Feb 28 2011

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Free Crochet Pattern for Baby Mittens – Baby Brie Mittens

Free Crochet Pattern for Baby Mittens – Baby Brie Mittens

Every little explorer needs to keep their hands warm and cozy without sacrificing mobility. This free crochet pattern for baby mittens was designed for little Brianna to match her Baby Brie hat. They would look great in many color combinations or in solid yarn. For very little ones thumbs can be omitted.

Last updated: 3/17/13

Size: 3-9 months. The size can be easily adjusted to be bigger or smaller.

Yarn: light worsted weight yarn.

Shown in Caron Simply Soft in pink (MC), white (CC1) and chocolate (CC2).

Hook: size G/6 (4.25 mm or 4.50 mm).

Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in sc. Gauge is not crucial, however find balance between too tight gauge that restricts mobility and too loose gauge that allows cold air to get in or little fingers to poke through.


  • The mitten is worked in rounds from fingertips to the wrist in rounds, the opening is created for the thumb (this can be skipped).  The ribbing is worked sideways.  A little sewing is required.  The thumb is worked into the thumb opening afterwards.
  • Most of the mitten is worked in continuous rounds without joining.  To eliminate “steps” of colors join with sl st (directions will be given) when working with stripes.  If only one color is used, work mitten in rounds without joining.

Mittens Pattern (make two)

This pattern has not been tech edited. If you find any mistakes, or something is not very clear please leave a comment  and I will do my best to correct it ASAP.

Rnd 1: With MC and smaller hook make an adjustable ring, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 6 sc in the ring.  Pull ring to close – 6 sc. Place stitch marker (M) in the last st made to keep truck of rows.

Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each st around – 12 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st – 18 sc.

Optional: for smaller mitten word Rnd 3 as follows: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st.

Rnd 4, 5: Sc in each st around -18 sc. Sl st to next st.

Optional: for bigger mitten work Rnd 4 as follows: Sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st.

Change to CC1.

Rnd 6: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each st around, join with sl st to ch 1 – 18 sc.

Change to CC2. Work rnd 6 in CC2 two times.

Change to CC1. Work rnd 6 in CC1.

Change to MC.

Rnd 10: Ch 1 (counts as sc), sc in each st around, do NOT join – 18 sc.

Thumb opening

Optional: To omit thumb, work Rnd 10-12 as rnd 12 below.

For left mitten Rnd 11: Sc in next 2 st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in each st around – 18 sts.

For right mitten Rnd 11: Sc in next 13 sts, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, sc in each st around – 18 sts.

Rnd 12: Sc in each st around – 18 sc.

Repeat Rnd 12 one more time. Sl st in next st. Do not fasten off.


Note: Ribbing is worked sideways.  There are two steps in making ribbing.

  • Step 1: Work specified number of stitches in to the previous row
  • Step 2: Connect ribbing to the mitten

With bigger hook ch 5.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 4 sc.  To connect ribbing to the mitten sl st into next two sts on the mitten, they don’t count towards sts of the row.  Turn.

Row 2: Working through back loops only, sl st in each st across, turn – 4 sl st.

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), working through back loops only, sc in each st across – 4 sc.  Sl st twice to connect ribbing to the mitten, turn.

Repeat Row 2 and 3 around the wrist of the mitten.  Fasten off leaving 5″ long tail.  With yarn needle sew the sides of the ribbing together.


Join MC into the bottom right corner of the thump opening.

Set up rnd: Work 8 sc evenly spaced over sts of the thumb opening. Sc in the next 3 sts. Place stitch marker in the last st made.  The stitch marker is a new beginning of the round.

Rnd 1, 2: Sc in each st around – 8 sc.

Rnd 3: Sc2tog around – 4 sts.

Fasten off leaving 5″ long tail.  With yarn needle sew/close the hole on the top of the thumb neatly.

Copyright does not restrict your right to sell finished items made using this pattern.

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  1. Joanna S.

    I used your pattern to make a miniature version as an ornament and it turned out great. Thanks for the pattern!

  2. Reba

    I made this using same yarn and hook for use in the winter (6-9 mo baby). Baby is currently 3 mo. and it didn’t fit… couldn’t even get fingers into glove.

  3. Becky

    thank you so much for this pattern!! I just got done making them for my baby due in February and I can’t stop looking at them!! They are so cute!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. Kate

    I’m new to ribbing, so not sure if these are questions or clarifications needed in the pattern.

    In the ribbing, should it say “Turn” after Row 2 and Row 3?

    And in the ribbing, Rows 1 and 3 have SC, but Row 2 has sl st. Is that right?

    1. Anastasia

      Hi Kate,

      thank you for your comment!

      1. Good catch on missing “turn” after row 2 and 3. Thank you 🙂

      2. This particular ribbing alternates rows of sc and sl st to make a cuff that’s stretchy and snag. If you do it with just sc, it won’t be snag enough. But if you do it with just sl st, it will be to tight.

      Hope this helps,


  5. Kate

    Thanks for the quick reply! That’s very helpful. I finished 1 mitten for my two-year-old and she loves it. It’s super cute! Now I’ve just got to try to make the 2nd mitten the same size, since I had to adjust the pattern a bit to her size. =)

  6. Lucinda

    I have tried this pattern about 20 times and can not get it to work out .I get to round 6-9 and end up with more stitches than what it says im to have . Not sure what im doing wrong.

  7. pam

    Is it my imagination or is there no row 5?

    1. Anastasia

      Hi Pam,

      I am not sure what you are referring to :).

      “Rnd 4, 5: Sc in each st around -18 sc. Sl st to next st.” Do you have a question about this round?

  8. C. Willick

    Isn’t ribbing normally done with a smaller hook, not a larger one?

    1. Anastasia

      Not necessarily. For this particular combination of stitches, larger hook in my opinion works better, but you are welcome to change how you see fit :).

  9. Maddie

    I don’t understand the ring and how to start this pattern..

  10. meagan

    First attempt worked but was too small for my 8 month old and her fat old cabbage patch hands that match her fat old cabbage patch feet. Time to try the larger variation. 🙂

  11. Diane

    Thanks for sharing. Going to try to make a pair tonight for a friend who is expecting a baby in February, 2016.

  12. Ashley Michaud

    Hi there! I am about to make these for a 6 month old. Your pattern says 3-9 months…does that mean they stretch? I don’t actually have the baby accessible so I was wondering how to work his to fit his 6 month hands. Thanks!

    1. Anastasia

      Hi, thank you for the question. No, it doesn’t mean that they stretch. It means that if those mittens are crocheted at specified gauge they will fit an average 3-9-month-old baby. So if you are planning to make it for a 6-month-old, you can just follow the pattern as is as long as your gauge is the same.

  13. Sara

    In round 12 when you say one sc in each stich around, do you make the 3sc inside de chains space or one sc in one loop of each chain?

    1. Anastasia

      Hi Sara,

      it’s very good question!

      Generally speaking, if the pattern states: “sc in ch sp”, it means to make sc into the space that is created by chains. Whereas “sc in each st” implies that every stitch of the previous row is treated the same way be it sc or ch, so it would mean to sc in every chain stitch separately. So in this case, you will need to make 1 sc in each of the 3 chs.

      Hope that helps,


      1. Sara

        Thank you your clarifications really help! Now as a comment: for the ribbing I attached the beggining and the end with a slip stich and continied the slip stich around the ribbing and it does a really fine straight border! Thanks for the pattern it is very cute!

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