Wow, how is it the middle of January already?! This is my first pattern of the New Year, but don't worry...I still have several more planned to come out this month! If you were reading my blog last month, you may remember me mentioning that I will be releasing some mitten patterns this month to match some of my other popular free crochet patterns I have published in the past. The Women's Basic Bulky Mittens are the first up! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
These mittens are made with a bulky acrylic yarn and match my Basic Bulky Ear Warmer perfectly! They are a nice, quick project and extra mittens are SO handy to have around. Stash a few pairs in your purse or car and you will never be without that much needed extra warmth on the coldest and snowiest days.
This pattern would also make a great donation project or a fun #yarnitforward project (read all of the details about #yarnitforward here to spread some yarn love in your local community!) Incidentally, my sister snatched these up about a week ago but I will definitely be making more to share (and to use up some of my Charisma stash).
These mittens are sized to fit an average adult woman. If you need to increase the size, I have notes below on how to alter the length. If they need to be wider, I would recommend just going up a hook size as I did use pretty tight tension on these. I also have a pattern for Men's Basic Bulky Mittens if you want to make a his/hers set ;) Keep an eye out for more mitten patterns coming to my blog!
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
HDC: half double crochet
HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
6 HDC x 4 rows = 2” square in HDC
Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 9"
Width of finger section = 4"
Width of wrist = 3.5"
Length of thumb = 2.75"
Width of thumb = 1.75"
The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch
This pattern is written to fit an average adult woman. The size can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-12.
For a right and left handed video tutorial showing basic mitten construction start to finish (not this pattern exactly) please visit my Perfect Fit Mittens Video Tutorial here.
Start with a magic circle (video tutorial here)
Round 1: ch 1, work 8 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (8).
Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (16)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (24)
Round 4-12: ch 1, HDC around (24)
Round 13: ch 1, HDC in first stitch, ch 5, skip 2, HDC in the remaining sts around (27)
Round 14-15: ch 1, HDC around (27)
Round 16: ch 1, HDC in 4 sts, HDC2Tog twice across the next 4 sts, HDC in 11, HDC2Tog, HDC in 6 (24)
Round 17: ch 1, HDC around (24)
Round 18: ch 1, *HDC in 6, HDC2Tog, repeat from * around (21)
Round 19-20: ch 1, HDC around (21)
Cut and tie off yarn and continue to attach the thumb.
Attaching the Thumb:
Round 1: Attach yarn into the thumb hole with a sl st. ch 1, and work 10 HDC around the thumb hole. Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (10)
Round 2-5: ch 1, HDC around (10)
Round 6: ch 1, HDC2Tog around (5)
Cut and tie yarn leaving a long tail. Using a yarn needle, weave through every other stitch around the top. Pull to cinch the thumb shut and tie off. Weave in all ends.
Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer. Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically. The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings. You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
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