Have you crocheted a pair of gloves befores? They’re actually one of my favorite things to make! I love to crochet gloves because they are a quick and easy project. If you have never attempted gloves before, then you might be a little intimidated. I understand! Trust me though, they are actually way easier to make than you might think.
Is it hard to crochet gloves? It certainly doesn’t have to be! We’ve got a fantastic list of free crochet gloves patterns for you today and many of them are absolutely perfect for beginners – even if this is your first time crocheting gloves! Of course, we’ve also got a few more intricate designs for those experienced crocheters who are looking for a challenge.
How do you crochet gloves? Some free crochet gloves patterns start at the top of the glove and work their way down to the cuff. Other patterns start with the cuff and work their way up to the top. While both of the construction methods just listed are typically worked in the round, there are also free crochet gloves patterns that are worked flat in back and forth rows.
What crochet stitches are good for gloves? You want your stitches to be tight and warm for the ultimate in cozy mittens. A lot of patterns go with good ol’ single crochet stitches or a variation called the waistcoat stitch. Still other patterns experiment with post stitches, shell stitches, cable stitches, and more!
What is the best yarn to use for mittens? Many of our free crochet gloves patterns use thicker and warmer yarns like worsted weight, bulky weight, and super bulky weight. Acrylic is a common choice for yarn content as it is both warm and durable (and usually machine washable too!) Animal fibers like wool are also a popular choice for crochet gloves because they are extra warm and cozy.
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Over 25 FREE Crochet Gloves and Mittens Patterns
1. Crochet Gloves
This pattern for crochet gloves begins with the thumb and fingers and works its way down! It’s unique and fun and something worth looking into if you are up for something new.
Designer: Transatlantic Crochet
Yarn: Sport (Weight #2)
2. One Piece Mittens
This beginner friendly crochet pattern uses only single crochet stitches. They are worked flat in back and forth rows and there’s no complicated shaping. There’s even a matching headwarmer pattern in a chic turban style!
Designer: Littlejohn’s Yarn
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (Aran Weight #4)
3. Bulky Thrummed Mittens
Bits of unspun wool are worked into the crochet stitches of these adorable gloves. These “thrums” add an extra layer of warmth and form a sea of tiny stars on the outside of the mittens. This is also a super fast project thanks to the bulky weight yarn and the big crochet hook. It’s available in both child and adult sizes.
Designer: All About Ami
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Fifty Fifty and Lion Brand Hue + Me (Bulky Weight #5)
4. Moisturizing Gloves
These clever gloves are designed to combat dry skin in the winter. They are an easy crochet pattern, so don’t be intimidated because you see separate fingers! If you can crochet amigurumi and work in rounds, you can crochet gloves.
Designer: Crystalized Designs
Yarn: I Love This Cotton (Worsted #4)
5. Snow Queen Mittens
Turn the volume of coziness up to an 11 with a soft and fuzzy yarn. It can be a little trickier to work with, but the end result is totally worth it! This particular yan comes in a self-striping cake so you don’t have to mess around with color changes and weaving in extra ends. You’ll be using double crochet stitches along with front and back post stitches.
Designer: This Pixie Creates
Yarn: Caron Latte Cakes (Bulky Weight #5)
6. Mighty Mittens
If you are trying to use up yarn leftover from other projects to make one of these free crochet gloves patterns, then check this pattern out! The colorblock trend is so easy to pull off, and you don’t have to change colors nearly as often as you would with stripes. These cute and casual gloves are worked in half double crochet stitches from the bottom up.
Designer: Madebyhem for WeCrochet
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted (Worsted Weight #4)
7. Cozy Cupcake Mittens
A rainbow speckled yarn perfectly mimics a yummy cupcake with sprinkles in this delightful design from Crafty Kitty Crochet. These gloves are such a fun make and they are totally perfect for gifting too! The pattern is available in both kids and adult sizes and it calls for single and half double crochet stitches. Don’t forget the cherry on top!
