Easy-On Mitts


"For those of you who are unfamiliar with my Easy-On Mittens, these mittens have a wrist closure option which allows you to open and close the mitten at the wrist. I first designed these mittens for my son because he was so wiggly and I swear he had fingers sticking out all over the place - trying to get mittens on his hands was such a challenge and he always pulled them off as fast as I could get them on. These mittens open at the wrist so you can easily pop the hand into the mitten itself (not getting stuck on the narrower cuff part) and once the hand is inside you can button up the wrist closure and the hand stays inside the mitten ;) You can wear the closure on the underside of your wrist (which is how I did Drew’s so he wouldn’t try to undo the buttons) or on top - which is how Darla liked to wear hers because she thought they looked ‘pretty’ that way. You can alternately whip stitch the cuff closed for a regular pair of mittens - this is totally up to you! These mittens have been requested for many reasons - one of which is for individuals in Nursing Homes. The wrist closure allows caregivers to slide the mittens onto the resident’s hands more easily (and less painfully) and then the wrist closure can be button to ensure the mitten stays in place once on."


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook, I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Finished SizeChild, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large

Materials List

  • buttons (optional)

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These are so sweet. I never had to worry about my kids losing gloves, mitts or hats. They grew up in Florida. More like losing their sandals. These are so easy to make though that friends and family in the north will be receiving them this Christmas. Thank you so much for posting this great pattern.

I really like that these mitts have two ways of keeping them in place. The ribbed band will usually do the trick, but like the author, I also had children who constantly lost gloves, mittens, hats, scarves, you name it. Even it you dont lose things, the additional button tab gives the mittens a more refined look than your usual handmade pair. How about making them in tan with a Pipsqueak edge around the tab and cuff? That would make them look like sheepskin, too.


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