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]
Clown fish shaped mittens. Designed by Sigurlaug Eva Stefansdottir. Pictured project by mimouna
Angry Birds Mittens
Mittens inspired by the various bird characters from Angry Birds. Designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick
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
These We Call Him Spidey Mittens by Kathleen Taylor. Pictured project by LivM
These pig inspired mittens come in six sizes Child’s S,M,L and Women’s S,M,L. Designed by SpillyJane. Pictured project by annypurls
Fantastic Mittster Fox Mittens
This playful combination mittens/puppets design by Allison Stewart-Guinee is knit in the round, seamlessly. The mittens can be worn on either hand, with either the fox face facing up or on the palm.
Designed by Marianne Lind, these penguin mittens are sized for XS, S hands with a seam up the side.
Kim Hamlin designed this Oz-some gloves in child and adult sizes.
Designed by Carly Hill, these mittens are knit in the round with stranded colorwork.
Mittens inspired by Doctor Who’s nemesis. Designed by Kat Lewinski
Norwegian Kitten Mittens
Designed by Salty Crafts who also has a striped version.
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.
Mad Cat Handwarmers
Kat Lewinski’s fingerless mitts feature Ta mad cat on one side and a paw print on the palm.
Perfect mittens for fans designed by Amy at Confessions of a Woolaholic.
Designed by Ekaterina Sokolova
Sock Monkey Mittens
Designed by Melissa Walshe for sizes Child’s M, (L, Adult S)
Iron Man Mitts
Irene McCormick’s fingerless gloves pattern is written to fit a 3-5 year old with basic instructions on how to make larger
These child-sized mittens were designed by Janine Le Cras. Pictured project by Betty.
Amy Christoffers designed these mittens for toddlers but they can be customized for bigger sizes.
Designed by Frankie Brown, these mittens come in small, medium, and large.
Amanda Drover-Hartwick designed these mittens for sizes 2-3 year old, 4-6 year old, 7-9 year old, 10-13 year old. Eyes are knit circles. Pictured project by el399
Smittens Mittens for Holding Hands
Get romantic in chilly weather with this mitten designed for two. Designed by Julie Weisenberger
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).
Emily Hastings designed these mitts inspired by Legend of Zelda games. They’re based on the gauntlets that Link wears in OoT and in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Give a Hoot Mittens
These mittens designed by the Fibre Company feature a unique thumb gusset and a cable owl pattern.
Melanie Gall’s rodent motif can be used on fingerless mitts and mittens but also has been adapted for hats and more. Pictured project by mimouna
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
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.
Teddy Bear Mittens
Includes instructions for the following sizes: 12 months, 2, 4, 6.
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.
Pokeball Fliptop Mittens
Perfect for hunting pokémons in cooler weather. These mittens have a flap that you can easily flip open to use your phone or close to keep your hands warm.
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!