Tabby Star Crochet Mittens are a beginner-friendly crochet pattern chock full of crochet stitch tutorial links to help you work those complicated front post stitches. A Free crochet pattern too! These minimalist crochet mittens are cozy, stylish, easy to create and crochet up super fast.
This is one of my first crochet patterns but I’m giving it an upgrade and rewrote the pattern for this release, and I am loving how these turned out! These crochet mittens are ridiculously easy to create, with a few basic crochet stitches, and you will learn a few new, more complicated stitches too.
Crochet Techniques You Will Learn
- Crocheting in the round.
- Creating a thumb hole.
- Front post double crochet (FPdc).
- Front post double crochet two together (FPdc2tog) – a decrease stitch
- Half double crochet
- Half double crochet two together – a decrease stitch
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Full Video Tutorial and a photo tutorial on how to assembly these and create these you can find in this post called “How to Crochet Mittens“.
Tabby Star Crochet Mittens
A little bit about the yarns…
For the pattern in the sample photos, I crocheted these using Lion Brand Heartland Yarn in Tweed. This yarn is versatile, simple to work with, and comes in a nice assortment of new trendy yarn colors, you can find the new look on Lion Brand’s website or in the links below.
The white version is crocheted with Yarn Bee Denim in Color. I mention this below, but this yarn has been discontinued, unfortunately. Below I mention some great yarn subs.
+ Skill Level
Adventurous Beginner to Easy
13 sts and 12 rows = 4” x 4” or 10 x 10 cm.
Directions for gauge
Using 6 mm hook, ch14, + 1, *hdc in both loops in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch to end. ch 1, turn. *repeat to create 12 rows total.
Lion Brand Heartland in Tweed 24/7 Cotton, medium weight #4 yarn (100% acrylic, 251 yds/ 230 m per 5 oz/142 g skein)
I’m sad to report that my favorite yarn is discontinued. I hate when this happens, but thankful I purchased quite a few skeins before they did it . I used Yarn Bee Denim in Color for the sample. I scoured the internet for some worthy subs and found a few that will work great!
They have a similar fiber content, yardage, and look to them. Here they are:
Any 4 weight yarn with similar WPI.
Hook & Other Materials:
US Size J (6 mm) crochet hook
+ Finished Measurements (Assembled)
Without Mitten Top: 3.5” (8.9 cm) W X 8“ (20 cm) H
With Mitten Top: 3.5” (8.9 cm) W x 10” (25 cm) H
|hdc||half double crochet|
|hdc2tog||half double crochet two together|
|FPdc||front post double crochet|
|FPdc2tog||front post double crochet two together|
|*||begin repeat from * to end of a row or round|
|**||when you reach the end of a row or round, end repeat at **|
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+ Stitch Guide:
sl st – slip stitch
Insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull through both loops on hook.
dc – double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, *yo, draw through two loops – rep from * two times.
yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all three loops on hook.
yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop, yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo, pull through all loops on hook.
FPdc – front post double crochet
yo, insert hook around indicated post of stitch, *yo, pull through two loops – rep from * two times.
Step 1: yo, insert hook around indicated post of stitch, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops.
Step 2: yo, insert hook around next post of stitch, yo, pull up a loop, (three loops on hook) yo, and draw through all three loops.
+ Pattern Notes – Please Read:
- The pattern worked in the round, with no turning.
- The pattern is the same for right and left hand, except for Round 7.
- Joins are made in ch 1 unless otherwise noted.
- Make 1st st of each round in the first stitch of the previous round, unless otherwise indicated.
- You can work this without joins by placing a stitch marker at the beginning of each new round.
Ch 25. Join chain with a slip stitch (make sure the chain is not twisted)
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch, join – 25 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around, join – 25 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 1, hdc (in the third loop) in each hdc around, join – 25 hdc.
Round 4 – 6: Repeat Round 3.
Round 7 (LEFT HAND): Ch 1, hdc in each of next 18 sts, ch 4, sk 4, hdc in next 3 sts, join – 21 hdc, 4 ch’s (25 sts total).
Round 7 (RIGHT HAND): Ch 1, hdc in each of next 3, ch 4, sk 4, hdc in each of next 18 sts, join – 21 hdc, 4 ch’s (25 sts total).
Round 8 – 23: Repeat Round 3 (see note below before you start these rounds).
Note for Round 8: Work a hdc in both loops or “hump” of each chain from Round 7 – you will have 25 stitches at the end of Round 8 and in each subsequent round.
Round 24: Ch 2, dc in the third loop of each hdc, join in 2nd ch of ch-2 – 25 dc.
Round 25: Ch 2, FPdc in each dc, join in top of FPdc – 25 FPdc.
Round 26: Ch 2, FPdc2tog (see tutorial here), FPdc around each of next 21 FPdc, FPdc2tog around last two FPdc, join in top of FPdc2tog from the beginning of round – 2 FPdc2tog, 21 FPdc.
Fasten off and weave in all tails.
Worked in the round, no joins. Mark the first stitch of each round.
With mittens RS out, place stitch marker around the corner hdc on the underside of the mitten (palm side).
Turn WS out, attach yarn where stitch marker is place, then begin working these rounds –
Round 1: Ch 1, hdc 2 in the same space, hdc in each of next 4 sts, hdc 2 in the side of the hole (around stitch), hdc in each of next 4 sts – 12 hdc.
Round 2: hdc (in the third loop) in each of the next 12 sts – 12 hdc.
Round 3-4: Repeat round 2.
Round 5: hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in next st, hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts – 9 hdc.
Fasten off, leave a long tail to sew together gaps, then weave in all tails.
Mitten Top (Optional):
Ch 25. Join chain with a slip stitch (make sure the chain is not twisted)
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each ch – 25 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, hdc in each sc around – 25 hdc.
Round 3: Ch 1, hdc (in third loop) in each hdc around – 25 hdc.
Round 4 – 11: Repeat Round 3.
Round 12: sl st in each hdc around, join with sl st.
Fasten off, cut and leave a long tail, you will use this in creating the loop for
I created a full VIDEO and PICTURE tutorial that will come in handy for assembling these mittens. I describe it below, but pictures are worth 1000 words. Check out this post How to Crochet Mittens. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for full assembly, along with the full video tutorial including this pattern.
To attach the mitten top to the body of the mitten, place the mitten top on top of the mitten with the top of the mitten top facing the bottom of the mitten. Line the bottom of the mitten top up with the top of the thumb hole. Sew along the bottom through the slip stitches, and work through the post of the hdc (in between the rows on the mitten body). Work whip stitch from right to left. If this sounds confusing, please see the video (I’m having tech difficulties, but this will be uploaded soon!) for a visual reference. For blind crocheters, this will be explained in better detail in the video.
Sew the button where the loop from the top of the mitten fits nicely around the button. You will need a smaller needle for the button to get through those tiny holes.
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Congratulations! You Are Finished!
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