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Garter Stitch Mittens Pattern for Toddlers

Hello my dear friends, meet these cute warm and soft mittens made for a toddler. You know my toddler daughter never likes to listen what I’m saying to her, like “keep your hands in the pocket while you sit in the stroller”, but no, she has to keep them out and play with a toy until her palms and fingers get really really cold. On top of that, she rejects wearing finger gloves – too much trouble putting them on :D. For all toddlers out there who disguise finger gloves, this pattern is for you. Keep your hands warm and pockets-free πŸ˜‰ Need a version for adults? I’ve got you covered too – check out my Christmas-style mittens made in garter stitch as well.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Β 4 Double-pointed knitting needles 4 mm (US 6/UK 8).

<> Knit Pricks, Simply Wool (Bulky) – 100% Eco Wool.Β  Color #: OC, 100 grams -193 yards per skein – in total less than 1 ball;

<> Tapestry needle and scissors.

Mittens size:

Gauge:Β 17-18 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette

Size: 2-3 years

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

K – knit

P – purl

St(s) – stitch(es)

p2tog – purl two together

Inc – increase: cast on stitch

Knitting cuff of the super bulky toddler mittens:

Cast on 28 stitches. Join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 for 15 rounds.

Round 16: knit all stitches around

Round 17: purl all stitches around

Round 18: knit all stitches around

Round 19: purl all stitches around

How to knit gusset section of the mittens:

Round 20 (left hand): k7, place next 6 sts on a stitch holder or to a scrap yarn, inc 6 (cast on 6 sts), k15.

Round 20 (right hand): k1, place next 6 sts on a stitch holder or to a scrap yarn, inc 6 (cast on 6 sts), k21.

Round 21: purl all stitches around.

Round 22: knit all stitches around.

Rounds 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35: purl all stitches around.

Rounds 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36: knit all stitches around.

Shaping top of the mittens:

Round 37: [p1, p2tog, p8, p2tog, p1] – repeat twice

Round 38: knit all sts around

Round 39: [p1, p2tog, p6, p2tog, p1] – repeat twice

Round 40: knit all sts around

Round 41: [p1, p2tog, p4, p2tog, p1] – repeat twice

Round 42: knit all sts around

Round 43: [p1, p2tog, p2, p2tog, p1] – repeat twice

Round 44: knit all sts around

Round 45: p2tog – 6 times

Cut the yarn, leaving 10 cm tail. Pull yarn through remaining 6 stitches. Pull the hole tight and weave in all ends.

Knitting the thumb of the mittens:

Pick up 6 stitches from the scrap yarn. Take new yarn and start knitting. K6, pick up and knit 1 stitch from the left side, then pick up and knit 6 sts above and 1 more stitch from the right side. Now you have in total 14 stitches. Divide your sts evenly among 3 needles. Do not worry you might have some holes that we are going to sew later.

Knit in garter stitch:

Round 1: purl all stitches around

Round 2: knit all stitches around.

Rounds 3, 5, 7, 9: purl all stitches around

Rounds 4, 6, 8, 10: knit all stitches around.

Round 11: [p1, p2tog, p1, p2tog, p1] – repeat twice.

Round 12: knit all stitches around.

Round 13: p2tog – 5 times

Cut the yarn, leaving 10 cm tail. Pull yarn through remaining 5 stitches. PullΒ the hole tight and weave in.

If you see some holes, use tail from where you have attached yarn and sew all gaps.

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