Into the Sunset Crochet Mittens Pattern: Free Crochet Pattern

hands modelling the Into the Sunset Mittens made with this free crochet pattern
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The cold weather is upon us and this week, I’m going to share how to crochet a pair of quick and easy crochet mittens with my Into the Sunset Mittens free crochet pattern. These crochet mittens use basic crochet stitches and are accessible to beginner crocheters.

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I love these mittens for a couple of reasons.

1. I am obsessed with the colours. They remind me of beautiful sunsets and this comfy old retro t-shirt that I wore until just threads remained of it. They just make me feel nostalgic.

2. I can still grab things and hold onto to them without feeling like I’m going to drop everything (like I do with bulkier mittens). Yay for being functional and beautiful!

3. They are the perfect pair of mittens for keeping in my purse or pockets without being super bulky. I hate having my pockets or purse bulging with stuff I am carrying around. It makes me more likely to lose a mitten and feeling just generally annoyed at the extra bulk.

I also love the simplicity of this design for creating a relaxing experience. I know many crocheters that tense up or shy away from using fingering weight yarn because they think it’s going to be tedious and take F-O-R-E-V-E-R. But because the stitches and colour changes are simple, they really don’t take long to make at all. I made these in an afternoon so you can totally do it!

Although these crochet mittens are crocheted using basic stitches, they prove that making basic crochet mittens doesn’t have to look basic. Using a tonal yarn like the Stroll Tonal that I used, gives these mittens life and dynamic. Throw in some colour-blocking and you just gave a basic crochet mitten a whole lot of personality. I encourage you to get creative with your colour choices and really make something that screams you.

close up image of the sample made from the Into the Sunset Crochet Mittens Pattern Free Crochet Pattern

If you are like me and have a few skeins/hanks of fingering weight yarn laying around from impulse purchases (you know EXACTLY which ones I’m talking about) that you haven’t used, this pattern is a great way to use them up. When crocheted to gauge, you should be able to get 2 pairs of mittens from a 460 yard hank/skein of fingering weight yarn.

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Are Crochet Mittens Hard?

Crochet mittens are actually really easy. Just like anything new, it can seem intimidating at first but once you give them a shot, you’ll realize just how easy they are to make. This pair of mittens is made using a fingering weight yarn but if the thought of using fingering weight yarn freaks you out, check out my Norse Crochet Mittens free pattern which shows you how to crochet chunky mittens using a size (5) bulky weight yarn.

I’m A Beginner. Can I Crochet These Mittens?

Absolutely! You need to know a few basic techniques in order to crochet these mittens but I have tutorials for most of them here on my blog. You’ll need to know how to do the Magic Circle, Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet, Half Double Crochet Decrease, Front Post Double Crochet and Back Post Double Crochet. If you aren’t comfortable with changing colours yet, then try crocheting these mittens in a single colour first.

What Yarn Should I Use for My Mittens?

For my Into the Sunset Crochet Mittens, I used WeCrochet’s Stroll Tonal Mini Packs (Check out my review of Stroll Mini Packs). This is a fingering weight (1) yarn pack that comes with 5 mini skeins in different colours (Check them out on the WeCrochet Website). I used the Sunset Colour Pack because I just loved the colours together and as soon as I saw them, I knew I’d use them to make mittens. If you don’t want to use the Mini Packs, here are some other great yarns from WeCrochet that would make good substitutes:

Into the Sunset Mittens in a flat lay with yarn and a crochet hook, made with this free crochet pattern

How to Crochet Mittens With This Free Crochet Pattern

My favourite way to crochet mittens is from the top-down. Meaning that we are going to start crocheting the part of the mitten that fits over your fingers and work down towards your wrist. Then we will attach the yarn to add the thumb. This is my favourite way to crochet mittens because you can try them on as you work to see if you may need to add (or subtract) rounds in order to ensure that your mittens fit you perfectly. See the Notes section of the pattern for more.

These mittens are designed using a basic crochet stitch so that it is accessible for beginners but also a relaxing crochet project for more advanced crocheters as well. Whether you choose to crochet these mittens in a single colour, add more stripes or use, different funky colours, this crochet mitten pattern is a great project for experimenting with colour and making something unique for you.

Unlike my Norse Crochet Mittens where both mittens are made the same way, there is a left hand and right handed mitten for this pattern. This was done in order to keep the slip stitch seams on the palms of your hands and the best-looking part of your mittens facing up.

How Can I Customize These Mittens to Fit Me Better?

As I already touched upon above, this free crochet mittens pattern is crocheted from the top-down so that you can try them on as you work. In the notes section of this pattern, I have included the ideal places to adjust the length of the body of the mitten and the thumb. This way, if you have longer or shorter fingers than I do, then you’ll be able to adjust this pattern to get the perfect fit for you.

Where Can I Get a Printable Copy of The Into the Sunset Mitten Pattern?

  • You can purchase an ad-free PDF printable version of this pattern in my Ravelry and Etsy shops for a small fee. It’s convenient to print and helps to support my site so I can continue to provide content like this.

When You’re Done Your Mittens, Try Out These Free Patterns to Go With Them:

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 Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/ca/shop/theloopylamb.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

Skill Level:

  • Easy

Terminology:

  • U.S. Terminology

Supplies:

  • 4.0 mm(G-6) Crochet Hook (or size needed to obtain gauge) <– Save 15% off Furls Hooks when shopping through this link and using the code LOOPYLAMB15 at the check out (#furlsinf122)

  • WeCrochet Stroll Tonal Mini Pack (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 460 yds / 421 m, 100 g / 3.53 oz), 1 Mini Pack (approx. 230 yds) in the Colour Sunset
    • Colour A: Poppy Field (Yellow)
    • Colour B:Heartfelt (Red)
    • Colour C:Wine Tasting (Red-ish Purple)
    • Colour D: Cordial (Dark Purple)
    • Colour E:Pansy (Lighter Purple)

  • Tapestry Needle

  • Scissors


Abbreviations:


Finished Size:

  • Approximately 8.25” long from top of mitten to bottom of ribbing
  • Approximately 3.75” wide across top of mitten


Gauge:

  • 21 sts x 17 rows = 4 inches


NOTES:

  • 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.