Designer: Crafty Kitty Crochet
Yarn: I Love Cake by The Lemonade Shop (Worsted Weight #4)
8. Knit-Like Crochet Gloves
My friend Nicki designed these two toned knit-like gloves and I’m in love!! This is an amazing pair of gloves that are gift-worthy.
Designer: Nicki’s Homemade Crafts
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (Weight #4)
9. Fair Isle Mittens
Did you know that free crochet gloves patterns can teach you new skills too? Challenge yourself to make these adorable Fair Isle Mittens from Yarnspirations. The design calls for 7 colors of yarn. You’ll be following along with a chart and working split single crochet stitches (a.k.a. waistcoat stitches) for a look that resembles knitting.
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Solids (Aran Weight #4)
10. Cute Shark Mittens
I bet if you make these adorable shark mittens, then your kids will beg you to wear their mittens instead of arguing that it’s not even that cold outside. I love free crochet gloves patterns that are both practical and fun. This design is actually pretty easy too. The pattern only calls for single crochet stitches.
Designer: Traverse Bay Crochet
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids (Aran Weight #4)
11. Katri Cable Mittens
If you prefer a more sophisticated look, then you can’t go wrong with cables. These braided cables are particularly striking and surprisingly easy to crochet. You are sure to receive compliments every time you wear these mittens! The design calls for single crochet, front post double crochet and front post treble crochet stitches.
Designer: Stitchberry Blog
Yarn: Lion Brand Heartland (Aran Weight #4)
12. Norse Crochet Mittens
If you are looking for free crochet gloves patterns that work up quickly, then be sure to check out these soft and cozy mittens made with super bulky yarn. This pattern is perfect if you are short on time or if you plan on making multiple pairs of mittens. The design calls for half double and single crochet stitches along with double crochet post stitches.
Designer: The Loopy Lamb
Yarn: Patons North America Norse (Super Bulky Weight #6)
13. Unicorn Mittens
How cute are these Unicorn Mittens from ekayg? This is another good gloves pattern that will hopefully encourage your child to actually want to wear their gloves. And I just love how they used the thumb as the unicorn horn – so clever! The design primarily uses the waistcoat stitch for extra tight and neat stitches.
Yarn: The Hook Nook Yummy (Bulky Weight #5)
14. Alpine Stitch Mittens
Learn a new stitch and make some super adorable gloves while you’re at it with the Alpine Stitch Mittens from YARNutopia. The alpine stitch uses post stitches to create texture and movement. I absolutely love how cool this stitch looks and I think it’s perfect for gloves. Both written and video tutorials are available!
Yarn: Red Heart Soft Solids & Heathers (Aran Weight #4)
15. Jersey Gloves
Another stunning glove pattern created with single crochet, this one from my talented friend Kim Guzman! These gloves would look just as amazing in a single color, stripes or any design you like!
Designer: Crochet Kim
Yarn: Cascade 220 Fingering (Weight #1)
16. Coffee Bean Mittens
Everyone’s favorite caffeinated beverage breaks into the scene of free crochet gloves patterns with the fabulously chic Coffee Bean Mittens from Left in Knots. The bean stitch cuffs are a nice decorative touch (and a refreshing change of pace from the traditional ribbing). Of course, the star of the show is the self-striping cake yarn that transitions from coffee brown to cream.
Designer: Left in Knots
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie (Bulky Weight #5)
17. Fireside Mittens
If you love the extra warmth that free crochet gloves patterns provides but you don’t love the bulk, then give this pattern a try! DK Yarn and eyelet details on the cuff keep these mittens cute and lightweight. The beginner-friendly design only calls for single and double crochet stitches. It is available in 3 adult sizes.
