Crochet Baby Thumbless Mitts ~ FREE Crochet Pattern
These cute baby mitts are not only perfect for preventing babies from scratching their faces, but they are also nice and cozy. They don’t have a thumb, so they go on easy. And, I’ve also put in a cord elastic so they will stay on. I actually figured out how to encase the elastic so it doesn’t get in the way.
The scratch mitts are designed for a 3-6 month old. They are slightly bigger than the ones I published a few months back, which were designed to fit a newborn. You can check them out here: Crochet Baby Scratch Mitts
And the best part about these gloves is that you can adjust them as needed in any multiple of 2.
Crochet Pattern Information
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (100% Worsted Weight (#4) acrylic, 6 oz/170.1 g – 315 yds/288 m)
Crochet Hook: G/4.00mm, H/5.00mm
Other: 6″ Soft Cord Elastic
Finished Size: Laying flat they measure 2.75″ across the body and 4.5″ long.
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Esc = Extended Single Crochet
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet 2 Together
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Special Stitch Instructions:
Extended Single Crochet (ESC): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: With G hook, Ch 9, sc in second ch from hook and in next 7 chs. Turn. [8 sts]
Rows 2-22: Ch 1, blsc in each st across. Turn. [8 sts] Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chs.
Working in the Round
Rnd 1: Working along the row ends, Ch 1, esc into each row; join with sl st in first esc. [22 sts] Do Not Turn, but begin working in rnds.
Rnds 2-10: With H hook, esc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first esc. [22 sts]
Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc2tog around; join with sl st in first sc2tog. [11 sts]
Rnd 12: Ch 1, sk st where join was made, sc2tog around; join with sl st in first ch. [5 sc2tog] Fasten Off.
Fasten Off leaving a 10″ tail for weaving in through Rnd 12 and closing off the mitt.
Working from the wrong side, weave the cord elastic in through Rnd 1. Tie a knot and weave in the loose ends. Adjust the length of the elastic as needed for your baby making sure it doesn’t cut off circulation.