These mittens will fit a 2 – 4 year old.
featured stitches:
chain (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
half double crochet (hdc)
half double crochet decrease (hdc dec)
stuff you’ll need:
100% merino wool, double knitting weight.1 skein of green (color a), 1 skein of red (color b).
hook size g/4mm
tapestry needle
gauge 17 stitches and 14 rows = 4” (10cm) in half double crochet with size G/6(4.0mm) hook.
Instructions
thumb: in green, worked from the top of the thumb down
rnd  1:  make an adjustable ring, ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 4 sc into ring. join with sl st to beginning sc. 5 sc total.
rnd  2:  ch 1 (counts as 1st hdc), work 1 hdc into same st, work 2 hdc into ea st around. join with sl st to beginning ch. 10 hdc total.
rnds 3 – 6:  *ch 1 (counts as 1st hdc), work 1 hdc in ea st around.
Continue working in a spiral until you have a total of 6 rounds.
finish off, leaving a long tail in order to attach the thumb to the mitten.
mitten: in red, worked from the top of the fingers down
rnd 1:  make an adjustable ring. ch 1(counts as 1st sc), 5 sc into ring. join with sl st to beginning ch. 6 sc total.
rnd  2: ch 1 (counts as 1st hdc), work 1 hdc into same st, work 2 hdcs into ea st around. join with sl st to beginning ch. 12 hdcs total.
rnd  3:  ch 1 (counts as 1st hdc), work 1 hdc into same st, *1 hdc into next st,  work 2 hdcs into next st*, repeat from * to * 5 more times; 1 hdc in next st. join with sl st to beginning ch. 18 hdc total.
rnd  4:  ch 1 (counts as 1st hdc), work 1 hdc into same st, *work 1 hdc into next 2 sts, work 2 hdcs in next stitch. repeat from * to * around to beginning ch. join with sl st to beginning ch. 24 hdc total.
rnd 5:  ch 1 (counts as 1st hdc), work 1 hdc in ea st around. when you get to the beginning chain, hdc in ch. 24 hdc total.
rnds 6 - 12:  *continuing to work in a spiral, hdc in ea st around.* Repeat from * to * until you have a total of 12 rounds. do not fasten off.
rnd 13:  attach thumb:  while still attached to the mitten, with red, hdc into the last st you made on the thumb. working around the outside of the thumb, leaving three sts unfinished on the inside, hdc in the next 6 sts. skip 3 sts on the red mitten. hdc in 4th st.  hdc in the next 19 sts. 28 hdc total.
rnd  14:  work hdc dec. hdc in next 5 sts. hdc dec. hdc in ea st around. 26 hdc total.
rnds 15 – 18:  work hdc in ea st around.

cuff: in green
row 1:  leaving a long tail to attach cuff to mitten, chain 8.
row 2:  ch 1, working in back loops only, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea chain across. 7 sc total.
Rows: 3-24:  Repeat row 2. 25 rows total.
fasten off. with longer tail, sew cuff to bottom of mitten.
weave in ends.

Make a 2nd mitten using opposite colors.
(Green for color b, red for color a)