Monday, August 19, 2013

CROCHETED MITTENS / FINGERLESS GLOVES (Women's)





These mittens convert to fingerless gloves by pulling back the mitten top. Size: Women's medium, or teens. For a smaller size to fit pre-teens, use a smaller hook.


MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn. 3 1/2 oz (100 g)
A strip of velcro (which can be cut) or the hook & loop dots of velcro that look like buttons.
Hook: 5.00 mm (H-8)
Gauge: 3.5 sts per inch. 4 rows per inch.

Size: Women's medium, or teens. For a larger size, use a 5.50mm (I-9) or 6.00mm (J-10) hook. For a smaller size to fit pre-teens, use a 4.50mm hook.

Here are some photos of the Mitt Gloves which were made by some of my website visitors. You may want to print out these pictures too:


Sarah has made a lovely pair of these mittens using two colors. She has sent me some very crisp and clear pictures of the front view and back view of the mittens. Thank you for the pictures, Sarah!


Margo has made a lovely pair of these mitt gloves with green yarn. Front view and back view of the mittens below. Thank you for the pictures, Margo!
 


 

Brenda has made a lovely pair of these mitt gloves with red yarn. Her photo below shows both a front and back view. Thank you for the picture, Brenda! 





Liz has also made a lovely pair of the mitt gloves. Liz says she found the pattern quite easy. Here are some tips from Liz: "I took the extra steps of felting them in the washing machine, adding buttons, and twisted cord loops to help keep the mitten tops in place as I wasn't a fan of the velcro option suggested in the pattern. The pictures included were taken before and after felting (the ones with buttons is after the felting). If you're curious as to what yarn I used, I used worsted weight Paton's Classic Marino in Peacock. The picture doesn't do the color of the yarn any justice. I also did a practice pair in worsted weight cotton and they came out much too stiff."



 



Danielle, has made a pair of these gloves without the cover part. I love them! She made them in white with a row of blue trim on the bottom of the cuff and on the ends of the fingers. Looks great, Danielle!




Stephanie has made a a wonderful pair of these gloves with some additions. She says, "This was my first time really trying to make anything with a pattern (other than a few xmas ornaments) and it was very easy to follow/complete. I added a flower to the back and crocheted buttons instead of using the velcro."


Abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch

sc - single crochet
beg - beginning
tog - together

 
RIGHT MITTEN
 
CUFF (Ribbing)
Ch 13
 

ROW 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 13 chs, ch 1, turn. (12 sc) Next rows are through back loops only.
 

ROW 2: 1 sc in each sc of previous row, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)
 

ROWS 3 - 25: Same as Row 2
 

ROW 26: This is the joining row. Fold cuff so Row 1 is behind Row 25, ss to join Row 26
to Row 1.


Turn cuff inside out. This will be the right side.

RND 1: Ch 1, 1 sc at the base of ch 1, 1 sc at the end of each row of ribbing, ss to join to the first sc, ch 1, turn (26 sc)
(After you turn always skip the ss where you joined on previous RND and begin your work in the first sc.)  


RND 2: 1 sc in each sc to end of rnd, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)  

RND 3: 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (28 sc) 

RND 4: 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (30 sc)

RND 5: 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (32 sc)  

RND 6: 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (34 sc)  

RND 7: 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (36 sc)

RND 8: 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (38 sc)
 

THUMB
1 sc in next 25 sc. Beginning at the last sc you just made, count back 12 sc, ss to join your last sc to this sc, ch 1, turn.  


RND 1: 1 sc in the next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)  

RNDS 2 to 7: Same as RND 1.  

RND 8: 2 sc tog 6 times, ss to join. (6 sc)
 

Cut yarn leaving end approx. 8" long. Using darning needle thread yarn through the 7 sc and pull tight, fasten off.
 
PALM
(Helpful Hint: I have found it easier after attaching yarn for the palm and fingers to weave in the yarn ends as you go so you don't have to turn the mitten inside out and do it after it's finished.)
With the palm of mitten facing you, join yarn inside at the front of mitten by the base of the thumb. In the first sc by base of thumb pull up a loop and ch 1 and 1 sc. 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join to the first sc of this RND which is the RND where you divided for the thumb, ch 1, turn. (13 sc)
 

If you are having problems with the above instructions, this will explain it further:
You join to the sc on the row where you made the thumb. Look back under "Thumb" and see where you made the "1 sc in next 25 sc". Then you counted back 12 and joined to make the thumb opening. This left 13 sc worked on that row before the thumb opening, but the next 13 sc after the thumb opening was not worked.
What you are doing when you start the palm, is working those previously unworked 13 sc and joining to the first sc of the "25 sc" that you made when beginning the thumb.
 


