Wednesday, December 16, 2015

My First Pattern Design - Felted Crocheted Mittens

I am very excited to announce written my first pattern. After crocheting for over 50 years, this is the first pattern where I have not just changed someone else's pattern to fit my needs. I would grade it as "Easy" since it is only single crochet.

Before felting
I have a medium-size adult hand, and the pre-felted mittens are just a little longer than my fingers. These are a present for a friend with small hands. Add rows before and after the thumb if making for medium hands. If you want to use acrylic yarn, then the pattern will fit medium-sized hands.

If making for a large hand, add more rows and more stitches to the width - add to the middle of the rows equally on both sides. Adding to the ends will mess up the increases and decreases. When ending the mittens, more of the decrease pattern will be needed if for large hands.

You can get the free pattern here. I hope you will let me know if any changes need to be made. 

Of course, you may use as many colors as you wish. They should take only one 3.5 oz (100 g) skein if making them a solid color. It might also be a good way to use odds and ends. 

I am working on a hat pattern now. It is going slower than the mitten pattern - I think making mittens is harder than making a hat. 



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