Hodge Podge Mittens Pattern

This pattern was inspired by a hodge-podge of several different mitten patterns which is how I came up with my pattern’s name. My search yielded a lot of great patterns but nothing I found was exactly what I wanted so I took inspiration from the best parts from each pattern I liked and this pattern was born.


This mitten is snug but not too tight on my hand so I would say it should fit the average size woman. To create a larger mitten try using a larger hook and to create a smaller mitten try a smaller hook. I have only tested this pattern on the hooks listed in the pattern. If you try something else I would LOVE to hear about it!


  • 2.5 – 3.0 oz worsted weight yarn (sample used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn)
  • 4mm crochet hook for cuff and 5mm crochet hook for rest of mitten
  • Tapestry needle and stitch markers


3 stitches/4 rows  = 1 inch


Ch = chain

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Fpdc = front post double crochet

Bpdc = back post double crochet


  • With 5mm hook, create a magic ring. 8 sc into magic ring.
  • 1 sc into each stitch around. Rep until thumb is approximately 2 ½ – 3 inches in length. The thumb can be tried on as it’s being made to ensure the correct length is made for the wearer.
  • Fasten off. With tapestry needle weave in ends.

Fingertip and Hand:

  • With 5mm hook, ch 6. (Will use 5mm hook throughout until cuff is reached.)
  • Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of the next 4 ch. 3 sc into last ch. Place marker in last stitch worked. Working in unused loops on opposite side of beginning chain, sc in next 4 loops. 3 sc in last loop and place marker in last stitch worked.
  • 2 sc in stitch after marker. Sc in each sc across to 1 before marker. 2 sc in stitch before marker, sc in next stitch, move marker to last stitch worked, 2 sc in stitch after marker, sc in each stitch across to next 1 stitch before next marker, 2 sc in stitch before marker.
  • Rep last round. Remove stitch markers.
  • 1 sc in each stitch around until piece measure approximately 4 ½ – 5” in length. Try on mitten as it’s being made to ensure the correct length. Hand of mitten should stop when web of hand is reached.

Attach Thumb:

  • Lay mitten with fingertip flat and place a stitch marker in stitch at edge on one side. Hold thumb next to mitten at stitch marker with tip of thumb aimed towards tip of mitten.
  • Attach thumb by sc into stitches on both thumb and mitten. Begin with 2 stitches before marker and end with 2 stitches after marker. 5 stitches of thumb are now attached to mitten.
  • Sc in next stitch of body of mitten until thumb is reached again. Sc into unworked stitches on other side of thumb then sc around in remaining unworked stitches.
  • 1 sc in each stitch around as in last round until desired length of mitten is reached.


  • Using 4mm hook, ch 2 in last stitch worked.
  • Dc in each stitch around. Join with a slip stitch to top of ch 2.
  • *Fpdc in next stitch, bpdc in next stitch.* Rep from * to * around.
  • Rep last round 2 times.
  • Fasten off. With tapestry needle weave in ends.


10 thoughts on “Hodge Podge Mittens Pattern

  1. Glynis, a magic ring is also called a magic adjustable ring or just an adjustable ring. I’ve also seen it called a magic circle and other variations of that. Maybe you’ve heard it called by one of those names? If not, they’re very popular in amigurumi (Japanese-style crochet doll making). I found a great video tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHYVutk2iYY. Hopefully that helps.

    If you don’t want to make a magic ring at the beginning of the pattern you can begin with by chaining 2 and making 8 single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook. I tested this and found that this leaves a hole at the tip of the mitten that wasn’t there when I used the magic ring to start.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. this was actually my first pair of mittens I’ve ever made. Made them for my biggest fan, My 6 year old son. Thanks again….

  3. im a bit confuse about this part….Working in unused loops on opposite side of beginning chain, sc in next 4 loops. 3 sc in last loop and place marker. what is the unused loops on opposite side? i can make the mittens but that part has me stumped.

    • Amanda, my instructions are worded a little oddly, Sorry! What you’re basically doing is working down one side of your beginning chain (like you would with any piece of crochet), working 3 single crochet into the end (like turning a corner) then rotate the piece (don’t turn) and work up the other side of the beginning chain. I hope that helps. It’s like you’re making a little oval as the base of the tip of the mittens and building off of that. I found a great eHow for crocheting an oval that might help.

    • OK I used a pretty fat yran (I think it was Vanna’s Choice) and an I hook for the body and G hook for the cuff and it turned out awesome! I also only had 16 st around and 8 for the thumb (it’s a little tight probably) because of the size differences and such but I love the way to connect the thumb, it makes it really solidly connected.

  4. Hello, thanks for sharing your pattern. These are the first pair of mittens I’ve ever attempted, they turned out great, thanks again.

  5. Love the pattern!!!! Very easy and whipped a pair up in an hour!!!! Thanks for the pattern will be using to make local homeless mittens 🙂

  6. Gretchen most of the mittens I crocheted just didn’t look like a typical mitten but this one looks an feels like a mitten. I made it for a little girl 10 yrs old but your pattern is pretty much universal. Thanks for the pattern. It was confusing at first but once I got it it was easy an made sense. Thanks again. Jill

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