This week was difficult when it came to figuring out what to design. I was sick all last week and have only just started getting better. So until recently, my bedtime was roughly 9:00PM. That doesn’t leave much time for crocheting when you have little kids to take care of.
So on William and my date this past Sunday, I asked him if we could stop by Michael’s so I could get some yarn. He was more than willing since I never get out of the house. Michael’s was having an awesome sale of buy 2, get 1 free Lion Brand yarn! I was excited! And that’s when I saw some yarn I had never used nor had I ever had the guts to try: Woolspun Yarn.
I bought it and took my time that night and the next day thinking about what I could make with this beautiful navy yarn. It was so soft and so warm, I knew I had to make something for winter. One of my many sweet sisters-in-law had told me a while back that she has never really been able to find a mitten crochet pattern, so it was settled!
Once I started making the mittens, they came together very quickly! It was almost like rediscovering my love for crochet. Thank you, wool yarn!
So go ahead, pick up some beautiful Lion Brand Woolspun yarn today and make these mittens! Maybe I’ll try designing a larger size for one of my many brothers.
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Women’s Warm Woolen Mittens
1 skein (or more if you crochet loosely) of Lion Brand’s Woolspun yarn in Navy Heather
Yarn Needle for sewing in ends
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
hdc2tog – half double crochet two together (half double crochet decrease)
fphdc – front post half double crochet
Row 1: work 6 hdc in magic circle, sl st to join (6)
Row 2: ch 2, 2hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join (12)
Row 3: ch 2, *2hdc, hdc* around, sl st to join (18)
Row 4: ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 7, 2hdc, 2hdc, hdc 7, 2hdc, sl st to join (22)
Row 5: ch 2, 2hdc, hdc 10, 2hdc, hdc 10, sl st to join (24)
Row 6-15: ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, sl st to join (24)
Row 16: ch 8, skip 3 hdc, sl st into 4th hdc, ch 2, hdc 20, hdc 8 across chain, sl st to join in first hdc of round (28)
Row 17: ch 2, hdc 22, *hdc2tog, hdc* 2 times, sl st into first hdc of round to join (26)
Row 18: ch 2, hdc 20, *hdc2tog, hdc* 2 times, sl st into first hdc of round to join (24)
Row 19: ch 2, hdc 18, hdc2tog 2 times, sl st into first hdc of round to join (22)
Row 20: ch 2, hdc 18, hdc2tog 2 times, sl st into first hdc of round to join (20)
Rows 21-25: ch 2, *hdc, fphdc* around, sl st to join. (20)
Finish off and sew in ends.
Row 1: connect yarn to bottom right corner of thumb, ch 2, hdc 11, sl st to join (11)
Row 2: ch 2, *hdc, hdc2tog* 3 times, hdc 2, sl st to join (8)
Rows 3-6: ch 2, hdc around, sl st to join (8)
Leaving long tail, cut yarn.
Turn mitten inside out and sew thumb shut. Turn right side out and you’re done!
Enjoy your warm woolen mittens!
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Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am confused by row 16. Row 15 ends with 24 stitches. Row 16 skips 3 stitches and we slip stitch into the 4th stitch. Which leaves 20 (24 – 4), but you say to hdc 22 stitches. Where do you do the extra 2 stitches? Are there 2 in the skipped stitches (under the chain 8?) Thanks for clarifying this. :)
Thank you for bringing that to my attention! You are right. I have fixed the pattern and have the proper stitch count. I was just as confused as you were when I read it. Hope it’s all clear now!
I have recently tried two mitten patterns, but they just don’t look right to me. LOL.
So today, going to Michaels over my lunch break to get some of this yarn and am starting your pattern tonight! I really want to be able to make mittens for gifts..
Your pattern starts off at the fingertips so I think I’m going to like it much better.
I’ll let you know how they turn out. Thanks for this past. They are adorable mittens! They look fuzzy and thick, and don’t sound too complicated. Hoping they work for me. :)
Hi again, Gina! I hope you enjoy the pattern! Feel free to leave any comments below if you have questions. This is one of my earlier patterns, so it may not be as clear as others. I’ve learned a lot about writing patterns in a year. :)
Michael’s has discontinued this yarn but I was able to order two skeins from Amazon.
We’ll see how I do with this next week. Hoping for success! Thanks for the reply!