Fun Mitten and Glove Knitting Patterns
Novelty mittens, gloves, and mitts that can be worn for costumes or fun.
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
Lego Hand Mittens
Designed by Carissa Brown to resemble the molded plastic hands of Lego people. Great for costumes or play. Sizes from baby through adult. 0-2 years[3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10 years-Adult S, Adult M, Adult L]
Child’s Handwarmer Muff
This easy handwarmer features pompoms, i-cord bow, and neck strap. The muff is knit in tube with half folded inside during finishing. The stitch is an easy 2 round repeat double seed stitch. Designed by Chuck Wilmesher for skacel.
Innsmouth Webbed Claw Gloves
These gloves are perfect for playing any clawed monster like Godzilla, Draco, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Designed by Anne-Marie Dunbar. Pictured project by G-knits
Kim Hamlin designed this Oz-some gloves in child and adult sizes.
Norwegian style mittens inspired by the shy forest spirits portrayed in Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese animated film My Neighbor Totoro. Designed by brella, the stranded colorwork features a big Totoro with an umbrella, two little Totoros, and a bunch of dust bunnies (or soot sprites) .Pictured project by djaya. Some Ravelrers have adapted for hats, sweaters, and more.
Sherlock- Baker Street Wallpaper Mitts
Professor Fonz’s Sherlock-inspired The Game Is On fingerless mitts feature the wallpaper design in Sherlock’s flat in the Sherlock tv series. See below for more Sherlock Knitting Patterns
Toby Roxane Barna designed this fun, practical cozy mitten perfect for drinking beverages at outdoor events.The pattern is written for three sizes: small (a “rootbeer mitt,” to fit a child’s hand), medium (to fit a typical lady-paw) and large (to fit a gnarly man-hand).
Give a Hoot Mittens
These mittens designed by the Fibre Company feature a unique thumb gusset and a cable owl pattern.
Gimli Son of Gloin Gauntlets
Sheila Toy Stromberg designed these mitts inspired by the dwarf warrior. She provides a tutorial for knitting with scalemail, which is a lot like knitting with beads. Small (Medium, Large, Extra Large, Extra-Extra Large)
Winchester Plaid Anti-Possession Mittens
Inspired by Supernatural, these mittens designed by Kat Lewinski sport a stylish plaid on top and anti-demonic possession protection on the palms.
Patterns for Purchase
This pattern includes instructions for three different mittens (some with buttons, some without), and two versions of each mitten. Sizes 12 mo, 2 yrs, 6 yrs. (Obviously, don’t use buttons for the baby mittens.) Designed by Cambria Washington
Wonder Woman Fingerless Mitts
These fingerless mitts by Tiny Owl Knits feature a colorwork kitten face.
Monster Claw Glove
Fun costume gloves that are knit in bulky yarn and can be finished in a couple of evenings according to the designer. Costume only, not good for daily use.
Mittens designed to look like an owl perching on a branch. Sizes for the entire family: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, teen, women, men.
Dinosaur or Dragon Mittens
These mittens are ALL knit, no crochet, according to the designer. Pattern is for 3 sizes Child’s Small (Medium, Large) 51/2 (61/2, 71/4)”
Sizes for the entire family: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, teen, women, men.
These cute fingerless gloves come with written and charted instructions as well as step-by-step photos. The designer also offers the finished product for sale.
Doctor Who Dalek Knit Fingerless Mitts
I love these! The pattern on the fingerless gloves looks just like the dalek’s body.
Knitted Animal Scarves, Mitts and Socks
These hedgehog mittens are one of the 35 patterns in this book that also includes accessories designed like a fox, kitten, duckling, shark, penguin, elephant scarf, zebra, mice, and more.
Designed by Celeste Young, Owls on one side and a spell reference on the palm for Ordinary Wizarding Level exams.
Twin Peaks Damn Fine Mittens
Ready for some damn fine pie and coffee and the revival of Twin Peaks? Knit these mittens while you watch.
Cheeky Monkey Gloves
Knitting pattern for novelty gloves, featuring a Cheeky Monkey face & a ‘banana’ finger. Sized for ages 3 years – adult.
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!