Easy Crochet Fingerless Mitts – Autumn’s Kiss

Halloween decorations, pumpkins, and trees kissed with hints of orange and brown – all sure signs that Autumn is settling in and cooler weather is on the way. Keep your hands toasty warm this fall with these easy crochet fingerless mitts!

hands wearing orange and black, crocheted fingerless mitts, and holding a travel coffee mug. A red brick wall in the background. Autumn's Kiss easy crochet fingerless mitts. Free pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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CAL Central Halloween Crochet Along

Autumn’s Kiss fingerless mitts were designed for the 2019 Halloween Crochet Along at CAL Central. Join in the fun and crochet along with us on the CAL Central Facebook group.

halloween haunted house, tree, and trick or treaters. CAL Central 2019 Halloween Crochet Along

The patterns we’ve had so far have been fantastic, so be sure to check out the whole list in this intro post too!

An Autumn Yarn

For my mitts, I used some yarn that I spun myself just for the season. The yarn had a little unevenness to it, but averages out to a worsted (medium) weight. Some of it was just orange, and some of it had a strand of sparkly brown thread wrapped up in it. The carry-along thread is Twist from Krenik Yarns, and you can see all the details of the spinning project on my Ravelry handspun project entry.

9 mini skeins of yarn, numbered with green tags and arranged in a circle on a wood table. Half the yarn is solid orange, the other half is orange plied with dark brown thread.

Choosing Your Yarn

I like the effect that the marled yarn created with the matching solid, but you don’t have to spin your own yarn for this project! Lion Brand Jeans in the Top Stitch colorway would combine beautifully with Vanna’s Choice in Rust to create a similar effect.

This pattern will also work equally well with other color choices. Try two solids for a colorblocked effect, or use one self-striping yarn. They’d be perfectly nice in a single color too. What color or colors will you choose?

Working into the 3rd loop

The texture of these mitts is created by alternating between working normal half double crochet stitches, and working half double crochet stitches into the third loop. The third loop is in the back, and just below the front and back loops that we normally work into.

Working into the 3rd Loop of HDC tutorial - Stitches n Scraps

For a more detailed look at working into the third loop of hdc, see this tutorial


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Autumn’s Kiss Fingerless Mitts

4-medium
Project Level Easy

Materials

Project Level

Easy: Working in rounds, post stitches, working into 3rd loop only.

Size

S [M, L]. To fit hand circumference of 7 [8, 9] inches, with a finished length of 7 [8.5, 9.5] inches.

Gauge

14 hdc x 12 rows = 4 inches with larger hook. Use pattern as gauge swatch. Cuff should measure 7 [8, 9] inches in circumference and 1.5 [1.75, 2] inches long.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fphdc = front post half double crochet
bphdc = back post half double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sk = skip
tlo = third loop only
st(s) = stitch(es)
sp(s) = space(s)
ch sp = chain space

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Instructions

Entire pattern is worked on the right side. Do not turn at the end of rounds.

Cuff:

With A and smaller hook:

Ch 25 [29, 33] (multiple of 2 plus 1), join with sl st to form a circle.

Rnd 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across, join with sl st to first st. (24 [28, 32] sts)

Optional – For a stretchier edge, try starting with foundation hdc instead of the chain circle and rnd 1:

Alternate Foundation Rnd 1: 24 [28, 32] fhdc, join with sl st to first st. (24 [28, 32] sts)

Rnds 2-5 [6, 7]: Ch 1, fphdc in first st, bphdc in next st, (fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st) around, join with sl st to first st, changing to B at end of last rnd.

Bottom of Hand

With B and larger hook:

Rnd 6 [7, 8]: Ch 1, sc in first st, hdc in tlo of next st, (hdc in next st, hdc in tlo of next st) around, do not join.

Rnds 7-14 [8-17, 9-19]: (Hdc in in next st, hdc in tlo of next st) around, do not join.

Finding the 3rd Loop in rounds - 3rd Loop of HDC tutorial - Stitches n Scraps

Thumb Opening

Size S only

Rnd 15: Hdc in next st, ch 2, sk next 4 sts, hdc in next st, (hdc in next st, hdc in tlo of next st) around, do not join. (21 sts)

Rnd 16: Hdc in next st, hdc in next 2 chs, hdc in tlo of next st, (hdc in next st, hdc in tlo of next st) around, do not join. (23 sts)

Size M & L only:

Rnd 18 [20]: Hdc in next st, ch 3 sk next 5 sts, (hdc in next st, hdc in tlo of next st) around, do not join. (23 [27] sts)

Rnd 19 [21]: Hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 chs, (hdc in next st, hdc in tlo of next st) around, do not join. (26 [30] sts)

Top of Hand

Rnds 17-19 [20-24, 22-26]: (Hdc in next st, hdc in tlo of next st) around to last 2 sts, hdc in next st, sc in tlo of next st, join with sl st to first st, changing to A.

Top Ribbing:

With A and smaller hook:

Rnds 20-22 [25-27, 27-29]: Ch 1, fphdc in first st, bphdc in next st, (fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st) around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.

Thumb:

orange and black crocheted mitts with a thumb hole and a crochet hook indicating where to join for the thumb.

With smaller hook, join A with sl st in first skipped from rnd 14 [17, 19].

Rnd 1:
Size S only: Bphdc in first st, fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st, fphdc in next st, work 4 sc evenly spaced around remainder of thumb opening, join with sl st to first st. (8 sts)

Size M & L only: Bphdc in first st, (fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st) twice, work 5 sc evenly spaced around remainder of thumb opening, join with sl st to first st. (10 sts).

Rnds 2- 4 [5, 6]: Ch 1, fphdc in first st, bphdc in next st, (fphdc in next st, bphdc in next st) around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.


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8 Comments

    • Pia Thadani

      I’m not 100% clear on what you’re asking…

      When you pin from any website or share the link on facebook, what it does is posts an image from the page, a small description, and then a link back to this page to see the pattern. That’s ok (great in fact!) because it sends people here to see the pattern.

      On the other hand, copying and pasting any part of the pattern onto any social media is not ok. Does that help?

  • Sandy Fuquette

    What are these women talking about? They couldn’t have scrolled down, the pattern is there. I saved your pattern to my Pinterest gloves board, after reading your pattern., and after reading the comments. The pattern looked easy and I will make it.

  • Richele Aila

    Aloha *_ *
    I just found your post and I love the way it works up! I was wondering though, what made you decide to use the third loop? It’s pretty easy once you get the hang of it.
    Mahalo for sharing this pattern. ^_^

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