Free Crochet Pattern: Griddle Stitch Mitts

mitts modeled

New free pattern: quick and cozy griddle stitch mitts to get ready for fall! Keep reading for the pattern and an introduction to the griddle stitch.

Despite the date, it was a whopping 92 degrees in Washington DC yesterday. I’ve been begrudgingly sipping iced coffee instead of steamy cappuccinos, but I refuse to put off my cold weather crafting any longer! So I whipped up these fingerless mitts, and hopefully cool and crisp fall weather will soon follow.

The main part of these mitts is crocheted with the griddle stitch, which is a stitch pattern where you alternate sc and dc stitches, swapping the order each row. It makes for a really beautiful fabric where the rows are almost indistinguishable. For the cuff I used a crochet ribbing made with sc stitches in the back loops only. Take a look at this closeup–you can see the very distinct, stretchy rows of the BLO sc compared with the pebbly and solid griddle stitch.

mitts stitch comparison

Let’s get right into the pattern! You can find a PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry here. You’ll need a 3.75mm hook and 1 skein of sport weight yarn (I used Premier Yarns Serenity Garden (Sport) in “Earth”, but I think that particular line is now discontinued).

Griddle Stitch Mitts

Cuff

Ch. 13.
R1: Starting in the second chain from the hook, sc 12. Ch. 1, turn.
R2-38: In BLO, sc across (12). Ch. 1, turn.
To connect the two ends of the cuff: sl st through both layers across (12)

NOTE: The griddle stitch pattern is that you sc in every dc from the previous round and dc in every sc from the previous round. By the nature of this stitch pattern, you’ll have an odd number of stitches for each round and each round will alternate starting with a sc or a dc.

Mitt

Ch. 1.
R1: sc 39 st evenly around the edge of the cuff. (39)

R2-8: (sc 1, dc 1) around without joining at the end of each round. (39)
[alternate which stitch you start with each round to maintain the griddle stitch pattern. Ex: R2 will be (sc 1, dc 1) around, R3 will be (dc 1, sc 1) around, R4 will be (sc 1, dc 1) around, and so on.]

R9: (dc 1, sc 1) in each of the next 2 sts. (dc 1, sc 1) around for the remaining 37 sts. (41)
R10: (sc 1, dc 1) in each of the next 4 sts. (sc 1, dc 1) around for the remaining 37 sts. (45)

R11-17: (dc 1, sc 1) around. (45)
[alternate which stitch you start with each round to maintain the griddle stitch pattern]

R18: Ch. 3, skip first 11, then dc 1 in the 12th st (this creates the thumb hole). (sc 1, dc 1) around. (37)
R19: In BLO of 3 ch. sts: dc 1, sc 1, dc 1. In both loops now: (sc 1, dc 1) around. (37)

R20-24: (sc 1, dc 1) around. (37)
[alternate which stitch you start with each round to maintain the griddle stitch pattern]

Sl st in next st, then fasten off and weave in the ends.

Thumb

Join your yarn to the 1st stitch of R17 of the mitt (at the opening of the thumb hole)

R18 {thumb}: (sc 1, dc 1) in first 11 sts, then dc 1 into the side of the mitt before the ch sts to add one more stitch. In FLO of the 3 ch sts: (sc 1, dc 1, sc 1). (15)
R19 {thumb}: (dc 1, sc 1) around. (15)
R20 {thumb}: (sc 1, dc 1) around. (15)

Sl st in next st, then fasten off. Sew up any gaps where the thumb meets the rest of the mitt, then weave in the ends.

I hope you’ll try out this griddle stitch mitt pattern since it’s very quick and only uses one skein of yarn. It’s a great project for getting back into fall and winter crafting!


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