Called by a variety of names, fingerless mittens, fingerless gloves, wrist warmers, fingerless mitts, glovelies, treads, tipless gloves, I was told young people call them “texting mittens”, so that’s what I’m going with!

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Texting Mittens

I rarely make something that is a solid color, but rather like to mix and match yarn, using different colors, and different textures.

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Texting Mittens

I’ve used three different Alpaca Yarn Company yarns here, The Snuggle yarn is a bulky weight alpaca, wool, acrylic blend, the Swizzle is a DK weight and is 100% alpaca, and the Paca de Seda is a worsted weight alpaca and silk blend, all gorgeous yarns!

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Texting Mittens

The colors I used for this project were Snuggle in Lime Green, Swizzle in Plum Perfection , and Paca de Seda in Lavender Fields.

Alpaca Hat and Texting Mittens

One skein of each was enough to do Texting Mittens and a Hat!

Texting Mittens Pattern

Materials: Swizzle—One Skein, Paca de Seda—One Skein, Snuggle—One Skein

Crochet Pattern: Texting Mittens

Hook: G if you crochet loose, H if you crochet tight.

This pattern is designed so the mitten will fit either hand.

CUFF – All stitches on the cuff are through the back loops only.

Using Paca de Seda Yarn, ch 14 to begin.

ROW 1 – 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 11 chains, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

ROW 2 – 1 sc in next 12 sc (remember, through the back loops of stitches only), ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

ROWS 3 to 18 – Same as Row 2. (If you are making larger mittens, add 2-3 more rows here – for smaller mittens, subtract a couple rows.)

ROW 19 – Joining row, ss to corresponding chains in Row 1, turn inside out (this is the right side).

REST OF THE MITTENAll sts through both loops.

Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

ROW 1 – Join yarn. With right side of work towards you, ch 1, 1 sc in the end of each row of ribbing. Join with slip st. (18 sc, – this st count will be different on all rows if you are making smaller or larger mittens.)

ROW 2-4 – Ch1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

Switch to Swizzle Yarn.

ROW 5—Join yarn. Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

ROW 6-7—Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

ROW 8—Join yarn. Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

ROW 9 – Ch 1. Sc in next st, ch 4, skip next 4sts (this is for the thumb opening), 1 sc in the next 14 sts. (make a smaller thumb opening for smaller mittens, larger thumb opening for larger mittens.
Switch to Paca de Seda Yarn.

ROW 10—Join yarn. Sc around (work the 4 chains for thumb opening as if they were regular sts. Add a few more rows for larger mittens, subtract rows for smaller mittens.) Join with slip st.

ROW 11-15—Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.
Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

ROW 16 – Join yarn. Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

ROW 17-18 Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.
Switch to Swizzle Yarn. ROW 19 – Join yarn. Sc around. Join with slip st. ROW 20-21—Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.
THUMB (Optional)

Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

THUMB ROW 1 – Join yarn. Ch 1 and sc in the first st of thumb opening, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, pick up 7 sts around the remaining thumb opening, ss to join to first sc. (11 sc – more or less if you are making smaller or larger mittens.)

ROW 2-3– Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st. Add a few more rows for larger (longer) thumb, subtract rows for smaller (shorter) thumb. ROW 4– Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next sc, Join with slip st. (8 sc) Weave in ends

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Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc tog = single crochet together 

Click on the links above for instructions, if needed.  Here are a few other links that may be helpful:

Changing Colors in Crochet

Crocheting Over Yarn Ends

Crocheting Yarn Ends Up The Sides




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