Thumbless baby mitten crochet pattern
This baby mitten crochet pattern is perfect for little babies and toddlers. Since it does not have a thumb, you don’t have to wrestle to get it on your little ones. Just pull it over their little balled up hands and you’re done. They are crocheted in DK weight superwash wool, so they are soft, and easy care.
This is the second baby mitten that I designed. The first one had more of an elongated shape, and I named that “Sweet Little Mittens.” I decided that I would like a rounded shape more, so I redesigned it and called it “Sweet Little (Rounded) Mittens.” I actually designed this pattern in 2010, but never wrote a post about it. I was doing more of selling finished mittens than patterns at the time and my blogging was a little more hit or miss.
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Today I don’t sell finished items anymore, but this baby mitten pattern and a matching hat pattern are for sale on Ravelry and Etsy. The mitten pattern comes in four sizes: 0-6 mo, 6-12 mo, 12-24 mo, and 2-3 yr.
What supplies will I need to crochet these baby mittens?
I used Valley Yarns Superwash DK to crochet my baby mittens. Each 50 g ball contains about 137 yds of yarn. You’ll need one of these in the main color, and only about 12 yds of the accent color for the “buttons.” If you decide on a different yarn for your crochet baby mittens, you will get the best results if you use a DK superwash wool with similar weight and yardage. I definitely recommend using something soft, warm, and easy care.
You’ll need a size G, or 4 mm, crochet hook, a tapestry needle, and I also recommend a sewing needle and thread to match your accent color.
What stitches and techniques are used for these mittens?
You’ll begin the crochet mittens with a cuff worked in single crochet in the back loop only (sc blo). This photo tutorial shows how to work single crochet in the back loop. This video tutorial shows how to make a hat band with the same technique and stitches.
The hand of the mitten is made in half double crochet stitches. The fingertip of the mitten will use a half double crochet decrease. This post contains a photo tutorial for both the half double crochet (hdc) and its decrease stitch.
You’ll also need to know the double crochet (dc) stitch for the button.
Do you have any crochet patterns to go with these baby mittens?
Well, I’m so glad you asked, yes I do! Sweet Little Hat is a baby hat crochet pattern in six sizes from preemie to 3 yr. I originally designed these two patterns together to make for my youngest when she was a 6 month old. You can purchase the hat pattern on Ravelry and Etsy as well as the mitten pattern.
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