Beginner Bulky Mittens – Free Crochet Pattern

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Stay cozy in our Beginner Bulky Mittens – free crochet pattern. This is a great beginner crochet project that uses basic double crochet stitches. The pattern comes in Baby to Adult so that you can make crochet mittens for the entire family. Make a set of mittens baby to ladies with only 1 skein of yarn in less than 30 minutes. Video tutorial on YouTube included.

Beginner Bulky Mittens free crochet pattern

If you’re a new crocheter the beginner bulky mittens are the perfect project to try. The mitten is worked in double crochet stitches from the bottom up. I take you through the entire process step-by-step in the video tutorial. Learn how to crochet with my complete beginner video HERE

Beginner Bulky Mittens free crochet pattern

The Yarn

The yarn used to crochet the Beginner Bulky Mittens pattern is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick from WeCrochet. Thick & Quick is a blend of 80% acrylic and 20% wool. It’s a super bulky #6 weight and is on the heavy side.

Substitutes

If you’re looking for a yarn substitute I’ve listed a few that I think will work well. Make sure to meet the pattern gauge of 8 sts and 5 rows in 4″ when crocheting the crochet mittens so that the sizing will be correct.

WeCrochet Tuff Puff

WeCrochet Mighty Stitch Super Bulky

MARY MAXIM Starlette Chunky

2-3 Strands of Brava Worsted Weight

2 Strands of Mary Maxim Starlette

The Hook

I love crocheting with my Streamline Hooks from Furls. They are light and easy to work with. I especially love the large hooks. They are so nice to work with and I can crochet for hours without hand pain. I used the 8mm Cookie Swirl hook for this project. Use code MJS15 for 15% off.

To crochet the matching Beginner Bulky Beanie you can find the free crochet pattern on my blog HERE

Watch the how-to crochet a Beginner Beanie on YouTube

Keep scrolling for the Free crochet pattern. I also have the Ad-Free PDF you can purchase on RAVELRY OR ETSY. Or purchase the Digital and interactive pattern on RIBBLR.

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Yarn Requirments

Baby (Toddler, Child, Ladies, Men’s)

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (80% Acrylic, 20% Wool, 106yds/170g)

Super Bulky Weight Yarn #6

Shown in Grey Marble, Oatmeal, Blossom, Fisherman and Kale

1 (1, 1, 1, 2) skeins

22 (40, 60, 85, 120) yds

Beginner Bulky Mittens free crochet pattern

Materials

US M (8mm)

or size needed to obtain gauge

Scissors

Tapestry Needle

Garment Tags or HERE

Leather Rivets for Tags

Beginner Bulky Mittens free crochet pattern

Sizing

Baby (Toddler, Child, Ladies, Men’s)

Gauge

*Make sure to check gauge with different colours. The Grey Marble yarn works up bigger because the yarn is slightly thicker than other colours.

8 sts and 5 rows equal to 4″ with 8mm crochet hook in dc

Abbreviations

blo – Back Loop Only, ch – Chain, dc – Double Crochet, dc2tog – Double Crochet Decrease, flo – Front Loop Only, hdc – Half Double Crochet, rep – Repeat, sc – Single Crochet, sk(d) – Skip(ped), sl – Slip, sp – Space, st(s) – Stitch(es)

Video

A full video tutorial for the Mittens is available HERE

Construction

The Beginner Bulky Mittens are worked from the cuff up. The cuff is worked in rows from the side across and then joined. The mitten is worked in rounds. Tutorial on YouTube.

Sizing Chart

Pattern – Beginner Bulky Mittens

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Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Ladies, Men’s)

Each size is written out separately. Watch the video tutorial for a seamless sl st join. For a slightly larger or smaller mitten adjust your hook size.

Baby: Make 2

Cuff

Row 1: Ch 3, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—2 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (not included as a st, here and throughout), work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—2 sts.

Rows 3-8: Rep row 2, after last row ch 1

to join the cuff, fold the cuff in half with RS facing. Sl st the last row to row 1, working through the blo of each st across. Flip the cuff so that the seam is on the inside.

Body

Setup round: Ch 1, evenly work 8 sc sts around the band (1 st/ row), sl st in the first sc to join—8 sts.

Round 1: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), *1 dc in first 3 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—10 sts.

Rounds 2-3: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—10 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2, *dc2tog across first 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—5 sts. Fasten off with a tail for weaving.

With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the mittens. Weave in all ends.

Toddler: Make 2

Mitten

Cuff

Row 1: Ch 5, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—4 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (not included as a st, here and throughout), work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—4 sts.

Rows 3-10: Rep row 2, after last row ch 1

to join the cuff, fold the cuff in half with RS facing. Sl st the last row to row 1, working through the blo of each st across. Flip the cuff so that the seam is on the inside.

Body

Setup round: Ch 1, evenly work 10 sc sts around the band (1 st/ row), sl st in the first sc to join—10 sts.

Round 1: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), *1 dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, 2 dc in last st, sl st in the first dc to join—14 sts.

