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Stylish Crochet Hand Warmers – Holbourne Mitts Pattern

Perfect for just about any task, the Holbourne Mitts are a sophisticated, detailed pair of stylish crochet hand warmers that leave your fingers free for your craft whilst keeping your hands warm and nimble.

In sizes small, medium and large, they use crochet in the round with front post stitch work and seamless thumb shaping, they are a quick and easy project you will make again and again. 

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Holbourne Mitts pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

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About the Crochet Hand Warmers

I designed the Holbourne Mitts exclusively for the Crochet Summit 2021 as a fun project to teach everyone. I wanted to create something that would perhaps stretch the knowledge of some people but that would be manageable for everyone to achieve.

The step by step video class is available for free during the Summit which is being hosted from 5th-9th April but you will also be able to purchase the class after the event if you’d still like to join me.

As many of you know, I love designing crochet hand warmers and mittens and each year I publish more and more. I just can’t stop myself!

As a Mum of young boys they are perfect for me as I always need my fingers out to wipe, pick up, carry, do whatever is needed but still like to wear something on my hands to keep them toasty.

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Pattern Options

This stylish crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it in this blogpost.

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Yarn

To make the Holbourne Mitts I used Alpaca Cloud DK by WeCrochet which is 100% baby alpaca, 112m/50g and the most beautifully soft yarn.

I used:

2 balls of Leonardo.

A great alternative yarn is Studio DK yarn by Deramores which is also 100% acrylic and fabulous to work with too.

Both of these yarns come in a beautiful range of colours and the PDF Pattern has other option ideas too.

image of alpaca cloud double knit yarn in wicker tray with scissors and crochet hook on desk in front

Tension and Sizing

The crochet hand warmers come in size small, medium and large.

Circumference: S=15cm, M=18cm, L=21cm, length 19cm for all sizes.

14.5 sts and 15 rounds = 10cm by 10cm over US hdc/UK htr swatch.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

sk – skip

rep – repeat

FP – front post

Crochet Stitches

To make the stylish crochet hand warmers you will need to know how to crochet in the round the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – treble crochetdc – double crochet
pair of hands wearing crochet hand warmers with palms facing upwards and bunch of tulips tucked in arms

Pattern Notes

The mitts are worked in rounds throughout with shaping for the thumbs added within the pattern.

A ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

To make the joining of rounds neater always join the yarn from the back of the stitch to complete each round.

Work in the back loop only (blo) of any UK tr/US dc stitch from Round 4 onwards.

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Holbourne Mitts Crochet Pattern

Standard UK Crochet Terms

LEFT MITT

Foundation chain: ch 22, (26, 30), taking care not to twist, ss in 1st to form into a ring.

Round 1: ch1, htr in 22,(26, 30), ss in 1st st to join. [22, 26, 30]

Round 2: ch 1, (FPtr, htr) 5, (6, 7) times, FPtr in next, (FPtr, htr) 5, (6, 7) times, FPtr in next, ss in 1st st to join. [22, 26, 30st]

Round 3: Repeat Round 2

Round 4: work in the blo of all tr stitches here and throughout, ch 1, FPtr in 3, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in 2, htr in 7, (9, 11) FPtr in 3, ss in 1st to join.

Round 5: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 2, FPtr in next, htr in 6, (8, 10), FPtr in 2, htr in 6, (8, 10), FPtr in next, htr in 2, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 6: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 3, FPtr in next, htr in 5, (7, 9), FPtr in 2, htr in 5, (7, 9), FPtr in next, htr in 3, FPtr in next , ss in 1st to join.

Round 7: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 4, FPtr in next, htr in 4, (6, 8), FPtr in 2, htr in 4, (6, 8), FPtr in next, htr in 4, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 8: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 5, FPtr in next, htr in 3, (5, 7), FPtr in 2, htr in 3, (5, 7), FPtr in next, htr in 5, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 9: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 6, FPtr in next, htr in 2, (4, 6), FPtr in 2, htr in 2, (4, 6), FPtr in next, htr in 6, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 10: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, FPtr in next, htr in 1, (3, 5), FPtr in 2, htr in 1, (3, 5), FPtr in next, htr in 7, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 11: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 8, FPtrin next, htr in 0, (2, 4), FPtr in 2, htr in 0 (2, 4), FPtr in next, htr in 8, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 12: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 13: Repeat Round 12

Round 14: Repeat Round 12 (continue to repeat Round 12 if you would like your mitts longer)

Round 15: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in next, 2htr in next, htr in 2, 2htr in next, htr in 2, (4, 6), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 7,(9, 11), FPtr next, ss in 1st to join. [24, 28, 32]

Round 16: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in next, 2htr in next, htr in 4, 2htr in next, htr in 2, (4, 6), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join. [26, 30, 34]

Round 17: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in next, 2htr in next, htr in 6, 2htr in next, htr in 2, (4, 6), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join. [28, 32, 36]

Round 18: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 13, (15, 17), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 19: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 13, (15, 17), FPtr in 6, htr in next 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 20: Repeat Round 18

Round 21: Repeat Round 19

Round 22: Repeat Round 18

Round 23: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 2, skip 6sts, htr in 5, (7, 9), FPtr in 6, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join. [22, 26, 30]

Round 24: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next,  htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 25: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in 6, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 26: ch 1, (FPtr, htr) 5, (6, 7) times, FPtr in next, (FPtr, htr) 5, (6, 7) times, FPtr in next, ss in 1st st to join.

