Saturday, 27 February 2016

Free Crochet Pattern - Mushroom Mitts

I made these mushroom inspired mittens on our trip to the snow last winter. I really like mushroom paraphernalia, and as you can see my two year old likes the mitts too. He likes the sound they make when he claps. 



I decided to omit the thumb section that is usually included for children. I find that at his younger age my toddler can't seem to keep his thumb in the thumb section of regular mitts anyway, so it seems a little pointless to go to the effort. These mitts still leave enough room for him to move his fingers around while at the same time offer protection from the cold. They are especially good for those extra cold days or snow visits. 

The pattern is very quick to make too. And easy for a beginner. I hope you enjoy the pattern and feel free to leave any comments or feedback below.

COPYRIGHT NOTICE   This pattern is copyrighted material. Please do not reproduce any part of this pattern without permission. Items created from this pattern may be sold by individuals on a small-scale, but please acknowledge Roaming Pixies as designer. Mass production is not permitted.

Materials
4.5mm Hook
Light Worsted
Dk/ 8 ply Yarn or Light Worsted (11 wpi)  – see sizes for amount

Total = 25 grams  (51.5 yd/ 47 m)
Cuff  – 11 gr (22.6 yd/ 20.6 m)
MC – 14 gr (28.9 yd/ 26.4 m)
+ small amount of white yarn for spots.

3 months – 12 months
Measurement - Bottom of Cuff to top of mitten – just 4 inches (10 cm)

Total = 30 grams (61.8 yd/ 56.5 m)
Cuff – 11 gr (22.6 yd/ 20.6 m)
Main Colour – 19 gr (39 yd/35.9 m)
+ small amount of white yarn for spots.

12 months -2 years
Measurement - Bottom of Cuff to top of mitten – 5.5 inches (14.5 cm)

Total = 40 grams  (82.4 yd/ 75.3 m)
Cuff  – 18 gr (37 yd/ 33.8 m)
CMC – 22 gr (45.4 yd/ 41.5m)
+ small amount of white yarn for spots.

Gauge
17 dc stitches and 10.5 rows per 10cm (4 inches)
Or
– (Newborn – 3 months) (3 - 12 months)  - the finished ribbed cuff section measures approximately 5 inches
  (12 months- 2 years) - the finished ribbed cuff section measures approximately 5.5 inches


Newborn – 3 months (3 months – 12 months)

 Ribbed Cuff (Make 2) 

Row 1   Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch and each ch across (8)

Row 2-20   sc in each st BLO, ch1 turn (8)

The next row you will join the two edges of your work together by working slip stitches through the last row just worked and the first row worked. 

ss 8 across joining last row to first row. 

Fasten Off and turn inside out. You now have the right side of your work facing. 

Mitts

Join Red Colour with slip stitch into top edge of cuff. Just above where you just fastened off. 

Rnd 1   work dc evenly around the cuff edge – 20 dc in total (20)

Rnd 2   dc in next st, 2dc in next (30)

Rnd 3 (3-5)   dc in each st [3 rounds for 3-12 months sizing) (30) 

Rnd 4 (6)   dc in next st, dc2tog around (20)

Rnd 5 (7)    dc2tog around (10)

Rnd 6 (8)  repeat previous round (5) 

Fasten off. Weave in end to close up hole and secure loose thread. 

Repeat for 2nd mitt.

Now you’re ready to make the white spots.


12 months -2 years


Ribbed Cuff (Make 2) 

Row 1   Ch 11, sc in 2nd ch and each ch across (10)

Row 2-24   sc in each st BLO, ch1 turn (10)

The next row you will join the two edges of your work together by working slip stitches through the last row just worked and the first row worked. 

ss 10 across joining last row to first row. 

Fasten off and turn inside out. You now have right side of your work facing. 

Mitts

Join Red Colour with slip stitch into top edge of cuff. Just above where you just fastened off. 

Rnd 1   work dc evenly around the cuff edge – 24 dc in total (24)

Rnd 2   dc in next st, 2dc in next (36)

Rnd 3-5   dc in each st around [3 rounds] (36)

Rnd 6   dc in next st, dc2tog around (24)

Rnd 7-8   dc in each st around [2 rounds] (24)

Rnd 9   dc2tog around (12)

Rnd 10   dc2tog around (6)

Fasten off. Weave in end to close up hole and secure loose thread. 

Repeat for 2nd mitt.

Now you’re ready to make the white spots.


White Spots


Small spot (Make 1)

Rnd 1   6sc in magic circle (6)


Larger spots (Make 2)

Rnd 1   6sc in magic circle (6)

Rnd 2   2sc in each st around (12)


Fasten off your spots, leaving a small length of yarn to sew the spots to the mitts. 

Weave in and secure any last ends. Your mitts are now complete. Enjoy. 

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