Make this baby mittens knitting pattern by Kirstie McLeod your go-to for little newborn knits. They're the perfect gift for new parents! These super-soft mitts will keep tiny hands warm all day long, and they're made from easy-care, machine-washable yarn so they're simple to clean too. If you are looking for designs for even smaller babies, check out our premature baby knitting patterns article.


New to knitting from charts? This easy pattern will help you learn! Take a look at our guide on how to read charts in knitting patterns for tips on using the chart in this pattern – or follow the written instructions instead if you prefer.

If you like this baby mittens knitting pattern you can also find a matching hat and booties in Simply Knitting magazine number 168, which is available as a digital issue.

Baby mittens knitting pattern
Follow the easy-to-read chart to knit the lacy heart in this baby mittens knitting pattern.

For these knitted baby mittens you will need:

  • DY Choice, Baby Joy DK (55% acrylic, 45% polyamide, 50g/175m), 1 ball of Mint (105). Can't find this yarn? Try Paintbox Yarns Baby DK in shade Mint Green (760).
  • A pair of 3½mm (US 4) needles
  • Stitch marker

Baby mittens knitting pattern


Yarn used knits as DK to this tension: 24 sts and 36 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over patt using 3½mm needles


Mittens 10cm (4in) long x 13cm (5in) hand circumference

Baby mittens lace pattern: Written Instructions

Row 1 (RS) K6, yo, skpo, K7.

Row 2 and every WS row Purl.

Row 3 K4, k2tog, yo, K1, yo, skpo, K6.

Row 5 K3, k2tog, yo, K3, yo, skpo, K5.

Row 7 K2, k2tog, yo, K5, yo, skpo, K4.

Row 9 K1, k2tog, yo, K7, yo, skpo, K3.

Row 11 K2tog, yo, K4, yo, skpo, K3, yo, skpo, K2.

Row 13 (K1, yo, skpo, K1, K2tog, yo) twice, K3.

Row 15 K2, yo, sk2po, yo, K3, yo, sk2po, yo, K4.

Baby mittens lace pattern: Chart

Baby mittens knitting pattern chart
Baby mittens knitting pattern yarn
Keep tiny hands safe and warm with this baby mittens knitting pattern in soft-touch, washable yarn.

Baby mittens pattern (make 2)

Cast on 33 sts using 3½mm needles.

Row 1 (RS) K1, (P1, K1) to end.

Row 2 P1, (K1, P1) to end.

Rep Rows 1 and 2, 3 more times.

Row 9 (RS) K1, (P1, K1) to end.

Row 10 Purl.

Row 11 K10, work Row 1 of the Chart or Written Instructions, K to end.

Row 12 P10, work Row 2 of the Chart or Written Instructions, P to end.

Continue to work from the Chart or Written Instructions as set.

When the Chart is finished, cont as folls:

Next row Purl.

Next row (K3, skpo) to end. [28 sts]

Next row Purl.

Next row (K2, skpo) to end. [21 sts]

Next row Purl.

Next row (K1, skpo) to end. [14 sts]

Next row Purl.

Next row (Skpo) to end. [7 sts]

Next row Purl.

Make up the baby mittens

With RS facing, thread the yarn through the remaining sts and sew down the seam. Weave in any loose ends.


Download the baby mittens knitting pattern

Get your free baby knitting pattern here: Baby mittens knitting pattern PDF

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Kirstie McLeodEditor, Simply Knitting

Kirstie is the Editor of Simply Knitting and Commissioning Editor of The Knitter, and what she doesn’t know about knitting isn’t worth knowing! She’s responsible for packing both magazines with gorgeous, fresh patterns by designers from all over the globe and bringing the biggest trends from the fashion world straight to your needles. When she’s not squishing new yarns, browsing the latest pattern collections, and travelling to knitting shows across the UK and beyond, Kirstie can be found working on her own knitwear designs – and she even finds time to crochet too! Look her up on Ravelry to see her latest creations, and follow her on Instagram at @kirstie.mcleod.

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