Fair Isle Crochet Mittens

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Fair Isle Crochet Mittens

Crochet Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2018.

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This pattern is written in US crochet terms

intermediate crochet pattern


Gather Your Supplies

  • 1 skein Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn (Black Cherry and Birch shown)
  • 4.5 mm Crochet Hook for ribbing
  • 5 mm Crochet Hook for mitten
  • Darning Needle
  • Scissors

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Get Creative with your color choices!

Patons Alpaca Blend yarn is available in 24 gorgeous colors ranging from organic to bright and cheery. Check out all the color options and plan your mittens here:

Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn – Color Options

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Gauge and Sizing

14 sts x 18 rows = 4″ in pattern single crochet


  • BLO – Back Loop Only
  • Ch – Chain
  • Rep – Repeat
  • Rem – Remaining
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sc2tog – Single Crochet Two Together
  • SLst – Slip Stitch
  • St(s) – Stitches

To print a list of all crochet abbreviations to keep in your crochet notebook, check out my quick guide here:

Crochet Abbreviations Quick Guide

Pattern Notes

All stitches worked on the mitten (except band) are to be worked through the front of the stitch. Insert your hook in the middle of the stitch from the front of the work and work your single crochet. When working Fair Isle pattern, hold non-working color floats to inside of mitten. Rounds are worked in a spiral.

Be creative with your color choices! The sky is the limit when you have 24 options to choose from. Check out all the amazing colors of Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn!

Color Key:

  • Color A – Black Cherry
  • Color B – Birch


Written Instructions (Video Tutorial Coming Soon!)

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Band: worked with 4.5 mm hook and color A

1st Row: Ch 6. SC in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch. Turn.

2nd Row: Ch 1. SC in BLO each st.

Rep last row until your band measures approximately 6.5” [16.5 cm] from starting edge.


Mittens: worked with 5 mm hook, continue with color A

1st Round: Ch 1. SC in same space as ch. Evenly space 32 SC. Do not join. Continue in spiral and mark first st with a marker.

All single crochet stitches after this point are to be worked through the front of the stitch as directed in pattern notes.

(Color Repeat)

2nd Round: SC in first st and in each rem st.

3rd Round: SC first 3 sts with color A. Work 4th st with color B. *Sc next 3 with color A. Sc 4th st with color B. Rep from * to end of round.

4th Round: as 2nd round.

5th Round: with color A, SC first st. *SC next st with color B. SC next 3 with color A. Rep from * to last two. SC last two with color A.

Rep last four rounds once more.

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Next round: as 2nd round.

Next round thumb shaping (right hand): *with color A SC 3. With color B SC next St. Rep from * 4 times more. With color A SC next 3. Ch 6, SK 6 STS. With color A SC in next 3. With color B SC last st.

Next round thumb shaping (Left hand): *with color A SC 3. With color B SC next St. Rep from * once more. With color A SC next 3. Ch 6, SK 6 STS. With color A SC next 2. With color b, SC next st. (with color a SC 3. With color b SC next St.) three times more.

Next round: with color A, SC every st and every ch.

Next round: as 5th round.

Continue with repeat (2nd round – 5th round) until your mitten measures approximately 7.5″ [19 cm] from bottom of ribbing, ending on a color work row. Fasten off color B.

Rem rounds worked with color A only

Next round: SC first 6 sts. Sc2tog. *SC next 6 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (28 sts)

Next round: SC all sts.

Next round: SC first 2 sts. Sc2tog. *SC next 2 sts. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (21 sts)

Next round: SC first st. Sc2tog. *SC next st. Sc2tog. Rep from * to end of round. (14 sts)

Next 2 rounds: SC each st.

Fasten off leaving an 8” [20 cm] tail.



1st Round: Fasten on color A in any stitch of thumb hole. Evenly space 12 sc around opening.

2nd Round: SC each st.

Rep 2nd round until your thumb measures 2.5” [6 cm] and fasten off leaving an 8” [20 cm] tail..



Create a drawstring closure for thumb hole by weaving your tail in and out of each stitch. Draw it up and secure the closure by weaving in your remaining tail around opening.

Turn mitten inside out, seam opening at top and weave in your ends.


Want some more inspiration?

My good friend, Kristen, from Good Knit Kisses worked in collaboration with me on this project to design a knit hat and cowl to match these crochet mittens! Test out your knitting skills and create a full set in the process. You can find those patterns and tutorials here:

Fair Isle Knit Cowl

Fair Isle Knit Hat

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