I am racing, ya’ll! I’m racing to publish all the wintery and cold-weather patterns I have on my calendar. Some of them will probably need to wait until fall (I have some super fun things planned for this fall!), but I started designing these Crochet Color Block mittens before Christmas and could never find a time to fit them in. They deserve to be shared this winter, so that’s what I decided to do. 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Color Block Mittens | These cozy and trendy mittens are made easily with 3 blocks of bright color.
FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Color Block Mittens | These cozy and trendy mittens are made easily with 3 blocks of bright color.

 

I would definitely call myself a mitten novice. Mittens are not something I have made many times nor designed many times, so the technique on these might be different for you. I found it to be the most logical and seamless way of making a thumbhole, but you will have to share your opinion with me. 

CROCHET COLOR BLOCK MITTENS (Women)

What you need: (affiliates)
-G hook (or whatever hook you need to meet the gauge)
-Medium Weight Yarn in 4 colors
    (Knit Picks Mighty Stitch in Ash, Pucker, Gulfstream and Mint)
-Darning Needle (for weaving in ends)

Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet 
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Sl st – Slip Stitch 
Sk – Skip
BLO -Back Loops Only

Gauge: 14 hdc = 3″

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Ribbed Band:

Ch 13
1.
Hdc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc 11. Turn. (12 sts)
2. – 19. Ch 1. Hdc in same st. Hdc 10 in BLO. Hdc in last st, going through both loops. Turn. (12 sts)
Piece should be very stretchy and about 6″ before stretching. Use your judgment if you need yours to be longer. Don’t tie off. 

Fold in half, with ribs going vertically. Sl st the two ends together, forming a tube. Turn tube so the seam is on the inside, and the loop is at the top. Continue to step 1 of the body. 

Body: 
1. Ch 1. Sc all across the top of the band, working an increase every few spaces, achieving a total of 36 sts. Join with a sl st. 
Join 2nd color. 
2. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 7. 2 sc in next st. *Sc 8. 2 sc in nex st* work 3 times. Join with a sl st.  (40 sts)
3. – 9. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (40 sts)|
Join 3rd color. 
10. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 18. 2 sc in next st. Sc 19. 2 sc in last st. Join with a sl st (42 sts)
11. – 12. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (42 sts)
13. Ch 1. 2 sc in same st. Sc 11. 2 sc in next st. Sk 12 sts. 2 sc in next st. (Pinch the space out, this will be the thumbhole) Sc 16. (33 sts). 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Color Block Mittens | These cozy and trendy mittens are made easily with 3 blocks of bright color.


14. – 20. Work around the larger of the two spaces, ignoring the skipped stitches. 
Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st(33 sts)
Join 4th color.
21. – 29. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (33 sts)
30. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. Sc2tog. *Sc 2. Sc2tog* work 7 times. Sc in last st. Join with sl st. (25 sts). 
31. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st(25 sts)
32. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc2tog. *Sc. Sc2tog* work 7 times. Sc in last st. Join with a sl st.(17 sts)
33. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (17 sts)
34. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc2tog 8 times. Join with a sl st. (9 sts)
35. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc2tog 4 times. Join with sl st. (5 sts)
Tie off. Use the tail to sew small hole shut. 

Thumb:
Join 3rd color anywhere on the thumbhole (I suggest the first st, next to the body of the mitten). 
1. Ch 1. Sc 16 around the hole opening (a few of the stitches will not be in a stitch, just find a place to work it).  (16 sts)
2. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc 12. Sc2tog. Join with sl st. (14 sts)
3. – 6. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with sl st. (14 sts)
Join 4th color. 
7. – 10. Ch 1. Sc in each st. Join with sl st. (14 sts)
11. Ch 1. Sc2tog 7 times. Join. 
Tie off, use tail to close small hole. 

FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Color Block Mittens | These cozy and trendy mittens are made easily with 3 blocks of bright color.
FREE Crochet Pattern: Crochet Color Block Mittens | These cozy and trendy mittens are made easily with 3 blocks of bright color.

It’s a good thing the thaw is coming. It’s been my experience that crochet mittens are rather better during cool weather, instead of sub-zero weather. 
That may just be me, though!

