single crochet; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; sl st =
stitch, ch =
chain; st = stitch
Mittens (Preschool sized) (school-aged)
original idea ©
BYU Women's Conference - adapted
by Bev Qualheim
Uses about 2 oz
of 4 ply worsted weight yarn - any color (or combo of colors)
Size G (4 mm) or
hooks. It depends how tightly you crochet.
Gauge: 3 sc
=1" 4 rows = 1"
CUFF using G hook:
Chain 13. (16)
Row 1: Single crochet (sc) in 2nd
chain from the hook. Sc in remaining chs
across. Ch 1, turn
(total of 12, 15 sts)
2-18 22: Sc
each sc to end of row; ch 1 turn.
Repeat to row 18 (22) maintaining 12 sc (15
(Joining) Fold cuff in half bringing
beginning row to ending row and line up
stitches to first row of cuff. Slip Stitch (ss)
stitches together to form the cuff. Turn so seam is on the
are now working on the outside of mitten.
(change colors here if you wish)
BODY OF MITTEN: (You might want to place a stitch marker
or piece of yarn, on the first stitch of the round, to keep track).
Rnd1: Make first sc of
the mitten's body at the top of where you just joined
the cuff. Then continure to sc around the top of the cuff till
21 more, evenly spaced sc's. (22 (26)
Sc in each sc around, join at end of each
row with a sl st, ch 1 and turn for next row being sure to maintain 22 (26) sts
7: 1 sc in
first sc then ch 3.. Skip the next 3 sc and sc in 4th sc
creates a hole where the mitten's thumb will be attached).
with your rnd to the end, join with a sl st, ch 1, turn. (19 sts and 3
in your row)
: Sc in each sc and the 3 chain stitches all around, ss to join,
turn. (You should now have 22 (26)
Sc in each sc around,
maintaining 22 (26)
sc on each row. (Do not join, just crochet in the round)
rnd): *1 sc in next sc, sc 2 together* , repeat around (14
16 20 (dec rnd): *1 sc in
next sc, sc 2 together* , repeat around, sl st to
1 and turn (10 sc)
17 21 (dec rnd): *1
sc in next sc, sc 2 together* , repeat around, sl
join, ch 1 and turn (7 sc) cut yarn leaving 8" tail, pull yarn through
last ch 1. Using a darning needle, weave yarn through the 7 sc of
row, pull tight to close up end of mitten, weave yarn to secure closing
Join yarn, ch 1
and 1 sc in the first sc of thumb opening, 1 sc in
next 3 sc. Pick up 5 sc around the remaining thumb opening, sl st
join, ch 1, turn (9 sc) 12
– 5 7: Sc in each sc around. (9 sc)
6,7 8,9 (dec
rows): sc 2 sts together around.
Cut yarn leaving about an 8" tail,
pull yarn through last ch 1. Stitch opening shut, weave yarn tail
inside thumb, back and forth for several stitches and fasten
Make a 2nd mitten the same way!