One Skein Lace Mitts

One Skein Lace Mitts
One Skein Lace Mitts

These One Skein Lace Mitts are a must-do winter accessory. Your hands will be kept warm while your fingers are kept free for driving, holding a cup of coffee, and using your cell phone. (Maybe not all at the same time, though.) All you need is one skein of fine weight yarn in any color to complete this free crochet pattern. Instructions include directions for three different sizes small, medium, and large.


Crochet HookE/4 or 3.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet GaugeIn Body pattern, 2 repeats (8sts and 8sps) and 6 rnds/rows = 2½" (6.25cm)

In Cuff pattern, 10rows = 2" (5cm).

Gauge Swatch: 2½{31/8-3¾}"w (flattened) x 2"h 6.25{8-9.5} cm x 5cm

Work same as Body through Rnd 4: 8{10-12} dc, 8{10-12} Clusters, and 8{10-12} sps.

Finished SizeFinished Hand Circumference: Small - 5" (12.5 cm); Medium - 6¼" (16 cm); Large - 7½" (19 cm)

Materials List

  • One Skein Super Fine Weight Yarn (1.76 ounces, 213yards; 50 grams, 195meters per skein)
  • Size E (3.5mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle



  1. Foundation (RS): Work 32{40-48} Fsc; being careful not to twist piece, join with slip st to first Fsc to begin working in rnds. Loop a short piece of yarn around any stitch to mark Foundation as right side.

  2. Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as first dc plus ch 2, now and throughout); dc in same st as joining, skip next 3 Fsc, work (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in next Fsc, skip next 3 Fsc, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in next Fsc, skip next 3 Fsc, work (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in next Fsc, skip next 3 Fsc; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc: 8{10-12} dc, 8{10-12} Clusters, and 8{10-12} sps.

  3. Rnds 2 thru 4{5-5}: Turn; slip st in next Cluster and in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, work (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in next ch-2 sp, * (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, work (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc. Do not finish off.

Thumb Opening

  1. Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn; * (dc, ch2, dc) in next ch-3sp, work Cluster, ch 3, Cluster) in next ch-2sp; repeat from * around, dc in next dc (joining dc), do not join: 10{12-14} dc, 8{10-12} Clusters, and 8{10-12} sps.

  2. Row 2: Ch 3, turn; * (dc, ch2, dc) in next ch-3sp, work (Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in next ch-2sp; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc.

  3. Row 3: Ch 3, turn; * (dc, ch2, dc) in next ch-3sp, work (Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in next ch-2sp; repeat from * across to last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc; join with slip st to first dc to begin working in rnds.

  4. Next Rnd: Turn; slip st in next 2sts and in next ch-3sp, ch5, dc in same sp, work (Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in next ch-2sp, * (dc, ch2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, work (Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in next ch-2sp; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc: 8{10-12} dc,  8{10-12} Clusters, and 8{10-12} sps.

  5. Last 3{44} Rnds: Turn; slip st in next Cluster and in next ch-3sp, ch5, dc in same sp, work (Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in next ch-2sp, * (dc, ch2, dc) in next ch-3 sp, work (Cluster, ch3, Cluster) in next ch-2sp; repeat from * around; join with slip st to first dc. Finish off.


  1. Rnd 1: With right side facing and working in chs at base of Fsc, join yarn with hdc in ch at base of first Fsc (When instructed to join with hdc, begin with a slip knot on hook. YO, holding loop on hook, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook) hdc in next ch and in each ch around; join with slip st to first hdc: 32 {40-48} hdc.

  2. Rnds 2-10: Ch 2, front hdc around same st as joining, back hdc around next st, (front hdc around next st, back hdc around next st) around; skip beginning ch-2 and join with slip st to first front hdc. Finish off.

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This is a very pretty pattern and a chance for me to use up some of that sock yarn I bought on clearance! The instructions are fairly clear, but there arent any photos and that can be a problem. This pattern is available from the Leisure Arts website, but there is a $3.99 charge. I have no idea if it contains more information than this post does alone.

