Winter has definitely arrived which means that it is time to think about how you will stay warm outdoors. The temperatures here dropped down into the teens this week, which made me scramble to find my driving gloves. I just can’t stand it when my hands get cold. So, I started thinking about all of you and how you could keep your hands warm this winter. I love knitting and have thought about knitting all of my kids some new mittens to keep their hands warm this winter, and I thought that you may enjoy a few free patterns, too.
30 Warm And Cozy Mitten Patterns You Can Knit Or Crochet TodayWhether you knit or crochet…or both…you are going to find the perfect pair of mittens to keep your hands warm and toasty this winter. I found 30 amazing patterns, all of which are perfect for anyone in the family. The patterns are gender neutral. You just have to choose the yarn color that you need. Some of these are even perfect for beginners. And if you want some really great beginner projects, check out these 100 free crochet patterns that are perfect for beginners. You can make so many things from blankets to hats and more.
These mitten patterns are perfect for pairing with your favorite hat or scarf because you determine the actual color and design of the yarn that you want to use. You can even make a pair of mittens to go along with one of the scarves in these 20 DIY scarves that will keep you stylish this winter. From babies to men, there are mittens in here for everyone in the family and they are all relatively easy to knit or crochet. There are even a cute pair of shark mittens that your little ones are going to adore! If you love to knit or crochet and you feel that you need new mittens for the family this year, you will find the perfect pattern in this list.
#1 Crossed Cable Fingerless Mittens
Fingerless gloves and mittens have become very popular thanks to iPhones and other electronic devices. If you have a teenager or pre-teen, you know how important it is that they have their fingers free for using those phones. These fingerless mittens are perfect. This is a quick pattern to knit and you can fold the top down to keep your fingers warm when you are not using your phone.
#2 Twilight Inspired Bella Knit Mittens
These mittens work up pretty quickly. They are inspired by the mittens worn by Bella in the Twilight movies so any fan of those movies is going to love them. They are pretty long and cover your arms pretty far up so they are perfect for really cold days. These are gorgeous thick mittens with a nice cable design on the front that are sure to keep you warm this winter.
#3 Citadel Knit Mittens
I love the pattern on these mittens. The actual knitting pattern is super easy to follow and you only need to know stockinette and purl stitches. The two together give the mittens such a decorative look and you can adjust the gauge to give you the size that you need. Adjust down for kids sizes or up if you need something a bit larger than the eight inches in diameter that are offered in the pattern.
#4 Crochet Adult Sized Mittens
These crochet mittens are for adults and they are pretty easy to work up. The pattern lists them as somewhat easy so even if you haven’t crocheted a lot, you can still do these. They are pretty thick, too so they are going to keep your hands super warm and you can do them for men or women, just choose an appropriate yarn color and get to work.
#5 Crochet Mittens For The Whole Family
I love how this pattern lists sizes for men, women and children. You can crochet a pair of mittens for everyone in your family. The design is lovely even if you are only using one color of yarn but using two colors is pretty easy with this one so you can make them unique if you want. You’ll need to know basic crochet stitches and be sure to follow the pattern in the specific size that you need.
#6 Easy Button Cuff Mittens
I love the design of the cuff on these crocheted mittens. You add a button to the cuff to keep them closed and it gives the mittens such a decorative look. These are really easy to crochet and you only need to know basic stitches to work them up. You can definitely have these finished in just a couple of hours, even if you are relatively new to the world of crochet.
#7 Men’s Camouflage Mittens On A String
Mittens on a string are my favorite because you never have to worry about losing them. You just run the string through your coat sleeves and they will stay perfectly in place. These crocheted mittens are in men’s sizes and are done in camouflage yarn, although you could use any color or combination of yarn colors that you want. These are perfect for keeping your hunter’s hands warm while they’re out and about during hunting season.
#8 Fable Knit Fingerless Mittens
Here’s another pair of those popular fingerless mittens and these have an adorable button cuff that is really decorative. These are really easy to knit and only require you to know basic stitches – stockinette, knit and purl. You could make these as gifts for the holidays. Anyone who loves fingerless mittens for using their phones would love them and they work up pretty quickly.
#9 Inca Alpaca Knit Fingerless Gloves
I love the design on these fingerless gloves. Of course, you can use whatever colors of yarn that you want, but the alpaca yarn makes them so soft and supple. These are also relatively easy to knit and won’t take you long at all to work up if you have any knowledge of knitting at all. They’re perfect for adding a bit of style to your warmth and they’re fingerless, so you can easily use your phone and other electronics while wearing them.
#10 Crochet Frozen Fingers Mittens
This crochet pattern works with any worsted weight yarn and you can change up the colors if you want. I love the colors used – they definitely make you think of the movie Frozen. If you are making these for little girls, they are going to love the use of blues, but you can do them in whatever combination of colors you prefer. They work up pretty easily and don’t require you to know any really complicated crochet stitches.