alpine crochet mittens

If you are looking how to crochet mittens for beginners the Alpine crochet mittens is the perfect pattern. The pattern for Alpine crochet mittens is very easy to adjust if you want to make fingerless mittens. The alpine stitch gives a great texture and extra warmth making these crocheted mittens perfect for the cold season. The Alpine crochet mittens pattern is very fun to make and the mittens will be a great addition to your winter wardrobe and a great gift too. I think this pattern works perfectly if you need to crochet mittens for men too.

Mittens are coverings for the hands that enclose the four fingers together and the thumb separately. The primary purpose of the mittens is to keep hands warm in cold weather. Mittens are warmer than gloves because gloves expose more surface area of the hand to cold air. Mittens also trap the heat of your entire hand. It is not surprising that most of the traditional hand coverings that originated in cold, northern countries are mittens.

Anatomy of mittens:

anatomy of mittens

The cuffs of a mitten cover the wrist. Most mittens designed for cold weather will have tightly crocheted cuffs.
The wrist is the area above the cuff and below the thumb. Usually this part you need to increase your stitch count to accommodate the larger area needed for the wrist and hand.
The hand: this is the part of the mitten that covers the back of the hand and the palm.
The thumb extends from the hand region of the mittens. For these mittens, an opening is left for the thumb, where we will crochet it after the hand is complete.
Mitten Top: when the hand is as long as desired, the circumference of the mittens is decreased.

Measuring the hand for mittens:

measuring the hand for mittens

To measure the hand to determine the size of a mitten, you’ll need a tape measure. Start by measuring the widest part of the hand, excluding the thumb, to get the width of your mittens. Next, measure the base of the palm to the tip of the middle finger. For a more accurate mitten, measure around the cuff and the length of the thumb.

When you plan your mitten, keep in mind that you will want a small amount of ease around the hand. The ribbed cuff should fit the wrist tightly but must be stretchy enough to fit over your hand.

Mittens sizes:

mittens sizes

 

For my Alpine crochet mittens, I’ve used 100 g Lorena Superfine Red   55% cotton, 45 % acrylic (100g=600m/ 3.53 oz= 65 yards), and a 3 mm hook.

cotton& acrylic

Soft, wonderful cotton yarn combined with acrylic results in a lightweight yarn.

The cotton adds breathability and comfort while the acrylic makes the yarn lighter and helps keep its shape. A perfect combination where both acrylic and cotton get to show their best qualities.  It feels light and is soft and comfortable against the skin. Furthermore, it is ideal for kids’ clothing since it is easy to wash and stays neat.

The cotton content makes for slightly firmer fibers making it easy to work with for both knitting and crocheting. It’s easy to get the stitches nice and even. And is suitable for everything from sweaters and dolls to pillows, baskets, and bags.

It’s a good choice if you want to use yarn without animal fibers – or you experience discomfort with wool. Here you can buy this yarn: http://bit.ly/3ylnDcj

Abbreviations:   

ch= chain;

ss= slip stitch;

st= stitch;

sc= single crochet;

hdc= half double crochet;

dc= double crochet;

fpdc= front post double crochet.

The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

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The final dimensions of my Alpine crochet mittens: circumference  19 cm/ 7.5 inches; 19 cm/ 7.5 inches long without the cuff and  25.5 cm/ 10 inches long with the cuff. 
Gauge: 25 stitches and 24 rows to 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches).

First, we’ll start crocheting the cuff for the Alpine crochet mittens:

The cuff of a mitten covers the wrist. Most mittens designed for cold weather will have tightly crocheted cuffs. For my Alpine mittens, I’ve made folded cuffs for extra warmth.
Start with 31 chains.
Row 1: half double crochet in the second chain from the hook; continue to crochet hdc in every next chain until the end of the row; You should have 30 stitches.
Row 2: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), hdc in back loop in every next stitch until the end of the row. You should have 30 stitches.
Repeat row 2 until you have 26 rows or until the cuff fits your wrist. My cuff is 19 cm in circumference.

The video tutorial for the stitch used for the cuff:

The wrist for the Alpine crochet mittens:

The wrist is the area above the cuff and below the thumb. Usually this part you need to increase your stitch count to accommodate the larger area needed for the wrist and hand. For the rest of the mittens, we are crocheting the Alpine stitch. Here is the video tutorial for this stitch, if is the first time when you are crocheting this stitch I recommend you to watch the video tutorial first.

Starting with the wrist will crochet in rounds.
1. Round 1: Fold the cuff in two and crochet single crochet through both sides of the cuff all around the cuff. Slip stitch in the first stitch to close the round. I have 48 stitches.
2. Round 2: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch), crochet double crochet in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 48 stitches.
3. Round 3: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 48 stitches.
4. Round 4: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 48 stitches.
5. Round 5: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 48 stitches.
6. Round 6: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round and in the last stitch, you skipped crochet 1 dc. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 49 stitches.
7. Round 7: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 49 stitches.
8. Round 8: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round; fpdc in the last dc you’ve crocheted in the previous round and double crochet in the stitch you’ve just skipped.  Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 50 stitches.
9. Round 9: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 50 stitches.
10. Round 10: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round and in the last stitch, you skipped crochet 1 dc. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 51 stitches.
11. Round 11: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 51 stitches.
12. Round 12: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round; fpdc in the last dc you’ve crocheted in the previous round and double crochet in the stitch you’ve just skipped.  Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 52 stitches.
13. Round 13: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 52 stitches.
14. Round 14: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round and in the last stitch, you skipped crochet 1 dc. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 53 stitches.
15. Round 15: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 53 stitches.
16. Round 16: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round; fpdc in the last dc you’ve crocheted in the previous round and double crochet in the stitch you’ve just skipped.  Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 54 stitches.
17. Round 17: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 54 stitches.
18. Round 18: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round and in the last stitch, you skipped crochet 1 dc. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 55 stitches.
19. Round 19: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 55 stitches.
20. Round 20: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round; fpdc in the last dc you’ve crocheted in the previous round and double crochet in the stitch you’ve just skipped.  Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. I have 56 stitches.
21. Round 21: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. I have 56 stitches.

