free holiday mitten ornament pattern

I first designed this little ornament two years ago and offered the pattern on disdressed, my personal blog. It’s been quite popular. But I wasn’t entirely happy with the method we used to make it available, and I thought it might be fun to fix it up a bit and give it to you as a little holiday gift.

So here it is.

I’m making a bunch of these ornaments (24 or 25? I need your help deciding) as an advent calendar for S this year. They also make great little gifts or gift toppers, and can be embellished with leftover buttons or a little embroidery. They would also look amazing with a little reverse applique a la Alabama Chanin. (See her book for detailed instructions on this technique.)

Enjoy, and happy holidays from Oliver + S!

(P.S. If you need a little help with the blanket stitch for this pattern, Future Girl has a terrific tutorial that I highly recommend.)


  1. December 8, 2008 at 9:59 pm Link

    This is just precious, Liesl! Thank you for the free pattern! Every year I like to have my kids make one handmade ornament. I think I know what we will be making this year.

  2. December 8, 2008 at 10:52 pm Link

    Thank you for this adorable ornament pattern! I’ve been busy making 21-wale corduroy skirts for my youngest granddaughters using the Sunday Brunch pattern–love the little kick pleat and pockets!

  3. December 8, 2008 at 11:32 pm Link

    Thank You! What a warm idea *)

  4. December 8, 2008 at 11:50 pm Link

    Thank-you for the pattern! I make a handmade ornament for each of my kids every year. This years is already done, but I think I’ll save this pattern for next years.

  5. December 9, 2008 at 12:13 am Link

    So cute! I opt for 24 pockets.. I think it’s more fun for the kids to get to see the advent calendar all finished on Christmas Eve.. because really, how can a little advent calendar compete with Santa and all the excitement of Christmas morning?

  6. December 9, 2008 at 2:05 am Link

    That is just too cute!

    Merry Christmas:)


  7. December 9, 2008 at 4:20 pm Link

    Oh how sweet, I love this. I’m a 24 pocket kind of girl. I love advents! I’ll be linking to this.

  8. December 10, 2008 at 7:34 pm Link

    Love these. Thanks for the pattern.

  9. December 15, 2008 at 12:47 pm Link

    Thanks for the mitten info. Very cute.

  10. January 13, 2009 at 1:13 pm Link

    Thanks so much for the cute mitten pattern. I made them for my daughter-in-law who recently lost her dad to cancer. The cuff material was made from one of his shirts. I also used the buttons from the shirt on some of the mittens. Thanks again.

    Chris Beresford

  11. November 28, 2009 at 10:49 am Link

    I love the power of the Internet! Thank you for the pattern – our community is doing an Ornament Exchange wherein we make 6 ornaments, the organizers give one to our Senior Care Facility, and then we take home 5 other ornaments for ourselves. Thanks!

  12. December 1, 2009 at 10:45 am Link

    Absoultely DARLING! Love them 🙂

  13. December 1, 2009 at 10:59 am Link

    Thanks for the link to futuregirl! I featured her site on my blog today. I finally understand the blanket stitch!

  14. December 4, 2009 at 2:42 pm Link

    These are precious. I just made small felt stockings ornaments with numbers on them 1 – 24. I sold them at an auction to raise money for Education. A pregnant friend bought them.

  15. October 25, 2010 at 10:49 pm Link

    I am writing to request permission to reprint this adorable project on We would of course respect your copyright and give you full credit and will happily link back to your blog as well. Please let me know if this is acceptable. Thanks!

    Amanda Formaro
    Chief Editor –

  16. November 21, 2010 at 12:36 am Link

    Still a fabulous little pattern. I will make some and use them for package adornments!

  17. October 4, 2011 at 6:07 pm Link
    Diane Sutton

    Love the little mitten pattern. I have just been asked to make a craft for a church Christmas bazaar as a fundraiser. Can I use this pattern if I plan to sell the mittens or would I be breaking copyright rules. Thanks

    1. October 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm Link

      Please feel free to use the pattern for your personal use and to give away to friends, families, and fundraisers. But we ask that you not use it for commercial purposes.

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