Basket Weave Mitts (Free Pattern)

basket weave mitts

How about this crochet pattern for fingerless gloves? Here’s a stitch pattern that creates a basket weave look on one side and a ridged look on another. The RS side looks basket and the WS looks ridged. These crochet mitts are very popular with a lot of crocheters, and we wanted to find some good crochet patterns for them. Our starting point was these green basket weave ones in the picture above. Just the right amount of puffy softness, interesting but very clean and regular patterning and texture, and room for individual customization — any colors you want, and you could modify the length when you crochet them.

Those green ones up top were featured on the Interweave Store. They are the work of the crocheting hands of Laurinda Reddig. This pattern is available for $3.85 for the gloves pattern right from the original publication or $15.00 for the whole ebook. The link for this is at the bottom.

There’s also a free option. It’s by crafter Sarah Reed on the Crochet Me blog on Bloglovin’. Basket weaves are already a pattern that create an interesting appeal for the eyes, whatever you put them on. Laurinda Reddit used these basket weaves and made her gloves. Then Sarah Reed used that and adapted it to make her gloves. Are you the next crocheter to make something and pass it on to the crochet community?

What you’ll need:

Yarn (Laurinda recommended 5 ply (12 wpi) sport yarn weight) around 328 yards (300 m)

Hook (3.75 mm recommended)

This will make mitts 7.5 or 8.5 inches long and 8.5 or 9.5 inches around. Fabric will stretch to fit.

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Conceptual overview of the crochet project:

This crochet is a bit tricky, but one works the pattern by skipping 3 stitches on the RS rows and working post stitches in 3’s. Also, you’d work in front of the stitches you’ve already made. Then you work post stitches around the stitches you skipped. The WS rows are worked back post stitches and behind stitches. Some of the difficulty comes from having to find the post stitches in amongst the other stitches.

When all the rows have been crocheted, you seam up the side of the glove, leaving a space for the thumb (an opening in the seam).

For details about the pattern, visit Interweave Store for the $3.85 pattern (click here) or visit Crochet me for the free version (click here).