It's here! My first ever crochet pattern! If you try the pattern please send me pictures, corrections, and feedback. I hope you enjoy making them.
Hook: Size G
Yarn: DK Weight
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
shell = sk 2, [*dc, ch1* three times, dc] all in next stitch, sk 2, sc in next stitch
Double foundation chain = Ch 2, sc in second chain from hook. Insert hook under the left hand thread of the sc just made and complete next sc. Continue in this manner until chain is desired length.
- Adjust base chain length as needed in multiples of two (i.e. Even # of stitches)
- Try mitt on after completing the first few rows of ribbing to make sure it will slide on easily.
ROW 1: Double Foundation Chain 30 stitches, join into a ring being careful not to twist, ch3 DO NOT TURN
ROW 2: Work dc into the bottom loops of each stitch around, join with a sl st into first dc (30 dc)
ROW 3: Ch 1, turn so right side is facing you. *Sc into join, fpdc around next st* repeat around then join with a sl st into first sc. DO NOT TURN
ROW 4: Ch 1, *Sc into join, fpdc around fpdc of previous row* repeat around then join with a sl st into first sc. DO NOT TURN
ROW 5 - 12 Repeat row 4 (cuff can be made shorter or longer as desired by subtracting or adding rows of ribbing)
Begin Lower Body:
ROW 1: Ch 2, hdc in join, 2hdc in next stitch (this will be in the "valley" of a rib), hdc in each stitch around to last two, 2hdc in next to last stitch, hdc in last stitch. Join with a sl st to first hdc. DO NOT TURN
ROW 2: Ch 2, hdc in join, 2hdc in next stitch, hdc in each stitch around to last two, 2hdc in next to last stitch, hdc in last stitch. Join with a sl st to first hdc. DO NOT TURN
Repeat row 2 until body is long enough when tried on for the fabric to meet when gently pinched together at the base of the thumb where it meets the rest of the hand. For my hands this was 11 or 12 rows.
Insert a stitch marker in this location through both layers to determine a comfortable location for joining the thumb.
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ROW 1: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around to where you placed the stitch marker, hdc through both layers then continue around. Join with sl st to first hdc. DO NOT TURN
ROW 2: Ch 2, hdc to within two stitches of the where the hdc was worked through both layers, hdc 2tog, hdc in next stitch, hdc 2 tog, hdc in each stitch around to beginning. Join with a sl st into the first hdc.
ROW 3: Ch 2, hdc in each stitch around, join to first hdc.
Repeat row three until thumb is desired length.
FINISH - work a loose slip stitch into each stitch around. Join and end off. Weave in end.
ROW 1: Join yarn with a sl st at the base of the thumb. Sl st through both layers for the next two stitches. Ch 2, work hdc in each stitch around. Join with sl st to first hdc. DO NOT TURN
ROW 2: ch 2, work hdc in each stitch around, join with a sl st to first hdc. DO NOT TURN
Repeat row 2 until within a row of the desired length. Count stitches. Adjust by increasing or decreasing to yield a multiple of five stitches.
Ch 1, sc in join, shell around, join with sl st to first sc and fasten off.