Separate Thumb and Upper hand

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in each of next 5 sts, sk 4 sts (leaving an opening for thumb), dc next 5 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—10 sts.

Continue working the upper hand of the mitten, leaving the thumb unworked.

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—10 sts.

Round 4: Ch 2, *dc2tog across first 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—5 sts. Fasten off with a tail for weaving.

With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the mittens. Weave in all ends.

Thumb

Join yarn into the first skd st of round 2.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in each of next 4 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—4 sts. Fasten off with a long tail for weaving. With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the thumb. Use the tail to sew the side thumb opening closed. Weave ends.

Child: Make 2

Mitten

Cuff

Row 1: Ch 6, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—5 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (not included as a st, here and throughout), work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—5 sts.

Rows 3-12: Rep row 2, after last row ch 1

to join the cuff, fold the cuff in half with RS facing. Sl st the last row to row 1, working through the blo of each st across. Flip the cuff so that the seam is on the inside.

Body

Setup round: Ch 1, evenly work 12 sc sts around the band (1 st/ row), sl st in the first sc to join—12 sts.

Round 1: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), *1 dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—16 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2, *1 dc in first 4 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, dc in last st, sl st in the first dc to join—19 sts.

Separate Thumb and Upper hand

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each of next 7 sts, sk 5 sts (leaving an opening for thumb), dc next 7 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—14 sts.

Continue working the upper hand of the mitten, leaving the thumb unworked.

Rounds 4-5: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—14 sts.

Round 6: Ch 2, *dc2tog across first 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—7 sts. Fasten off with a tail for weaving.

With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the mittens. Weave in all ends.

Thumb

Join yarn into the first skd st of round 3.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in each of next 5 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—5 sts.

Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st around, sl st in the first hdc to join—5 sts. Fasten off with a long tail for weaving. With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the thumb. Use the tail to sew the side thumb opening closed. Weave ends.

Beginner Bulky Mittens free crochet pattern

Ladies: Make 2

Mitten

Cuff

Row 1: Ch 7, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—6 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (not included as a st, here and throughout), work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—6 sts.

Rows 3-14: Rep row 2, after last row ch 1

to join the cuff, fold the cuff in half with RS facing. Sl st the last row to row 1, working through the blo of each st across. Flip the cuff so that the seam is on the inside.

Body

Setup round: Ch 1, evenly work 14 sc sts around the band (1 st/ row), sl st in the first sc to join—14 sts.

Round 1: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), *1 dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, dc in last 2 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—18 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2, *1 dc in first 3 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, dc in last 2 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—22 sts.

Separate Thumb and Upper hand

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each of next 8 sts, sk 6 sts (leaving an opening for thumb), dc next 8 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—16 sts.

Continue working the upper hand of the mitten, leaving the thumb unworked.

Rounds 4-6: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—16 sts.

Round 7: Ch 2, *dc2tog across first 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—8 sts. Fasten off with a tail for weaving.

With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the mittens. Weave in all ends.

Thumb

Join yarn into the first skd st of round 3.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in each of next 6 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—6 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—6 sts. Fasten off with a long tail for weaving. With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the thumb. Use the tail to sew the side thumb opening closed. Weave ends.

Beginner Bulky Mittens free crochet pattern

Men’s: Make 2

Mitten

Cuff

Row 1: Ch 8, work 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, turn—7 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1 (not included as a st, here and throughout), work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—7 sts.

Rows 3-16: Rep row 2, after last row ch 1

to join the cuff, fold the cuff in half with RS facing. Sl st the last row to row 1, working through the blo of each st across. Flip the cuff so that the seam is on the inside.

Body

Setup round: Ch 1, evenly work 16 sc sts around the band (1 st/ row), sl st in the first sc to join—16 sts.

Round 1: Ch 2 (not incl. as a st here and throughout), *1 dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, dc in last st, sl st in the first dc to join—21 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2, *1 dc in first 4 sts, 2 dc in next; rep from * around, dc in last st, sl st in the first dc to join—25 sts.

Separate Thumb and Upper hand

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in each of next 9 sts, sk 7 sts (leaving an opening for thumb), dc next 9 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—18 sts.

Continue working the upper hand of the mitten, leaving the thumb unworked.

Rounds 4-7: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—18 sts.

Round 8: Ch 2, *dc2tog across first 2 sts; rep from * around, sl st in the first dc to join—9 sts. Fasten off with a tail for weaving.

With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the mittens. Weave in all ends.

Thumb

Join yarn into the first skd st of round 3.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in each of next 7 sts, sl st in the first dc to join—7 sts.

Round 2: Ch 2, dc in each st around, sl st in the first dc to join—7 sts.

Round 3: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, sl st in the first hdc to join—7 sts. Fasten off with a long tail for weaving. With tapestry needle weave through the flo of each st around, pull tight closing the top of the thumb. Use the tail to sew the side thumb opening closed. Weave ends.

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Beginner Bulky Mittens free crochet pattern

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