Hanging Mittens

hanging mittens

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I just had to share this pattern for these adorable little hanging mittens!

There are actually a ton of uses for them. Off the top of my head, I came up with gift topper, gift card holder, hanging decoration for home or office, tree decoration, fill them with candy for small children and I’m pretty sure the size is great for the tiny hands of 1 or 2-year-olds as actual gloves!

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hanging mittens

You can decorate these mittens in any way that you wish and I encourage you to get creative. If you forgo the jingle bells, you could keep them hanging up all winter long. And if you don’t want to sew the button on, you could always use hot glue. I won’t judge. πŸ˜‰

hanging mittens

The pattern is super easy and works up quickly. You could easily have a pair of these whipped out in and hour or two depending on how fast you crochet.

hanging mittens

The only stitches you need to know are single crochet and half double crochet. You will also have to front post half double crochet, but I’ve added photos in the instructions to illustrate. Don’t be afraid to try it.

With it only taking a short time to make, these mittens make excellent last minute gifts. If you’re anything like me, there is always someone that needs a last minute gift.

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Crochet these hanging mittens for gift toppers, gift card holders, hanging decorations for home or office, tree decorations, fill them with candy for small children. Real mittens, not an applique and free pattern. Could fit a 1 or 2-year-old's hands. Decorate them any way you wish! Great Christmas gift!

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Hanging Mittens

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

3 ½” Width x 4 ¾” Height

Gauge:

Not Important

Special Stitches:

Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPhdc)

YO, insert hook from front to back, wrapping it around the hdc post from the previous row. YO and pull back through. There are 3 loops on your hook. YO and draw through all 3 loops.

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

Insert hook into st, YO and draw back through st, insert hook into next indicated st, YO and draw back through st, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A decrease was made.

Abbreviations:

YO – yarn over
FC – foundation chain (beginning chain)
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
FPhdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together

Notes:

  • The thumb piece should be made first. In order to continue with the fingers and palm portion of the mittens, the thumb needs to be finished.
  • You are free to decorate the mittens in any way that you please. Get creative!
  • The instructions indicate using a magic circle for your FC, but if you are unfamiliar with the magic circle, you can simply ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. Then continue with Row 1.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

Note: Follow the entire pattern two times to make two mittens.

Thumb

FC: Make a magic circle

Round 1: 4 sc in loop, sl st in the 1st sc made of round. (Don’t turn your work throughout the entire project.) (4 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in the 1st sc made of round. (8 sc)

Round 3 – Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (8 sc)

Finish off.

Mitten

FC: Make a magic circle

Round 1: 6 sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (6 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (12 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (18 sc)

Round 4 – Round 10: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (18 sc)

Put your thumb piece next to your fingers piece as shown in the photo below.

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Round 11: Ch 1, Sc into next st of thumb piece. Sc in every st of thumb (8 sc around the thumb) Sc in the same st the ch 1 came out of on the fingers piece. Sc in every st around fingers piece. Sl st in 1st sc made on thumb piece. (26 sc)

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Photo shows inserting hook into 1st sc of thumb piece.
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Photo shows the finished first sc of Round 11.
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Once finished crocheting around the thumb piece, sc in same st ch 1 came out of on fingers piece.
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Single crochet the rest of the way around the fingers piece and sl st into the 1st sc made on the thumb piece.

Round 12: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 21 sts. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (25 sc)

Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 20 sts. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (24 sc)

Round 14: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sts. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (23 sc)

Round 15: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 2 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 18 sts. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (22 sc)

Round 16: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in every st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (22 sc)

Round 17: Ch 1, hdc in same st ch 1 comes out of, hdc in each st around. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (22 hdc)

Round 18 – Round 19: Ch 1, hdc in same st ch 1 comes out of, FPhdc around next hdc from previous row. *hdc in next st, FPhdc around next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (22 hdc)

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YO and insert hook behind the next hdc from the previous row.
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Photo shows inserting hook behind the hdc from previous row.

 

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Pull back through. 3 loops on hook. YO and draw through all 3 loops to complete the FPhdc.

Finish off. Weave in end.

Hanger

Sl st in non thumb side of cuff of glove #1, ch 20, sl st in non thumb side of cuff of glove #2. Finish off. Weave in ends.

Finishing

If you choose to decorate your mitten the same as the example, get 3 strands of raffia. Tie the three strands into a bow no bigger than the width of your mitten. Trim the ends of your bow to your desired length.

With a sewing needle and thread, sew a button through the raffia center knot and through the cuff of the mitten. The button will hold the raffia bow in place. Knot your thread inside the mitten and weave in ends.

Insert one strand of the raffia bow tail through the hole in a jingle bell. Tie a knot. Repeat with the other side of the bow. For visual interest, offset your bells by tying them at different lengths.

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4 thoughts on “Hanging Mittens

    1. Thank you so much, Mandy! Don’t be too intimidated by the FPhdc, it’s not as bad as it seems and once you get going, it’s gets easier. πŸ™‚

      Erica