Posted by: cloverchild | November 27, 2010

Mommy ‘n Me Mitts

It’s been freezing cold here in Wyoming, with below wind chills the past few days. It’s starting to warm up, but it’s still the beginning of winter here so we have a long winter to look forward to.

My daughter needed some gloves and so did I to combat the cold, and since I didn’t seem to like the patterns I came across I wrote us up a new one. It’s fairly straightforward, worked from top to bottom so you can try on as you go, and if you need to shorten or lengthen it’s easy to just add or subtract a a round 🙂

Materials:

WW Yarn-I used Vanna’s Choice-nicer to work with than I first thought!

F hook

D hook

Sewing Needle

Rounds are worked by turning your work after chaining, and putting your first hdc in the3rd st from your hook-your sl st from your last round. Then you join your round ends to the first hdc, not the chain. This pulls your round ends more tightly together than if you were not to turn your work, something important in mittens! Just count your stitches and remember to turn!

Baby’s Mitts

With F hook

Using the Magic loop,

8 hdc in magic loop, sl st to first hdc. Ch 2, turn.

Round 1: 2 hdc in each st around, sl st to first hdc. Ch 2, turn. 16 sts

Round 2: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 7 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last 8 sts. Ch 2, turn. 18 sts

Round 3: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 8 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last 9 sts. Ch 2, turn. 20 sts

Rounds 4-7: hdc in each st around, making sure to turn after ch 2. Do not ch 2 after round 5. Turn.

Round 8: ch 4 sts, skip 4 sts, hdc in next st, hdc to end of round. Do not join. Ch 2, turn.

Round 9: hdc around, including in each of the 4 chains. Join with sl st to first hdc. Ch 2, turn. 20 sts

Round 10: hdc in each st around. Ch 2, turn

Round 11: hdc2tog, hdc in next 8 sts, hdc2tog, hdc to end. Ch 2, turn. 18 sts

Round 12: switch to d hook, dc in each st around. Ch 3, turn. 18 sts

Rounds 13-14: *bpdc around first dc, fpdc around next dc* repeat * to * around, join to first bpdc. Ch 3, turn. 18 sts

At the end of round 14 on first mitten, ch 120 with f hook and leave a tail for sewing to other mitten.

Thumb:  With F hook, join yarn to thumb hole. Working in hdc, pick up 10 sts. Join with sl st to first hdc. Ch 2, turn.

Round 1: hdc2tog, hdc in next 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 3 sts. Ch 2, turn. 8 sts.

Round 2: hdc around. Ch 2, turn. 8 sts

Round 3: hdc2tog, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 2 sts. Break yarn leaving a tail for sewing. Sew last 6 sts together by threading needle with yarn thru the front loops of each st and pulling tight, thereby pulling sts neatly together.

Weave in ends.

Make second mitten as for first, omitting the big ol’ chain.

Sew chain to second mitten on cuff edge.

Mommy Mitts

UPDATED 12/2/10-A very nice reader pointed out that I mislabeled my rounds and mistyped some sts. Thanks for your comments!

Using Magic Loop and F hook,

Hdc 12 into loop. Ch 2, turn.

Round 1: 2 hdc in each st around. Ch 2, turn. 24 sts

Round 2: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 11 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last 12 sts. Ch 2, turn. 26 sts

Round 3: 2 hdc in first st, hdc in next 12 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last 13 sts. Ch 2, turn. 28 sts

Rounds 4- 15: hdc in each st around. Ch 2, turn. 28 sts Do not ch after round 15.

Round 16: Turn, ch 7, skip first 7 sts, hdc in next stitch, hdc in next 20 sts. Do not join. Ch 2, turn.

Round 17: hdc in each st around, and including an hdc in each of the 7 chains made. Join with sl st to first hdc. Ch 2, turn. 28 sts (Make sure you have one hdc after the chains, or you will end up with a hole in your work)

Rounds 18-19: Hdc in each st around. 28 sts.

Round 20: hdc2tog, hdc in next 12 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 12 sts. Ch 2, turn. 26 sts

Round 21: hdc2tog, hdc in next 11 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 11 sts. Ch 3, turn. 24 sts

Round 22: switch to D hook, and dc in each st around. Ch 3, turn. 24 sts

Rounds 23-24: *bpdc around first dc, fpdc around next dc* repeat *to* around, join to first bpdc. Ch 3, turn. 24 Sts

Break yarn, and weave in loose ends.

Thumb:  With F hook. Join yarn to side of thumb hole & pick up & hdc 16 sts. Ch 2, turn.

Round 1: hdc2tog, hdc in next 6 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 6 sts. Ch 2, turn. 14 sts

Round 2: hdc in each st around. Ch 2, turn. 14 sts

Round 3: hdc2tog, hdc in next 5 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 5 sts. Ch 2, turn. 12 sts

Rounds 4-5: hdc in each st around. Ch 2, turn. 12 sts

Round 6: hdc2tog, hdc in next 4 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last 4 sts.

Break yarn leaving a tail for sewing. Thread tail onto sewing needle and thread and sew stitches together by going thru the front loops only of each stitch, thereby pulling sts neatly together.

Note: I like to have my joining round ‘hidden’ by being on my palm side. To do this, I flipped one glove (my right glove) inside out after doing the top increase rounds. The left side will have this happen already.

I did not put a chain on my pair of mommy mitts because I didn’t want one, but it would be easy-just work as for baby mitts, and make a little bit longer than the length of your arms so there is some slack to thread thru your coat arms.

I tried really hard to get the lil one to hold still in her mittens this morning, but she was so excited by them she ran around squealing trying to show the cat. At least she likes them, right? 🙂

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Responses

  1. Hi there I found while making the Mommy pair that round #2 is missing I am assuming you want 2 hdc in each with a total of 24? And on round #16 it should read hdc in next 21 stitches not 13? great pattern thew turned out great with these changes

    • oh my goodness! thank you for pointing those out. I actually labeled rounds incorrect! I’ll be making the appropriate changes today. And I did put in the wrong # of sts in round 16
      Thank you so much for pointing these out! send me a picture of your finished mittens 🙂

  2. How old was your daughter??..I can’t seem to find what size they would be. Thanks

  3. Such a cute idea! Thank you for sharing your patterns. I featured a link to them this morning on Moogly: http://www.mooglyblog.com/warm-hands-winter-10-free-crochet-mittens-patterns/ 🙂

    • Why thank you for including me in the roundup! 🙂


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