Quick and easy warmth. (Free patterns)

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I like to think of these as the “oh crap I need a present!” mittens. Both sets work up quickly, with the fingerless obviously being a bit faster.
You’ll need an I – hook and worsted weight yarn. I made the hat out of Red Heart Super Saver Solids, the fingerless mitts are Red Heart With Love, and the full mittens are Loops and Threads Impeccable. So you have many options to choose from.
This is the mitten pattern, I’ll post the hat later this evening or tomorrow.

Basic Mittens/Fingerless Mitts

I-hook

Terms:

* hk – hook
* sc – single crochet
* slp st – slip stitch
* ch – chain
* hdc – half double crochet
* inc – increase ( 2 hdc in same stitch )
* dec – decrease
* bl – back loops

* I highly recommend weaving in loose ends as you go, it’s easier than turning the piece inside out when finished.
* Follow the main hand pattern for either style, it will let you know when to stop/or continue based off which one you are making.

Cuff:
(for both)

ch 11
1. Starting in 2nd ch from hk, hdc across, ch 1, turn – 10
from this point, work only in back loops
2. hdc across, ch 1, turn – 10
3-21. repeat row 2 – 10 each row
F/O, sew two short ends together.

Hand:

1. slp st into top of cuff, sc evenly around – 24
2. hdc in each st around – 24
3-4. Repeat row 2 – 24 each row
5. ( hdc 5, inc ) 4x – 28
6. ( hdc 6, inc ) 4x – 32
7. ( hdc 7, inc ) 4x – 36
8-9. hdc around – 36 each row
10. hdc 27, ch 5, skp 7 sts, hdc – 34 ( counting the chain, ignoring the skp sts )
11. hdc around ( using ch, ignore skp sts ) -34
12. hdc around – 34
13. ( hdc 16, dec ) 2x – 32
14. hdc around – 32
15. hdc around – 32
16. ( hdc 15, dec ) 2x – 30

**Fingerless only:

17. ( hdc 7, dec ) 3x – 27
18. hdc around – 27
19. sc around in bl only, F/O, weave in ends.

Thumb: for fingerless mitts

slp st into corner of thumb hole
1. sc around – 15
2. hdc around – 15
3. ( hdc 3, dec ) 3x – 12
4. hdc around – 12
5. repeat row 4, F/O, weave in ends.

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**Full Mittens only:

17. hdc around – 30
18. Repeat row 17 – 30
19. ( hdc 4, dec ) 5x – 25.
20. hdc around – 25
21-23Repeat row 20 – 25
23. ( hdc 3, dec ) 5x – 20
24-25. hd around – 20
26. dec 10x – 10
27. dec 5x, F/O, sew shut.

Thumb: For full mitten

slp st into corner of thumb hole
1. Sc around – 15
2. hdc around – 15
3-4. Repeat row 2 – 15
5. ( hdc 3, dec ) 3x -12
6. hdc around – 12
7-9. repeat row 6 – 12
10. ( hdc 4, dec ) 2x – 10
11. dec 5x, F/O, sew shut

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Notes:

* These mittens are meant to be a bit more streamlined so they will fit snugger than your average pair.
* Remember crochet stretches as its worn.
* When closing off the thumbs, I prefer whip stitching the top, sew them shut however you like. 😀
* You can also add a small tag, I think it gives them a touch of something… Just use any ribbon you like, fold over the edge and sew into place. I picked up the adorable snowflake one at Michaels.

I hope you enjoy!