  • To adjust the length of the body of the mittens, add or subtract HDC rounds between Rounds 6 – 22 and make sure to note how many you added (and where) to repeat on the second mitten.

  • To adjust the length of the thumb, add or subtract HDC rounds in Rounds 2 – 8 of the thumb and make sure to note how many you added (and where) to repeat on the second mitten.

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Into the Sunset Crochet Mittens Pattern – Free Crochet Pattern

hand reaching for a crochet hook next to a pair of handmade mittens

Right Mitten

Row 1: Using Colour A, make a MC and HDC 8 into the MC. Join with sl st. (from here on out referred to only as “Join”) (8)


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


Row 3: CH 1. (HDC, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (24)


Row 4: CH 1. (HDC 2, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (32)


Row 5: CH 1. (HDC 3, HDCINC) x 8. Join. (40)


Change to Colour B

Rows 6 – 10: CH 1.  HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around. Join. (40)


Change to Colour C


Rows 11 – 17: CH 1.  HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join.  (40)


Change to Colour D


Rows 18 – 22: CH 1.  HDC in the first stitch and in each stitch around.  Join.  (40)


Row 23: CH 1.  HDC 18, CH 10, Skip 5 sts.  HDC in the next 17 sts.  Join. (35 sts and 10 CHs)


Row 24: CH 1. HDC 18.  HDC 10 in the CH space.  HDC in the next 17 sts.  Join. (45)


Change to Colour E


Rows 25 – 26: CH 1.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (45)


Row 27: CH 1. HDC 19, HDCDEC, HDC 6, HDCDEC, HDC 16. Join. (43)


Row 28: CH 1. HDC 19, HDCDEC, HDC 6, HDCDEC, HDC 14. Join. (41)


Row 29: CH 1. HDCDEC, HDC 3, HDCDEC, HDC 13, HDCDEC, HDC 5, HDCDEC, HDC 12. Join. (37)


Row 30: CH 1. HDC, (HDCDEC) x 2, HDC 14, HDCDEC, HDC 2, HDCDEC, HDC 12. Join. (33)


Row 31: CH 1. HDC around. Join. (33)


Row 32: CH 1. HDC 20, HDCDEC, HDC 11. Join. (32)


Rows 33 – 35: CH 1.  *FPDC around the first st, BPDC around the next st* repeat instructions in the ** around. Join. (32)


FO and weave in ends.

colourful crochet mittens in a flat lay with a crochet hook and yarn, made with this free crochet pattern

Left Mitten

Rows 1 – 22: Repeat Rows 1 – 22 of Right Mitten.


Row 23: CH 1.  HDC 30, CH 10, Skip 5 sts.  HDC in the next 5 sts.  Join. (35 sts and 10 CHs)


Row 24: CH 1. HDC 30.  HDC 10 in the CH space.  HDC in the next 5 sts.  Join. (45)


Change to Colour E


Rows 25 – 26: CH 1.  HDC in the first stitch and each stitch around. Join. (45)


Row 27: CH 1. HDC 31, HDCDEC, HDC 6, HDCDEC, HDC 4. Join. (43)

Row 28: CH 1. HDC 31, HDCDEC, HDC 6, HDCDEC, HDC 2. Join. (41)


Row 29: CH 1. HDCDEC, HDC 3, HDCDEC, HDC 25, HDCDEC, HDC 5, HDCDEC. Join. (37)


Row 30: CH 1. HDC, (HDCDEC) x 2, HDC 26, HDCDEC, HDC 2, HDCDEC. Join. (33)


Row 31: CH 1. HDC around. Join. (33)


Row 32: CH 1. HDC 14, HDCDEC, HDC 17. Join. (32)


Rows 33 – 35: CH 1.  *FPDC around the first st, BPDC around the next st*repeat instructions in the ** around. Join. (32)



Thumb (for both mittens)


Row 1: With right side of mitten facing you, attach Colour D to the thumb hole.  CH 1 and HDC 18 evenly around the thumb hole. Join. (18)


Rows 2 – 8: CH 1. HDC in the first st and each st around. Join. (18)


Row 9 CH 1. (HDC 4, HDCDEC) x 3. Join. (15)

Row 10: CH 1. (HDC 3, HDCDEC) x 3. Join. (12)

Row 11: CH 1. (HDC 2, HDCDEC) x 3. Join. (9)

Row 12: CH 1. (HDC, HDCDEC) x 3. Join. (6)

FO leaving a long tail.  Use the tail to weave through the FLO of the last round and cinch hole shut.  (This technique is the called the ultimate finish. Check out my ultimate finish tutorial if you need a little extra help here. The instructions are written for amigurumi but the techique is the same.) Weave in ends.

That’s it! Once you’re done weaving in your ends, you’re ready to enjoy your beautiful new crochet mittens. I hope that you enjoyed this crochet mittens free pattern and that you enjoy wearing them just as much. I’d love to see your finished mittens so don’t forget that if you share them on social media, you can either tag me @theloopylamb or use #theloopylamb so I can see them (and possibly feature them in my stories).

Got left over fingering weight yarn to use up? Try this free pattern next:

Disclaimer:

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