Baby Mittens Knitting Pattern

Are you a knitting enthusiast and fancy making something that’s easy but looks impressive? These thumbless baby mittens are perfect and they’re great for 0-6 month old babies, making them great pressies for the little new additions to the family!

ball of grey yarn

What Do You Need?

  • 3.25 mm UK knitting needles
  • 4mm UK knitting needles
  • 30g of 8 ply yarn

mittens knitted

mittens knitted 2

Instructions to Make Two

Use 3.25mm needles to cast on 30 stitches.

Row one

K2, [P2, K2] to end

Row two

P2, [K2, P2] to end

Repeat the above rows ten times

Row twenty one

K2, [P2, K2] to end

You have now created the cuff.

Row twenty two

[K1, P1], or otherwise known as rib, to end but decrease by 1 stitch where you prefer (I decrease at the end)


Stocking Stitch for 16 rows

Now change to UK 4mm knitting needles. For 16 rows, knit one row then purl the next in this order. Make sure that your knit row is the front of the work. This is otherwise known as the stocking stitch.

Finishing up…

Row thirty nine

K2tog tbl, K10, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K10, K2tog –  25 stitches

Row forty


Row forty one

K2tog tbl, K8, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K8, K2tog – 21 stitches

Row forty two


Row forty three

K2tog tbl, K6, K2tog, K1, K2tog tbl, K6, K2tog – 17 stitches

Row forty four


Cast off

Sew the outer seams where applicable and fold over the cuff for a cute finish! I’d love to see your work so be sure to send me a pic once you’re done 🙂

Unfortunately, this lovely pair was a bit too tight for the little one that I’ve knitted for, so if you have the same problem have a look at Mack and Mabel’s website for larger baby mitten patterns.


K= knit
P= purl
K2tog = knit two stitches together
Tbl= through back loops
Stocking stitch =1 row knit, 1 row purl (knit row is the front of the work)
[ ] = repeat the instructions in the brackets as stated

Alina is the founder and writer of The Fairytale Pretty Picture blog whilst working full time as an SEO specialist at a growing online-only retailer called Amara. She owns a beautiful white Alsatian and lives in Essex with her husband.

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