Easy Mittens Crochet Pattern: Fireside Mittens

Fireside Mittens Easy Crochet Pattern FREE

Winter is around the corner in the northern hemisphere and I’m starting to prep my Christmas presents (if you’re wondering what I’d love to get this year, head over to my Yarn Lovers Gift Guide). Of course, I’m trying to get as many gifts handmade as I can. This easy crochet mittens pattern is one of these.

The Fireside Mittens are super simple crochet mittens. You only need to know the single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitch. I’ve replaced the classic ribbed cuff by an elegant eyelet design to give these easy crochet mittens more personality (and make them even easier to make, but don’t tell anyone).

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I did not want thick bulky mittens but a thinner, more elegant version you can wear in the city on your way to work or on a date in the park. Don’t get me wrong these are nice and warm and will keep your hands toastie, but they’re also refined and elegant.

Scroll down for the free version but if you prefer to purchase the cheap ad-free PDF Pattern to get all the instructions and pictures in a nice PDF you can print and take notes on without relying on your phone or an internet connection, I’ve got you covered!

You can grab the Fireside Mittens PDF pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy stores.

This easy crochet mittens pattern comes in 3 sizes: small, medium and large. Of course, I show you how to adjust the design to your hands perfectly in case you don’t match any of these standard sizes.

I’m trying something new for size notations for this pattern. If you’re anything like me when I started knitting / crochet, you look at a pattern you like, see numbers all over the page and run away. Refer to the sizes section below for more details. Let me know in the comments below what you think!

If you’re in the middle of making your Fireside mittens, here are some quick links to the different sections:

  1. Cuff Section
  2. Increase for the Thumb
  3. Palm Section
  4. The Thumb
  5. Sewing and Blocking

Before you Start

Materials

  • 3.5 mm/ US E – 4 crochet hook.
  • Love me Knots fiber DK weight yarn (100% Superwash Merino, 211m/231 yards) in Peanut Butter and Jam colorway – 1 skein for small size, 2 skeins for the other sizes.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.
  • T pins for blocking.

The Yarn

The yarn I used is Peanut Butter and Jam from Love Me Knots Fiber on her gorgeous DK base. The variegated yarn is highlighted by the sober design. It’s soft, warm and full of varying colors. All shades of pink-red and brown are represented.

Have you worked with hand-dyed yarn before? If not, I strongly encourage you too. Yes, it’s more pricey but it’s so worth it. Each skein is unique and indie dyers create the most amazing colorways. Each stitch is a discovery as you never know exactly what colors will show or not and how they will come together exactly. I’m always captivated and it’s even much harder than with classic yarn to stop crocheting. I just need to see what the next stitch will look like.

Size

The mittens are available in S, M and L size but I show you how to further adjust to your hand size throughout the pattern. Sizes are written as S (M, L) throughout the pattern. Pictures illustrate the small size.

Below are the hand dimensions for the different sizes (not the final glove dimensions).

  • Small: palm 8 cm / 3.15” wide and hand 17 cm / 6.7” long
  • Medium: palm 9.5 cm /3.75” wide and hand 18 cm / 7” long
  • Large: palm 11 cm / 4.3” wide and hand 18 cm / 7” long

I’m trying something new for size notations for this pattern. If you’re anything like me when I started knitting / crochet, you look at a pattern you like, see numbers all over the page and run away.

It’s always been a challenge for me to include more sizes in my patterns and at the same time keep the pattern simple and clear so no one runs away in a panic. This is why I’ve created additional posts for this pattern.

Below are the instructions for all sizes but you can find the instruction for the small size, medium size and large size only through these links. If you purchase the ad free PDF you will get 4 PDFs (one combining all sizes and one for each size).

Gauge

The gauge for this pattern, in alternating rows of sc and dc is 21 st by 16 rows for a 10 cm by 10 cm square (4” by 4”).

Abbreviations & Instructions

This pattern follows US notations

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fsc = foundation single crochet. Refer to special stitches below.
  • inc = increase = make 2 st in the same stitch
  • skip = miss stitch
  • sl st = slip stitch

Notes

Work instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the round.

The final number of stitches is indicated at the end of the round between < >.

