Crochet Pattern: Easy Adjustable Glittens

By Rachel Choi – 7 Comments
Glittens (also know as a glommits) have the warmth and comfort from mittens, and the dexterity and mobility from fingerless gloves. Wear them as mittens to keep your fingers snug, but convert then to gloves by flipping over the top and securing it with the button when you need to use your fingers. With step-by-step photos, this unconventional pattern shows you how to customize the gilttens for any hand size you desire. If you’re looking for just classic mittens, check out the Crochet Pattern: Easy Adjustable Mittens.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size:
In photo: 9 1/2” (24 cm) long, 3 1/2” (9 cm) wide, fits most women
This pattern can be made to fit any size from toddlers to adults. Instructions include guidelines for taking measurements, which are used in the place of conventional sizing guidelines, allow for the item to be customized for the intended hand size.

Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 200 yards – but will vary depending on size made)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)
1/2” (13 mm) buttons – one per glitten
Sewing needle and thread
Yarn needle
crochet yarn size 4


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  1. Mary says:

    I just finished my first “glitten” that I started this morning. I’m really impressed with the quailty of the pattern and the amount of photos. As someone who doesn’t normally buy patterns, I have to admit that this one is completely worth it.

    Thanks for all the details you put into it!

  2. Jackie says:

    I’ve done your adjustable mitten pattern, which looks like the glove-mittens you have her but just as mittens. I was suprised at how well they turned out so I’m going to give these a try as well. If everything goes as planned I know what everyone is getting for christmas this year! hehe

  3. Vicki says:

    Love it! I’ve been looking for something like these and these are perfect 🙂

  4. Bookworm says:

    I remember when I was in elementary school, we had an assignment where we had to create an invention that would provide a solution to a common problem. I remember my mom talking about how she liked mittens for the warmth, but hated that you’d always lose them because you had to take them off, because you wouldn’t be able to use your fingers with them on. So I created the Glittens. Wish I’d done something with it at the time :'(

  5. MiaLovesYarn says:

    I’ve made a similar fingerless glove pattern, which turned out really nice. The only problem is that I feel like I’m wearing gauntlets because the pattern turned out so stiff. How flexible are these glittens at completion?

    • Rachel says:

      When I put mine on, I’m able to make a fist with my hand comfortably. When you start crocheting and you think the fabric is too tight for you, you can use a different crochet hook and even a different weight of yarn if you prefer. Or you can add stitches to make the glitten roomier, since the pattern will show you how to adjust.

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