2015 Mitten Drive

It’s always a good time to show our fellow humans love and kindness.  It seems even more called for now, during this tumultuous time in our world.  I believe that it’s the tiny acts of grace day in and day out that keep humanity whole.

Of course, for us crocheters, stitching is love. It’s our favorite way to show dear friends and families that we care and that we think they are special.  Crocheting and donating mittens can be your way of letting people who may be strangers to know that you care.  That even if you are not bound by the ties of family or friendship, you are united in  your humanity.  Providing warm hands with fresh, thoughtfully stitched mittens, can certainly lead to warm hearts.

So many wonderful free mitten patterns are featured for this cause, you can easily find one to crochet over and over to make some lovely donations to your local schools, shelters, hospitals, and community groups.  Don’t forget to stop by our Crochet Mitten Drive Facebook group to see everyone’s work.  Use #crochetmittendrive and share your mittens!

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Week 1: Chilly Cables Mittens from Blackstone Designs

Week 2: Twisted Mittens from Mad Mad Me

Week 3: Ribbed Mittens from Crystalized Designs

Week 4: Falling Leaves Mittens from Busting Stitches

Week 5: Hello Gnome Mittens from Moogly

Week 6: Shelby Shell Mittens from Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

Week 7: Shelby Mitts from Sincerely Pam

Week 8: Frozen Beaches Mittens from AllieCat’s Hats and Crafts

Week 9: Star Mittens from KatiDCreations

Week 10: Unicorn Mittens from ACCROchet

Week 11: Sleigh Ride Mittens from Fiber Flux

Week 12: Tree Hugger Mittens from Gleeful Things

Week 13: Mustard Mittens from me, Abigail Haze!

These Mustard Mittens are my pattern contribution.  Sized for adult women and made with fingering weight yarn, they aren’t as quick to work up as some bulky child mittens.  However, the ability to convert to fingerless gloves and the on trend, sophisticated style will make the recipient feel truly special.

Yarn: Approx. 300 yards of KnitPicks Comfy Fingering Weight

Tools: 4.0mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors                            

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner                                                                  

Gauge: 5 rows of 6 sc=1″x 1″                                                                          

Stitch Guide: (ch) chain, (sc) single crochet, (sc2tog) single crochet 2 together, (sl st) slip stitch

Ch.35, join w/sl st. in 1st ch. to form circle, do not twist.

Round 1: Ch.1, turn, sc in each ch. around, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (35 sc)

Round 2: Ch.1, sc in each sc around, join. (35 sc)

Round 3: Repeat Round 2.

Round 4: Ch.1, sc2tog, sc in each sc, join. (34 sc)

Round 5: Repeat Round 4. (33 sc)

Round 6: Repeat Round 4. (32 sc)

Round 7: Repeat Round 4. (31 sc)

Round 8: Repeat Round 4. (30 sc)

Round 9: Ch.1, turn, sc in each sc around, join. (30 sc)

Round 10: Repeat Round 9

Round 11 through 40: Repeat Round 9

Round 41: Right Thumb-Ch.1, sc in nxt 19 sc, ch.10, sk nxt 10 sc, sc in nxt sc, join.

Left Thumb-Ch.1, sc in nxt sc, ch.10, sk nxt 10 sc, sc in nxt 19 sc, join.

Round 42: Ch.1, sc in each st. and sc around. (30 sc)

Round 43 through 55: Repeat Round 42. Finish off.

Thumb Hole:

Round 1: Join, w/sl st. in corner of thumb hole, ch.1, work 20 sc evenly around thumb hole area and join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (20 sc)

Round 2: Ch.1, sc in each sc around, join. (20 sc)

Round 3 through 5: Repeat Round 2.

Round 6: Ch.1, sc2tog, sc in each sc around. (19 sc)

Round 7: Repeat Round 6 (18 sc)

Round 8: Repeat Round 6 (17 sc)

 

Round 9: Repeat Round 6 (16 sc)

Round 10: Repeat Round 6 (15 sc)

Round 11: Repeat Round 6 (14 sc)

Round 12: Repeat Round 6 (13 sc)

Round 13: Repeat Round 6 (12 sc)

Round 14: Repeat Round 6 (11 sc)

Round 15: Repeat Round 6 (10 sc)

Round 16: Ch.1, sc2tog twice, sc in each sc around, join. (8 sc)

Round 17: Repeat Round 16 (6 sc)

Round 18: Ch.1, sc2tog three times, join. (3 sc)

Finish off.

Finger Cover:

Ch.4, join to form ring.

Round 1: Ch.1, 10sc in ring, join.

Round 2: Ch.1, 2sc in each sc around, join. (20 sc)

Round 3: Ch.1, *2sc in nxt st., sc in nxt* repeat from * around, join. (30 sc)

Sc continuously around until piece measures 5” long, sl st. in nxt 3 stitches. Finish off.

Refer to picture below to attached finger cover to rest of mitten.

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