Marly Bird 3-in-1 Knit and Crochet Handwarmers

Everybody loves a good mitten, but what about a mitten that has a removable top or a pair of fingerless mitts? YESSSS! I hear you; those are equally loved. Trust me, I know and because of that, I want to make sure that you know about my 3-in-1 knit and crochet handwarmers patterns. Originally this was a Yarnspirations CAL/KAL but now the free patterns are available for you on their website. Moreover, you have video support for each step of the way, making it easy to make these handwarmers that you can craft in three different styles each.


Mittens, Fingerless Mitts, and Convertible Mittens

Learn three ways to make a pair of hand warmers – six ways if you are bicrafty and can both knit and crochet! I’ve designed a basic pattern that can be turned into a pair of mittens, fingerless mittens, or convertible mittens depending on the finishing techniques that you select. Choose to knit or crochet or follow use both patterns; end up with 1 pair or 3 pairs or 6 pairs of hand warmers you will love.

Customizable Designs For Everyone!

Make a pair for anyone that you want to give a gift to. Make several pairs for yourself. Change up the colors to fit your style and enjoy the fun of making along with others.


knit handwarmers free pattern
crochet handwarmers free pattern

Skill Level Required for 3-in-1 Knit and Crochet Handwarmers Patterns

This project was originally a Yarnspirations CAL/KAL. Before those begin, many people ask me, “how good do I need to be at the craft to join in?” I understand that. You want to make sure you can actually make the project before you start. However, oftentimes these patterns have more to do with your drive than your current skill level. The pattern and video support make it so that you can finish these patterns.

Here is my best skill level advice as to what is needed for these knit and crochet handwarmer patterns. If you’re a confident beginner crocheter who is comfortable with making chains and single crochets, then I think you can absolutely do this. If you are an advanced beginner knitter who is comfortable with knits and purls and is ready to try something a little more challenging, then you can do this. The biggest challenge for you will be using the double pointed needles and working the stranded knitting but I go over that in the videos.

You might also want to check out BiCrafty Bootcamp: To Learn Knitting or To Learn Crochet … the tips in these posts and videos are invaluable for helping you when you get stuck.

Notes For The Knit and Crochet Handwarmer Patterns

SPOILER ALERT: In the videos, I’ve offered some alternative patterns for the body of the hand warmers on my website that might be a little easier for those who struggle with the colorwork on this pattern.

Because I know there are going to be knitters who ask, yes, you can make these fingerless mittens, mittens or convertible mittens with the magic loop technique or two circulars or even 9″ circular needles. I discuss how to do this in the videos but the pattern is written for double pointed needles.

3 in 1 Hand Warmer Video Tutorials

You’ll find 3 knit videos and 3 crochet videos that go with these patterns. These videos are progressive, meaning each video will build upon the previous video as I teach you how to make these fun mittens, fingerless mittens or convertible mittens. Therefore, you want to start with the first video for either craft and move through them accordingly.

Here are those video links:

Click HERE for Knitting PatternClick HERE for Crochet Pattern
Video 1: Nov. 16, 2020
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Video 1: Nov. 16, 2020
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Video 2: Nov. 19, 2020
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Video 2: Nov. 19, 2020
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Video 3: Nov. 23, 2020
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Video 3: Nov. 23, 2020
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Join me for one pair of hand warmers or all six! The pattern was designed by me and I must say, I am in love!

3 in 1 Hand Warmer Materials



One size to fit average adult. Size 8” hand circumference


16  sc  and  16  rows  =  4″  [10  cm] with smaller hook.

14 splsc and 14 rounds = 4″ [10 cm] with larger hook.


Red Heart® With Love

1 ball each color

Color A: Oxford

Color B: Rainforest Stripe


US 7/G

US 8/H


Stitch markers, tapestry needle



One size to fit average adult. Size 8″ hand circumference


16 sts 20 rows = 4” [10 cm] with U.S. 8 (5 mm) in pat.


Red Heart® With Love

1 ball each color

Color A: Sweet Pink          

Color B:   Passion Stripe


Sizes U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) Double Pointed Needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


Stitch markers, tapestry needle

If you like crocheting and knitting hand accessories then you might also like these posts:

Everyone likes different knit and crochet hand warmer patterns, which these 3-in-1 designs accommodate. We’re curious: what kind do you like best? Fingerless? Fingerless with thumb hole? Convertible? Mittens? Gloves? Share your thoughts.

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  1. Carleen Roberts says:

    Can’t wait! I’d like to use your Yarnspirations affiliate link to buy some RHWL, but can’t find it on this post. Where can I find your Yarnspirations affiliate link? Please and thank you.

  2. Carleen Roberts says:

    Marly, the link to the crochet pattern above did not take me to Yarnspirations.com. Instead it took me to a fraudulent website that tried to install a browser add on and then started an audio warning purported to be from Microsoft saying that my computer had a virus. My computer’s fine; I ran a complete scan, deleted my browsing history and cookies and all is well. Please check on this security issue embedded in the pattern link on this page. Thank you.

Marly Bird

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Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

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