Miggins's Mittens

Oct 24, 2007
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Lotty Farebanks


It's almost November and as I have my fingerless mittens in my coat pocket (drafty Victorian building + lots of typing = desperately cold hands at this time of year!), I thought I'd jot down the pattern. I made it up as I went along and it's also the first time I've ever written out the pattern of something I've made, so poke me about any errors - I'm typing this out from memory!

Materials List

These mittens were made out of hand spun merino wool on a 6mm hook. I have no idea about how much wool it took - the skein was approximately 130 yards long and I had enough wool left to make a long skinny scarf. And, of course, it depends on how big your hands are!

Finished Size

I have small hands, so the mittens measure approximately 7" (18cm) round and 4" (10cm) from knuckle to wrist. However, they're easily adjustable for all ages (men, women and children!), so go up a hook size or two or increase the stitches to suit your hand size. I tried them on as I went, so you may need to do a few more rows until you get to the thumb hole. They're also quite short (just to my wrist bone) so add on a few rows at the bottom if you want them longer, or add a cuff.


You could do a more fancy stitch, but I was aiming for a basic mitten so I could let the yarn speak for itself (it's a riot of beautiful colours). If your yarn is more plain, go wild with different stitches!

The Pattern

I crocheted in a round, with a slip stitch to join and no turning (except for one or two rows where I've indicated to turn).

Row 1 - Ch 21, join with a sl st. Ch 2.
Row 2 - Sc 20. Ch 2.
Row 3 - Repeat row 2.
Row 4 - Sc 18. Ch 2. Turn (leaving the last two sts unworked to make a hole for your thumb).
Row 5 - Sc 18. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 6 - Sc 20. Ch 2.
Row 7 - Repeat row 6.
Row 8 - Dec 3 sts from row (I just did it every 5 sts or so), sc 17. Ch 2

Row 9 - Dec 1 sts, sc 16. Finish off.

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enygma36 wrote
on Oct 24, 2007 1:31 PM

so cute i am in to all of this stuff. thanks

stephanie1 wrote
on Oct 28, 2007 7:49 PM

That yarn in the pic is sooo beautiful. What is it?

LottyF wrote
on Oct 29, 2007 2:52 AM

It's from a lovely lady called Shunklies on Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7593704. My yarn is the middle thumbnail (the label says "Just for Lotty"). She took her favourite colours and spun a skein for me.

on Nov 3, 2007 12:33 PM

Very Nice!


mrsp1 wrote
on Nov 12, 2007 5:20 PM

Ahh these are so cute!!!! I am gonna give them a go!!!!!!

LottyF wrote
on Nov 13, 2007 1:46 AM

You're welcome!

LottyF wrote
on Nov 13, 2007 1:46 AM

Thank you very much. =)

LottyF wrote
on Nov 13, 2007 1:47 AM

Thank you! Do let me know how you get on - I'd love to get some feedback.

poppins_1124 wrote
on Jul 14, 2008 11:13 PM
Hello, I made pair of your gloves and just wanted to let you know they came out great!! I made them with two strands of Red Heart "Super Saver" so they would be extra thick. They'll be protecting my hands from nasty calluses while I'm at the gym! Thank you!!


LottyF wrote
on Aug 26, 2008 2:06 AM

Hi Mary

Thank you so much for letting me know! I am beyond happy to know that there's a pair of my mittens on the other side of the world! =D