Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Colorful Stripey Fingerless Mitts

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.





Materials
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
Yarn needle

Abbreviations used (US terms):
Ch Chain
St Stitch
Hdc half double crochet
Dc double crochet
Sl st slip stitch
Rnd Round
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

Pattern
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.
Both mitts
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.





71 comments:

  1. Cute mitts! I will definitely give these a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. You're welcome... thanks for your comment...Enjoy!!!

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    1. I'm sorry silly question when you get to row 7, do you go to the next dc and skip over the ch 9 oelr do u dc in each of the ch loops.

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  3. Super cute! Looking forward to making a pair.

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  4. Gonna try a pair in jewel tones I think . . . Very cute :)

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  5. Adorable! Going to makes a pair for my daughter. Silly question though. Do I join at the very end by stitching the sides or did I miss something? Please help. Thank you so much.

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    1. I agree with a lot of what you're saying here but it could do with more detail. They stayed away in droves.
      Jac@Parfum

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  6. These are gorgeous!! Now I need to do some stash diving to see if I have some suitable yarn on hand. Thank you so much for the pattern!!

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  7. these are so lovely and the color scheme reminds me of some of my favorite colors from lucy's blog (www.attic24.typepad.com) so happy to have found your blog. always some pretty inspiration here. :)

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  8. You're all so welcome... Thanks for the kind comments. I would love to see photos when finished :)

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  9. Beautiful mitts, and a beautiful blog!! Just had a look through, love your work!! Janette

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  10. Janette,

    Thanks for your nice comment. I love and follow your blog... I'm currently making the Rainbow Mitts for my daughter, Ireland. She saw the photo as I was looking at them...and told me that she wanted them.

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  11. Hello,

    what lovely Fingerless Mitts. Thanks for the pattern, I will work it in a few days.

    Greets from Germany
    Mimi

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  12. Mimi,
    Thanks for your comment... I hope you enjoy the pattern and the mitts

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  13. I love these. I can't wait to make them with all my scraps!

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  14. Thanks so much...I hope you enjoy the pattern and the mitts!

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  15. Great mitts. Love the stripes . Thanks for the pattern.

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  16. My daughter needs some hand warmers and I will definitely be making her some of these! I absolutely adore the rainbow shades! Thank you!

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  17. You are welcome... and thanks for the nice comments. I hope you enjoy the pattern

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  18. I have added the gauge for these mitts. Somehow I forgot this when writing the pattern out. I crocheted these fairly tightly...not crazy tight, but I am not a loose crocheter.

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  19. hi liz,
    what do you mean when you say to place stitches in the back ridge?
    thanks :)
    laura

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  20. Laura,

    The back ridge is that little "bump" on the back of the chain. It is not the back loop. Just take the chain and turn it toward you and you will see the little bump on the back. Work your stitches under that bump and it will leave the front and back loops to make the edge of the mitts. Please let me know if you need a better explanation.

    Thanks, Liz

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  21. I just made these and loved them! I had to adjust the pattern some to make them smaller but the pattern was very well written and I LOVE the finished product. Thank you!!

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  22. You're welcome and thank you for the feedback. I'm really happy you like them.

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  23. great thingies for cold hands (like mine). Will make them from wool.

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  24. These look great... thanks for sharing... found them via F/B...

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  25. Cute! And what an awesome way to use up leftover yarn!

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  26. Thank you so much fpr this lovely pattern! You gave me ideas for Christmas gifts next year ALREADY! Love them. Will make 3 pairs, one for me, 2 for my sisters-in-law.
    Sabine
    www.zwergenzwirn.com

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  27. Sabine,
    You're welcome...thank you :)

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  28. These are absolutely adorable! I can't wait to make them...gonna start today!

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  29. I'm not sure how to work the row after the CH 9...

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  30. Hi,

    Which mitt are you working on... right or left? It is a little different for each

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  31. It is 5am and I finally finished these!! THEY ROCK! I found this blog and fell in love with these gloves. I started making them last night & finished them as soon as I could! THANK YOU BUNCHES!! I just began following your blog and am sure I will find more fun stuff to make! THANKS again ;)

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    1. Wow...that was fast!!! You are welcome and I hope you find more patterns that you like:)

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  32. I love this pattern, but I'm unsure what to do after the thumb opening - I did the Ch 9, but on the next round, do I dc into each st on the ch 9? I tried that and it became so large - however, I would imagine that you need to dc into that ch 9 - please help! Thanks,

    Debbie

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  33. Love these! (P.S. I am from North Carolina too, but live in FL now. I want to make some of these for my sisters up there!)

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  34. I made these and they turned out great! Probably one of my fav.things I have made since they were for myself (selfish I know) AND they are super colorful:) THANKS SO MUCH!!!

