Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chilly Cables Mittens - Crochet Mitten Drive


Today is the 1st day of the 1st Crochet Mitten Drive! I am so excited to about this event!
15 designers came together to bring you 15 brand new mitten patterns for a great cause! Let me tell you more about our vision:




I was on my way home one day and I was lost in thought about how much my life has changed in just the last 5 years, let alone from my young adult life. I was thinking about all of the stumbling I've done and how many times I have had to ask for help. Asking for help isn't always easy...actually, it can be embarrassing! My grandmother is someone who has always been there for me and one thing she always says is "If you have it to give, you should!" She believes that if you have extra, then you should give to someone that has none. Her kind heart and generosity has inspired me to start this mitten drive. I'm not rich, but I am blessed with a wonderful family and lots of love. I have a roof over my head and food on my table. This is much much more than some. And I want to do something for those less fortunate then us.

Last winter I read an article in my local paper about a group of homeless people living down by the river, some in tents, some not. I live in Maine....we have below zero temps for a lot of the winter. That article broke my heart!

Last year I also overheard a couple of teachers at my child's school talking about how a few kids didn't even have winter coats, let alone gloves. That also broke my heart!

These two stories ran together and I thought "Wow, we can all do so much with just one small gesture. We could change lives with just one pair of mittens!"

Turns out, a lot of other designers feel the same way I do! 

So let's do it folks! Let's make those mittens and give them to someone in need!

I am thrilled to present to you the first mitten design in this Mitten Drive blog hop. After the pattern will be a list of all the other bloggers and when you can get their pattern!

If you're finding this pattern outside of the event, but want to join in on the fun click HERE!


Chilly Cables Mittens 


 
Chilly Cables Mittens by Blackstone DesignsMATERIALS

Worsted Weight Yarn

G/6/4.0mm Hook

Yarn Needle



STITCH GUIDE

cbl = cable (follow special st guide)

ch = chain

dc = double crochet

Fdc = Foundation double crochet

FPtc = Front Post treble crochet

hdc = half double crochet

sc = single crochet

sk = skip



GAUGE

2 hdc + 1 cable = 2”

6 mid-rows = 2”



SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate



Written in US terms


SPECIAL STITCHES:

Front Post treble crochet (FPtc): YO twice, insert hook around the post of the stitch (inserting from the front of the project, around the back of the post, coming out the front on the other side of post), YO, draw up a loop,* YO, draw through 2 loops* 3X

Braided Cable (cbl): FPtc, sk next st, FPtc x 2, FPtc in skp’d st, FPtc in next unworked st (5sts)


Video Tutorial on Foundation Double Crochet: YouTube - Moogly - Foundation Double Crochet Video

NOTES
Read instructions carefully and thoroughly before beginning each step.

Sizes and Left/Right are separated out

The trim is worked by alternating sc’s and dc’s. Work sc’s in dc’s & dc’s in sc’s for subsequent rows.

Stitches appearing in parenthesis are to be worked in the same stitch

When asterisks appear, repeat steps between them: *to* as indicated

The thumbhole “corner” is where the ch sts meet the base sts.

Cable side is the right side or outside


Photo courtesy of Candybird Boutique
CHILD
RIGHT
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, no turn (6)
2. (sc, dc) in each st arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (12)
3. *2 sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (18)
4. *(sc,dc), sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (24)
5. hdc x 10, dc x 5, hdc x 9, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
6. hdc x 9, cbl, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
7. hdc x 10, dc x 5 (behind cbl here and throughout), hdc x 9, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
8-13. Repeat 6 & 7
14. hdc x 3, ch 6, sk 3 , hdc x 3, cbl, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (Thumbhole created) (21 st + ch-6 sp)
15. hdc x 10, dc x 5, hdc x 3, hdc x 6 (in back bump of each ch), hdc x 3, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (27)
16. hdc x 3, dec x 3, hdc x 3, cbl, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
17. hdc x 10, dc x 5, hdc x 9, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
18. hdc x 9, cbl, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn  (24)
19-20. Repeat 17 & 18
21. hdc x 3, dec x 2, hdc x 3, dc x 5, hdc x 3, dec x 2, hdc x 2, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
22. hdc x 7, cbl, hdc x 8, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
23. hdc x 8, dc x 5, hdc x 7, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
24. hdc x 7, cbl, hdc x 8, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
25-26. Repeat rows 23 & 24
27. Working through both layers (cbl and dc): *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (20)
28 *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (20)
29-31. Repeat 28

LEFT
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, no turn (6)
2. (sc, dc) in each st arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (12)
3. *2 sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (18)
4. *(sc,dc), sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (24)
5. hdc x 9, dc x 5, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
6. hdc x 10, cbl, hdc x 9, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
7. hdc x 9, dc x 5 (behind cbl here and throughout), hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
8-13. Repeat 6 & 7
14. hdc x 10, cbl, hdc x 3, ch 6, sk 3, hdc x 3,  join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (Thumbhole created) (21 st + ch-6 sp)
15. hdc x 3, hdc x 6 (in back bump of each ch), hdc x 3, dc x 5, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (27)
16. hdc x 10, cbl, hdc x 3, dec x 3, hdc x 3, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
17. hdc x 9, dc x 5, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (24)
18. hdc x 10, cbl, hdc x 9, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn  (24)
19-20. Repeat 17 & 18
21. hdc x 3, dec x 2, hdc x 2 , dc x 5, hdc x 3, dec x 2, hdc x 3, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
22. hdc x 8, cbl, hdc x 7, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
23. hdc x 7, dc x 5, hdc x 8, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
24. hdc x 8, cbl, hdc x 7, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (20)
25-26. Repeat rows 23 & 24
27. Working through both layers (cbl and dc): *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (20)
28 *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (20)
29-31. Repeat 28

THUMBS
1. Attach yarn to thumbhole opening, *sc, dc* in each st arnd and in the “corners”, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (12)
2. dec,*sc, dc*4X, dec, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (10)
3-6. *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (10)
7. sc2tog 5X, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (5)
8. sc, sc2tog 2X, join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten and use tail to sew tip closed. (3)
Repeat on other mitten. Hide all strings.