Designer: Knitting with Chopsticks
Yarn: (DK Weight #3)
18. Pemba Mittens
Let’s turn up the texture on our next free crochet gloves pattern. Alternating treble crochet and single crochet stitches is a super easy and effective way to get a ton of texture in your crochet projects. These gloves are so eye-catching and they look so cozy too! The pattern is available in children’s and adult sizes.
Designer: Banana Moon Studio
Yarn: Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Lascaux Worsted (Worsted Weight #4)
19. Diana Mittens
Learning two new crochet stitches is double the fun with the Diana Mittens from Divine Debris. This design alternates between sections of camel stitch and sections of crunch stitch for an interesting and attractive finish. They are worked from the cuff up, so you can stop part way through the pattern if you prefer fingerless gloves.
Designer: Divine Debris
Yarn: Premier Yarns Everyday Worsted (Worsted Weight #4)
20. Snow Day Mittens
Who doesn’t love a snow day?! This design uses single crochet in the back loops only for the ribbed cuffs and split single crochet stitches (a.k.a. waistcoat stitches) for the main part of the mittens. The real magic comes in when you hit the colorwork section. Single stitches of white yarn form a sea of adorable and tiny hearts!
Designer: Traverse Bay Crochet
Yarn: (Aran Weight #4)
21. Windy Pines Mittens
Have you seen those fancy-schmancy braided skeins of yarn at the craft store? If you have ever wondered what the heck to make with them, then be sure to check this pattern out! The colors in those skeins always look amazing together – especially so in these color block ombre mittens. The design calls for single, half double and treble crochet stitches.
Designer: Rich Textures Crochet
Yarn: Caron X Pantone (Bulky Weight #5)
22. Cozy Striped Gloves
If you prefer free crochet gloves patterns that aren’t mittens, then give this one a try! The Cozy Striped Gloves from B.Hooked Crochet use blanket yarn for maximum coziness. If you are familiar with crocheting amigurumi, then you will quickly realize just how easy it is to make crochet gloves with fingers – using only single crochet stitches!
Designer: B.Hooked Crochet
Yarn: Bernat Baby Blanket Tiny Solids (Aran Weight #4)
23. 3 Hour Mittens
I know these cute gloves look like knitting, but trust me – they’re crochet! The knit look is actually pretty easy to mimic when you learn how to do the single crochet waistcoat stitch. I especially love the amazing stitch definition that you get with the super bulky yarn used for this pattern. Definitely worth a try!
Designer: Make and Do Crew
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Super Bulky Weight #6)
24. Nadia’s Wonderfully Warm Mittens
A fun variegated yarn really stands out in these totally textured mittens from YARNutopia. You’re certainly never going to get your mittens mixed up with anyone else’s! I love free crochet gloves patterns that are unique and exciting like this one. The pattern calls for single and double crochet stitches along with stitches worked around the post.
Yarn: Red Heart Evermore (Super Bulky Weight #6)
25. Little Peaks Mittens
When you think of the V-stitch, you probably think of the double crochet version. Well, as it turns out, there’s a single crochet version too and it’s much more suited to warm and cozy mittens. Alternating between two colors for rows of single crochet v-stitches gives you a lovely chevron pattern. This glove pattern also has a clever trick for keeping the cuff snug.
Designer: Gleeful Things
Yarn: Loops & Threads Colorwheel (Worsted Weight #4)
26. Wavy Shell Mittens
Here’s another one of our free crochet gloves patterns that’s totally beginner-friendly! For this design, you will only be using single and double crochet stitches. I love the decorative folded cuffs on these and they look really warm too! This designer also has matching beanie and pocket shawl patterns.
Designer: Highland Hickory Designs
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! (Aran Weight #4)
27. Photography Mittens
Sometimes the extra coziness of mittens can make everyday tasks a little trickier. This clever design features two small openings for your pointer finger and thumb so you can easily type up a text or take a photo of something without taking your mittens off. The pattern uses slip stitches for the ribbed cuff and waistcoat stitches for the glove itself.
Designer: Carmen Jacob
Yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! (Aran Weight #4)
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