This textured crochet mitten pattern is worked from the top down and would be the perfect fall and winter accessory.

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Have you ever made a pair of crochet mittens? This textured crochet mitten pattern is fun to make and creates the perfect cold-weather accessory for the fall and winter seasons. 

This crochet mitten pattern is worked from the top down. It features a couple different easy textured crochet stitches on the body of the mitten. Then a ribbed band is made using front and back post double crochets. Last you’ll add the thumb. 

This textured crochet mitten pattern is worked from the top down and would be the perfect fall and winter accessory.

 

Crochet Mitten Pattern Inspiration

I decided to used Lion Brand Heartland yarn in the color Katmai. If you’ve never used Heartland before you need to try it out. It is a super crazy soft worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn. I have made several projects with this yarn and it holds up and washes really well.

Lion Brand Heartland Yarn

There are so many different colors to choose from (I actually had a hard time picking) and they all have that “heathered” look. Katmai is a light silvery gray named after Katmai National Park in southern Alaska. The park is most known for its grizzly bears and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes which was formed more than 100 years ago during a massive volcanic explosion.

If you would rather use some of your stash yarn for these crochet mittens, Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft or Lion Brand Wool-Ease (worsted weight) would make a great substitute!

Textured Crochet Stitches for Mittens

This crochet mitten pattern was actually inspired by a pair of knit color blocked mittens I came across on Pinterest but instead of color blocks I decided to do “texture blocks”. I wanted the thumb and tip of the mitten to have a completely different texture than the main body.

Moon Dance Crochet MIttens | The Unraveled Mitten

I tried out a bunch of different crochet stitches on the body of these crochet mittens before I settled on the grit stitch. It is one of my favorites! You might recognize it from my Wildwood Collection.

The grit stitch is an easy stitch made by placing a single and double crochet in the same stitch, skipping 1, and repeating that sequence around or across depending on the project.

I finished this crochet mitten pattern off with a front and back post crochet ribbing. 

Materials and Information

– Approx. 188 yds ( ¾ Skein) Lion Brand Heartland Yarn, 5 oz/251 yds or similar #4/worsted weight yarn. (color pictured is Katmai)
-5mm crochet hook
-Scissors
-Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Dimensions/Gauge:

Gauge: 8 hdc x 7 rows = 2 in

Finished Mittens Measure:

  • 9 ¼ in Tall
  • 3.5 in wide across fingers
  • 4 in wide across hand
  • Thumb measures 2.5 in long. 

Abbreviations:

-US Terminology
-Ch(s): chain(s)
-Hdc: half double crochet
-Sc: single crochet
-Dc: double crochet
-BLO: back loop only
-St(s): stitch(es)
-Fpdc: front post double crochet
-Bpdc: back post double crochet
-Sl st: slip stitch
-Hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together, half double crochet decrease

Notes:

-pattern is worked from the top down in the round, the thumb is added last.

-you may use a chain 3 start if you aren’t comfortable working the magic circle

-each round is joined to the top of the first stitch with a slip stitch

-ch 1 does not count as a stitch

-work stitches through both loops unless otherwise stated

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Moon Dance Mittens Free Crochet Pattern | The Unraveled Mitten

How to Crochet Mittens – Moon Dance Crochet Mitten Pattern

Pattern:

For Both Mittens

Rnd 1: Make magic circle. Ch 1, 8 hdc in ring. Pull tight to close. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (8)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (16)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, working in BLO, 2 hdc in same st as ch 1, * hdc in next, 2 hdc in next, repeat from * around. Hdc in last st. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (24)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (24)

Rnd 5: Ch 1, working in BLO, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (24)

Rnd 6: repeat rnd 4

Rnd 7: repeat rnd 5

Rnd 8: repeat rnd 4

Rnd 9: Ch 1, working in BLO, (sc, dc) in same stitch as ch 1, *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next st, repeat from * around, skip last st, join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (24)

Rnd 10-18: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as ch 1, *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next, repeat from * around. Skip last st, join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (24) 

Skip to instructions for right or left mitten.

Right Mitten

Rnd 19: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as ch 1, *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next, repeat from * 2 more times. Ch 6, skip 3 sts, thumb opening formed.  *(sc, dc) in next, skip next st, repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (22 sts + 6 chs)

Continue below with round 20.

Left Mitten

Rnd 19: Ch 1, (sc. dc) in same st as ch 1, *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next, repeat around until 3 sts remain, ch 6, skip last 3 sts. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Thumb opening formed. (22 sts + 6 chs)

For Both Mittens

Rnd 20: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as ch 1. *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next, repeat from * around. When working the stitches across the ch 6 from round 19 be sure to work into the actual chain and not around it. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (28)

Rnd 21-24: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in same st as ch 1. *skip 1 st, (sc, dc) in next, repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. (28)

Rnd 25: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and each st around. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (28)

Rnd 26-28: Ch 1, Fpdc around same st as ch 1, *bpdc around next, fpdc around next, repeat from * around. Bpdc around last st. Join to top of 1st Fpdc with sl st.  (28)

Finish off weave in ends. Continue to thumb instructions.

This textured crochet mitten pattern is worked from the top down and would be the perfect fall and winter accessory.

Thumb instructions for both crochet mittens

Rnd 1: Join yarn at corner of thumb opening. Ch 1, make 14 hdc evenly around. Some of these may be in non-traditional spaces. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (14)

Rnd 2-3: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (14)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, hdc2tog starting in same st as ch 1. Hdc in next 5 sts. Hdc2tog over next 2 sts. Hdc in last 5 sts. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st. (12)

Rnd 5-7: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st around. Join to top of 1st hdc with sl st.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, Hdc2tog starting in same st as ch 1 and around. Join to top of 1st hdc2tog with sl st. (6) 

Finish off, thread tail in and out through the stitches in round 9 using a tapestry needle, pull tight to close. Weave in ends.

Repeat for each thumb.

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This textured crochet mitten pattern is worked from the top down and would be the perfect fall and winter accessory.

 

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4 Comments

  1. Hello Heather,
    The question on your website was are you team fingerless mittens or team classic mittens?
    Well, that was easy to answer. I’m on team CLASSIC MITTENS. It’s cold in this part of the world and my fingers hurt and just don’t work well when they are cold so I want /need a full mitten. Actually, during the fall and winter I don’t see anyone wearing fingerless mittens or gloves around here.
    The pattern you have prepared here is very pretty and easy to comprehend. I think this will be a nice Christmas gift for my friend. I usually make her a hat but this will be a nice change.
    Thank you for your time and well done instructions on all your creations!

  2. Iwould love some child size mitten patterns.Would there be a way to decrease the size of these

  3. Bonnie Burkhardt says:

    Hi, I love the mittens. Would definitely like a matching hat AND scarf! I have a lot of heartland in my stash.

  4. Liz Bodner says:

    I have difficulty finding how to download your patterns. The site keeps offering new programs to do so, but I have my own. Please advise how to copy or pdf patterns. Liz

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