Keep your hands warm with this beautiful and easy to crochet shell stitch fingerless mittens. If you always have cold hands, like I do, these mittens are perfect for you! I’m wearing mine starting with the fall season until the spring ends. I love the grey color, I think you can wear it with everything, but this pattern looks great with other colors too. At the end of the article you’ll find pictures with these mittens made with other colors: my favorite turquoise and a beautiful purple.
For this project you will need:
For this crochet Shell stitch fingerless mittens I’ve used this sock yarn (a mix of 75% super wash wool and 25% polyamide yarn (approximative 100g) and a 4 mm hook.
The combination of this yarn makes it both light and warm, witch makes it perfect for this project. You can buy this yarn here:
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Skill level: Easy.
sl st= slip stitch;
sc= single crochet;
dc= double crochet.
The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
The pattern for the crochet The Shell Stitch Fingerless Mittens:
For this pattern you have to make multiple of 6 chains plus 1.
The written pattern:
1. Row 1: Start with multiple of 6 chains plus 2. Sc in second chain from the hook; *skip 2 chains and crochet 7 dc in the same dc (the shell stitch), skip 2 chains, sc*; repeat *-* until the end of the row.
2. Row 2: ch 4, dc in the last sc of the previous row, *ch 5, (dc, ch, dc) in the sc of the previous row*; Repeat *-* until the end of the row;
3. Row 3: ch1, sc in the last dc of the previous row, dc 4 in the next ch of the previous row, sc in the 4th dc of the shell stitch (the ch 5 should be inside the sc); *shell stitch in the next ch of the previous row, sc in the 4th dc of the shell stitch of the previous row (the ch 5 should be inside the sc)*; Repeat *-*, in the last ch of the previous row crochet 4 dc.
Repeat the pattern from row 2 until you reach the desire length.
For my mittens I’ve started with 44 chains and I’ve crocheted 17 rows, but you can make them longer or shorter if you want.
How to assemble it:
Fold the rectangular that you just crocheted into half, sew the edges together, but leave a space for the thumb.
You can leave it like that or you can crochet a few rows of double crochet for the thumb. In the image below you can see how I did it:
The chart for the thumb:
The written pattern for the thumb:
1. Row 1: In the space left for the thumb start with 2 ch and 2 dc in the same space, sl.st into the edge.
2. Row 2: Sl st 2 stitches up in the edge, dc 2 in the next st of the previous row, dc 1 (in the middle dc of the previous row), dc 2 in the next dc of the previous row, sl.st into the edge.
3. Row 3: Sl st 2 stitches up in the edge, dc 2 in the st of the previous row, dc 3 in next 3 stitches of the previous row, dc 2 in the next st of the previous row, sl.st into the edge.
4. Row 4: Sl st 2 stitches up in the edge, dc 2 in the st of the previous row, dc 5 in next 5 stitches of the previous row, dc 2 in the next st of the previous row, sl.st into the edge.
The next two rows you’ll crochet in rounds:
1. Instead of making 2 sl st up in the edge you crochet 2 ch and continue with dc in every stitch of the previous row until you reach the next edge. Here you’ll continue crocheting dc in the remaining edge until you reach the first 2 ch of the round, sl st to finish the round. My round has 13 dc, but you can make more if you need (the edge allows you to crochet more stitches into it).
2. Ch 2, dc in every stitch, sl st to finish the round.
If you want you can make an additional round, just repeat round 2 until you reach the desire length.
Here you can find my other free pattern for fingerless mittens: Julia lace mittens.
If you like the scarf I’m wearing in the photo bellow, here you can find the free pattern with the written instructions, the chart and the video tutorial for the stitch: The Sunny Days scarf.
Here is a list with my others free patterns for scarves:
1. How to crochet a lace scarf;
2. How to crochet Autumn vibes scarf;
3. How to crochet Trinity scarf;
4. How to crochet Deep Forest scarf;
5. How to knit Landscape cables scarf;
6. How to knit a unisex scarf.
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Hi there love the pattern, was wondering what is the finished width? I am D 3mm hook and it feel likes its a little small currently 16cm without folding.
Mine are 19 cm width (I’ve started with 37 chains).
Thanx for reply
hello. i’m having a hard time following this pattern, it seems the chain stitches in red (the chains of 5) just hang there, leaving the swatch full of holes. might they actually be slip stitches? am i not getting something?
help, please 🙂
Hello, the chain of 5 it’s ok, but the “sc” from the next row must be crocheted in the “7 dc shell” (on the 4th dc of the shell), this way you won’t have big holes and the stitches will look good.
Beautiful work. Would love written pattern as I have a hard time following charts. Also, link to scarf does not work for me
Thank you, I’ve solved the problem with the link. I’m planing to make writing patterns for all the patterns how has only charts, but I can’t tell you when it will done. Thank you for your interest.
Is there a written pattern for both?
Do you have the written pattern for the fingerless ,Mittens