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Handmade Difference

Every year, millions of Americans face cold winter weather without sufficiently warm clothing. Simplicity Creative Group and OttLite have joined together to sponsor the Mitten Commitment – an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate by providing handmade mittens. All mittens will be donated to the Salvation Army for distribution in mid-December, 2011. Handmade mittens are special, unique, and especially warm!

What is the Mitten Commitment?

The Mitten Commitment is a call-to-action for crafters all over the country. We challenge you to knit, crochet, or sew one pair of mittens to donate. They can be any size, as traditional or as creative as you want! Some fabulous designers have donated mitten patterns, and there are more to come – see below. Use the patterns as a base for shape or style, or come up with your own pattern!

Why Mittens?

Excellent Question! Mittens are easy projects to sew, crochet, or knit, and there are endless embellishment possibilities.

How can I commit?

It's easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Make a pair of mittens.
  2. Send your mittens to:
      OttLite / The Mitten Commmitment
      220 West 7th Avenue,
      Tampa, FL 33602
  3. Enjoy the warm feeling in your heart because you made a difference.

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SUEDEsays™ and The Crochet Dude® Videos Introducing the Mitten Commitment

Free Mitten Patterns

Suede Classic Mittens  

Stay warm in SUEDEsays™ style with these mittens in a fab fleece with a classic argyle pattern – use an out-of-the-box color combo to Rock It!

  Suede Flirty Mittens  

These SUEDEsays™ fingerless mittens are designed for the flirty modern girl. Project Runway trim by Simplicity and a touch of bling add some sass to easy fleece.


Snow Kitten Mittens  

Crocheted mittens that mimic Scottish Fair-Isle motif, designed by The Crochet Dude. Simple color changes and post stitches create a new classic style.

  Suede Edgy Mittens  

Rock Out these SUEDEsays™ fingerless mittens with some serious edgy attitude, decorated with fleece fringe and Project Runway trim by Simplicity.


Happy Frog Mittens  

Who can resist these happy mittens? Cheery and bright, they'll bring a smile to any child's face. Patterns for children's sizes 3-8. Make with colorful, washable fleece.

  Frilly Fringed Mittens  

Think pink! Little girls will love these pretty mittens sewn in warm cozy fleece with frilly fringe. Patterns for children's sizes 3-8.


Fleece Confetti Mittens  

Stitch a pair of toasty fleece mittens with streamer and confetti embellishments that bring a little party atmosphere to cold winter months. Use the Simplicity Deluxe Felting Machine to make the felting fun and easy.

  Fleece Confetti Mittens  

Sew up a pair of cozy fleece mittens in the soothing colors of the sea, complete with embellishments felted right into the mitten fabric. Use the Simplicity Deluxe Felting Machine to make the felting fun and easy.