Here are my most favorite fingerless mitts. They are just so awesome...with the awesomest color combination. I just love these. I think I am going to start another pair in shades of pink. Yeah... for October... that's fitting for this month.
Worsted Weight Yarn – I used light worsted weight. If you use something like Red Heart or similar then check gauge. They may be larger than mine.
Size G (4mm) crochet hook
Abbreviations used (US terms):
Hdc half double crochet
Dc double crochet
Sl st slip stitch
Dc2tog: Double crochet decrease
Size: One size fits most
Edit: I am adding the gauge. I guess I forgot this when writing the pattern out.
8 sts and 5 rounds = 2 inches (5cm)
I crocheted these pretty tightly, so keep this in mind concerning gauge. If you crochet loosely, you will need less stitches and rows.
Tip: I always start and finish a new color leaving at least 4 inches of tail. The more you weave, the more secure the ends will be.
I know many of you (me included) like to crochet over the ends as you go...it is sooooo much easier and faster. However, I choose to weave them in after I am done...I know.. I know...that is absolute, pure torture. I always leave 4 inch tails and weave in a zig zag pattern... instead of tucking them in a straight line. This method will prevent the ends from slipping out from stretching with wear.
These mitts are worked from the top down (from fingers down to the arm). The great thing about working from the fingers down…you can custom fit them to your hand and arm. Increase or decrease the number of stitches in each round for a better fit.
Again, I crocheted these pretty tightly
You will change colors for each round
Ch 30 (leaving at least 4 inch tail)
When working round 1, place stitches in the back ridge(not the same as the back loop) of the chain. This will give the top edge a finished look.
Round 1: Hdc in 3rd stitch from hook. (first 2 chains will count as the first stitch of the rnd) Hdc in each ch. Join with a sl st in top of first hdc (which is the first ch 2). Finish off. This joins the rnd and creates the circle. (29 Hdc)
Rnd 2-5: Ch 3 (this counts as the first Dc of the rnd). Dc in each st around. Sl st to top of first dc. Finish off.
Right Mitt (thumb opening)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, Dc in next st. Ch 9, skip next 3 sts . Dc in next st and in each st around. Join with sl st. Finish off.
Left Mitt (thumb opening)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, Dc around to the last 3 sts. Ch 9. Skip last 3 sts and join to first dc of round. Fiinish off.
Rnd 7-9: Ch 3, Dc in each st around. Join with sl st. Finish off.
Rnd 10-12: These rnds are almost the same as rnds 7-9. However, you will decrease these rows by 2 stitches. I did this by trying the mitt on and marking 2 stitches on each side of the hand. Dc2tog these stitches. (If you want a less fitted mitt, leave out the decreases, and dc in each st).
Dc2tog explained: [Yarn over, iinsert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook- 1 stitch decreased
Rnd 13-19: Ch 3, Dc in each st around. Join with sl st. Finish off.
Rnd 20: Ch 2, hdc in each st around. Join with sl st to first st. Finish off.
Thumb edging: Join with sl st to one of stitches in a corner of the thumb opening. Ch 1, sc in same st and each st around. I ended with 13 or 14 sc.
Sc 2 more rounds. Finish off.
Now it is time to weave in all of those wonderful ends.