Round 27: Repeat Round 26.

Round 28: Repeat Round 26.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

left hand wearing crochet mitten holding a crochet hook with scissors, yarn and canvas pouch on desk

RIGHT MITT

Rounds 1-14: make as for left mitt.

Round 15: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 2, (4, 6), 2htr in next, htr in 2, 2htr in next, htr in next, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join. [24, 28, 32 sts]

Round 16: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 2, (4, 6), 2htr in next, htr in 4, 2htr in next, htr in next, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join. [26, 30, 34 sts]

Round 17: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 2, (4, 6), 2htr in next, htr in 6, 2htr in next, htr in next, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join. [28, 32, 36 sts]

Round 18: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11) FPtr in next, htr in next, FPtr in 2, htr in next, FPtr in next, htr in 13, (15, 17), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 19: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11) FPtr in 6, htr in 13, (15, 17), FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 20: Repeat Round 18

Round 21: Repeat Round 19

Round 22: Repeat Round 18

Round 23: ch 1, FPtr in first st, htr in 7, (9, 11), FPtr in 6, htr in 5, (7, 9), skip 6sts, htr in 2, FPtr in next, ss in 1st to join. [22, 26, 30]

Rounds 24-28: make as for left mitt.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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Standard US Crochet Terms

LEFT MITT

Foundation chain: ch 22, (26, 30), taking care not to twist, ss in 1st to form into a ring.

Round 1: ch1, hdc in 22,(26, 30), ss in 1st st to join. [22, 26, 30]

Round 2: ch 1, (FPdc, hdc) 5, (6, 7) times, FPdc in next, (FPdc, hdc) 5, (6, 7) times, FPdc in next, ss in 1st st to join. [22, 26, 30st]

Round 3: Repeat Round 2

Round 4: work in the blo of all dc stitches here and throughout, ch 1, FPdc in 3, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in 2, hdc in 7, (9, 11) FPdc in 3, ss in 1st to join.

Round 5: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 2, FPdc in next, hdc in 6, (8, 10), FPdc in 2, hdc in 6, (8, 10), FPdc in next, hdc in 2, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 6: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 3, FPdc in next, hdc in 5, (7, 9), FPdc in 2, hdc in 5, (7, 9), FPdc in next, hdc in 3, FPdc in next , ss in 1st to join.

Round 7: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 4, FPdc in next, hdc in 4, (6, 8), FPdc in 2, hdc in 4, (6, 8), FPdc in next, hdc in 4, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 8: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 5, FPdc in next, hdc in 3, (5, 7), FPdc in 2, hdc in 3, (5, 7), FPdc in next, hdc in 5, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 9: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 6, FPdc in next, hdc in 2, (4, 6), FPdc in 2, hdc in 2, (4, 6), FPdc in next, hdc in 6, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 10: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, FPdc in next, hdc in 1, (3, 5), FPdc in 2, hdc in 1, (3, 5), FPdc in next, hdc in 7, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 11: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 8, FPdc in next, hdc in 0, (2, 4), FPdc in 2, hdc in 0 (2, 4), FPdc in next, hdc in 8, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 12: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 13: Repeat Round 12

Round 14: Repeat Round 12 (continue to repeat Round 12 if you would like your mitts longer)

Round 15: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in next, 2hdc in next, hdc in 2, 2hdc in next, hdc in 2, (4, 6), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 7,(9, 11), FPdc next, ss in 1st to join. [24, 28, 32]

Round 16: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in next, 2hdc in next, hdc in 4, 2hdc in next, hdc in 2, (4, 6), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join. [26, 30, 34]

Round 17: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in next, 2hdc in next, hdc in 6, 2hdc in next, hdc in 2, (4, 6), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join. [28, 32, 36]

Round 18: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 13, (15, 17), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 19: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 13, (15, 17), FPdc in 6, hdc in next 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 20: Repeat Round 18

Round 21: Repeat Round 19

Round 22: Repeat Round 18

Round 23: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 2, skip 6sts, hdc in 5, (7, 9), FPdc in 6, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join. [22, 26, 30]

Round 24: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next,  hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 25: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in 6, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 26: ch 1, (FPdc, hdc) 5, (6, 7) times, FPdc in next, (FPdc, hdc) 5, (6, 7) times, FPdc in next, ss in 1st st to join.

Round 27: Repeat Round 26.

Round 28: Repeat Round 26.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

woman wearing fingerless crochet wool mitts in beige brown colour

RIGHT MITT

Rounds 1-14: make as for left mitt.

Round 15: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 2, (4, 6), 2hdc in next, hdc in 2, 2hdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join. [24, 28, 32 sts]

Round 16: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 2, (4, 6), 2hdc in next, hdc in 4, 2hdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join. [26, 30, 34 sts]

Round 17: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 2, (4, 6), 2hdc in next, hdc in 6, 2hdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join. [28, 32, 36 sts]

Round 18: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11) FPdc in next, hdc in next, FPdc in 2, hdc in next, FPdc in next, hdc in 13, (15, 17), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 19: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11) FPdc in 6, hdc in 13, (15, 17), FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join.

Round 20: Repeat Round 18

Round 21: Repeat Round 19

Round 22: Repeat Round 18

Round 23: ch 1, FPdc in first st, hdc in 7, (9, 11), FPdc in 6, hdc in 5, (7, 9), skip 6sts, hdc in 2, FPdc in next, ss in 1st to join. [22, 26, 30]

Rounds 24-28: make as for left mitt.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

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