Here is the link to the original pattern. https// == rafts/The-Ultimate-Craft-Guide-Free-Craft-Projects == -Every-Crafter-free-ebook Download the guide via above link or try directly https// == Cluster (uses one st or sp) YO, insert hook in st or sp indicated, YO and pull up a loop, YO and draw through 2 loops on hook repeat from 2 times more, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

I need help. Don't understand the thumb hole inst for row 2 3 of thumb hole. My thumb hole looks terrible. ALSO not clear if the cuff attaches to where I was crocheting OR if I have to turn the lace part around and attach cuff to my original fsc. Please help

Hi Elf, I understand your frustration! This is a Leisure Arts pattern, so for the best pattern help, I would contact their customer service directly. We just post it here with their permission. Good luck! Julia, AFC editor

These hand warmers are so striking! After reading the comments below I felt a bit daunted but fortunately I did not have any problems at all with the instructions and the finished fingerless gloves look just lovely in the blue that is my daughters favorite color. I agree that the Easy rating may be a little misleading but other than that I find the pattern just fine. In fact I am about to make myself a pair as well.

I don't think this pattern should be marked as 'easy', it is not the easiest of instructions to follow and like others I struggled with the cluster, I assume that as you are using dc in that round then it is a dc cluster which I did and it seemed to work out well. On the positive side it is good to come across a pattern with sizing for those of us that have smaller than average hands as I often make wrist warmers and find them too big and struggle to adapt the pattern to make them smaller.

CLUSTER????? Description of "cluster" A Cluster is ANY COMBINATION of stitches each worked to the last step and joined together at the top. Clusters can be worked all in the same stitch or space across several stitches or spaces." So now that I'm sitting here on the computer instead of being in front of my crochet of a foundation row slip stitched together without twisting AND I CAN NOT GO ANY FURTHER since I don't know what stitches/combination of stitches are being used in the CLUSTER of this pattern. Beautiful Mitts but I can't make them with insufficiant pattern information. I'll have to find someone who can look at the picture and decipher what are in the clusters.

Once again I don't understand all the confusion. It took me right to the directions and they were very clear. One little tip, if you come across an abbreviation that you do not understand, google it. Just put in, what does xxx mean in crotchet? It will tell you and usually send you to a tutorial. It's as simple as that. I have been crocheting for 50 years and I still come across some I never heard.

I've been crocheting for 20 years less than you so let me explain some confusion. (Cluster, ch 3, Cluster)....Since you have 50 years of experience, maybe you can tell me what stitches, or combination of stitches, are being used in this pattern. Got the FSC completed and slip stitched together and now I sit with a little circle of yarn with no place to go from here. I'm using alpaca so I'm not happy that I can't go any further. I guess I could use some random stitches in a cluster, but that should throw off any kind of sizing and gauge. Plus, I don't create patterns, that's what this site is for. LOL

It doesn't say on the pattern how many chains to make for the starting foundation chain it does say how many Fsc to do for the different sizes, so are we to assume that the starting chain has one more chain, i.e. 33, 41, 49 chains, so we can start the Fsc on the second chain from the end of the starting chain? Or is there some other way to make a Fsc row that I'm not aware of? Also, there no description of the various stitches that will be used and how to do them, e.g. "cluster" and the "front half doubles" and "back half doubles" . It'd be nice not to have to google YouTube to figure them out. Thanks.

Hi dashbrdld, The foundation single crochet stitch is a stitch that is essentially the foundation row+first row of crochet. So, if it says to fsc 32, then 32 is your starting number. There's a foundation stitch tutorial on the site that might help:

Looking through the pattern.... not sure what is meant by Fsc? The sc is single crochet I presume, but what is Fsc? It might be helpful to have the stitches used in the pattern listed at the top of the page for us beginners who need a little help in pattern reading. Thank you! )

Fsc is foundation single crochet. You can find a tutorial on youtube on how to.

What is a cluster mean in this pattern ( cluster ch 3 cluster) please help

It's not very clear is it? I think the cluster is (dc, ch2, dc), so for (cluster ch 3 cluster) you would (dc ch2 dc, ch3, dc ch2 dc).

