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Fuzzy Knit Mittens Pattern {Soft + Cozy}

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This fuzzy knit mittens pattern is an excellent project for anyone who wants to work with textured yarn.

The mittens are knit with two yarns, a DK yarn for the cuff and a fuzzy teddy yarn for the other sections of the mitten.

They are very soft to wear and will keep your hands warm on the coldest of days!

Scroll down for the free pattern or you can purchase a printer-friendly, ad-free PDF here.

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An Easy Pair Of Mittens To Knit

The mittens are easy to make, with advanced beginner knitters in mind.

Using knit and purl stitches, you will create ribbing, for the cuff, knit in the round and it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

The pattern and photo tutorial below will help you to create your mittens in no time at all, even if you are a fairly new knitter.

Fuzzy knit mittens pattern

The Yarn + Needles I Used…

I made the mittens using size 4mm (US 6) circular knitting needles.

I used a 16-inch cable as I did not have a smaller cable available.

This means I used the magic loop technique to knit the mittens in the round.

I used two yarns;

  • La Mia Just Wool 50g/116m in Lt008 Smoked Grey for the cuff.
  • Rico Baby Teddy Aran 50g/145m in 024 Dark Grey for the mitten.

The Teddy Aran yarn is quite difficult to work with, as you may know, if you have ever knit with textured yarns before.

If you drop stitches it can be very hard to fix – so maybe better to just stitch any holes that you can see.

If you do see any gaps or holes when you finish the mittens, stitch them up and you will not see them!

knitted mittens in textured grey yarn

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

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Fuzzy Knit Mittens Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

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Notes

The mittens knit up quickly in a textured yarn, and the simple design makes for a relaxing and enjoyable knit.

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Skill Level – Easy

Size –

  • Adult woman small/medium
  • Length lying flat = 9 inches
  • Width lying flat = 4.5 inches

Gauge –  (This is really hard to see in the teddy Aran yarn) 18 sts and 24 rounds in 4 inches

The Supplies You Need…

Yarn

  • 1 ball of Rico Baby Teddy Aran 50g/145m in 024 Dark Grey.
  • 1 ball of DK yarn – La Mia Just Wool 50g/116m in Lt008 Smoked Grey.
  • Suitable for size 4 mm (US 6) needles.
  • Lightweight Yarn 03 (any DK/light worsted/8 ply yarn)
  • Yarn weight guide

Needles

Notions

grey knitted mittens holding a coffee cup

Abbreviations / Knitting Abbreviations List

  • CO – Cast on
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • M1 – Make one stitch
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • SM – Slip marker
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • SSK – Slip, slip, knit

Pattern

  • Yarn A – DK yarn – La Mia Just Wool 50g/116m in Lt008 Smoked Grey 
  • Yarn B – Rico Baby Teddy Aran 50g/145m in 024 Dark Grey

Cuff

Using Yarn A – CO 32sts, PM and Join in the round – being careful not to twist sts.

*Remember to use the magic loop technique if your cable is 16 inches or more.

1st round – K1, P1 to the end of the round.

Rep 1st round – Cont to work in 1×1 ribbing for 2 inches.

Change to Yarn B.
Next round – *K8, M1, K1* – then rep from * to * to the end of the round. (36sts)
Knit 10 rounds.

Fuzzy Mittens step 1

Thumb Gusset

  1. K18, PM, M1, PM, K18
  2. Knit to the end of the round.
  3. Knit to 1st marker, SM, M1, knit to 2nd marker, SM, knit to the end of the round.
  4. Rep round 2 and 3 until there are 13 gusset stitches between the markers.
  5. Knit 1 round.

Fuzzy mittens step 2.2

Hand

Knit to 1st marker, remove marker, slip 13 sts onto a stitch holder, remove 2nd marker, knit the rem sts.

Work in st st (knit every round) until piece measures 9 inches from the CO edge (or your desired length).

Fuzzy Mittens step 3.3

Shape The Top

  1. *K2, K2tog – rep from * to the end of the round.
  2. Knit the end of the round.
  3. *K1, K2tog – rep from * to the end of the round. 
  4. Knit the end of the round.
  5. *K2tog – rep from * to the end of the round. 
  6. Cut yarn and leave a long tail – about 8/9 inches, weave that tail through the rem sts and pull up tight at the top of the mitten.
  7. Secure and weave in any loose ends.

Fuzzy Mittens step 4.4

Thumb

  • Slip the sts on the holder onto the needles.
  • Join the yarn to the first stitch (use a darning needle and thread through the first st on the needle).
  • Pick up and knit 3 sts along the gusset opening.
  • Knit across the thumb gusset stitches.
  • Slip 2 sts (SSK) as if to K2tog, K1, pass slipped sts over knit st and off the needle ( 2 sts decreased), knit rem sts.
  • Work in st st (knit every round) until the thumb measures 2.5 inches.
  • Decrease round – K2tog – rep to the end of the round.
  • Cut yarn and leave a tail – about 4/5 inches, weave that tail through the rem sts and pull up tight at the top of the thumb.
  • Secure and weave in any loose ends.

Fuzzy mittens step 5.5

Repeat the pattern for the second mitten.

If you enjoyed making the mittens, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

If you are on Facebook, stop over to the handylittleme Facebook group and share a photo!  I’d love to see your work!

Happy Knitting! xoxo

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  1. Hi Louise! Firstly, Merry Christmas and a truly blessed 2021! I just love your blog and the way you approach life as a creative online presence. Thank you for all your patterns and inspiration. I also love being creative, and always have knitting, crochet, and my acrylic painting on the go. I live in South Africa and to help people attain financial independence I offer free skills training. Your patterns are a great help. So thank you! By the way…whenever I work with a textured wool, I use a thin 2, 3, or 4 ply with just to help me keep my stitch count, and it somehow makes it easier. Hope this helps! Best regards to Fotis and Jadon for helping you make a truly great blog!

    1. Hello Anita,
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!
      Thank you for your kind words, I am so happy that you enjoy the website and the patterns.
      All the best for 2021,
      Louise