Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Mitten's Pattern - English Version




Edit: I put in new pictures as the ones before did not show the true colors, the light is being really bad these days, cloudy and rainy, dark . . . 

Hello !! 

FINALLY !!! Here is the pattern, English version though. 
I will put the Spanish version up in the next few days !!

This weekend as I was trying to make this post I though I really, really wanted a pair of cream 
mittens. Pure cream ones. 
However as I started I was looking at this other colours and my mittens suddenly started evolving into these: 




Colours used in this pair are: 

Cream - 03
Soft Pink - 042
Raspberry Pink - 054
Aqua Green - 072
Blueish Green - 073

Available at my little Etsy yarn shop 
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I have new shipping prices, peak a look!




This is my first 'real' pattern, so please be kind and if you find any mistakes please let me know and I will correct the pattern.



If you make the mittens and the pattern has worked for you please do spread the love and let me know and show them to the world !!!

Please note this pattern is done in U.S terms, for UK crocheters please use the equivalent stitches:

Level: Experienced Crocheter
Gauge: Any (as it will depend on the yarn you use and the size of your hands) 
Weight: my pair weighed 68 grams
Yarn used: Woolly DMC Merino
Hook: 4mm

Stitches Used and Abbreviations


US UK

Ch -                 chain stitch Chain stitch
Ss -                  Slip Stitch Single Crochet
Sc -                 Single Crochet Double Crochet
Tr-                  Triple Crochet Triple Treble Crochet
Hdc -              Half Double Crochet Half Treble Crochet
Hdc2tog -       Half Double Crochet 2 together Half Treble Crochet 2 together

What you will need:
70 to 100 grs of yarn (depending on the size of your hands)
crochet hook (size according to the yarn you use)
tapestry needle to weave in ends
small scissors

First we will be making the elastic in crochet: 

ELASTIC

Ch 16

Round 1:  1 sc in each chain stitch (you will now have 15 stitches)
Rd 2: Ch 1. And 1 sc in the back loop of each stitch of the previous round (15)
Rd 3 to 28: As round 2.
I made 28 rounds but this depends on the size of your wrist and the yarn you are using. (I would use a size S (small) for rubber gloves, not sure if this will help, I don't have particularly small hands but I would be between S and M size, if that makes sense)
So make as many rows as you need to fit your wrist. Please make it tighter than you need it as it will stretch with use. This will be the elastic part of your mittens.

Once you are happy with the size of it you can close it so that you can put your hand through it.
To close it join the first round with last round by making a slip stitch on the back loop of each stitch around (15).

Once you are finished turn your work around  90 degrees as you will be working on the side and all the way up.

MITTEN'S BODY

Round 1: Ch 1 and Sc around. Now this is a tricky part as you probably won't be crocheting in each stitch. Play it by eye
but just make sure the final stitch number is an even number  and multiple of 4 as you will need this to make the interweave stitch. 
I made 1 Sc every 2 or 3. If you make too many the mitten will be too big for your hand. 
I ended up with 32 stitches around. It will depend on the yarn you use, hook size and the tension you give to it. 

Make sure you try the mitten at this point too as you can unmake some stitches if it is too big or add more if it's too tight. 

This will be the base for the interweave stitch.  Th right size is when it is difficult to get your mitten though your hand but not totally impossible. 
Make it as tight as you can bear it as it will stretch with use and in a few days it will be the perfect size for you.
Make sure you right the number of stitches you have made for each step so it you want to make a 2nd pair you will have already a reference for the size. 
And even to make your second mitten for the other hand !

Round 2: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch (32 in my case) 

Basket-weave Crossed Stitch (to make this part it will really help you to watch the YouTube video here and/or to follow this pictured tutorial. The video is only in Spanish but I normally put the sound off when I don't understand the language and it really helps to follow. 

