Brrr! Is it getting chilly yet where you are? We’ve had our first freeze here in Kansas and I’m sure more are to come soon. I have to admit – I’m enjoying the cooler temps and am anxiously awaiting the beautiful colors of fall.
One of my favorite things about fall is dressing in layers and wearing all the cozy makes! Hats, scarves, headbands and especially – mittens! I don’t know about you, but I actually prefer mittens to traditional gloves. They’re so cozy, and just the thought of a mitten puts me into a winterish mood!
When designing these mittens, I wanted to choose a fibre that would not only keep me warm, but also hold up to heavy wear. I decided to use Premier Yarn’s Anti-Pilling. This fabulous yarn checked off all of my requirements:
- Worsted weight and available in a huge range of colors
- Soft and durable
- Resists pilling
- Machine washable
- Budget friendly
That last one was the most important, and something I’ve struggled with when making mittens in the past. I wanted to design mittens that not only look great on day one, but also on day ten of wear, day thirty of wear, and so on! The cool thing about Premier Anti-Pilling is that it keeps looking new wash after wash. There are no pills to shave or pick off. Total win! If for some reason your mittens do form pills, just throw them in the washing machine and they’ll be gone!
This yarn made some great mittens, but I’m already dreaming of all the other projects I could make with this durable yarn! It would be perfect for blankets, scarves, and hats!
Are you ready to make a pair of Mina’s Classic Mitts? Follow the pattern below, and be sure to check out the video tutorials I’ve included!
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Mina’s Classic Mitts
Hook: 5 mm (or required to meet gauge)
Yarn: Premier Yarn Anti Pilling in Bark, one skein
Locking stitch marker
Note: These mittens are worked in continuous rounds. Do not join rounds with a slst unless indicated in pattern. At the end of each round, move your marker from the end of the previous round.
Extended single crochet: insert hook into indicated stitch, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 remaining loops.
Extended single crochet waistcoat: insert hook between 2 vertical posts (looks like a v) of previous st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. See tutorial video below.
Extended single crochet waistcoat 2 tog: insert hook between 2 vertical posts (looks like a v) of previous st, yo and draw up a loop, insert hook between 2 vertical posts of next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. 1 st decreased.
Slst: slip stitch
Sc: single crochet
Exsc: extended single crochet
Exscw: extended single crochet waistcoat
2tog: work two stitches together (decrease 1)
Blo: work in back loop only
Mr: magic ring
Yo: yarn over
Sm: stitch marker
Pm: Place marker
Gauge: 4” square = 14 exscw x 9 rounds
Pattern (make 2):
Main side of mitten:
Round 1: Mr, ch 1, 8 exsc in mr. Pm in final st. Pull tail taught to close circle. (8 exsc)
Round 2: 2 exscw in each st around, pm in final st. (16 exscw)
Round 3: Exscw in each st around, pm in final st. (16 exscw)
Round 4: *Exscw 3, 2 exscw in next*, repeat from * to * around, pm in final st. (20 exsc w)
Round 5: Exscw in each st around, pm in final st. (20 exscw)
Round 6: *Exscw 4, 2 exscw in next*, repeat from * to * around, pm in final st. (24 exsc w)
Round 7 – 21: Exscw in each st around, pm in final st. (24 exscw)
At this point try you mitten on. It should cover your 4 fingers and be long enough to hit your hand about where your thumb joins. Add more rows if necessary.
Break yarn and leave a tail of about 12 inches.
Round 1: Mr, ch 1, 6 exsc in mr. Pm in final st. Pull tail taught to close circle. (6 exsc)
Round 2: Skip ch st, *exscw 1, 2 exscw in next*, repeat from * to * around, pm in final st. (9 exscw)
Round 3 – 12: Exscw in each st around, pm in final st. (9 exscw)
Do not break yarn
Join the thumb and main hand of mitten by placing the two pieces side by side, so that the last three sts you made on the thumb are aligned with three sts on the hand of the mitten. Using your long tail from the first section, whip stitch the two pieces together. You will not be crocheting into the 6 sts that are now sewn together.
Bottom of mitten (continuing from the last st in the thumb):
Round 1: Exscw in each st around, pm in final st. Note: you are not working into the sts that are sewn together. Work into the sts around the outside. (27 exscw)
Round 2: Exscw 1, Exscw 2tog, exscw in each st around until 3 sts remain, exscw 2tog, exscw, pm in final st. (25 exscw)
Round 3: Exscw in each st around, pm in final st. (25 exscw)
Round 4: Exscw 1, Exscw 2tog, exscw in each st around until 3 sts remain, exscw 2tog, exscw, pm in final st. (23 exscw)
Round 5 -12: Exscw in each st around, join with slst to first st. (23 exscw)
With yarn still attached, ch 9, turn.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd st from hook, sc blo 7, slst in next 2 sts along bottom of mitten. Turn. (8 sc)
Row 2: Sc blo 7 (in the sc of the previous row), sc 1. Ch 1, turn. (8 sc)
Row 3: Sc 1, sc blo 7, slst in next 2 st along bottom of mitten. Turn. (8 sc)
Rows 4 – 23: repeat rows 2 – 3.
Slst blo row 23 to row 1.
Cut yarn and weave in all ends.
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