Free Crochet Pattern: Thumbless Mittens

I’m so excited to share my newest pattern with you! I’ve been wanting to make a pattern for something other than a hat so this is what I came up with! Mittens! Not just any ol’ mittens though. I wanted to keep the pattern really beginner friendly so I left out the thumbs (thumbs are hard!). So there you have it! Thumbless mittens! They’re like socks for your hands and oh so cozy! I hope you enjoy! :)

APRIL FOOLS! This pattern was a joke! :P



Finished Size: One size fits most. From tip of finger to wrist = 8 1/2 inches. 8 inches around. Measurements were taken while laying flat, unstretched.

Difficulty level: Advanced beginner/Intermediate


● Size H (5mm) crochet hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
● Yarn Needle for finishing
● Worsted Weight Yarn in two colors. Approximately 50 yards.

Yarn used in example:
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Magenta & Eggplant



dc – double crochet
FPDC – front post double crochet
BPDC – back post double crochet
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
rep – repeat
rnd – round
ea – each
st/sts – stitch/stitches
FO – finish off
CA – Color A (eggplant)
CB – Color B (magenta)


This pattern is worked in joined rounds. Join at the end of each round, where the pattern says to. Be sure to check your gauge. Ignore color change instructions to make solid colored mittens.

Gauge: 6 dc = 2 inches.



rnd 1: With CA, ch 4 (3 count as 1 dc). 11 dc in 4th ch from hook. sl st to join. (12)

rnd 2: With CB, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout). 1 dc in same st as ch. 2 dc in ea st. sl st to join. (24)

*from here on, change colors for each round*

rnds 3-14 (12 rnds): ch 3. 1 dc in ea st. sl st to join. (24)

*stop changing colors beyond this point*

rnds 15- 16 (2 rnds):  With CB, ch 3 (disregard this ch 3, it does not count as 1 dc). [1 FPDC around next st. 1 BPDC around next st.] rep around. sl st to join. (24)


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You are welcome and encouraged to sell any items you make using this pattern! All I ask in return is that when selling online, please credit Julie King / Gleeful Things & provide a link to

You may NOT sell the pattern, distribute it in any form, repost it online, or alter it to claim it as your own (this includes charts & translations to other languages). Copyright © 2011 Julie King / Gleeful Things. All Rights Reserved.

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3 Responses

  1. cat barron says:

    Hi! This pattern may have been for April Fools Day but actually it is something I can use!! I crochet items for a local hospice group (slippers, hats, sox, etc.) and they have requested muffs to keep the patients’ hands warm. When I came across this pattern I thought this would be a great addition to the muffs. It will keep their hands warm and they would have more flexibility. So, thanks for your joke…you never know how one persons’ funny will be another persons’ solution! :)

  2. Sara says:

    Hi! I love these! Is there an easy way to make these in a childs size?

    Thank you!

  3. alice Berry says:

    I have been looking every where for a pattern like this for disfigured hands…No thumbs or fingers…this is just perfect. Thank you so much…my friend will love these