Christmas Crochet Mitten Garland

Crochet Mitten Garland

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One of my favorite parts of the Christmas season is experiencing it through my children’s eyes. They anticipate Christmas morning with so much joy and excitement. With that in mind, I made this crochet mitten garland because a) it’s cute! and b) I wanted to make a decoration that I could use to help my kids understand the meaning of advent. It’s a fun way to countdown to Christmas and a sweet connection to the expectation of our Savior’s birth.

Advent ieas

As much as I loved making all these mittens (12 pairs in all!), I think I loved coming up with ideas to tuck inside even more. Things like “Write letters to Santa” and “Bring treats to the neighbors”. I tried to choose a mix of fun surprises and thoughtful acts of kindness to help keep our family focused on goodwill towards others this time of year.

Close up of crochet mittens

Each mitten in the garland is made with exactly the same basic mitten pattern. The mittens work up quickly using mostly half double crochet. You can add variety to the basic shape by using different colors and adding stripes. You can also sew on a heart or snowflake detail. I’ve included some pictures so you can see the way that I added variety to the pattern. But of course you can customize your garland the way you see fit! I hope you enjoy making your own.

You can find a printer-friendly PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. The premium version of the pattern includes detailed, full-color photo illustrations for each step.

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Crochet Mitten Garland

Materials Used:

Stitches/Abbreviations Used:

  • R – round/row
  • magic ring
  • ch- chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – triple crochet
  • FPhdc – front post half double crochet (Sarah Zimmerman of Repeat Crafter Me has a helpful tutorial for this stitch and the stitch below here)
  • BPhdc – back post half double crochet

Finished Size:

Each mitten measures about 3″ x 3″ (including thumb).

Christmas mantle with mitten garland

Basic Mitten Shape:

You can use this main pattern to make a solid colored mitten, or work alternating rows of different colors for a striped look.

R1: 8 hdc into a magic ring. (8)        
R2: 2 hdc in each st around. (16)
R3: (Hdc, 2 hdc) 8x around. (24)
R4-R11: Hdc in each st around.
R12-R13: (FPhdc, BPhdc) 12x around.
Fasten off, weaving in end.


R1: 8 hdc into a magic ring. (8)
R2-R3: Hdc in each st around.
Fasten off, leaving long tail for attaching.
Use yarn needle to sew thumb to mitten. When making pairs of mittens, make sure to sew thumbs on opposite sides.


Working into a magic ring:
Ch 3, 3 tr, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 3
Sl st into magic ring to fasten off, leaving long tail.
Use yarn tail to sew onto one side of mitten.


Working into a magic ring:
Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 4, hdc in back loop of 2nd ch from hook, sl st in back loops of next 2 chs) 6x.
Sl st in first sc to fasten off, leaving long tail. Do not fully close beginning magic ring. Use yarn tail to sew onto one side of mitten.

Striped mittens
Add stripes in alternating rows of color for this look.

And that’s it! I’d love to see your garlands and how you personalize them, so please tag me @crochettoplay on Instagram. Merry Christmas!

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  1. So cute and fun! I just made Santa sack garland buy gave them to my sister…so I’ll be making these for me!

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