11.01.2016

Vinita Mitts

New FREE pattern for your crocheting pleasure: Vinita Mitts!


Today I have a new crochet pattern for you, and it's free! I'm calling this pattern Vinita Mitts. The fingerless gloves are a simple crochet project worked in v-stitch with a dk or light worsted weight yarn. You can, of course, make them without the bows and they will work just as well for someone that isn't a fan of bows...but, the bows! <3 <3 <3



I have written the pattern in four sizes, so you have options for those with larger or smaller hands. You'll need about 83 [99, 115, 132] yds of your chosen yarn, some 1 1/2 inch gross-grain ribbon, a size H/8/5 mm crochet hook, or the size you need to obtain gauge. 




I was already in love with the picture of these in my mind as I was finishing them up. I was looking forward to wearing them myself. Then, as I put on the bows, Drama Queen came out of her room and fell in love. She begged me to let her have them. Seeing as her hands always look so much prettier than mine, I planned on having her model them, and well, I guess the mitts will be her payment. Baby heard her delight and came out of her room as well. She wanted to try them on, although they don't fit her, and has asked for a pair of her own in light purple yarn with a sparkly purple ribbon. So, if I get around to it, there may be a child size pattern to match in the future.




Without further ado, here is the pattern:

Vinita Mitts
Design by April Garwood

Difficulty Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: 6 ½ [7 ¾, 9, 10 ¼] in. or 16.5 [19.5, 23, 26] cm circumference, 6 ¾” or 17 cm long.

Yarn: About 83 [99, 115, 132] yds of DK or light-worsted weight yarn. I used just over 1 skein Jojoland Rhythm #M04 (100% wool; 50 g/1 ¾ oz/110 yds/100.5 m per skein; DK weight).

Crochet hook: H/8/5 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: About 36-48” of 1 ½” wide (or 91.5-122 cm of 4 cm wide) gross-grain ribbon in contrasting color, yarn needle.

Gauge: 14 sts x 11 rows = about 4 ½” or 11.5 cm.

Notes:
-            Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
-            Ch 7 at beg of rnd 15 does not count as a st. This large ch sp forms the thumbhole.

Mitt (Make 2)
Ch 20 [24, 28, 32], join to first ch with sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in first ch, *skip next ch, 2 dc in next ch, repeat from * around, skip last ch, join to tch with sl st – 20 [24, 28, 32] sts.
Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 3, dc) in sp between tch and first st, *skip next st, 2 dc in between next 2 sts, repeat from * around, skip last st, join to tch with sl st.
Rnds 3-8: Repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 9:  (Sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in sp between tch and first st, *skip next st, 2 dc in between next 2 sts, repeat from * around, skip last st, join to tch with sl st – 21 [25, 29, 33] sts.
Rnd 10: (Sl st, ch 3, dc) in sp between tch and first st, 2 dc in sp between 1st and 2nd sts, *skip next st, 2 dc in between next 2 sts, repeat from * around, skip last st, join to tch with sl st – 22 [26, 30, 34] sts.
Rnds 11-12: Repeat Rnd 2.
Rnd 13: Ch 7, skip first 4 sts, dc in between next 2 sts, *skip next st, 2 dc in between next 2 sts, repeat form * around, skip last st, join to 3rd ch of tch with sl st – 18 [22, 26, 30] sts.
Rnd 14: Sl st in next ch, (sl st, ch 3, dc) in next ch, skip rem chs, *2 dc in between next 2 sts, skip next st, repeat from * around, join to tch with sl st – 20 [24, 28, 32] sts.
Rnds 15-16: Repeat Rnd 2. Fasten off.

Finishing:
Weave in ends. 

Cut ribbon into 2 equal pieces about 18-24” long. Trim (and secure edge with glue) or sew ribbon ends into points. Mine are sewn. Try on mitts to find the best location for the ribbon, or fold them in half with the thumbhole slightly more to the palm side of the mitt. On the side that will be on the back of the hand, 7 rows from the top of the mitt, thread the ribbon underneath 2 v-sts to center the bows on the top of the wrist. Tie them into bows and secure with a few dabs of fabric glue inside the knots. All done!

Now, please go on Ravelry or my Facebook page and share a picture of you finished mitts, because I want to see them!


Happy stitching!
April


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