I looked on Youtube and put in "how to crochet a cluster stitch", and it was most helpful.

do not like being sent to another link, forget it!

I've been crocheting for over 40 years and this is the most complicated fingerless mittens I've ever come across! The "easy" rating is wrong, and how do they keep you warm with the "lace"? All the pop-up ads make the site sloppy and a hassle to try to find what you're looking for.

How do I get the free pattern! This is frustrating with all of these ads.

Click on "Click here for crochet pattern" on this page. It will take you to the website FaveCrafts. On that page click on the big red button GET MY FREE EBOOK. The name of the ebook is ""The Ultimate Craft Guide: 25 Free Craft Projects for Every Crafter" The gloves are the very first pattern in the book.

I get caught I a loop and I cannot print the pattern!!

If you want this pattern you have to click where it says 'click here for crochet pattern', once there go to the link under the book & click it. After you download the book, the pattern is on page 5, it's the 1st pattern in the book, it's called 'chunky v's lace mitts' in the book. Hope this helps.

It goes to favecrafts instead of giving you directions. The free ebook doesn't have this pattern, it has something similar. I took someone else's advice and went to and clicked through the lacy fingerless gloves options to find it.

You can find the pattern on crochetpatterncentral. It is a red heart pattern.

I figured it out...hope this helps some others....Click on "Click here for free pattern"- above, in the next window, select Crochet (on the left of the screen). Then click on "Crochet Hats, Scarves & Gloves, again on the left side. The pattern you are looking for, for these gloves is the first one..."16 Free Crochet Hat Patterns, Scarves & Gloves". Click on this e-book to download it. Hope this helps!

I clicked on the link above, get the pattern, then on the left side, chose Crochet. But from there was lost, as there were more than one e-book to choose from and download. I did successfully down load one, however it did not have the pattern for these gloves.

Hi, after you click 'get this pattern' & the next page shows up try clicking under the book on right side. It should ask if you want to download the pdf file. If that doesn't work let me know & I will try to copy & paste the pattern for you.

not happy tried everything to ge this pattern. no luck....

To those wondering about "Click here for crochet pattern" link above - Pattern for One Skein Lace Mitts can only be found in the free eBook. Click on the link above and then download the free eBook on the page to find the pattern. Thanks!

The pattern in in the guide, but the guide won't open so it can be downloaded.

The "click here" link is for The-Ultimate-Craft-Guide-Free-Craft-Projects-Every-Crafter-free-ebook. Cannot find the pattern.

I cannot get pattern instructions at all for these pretty mitts

Why can't I print out the pattern for the One Skein Lace Mitts?

Super cute!! I love the cuffs with the pattern!! Stephanie w/The Hook Up

very elegant !!! I think this is perfect for a chilly spring or fall day. you can stay warm and be fashionable at the same time

Can't wait to try this!

Such a good Idea and love the colours

GREAT HAND WARMERS. Wonderful idea doe the on the go bloggers and ipad users.

When you click on the "click here for crochet pattern" it takes you to the free ebook. The pattern is in the ebook. Just download it. You may need to get the free adobe reader first if you don't already have it.

Thanks, A lot of unnecessary searching.

Can't get pattern. where it says to click for pattern, goes to other place. not happy.

Thank you anitafishburn 1517527 :o)

click on the free button at top of page...or click on the photo. and it will take you to the ebook.

I can't find it either! :o(

Something doesn't seem to be working right for me. I can't find the pattern, no matter what I click on.

I'm having troubles finding the pattern too.

Same here. I can't find pattern no matter what I do.

click on the mitts and the pattern comes up.

I Love to crochet!! I'm left-handed & my grandma taught me at a young age. I love to make afghans, stuffed animals, scarves etc. It's my favorite past-time. And the gifts I've made & given to others mean a lot to me. Thank you so much for All the free patterns I can get thru AllFreeCrochet!! I really enjoy & appreciate it!!! Bonita


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