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  1. Thank you for sharing this pattern.😄 I 💗 how easy it is to follow! I’ve made over and over to donate to shelters and different charity groups. I’ve even adjusted the size for different size hands. Thank you again!!😄

  2. I’m confused on the gauge. I bought this pattern and so excited to start! But want to be sure I’m using the right size yarn and hook. I’ve made one other mitten pattern before and they were a little larger than intended so I adjusted the pattern. When you say 14 hdc= 3″ , how many chain stitches to start? 14 hdc stitches seems like much longer than 3″ to me so I want to be sure I am using the right yarn and hook. Thank you!!

  3. When you join rows you can see I bad so figured out to do a continuous sc instead and mark with stitch marker and made the cuff a little longer.

  4. pattern needs a little more clarifying… how many stitches do you put your increases from band to body. also when do you close the band? the pattern just says to slip stitch tthe two ends together forming a tube and turn inside out……

    1. The first round of the body has 36 sts, as explained in the first round of the body, is that what you mean? The slip stitching is when you are closing the band. The band is a tube shape.

          1. Yes once the ribbing is done and we have seamed it. Do we turn inside out? And then continue on for the body.

  5. When I go around in each round I like to put a stitch marker into my first stitch but I this instance I’m getting confused … I think I keep putting my stitch on my chain one because when I go around and try to slip stitch into that stitch it’s really tight .. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong or if I’m even explaining this right

    1. If you are counting your chain as a st, then work in the next st. If you are NOT counting your chain as a stitch, work your first sc in the same st and when you join the row, join with the first sc, not the chain.

  6. Is there a way to get this pattern in different sizes? I’m fairly new to crocheting and this is pretty easy for me.
    I live in Maine and it gets very cold so I’m crocheting for the homeless and needy.

    1. Yes, hopefully I will be able to design other sizes this fall! I have had several people request it, so it’s on my calendar.

  7. Adorable mittens, and love the technique of connecting the ribbed end to the body. Will probably use it in making my cell phone case. Thanks!

      1. I love it, I have difficulty to reed a pettern in english, I ask just in case if you have a video on it, I am visual, I have to see. Thnks and bravo for all your pattern.

  8. Thanks for an awesome pattern! I’ve made several pairs of mittens before with different patterns, but I really love the way you incorporate the thumb here! It makes the whole process of adding the thumb smoother :)

  9. Hi Bethany,
    This is my first time crocheting using a pattern. I am confused and stuck on the “body” steps. In step 2 and further on there are asterics(*) and I am confused of what they represent and mean. I feel I can’t move forward without that step or I’ll mess it all up. P.S thanks for the free pattern. I’m excited to see the outcome of my first attempt.

    1. Hi Charity! It indicated a set for a repeat. So you will repeat the contents of the asterisk the indicated number of times. Does that make sense?

  10. Bethany, you said use medium weight yarn. But this do you mean the worsted weight #4 or a sport weight #3? Thank you.

    I’m going to try to make a larger child’s size but leaving a couple rows or maybe one row of each color out.

  11. Bethany do you have this pattern in a child’s size. They’re beautiful and I would love to make them for my grandchildren and I have a friend that would also like to make them for hers

      1. thank you. I’ll be looking forward to seeing those when you get thesmaller pattern. In the meantime I’m going to make the larger ones for the older ones…thanks for posting this pattern.

  12. These are so cute! I’ve tried to crochet before but, it just didn’t work out. Frustration got the better of me and I really should do what it takes to learn the craft. Thank you for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday! Pinned

  13. These look beautiful. I would love to crochet them but I hardly ever get to use it in this part of the world. Maybe can make and keep them for some trip to the cold places.

  14. Hi
    I love this pattern and would love to have a go at making them…….is it just me or does the pattern not tell you how many to chain to start? I’m a bit new to following patterns but as you end the first row with 12 stitches does that mean you chain 12 or 13? Sorry to be a bit thick.
    Nicky

  15. These are adorable. I just love them. I need to crochet a pair and see how you did the thumb hole. I had mitten patterns that had me do the hole in different ways. So, this will be interesting. Thank you so much for the free pattern.