These crochet plaid mittens are a classic staple to your fall and winter wardrobe! Made with chunky #5 yarn, they work up quick. The free crochet pattern includes sizing adults, but the ad-free PDF includes a child size.
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Today is Day Five of Plaid Week and today’s pattern is a classic. A pattern for Crochet Plaid Mittens was definitely the most-requested project from last year’s Plaid Week, and I admit I am not sure why I didn’t design them last year. I regret that I didn’t make the ribbed band longer, however, so you can remedy that when you make yours. But I still love them! I chose to design them with a bulky #5, (if you have leftover from your slippers, then use that!) so they are quite warm and they work up quick, too.
Since working thumbs on mittens can be kind of confusing, I included a video. I was in for an unpleasant surprise when I was editing the video, however. Maybe you won’t see my mistake. I didn’t notice it for a long time, but I goofed on the plaid color changes on one of the mittens. I even wore them a few times and took photographs without noticing! Yikes! So maybe it’s not as big of deal as I think, but be aware, I clearly didn’t realize I had made a mistake and used the mittens in the video. Oops!
CROCHET PLAID MITTENS
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Abbreviations: US Terms
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Hdc – half double crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Dc2tog – Dc decrease
Sc2tog – Sc decrease
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Fpdc – Front Post Dc
Bpdc – Back Post Dc
St – stitch
Sk – Skip
Gauge: 12 dc sts = 4″
Adult Crochet Plaid Mittens:
Note: The mens mittens are similar to the women, with a few extra rows worked in. The Mens row number is in parenthesis.
1. Work 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc in next 3 chs. Work 3 sc in last ch. Sc in next 3 ch (working along opposite side of chain). (12 sts)
Join with sl st with first st.
2. Ch 1. Work 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 3 sts. Work 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 3 sts. Join. (18 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc in next st. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 9 sts. Work 2 sc in next st. Sc in next 5 sts. Join. (20 sts)
4. Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts. Work 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 8 sts. Work 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 5 sts. Join. (24 sts)
5. Ch 1. Sc in next 3 sts. Work 2 sc in next 3 sts. Sc in next 10 sts. Work 2 sc in next 2 sts. Sc in next 6 sts. Join. (29 sts)
6. With Black, Ch 2.
Dc in same st. Dc in next st (counts as first block). Switch to wine. Dc in next 3 sts. Continue alternating between black and wine every 3 sts. Join with first st. (29 sts)
7. With wine, ch 2.
Dc in same st. Dc in next st (counts as first block). Switch to red. Dc in next 3 sts. Continue alternating between wine and red every 3 sts. Join with first st. (29 sts)
8. – 11. (12.) Repeat rows 6 and 7 respectively.
12. (13.) Right Mitten
Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc in next st. Dc first 2 sts of the next block. Ch 6. Sk 6 sts. (carry the yarn across the hole, it will be worked into the thumb) Dc in next st, continuing the plaid color sequence. Finished the rounds with the Plaid st in the remaining stitches. (29 st) Join with sl st.
12. (13.) Left Mitten
Ch 2. Work 7 dc blocks (21 sts). Ch 6. Sk 6 sts. (carry the yarn across the hole, it will be worked into the thumb) Dc 2. Join with sl st. (29 sts)
13 – 14. (14. – 15.) Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc in next st. Work plaid stitch all around. Join with sl st.
15. (16.) Switch to a hook size 2 sizes smaller, and using black:
Ch 2. Dc in each st around. Join with sl st. (29 sts)
16. – 19. (17. – 21.) Ch 2. Alternate fpdc and bpdc all around (be sure you are working the fpdc in the fpdc from previous round, to achieve a ribbing effect). Join with a sl st. (29 sts)
20. (22.) Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (29 sts)
You will be working a round thumb peice around the hole make by the skipped stitches.
1. Using your smaller hook, join Black in the first sk st of row 12 (13). Ch 1. Sc 6 across the unworked skipped stitches. Turn your work so the dc on the side of the thumbhole is horizontal. Use the height of the dc as 2 spaces, work a sc2tog. Turn again, so the mitten is finger end up. Work 6 sc across the bottom of the 6-ch from row 10. Turn mitten again so the dc on other side of thumbhole is horizontal. Use the dc as 2 spaces and work a sc2tog. Join with first st. (14 sts)
2. Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (14 sts)
3. Ch 1. Sc2tog. Sc in next 5 sts. Sc2tog. Sc in next 5 sts. Join with a sl st. (12 sts)
4. – 8. (9.) Ch 1. Sc in each st around. Join with a sl st. (12 sts)
9. (10.)Ch 1. Sc2tog 6 times. Join with sl st.
Break yarn, leave a long tail. Use tail to sew up the small remaining hole.
Watch a video on how to work the thumb:
Don’t these crochet plaid mittens just scream fall? They are perfect for romping around in a pile of sweet-smelling crunchy leaves or heading to the pumpkin patch (which we will be doing next week!).
I hope you enjoy making them and wearing them.
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