Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Open Top Mittens

Open Top Mittens
need: worsted weight yarn in one or few colors
G hook for smaller hands H, I, J hooks for larger.
button that can go thru a double crochet
needle and thread or small yarn needle that will go thru the holes in the button.

Starting with wrist

1: Ch 30, join to form ring. Be careful not to twist chain and can make a larger wrist by adding a few stitches in even numbers.

2: Ch1, sc in same st and in each around. Slip stitch to the first sc (30 sc)

3: ch 3, Dc in around, ch 3 is the first dc.slip st to the 3rd ch of ch 3.

4: Ch 3,* FPdc in next st, Dc in next st* rep between stars til the end on round and sl st in the 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

5-7: Rep round 4.you can continue more for a longer cuff.

Turn inside out.

8: ch 3, dc in back loops only in this round. sl stitch to ch 3 of beg ch 3.

9-11: ch 3, dc in next stitch and around. slip st to the 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

12: ch 3, dc in next st and around, till last 4 sts, 2dc in last 4 sts.slip stitch to 3rd ch of the beg ch 3.

13: ch 3, dc in next st and around. Slip stitch to 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

14: ch 3, dc in next and till last 9sts, in last 9 do a hdc in each of the last 9, sl st to the 3rd ch of beg ch 3.

15: ch 3, dc in each dc and 1st hdc, sl st to ch 3, leaving the 8 sts,(that is the area the thumb will go.)

16: ch 2, hdc around, fasten off. weave in ends. or you can go dc around, hdc around to make it longer for bigger or longer fingers.

Thumb
{you can do more of 3-4 for a longer thumb area.}

1: attach yarn,( I have blue here, but you may use the same as mitten,)ch 3, dc in next st and around.(around the post of the 2dc, do 2dc and sl st to the ch 3 of beg ch 3.

2: ch 3, *dctog in next 2 sts, dc in next st,* around in last 2 sts, do a dc in each.

3: ch 3, dc around, sl st to ch 3 of beg ch 3.

4: ch 2, hdc around, sl st in ch3 of beg ch3.

5: Ch 1, yo, hdc in next and thru all loops,* hdc tog in next 2 sts, around. rep * around.( the yo and hdc is a hdc tog for this pattern. finish off.

top piece of mitten

Ch 11, dc in 4th ch from hook and in till last st do 2 dc in it, going to other side, do dc in the free loops.

1: ch 3, dc in same st, 2dc next one, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in each of next 3 sts, dc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, sl st to ch 3.

2: ch 3, dc in same st, in next 2 sts, do 2 dcs, dc in next 9 sts, 2dc in next 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts, sl st to ch 3.

3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, (in next 3 dc, dctog), dc in next 17 sts, (in next 3dc dctog), dc in next 3 dcs. sl st to the ch 3.

4-7: ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st to ch 3.

8: ch 2, hdc in each st around.
fasten off and weave the ends in.

sew button to back of hand to hold top of the mitten (to keep it open) Also sew both mittens differently so as the buttons are on the place in both hands.

1 comment:

madhatter15 said...

hi im confused about a certain part of the mittens pattern. when i started the top of the mitten it said to chain 11 and then dc in all sts until the last one which i id 2 dc. Then it said something about going back an dc in the free loops. what the heck does that mean??