The turning ch 1, ch 2 does not count as stitches throughout the pattern except if mentioned otherwise.

I use a turning ch 2 for dc stitches as I find it gives me a neater edge.

Stitches above a ch-1 space are worked in the ch-1 space.

Special Stitches

Foundation single crochet (fsc): ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through first loop (making a “chain”). Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Insert hook into previous “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through first loop (making a “chain”). Yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

Repeat until you reached the desired number of stitches. If you are not familiar with this technique, I recommend this very helpful tutorial by Joy of Motion Crochet.

Tips and Tricks

  • The mittens are started with a row of fsc instead of a chain and row of sc. This is to give more stretch to this first row so you can slide your hand in your mittens without it being too loose at the wrist.
  • Don’t hesitate to try your mittens on as you go to see how they fit and if you want to make any adjustments!

The Actual Easy Mittens Crochet Pattern

1. Cuff Section

With 3.5 mm / US E-4 crochet hook fsc 40 (43, 46), sl st in the first st. Crochet in the round from here onwards.

Round 1: ch 3, skip 1, [dc, ch 1, skip 1] repeat around, finish the round with a sl st in the 2nd ch st. <39, 42, 45 st>

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Round 2: ch 1, sc in each st around, finish with a sl st in the ch-1.

Round 3: ch 2, dc in each st around, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.

Round 4: ch 1, sc in each st around, finish with a sl st in the ch-1.

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Round 5 – 8: Repeat rounds 1 – 4.

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Round 9:    

Small: ch 2, dc 7, dec, [dc 8, dec] 3 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <35 st>
Medium: ch 2, dc 7, dec, [dc 9, dec] 3 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <38 st>
Large: ch 2, dc 10, dec, [dc 9, dec] 3 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <41 st>

Round 10: ch 1, sc in each st around, finish with a sl st in the ch-1.

Round 11 – 16: Repeat rounds 3 – 4 three times.

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Try the wrist section of your easy crochet mittens on to see how it fits. You should be able to just slide in your hand. The fsc might be a bit tight but it will quickly loosen up once you try them on a few times.

2. Increase for the Thumb

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Round 17:

Small: ch 2, dc 7, inc, [dc 8, inc] 3 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <39 st>
Medium: ch 2, dc 7, inc, [dc 9, inc] 3 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <42 st>
Large: ch 2, dc 10, inc, [dc 9, inc] 3 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <45 st>

Round 18: ch 1, sc in each st around, finish with a sl st in the ch-1.

Round 19: ch 2, inc, dc 37 (40, 43), inc, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <41, 44, 47 st>

Round 20: ch 1, sc, inc, sc 37 (40, 43), inc, sc, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <43, 46, 49 st>

Round 21: ch 2, dc 2, inc, dc 37 (40, 43), inc, dc 2, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <45, 48, 51 st>

Round 22: ch 1, sc 3, inc, sc 37 (40, 43), inc, sc 3, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <47, 50, 53 st>

Round 23: ch 2, dc 4, inc, dc 37 (40, 43), inc, dc 4, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <49, 52, 55 st>

Round 24: ch 1, sc 5, inc, sc 37 (40, 43), inc, sc 5, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <51, 54, 57 st>

Round 25: ch 2, dc in each st around, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.

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Round 26: ch 1, sc around, finish with a sl st in the ch-1.

Round 27 – 28 (28, 30): Repeat rounds 25 – 26 (twice for the large size).

Try on the easy crochet mittens, you should reach the separation between thumb and palm. If needed add a repeat of rows 25 – 26

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Now you will isolate the stitches for the thumb and leave them on the side for later.

Round 29 (29, 31):

Small: ch 1, sc 7, dc 37, skip the last 7 st of the previous round and the first 7 sc from this round. Join with a slip st in the 1st dc. <36 st>
Medium: ch 1, sc 7, dc 40, skip the last 7 st of this round and the first 7 st of the next round. Join with a slip st in the 1st dc. <39 st>
Large: ch 1, sc 7, dc 42, skip the last 8 st of this round and the first 7 st of the next round. Join with a slip st in the 1st dc. <41 st>

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3. Palm Section

Work with only the 36 (38, 41) st of the palm.

