Springtime in the Rockies can be very chilly indeed, so when we returned earlier than usual to our summer home to shelter in place during the pandemic, I knew I needed another pair of mitts to keep my hands warm.
Opting for a quick crochet project and working a series of simple stitches, these fun mitts came about.
Instead of seaming, I decided to finish them off with some cute buttons.
Patons Classic Wool Worsted (100% pure wool; 210 yds [192 m]/100 g): Color #77110, Marine, 1 ball
Size J (6mm) hook
Or size needed to obtain gauge
S (L): 7.5 (8.5)” [19 (21.6)cm] circumference; 7” (18 cm) tall
12 hdc x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm)
Tapestry needle, six (6) ⅝” (18 mm) buttons
- Pattern is worked flat.
- Where there are parentheses, it’s for both the Small and Large sizes, as in S (L)
- Pattern starts with buttonhole/scallop row, the outside of the mitt, palm patterning, thumb hole shaping, and then the rest of the back of hand.
- Even rows are RS rows, odd rows are WS rows.
|dc||double crochet: yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps) twice.|
|hdc||half double crochet: yo, insert hook in st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 3 lps|
|sc||single crochet: insert hook in st, yo, draw up a lp, yo, pull through 2 lps|
|tr||treble crochet: yo twice, insert hook in st, yo, draw up a lp, (yo, pull through 2 lps) 3 times.|
Mitt Instructions (Make 2)
Make sure your chain is loose enough because it needs to accommodate the zig zag of the scallop. If you crochet a few rows and the work has a bit of a triangular shape, then it’s too tight. You need to pull it out and try again 🙁
In order to make it looser, I suggest using a larger hook when you make the chain.
Scallop/Buttonhole Row: Hdc into 2nd ch from hk, *dc into next ch, tr into next 2 ch, dc into next ch, hdc into next 4 ch; rep from * once more, dc into next ch, tr into next 2 ch, dc into next ch, hdc into next 2 ch, ch1, turn.
The buttonholes are the spaces between 2 trebles.
This is just a sampling of what’s in our Crochet 101 PDF!
Rows 1 – 3 (1 – 5): Sc into ea st to end of row, ch1, turn.
Row 4 (6): Sc into ea st to end of row, ch2, turn.
Rows 5 – 10 (7 – 12): Hdc into each st to end of row, ch 2, turn.
Row 11 (13) [Thumbhole Row]: Hdc x5, ch6, sk 6 hdc, hdc into each st to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Row 12 (14): Sc into each st to end of row, ch3, turn.
Row 13 (15): Dc into each st to end of row, ch3, turn.
Row 14 (16): Dc into each st to end of row, ch1, turn.
Rows 15 – 20 (17 – 24): Sc into ea st to end of row, ch1, turn.
Cut yarn, pull through the last stitch.
Weave in ends. Wash and block to measurements. Fold mitts along thumb opening, then fold over buttonhole band. Mark spots for buttons. Sew on buttons.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER: LINETTE GRAYUM
Linette learned to knit and crochet when she was young, both in school and from her grandmother and mother. She recently picked it back up and has been crafting and designing ever since, pushing her experience and knowledge with every project.
She crafts mostly outdoors—hiking, rock climbing and camping—and finds her inspirations there. Find her at: https://www.ravelry.com/designers/linette-grayum-designs.