Mittens for All

Corner-to-Corner Crochet Throw

What You'll Need: 

Red Heart® Super Saver®
1 Skein Each
Tea Leaf (A)
Primary (B)
Cherry Red (C)
Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.5 mm [US4] & 3.75 mm [US5]
Stictch Markers (3)
Small Stich Holder
Yarn Needle

Courtesy of Red Heart®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: Weekend Project

How to Make Mittens for All

Keep your whole family warm this winter by knitting them their own mittens! Follow these step by step instructions to make the perfect mitten! Now your kids won't freeze while making snowmen and snow angels! 

Gauge: 18 sts = 4"; 28 rounds = 4" in Stockinette stitch

Measurements:
  • Mittens sized for Children (Women, Men) Directions are for smallest size; changes for larger sizes are in parentheses. 
  • Hand Circumference: 5½ (7¾, 9½)
  • Length from wrist to fingertip: 6 (10½, 12)
  • 1 Abbreviations

    ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, = color A, B, C
    k = knit;
    k2tog = knit next two sts together
    mm = millimeters
    p = purl
    St st = Stockinette stitch (knit every round)
    st(s) = stitch(es)
    * or ** = repeat whatever follows the
    * or ** as indicated
    [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

  • 2 Special Abbreviations

    M1 (make one stitch) = Lift running thread before next stitch onto left needle and knit into the back loop.

  • 3 Stripe Sequence

    Children’s Version: * 3 Rounds B, 2 Rounds A; repeat from *.
    Women’s Version: * 3 Rounds A, 2 Rounds C; repeat from *.

  • 4 Cuffing Ribbing

    Mittens (make 2)
    With smaller needles and A (C, C), cast on 24 (36, 44) sts.
    Divide evenly among 3 dpns, place marker for beginning of round and join being careful not to twist sts.

  • 5 Rnd 1

    * K2, p2; repeat from * around 
    Repeat Round 1 for 1¾ (3, 3½)”

  • 6 Begin pattern

    Change to larger needles, begin St st, and k1 (1, 0) round even.

  • 7 For children’s and women’s sizes only

    Join B (A), and begin Stripe sequence.

  • 8 For all sizes

    Work even until piece measures 2¼ (4½, 5)” from beginning.

  • 9 Thumb Gusset - Rnd 1

    K11 (17, 21), place marker, k1, M1, k1, place marker, k to end–25 (37, 45) sts.

  • 10 Rnd 2 & all even rnds

    Knit even. 

  • 11 Rnd 3

    K11 (17, 21), M1, k3, M1, k to end–27 (39, 47) sts.

  • 12 Rnd 5

    K11 (17, 21), M1, k5, M1, k to end–29 (41, 49) sts.

  • 13 Rnd 7

    K11 (17, 21), M1, k7, M1, k to end–31 (43, 51) sts.

  • 14 Rnd 9 - 13

    For women’s and men’s sizes only

  • 15 Rnd 9

    Round 9: K17 (21), M1, k9, M1, k to end–45 (53) sts.

  • 16 Rnd 11

    Round 11: K17 (21), M1, k11, M1, k to end–47 (55) sts.

  • 17 Rnd 13

    Round 13: K17 (21), M1, k13, M1, k to end–49 (57) sts.

  • 18 Rnd 15 - men's size only

    Round 15: K21, M1, k15, M1, k to end–59 sts.

  • 19 Hand - for all sizes

    Next Round: K11 (17, 21), place next 9 (15, 17) sts on holder for thumb, cast on 2 (1, 0) sts, k to end–24 (35,42) sts. Work even in pattern as established until piece measures 5 (9 10½)” from beginning.

  • 20 For children’s and women’s sizes only

    End with round 3 of B (A), and continue in A (C) only.

  • 21 For all sizes

    Shape mitten top. 

  • 22 Rnd 1 & all odd rnds

    Knit even. 

  • 23 Rnd 2

    * K4 (5, 5), k2tog; repeat from * around–20 (30, 36) sts.

  • 24 Rnd 4

    * K3 (4, 4), k2tog; repeat from * around–16 (25, 30) sts.

  • 25 Rnd 6

    * K2 (3, 3), k2tog; repeat from * around–12 (20, 24) sts.

  • 26 Rnd 7 - kid only

    * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around–8 sts.

  • 27 Rnd 8 - kid only

    * K2tog; repeat from * around–4 sts.

  • 28 Rnd 8-12

    For women’s and men’s sizes only

  • 29 Rnd 8

    * K2, k2tog; repeat from * around–15 (18) sts.

  • 30 Rnd 10

    * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around–10 (12) sts.

  • 31 Rnd 12

    * K2tog; repeat from * around–5 (6) sts.

  • 32 For all sizes

    Cut yarn, leaving a 6” tail. Thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.

  • 33 Thumb

    Divide 9 (15, 17) sts from holder onto 3 dpns. Continue in pattern as established and work 1 round even, picking up 1 st between hand and thumb at end of row–10 (16, 18) sts. Work even until thumb measures ¾ (1½, 1¾)”.

  • 34 Rnd 1-3

    For children's size only

  • 35 Rnd 1

    K1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog–7 sts.

  • 36 Rnd 2

    Knit even. 

  • 37 Rnd 3

    K2tog, k1, k2tog, k2tog–4sts.

  • 38 Rnd 1-5

    For women's sizes only. 

  • 39 Rnd 1

    * K2, k2tog; repeat from * around–12 sts.

  • 40 Rnd 2 & 4

    Knit even. 

  • 41 Rnd 3

    * K1, k2tog; repeat from * around–8 sts.

  • 42 Rnd 5

    * K2tog; repeat from * around–4 sts.

  • 43 Rnd 1 -5

    For men's size only.

  • 44 Rnd 1

    [K2, k2tog, k1, k2tog] 2 times, k2, k2tog–13 sts.

  • 45 Rnd 2 & 4

    Knit even. 

  • 46 Rnd 3

    [K1, k2tog, k2tog] 2 times, k1, k2tog–8 sts.

  • 47 Rnd 5

    * K2tog; repeat from * around–4 sts.

  • 48 For all sizes

    Cut yarn leaving a 6” tail. Thread through remaining sts, pull tightly to secure.

  • 49 Finishing

    Weave in yarn ends.