Victoria Mitts

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This is my go-to pattern for fingerless mitts! They come out especially nice if you use tweed or heathered yarns. If you make these according to pattern instructions and gauge, they come out to about a size medium. To make a larger or smaller size, simply go up or down a hook size, accordingly. I make a lot of these for gifts last year, and my friends love them! I hope you enjoy this pattern, too!

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Happy Crocheting, friends!

Materials:

  • Patons Classic Wool, 100% Worsted Weight Wool, 210 yds, Cognac Heather. Other yarns, like Vanna’s Choice, Plymouth Encore, Berocco Vintage and Harrisville Highland make lovely mitts. Any worsted weight yarn can be used.
  • U.S H8 5.0mm Crochet Hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch marker(optional)

Gauge:

4 Hdc and 3 Rows = one inch

Notes:

These mitts are crocheted by making the cuff, flipping it, and working the hand
and thumb portions in the foundation chain of the cuff. This allows for the
scalloped edge of the cuff.

Beginning chains are counted as stitches only in the cuff portion of the pattern.

Customize these by adding rows for longer hand length and by increasing extra
stitches for a larger thumb gusset.

Make larger or smaller mitts by going up or down in hook size or by using
lighter weight yarn with a smaller hook.

Abbreviations:

st – stitch

sts – stitches

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

hdc – half-double crochet

dc – double crochet

slst – slip stitch

v-stitch – (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same stitch

shell – 5 dc in same stitch

Special Techniques:

fsc – foundation single crochet – ch 2, insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, yo
and draw up a loop, yo and draw through one loop(ch1), yo and draw through
two loops(sc). *Insert hook under ch1 just made, yo and draw up a loop. Yo and
draw through one loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook; repeat from *
for length of foundation single crochet chain.

If you’d like to watch a video of this technique, I recommend this one.

Cuff:

FSC 24 and join with a slst to beginning chain to form a ring. Turn the foundation
so single crochet edge is on top. Leave a length of tail to stitch the edges of the
FSC together.
Round1: Ch3(counts as dc) ,* skip 3 sts, shell in next st, skip 3 sts, v-stitch, in
next st. Repeat from star, around, ending with (2dc, ch1, 1dc). Slst to beginning
chain.
Round 2: Ch3, (shell) in 3rd dc of 1st shell, v-stitch in ch1 space of next v-stitch.
Repeat from * around. Join with a slst to beginning chain.
Round 3: Repeat Round 2, 2 more times. (4 shell rows) Fasten off.
Turn mitt cuff over so scalloped edge is on bottom. Working on straight edge,
join yarn, ch1(not a stitch) and sc in each st around. Join to beginning chain
with a slst. (24 sc)

Begin Hand:

Round 1: Ch1, Hdc in each st around. (24 hdc) Join to beginning chain with a
slst.
Round 2: Repeat Round 1, once more. (24 hdc)

Thumb Gusset Increases:

Round 1: Ch1, hdc in same st, hdc in each st around. Join to beginning ch1
with a slst. (25 sts.)
Round 2: Ch1, hdc in same st. 2Hdc in next 2 sts. Hdc in each hdc, around.
Join with a slst to beginning chain. (27 sts.)
Round 3: Ch1, Hdc in same stitch, 2hdc in each of next 4 sts. Hdc in each st
around. Join to beginning chain with a slst. (32sts.)
Round 4: Ch1, Hdc in same stitch, (hdc in next 3 stitches, 2hdc in next st, hdc in
each of remaining stitches. Join with a slst to beginning chain. (34 Sts)

Thumb:

Do not chain. Skip next 10 hdc and slip stitch into 11th hdc. This group of 10
stitches will be your thumb.

Rounds 1-2: Ch1, hdc in each of the 10 thumb stitches. Slip stitch to beginning
chain. Repeat this round once more.

Thumb Edging: (optional)*ch2, sc in next stitch. Repeat from *, around to last stitch. Slst
in last stitch. Fasten-off.

Hand:
Join yarn at thumb area of hand.
Round 1: Ch1 and hdc in each stitch around. Join with a slst to the beginning
chain. (24 hand sts.)
Round 2-5: Repeat Round 1
Round 6: Hand Edging: (optional)*Ch2, sc in next stitch, repeat from *, around. Join
with a slst in last stitch. Fasten off. Stitch small seam at top of cuff and weave
in all ends. Enjoy!

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