Is it a puppet or is it mitten? Fun knitting patterns for mittens, fingerless mitts, and gloves that look like animals. Most patterns are free.
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Lobster Claw Mittens
Kids who are reluctant to wear regular mittens find it fun to wear lobster claws while playing outside, according to the designer. Designed by Katie Boyette. Also fun for a Halloween costume! Aran weight yarn.
Rainbow Unicorn Mittens
Fantastical children's mittens that are transformed into unicorns with a little easy colorwork and fringe. Sizes 12/18 months (2 - 3/4 - 5/6) years. Designed by DROPS design
Designed by Ekaterina Sokolova
Clown fish shaped mittens. Designed by Sigurlaug Eva Stefansdottir. Pictured project by mimouna
More Free Patterns
Designed by Marianne Lind, these penguin mittens are sized for XS, S hands with a seam up the side.
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.
Norwegian Kitten Mittens
Designed by Salty Crafts who also has a striped version.
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.
Patterns for Purchase
Puppet Mittens - 10 Projects to Craft Little Friends Who Lend a Warming Hand
10 fun whimsical knit puppets for play AND mittens to stay warm throughout the day. Double duty means double the fun! Includes patterns for Puppy, Panda, Piglet, Frog, Dragon, Mallard, Flamingo, Cuckoo, Toucan, and Basic Mitten. Designed by Beth MacDonald.
Aurora Unicorn Mittens
Knit in your favourite rainbow yarns, or if you’re a horse person, make it in your horse’s colors and make the thumb into an ear instead of a horn. Sizes: Toddler, child, Adult small, Adult medium, Adult large. DK weight yarn. Designed by Craftling Designs
Koala Fingerless Mitts
Easy to make fingerless mitts are worked flat and sewn into right and left fingerless mitts. Koala face is embroidered on with Duplicate Stitch and the tiny pompoms places as koala’s ears. All proceeds donated to Australian Koala Foundation until March 1, 2020. Designed by Alexandra Davidoff.
Puppy Dog Mittens
Adorable puppy mittens in sizes for the entire family! Sizes: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, teen, women, men. Designer allows you to sell items made from this pattern! Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Aunt Janet's Designs.
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)”
- See more pics and get the knitting pattern on Etsy
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- See more Dinosaur Knitting Patterns
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.
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.
Cute gloves designed to create an elephant shape on each hand using the thumb as its trunk and the fingers as feet. The ear is knit later and sewn on. The I-cord long tail connects both gloves to secure the gloves. Designed by Nazanin S. Fard.