Manhattan Magic Mittens with Flip Top – Crochet Pattern

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If you’re anything like me, you love wearing gloves but quickly get frustrated by how difficult it is to use your hands once you are wearing them. And when it comes to mittens, things get even more complicated.

One day, I was waiting for my train in an above ground station, as the winter had started to chill the Brooklyn air, and I was trying to text my husband and not freeze my fingers at the same time. I had to take off half of my glove every time I typed, and putting it back on when the air blowed. I kept thinking, there has to be an easier way, right?

And so these mittens were born.

This is for all of you instagram scrollers, cold hand sufferers, crochet lovers!

Design

I have found a few fingerless mittens patterns before, but I always wanted to make a pair of gloves that had individual fingers AND could transform into mittens.

These mittens are designed to follow the shape of your hand and cover your thumb completely, but leave individual fingers with cut off tops for easy access to phone and better grip.

The flip is worked top to bottom, and you can customize to make it as long or as short as you want. And because it’s doubled layer at the hand when you put the flip top on, it is sooo warm.

Don’t forget to add a button at the cuff of the glove to keep your mitten top secure and easily convert it back and keep your fingers toasty.

The pattern works really fast, so you can have your gloves ready before the winter is over, because it never seems like it’s quite over until May…

Yarn

This was my first time working with Lion Brand Yarn’s Feels Like Butta and boy, oh boy, is it soft!!! This yarn will keep your hands warm and it really does feel like butta!

Because it’s 100% polyester it has lasted very well all the trips in the train holding on to the pole, carrying groceries in the cold and taking it off and on. This yarn is a breeze to work with, and I really recommend using it for these gloves.

If you want to try different yarn or don’t have easy access to Feels like Butta, be sure to check your gauge or mitten size won’t be correct. But i really recommend ordering it online as it also comes with a great price.

To find Lion Brand Yarn’s Feels like Butta on Amazon click here.

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Pattern

Materials:

Size

Women’s Adult small

Level

Beginner – Easy

Abbreviations

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc Slip stitch – sl st Repeat – rep Skip – sk Stitch(es) – st(s) Dec – Decrease by sc 2 sts together Inc – Increase by sc 2 sts into next st.

Gauge

17 sts, 14 Rounds in sc – 4’ inches (10 cms)

Notes

Ch 1 in beginning of rounds doesn’t count as stitch throughout

Mitten top is worked top to bottom.

Both gloves are worked identical, the only difference is the side where the mitten top is attached.

It’s important to test gauge if using yarn different from the suggested.

Pattern Make 2:

Cuff Ch 10 sts.

Round 1: Turn, ch 1 and sc into first st. Sc in every st until end of round = 10 sts.

Round 2 to 23: Repeat Round 1 Fold cuff into a tube and sl st every stitch to close.

Turn cuff inside out.

Body of glove worked in the round

Round 1: Ch 1, Sc1, inc 1, sc in every st until one st from end, inc 1, sl st. = 26 sts.

Round 2: Ch1, sc in every st, sl st.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc 4 , inc 1, sc 16, inc 1, sc 4, sl st. = 28 sts.

Round 4: Ch 1. Sc 4, inc 1, sc 18, inc 1, sc 4, sl st. = 30 sts.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc4, inc 1, sc 20, inc 1, sc 4, sl st. = 32 sts.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc4, inc 1, sc 22, inc 1, sc 4, sl st. = 34 sts.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc4, inc 1, sc 24, inc 1, sc 4, sl st = 36 sts.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in every st until end of Round, sl st.

Round 9 to 17: Repeat Round 8

Thumb

Round 1: Ch 1, sc 7, ch 4, sl st in 6th st before end of Round, sc 5, sl st.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc 16 sts until end of Round. Sl st.

Round 3 to 4: Repeat Round 2

Round 5: Ch 1, sc 8, dec 1, sc6, sl st. = 15 sts.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc 8, dec 1, sc 5, sl st. – 14 sts.

Round 7: Ch 1, sc 8, dec 1, sc 4, sl st. = 13 sts.

Round 8: Ch 1, sc 8, dec 1, sc 3, sl st, ch1 = 12 sts.

Round 9: Ch 1, sc 6, dec 1, sc 4, sl st = 11 sts

Round 10: Ch 1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 4, dec 1, sl st. = 9 sts.

Round 11: Ch 1, sc 2, dec 1, sc 3, dec 1, sl st. = 7 sts.

