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Recycled Sweater Mittens

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A worn or stained sweater can find new life as a pair or two of mittens. This is a guide about recycled sweater mittens.


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January 17, 2017

I love mittens. They have a certain charm about them. I had a few leftover pieces of yarn and a beautiful, yet stained sweater. I decided to make mittens out of the sweater. I made socks too, but didn't have the greatest success with those, so I repurposed them into legwarmers. I love how the mittens turned out. I wear them all the time!


  • 1 sweater turned inside out
  • yarn
  • yarn needle
  • safety pins
  • marker of any kind or chalk
  • scissors


  1. Turn sweater inside out.
  2. Trace hands on bottom of sweater.
  3. Cut out traced shape of hands through two layers of sweater.
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  5. Safety pin two pieces together.
  6. Thread yarn needle or regular needle if you are using thread. Tie knot.
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  8. Sew mittens together leaving bottom open for hands to go into.
  9. Gently begin to turn mittens right side out
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  11. Look how pretty they are. If one is a different size than the other, stretch them to match.
  12. Enjoy your warm mittens!
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January 21, 20171 found this helpful

Brilliant! Oh, the sweaters I've relinquished that would've made adorable mittens! Keeping my eyes open now...

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January 21, 20170 found this helpful

They are really fun to wear too! I'm gong to make some as gifts ;)


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