RND 1: 1 sc in next 13 sc, pick up 2 sc at the base of thumb, 1 sc in next 13 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (28 sc)  

RND 2: 1 sc next 12 sc, 2sc tog twice, 1sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)   

RND 3: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)  

RNDS 4 to 6: Same as RND 3.
(Add more rnds if necessary for length to base of wearer's fingers)

 
INDEX FINGER
1 sc in next 17 sc, ch 2, beginning at the last sc you just made, count back 8 sc, ss to join to that sc, ch 1, turn.  


RND 1: 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 sc in next 8 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)  

RND 2: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, fasten off.. (10 sc)
 
MIDDLE FINGER
With palm of mitten facing you, join yarn at the front inside at the base of index finger. In the sc beside the base of index finger pull up a loop ch 1 and 1 sc. 1 sc in next 2 sc, ch 2. On the back of mitten count back 3 sc from index finger, 1 sc in that sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc at base of index finger, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)  


RND 1: 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 sc in next 3 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)  

RND 2: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, fasten off. (10 sc)
 
RING FINGER
With palm of mitten facing you, join yarn at the front inside at the base of middle finger. In the sc beside the base of middle finger pull up a loop ch 1 and 1 sc. 1 sc in next 2 sc, ch 2. On the back of mitten count back 3 sc from middle finger, 1 sc in that sc, 1 sc in the next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc at base of middle finger, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)  


RND 1: 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 sc in each of the next 2 chs, 1 sc in next 3 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)  

RND 2: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, fasten off. (10 sc)
 
LITTLE FINGER
With palm of mitten facing you, join yarn at the front inside at the base of ring finger. In the sc beside the base of ring finger pull up a loop ch 1 and 1 sc. 1 sc in next 5 sc, 1 sc in next 2 sc at base of ring finger, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (8 sc)  


RND 1: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (8 sc)  

RND 2: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, fasten off. (8 sc)
 
MITTEN TOP
On the back of mitten, find the RND that is midway between the thumb and the base of fingers. (I used the third RND up from the thumb). Begin at the thumb end with finger ends toward you. On that rnd you can see the top loops fo the scs. Attach yarn and through those loops place 13 sc evenly across the back of mitten. To begin after attaching yarn, pull up a loop and make 1 ch and 1 sc. Then make 12 more sc across the back of mitten.
Next: ch 15, ss to join to the first sc, ch 1, turn.  


RND 1: 1 sc in each of the 15 chs, 1 sc in next 13 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (28 sc)  

RND 2: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (28 sc)  

RNDS 3 to 9: Same as RND 2.  

RND 10: 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 12 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn (26 sc)  

RND 11: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (26 sc)  

RND 12: 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 11 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn (24 sc)  

RND 13: 1 sc in each sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)  

RND 14: 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 10 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn (22 sc)  

RND 15: 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 9 sc, ss to join, ch 1, turn (20 sc)  

RND 16: 2 sc tog 10 times, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)  

RND 17: 2 sc tog 5 times, ss to join, fasten off.
 

With darning needle, weave in all ends.
 

Sew velcro into place. To hold back mitten top when using the fingerless gloves, sew a small piece of velcro or a velcro dot (button) hook piece on the outside of each mitten top back about 1 inch down from the tip. Fold mitten top flat against mitten back and position one loop velcro piece under the hook piece, sew to mitten back. (Optional, to keep mitten top down when using only as mittens, sew one or two velcro pieces or velcro dots (buttons) under mitten top and to the palm. However, most people tell me that you do not need anything to hold them down as they will stay in place.)
 
LEFT MITTEN
Work exactly as for the Right Mitten up until you complete the fingers. Now turn the mitten over, it will also fit the left hand. What was the palm side for the Right Mitten will now be the back side for the Left Mitten. 


With that in mind, work mitten top the same as for the Right Mitten by beginning on the back of mitten, except this time with the finger ends towards you, you will begin at the little finger end, instead of the thumb end.


































35 comments:

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  2. Hi LyNea, I was just going to respond and I see you removed your question. I hope that means that you have figured it out, if not, just let me know.

    Sue

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  3. I want to make these for my husband. What should I do to make them fit him? Would chunky yarn be too much?

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  4. I have a pattern for men's mittens/fingerless gloves at
    http://crochetandknitting.com/mittglov.htm

    Sue

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  5. I am making these for my son. I am in a crochet group on facebook, is it ok to share your link when I post a pic of the finished gloves?

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  6. Hi Tiffany. Yes, you may certainly share the link of the gloves! Thanks!

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  7. Very cool designs you have choosed for fingerless groves. I love to see your designs and these are wonderful.


    Skiing accessories

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  8. Can you explain round 1 of the Palm please I am not really understanding it. What do you mean by pick up 2 sc. Please help I very rarely make clothing items other than hats. Thank you

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    1. Hi Kristall. You just insert your hook into any loop at the base of the thumb, then yarn over hook and pull up a loop, yarn over hook again and pull through both loops on your hook. Then do that one more time and you will have picked up 2 sc where there wasn't any before. I hope this helps.