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  35. this is my favorite pattern for fingerless gloves! Every other pattern I have used takes so long to complete! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  37. Found you on Pinterest and am so glad I did...these fingerless gloves are fantastic and i'll be sure to make some!

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    1. I'm so glad you found me. I hope you find some patterns here that you like:)

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  38. Thank you for a really happy pattern. I just published my version on my blog. Thanks again, they are just happy and right. Still hoping for the pattern of the adorable hat you once had in a giveaway. Love your blog!
    Sabine
    http://zwergenzwirn.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/happy-mitts/

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    1. Sabine,
      Which hat are you referring to? I'm thinking it's the slouchy one. I may have to post that one. Thanks so much and I hope you don't mind that I shared a photo from your blog in my most recent post. I linked back to your post. I just love the Happy Mitts

      Liz

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  40. I have been looking for this tutorial and so glad to have found your blog. thanks for the tutorial.

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    1. I'm so glad you found it. I hope you love the mitts:D

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  41. Hmmm.... I love this pattern and working on the left one now. I think something is missing after round 7 after the chain 9. I'm gonna try to put 3 double crochet in the chain. Hopefully that will help with row 7!

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    1. Maybe I misunderstood. You should put a dc in each st around including in each of the chains.

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  42. Hi

    You should just join to the first st of the round after completing the ch 9. This forms the thumb hole. Then for round 7-9 you will work a double in each stitch. Not sure if this helps, let me know.

    Liz

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    1. Thanks liz. I put 3 double crochet in the chain 9 and it worked out great. Thanks!

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  43. I love these! Thank you for your blog. You are very talented! I look forward to making these for friends and family. My brother goes to University of Oregon (go ducks!) and I'm going to make him yellow and green stripes, so he can show his school colors! Do you think this pattern is ok for men too? they seem pretty universal to me, just checkin'! Ü

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  44. I'm confused by the beginning join. If I join after working the 1st row as the pattern suggests it leaves a gap at the edge. Am I doing something wrong? It also says "finish off" at that same point. I'm not supposed to cut the yarn and finish it off then join a new yarn, am I? I feel so confused.

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    1. That gap is closed by pulling the beginning tail over and joining to the other side.
      For each round you will finish off and join a new color.

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  45. I have just downloaded three of your patterns including this one! I'm excited to get started! Thanks for sharing!!

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  46. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I made these striped mitts and a matching headband for my daughter for Christmas. I just started crocheting and found this a great "next" pattern. She loves them. :)Happy New year

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    1. I would add a picture but not sure how to. Sorry :(

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  47. I love these Gloves and know that type of yarn matters a lot ... Can you share what kind/brand of yarn you used on these gloves..

    They are just BEAUTIFUL!!!
    Thank you

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  48. Hi Liz, I LOVE your blog - so colourful, warm and fuzzy! Thank you for the free pattern - I hope you don't mind me sharing it on my Facebook page :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=287885918011121&set=a.143112592488455.30538.143055989160782&type=1&theater

    Love Maryanne

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  49. I absolutely love your scrapadelic scarf and mitts. Lately I've been knitting fingerless mitts (trying to get a stash of gifts stockpiled for Christmas) out of various colors and am saving the left over yarn to make your pattern for scarf and mitt sets. It's very fun and sharp looking plus the "back ridge" technique is a fantastic design idea.

    Thanks so much for sharing, Jill

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  50. Love, love, love these! Would you make a pair to sell? (She asked, ever so sweeetly.)

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  51. I want to print this pattern but as I print from my ipad it doesn't give me the option to choose how many pages to print. I don't want to waste ink or paper printing a long list of comments. Any suggestions?

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  52. I found the greatest way to join yarn... it makes for NO tails and it looks awesome! Here's a YouTube link... no spam, I promise. http://youtu.be/-nq_7EXTWHE

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  53. These are totally awesome! I was inspired to make a similar one in december.thank you !!!
    http://cukipok.blogspot.ro/2014/01/color-mittens.html

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  54. Lovely mitts! I like this fingerless mitts. It is so beautiful and colorful. I don't think that anyone may be who would be unhappy with this design.


    snowbaording accessories

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  55. Made these over the weekend in variegated wool to avoid weaving in all the ends - thanks for the awesome pattern :)

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  56. Thank you for all your patterns, they are all very good so please keep it up. Can you be more specific about your yarn choice here and amount? I am trying to decide btw. Debbie bliss Rialto 4 ply and Jo sharp DK cotton. Do you have any advice, or should I go with a different yarn all together? Was wondering how long you have been designing patterns and what your process was.

    Thank you,
    Erin.troxler@gmail.com

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