Easy Crochet Mittens

These really are a project for the crochet beginner. They are also ideal if you are the kind who doesn’t like following patterns.  They started out as a TV project, I needed something simple to make while we all watched TV. There was a skein of Rowan’s Silky Tweed left over from another project which had been calling to me from my stash basket (before you get really impressed that I only have a basket of stashed yarns, I should add this is just the basket I keep by the sofa for “yarn fondling” and impromtu knitting and crochet, the rest is hidden away in baskets, boxes and cupboards!)

The size of hook you use will depend on the yarn. For this pictorial I used a 4mm hook and some Herdwick yarn which found its way from my Mother in Law’s stash to mine. This pair was made for my husband.

To Begin

Make a chain approx 30 chain links long, it needs to be long enough to fit from the wrist to the middle of your longest finger. To complete the first rown, double crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook, but only into the back loop.

At the end of the row make 1 turning chain and continue in double crochet into the back loop only until the fabric you have created will wrap comfortably around the hand.

Making Up

Join the long seam together using double crochet (or your preferred method), remembering to leave a gap for the thumb. Slip stitch across the thumb gap and carry on joining the mitten together. You should slip the mitten on to your hand to get thest fit for the thumb, it should be snug not tight and not too loose. Fasten off at the end.

The Thumb

Rejoin the yarn and staring with the 1st slip stitch of the thumb gap, continue in double crochet through the back loop only “in the round” until the thumb is the required length.

Finishing Off

You can neaten the finger and wrist edges with a row of slip stitch, crab stitch, or a simple picot.  Fasten off all loose edges and turn “inside out”. Now all you need to do is repeat the process to make a pair.

Embellish, adapt as you wish. Enjoy wearing them and accept compliments with good grace. If you make a pair, I’d love to see the result

Tx

Leave a comment

2 Comments

  1. lin

     /  January 2, 2012

    I’ve been looking at easy mitten patterns for several hours and this is the easiest of them all. Thank you, I think I can do this patter in the time that I’ve allowed myself. Again thank, this is just what I needed!

    Like

  2. Tracey Todhunter

     /  January 2, 2012

    Thank you, I hope you enjoy the pattern

    Like

If you liked this post, please click the share buttons and tell your friends. Thank you

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Connect with me

  • I’m Tracey Todhunter. I’m a freelance writer. specialising in green / ethical living – with a “sideline” in craft!

  • Follow Baking and Making on WordPress.com
  • Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Ssh! Totally top secret - don't tell @alpacaly or @temporary_measure what I'm making with their super smooshy Alpaca yarn (& totally shameless product placement of my new hook and scissors from @beyond_measure_uk  which are a joy to use! 
#alpaca #britishyarn #crochet #igcrochet #crochetgirlgang #crochetconcupiscence #madenotmanufactured Slow morning... the last jar of my gin & juniper marmalade on home made spelt loaf. Thanks so much to @thecoffkitchen for reminding me how bread making is a gentle art, not a dark art...
#bread #gin #slowliving
#knitterslovegin #sharphampark
#spelt #permaculture #bakingandmaking Thanks to @textilegarden I found the perfect gift for my best friend at Woolfest, like a tiny acorn our friendship has grown into big oak tree. Years of nurture has given us strong roots. Happy 40 years of frienship Ali xxx I really think poppy seed heads are far more beautiful than the poppies! A break from Woolfest photos today. 
#girlgardener #seeds #gardenersofig #mygardenrightnow Years ago, a guy I followed on twitter wrote an ebook, I reviewed it on my blog and  it became my "go to" Friday night curry book. Now he has a "real life" cook book, published. Congratulations Dan @thecurryguy it's a triumph, sorry I can't be at the New Bookshop to have my copy signed xxxx
#newbook #curry #recipebook #knewhimbeforehewasfamous #fangirl Me: I love your waistcoat, can I take a photo?
Lovely stranger: Yeah, sure ♥
Always love seeing people wear their makes at Woolfest (ps if you know this lovely lady, let me know) @jeaniebags I think she is friend of yours?
#woolfest #crochet #grannysquares
  • Previously on the blog…

  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Currently Reading (not sponsored): No Serial Number

  • Products I love (not sponsored): 9 Meals from Anarchy Veg Stock

  • Engaging the Public with Climate Change (Co Author):

  • Crochet: Learn It, Love It (Author)

  • Woman’s Weekly Guide to Crochet (Author):

  • The Drift Collection (Contributor):

  • Whimsical Hats (Contributor):

  • Hand Made (Contributor):

  • Dorling KIndersely Guide to Crochet (Contributor)

  • The Legal Stuff:

%d bloggers like this: