Sweater Mittens – Easy Sewing Project for Your Favorite Valentine!

sweater mittens

Valentine’s day is upon us and these sweater mittens are a great sewing project for your favorite Valentine!

Keep your hands warm with style!

For those of you who follow me, you know how much I love making things with upcycled wool sweaters. Mittens are one of my most favorite things to make.

I have two different mitten patterns. One is for adults and a large child. The other pattern is for children and infants. The patterns are in PDF format and you can download them INSTANTLY.

Not sure which size you will need? Check out this post which will help you measure the hand you are sewing to get the correct size.

sweater mittens size chart

Adult Size sweater mitten pattern

The pattern includes adult sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, and XX small (child size large).

Infant & Child sweater mitten pattern

We can’t forget the little hands!

Same cozy design as the adult sizes, but this pattern has been modified for small hands, including a basic infant mitten without the thumbs. Made for hands smaller than 5 inches.

Where can you get the sweater mitten patterns?

The easy-to-follow, printable sweater mittens pattern can be purchased here in my SHOP, or in my Etsy shop.

Is it easier for you to learn by watching a video tutorial?

I’ve got you covered with this video tutorial! I have three platforms where this video is available.
  •  Skillshare. Read more about it here. (Skillshare membership required).
  • YouTube  
For information on how to measure your hand correctly, you can check out the post here.
If you are interested in making some other upcycled sweater projects, you can check these out.


  1. Dear Jan,
    This post led to such a creative outlet for me this Christmas! 35 pairs and counting!! I had (have) tons of felted cashmere that I have been using to make baby blankets, and after reading your post, I turned to mittens for my daughter and her friends. They LOVE them, and I loved every minute of making them! Now to clean my sewing machine one more time!

    • Wow! 35 pairs of mittens, that is impressive!! Love to hear that you enjoy making them! I do too!

  2. I purchased your kitten pattern on Etsy and am excited to get going. I purchased a few old wool jackets at a thrift store but couldn’t find any wool sweaters, i the pattern it says mix blend sweaters what does that mean, what’s a good mix? Thank you for your time!

    • Hi Jill,
      Here are a few tips. Make sure when you’re purchasing the wool jackets, that the wool has some stretch to it. This pattern was designed for upcycled wool sweaters and a jacket may be just woven fabric. When I refer to mixed blend, meaning you can use different patterns or even different content, just so they are similar in weight.

      I hope that makes sense. Reach out if you have any questions.

      Have fun sewing,

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Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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