The chart for the increasing:

chart mittens

The hand for the Alpine crochet mittens:

mittens

This is the part of the mitten that covers the back of the hand and the palm.

22. Round 22: on this round, we will leave an opening for the thumb, so on this round, you won’t crochet the first seven stitches and the last seven stitches. So skip the first seven stitches and continue to crochet the Alpine stitch.
Ch 2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until you reach the last seven stitches without crocheting them and make 2 chains and slip stitch in the first stitch you’ve crocheted on this round.
23. Round 23: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch. When you reach the two chains crochet 1 sc in every next ch and slip stitch to close the round. I have 44 stitches.
24. Round 24: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
25. Round 25: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
26. Round 26: Ch 2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
27. Round 27: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch. When you reach the two chains crochet 1 sc in every next ch and slip stitch to close the round.
28. Round 28: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
29. Round 29: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
30. Round 30: Ch 2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
31. Round 31: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
32. Round 32: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
33. Round 33: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
34. Round 34: Ch 2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
35. Round 35: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
36. Round 36: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.

Mitten Top for the Alpine crochet mittens:

When the hand is as long as desired, the circumference of the mittens is decreased.

37. Round 37: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); * skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch, skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch, skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet. Then crochet the next 3 stitches tog: (dc, fpdc, dc) tog*. Repeat *-* until the last 4 stitches and crochet: fpdc, dc, fpdc, dc. You should have 34 stitches.
38. Round 38: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
39. Round 39: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. When needed crochet the fpdc around all the stitches crocheted together. You should have 34 stitches.
40. Round 40: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
41 Round 41: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); * skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet. Then crochet the next 3 stitches tog: (dc, fpdc, dc) tog*. Repeat *-* until the last 4 stitches and crochet: fpdc, dc, fpdc, dc. You should have 24 stitches.
42. Round 42: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
43. Round 43: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. When needed crochet the fpdc around all the stitches crocheted together. You should have 24 stitches.
44. Round 44: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
45. Round 45: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *(fpdc, dc, fpdc) tog, (dc, fpdc, dc) tog*. Repeat until the end of the round, slip stitch to close the round. You should have 8 stitches.
46. Round 46: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. Cut the yarn in a 10 cm/ 4 inches tail and weave in the yarn on the top of the mittens and pull to close the hole, secure with a knot and weave in the end of the yarn.

The thumb for the Alpine crochet mittens:

We are crocheting the thumb on the opening left on round 22, in rounds starting in the same stitch you closed the round 21.

1.Round 1: ch 2 (don’t count as a stitch); *dc in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next sc and crochet 1 fpdc around the dc below skipped sc, dc in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next sc, and crochet 1 fpdc around the dc below skipped sc, dc in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next sc, and crochet 1 fpdc around the dc below skipped sc, dc in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next sc*. Next crochet 2dc tog on the side of the hand; next crochet in the chains (made on round 22) 2 dc tog(crochet 1 dc in every chain on the other side together); and continue crocheting 2 dc tog on the second side of the hand. Now continue to crochet the alpine stitch: skip the next sc and crochet 1 fpdc around the dc below skipped sc, *dc in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next sc and crochet 1 fpdc around the dc below skipped sc*. Repeat until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round. You should have 18 stitches.
2. Round 2: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
3. Round 3: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
4. Round 4: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
5. Round 5: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
6. Round 6: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
7. Round 7: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *skip the next single crochet and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet, double crochet in next stitch*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
8. Round 8: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
9. Round 9: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *double crochet in the next single crochet stitch, skip the next single crochet, and crochet 1 front post double crochet around the double crochet below skipped single crochet*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. Slip stitch in the first stitch of the round to close the round.
10. Round 10: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round.
11. Round 11: ch2 (don’t count as a stitch); *crochet the next 3 stitches tog- (fpdc, dc, fpdc) tog ; crochet the next 3 stitches tog- (dc, fpdc, dc) tog*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round.
12. Round 12: ch1 (don’t count as a stitch), sc in every next stitch, finish with a slip stitch to close the round. At the end of the round, you should have 6 stitches. Cut the yarn in a 10 cm/ 4 inches tail and weave in the yarn on the top of the mittens and pull to close the hole, secure with a knot and weave in the end of the yarn.

Alpine crochet mittens

Here are some great patterns to crochet this winter:

Crochet Alpine Beanie;

Cozy winter crochet hat;

Cable crochet headband;

Cozy Days crochet Vest;

Trinity Scarf;

Sunny days scarf;

Twist Headband.

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