Free Crochet Mittens Pattern for Beginners – Norse Crochet Mittens

Two Norse Crochet Mittens on top of eachother next to a ball of Patons Norse yarn with a crochet hook in it.

Looking for a quick and easy crochet mittens pattern? These Norse Crochet Mittens use a simple stitch pattern and super bulky weight yarn so they work up in a flash. They are great pattern for experienced beginners wanting to make their first pair of crochet mittens or for those that just want a quick and simple crochet project to work on while watching their favourite movie. Regardless of your motivation for making them, these crochet mittens will be a cozy addition to any winter wardobe.

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These cozy crochet mittens are great for beginners because they use basic stitches like single crochet stitches, double crochet stitches and half double crochet. I have a full video tutorial available (as well as photo tutorials for each of these stitches. If you need to access them, click on the stitch name in the Abbreviations list before the written pattern .

Another reason these easy mittens are great for beginners is because the left hand and right hand mitten are made the same way. This means that you’ll be using the same pattern for both hands. It’s also super convenient to wear because you don’t need to worry about putting them on the wrong hand. These cute mittens make a great gift for the holiday season.

This crochet mittens pattern was designed using Patons Norse yarn. This yarn is a blended yarn comprised of 54% arcylic, 28% wool and 18% polyester. It has a brushed halo effect which gives these crochet mittens their fuzzy appearance. The halo does make seeing the stitches a bit more difficult than normal but they aren’t impossible to see and you can definitely feel the stitches. This pattern uses only a single ball of Patons Norse Yarn! This free crochet pattern uses only a single ball of Patons Norse Yarn and makes a light weight but cozy pair of mittens!

Up close view of the Norse Crochet Mittens being worn and holding a mug.

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The Norse Crochet Mittens are worked from the top-down (fingertips to wrist) in joined rounds. Because of the halo effect of the yarn, I recommend utilizing a stitch marker to mark the beginning of every round even though you won’t be working in a continuous spiral. After working the top of the mitten to the knuckles, we’ll add on the opening for the thumb. Then we’ll work some shaping to taper the mitten to the wrist and then the ribbed cuff is added.

After completing the body of the mitten, the thumb is added. This is done by attaching your yarn to the opening we created for the mitten and crocheting around that hole. The thumb is worked from the base up with some basic tapering worked up to the tip. Then the top of the thumb is sewn closed and the ends are woven in. That’s it! Ready to get started making your own Norse Crochet Mittens?

Woman covering lower part of face with newly crocheted mittens.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Supplies:

Abbreviations:


Finished Adult Size:

  • Approximately 9.5” long from top of mitten to bottom of ribbing

  • Approximately 4” wide across top of mitten

  • Approximately 4.5” wide at widest point of mitten

Gauge:

  • 6 sts x 5 rows = 2 inches

Notes:

  • This free pattern is written using U.S. terminology

  • This project is worked in the round and the end of each round is joined to the first stitch of the round using a slip stitch. I recommend using a stitch marker to mark the beginning of every round.

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Norse Crochet Mittens – Free Crochet Mittens Pattern

Mittens made with this free crochet mitten pattern, layed flat on either side of a mug filled with tea.

Mittens (Make Two)

Row 1: Make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join with sl st. (8)

Row 2: CH 1. HDCINC in each stitch around. Join with sl st. (16)

Row 3: CH 1. (HDC in the first stitch, HDCINC in the next stitch) repeat 7 more times. Join with a sl st. (24)

Rows 4 -14: CH 1. HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around (24)

Row 15: CH 1. HDC in the first stitch. CH 6, Skip 2 sts. HDC in the next 21 sts. Join with a sl st. (22 sts and 6 CHs)

Row 16: CH 1. HDC in the first stitch. HDC 6 in the CH space. HDC in the next 21 sts. Join with a sl st. (28)

Rows 17 – 18: CH 1. HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (28)

Row 19: CH 1. HDC in the first 2 sts, HDCDEC in the next stitch, HDC in the next 3 stitches, HDCDEC, HDC in the last 19 stitches. (26)

Row 20: CH 1. HDC in the first 4 sts, HDCDEC 2 times, HDC in the next 8 sts, HDCDEC 2 times, HDC in the last 6 sts. (22)

Row 21: CH 2 (counts as first stitch). DC in the 2nd stitch and each stitch around. Join with a sl st. (22)

Rows 22 – 23: CH 1. (FPDC around the first st, BPDC around the next st) repeat instructions in the () around. (22)

Row 24: CH 1. SC in the first st and each stitch around. (22)

FO and weave in ends.


Girl wearing blue Norse Mittens and Juneau Blues beanie while holding a coffee mug

If you’re looking for the pattern for the hat I’m wearing in this picture, it can be found here: The Juneau Blues Beanie.

Looking for more free crochet mittens patterns? Check out this one!:

colour crochet mittens in a flat lay, made with this crochet mittens pattern free tutorial

Into the Sunset Crochet Mittens

Thumb

Row 1: Attach your yarn to the thumb hole. CH 1 and HDC 12 evenly around the thumb hole. Join with a sl st. (12)

Row 2: CH 1. HDC in the first st and each st around. Join with a sl st. (12)

Row 3: CH 1. HDC in the first 3 sts, HDCDEC, HDC in the next 3 sts, HDCDEC, HDC in the last 2 sts. Join with a sl st. (10)

Rows 4 – 5: CH 1. HDC in the first st and each st around. Join with a sl st. (10)

Row 6: CH 1. HDC in the first 2 sts, HDCDEC, HDC in the next 2 sts, HDCDEC, HDC in the last 2 sts. Join with a sl st. (8)

Row 7: CH 1. HDCDEC 4 times. Join with a sl st. (4)


FO and sew hole shut. Weave in ends.

That’s it! I hope you enjoy your beautiful mittens during the cold winter months for years to come! If you share your mittens on social media, please tag me @theloopylamb or use the #theloopylamb so that I can see your beautiful work.

Disclaimer:

Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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I hope you enjoyed this free crochet mittens pattern. While you’re here check out some of my other free crochet patterns: The Aeipathy Beanie, The Catena Hat, The Heather Super Scarf and The Crochet Tartan Cowl and Beanie.

10 thoughts on “Free Crochet Mittens Pattern for Beginners – Norse Crochet Mittens”

    • Thanks for noting this! I was making some changes in the back end of the blog and I didn’t notice it reverted to my last draft of the pattern. I’ve updated the numbers. The pattern is correct, the row numbering was off.

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  1. Good Day Ashley,

    I have a question regarding a stitch. On Row 21, you said to “DC in the 2nd stitch each stitch around.” What is the 2nd stitch? Do you mean the back loop?

    Please advise and thank you.

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    • Hi Wendy,
      Looks like the word and was missing there (and has been updated). It should say DC in the 2nd ST and each ST around. Since the CH 2 counts as the first ST, you start in the 2nd St of the round. I hope this helps.

      Reply
    • half double crochet. If a pattern doesn’t state the stitch that is utilized for the pattern, always use the main stitch of the pattern, which in this case, is half double crochet 🙂

      Reply

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