Hey Dearies! I have a few patterns that I want to get out to you guys before Christmas! I didn’t know how these would come out, but I’m hoping that they fit my niece!
If you are like me and are rushing to finish last-minute projects in time for Christmas, well, you aren’t alone! I know tons of people who are working to get their hand-made gifts done in time.
So, this is actually part of a set and I’m gonna get the hat pattern out as soon as I can.
Here’s what you will need:
- Medium Size Yarn
- I am using Red Heart, you can choose one color or two!
- 4.25mm hook
- This is supposed to be a ‘child’ size, but if it doesn’t look big enough for a child or the size you are looking for, you can always go up a hook size or use 2 strands of yarn instead of just one.
- Sewing Needle
- Stitch Marker
- This is needed! If you don’t have a stitch marker, you can always use a paper clip, safety pin, or even a bobby pin.
- Measuring tape or ruler
Round 1: In the second chain from the hook, make 6 single crochets. DO NOT JOIN! Place your stitch marker in the last single crochet you made. You’ll be moving this stitch marker to each round and in the last stitch.
Round 2: Make 2 single crochets in each stitch. (12 sc)
Round 3: *Single crochet in the next stitch, make 2 single crochets in the next stitch* Repeat 6 times. (18 sc)
Round 4: *Single crochet in the next 2 stitches, make 2 single crochets in the next stitch* Repeat 6 times. (24 sc)
Round 5: *Single crochet in the next 3 stitches, make 2 single crochets in the next stitch* Repeat 6 times. (30 sc)
Round 6: Single crochet in each stitch until the piece measures the length of your fingers or the length you need them at. Make sure to keep moving the stitch marker to the end of each row. Don’t fasten off!
–Creating the Thumb Opening
Round 1: Single crochet in the first 15 stitches, chain 10 (this is for the thumb opening), single crochet in the last 15 single crochet.
Round 2: Single crochet in each stitch and chain around. (40 sc)
Round 3: Single crochet in each stitch around.
Round 4: *Single crochet in the next 7 stitches, skip the next single crochet* Repeat 5 times. (35 sc)
Round 5: Single crochet in each stitch around.
Round 6: *Single crochet in the next 6 stitches, skip next single crochet* Repeat 5 times. (30 sc)
Round 7: Single crochet in each stitch around.
Round 8: *Single crochet in the next 5 stitches, skip next single crochet* Repeat 5 times. (25 sc)
Round 9-11: Single crochet in each stitch around. If you want to, switch to a different color for the cuff part of the mitten. Don’t fasten off.
Note about creating the cuff, when we are creating the cuff, we are working back and for creating the ‘ribbing’ effect. At the end of every other row, make sure to slip stitch to attach it to the mitten.
Row 1: Slip stitch in the next stitch, chain 9, single crochet in the 2nd chain from the hook (In the back loops only) and in each of the remaining chains across, slip stitch in the next 2 stitches of the last round of the mitten. (8 sc)
Row 2: Skip the slip stitches, working in the back loops only, single crochet in each stitch across. Turn.
Row 3: Chain 1, working in the back loops only, single crochet in each stitch across, slip stitch in the next 2 stitches of the last round of the mitten.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the ribbing has been made around the last row of the mitten. Fasten off, leaving a long end for sewing the ribbed cuff together.
You can use the same color as your mitten is, or mix it up and do what I did and have the cuff match the thumb part of the mitten! Or try a different color to go with the mix!
Round 1: Join the yarn with a slip stitch anywhere in the thumb opening. Work 10 single crochets evenly around the thumb opening. DO NOT JOIN! Place your stitch marker at the end of every stitch and move it as you go! (11 sc)
Round 2: Single crochet in the 5 stitches, skip the next stitch, single crochet in the last 5 stitches. (10 sc)
Round 3: Single crochet in each stitch around. Repeat until you have reached your desired length from the base of the thumb to the tip of the thumb.
Remainer Round: *Single crochet in the next stitch, skip the next stitch* Repeat 5 times. (5 sc)
Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew the ends through the stitches of the last round and pull tight to close the top of the thumb.
Note about the thumb: This part might be the hardest to do, but if you are feeling brave, you can always crochet the thumb part and then sew it to the mitten, but if you are just starting out, it might be even trickier than this part. Whatever you are comfortable with!
There you have it! A perfect pair of mittens for anyone!
And if you want to add the long string, that is optional, I added it so that you can keep the mittens in the jacket just so you don’t lose them, but you don’t have to add them if you don’t want to.
Make sure you keep an eye out for the hat pattern that I’ll be posting sometime soon, that goes with this pair of gloves.
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