Do you have favorite patterns? You know, one of those designs that
work up quickly, make excellent gifts, and always manage to find a way into
your closet as well. One of those patterns for me is the Orchard Mitts design
by Chelsea Norquay. I own two pairs of my own mitts and have crocheted many
pairs for gifts.
The spike stitch texture creates a slightly thicker fabric
that still retains great flexibility. Perfect for chilly evenings of crochet or afternoons on the computer. And
I love the look of the texture. Spike stitch works well in both solid and variegated
yarns, so the options are endless.
Recently, I started exploring a new possibility, embellishments.
A couple of months ago, a copy of Molly
Makes Crochet arrived on my doorstop. I was instantly in love with the Applique
Flower. I needed to find a project that
I could embellish.
The result was a gorgeous pair of purple Orchard Mitts with
a delicate white flower embellishment worked in fingering-weight yarn at the
right wrist. Perfect!
My next project is a pair of navy blue mitts with a full
flower on the left mitt and a partial flower on the fight mitt. But that is just
the tip of the iceberg. The possibilities are endless.
P.S. How would you embellish a pair of mitts?