Friday, October 20, 2017

Crochet Mitten Drive - Friday Mittens

Today is the first day of the Mitten Drive for the Crochet Charity Drive event. 





What is the Crochet Charity Drive?

In the Fall of 2015, I started a Crochet Charity Drive,  where 15 designers came together to make 15 brand new mitten patterns, so that we could donate mittens to those in need. It went very well and this made me want to do more!

So, we continued the event in the Spring of 2016 making slippers and then decided to continue on with Spring and Fall events (we've also done scarves and toys). 

The first event (making and donating mittens) went so well, I decided we should do it again! Mittens are a great project because they can be donated to so many places; schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, and more!

For this event, 9 designers came together to bring you 10 brand new patterns, so you can make them and donate them to give someone a little handmade love and comfort! There is no designated donation place, you donate to the place(s) of your choosing.

I'm so excited to present the first pair of mittens in this Crochet Charity Drive event! At the end of this pattern you will find a list of the other bloggers and when you can get their pattern.

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

FRIDAY MITTENS
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Looking to unwind with a ball of yarn after a long day? These mittens are so quick and easy, they can be made in one evening!

HERE'S HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN:
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Materials
Bulky Weight Yarn (#5)
  • Toddler - 90 yds
  • Child - 110 yds
  • Small Adult - 130 yds
  • Large Adult - 150 yds
J/10/6.00mm Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors


Gauge

6 ehdc x 4 rows = 2”


Sizes

Toddler
Child
Small Adult
Large Adult


Stitch Guide

arnd = around
ch = chain
dec = single crochet decrease
ssc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)


Skill Level

Beginner

WRITTEN IN U.S. TERMS

Notes
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches
  • This pattern is worked in the round with joins and chains

Special Stitches

Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc) - YO, insert hook in stitch indicated, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 1st loop only, YO, pull through all 3 loops.
Third Loop Only (TLO) - The loop that runs along the backside of a hdc stitch (parallel to the front and back loops). AKA Camel Stitch. For this pattern you will fold the stitch (front and back loop) forward to access the third loop.
Extended Half Double Crochet Decrease (ehdc dec) - Insert hook in stitch indicated, YO, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 1st loop only, YO, pull through all 3 loops.

Instructions

1. Magic Ring, Ch 2, 12 ehdc in ring, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (12); Pull ring tight to close.

2. Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc* arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18); Toddler Size: Move to Round 5

3. (Child Only) Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc x 8* 2X, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (20); Move to Round 5

3. (Adult Sizes Only) Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc x 2* arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (24); Adult Small: Move to Round 5
4. (Large Adult Only) Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc x 11* 2X, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (26)

5. (All Sizes) Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]

6-7(9,11,13). Repeat round 5

8(10,12,14). Ch 2, ehdc x 16(18,20,22), ch 4(4,5,6), sk 2(2,3,4), sl st to join in 1st ehdc (16)[18,21,22] <THUMBHOLE CREATED>

9(11,13,15). Ch 2, ehdc x 16(18,20,22), dec x 2 (across thumbhole chain), sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]
10(12,14,16). Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]
Adult Sizes Only: 15(17). Repeat previous step
11(13,16,18). Ch 2, TLO ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc
12(14,17,19). Repeat previous step
13(15,18,20). Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]; Toddler and Child sizes: Fasten.
Adult Sizes Only: 19(21). Repeat previous step; Fasten.

THUMB
Attach yarn to middle thumbhole chain
1. Ch 2, ehdc in each chain, row end, and stitch arnd the hole, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (8)[8,10,12]
<SEE PHOTO BELOW>
2. Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (8)[8,10,12]
3. Repeat round 2; Toddler size: Move to step 6
4. Repeat round 2; Child size & Adult Small: Move to step 6
5. (Adult Large Only) Repeat round 2
6. (All Sizes) Ch 2, ehdc dec arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (4)[4,5,6]

Weave tail through remaining sts and pull tight to close.

Finishing

  • 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):
10/20: This Post (Blackstone Designs)
10/27: Off the Cuff Mittens - The Blue Star Boutique
11/3: Link Flop Top Mittens - Crystalized Designs
11/10: Celia Fingerless Gloves - KMT Creations
11/17: Little Peaks Mittens - Gleeful Things
11/24: Sweet Potato Crochet Creations
12/1: KatiDCreations
12/8: AllieCat's Hats and Crafts
12/15: KMT Creations
12/22: Underground Crafter


Like these mittens? You can find the Snowman Mittens and the Puffy Heart Mittens in my Ravelry shop also.





Keep up to date with my designs by joining the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community! Hope to see you there!!

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you! These look fantastic!

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  2. Thank you! I love this pattern, but I was wondering about the thumb - I only see 1 row. Am I missing something? Thank you again!!

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    1. Wow, thank you for pointing this out! Looks like some of the instructions were deleted somehow. I will get that fixed ASAP!

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