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Crochet Cactus Fingerless Mittens – Free Pattern

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I just love the look of bringing a theme with crochet colorwork and the Cactus Fingerless Crochet Mittens do not disappoint in a desert theme. This is a fun crochet pattern that includes written instructions and charts. Continue to enjoy this pattern for free by scrolling down, or purchase the downloadable pdf’s on Etsy or Ravelry.

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Why Crochet Fingerless Mittens?

Some people might wonder why we would leave our fingers hanging out of a mitten. But there are so many uses for a fingerless mitten, here are just a few:

  • You can still use your fingers to be on your phone, or type on your computer while getting the benefits of warmth.
  • It can help those with poor circulation in the hands.
  • You can still easily crochet (that’s a big one).
  • Fingerless mittens still protect your hands from the cold which keeps you productive and comfortable.

Love these mittens? I also have the Bee Fingerless Mitten Crochet Pattern.

Want full mittens? Check out these great options:

One Piece Crochet Mitten Pattern

Squirrel Crochet Mitten Pattern

Unicorn Crochet Mitten Pattern

Deer Fair Isle Crochet Mitten Pattern

Supplies to Make Cactus Fingerless Crochet Mittens:

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Crochet Hook:

3.5mm (F hook), or hook to obtain gauge

Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

Palette by WeCrochet,
100% Peruvian Highland Wool,
231 yds/50g ball
Color A: Camel Twist (1 ball)
Color B: Edamame (1 ball)

Yardage:

380 yds per mitten pair (Approx 170 yards of color A and 210 yards of color B)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

Ch – chain
Blo – back loop only
Rnd – round
sl st – slip stitch
ssc – split single crochet
St(s) -stitch(es)

Gauge:

 21 sts by 25 rows = 4 inches square, worked in the round and in split single crochet

Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced Colorwork

Size:

One Size Adult
Width: 4.25 inches
Length including cuff: inches

Cactus Crochet Fingerless Mittens

Notes:

The crochet cactus mittens are worked in the round (continuous) without joining. The mittens start at the first round of the colorwork and then work towards the fingers, leaving space for the thumb. The cuff will be worked last.

When reading the colorwork chart each round is read from right to left.
Yarn Color Abbreviations for written instructions:
A: Camel Twist (Tan)
B: Edamame (Green)

Special Stitches:
Split Stitch (ssc): This stitch is also known as the waistcoat stitch. A tutorial can be found here: split single crochet


All the stitches for this mitten other than the first single crochet round and the first thumb round stitches will be worked in the split stitch.


When decreasing the split stitch follow the same instructions for a single crochet two together but by working the decrease into the center ‘v’s of the stitches.

Use a stitch marker to keep track of rounds. The white box on the mitten chart indicates the thumb hole.

Cactus Crochet Fingerless Mittens

Video Tutorial:

Here is a video tutorial of the Bee Fingerless Mittens that have the same construction.

Cactus Fingerless Mittens (make 2 – one right & one left)


Rnd 1: With Color A chain 48 and join. Sc in each stitch around. (A) x 48
The rest of the stitches for the colorwork portion will be worked as SSC


Rnd 2: (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3

Rnd 3: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 2

Rnd 4: (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1

Rnd 5: (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1

Rnd 6: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 2

Rnd 7: (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 3

Rnd 8: (A) x 48

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Rnd 9: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 9, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 4

Rnd 10: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3

Rnd 11: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2

Rnd 12: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1

Rnd 13: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2

Rnd 14: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 5, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1

Rnd 15: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 6, (A) x 5, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2

Rnd 16: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 5, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

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Rnd 17: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 6, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1

Rnd 18: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 6, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 6, (B) x 2

Rnd 19: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1

Rnd 20: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 21: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1

Rnd 22: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1

Rnd 23: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 5, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 4

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Thumb Space for Round 24
Right Hand:

Rnd 24: (A) x 1, (No Stitch) x 11, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2

Left Hand:

Rnd 24: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (Chain) x 11, Skip 11,, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2

Rnd 25: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 7, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 6

Rnd 26: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 5, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 27: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 5, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 5, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 28: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 3, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 1

Rnd 29: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 5, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 5, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 30: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1

Rnd 31: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 7, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 6

Rnd 32: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 2

Rnd 33: (B) x 2, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 4, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 4

Rnd 34: (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 4, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 4, (B) x 1

Rnd 35: (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 2, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1, (A) x 3, (B) x 1

Rnd 36: (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 1, (B) x 3, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, (A) x 1, (B) x 1, (A) x 2, (B) x 2, (A) x 2, (B) x 1, Fasten off color A

Fingerless Crochet Mittens Top Ribbing:

With Color B
Rnd 1: Ch 4, sc in the second chain from hook and across, slip stitch two stitches on the mitten top edge, turn. (3 sts)

Rnd 2: Skip the 2 mitten top edge slip sts, in blo sc 3, turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, in blo sc 3, sl st into the next two stitches from mitten top edge, turn.

Repeat Rnds 2-3 ribbing around the mitten top edge. To join the two edges together, fasten off and seam the beginning edge to the ending edge with (A) tapestry needle. Or, if preferred, slip stitch through the blo from the ending edge and the stitch from the beginning edge at the same time.

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Crochet Mitten Thumb Ribbing:

Attach Color B to the opening of the thumb hole. Repeat instructions from the Top Ribbing for the Thumb Ribbing working around the opening.

Crochet Mitten Cuff:

Set-Up Rnd: With Color B attach yarn to the bottom of the mitten at the seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 8, sc in the second chain from hook and across, slip stitch two stitches on the mitten bottom edge, turn. (7 sts)

Rnd 2: Skip the 2 mitten bottom edge slip sts, in blo sc 7, turn.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, in blo sc 7, sl st into the next two stitches from mitten bottom edge, turn.

Repeat Rnds 2-3 ribbing around the mitten bottom edge. To join the two edges together, fasten off and seam the beginning edge to the ending edge with (A) tapestry needle. Or, if preferred, slip stitch through the blo from the ending edge and the stitch from the beginning edge at the same time.

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Finishing the Crochet Mitten:

Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block, wear & enjoy.

Cactus Fingerless Mittens Chart:

Cactus Crochet Fingerless Mittens

Right Hand Mitten Chart:

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Left Hand Mitten Chart:

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Colorblock Crochet Mitten Chart:

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