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Easy Baby Thumbless Mitts

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Diana's Easy Baby Thumbless Mitts

created for the Children Of Pine Ridge.

 

Size Baby 6-12+ months

Materials:

Approximately 1 oz. Medium worsted weight yarn (ie. Super Saver Bernat)

Hooks: I for ribbing and J for body of mitt.

Tape measure.

Darning needle.

Optional: stitch marker and counter.

Stitches- single crochet(sc), back loop only(BLO),single crochet 2 stitches together(scTOG).

Ribbed cuff length before join- 4.25 inches

Mitt height including cuff 5 inches.

Cuff

Chain 7, sc in 2nd chain from hook. Base row not counted. (6sc)

chain 1, turn.

Row 1-BLO in each stitch across. Chain 1, turn. (6sc)

Row 2-14, repeat row 1.

Row 15 is join row. Connect row 14 with starting row using front loop of row 14.

Slip stitch across x 6. Chain 1. Turn inside out. Turn cuff so stitches will go right to left.

Change to J hook.

Body of Mitt

Row 1- Sc in join round. sc around evenly in lower edge of cuff. Join to 1st sc. From here it will be crocheting in the round.

chain 1. (16 sc)

Row 2- sc in join. 2 sc next stitch. *Sc next stitch, 2 sc in next. *repeat to end of row.

Join. Chain 1. (24sc)

Row 3-7 sc in join. sc around. join. Chain 1.

Row 8. 2sc in join stitch. sc around. 2 sc in last stitch of row. Join.

Chain 1. (26sc)

Row 9 and 10, sc in join and each stitch around. Join, ch 1. Turn to reverse direction. (26sc)

Row 11 sc around. Join. Chain 1. continue in this direction (26sc)

Row 12 sc around. Join. Chain 1. (26sc)

Decreasing

Row 13- sc in join stitch, sc in next stitch. SCTOG. *sc next 2 stitches, scTOG. Repeat to end of row.

Join. Chain 1.

Row 14- sc in join. scTOG next 2 stitches together. *sc next stitch then scTOG.

join.

Row 15- scTOG around. slip stitch. Cut yarn. Leaving about 10-12 inches for closing opening.

Turn mitt inside out, pull yarn thread through hole. Darn opening closed.

Repeat for second Mitt.

*No cord added. This way they can be worn while sleeping with no risk of strangulation.

**Easily adjusted by skipping increase row and shortening height(less rows) for 0-6 months or smaller babies.

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Very cute mittens, thank you so very much for sharing your pattern.

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Very cute mittens, thank you so very much for sharing your pattern.

 

Thank you, Alibra.

I just learned about the Cherokee River Reservation in SD.(85% un-employment in that region) So I am working on sending some items for them

in next month or so.

If anybody uses Caron Simply Soft here's what I did to make a pair size nb-6+months.

Add 2 additional cuff rows (16 not counting base row, about 4 inches before join). Follow the pattern.

Row 2 will be 26 sc. Two reverse rows- row 11 and 12. Row 13 decrease around, row 14 decrease

around. Turn inside out and close opening with yarn/needle. I slip through the top of the stitches

then pull it tight. Total height completed-about 4.5 inches.

If making for average baby don't increase in row 8 and less rows.

I'll probably do a 6-12 months with SS next and make adjustments. smile

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Using Simply Soft by Caron (less than 2 oz. )

Baby 6-12 months

 

Hooks; H and I

pattern changes:

Cuff( with H hook)

Not counting base row. 18 ribbed rows.

on Row 2 after pattern increases-(28sc)

Increase row changes to increase sc end of row 10, start of row 11.

Reverse direction starts on row 14.

Decreasing

Row 19- sc, sc2TOG,*sc,sc2TOG. *repeat around.

Row 20 TOG around around.

Turn inside out and arn opening closed.

I forgot to measure cuff before joining but roughly 4.5"

Total mitten height- ~5.5inches or slightly less, measured flat and pressed down.

 

FYI

Mitten size chart http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/mittensize.htm

The ladies measurements would be too small fo me(I usuall wear XL ladies gloves),knit and crochet stretches, so it would fit.

Because children also can vary quite a bit you may want to have your children try them on before completion, same with the baby mitts.

The mens measurement according to one site would be about a medium mans size.

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Hello! I would like to make these in cotton, like Sugar 'n Cream brand weight. What modifications, if any, would you suggest for sizing? Thank you!

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Hello! I would like to make these in cotton, like Sugar 'n Cream brand weight. What modifications, if any, would you suggest for sizing? Thank you!

 

I haven't made any in cotton. Plus your style and tension might factor into what might need changing. smile

Try the medium worsted instructions for Bernat SS. You'll want them a little larger, for ease of putting them on. (less stretch with cotton).

Have fun.

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