I’ve finally managed to write up a new crochet pattern – it’s been a long time since the crochet snowflakes from last year! This one, I hope, will be useful for people wanting a really quick project for Christmas/winter gifts. I reckon that an experienced crocheter could run up a pair of these in a couple of hours (probably with time to spare).
The pattern starts off with a few straight rows of an open ‘V’ pattern to create the wrist section, then you form the glove shape and crochet the hand section in the round. When you come to finishing you can choose how much of the wrist section to sew up – all of it, part of it, or not at all. For the pictured version I’ve sewn up part of the seam and then embellished with a groovy button. But you could sew up the whole thing for a simple look, or crochet a decorative flower to embellish, or use a row of buttons – whatever takes your fancy.
These mittens are very quick to make because I’ve used a super chunky yarn and a 10mm hook which means that your crochet grows incredibly quickly. I used Wendy Serenity which is a bargain at £3.50-ish for 100g and you only need around 80g! You could substitute any yarn that needs a 10mm hook.
The pattern is written in USA crochet terms – here are the UK equivalents and abbreviations I’ve used.
|USA||UK||Stitch – USA Version & UK Version|
|dc||tr||double crochet / treble|
|hdc||htr||half double crochet / half treble|
|ch sp||ch sp||chain space|
Row 1: dc in 4 ch from the hook, ch1, dc in the next ch, *skip 1 ch, dc in next chain, ch1, dc, repeat from *4 times; dc in final chain.
Row 2: Make 3 chain, then make 1 dc in first chain space, chain 1 then make another dc in the first chain space. Move on to the next chain space and repeat the pattern of 1 dc, 1 ch, 1dc in the second chain space. Repeat in each chain space along the row. Finally make 1 dc in 3rd chain of turning chain of previous row.
Row 3-5: Repeat row 2
Now it’s time to form the mitten and you will be working in the round from here.
Row 6: Fold your work so that you can join the end of row 5 to the beginning of the same row. Make a ss in the 1st dc of row 5, ch 1, make 1 hdc in same the same place; 2 hdc in next 1 ch sp; continue along the row making 2 hdc in each 1 ch sp; 1 hdc in 3rd ch of turning ch in previous row. You should end up with a round of 14 hdc. If you don’t, please feel free to shout at me in a comment and I will try and help you out!
Row 7: Join with ss to 1st hdc of previous row; 1 ch, 1 hdc in the same place; make 1 hdc in each hdc round.
Row 8-9: Repeat row 7.
Now to form the hole for your thumb!
Row 10: Join with ss to 1st hdc of previous row; 1 ch, 1 hdc in the same place; 1 hdc in next 6 hdc; skip 1 hdc, ch 2; 1 hdc in next 6 hdc.
Row 11: Join with ss to 1st hdc of previous row, 1 ch, 1 hdc in the same place, 1 hdc in next 6 hdc; 2 hdc in 2 ch sp; 1 hdc in next 6 hdc. You should now have 15 hdc.
Row 12: Join with ss to 1st hdc of previous row, 1 ch, 1 hdc in the same place, 1 hdc in next 6 hdc; decrease 1 stitch over next 2 hdc; 1 hdc in next 6 hdc. (14 hdc)
Now it’s up to you how long you want to make the finger section of your gloves. I crocheted just 1 more row of hdc because I am not blessed with long slender fingers (you’ve seen the picture!).
Row 13: Join with ss to 1st hdc of previous row; 1 ch, 1 hdc in the same place; make 1 hdc in each hdc round.
Repeat row 13 as required.
Final Row: Join with ss to 1st hdc of previous row, ss all round.
Fasten off and weave in your ends, making up the mittens in your preferred style.
I hope you like the pattern. I’m the only person who has tested this, so if you are struggling it could be because I’ve made a snafu. Just give me a shout if you get stuck – am happy to try and help.