Round 30 (30, 32): ch 2, dc around.

Round 31 (31, 33): ch 1, sc around.

Round 32 – 41 (32 – 43, 34 – 47): Repeat rounds 30 – 31 5 (6, 7) times

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Try on your mitten. Your pinky should just be hidden. If you have longer hands, add the necessary repeats of row 29-30 until you reach the top of your pinky finger.

From here on we start decreasing to shape the finger section of your easy crochet mittens, follow instructions for your size.

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Small:

Round 42: ch 2, [dc 16, dec] 2 times finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <34 st>

Round 43: ch 1, [sc 15, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <32 st>

Round 44: ch 2, [dc 14, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <30 st>

Round 45: ch 1, [sc 13, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <28 st>

Round 46: ch 2, [dc 12, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <26 st>

Round 47: ch 1, [sc 11, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <24 st>

Round 48: ch 1, [sc 10, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <22 st>

Round 49: ch 1, [sc 9, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <20 st>

Round 50: ch 1, [sc 2, dec] 5 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <15 st>

Round 51: ch 1, [sc 1, dec] 5 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1 <10 st>

Medium:

Round 44: ch 2, dc, [dc 17, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <37 st>

Round 45: ch 1, sc, [sc 16, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <35 st>

Round 46: ch 2, dc, [dc 15, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <33 st>

Round 47: ch 1, sc, [sc 14, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <31 st>

Round 48: ch 2, dc, [dc 13, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <29 st>

Round 49: ch 1, sc, [sc 12, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <27 st>

Round 50: ch 1, sc, [sc 11, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <25 st>

Round 51: ch 1, sc, [sc 10, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <23 st>

Round 52: ch 1, sc, [sc 2, dec] 5 times, 2sc, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <18 st>

Round 53: ch 1, sc, [sc 1, dec] 5 times, 2 sc, finish with a sl st in the ch-1 <13 st>

Large:

Round 48: ch 2, dc, [dc 18, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <39 st>

Round 49: ch 1, sc, [sc 17, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <37 st>

Round 50: ch 2, dc, [dc 16, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <35 st>

Round 51: ch 1, sc, [sc 15, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <33 st>

Round 52: ch 2, dc, [dc 14, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <31 st>

Round 53: ch 1, sc, [sc 13, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <29 st>

Round 54: ch 1, sc, [sc 12, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <27 st>

Round 55: ch 1, sc, [sc 11, dec] 2 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <25 st>

Round 56: ch 1, sc, [sc 2, dec] 6 times, sc, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.  <19 st>

Round 57: ch 1, sc, [sc 1, dec] 6 times, finish with a sl st in the ch-1. <13 st>

Bind off and leave a long tail to seam close the top.

4. The Thumb

Going back to the thumb section of the easy crochet mittens, join in the yarn in the first stitch close to the palm.

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Round 52: ch 2, dc 14 (14, 15) around, pick up 3 st in the junction, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch. <17, 17, 18 st>

Round 53: ch 1, sc around, finish with a sl st in the ch-1.

Round 54: ch 2, dc around, finish with a sl st in the 2nd ch.

Round 55 – 60 (62, 62): Repeat rounds 53 – 54 3 (4, 4) times

End of the thumb of the easy crochet mittens pattern

Try the mitten on, the thumb section should reach the end of your thumb. If you have longer fingers add the necessary repeats of rounds 53 – 54.

Round 61 (63, 63): ch 1, sc 4, dec, sc 4, dec, sc 3 (3, 4), dec, finish with a sl st in the ch 1. <14, 14, 15 st>

Round 62 (64, 64): ch 1, sc 3, dec, sc 3, dec, sc 2 (2, 3), dec, finish with a sl st in the ch 1.  <11, 11, 12 st>

Round 63 (65, 65): ch 1, dec 5 times, sc 1 (1, 2), finish with a sl st in the ch 1. <6, 6, 7 st>

Bind off and leave a long tail to seam the whole close.

5. Sewing and Blocking Your Easy Crochet Mittens

Turn your mitten inside out and sew closed the top of the fingers and thumb. Weave in the ends.

Blocking your Fireside mittens

Block your mittens flat.

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