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Free Knitting Pattern: Santa Mittens

Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick® - Fun Fur®
Pattern #: 40316
Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Child 9-10, Adult Medium
Circumference 6¼ (8¾) inches [16 (22) cm]
Length 6¼ (9½) inches [16 (24) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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Color (A)
Chenille Thick & Quick®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 950-113: Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Scarlet DISCONTINUED
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Discontinued - click here for possible substitutions

Color (B)
Fun Fur®

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Chenille Thick & Quick®
Sorry, product is discontinued; no colors are available.
Fun Fur®
Ivory White Soft Pink Flamingo Sapphire Red Tigers Eye Chocolate
Taupe Neon Orange Magenta Grape Onyx Black Neon Lemon Amber
Aquamarine Violet Lava Sandstone Confetti Tropical Mango Ginger
Café Cotton Candy Stripes South Beach Stripes Mexicana Stripes Copacabana Stripes Deep Sea Stripes
*Chenille Thick & Quick® (Article #950). 91% acrylic, 9% rayon; package size: Solids: N/A; 100 yd/90m;
Prints: N/A; 75 yd/68m
Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give the length, not the weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein.
*Fun Fur (Article #320). 100% Polyester; package size: Solids: 1.75 oz/50g; 64 yd/58m balls
Prints: 1.5 oz/40g; 57 yd/52m balls
Exotics: 1.75 oz/50g; 55 yd/50m balls (Note: Exotics shades are lay flat to dry)

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•  950-113 Chenille Thick & Quick Yarn: Scarlet DISCONTINUED
$ 8.49  
Discontinued, sorry!
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Note: (MC)
•  320-100 Fun Fur Yarn: White
$ 4.99  
Note: (CC)
Lion Brand Knitting Needles Size 11 [8 mm]   $ 5.95  
Lion Brand Stitch Holders   $ 5.99  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  

Santa Mittens

Lion Brand® Chenille Thick & Quick® - Fun Fur®


10 sts + 14 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with MC.

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Wind CC into 3 equal balls. With 3 strands of CC held tog, cast on 16 (22) sts. Knit 6 rows. Change to MC. Work 2 (4) rows in St st.

Thumb Gusset
Row 1
K 7 (10), kf&b twice, k 7 (10) – 18 (24) sts.
Row 2 Purl.
Row 3 K 7 (10), kf&b, k 2, kf&b, k 7 (10) – 20 (26) sts.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 K 7 (10), kf&b, k 4, kf&b, k 7 (10) – 22 (28) sts.
Row 6 Purl.

Size Adult only K 10, kf&b, k 6, kf&b, k 10 – 30 sts. Purl 1 row.

Sizes Child and Adult K 8 (11), slip next 6 (8) sts onto stitch holder, k 8 (11) – 16 (22) sts. Purl 1 row.

Work even in St st until Mitten measures 2¼ (4½) inches from end of thumb shaping, ending with a WS row.

Mitten Tip
Row 1
K 1, (k2tog, k 1) across – 11 (15) sts.
Row 2 Purl.

Size Adult only (K 1, k2tog) across – 10 sts. Purl 1 row.

Sizes Child and Adult K2tog across, ending k 1(0) – 6 (5) sts.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. Draw end through remaining sts, gather, and fasten securely.


Place 6 (8) sts from holder onto needle. With RS facing, join MC and work 4 (6) rows in St st.

Dec Row K2tog across – 3 (4) sts.

Break yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. Draw end through remaining sts, gather, and fasten securely.


Sew thumb seam. Sew side seam. Weave in ends.

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CC = contrasting color dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit Kfb = knit in front and back of st
MC = main color p = purl
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) tog = together
WS = wrong side  

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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.5 (based on 2 reviews)
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Santa Mittens Reviewed by Janice Kemker on 2008-12-18 *****
The thumb gusset part of the pattern is absolutely GREAT!!!! Easy and works out well. I do not finish the thumb as indicated but instead of putting stitches on stitch holder, I knit several more rows to add to the thumb gusset and bind off thumb. I use this pattern as base for fingerless gloves.

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