Infant Scratch Mitts

Recently a friend of mine asked me to create two pairs of crochet baby mitts to match two baby booties I’d already made her, turning them into a complete set.

Not difficult, right? WRONG! 😕 I went through several designs that I just hated. Also, every free pattern I stumbled across used baby weight yarn. It’s easy to adjust a pattern for yarn weight but for some reason mine were coming out too wide–too narrow–and everything in between!

Since I needed to make the mitts match, and the yarn I used in each bootie was light worsted, I decided to throw out all the patterns I’d accumulated and fool with off the cuff designs that would highlight the yarn without getting so large that they wouldn’t fit an infant.

This is what popped off my hook!

Since I had such a hard time with these, I’m thinking a few other people are struggling with them as well! So, without further ado, let’s get to the pattern!


For a FREE printable PDF copy of these Infant Scratch Mitts, please visit my Craftsy or Ravelry shops.


Infant Scratch Mitts:

Materials Needed:

  • Size D crochet hook
  • Light worsted weight yarn in any color (I used Caron Simply Soft in pink and Red Heart Shimmer in purple)


  • 6 sc rows=1 inch; 5 sc=1 inch


  • These are sized to fit a newborn up to approximately 3 months. For older babies, size your hook up.

Infant Scratch Mitts:

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 1st ch, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (16 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next, (2 sc in next, 1 sc in next) around, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (24 sc)
Rnds 5-16: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc around, join in the top of the 1st sc (24 sc)
Rnd 17: sl st into the next sc, ch 2 (counts as bpdc), (fpdc next, bpdc next) around, join in the top of the ch 2 (12 fpdc, 12 bpdc)
Rnd 18: Ch 1 (counts as bpsc), (fpsc next, bpsc next) around, join in the top of the ch 1 (12 fpsc, 12 bpsc)

Finish off and weave in all tails. Infant Scratch Mitts

Image used with permission. All rights reserved. Copyright 2014: Michelle Warwick: From Home


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17 thoughts on “Infant Scratch Mitts

  1. […] found the pattern for the booties here SLK Baby Booties and the pattern for the mitts here Infant Scratch Booties. […]


  2. […] this super easy pattern on Pinterest thanks to HodgePodge Crochet. I think Jesus knew Decker would need some mittens because I just so happen to have the right hook […]


  3. margaret February 28, 2015 at 10:30 am Reply

    Love this pattern. I have been looking for an easy one. I make hats, booties and blankets for people in need and now they will get scratch mitts as well. Thank you so much for this.

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  4. Carrie Ann Ochoa-Gill February 11, 2015 at 2:35 am Reply

    This is a wonderful pattern. Just finished a pair. I too was having problems finding a good mitten pattern and even bought a few patterns. This pattern is perfect.


  5. leann September 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm Reply

    what does fp, and bp stand for? I don’t think I’ve seen this term. ty


    • Tanya Naser September 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm Reply

      If you download a copy of the pattern you will be able to see what these terms mean as they are explained on the first page under the Stitches and Terms Used section.


  6. Tammy Wolfe August 3, 2014 at 10:11 pm Reply

    Nice, simple instructions, really cute mitts, I just finished my third pair, and added stripes to match a baby hat I made. Thank you for such a great pattern. 😀


  7. Allison July 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm Reply

    I totally agree about not finding the right pattern! I’ve tried like 5 different ones already and they all had something I didn’t like!


  8. Gerry Setty March 18, 2014 at 6:30 am Reply

    These are wonderful. I’m crocheting things for mothers who have nothing for their babies when they’re coming home and am searching for patterns for sweater sets as well. Have found a few that are suitable. Thank you for the mitten pattern. I’ve been making things for grandkids for many years. Thanks again.
    Gerry Setty March 18, 2014


  9. kjyama February 8, 2014 at 11:00 pm Reply

    My first pair of mittens turned out beautiful. Excellent pattern.


  10. Sharon January 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm Reply

    I am very new at this and i tried to just print the page with the instructions but couldn’t get that page and the print is so light . Is that because i am not supposed to print it , if not i didn’t realize it . I will write it all down instead. They look like i could start with this pattern . Thanks


    • Marissa January 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm Reply

      Hi Sharon!

      I’m sorry you had trouble printing. I’ll work on putting the pattern into a printable PDF for you to download and print easier!


      • Sharon January 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        Thank you . I just have to say i am a newbie and most of my booties and mittens don’t always come out the same size , just a little off but you can tell . 😦 I take it apart and do it over , guess it is my tension ? Thanks again . These are so cute and i will master it 😉


  11. ContradictingKimmy November 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Thank you so much!! I made a hat in worsted and wanted to make matching scratch mits. This is exactly what I was looking for. You are right. The only patterns for mits use sport or baby weight (which didn’t match the hat). Thanks!


  12. ContradictingKimmy November 9, 2013 at 7:04 pm Reply

    Thank you so much!! I made a hat in worsted and I wanted to make matching scratch mits. This was exactly what I was looking for. You’re right, every other pattern uses sport or baby weight. Thanks!


  13. Rachel Dumps February 27, 2013 at 2:34 am Reply

    Just made a pair of these to go with the blanket I made from your bumpy baby blanket pattern 🙂 Just thought I’d share lol


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