Winter is still lingering around and I’m sure all of us are growing tired of the chilly weather. If you’re looking for a soft, cozy pattern to warm up winter, make these baby mittens.
These crochet mittens are adorable and easy to work up. It’s a free crochet pattern that uses the moss stitch. The moss stitch crochet pattern is made up of basic crochet stitches, so it’s really easy to learn this stitch pattern.
The base of these crochet gloves is worked in the crochet moss stitch, while the cuffs use the ribbed stitch. Then, using the chain stitch, you crochet a long cord that attaches the two winter mittens together. This way, you don’t have to worry about your little baby dropping one.
This mitten pattern can easily be adjusted too. Add a few stitches to the pattern to make a suitable pair of toddler mittens. Easy crochet patterns like this one are perfect for little changes.
The pattern will walk you through how to crochet mittens with Cascade Avalon yarn. The yarn is a worsted acrylic cotton blend. It’s machine washer and dryer safe and comes in an array of colors.
Its easy care makes it perfect for baby projects like this one.
Baby Moss Stitch Mittens Crochet Pattern
Skill Level: Easy
Hook size: 7/4.5 mm
Yarn weight: Worsted
Suggested yarn: Plymouth Encore – 1 skein Light Grey Heather
Yarn Yardage: 90 yds
Tools – scissors, tapestry needle, stitch marker
Approx. finished dimensions: Hand circumference – 4.5”, Hand length – 4.5”
Gauge (if necessary): 2” = 8 sts by 9 rows
- Ch – chain, sc – single crochet, sc2tog – single crochet 2 together, blo – back loop only, sl st – slip stitch, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, tr – treble crochet, st(s) – stitch(es)
Foundation Row: Ch 10, sc into the second ch from the hook and into each ch across. – 9 sts
Rows 1-17: Ch 1, turn. Sc blo into each st.
Turn your work, you will now be working along the top of the cuff
Row 1: Sc into the top of each row of the cuff – 18 sts
Rows 2-15: Ch 2, turn, sl st into the same st as the ch 2, hdc into the next st. *sl st in the next st, hdc in the next st, repeat from * across.
Row 16: Turn. [sl st in 1 st, sc in the next st, hdc in the next st, dc in the next st, tr in the next st, dc in the next st, hdc in the next st, sc in the next st, sl st in the next st] twice.
Fasten off. Fold mitten in half and stitch together around leaving a 1” space for the thumb approx 1” from the top off the cuff. Turn mitten right side out.
Attach yarn in the center bottom of the thumb hole and work 12 sc evenly around.
Round 1: Sc into each of the next 4 sts, sc2tog twice, sc into the next 4 sts – 10 sts
Round 2: Sc into each st around.
Round 3: [Sc into each of the next 3 sts, sc2tog] twice – 8 sts
Round 4: Sc2tog around – 4 sts
Fasten off, weave tail through the top of the thumb and pull tight. Knot and weave in ends. To attach mittens together, make a ch that is approx 30” long. Sew each end to the bottom of each cuff. Weave in all ends.
These baby gloves are unique and practical. They’ll help fight off this neverending winter we’re experiencing. Choose your favorite shade of Cascade Avalon (we chose silver) and get busy stitching up these easy peasy gloves.