Easy Chunky Mittens Knitting Pattern

January 7, 2016
Free Knitting Pattern for Chunky Mittens

Mittens can be intimidating to beginner knitters, so I wanted to create the easiest pattern possible. This pattern is (mostly) done in garter stitch and it features very little increasing/decreasing. I chose super bulky yarn and large needles so these mittens can be made in a few hours!
Knitting Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick Quick (1 skein)
Size US 11 knitting needles
Cast on 18 stitches. Work in K1, P1 ribbing until cuff measures 3 inches ending with a wrong side row.
Next row- K7, K2 together, K7, K2 together (16 sts)
Knit 9 more rows in Garter Stitch
For left thumb, put  a marker in the 6th stitch to indicate the thumb
For the right thumb, put a marker in the 8th stitch.
Knit 1 row increasing 1 stitch on either side of stitch marker (18 sts)
Knit 3 more rows
Knit to 3 stitches before marker, place 5 stitches on holder. Continue knitting across the row leaving the stitch holder in front of the work.Continue in Garter Stitch until mitten measures 11 inches from the cast on edge
K1, then Knit 2 together across the row (7 sts)
Cut yarn and using a yarn needle, pull through remaining sts, and pull tight to close.
Thumb Shaping
Pick up 1 stitch before thumb stitches on holder. Knit across 5 stitches from the holder. Pick up and knit 1 stitch after thumb stitches (7 sts)
Knit 6 rows in Garter Stitch
Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning and end of next 2 rows (3 sts)
Cut yarn and using a yarn needle, pull through remaining sts, and pull tight to close.

(See more of my Free Knitting Patterns)
Free Beginner Knitting Pattern for Chunky Mittens
Free Beginner Knitting Pattern for Chunky Mittens
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  • Anonymous
    December 26, 2016 at 4:26 am

    Hello I was wondering if you can do the pattern in a different needles and yarn?

  • Gina Michele
    December 26, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    You can definitely use another yarn, as long as it's Super Bulky weight. I would not recommend switching the using different sized needles because your mittens may end up too large/small. Hope this helps!

    • Anonymous
      December 26, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you for that info

  • Anonymous
    January 9, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Not clear on what type of size 11 needles needed. Straight, double pointed, circular??

    • Gina Michele
      January 11, 2017 at 6:59 pm

      Sorry, this is on older pattern, I should have been more clear. Straight needles are needed.

  • Lise Brassard
    January 14, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Wow super beaux tricots, mais j'aimerais qu'ils soient
    en français. Merci

  • Anonymous
    February 17, 2017 at 2:40 am

    I'm not quite sure how to finish the mittens. Meaning, how to bring the sides together. Should I just use a knitting needle and sew the sides together? Thanks for your help. I'm trying to expand my knitting. I've masters scarves and have a ton of hats. Not I need mittens to match.

  • Karen Guzman
    February 24, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Related to the question above, do you end up making 4 of these and then sewing two together to make the pair?

    • Gina Michele
      February 24, 2017 at 11:59 am

      Hi- no, you knit 2. It's folded on the side and then you sew the seam closed.

    • Anonymous
      December 11, 2017 at 2:58 pm

      (Sorry for the last two comments, figured it out . Coming along nicely now, thanks. )

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