Miniature crochet is the best, don’t you think? When I started designing crochet ornaments, I knew some miniature crochet accessories HAD to be included. The first one I’m excited to share is a mini crochet mitten ornament pattern!
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Mini Mitten Ornament Crochet Pattern
I’m curious – have you ever experienced a white Christmas before?
Personally, I haven’t. The snow always seems to come either super early (a few years ago we had a white Thanksgiving!) or a few days too late (we’ve also had a white day-after-Christmas!)
In any case, snow is such a magical part of the Christmas season. And there’s nothing you need more in the snow than some warm accessories to keep you warm!
That’s why I started designing a set of mini crochet ornaments inspired by Christmas snow accessories. The first, of course, are some mini mittens!
How do you crochet mitten ornaments?
Mitten ornaments are super easy to crochet. In fact, let me tell you a little secret – they are WAY easier to crochet than life-sized mittens!
The reason for this is that real, life-sized mittens have to be made to actually fit someone. It has to actually fit a hand and a thumb inside it.
However, for these mittens, we get to “cheat” a little bit! The thumb will not be nearly so hard to make, because it doesn’t have to actually fit a real thumb inside of it.
Here’s a quick, step by step list on how to crochet these mitten ornaments:
- Make a tiny little rectangle of ribbing (back loop single crochet rows).
- Join it together with slip stitches to form a circle.
- Work in rounds to form the hand, with some extra stitches that will be used for the thumb later.
- Keep working upward and decrease toward the top of the mitten, then fasten off.
- Join the yarn back in the thumb stitches and do a few extra stitches to complete the mitten!
I promise, this mitten pattern is NOT hard to make! I will expand on those steps a lot when we get into the pattern, and there will be photos and videos to help you out too!
More Crochet Mini Christmas Ornaments
Materials to make Crochet Christmas Mittens
You will only need a teeny bit of yarn to make your crochet mittens. They’re so tiny—only 1.75″ tall! If you have little balls of scrap yarn laying around, those should be perfect.
Keep in mind, I used sport weight yarn to make my mittens – We Crochet Brava Sport. I love this yarn. It is my favorite light-weight acrylic yarn I’ve ever tried!
If you don’t have sport weight yarn in your stash, you can use a heavier weight yarn. Just know that your mittens will most likely turn out a bit bigger than mine did.
Oh, and did I mention? You can also spruce up your mittens even more by using 2 colors! For one set I made, I did the ribbing in brown and the hand/thumb light blue. I love the way these ones turned out too!
How do you make mitten strings?
You might have noticed that my mitten ornaments do not have a traditional hanger attached. Instead, I used “mitten strings.” Generally, mitten strings are used to ensure that a child does not lose the mittens while wearing them. They attach both of the mittens together by one string.
Obviously, no one will be wearing these mittens. BUT, they are still so small that I could see them getting separated and lost in my vast array of Christmas ornaments! So, attaching them is still a good idea.
If you’re wondering how to make mitten strings, it’s really not hard. We will just take a fastened-off end from one of the mittens and tie it in a knot to the other mitten before weaving in the end. I will give you more information and pictures on this when we get to this step in the pattern!
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Crochet Christmas Mitten Ornament Pattern
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- We Crochet Brava Sport Yarn (100% acrylic, 273 yds/249 m, 3.5 oz/100 g) less than 1 ball Denim (for multicolored mittens I used the color Clarity, and Lion Brand Heartland in the color Sequoia).
- G/4mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
- Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
- Feel free to experiment using a DK or worsted weight yarn with these mittens (even though I used sport). They may just turn out a little bit larger.
- Mittens are worked in continuous rounds. Do NOT join at the end of a round unless specified.
Width: 1.25” across widest part with thumb
Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.)
Chain – ch
Single crochet – sc
Repeat – rep
Round – rnd
Skip – sk
Stitch(es) – st(s)
Beginning – beg
Back loop – BL
Crochet Mitten Ornament Written Instructions
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch, turn. (3 sc)
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, sc in BL of each sc, turn. (3 BL sc)
Slip stitch ends of ribbing together to form circle.
If you want to make multicolored mittens, fasten off your first color and join your new color in the first round.
Rnd 1: Make 10 sc around ribbing. Do not join, but place a stitch market in last sc. (10 sc)
Rnd 2: Sc in first 4 sc. 4 sc in next (thumb sts made). Sc in last 5 sc. Move up stitch marker here and as you continue for each rnd. (13 sc)
Rnd 3: Sc in first 4 sc. Skip the 4 thumb stitches. Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last st. (10 sc)
Rnd 4: Sc in all 10 sc around. Rnd 5: Sc in all 10 sc around.
Rnd 6: (Sc2tog) 5 times. Sl st in last sc. (5 sts)
Finishing: Sl st through the middle of the 5 sc2tog to close the top. (photo on next page). Fasten off.
Join yarn down at the open thumb stitches. (Sc2tog) twice over the 4 sts there. Sl st in first Sc2tog to join everything together. Fasten off, and sew up the side of the thumb.
- Weave in all ends but one the same color as the ribbing. To make the hanger, thread this last end and bring it up through the middle of the ribbing of the other mitten. Tie a knot to secure and hide it inside the mitten, then weave in last end.
- Photos below also show the slip stitch at the top of the mitten.
Mitten Crochet Photo Tutorial
Some portions of those written instructions might be easier to conceptualize with some pictures. So let’s dive into the photo tutorial for making crocheted mittens!
Below are pictures that will take you from round 2 (making the thumb stitches) all the way to round 5 at the finish.
When you make the thumb stitches, it will look like a really large increase because you’re making 4 single crochet in the same stitch. (top left photo)
Then on round 3, you will need to skip over all these stitches to continue with the hand portion of the mitten. (top right and bottom left photo)
To finish the hand portion of the mitten, make a slip stitch through the middle of the round you just finished.
What it should look like with the slip stitch done:
Crocheting the Thumb
After you finish the main section of the mitten, you’ll have to go back to those 4 stitches that were skipped back at round 3.
Hold the mitten with the thumb stitches on your left. Make a slip knot on your hook and insert it into the stitch closest to the hand portion of the mitten. (top left photo)
Pull up a loop. Insert hook into the next stitch as well, pull up a loop, and make a sc2tog. (top right photo)
Make another single crochet 2 together decrease (bottom left). At this point you will have worked over all 4 of the thumb stitches. To finish, turn your work and make a slip stitch in the first sc2tog you made (bottom middle).
Finally, fasten off the end and sew the thumb closed (bottom right).
Making Mitten Strings
Once you’re all done with 2 mittens, you’ll need to attach them into one ornament! I used a “mitten string” rather than a traditional ornament hanger.
To make a mitten string, I simply saved one end from the beginning of one mitten. Thread a yarn needle. Then, poke it through the center of the ribbing of the other mitten. Adjust the string until it’s the length you want. Then, tie a knot and weave in the end!
I hope you liked this crochet pattern! It was such a joy to create these mini mittens. I can’t wait to hang them on my tree this Christmas 🙂
More Ornament Crochet Patterns
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