Chain Maille Fingerless Mittens (free crocheting pattern)

Chain Maille Fingerless

Mittens

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This pattern is a spin-off from the Chain Maille Scarf pattern. Easy, fast, light, fun and decorative “mittens” that will catch everyone’s eye.

You can download the pattern here to print it out for a hard copy, or read it online hereafter! (the download link is a rapidshare link, so if you are not a subscriber with them, you can use the free user button – this will take a while so be patient, thanks!

The downloadable pattern also includes a little tutorial at the end.

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Here’s what you need:

– some leftovers of worsted weight yarn (50 grams should be plenty)

– a 5 mm (size H) crocheting hook

– a darning needle / tapestry needle to sew in ends.

Here’s how to do it:

Stitches used (US English):

– chain stitch

– slip stitch

Important: decide the length you want and measure against your hand / wrist while working. For this pair, I made 8 loops and 8 rows (base row included but without finishing row)

Row 1 – base row

  • chain 7

  • slip stitch into 7th chain from hook to form a loop.

  • *chain 11 (4+7)

  • slip stitch into 7th chain from hook* – second loop formed

  • repeat from * to * until your base row has desired length

  • turn work

Row 2

  • chain 10 (3+7)

  • slip stitch into 7th chain from hook to form next loop

  • chain 2

  • slip stitch into top of last loop of previous row

  • *chain 9 (2+7)

  • slip stitch into 7th chain from hook

  • chain 2

  • slip stitch into top of next free loop of previous row*

  • repeat from * to * until you reach the end of the row

  • turn work

  • repeat row 2 until scarf has desired width or you almost run out of yarn – remember there is a last row!

Last Row

Since the top of our row is made of loops, we need a finishing row.

For this, after turning the work

  • chain 4

  • slip stitch into top of last loop of previous row

  • *chain 4

  • slip stitch into top of next free loop of previous row*

  • repeat from * to * to the end of the row.

  • Fasten off, leave a longer end.

  • Make second mitten.

  • Fold finished pieces in half, lengthwise.

  • Sew long edges together – leaving a thumb hole at a convenient place and the appropriate length for you (try on and measure!) – for both at the same spot.

  • sew in ends

  • Enjoy!

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3 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing the fingerless mittens pattern.

  2. this is not chainmaille… its clothie. chainmaille is out od metal rings not yarn….

    • Thanks for your very valid comment – you’re right and I’m sorry you got soft instead of hard in your search. Let me just explain the name of this item:

      I am multilingual, and the word “maille” in French means, in English, “stitch” (for knitted and crocheted items; in metal work it means “links”). So in some roundabout way, the name just means ‘chain stitch’ – which is what this is made of.

      A metal chain maille article could conceivably look like it’s been made of metal ‘stitches’ – even if no needle is involved but plyers and such… (it’s actually where its name would come from, I think, I’d have to look it up)

      Again, thanks for the comment and the chance to explain!

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