tail you left. Insert your yarn needle into the nearest stitch and pull the tail through. Continue to weave your yarn needle and tail through every other stitch, until you reach the beginning of the circle. Pull the tail until the top of the mitten scrunches up and closes. Weave the needle through to close the tiny hole and secure it with a knot.
Fasten on with a slip stitch into the bottom center fpdc of the thumb hole (shown in the picture below). Rnd 1 of the thumb is worked around the entire thumb hole. Here is a video tutorial if you need a visual for Rnd 1 of the thumb.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, fpdc around first st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] 7 times; bpdc around last st. Sl st to join. (8 fpdc + 8 bpdc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, fpdc around first st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] 7 times; bpdc around last st. Sl st to join. (8 fpdc + 8 bpdc)
Rnds 3 – 7: Repeat Rnd 2.
Fasten off and leave a tail (approx. 8”). Weave in all ends except the long tail.
Closing the Top of the Thumb:
Thread your yarn needle with the long (8”) tail you left. Insert your yarn needle into the nearest stitch and pull the tail through. Continue to weave your yarn needle and tail through every other stitch, until you reach the beginning of the thumb circle. Pull the tail until the top of the thumb scrunches up and closes. Weave the needle through to close the tiny hole and secure it with a knot.
The right mitten is worked exactly the same way as the left mitten, except for Rnd 7 and 8 of the body of the mitten. Once you’ve finished Rnd 7 and 8 below, head back to the left-hand mitten instructions for Rnd 9.
Rnd 7: Ch 1, fpdc around first st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] 11 times; ch 5, sk next 5 sts, sl st into next st; fpdc around same st, [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] 4 times; fpdc around last st. Sl st to join. (17 fpdc + 16 bpdc)
Rnd 8: Ch 1, fpdc around first st [bpdc around next st, fpdc around next st] 11 times; dc in next 5 chs; [fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st] 5 times. Sl st to join. (17 fpdc + 16 bpdc + 5 dc)
Continue with Rnd 9 of the left mitten instructions. The remaining parts of the right mitten are worked the exact same way as the left mitten.
If you have any questions as you work through the pattern, please reach out to me. I’d be more than happy to help! Simply comment below, or send me an e-mail through my contact page.
Congratulations! You’ve just finished your first pair of Snow Queen Mittens. I hope you enjoyed making them as much as I did. I’m sure whoever gets these mittens will love them!
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