How to Make a Crochet Oven Mitt
There are several different ways to crochet an oven mitt, depending on the style of oven mitt that you’re seeking. The crochet pattern here will show you how to make a short oven mitt, the kind designed to only cover the hand up to the wrist, although it can easily be enlarged to cover more of the arm as a traditional oven mitt would do.
A crochet oven mitt should be made using cotton yarn. Cotton yarn won’t stretch out, so you will retain the proper shape and size of the oven mitt once it is made. Cotton yarn also won’t melt, which is important since your oven mitt will be holding hot pots and pans.
1 skein worsted weight cotton yarn
Size H/8 crochet hook
This crochet oven mitt will fit a large adult hand. Use a smaller crochet hook for a more snug fit.
Crochet Oven Mitt Pieces
This crochet oven mitt will be made in two pieces. There will be two large semicircles. and two smaller semicircles. These will each be made individually and then stitched together at the end to construct the oven mitt.
This tutorial will show you step-by-step how to create the semicircles using half double crochet stitches.
Ch 3, 3 hdc in third ch from stitch (total 4 hdc)
Increasing Your Crochet Semicircles
Semicircles are increased in much the same way as crochet circles.
Ch 2 to turn
Hdc in same st
2 hdc in each of next two st (total 8 hdc)
Continue Increasing Your Crochet Semicircles
Rows 3-5 of the crochet oven mitt are worked as follows:
Ch 2 to turn
2 hdc in next st
* 1 hdc, 2 hdc
Repeat from * across (total 12 hdc)
Ch 2 to turn
hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st
* 1 hdc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc
Repeat from * across (total 16 hdc)
Ch 2 to turn
hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st
* 1 hdc in each of next 3 st, 2 hdc in next st
Repeat from * across (total 20 hdc)
Smooth Out Your Crochet Semicircle
Once you have completed you crochet step five, you are going to smooth out the rough edge at the bottom of the semicircle.
Do not turn your work. Continue working around the other end of the starting chain, on the flat bottom of the semicircle.
Hdc evenly across for a total of 20 hdc stitches on this flat side.
Grow the Crochet Semicircle
Now you will resume working in rows to grow the length of this flat side of the crochet semicircle. The top of the circle will be the top of the oven mitt; now you’re growing the part to cover the hand to the wrist.
Ch 2 to turn, hdc in each st across (total 20 hdc)
Repeat five times.
Finish off and weave in ends.
Make a Matching Crochet Semicircle
Repeat steps 1-7 to make a second semicircle identical in size to the first one.
Crochet 2 Small Semicircles
You will also need to make 2 smaller crochet semicircles. For each one, do the following:
Repeat steps 1-6
*Ch 2 to turn, hdc in each st across (total 20 hdc)
Repeat from * 2 times
Finish off and weave in ends
Crochet Oven Mitt Construction, Part 1
Put the two smaller crochet semicircles together, joining them at the flat ends. Use a single crochet stitch or your own favorite joining method. These are going to be the inside of the hand of the oven mitt, meaning the part of the mitt that will touch the handle of a pan when you grasp it. Technically, at this point you have a crochet potholder; just fold at the join and you can grab a pan.
Crochet Oven Mitt Construction, Part 2
Since you want to make an oven mitt, rather than a potholder, you now need to construct the outer portion of each side of the hand. This is the part that will touch the top and bottom of your hand when wearing the oven mitt. This is done by attaching the large semicircles to the smaller ones.
Take one of the large semicircles. Hold it so that the top (rounded) portion is even with the rounded portion of one end of your now-joined smaller circles. Stitch it together, using single crochet or your favorite joining method, ONLY to the point where the two circles match up (The larger circle is longer and will hang off of the smaller circle).
Repeat with the second large semicircle on the other side.
Crochet Oven Mitt Construction, Part 3
You should now be able to insert your hand between the two large semicircles, grasping the inside of the joined smaller semicircles. In other words, you basically have your crochet oven mitt–there is just one thing left to do. The rows of the longer semicircles are hanging down on the sides, where you insert your hand. Stitch them together on each side to get the fit of the oven mitt.
Tip: If you want to make crochet oven mitts that go up further on your arms, there are two options:
Add additional rows in Step Seven for the two larger semicircles.
Join yarn to any stitch in the bottom after the oven mitts have already been joined together, ch 2 and hdc around, with a sl st to join; repeat additional rounds to the length desired.