Thursday, 14 August 2014

Crochet Fingerless Mittens Pattern

These are super easy to make, and a great beginner project. As you can see, my youngest loves wearing these to school. She keeps them in her bag all the time! The great thing about these mittens is that you can take your thumb out of the thumb hole and slide them up your wrist when you don't need them but don't want to put them down and lose them. Very handy for kids.



What you will need:


  • Some 8 ply yarn (this is just a soft acrylic as she has sensitive skin, but a lovely wool yarn would be nice if you don't have excema)
  • 4mm crochet hook
  • Wool needle
  • 2 small foldback clips (optional)
Note: I am using US terms in this pattern. ch = chain, sc = single crochet




Instructions:

Ch 24, turn.

ROW 1: Sc in second ch from the hook to the end. Ch 1, turn.

ROW 2: Working in the BACK LOOPS ONLY sc in every stitch to the end. Ch1, turn. Repeat row 2 for 20 more rows. End work.

Make two of these rectangles, one for each mitten.

Sewing together: You can use the foldback clips to fit the mittens onto your childs hand. Clip the two edges together at the top and bottom of the thumb hole, making sure there is enough mitten coverage on the fingers without extending too far. Once you have the measurement marked, whip stitch the side seams together, making sure you leave the thumb opening open. I like to do a few reinforcing stitches at the thumb hole, that that is optional. Sew in the ends, and you're done!




I think these would look great if each row was in a different colour, using up all the small amounts of yarn that seem to accumulate in my yarn stash. Maybe that is another project for the list to things to do.

Thanks for stopping by!

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