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  9. I'm confused. My joining stitches for the palm are by the thumb, like starting at the base and going up the side of the palm? When I count to 17 for the index finger, it's on the opposite side. Where the pinky should be. Did I do the whole palm wrong? I really don't want to start over.

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    1. Hi Madeline. You might of joined and began at the back of the mitten, which is Ok because you do that for the left mitten and begin with the pinky finger first. So just complete it starting with the baby finger and make the rest of the fingers across with the index finger done last. When you do the right mitten just follow the instructions carefully so you begin with the index finger.

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  10. I'm having trouble joining rows 1 and 25 of the cuff, do you go through the front or back loops of each row? Thanks

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    1. Hi Liz. I went through the back loops of Row 25 and the loops at the bottom of Row 1, which would of been the back of the loops of the starting chs.

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  11. I tried to make these for my son, who is 4, and they came out big enough for my hands, which are pretty big. I used a 3.75.... should i have adjusted the gauge differently used not some many stitches. I'm not sure why it didn't come out smaller.

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    1. Hi Brittany. I'm not sure why they came out big enough to fit you. I had to use a 5 mm hook to fit me and my hands are small. Perhaps your yarn was heavier or you crochet more loosely than I do. A 4 yr old's hand would be quite small. I would suggest trying the pattern with a much lighter yarn and a 2.5 mm or 3 mm hook.

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  12. Hi Sue!!!!

    My name is Coretta, I'm having trouble understanding what to do at the top of the mitten when you say "To begin after attaching yarn, pull up a loop and make 1 ch and 1 sc. Then make 12 more sc across the back of mitten. " Can you explain it please?

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    1. Hi Coretta. You are going to start the mitten top by attaching it at the back of the mitten. You attach it by working through loops of the stitches below the fingers. For your first st you attach the yarn, insert your hook into a loop of a st at the back of the mitten, yarn over hook and pull up a loop, then ch 1 and make your first sc in the same loop, then place 12 more sc across the back for a total of 13 sc.
      After you make the 13 sc on the back of the mitten, keep going by making 15 chains. Now you are working around in a circle, bring your last chain around to the first sc you made on the back of the mitten and slip stitch to join it to that first sc. You will now be working in the round to make a circular shape for the mitten top. I hope this helps!

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    2. Yes that helps. Thank you!!!

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  13. Hello!

    I saw in the pattern you said to work in the back loops during the cuff portion. Do you continue only in the back loops for the rest of the mitten?

    Thanks!

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  14. I have an owl lover that I would love to knit these for very cute!....!!!!!!
    Fingerless Gloves

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  15. Hello, I'm stuck at the part where it says to have the palm facing you.. it tells me to sc 13, am I supposed to go completely around the top portion of the mitten, not including thumb because it doesn't go half way, or do I stay on the palm side.. I'm just really confused about that part. Do you have pictures or maybe a way to explain it differently ? I really want to make these mittens..
    TIA

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    1. Hi Cris. No you don't go all around the mitten. You just crochet those 13 sc that were left unworked when you divided for the thumb. If you look back at the instructions for the Thumb, you will see where you made the "1 sc in next 25 sc". Then you counted back 12 and joined to make the thumb opening. This left 13 sc worked on that row before the thumb opening, then you made the thumb opening and completed the thumb, but the next 13 sc on that round after the thumb opening was not worked. So now you will go back and complete those 13 sc, and slip stitch to join to the beginning of that round. I hope this helps!

      Sue

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  16. A little lost at the fingers - for the index finger, you say to sc across the palm then count back 8 and join there to make the hole. But after that, for the rest of the fingers, I don't see anything about stitching across the back. So as I try to make the middle finger, the front is one row taller than the back. Did I miss something?

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    1. The back of the index finger is included in those 10 sts. Once you complete the rows for that finger, fasten off your yarn and attach at the bottom for the next finger, and so on for the rest of the fingers. The fingers should come out all even in the front and back as you crochet around.

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  17. We are all about Fingerless Gloves. We make them. We sell them.
    fingerless gloves

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  18. Hello, I am a beginner and have done blankets and hats. Do you have a video that I can follow along with for this pattern? Thank you.

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    1. HI Mary. No, I'm sorry but I don't have a video for this pattern.

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  19. I made these for my granddaughter as a Christmas present. Have to see how she likes them. The pattern was very easy to follow. Thank you.

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  20. I made these for my granddaughter as a Christmas present. Have to see how she likes them. The pattern was very easy to follow. Thank you.

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    1. Glad to hear! You're welcome. I bet your granddaughter will love them.

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  21. Do you think I could use a Tunisian knit stitch for the cuffs?

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    1. You could certainly try it. It may be too loose around your wrist, but I'm not sure.

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