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. 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. 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. Thank You! What a warm idea *)

  4. 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. 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. That is just too cute!

    Merry Christmas:)


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

  8. Love these. Thanks for the pattern.

  9. Thanks for the mitten info. Very cute.

  10. 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. 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. Absoultely DARLING! Love them 🙂

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

  14. 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. 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. Susan

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

  17. 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. 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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