Brenda K. B. Anderson
My sister-in-law (who incidentally lives in Michigan, the nation’s high-five) asked me for a no-frills crochet mitten pattern using worsted weight yarn. Finding one was harder than I thought, so I came up with this one. It is quite simple, worked in single crochet only. I have included a pattern for an optional star appliqué, but feel free to experiment with other embellishments, such as crocheted flowers or beading. Or not. Sometimes less is more.
- Size G – 6/4.00mm hook
- Approximately 200 yards of worsted weight yarn in color of your choice for Women’s size. (I used Ella Rae washable yarn in 75% Acrylic, 25% wool). Approximately 150 yards of worsted weight yarn for Older Kid’s size. (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice in “Magenta”, 100% acrylic). Approximately 100 yards of worsted weight yarn for Preschool size. (I used Lion Brand “Vanna’s Choice” in “Fern”, 100% acrylic).
- Less than 10 yards of worsted weight yarn for a pair of stars (optional)
- Yarn needle
These mittens are patterned for preschool sized hands with older kids and women’s sizes shown in parenthesis.
Preschool These mittens measure approximately 6.5″ in length, including ribbed cuff. They measure about 6″ around the hand (circumference was measured just above where thumb splits off).
Older kids These mittens measure approximately 8″ from ribbing edge, to fingertip. They measure about 7.25″ around the hand (circumference was measured just above where thumb splits off).
Women’s Size These mittens fit most women’s hands. They measure approximately 10″ from ribbing edge, to fingertip. They measure about 9″ around the hand (circumference was measured just above where thumb splits off).
Star measures 2 1/4″ from tip to tip.
17 sts and 18 rows worked in sc = 4″ x 4″
Abbreviations and terms used in this pattern:
Ch = chain
Dc = double crochet (used in star pattern only)
Hdc = half double crochet (used in star pattern only)
sc = single crochet
sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together. This is a decrease stitch. (Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull loop through to the front of work, insert hook into next stitch, yarn over, pull loop through to the front, yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.)
Sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch (stitches)
Tbl = through back loop. When you sc tbl (single crochet through back loop) you will insert your hook under only the back loop of the next stitch, not under both loops like a normal single crochet stitch.
The back bump: This is also known as the back, backside, or butt of a chain stitch. This is the part of the chain stitch that is opposite of the two loops (the ones that form the “v”) that you would normally insert your hook under. In other words, if you turn the chain upside down, so that you are looking at the bottom of it, you will see a line of dashes. It is under each dash, that you would insert your hook if you were instructed to crochet into the back bump of each chain stitch.
Magic Ring: The star pattern starts out with a magic ring. If you are not familiar with this technique, I highly recommend typing “magic ring crochet” into your preferred search engine, to learn how to do it. Crochet Me also has these great instructions. However, if you prefer not to use the magic ring method, you can chain 2 stitches, and then work into the second chain from the hook as directed. For example, if the pattern reads: “make a magic ring, sc 5 times into ring…” you could instead: “ch 2, sc 5 times into the second ch from the hook”.
Crochet Mittens: The Pattern
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