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Squirrel Mitten Fair Isle Crochet Pattern

Hello, beautiful fair isle crochet mittens! And I am saying hello loudly because the Squirrel Mittens Crochet Pattern has been a goal of mine for a long time. A few years ago I really wanted to create the Scandinavian style mitten we so often see in knit but in crochet.

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So I tried, and I failed—the classic story of a designer. Not everything we do is a win, and my ‘time-out’ pile of projects is not small. When I was organizing yarn this year, I came across the discarded mitten project. The abandoned project didn’t make me sad; it made me determined. While I felt the concept seemed so simple to do in crochet, I wondered why my attempt had failed.

Squirrel Mitten Pattern

So much time had passed I couldn’t remember if it was the sizing or the pattern I didn’t like. And I couldn’t even find the original notes or charts. But it did give me the motivation to start over, scrap the past, and have another go. And I’m really glad I did! I love the way the mittens turned out and I have already started designing another mitten colorwork project. It’s very addicting to watch these mittens work up.

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Squirrel Mittens Crochet Supplies:


Squirrel Mitten Pattern by Briana K

Furls Alpha Wood Hook (or streamline)
size F (3.75 mm), or hook to obtain gauge


Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends


Twill Fingering Weight Yarn by WeCrochet,
100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 183 yds per 50g ball

  • Sea Salt Heather: Color A
  • Serpent Heather: Color B
  • Voyage Heather: Color C


390 yds per mitten pair (3 balls, 1 ball or approx 130 yds of each color)


Ch – chain
Blo – back loop only
Rnd – round
sl st – slip stitch
ssc – split single crochet
ssc2tog – split single crochet 2 together
St(s) -stitch(es)


21 sts by 25 rows = 4 inches square


One Size Adult
Width: 4.25 inches
Length including cuff: 10.5 inches


Intermediate/Advanced Colorwork


I hope you have enjoyed making the Squirrel Mittens Crochet Pattern!

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