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16 Free Knit Mitten Patterns

By: Caitlin Kavanaugh, Editor for

Who doesn't love to feel the fuzzy warmth of knit mittens around your fingers?  It seems to be especially enjoyable when the cold of winter rolls in.  Even if you live in a warmer climate, you probably have friends that could use one of these free knit mitten patterns.

16 Free Knit Mitten Patterns

Free Knit Mitten Patterns for the Little Ones
Cozy Knit Mitten Patterns
Women's Knit Mittens
Even More Mitts

14 Free Knit Mitten Patterns

Free Knit Mitten Patterns for the Little Ones

Many people have fond memories of mittens knit by mom or grandma when they were young, so join an age long tradition and knit your child some mittens to cherish.  These top-notch knit mitten patterns will keep your child's fingers warm and toasty, no matter how cold it gets outside.  One of the great things about knitting is the ability to create treasured gifts for others.  These knitted mittens are sure to be treasured by your child.  The advantage of knitting for your child is that the pattern's scale is smaller; your project will go faster and use less yarn, so you can try out new stitches and techniques on these children's knit mitten patterns.


Children's Two Needle Mittens
Skeleton Mittens
Top-Down Big Kid's Mittens
Snow Gear Kid's Mittens


Cozy Knit Mitten Patterns

It's all too easy to get caught up in the gift giving spirit of knitting and forget about yourself.  You deserve some cozy knit mittens as much as the next person!  Why not try out one of these knitted mitten patterns for yourself?   Slipping on a pair of perfect-fit, handmade mittens will make you feel warm and accomplished.  You don't need to make a perfect pair, the satisfaction you'll get from knitting for youself will be enough of a reward to keep you going through both the right and left mitten. 

4 Needle Mittens
Broad Street Mittens
Chunky Knit Mittens
Flying Pig Mittens


Women's Knit Mittens

These knit mitten patterns are just for the ladies out there.  Elegant and attractive, you'll enjoy knitting up these mittens almost as much as you like wearing them.  The designs on these mitten patterns are a little more complex than those found on plain gloves, so make sure to read through the pattern before you cast on.  With a little bit of patience, you will soon be decked out in the most stylish mittens in town.  You don't need to know every knitting technique in the book to master these knitted mitten patterns, a basic knowledge of cabling will be enough to get you through these patterns with ease.

Mittens for Me
Tannenbaum Mittens
Women's Norweigan Mittens
Maplewood Mittens


Even More Mittens and Gloves

Breton Striped Handwarmers

Can't get enough knit mitten patterns?  Don't worry, we've collected a couple of bonus patterns just for you.  These mitts will keep your hands warm while leaving your fingers free to work.  Check out these great knitted mitten patterns for more ideas on what to knit next.  You don't need to be a knitting master to make these fun gloves.  Just cast on and get started--since you get to skip the tricky finger part at the end, these mitts will fly off of your needles in no time.  Perfect for last minute gifts, mitts are a great way to make a person feel special without having to get the exact dimensions of her hands right.

Endpaper Mitts
Midge Mittens
Two Hour Fingerless Gloves
Breton Striped Handwarmers




If you love these mitten and glove patterns, be sure to check out 11 Knit Fingerless Gloves for Stylish Knitters!

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