Alice-Inspired Mitts Crochet Pattern

Dec 13, 2009
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Author

Ellie Thouret

Introduction

I love the knitted mittens that Alice wears in New Moon but I’m not confident enough in my knitting to tackle them. Here’s a crochet version for crafters like me.

Materials List

4mm (G) hook

Worsted-weight yarn

I used a 4mm hook and the New Moon colourway yarn from Bristol County Dyeworks. It's a great, soft worsted yarn. My hands are slim but I've received some comments that the mitts are coming out too big. If this is the case, I'd recommend going down to a 3.5mm hook.

Finished Size

Approx. 30cm in length

Gauge

Gauge
5 hdc per inch

3 rows per inch

The Pattern

Pattern

ch32, join with sl st in 1st ch, ensuring that chain is not twisted.

row 1: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc around, join with sl st in first st – 32 sts

row 2-4: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in last 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 32 sts – 2 pattern repeats

row 5: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next st *fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in next 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 30 sts – 2 pattern repeats

row 6: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 2 sts, *fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in next st, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 3 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in last 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 28 sts, 2 pattern repeats

row 7: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc 2tog over next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc2tog over next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in last 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 26 sts, 2 pattern repeats

row 8: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next dc fpdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in next 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 24 sts, 2 pattern repeats

row 9: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, *fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 2 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in next 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 24 sts, 4 pattern repeats

row 10: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc around, join with sl st in first st. - 24 sts

row 11: ch2 (counts as first hdc), *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st*, rep from * to * around, hdc in last 3 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 28 sts, 2 pattern repeats

row 12: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc around, join with sl st in first st. - 28 sts

row 13: ch2 (counts as first hdc) *hdc in next 5 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep from * to *, ending with hdc in 5 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. Join with sl st in first st. - 33 sts, 2 pattern repeats

row 14-16: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc around, join with sl st in first st. - 33 sts

row 17: ch2 (counts as first hdc), *hdc in next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 5 sts, 2hdc in next st*, rep from * to * around, ending with hdc in last 5 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 38 sts, 2 pattern repeats

row 18-20: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc around, join with sl st in first st. - 38 sts

row 21: ch2 (counts as first hdc) *hdc in next 7 st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in next 3 sts, 2 hdc in next st*, rep from * to *, ending with hdc in 5 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 43 sts, 2 pattern repeats

row 22: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in next 20 sts, ch5, sk next 8 sts, hdc around, join with sl st in first st. 40 sts including ch5, 43 sts including skipped 8 sts.

row 23: ch2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in next 20 sts, hdc in each of ch5, hdc around, join with sl st in first st. 40 sts

rows 24-26: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 4 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts*, rep from * to * around, ending with fpdc in last 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 40 sts – 4 pattern repeats

row 27: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next st, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 dc, fpdc in next 4 sts*, rep from * to around to ending with fpdc in last 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 38 sts – 2 pattern repeats

row 28: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, dc2tog in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 3 sts, fpdc in next 4 sts, dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2 sts, dc in next st, fpdc in next 4 sts*, rep from * to around to ending with fpdc in last 4 sts. Join with sl st in first st. - 35 sts – 2 pattern repeats

Fasten off and weave in ends. Block to desired measurements.

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Comments

on Dec 14, 2009 10:42 AM

Hi Ellie,

These are some great mitt patterns, I love them! I'm just a beginner, but I hope to make something like this one day.

Thanks for the great pattern and happy holidays!

on Dec 14, 2009 5:58 PM

Nice!

e11iejane wrote
on Dec 18, 2009 4:57 AM

Thanks for the comments!

ChristineCraft, these mitts are not too difficult. They use basic stitches such as dc and hdc. The only slightly advanced stitch is the fpdc. A great beginner project!

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eflegen wrote
on Feb 19, 2010 12:40 PM

I love this pattern and have been working on a pair. However, I was wondering if you could tell me approx. how much yarn this will take?

 

Thanks!

e11iejane wrote
on Apr 13, 2010 2:17 PM

Hi eflegen, so sorry about the delayed reply! This should take around 300 yards of yarn. It's quite a lot as crochet does tend to use much more yarn than knitting and these are long mitts. If you have less yarn, it should be very easy to make them smaller!

drycln37 wrote
on May 3, 2010 6:46 PM

Hi I like this pattern, but my kids and grandkids want the one where the mitt folds back to the gloves.  I can find this in knitted patterns, but haven't been able to find a chrocheted pattern like this.  If you could help me it would be great.

camelotisp wrote
on May 19, 2010 2:14 PM

Like drycln37, I'd also like a crochet pattern for the fingerless, or semi-fingerless mittes, that fold back into the mittens. Doesanone have a not too complicated pattern for them???  Thanks

e11iejane wrote
on May 21, 2010 4:22 AM

Hi there, I have not designed one like this but I am sure that if you check out Ravelry.com, you will be able to find some great free patterns!

Floresca wrote
on Jun 3, 2010 7:28 AM

i am just a beginner so could you please give me simple instructions on how to make this smaller so it will fit a child of about 12. thanks.

e11iejane wrote
on Jun 3, 2010 8:51 AM

Hi Floresca,

The pattern at the cuff and knuckles is in a mutiple of 8, so if you remove 8 stitches (i.e. start off by chaining 24), it will make it smaller. For an even smaller mitt, chain 16 to start.

Hope that helps - please feel free to message me with any questions.

Thanks,

Ellie

lpullar66 wrote
on Jan 12, 2012 6:35 AM

I am some what of an advanced crocheter. I have seldom read patterns though mostly made my own. So I so feel a little foolish by not ever seeing the stitch FPDC and having no luck on the internet finding it. Could you please help me understand what type of stitch this is and how to do it? Because I really love these gloves.  Thank you 

lpullar66 wrote
on Jan 12, 2012 6:36 AM

I am some what of an advanced crocheter. I have seldom read patterns though mostly made my own. So I so feel a little foolish by not ever seeing the stitch FPDC and having no luck on the internet finding it. Could you please help me understand what type of stitch this is and how to do it? Because I really love these gloves.  Thank you 

e11iejane wrote
on Jan 14, 2012 3:35 AM

Hi lpullar66, FPDC is an abbreviation for 'front post double crochet'. Here's a link on that stitch, hope it helps! http://www.crochetcabana.com/stitches/stitches-fpdc-bpdc.htm

SandyH@43 wrote
on Jan 21, 2012 10:51 PM
Love the pattern. Was looking for something to keep my hands warm. Hate wearing gloves. Am working on 1 now, so far they are turning out not so much big, but long. And I have big hands. Thought I would try the G hook first, but may have to try again with the smaller F. And not so many rows on the cuff part. Thanks, Sandy
Xolocita wrote
on Feb 27, 2012 9:25 PM

what do you mean by two pattern repeats and four pattern repeats

fleschca wrote
on Sep 15, 2012 8:10 PM

HELP!!! what doe dc2tog mean on the fifth row???

Thanks!

Cindy

GRDragt wrote
on Oct 8, 2012 12:17 PM

Somehow going from row 10 to row 11 doesn't add up correctly for me. I have 24 sts when I complete row 10, but when I complete row 11 I only have added 3 sts. There only seems to be opportunity to add a st 3 times which only equals 27 sts. What am I missing?