Kids Newfoundland Mittens – Free Pattern

2014-01-10 14.40.51I searched and searched and just couldn’t find a pattern that I was satisfied with for these little mittens. There are some really amazing patterns out there for these mittens, but none that I could find for chunkier wool for kids. So, I made my own up.

These mittens were commissioned by a 5 year old. He bought them with his own money. Now, tell me that isn’t cool! He picked the colours and requested that they have a tie on them so he could put them into his jacket.

So I went with it. And I plan to make lots more. Well, maybe not lots, but a few more anyway.

Feel free to use this pattern at your leisure! I just ask that you not sell this pattern or claim it as your own. You’re welcome to sell whatever you make from this pattern though but if you sell online, I’d love some credit!

Fits children roughly 3-72014-01-10 14.40.44
Needles: Size 5mm DPNS
Wool: Any worsted weight yarn of your choosing using 2 strands at a time (double width) *side note – if making mittens for kids, think washable!!

K – knit
P – purl
Cluster 1 – *K4, slip next 2 stitches purl wise, repeat from * around (you will have 5 clusters). Repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 rows.
Cluster 2 – *K1, slip next 2 stitches purl wise, K3, repeat from * around (you will have 5 clusters). Repeat 4 more times for a total of 5 rows.

Cast on 20 stitches and spread relatively evenly over 3 needles

K1P1 (or K2P2 if you want) for 2.5 inches

Row 1: Purl adding 5 stitches evenly throughout (25)
Row 2: Purl adding 5 stitches evenly throughout (30)
Rows 3-7: Cluster 1
Rows 8-9: Purl around
Rows 10-14: Cluster 2
Row 15: Purl around
Row 16: P2, slip next 6 stitches onto stitch marker (or scrap of yarn), cast on 6 stitches, purl remaining stitches
Rows 17-21: Cluster 1
Rows 22-23: Purl around
Rows 24-28: Cluster 2
Rows 29-30: Purl around
Rows 31-35: Cluster 1
Rows 36-37: Purl around
Row 38: K4 k2tog around
Row 39: K around
Row 40: K3 k2tog around
Row 41: K around
Row 42: K2 2tog around
Row 43: K around
Row 44: K1 k2tog around
Row 45: K
Row 46: K2tog around
Cut yarn and using a darning needle thread through the remaining stitches and thread into inside of mitten.

Use 2 DPNs for the stitches (it makes it less clunky in my opinion *thanks for the tip Emily!!*)
One the first DPN transfer 5 of the stitches from your stitch holder.
On 2nd DPN transfer the last stitch then pick up as many stitches as you want from the other side to form the thumb.
Row 1: K around
Row 2: K around starting to reduce the stitches – to reduce K2tog – try to get down to about 12 stitches
Row 3: K around reducing to a total of 8 stitches
Rows 4-12: K around
Row 13: K2tog 4 times

Using a darning needle thread through the remaining 4 stitches and thread through to inside.

Turn your mitten inside out and weave in all your ends.

Voila! Kids newfoundland mittens!

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 Sam with his new mittens!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lois sinclair
    Sep 22, 2014 @ 21:31:21

    thanks the pattern is exactly what I had worked out on my own, sure good to have my ability confirmed. also have developed Newfie hat pattern on 2 or 4 needles as well although must reduce to a child’s size before making next project. shouldn’t be all that difficult.


  2. leah
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 11:55:11

    love your patterns


  3. Krissy
    Jan 13, 2018 @ 04:21:01

    I have the Adult pattern for the Newfie Mittens. These for sure are the best mitten!!!!!


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