Round 3 - 13 (so 11 rows in total) (again this is for my size, if you have longer or shorter hands you will need more or less rows than I made)

Round 3: chain 3, *Yarn over twice, skip 2 stitches and insert the hook on the 3rd from the hook on the left (from front in around the back of the Sc of previous round) yarn over and pull through the yarn, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (three times)*
Repeat from *to * on the next stitch to the left. 
Now you should have 3 Tr stitches with a gap of 2 stitches in the middle of the 3. 

Now you will be working on the 2 stitches you skipped before. **Yarn over twice and insert the hook on the first stitch on your right you left undone  from front in around the back of the Sc and pull through the yarn, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (three times). (For this round the hook has to be brought over the front of the 2 Tr you have just made)**
 Repeat from ** to ** on the very next stitch to the left of the one you have just made. 

Repeat round 3 all around. 
Once you have finished your round close the round off with a Ss on the first Ch of the 3 Ch you made to start this first round. 

Round 4:  Ch 3, *Yarn over twice, skip the very first set of Tr stitches of the previous round and insert the hook on the 5th stitch from the hook on the left (from front in around the back of the Tr of previous round) yarn over and pull through the yarn, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (three times)*
Repeat from *to * on the next stitch to the left. 
Now you should have 3 triple crochet stitches with a gap of 2 stitches in the middle of the 3. 

Now you will be working on the 2 stitches you skipped before. **Yarn over twice and insert the hook on the first stitch on your right you left undone  from front in around the back of the Sc and pull through the yarn, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (three times). (For this round the hook has to be brought over the back/behind of the 2 Tr you have just made)**
 Repeat from ** to ** on the very next stitch to the left of the one you have just made. **

Repeat from round 4 all around. 
Once you have finished your round close the round off with a slip stitch on the first chain of the 3 Ch St you made to start this first round. 

Repeat rounds 3 & 4 until you have reached the bottom knuckle of your thumb. 

The last round of my mittens in the basket weave stitch would have been round 13, so now we continue with round 14. 

Round 14: Ch 1. Sc in each stitch around. 
Rd 15: Ch 2. Now Hdc in each stitch, skip the last 7 stitches as this will be the gap for your thumb. (if you think 7 is too small then skip more stitches, this will depend on the yarn you you use)
Rd 16: Ch 1 and turn your work, you will be now working on the inside of your mitt, Sc in each stitch around. When you get to the thumb gap, Ch 5 and join with the other side to create the thumb hole.
Rd 17: Ch 1 and Sc in each stitch. 
Rd 18 - 21: Basket weave stitch (same as round 3 and 4) 
Rd 22: Ch 1 and Sc in each stitch
Rd 23: Ch 2 and Hdc in each stitch around. Finish the round with a slip stitch on the first stitch of the round. 

Fasten Off and weave in the ends. 

THUMB

Make a slip knot with the yarn and join it with the thumb hole. 
Rd 1: Ch 1. Sc around (15)
Rd 2: Ch 2 and Hdc around
Rd 3: Ch 2. Now we are going to decrease the number of stitches and make the thumb snufflier. . 
To do this I Hdc2tog every 3, and so on stitch 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th you Hdc2tog. 
In the rest of stitches make a normal Hdc. 
Rd 4: Ch 2. Hdc on each stitch around. 
Ch 1 to secure the yarn, fasten off and weave in ends.

Now you should make your other mitten using the same pattern as the mittens can be used for either hand.

You can do these mittens in just one colour or changing is up to you, the door of creativity is now opened !!!

xEva




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5 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the pops of color. I love the basket weave too. It is so pretty. Thank you for this wonderful pattern, One of the schools I work in is chilly. These mittens would be perfect.

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  2. These are really beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pattern as well. I have had a lovely look through your blog...it is so lovely. I am so glad you visited me at my blog so that I could find yours!
    Marianne x

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  3. They look lovely - colour combination. Very kind of you to share your pattern, I have bookmarked it. I hope I can make some very soon.

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