Photo courtesy of Sweet Hart Creations

ADULT
RIGHT
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, no turn (6)
2. (sc, dc) in each st arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (12)
3. *2 sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (18)
4. *(sc,dc), sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (24)
5. *2 sc, dc, sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (30)
6. hdc x 13, dc x 5, hdc x 12, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
7. hdc x 12, cbl, hdc x 13, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
8. hdc x 13, dc x 5 (behind cbl here and throughout), hdc x 12, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
9-18. Repeat 7 & 8
19. hdc x 5, ch 6, sk 3 , hdc x 4, cbl, hdc x 13, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (Thumbhole created) (27 st + ch-6 sp)
20. hdc x 13, dc x 5, hdc x 4, hdc x 6 (in back bump of each ch), hdc x 5, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (33)
21. hdc x 5, dec x 3, hdc x 4, cbl, hdc x 13, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
22. hdc x 13, dc x 5, hdc x 12, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
23. hdc x 12, cbl, hdc x 13, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn  (30)
24-25. Repeat 22 & 23
26. hdc x 6, dec x 2, hdc x 3, dc x 5, hdc x 4, dec x 2, hdc x 4, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
27. hdc x 10, cbl, hdc x 11, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
28. hdc x 11, dc x 5, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
29. hdc x 10, cbl, hdc x 11, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
30-35. Repeat rows 28 & 29
36. Working through both layers (cbl and dc): *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (26)
37 *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (26)
38-40. Repeat 37
LEFT
1. Magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, no turn (6)
2. (sc, dc) in each st arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (12)
3. *2 sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (18)
4. *(sc,dc), sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (24)
5. *2 sc, dc, sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 2, turn (30)
6. hdc x 12, dc x 5, hdc x 13, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
7. hdc x 13, cbl, hdc x 12, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
8. hdc x 12, dc x 5 (behind cbl here and throughout), hdc x 13 , join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
9-18. Repeat 7 & 8
19. hdc x 13, cbl, hdc x 4, ch 6, sk 3, hdc x 5, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (Thumbhole created) (27 st + ch-6 sp)
20. hdc x 5, hdc x 6 (in back bump of each ch), hdc x 4, dc x 5, hdc x 13, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (33)
21. hdc x 13, cbl, hdc x 4, dec x 3, hdc x 5, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2, turn (30)
22. hdc x 12, dc x 5, hdc x 13, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (30)
23. hdc x 13, cbl, hdc x 12, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (30)
24-25. Repeat 22 & 23
26. hdc x 4, dec x 2, hdc x 4, dc x 5, hdc x 3, dec x 2, hdc x 6, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
27. hdc x 11, cbl, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
28. hdc x 10, dc x 5, hdc x 11, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
29. hdc x 11, cbl, hdc x 10, join with sl st to 1st hdc, ch 2 turn (26)
30-35. Repeat rows 28 & 29
36. Working through both layers (cbl and dc): *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (26)
37 *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (26)
38-40. Repeat 37

THUMBS
1. Attach yarn to thumbhole opening, *sc, dc* in each st arnd and in the “corners”, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (12)
2-8. *sc, dc* arnd, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (12)
9. sc2tog 6X, join with sl st to 1st sc, ch 1, turn (6)
10. sc2tog 3X, join with sl st to 1st sc. Fasten and use tail to sew tip closed. (3)
Repeat on other mitten. Hide all strings.
I really hope you enjoy this pattern and this mitten drive! Don't forget to add it to you favorites on Ravelry so you can always find it!

Here is a list of all the other designers involved in this great cause and when you can get their pattern (when the pattern is ready I will activate the link here):

9/11: This Post (Blackstone Designs)

And one last thing! You can save 60% on the Chilly Cables Coatigans (Baby, Child, & Adult sizes) and the Chilly Cables Headwrap, Today 9/11 through Thursday 9/17 using code: MITTENDRIVE on Ravelry.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and joining in on this wonderful event for a great cause! Keep up to date with my designs by joining the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community! Hope to see you there!!



Written Pattern © 2015 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer. 

16 comments:

  1. It gets very cold around here (way too far upstate NY) all public school kids in my city have to walk. I am very excited to participate in this and donate to my local schools.

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    1. It's wonderful to donate to schools! You rock!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern. Each year my granddaughter brings mittens I've made to the "Caring Tree" at her elementary school. I'm always looking for something different and nice looking. Thanks again.

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    1. I love the idea of a caring tree! And how great that your granddaughter takes in your handmade mittens!

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  4. These are wicked easy! Loved making them!

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    1. Fantastic! I'm so glad that you're having fun with them!!

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  5. Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I wonder if you could help concerning a problem I encountered when I completed these mittens? The back of the mitten was a little longer than the front. It seems like the cable pulls the front down lower. Am I crocheting too tightly on the cable?

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    1. You're not crocheting too tightly, the cables do tug. If you pull on the cables to stretch them out, you should feel the FPDCs slide into place. This will help keep them from shortening the front.

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  6. Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern! What color and brand is the rainbow yarn? I love it!

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  7. Hi, LOVE these mitts!!!! I second CMFJ9600's question :()

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  8. I third this question! I love that yarn.

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  9. I third this question! I love that yarn.

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  10. I'm having some trouble with row 8...I don't understand how to double crochet behind the cables. Do you mean like a back post double crochet?

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