Recycled Sweater Mittens

January 17, 2017

Cozy Mittens from Sweater - looking down on hand inside mittenI 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
Cozy Mittens from Sweater - sweater used to make the mittens


  1. Turn sweater inside out.
  2. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - turn sweater inside out
  3. Trace hands on bottom of sweater.
  4. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - trace hands on bottom of sweater including the ribbing
    Cozy Mittens from Sweater - outline of hand on sweater
  5. Cut out traced shape of hands through two layers of sweater.
  6. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - hand shapes have been cut out through both thicknesses
    Cozy Mittens from Sweater - shape cut out
  7. Safety pin two pieces together.
  8. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - safety pin the two thicknesses together

  9. Thread yarn needle or regular needle if you are using thread. Tie knot.
  10. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - thread needle with yarn
    Cozy Mittens from Sweater - tie a knot in the end of the yarn
  11. Sew mittens together leaving bottom open for hands to go into.
  12. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - sew mitten piece together leaving bottom open
  13. Gently begin to turn mittens right side out
  14. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - gently turn inside out
  15. Look how pretty they are. If one is a different size than the other, stretch them to match.
  16. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - finished mittens

  17. Enjoy your warm mittens!
  18. Cozy Mittens from Sweater - hand inside one mitten
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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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