Round 12: Ch 1, dec 3, sl st. = 4 sts

Cut yarn and pull to close.

Hand

Sl st into thumb’s beginning of round and sc all around to continue length of glove, ending with a sl st. = 32 sts

Round 1: Ch1, and sc in all stitches, ending with a sl st.

Repeat round of hand 1 for 3 more rounds.

Try on glove. It should be covering your hand up to where your fingers begin. Add or remove rows to adapt to your hand.

Index finger

Round 1: Ch1, sc4, ch 3, (this will be the space between fingers) sl into 5th st before first st on the other side of the glove, sc 4, sl st. = 12 sts

Round 2: Ch1, sc every st, sl st. = 12 sts

Round 3: Ch1, sc 6, dec1, sc 4, sl st = 11 sts

Round 4: rep round 2 = 11 sts

Round 5: Ch1, sc 5, dec1, sc 4, sl st = 10 sts

Round 6: Ch1, sc every st, sl st. = 10 sts

Cut yarn.

Middle finger

Round 1: Slip yarn into the 5th st from the beginning of glove round, in the corner after the chain for the index finger begins. Sc 2, ch 3, sl st to the 3rd st before the index, sc 2, sl st into the corner of the index finger, sl st 4 into each index st in between fingers. = 12 sts

Round 2: Ch1, sc8, sl st 4. = 12 sts

Round 3: Ch1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 7, sl st. =11 sts

Round 4: Ch1, sc 3, dec 1, sc 6, sl st. = 10 sts Round 5 to 7: Ch1, sc in every st, sl st. = 10 sts

Cut yarn.

Ring finger

Round 1: Slip yarn into the 8th st from the beginning of glove round, in the corner where the chain for the middle finger begins. sc2, ch 3, sl st to 3rd st before middle finger corner, sc 3, sl st 3 in the bridge between fingers. = 11 sts

Round 2: Ch1, sc in every st, sl st. = 11 sts

Round 3: Ch1, sc 4, dec 1, sc 5, sl st. = 10

Round 4: Ch1, sc 4, dec 1, sc 4, sl st. = 9 sts

Round 5 & 6: Ch1, Sc in every st, sl st. = 9 sts

Cut yarn

Pinky finger

Round 1: Slip yarn into the 11th st from the beginning of glove round, in the corner where the chain for the middle finger begins. sc10 around the edge of the glove, sl st 3 in the bridge between fingers. = 13 sts

Round 2: Ch1, sc 5, dec 1, sc 6, sl st. = 12 sts

Round 3: Ch1, sc 5, dec 1, sc 5, sl st.= 11 sts

Round 4: Ch1, sc 5, dec 1, sc 4, sl st. =10 sts

Round 5: Ch1, sc 5, dec 1, sc3, sl st. = 9 sts

Round 6: Ch1, sc in every st, sl st. = 9 sts

Cut yarn

Mitten top

Round 1: Using the magic loop technique, sc 4 sts into loop. Sl st. = 4 sts

Round 2: Ch1, Inc 1 in every st, sl st. = 8 sts.

Round 3: Ch1 (Sc1, inc 1 next st) Repeat 4 times, sl st. = 12 sts.

Round 4: Ch1, (Sc2, inc 1 in next st) Repeat 4 times, sl st. = 16 sts.

Round 5: Ch1, (Sc3, inc 1 in next st) Repeat 4 times, sl st. = 20 sts.

Round 6: Ch1, (Sc4, inc 1 in next st) Repeat 4 times, sl st. = 24 sts.

Round 7: Ch1, (Sc5, inc 1 in next st) Repeat 4 times, sl st. = 28 sts.

Round 8: Ch1, (Sc6, inc 1 in next st) Repeat 4 times, sl st. = 32 sts.

Round 9 to 20: Ch1, Sc in every st, sl st.

Try on the mitten top with the glove. If you’d like it to be longer, repeat round 9 until it fits right.

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.

Attaching Mitten top.

Using a yarn needle and the long tail that you left, sew in one side of the mitten top to the knuckle are of the fingers, facing the opposite way of the fingers so it can close on top.

Instead of weaving the beginning strand of the mitten top, create a little loop big enough for a button, and tie it to the top of the mitten. Sew in a button around the wrist area so you can attach your mitten top there when you aren’t using it.

Weave in all other ends.

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