200 Stitches and a Free Mitten Pattern

Oct 3, 2013

Two-hundred crochet stitch patterns. Colorwork, lace, texture, stripes, puff stitches, cables-there is something for everyone! The design ideas are crowding against each other as I flip through the pages of the Crochet Stitch Dictionary.

 

Each stitch pattern includes a full color swatch image, written instructions, step-by-step photographs, and multiple detailed stitch diagrams! With all of the available resources, you can tackle any of the two-hundred patterns.

I just had to start designing with the Smooth Wave pattern immediately. Smooth Wave is a good introduction to creating wavy patterns in crochet. Wave patterns differ from chevrons because there is no increasing and decreasing to create peaks and troughs. In Smooth Wave, groups of doubles and single crochet alternate every two rows to maintain balance. It is important to work in two different colors, two rows in yarn A, two rows in yarn B.

This mitten pattern is fun and colorful! Enjoy this free pattern and order your own copy of the Crochet Dictionary. Now start designing!

Best wishes,

P.S. I'd love to see what you design with any of these two-hundred stitches. Share your pictures and ideas!

 

 

Smooth Wave Mittens

Finished Size: Ladies size small (9" long and 8" in circumference)

Yarn:Berroco Vintage; chocolate (A) and pumpkin (B), one skein each.

Hook Size: 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 8 sts and 6 row = 2"


Mitten (make 2)

Rnd 1: With A, ch 64, sl st in first ch to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 4 ch, dc in next 4 ch, *sc in next 4 ch, dc in next 4 ch; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 3: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc, *sc in next 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join changing to color B.

Rnd 4: With B, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 sc, sc in next 4 dc, *dc in next 4 sc, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc dc in next 3 sc, sc in next 4 dc, *dc in next 4 sc, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join changing to color A.

 

Rnd 6: With A, ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 4 dc, dc in next 4 sc, *sc in next 4 dc, dc in next 4 sc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 7: Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc, *sc in next 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join changing to color B.

Rnd 8: With B, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 sc, sc in next 4 dc, *dc in next 4 sc, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 9: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc dc in next 3 sc, sc in next 4 dc, *dc in next 4 sc, sc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join changing to color A.

Rnds 10-13: Rep Rnds 6-9.

Rnd 14: Rep Rnd 6.

 

Rnd 15: With A, ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 8, sk next 8 st, *sc in next 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around.

Rnd 16: C h 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc, sc in next 4 ch, dc in next 4 ch, *sc in next 4 sc, dc in next 4 dc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join changing to color B.

Rnds: 17-27: Continue working in patt.

Rnd 28: With B, ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first dc, sc2tog, sc in next dc, dc in next sc, dc2tog, dc in next sc, *sc in next dc, sc2tog, dc in next sc, dc2tog, dc in next sc; rep from * around, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc2tog, dc3tog,*sc3tog, dc3tog; rep from * around. Fasten off.

Weave tail through each st and pull to close opening at top of mitten.

Thumb

Rnd 1: With A, sc in each st and chain around thumb opening working an extra sc in each corner-18 sc.

 

Rnd 2: Working in the round, sc in each sc around.

Rnd 3: Sc in each sc around working sc2tog at each corner-16 sc.

Rnds 4-10: Sc in each sc around.

Rnd 12: *Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * around.

Rnd 13: *Sc2tog, sc in next sc; rep from * around.

Rnd 14: Sc2tog around.

 


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on Oct 3, 2013 9:26 AM

I'm a fairly new crochet designer ( self published on Ravelry).  I have a question regarding the use of stitch patterns from books like this- can I use a stitch pattern found in one of these books and use it in  a pattern that I will charge for?  Do I need to rewrite the stitch pattern in my own words or can I use the text from the stitch pattern book?  I've heard different answers to this and would like to know what the correct answer is.

columbia87 wrote
on Oct 3, 2013 10:52 AM

I wish on the patterns you would give an idea of the yarn weight on a pattern, and also give the hook letter as well as number for those of us who have hooks marked with letters.  You have very nice patterns, thank you.

Toni Rexroat wrote
on Oct 3, 2013 11:16 AM

Hi columbia87, The size 7 hook actually doesn't have a letter. It is between a G and an H. Berroco Vintage is a worsted weight yarn. I hope that helps!

franab wrote
on Oct 3, 2013 11:37 AM

What does this look like on the wrong side?  I am not clear on the tails.  Do y leave a tail after every color change?  Thanks so much.

Toni Rexroat wrote
on Oct 3, 2013 3:51 PM

franab, you can leave a tail every two rounds, but I didn't want to weave in that many tails. Instead I simply stranded them up. Before beginning each round, I did wrap the working yarn around the unused yarn so that I didn't have long floats.

tkwally wrote
on Oct 6, 2013 12:07 AM

There  can never be enough yarn for this crochet fanatic!

Gnattygirl wrote
on Sep 11, 2014 12:24 PM

In order to achieve the gauge I need to use a fingering weight yarn and a 3 mm hook. So I'm wondering before I begin if the initial chain of 64 is correct? It's huge.