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!
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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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Bulky Weight Yarn (#5)
Toddler - 90 yds
Child - 110 yds
Small Adult - 130 yds
Large Adult - 150 yds
6 ehdc x 4 rows = 2”
arnd = around
ch = chain
dec = single crochet decrease
ssc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
WRITTEN IN U.S. TERMS
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.
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.
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]
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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.
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):
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