Crochet Charity Drive – Friday Mittens

Today is the first day of the Mitten Drive for the Crochet Charity Drive event. 


What is the Crochet Charity Drive?

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In the Fall of 2015, I started a Crochet Charity Drive,  where 15 designers came together to make 15 brand new mitten patterns, so that we could donate mittens to those in need. It went very well and this made me want to do more!


So, we continued the event in the Spring of 2016 making slippers and then decided to continue on with Spring and Fall events (we’ve also done scarves and toys). 


The first event (making and donating mittens) went so well, I decided we should do it again! Mittens are a great project because they can be donated to so many places; schools, hospitals, homeless shelters, and more!


For this event, 9 designers came together to bring you 10 brand new patterns, so you can make them and donate them to give someone a little handmade love and comfort! There is no designated donation place, you donate to the place(s) of your choosing.


I’m so excited to present the first pair of mittens in this Crochet Charity Drive event! At the end of this pattern you will find a list of the other bloggers and when you can get their pattern.


If you’re finding this pattern outside of the event, but would like to join in on the fun, click HERE!

>> Includes color coded sizes<<

Looking to unwind with a ball of yarn after a long day? These mittens are so quick and easy, they can be made in one evening!


HERE’S HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN:

Materials

Bulky Weight Yarn (#5)

  • Toddler – 90 yds
  • Child – 110 yds
  • Small Adult – 130 yds
  • Large Adult – 150 yds

J/10/6.00mm Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Gauge

6 ehdc x 4 rows = 2”

Sizes

Toddler

Child

Small Adult

Large Adult

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch = chain

dec = single crochet decrease

ssc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

Skill Level

Beginner

Written in U.S. Terms

Notes

  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches
  • This pattern is worked in the round with joins and chains

Special Stitches

Extended Half Double Crochet (ehdc) – YO, insert hook in stitch indicated, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 1st loop only, YO, pull through all 3 loops.

Third Loop Only (TLO) – The loop that runs along the backside of a hdc stitch (parallel to the front and back loops). AKA Camel Stitch. For this pattern you will fold the stitch (front and back loop) forward to access the third loop.

Extended Half Double Crochet Decrease (ehdc dec) – Insert hook in stitch indicated, YO, draw up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, YO, draw up a loop, YO, pull through 1st loop only, YO, pull through all 3 loops.

Instructions

1. Magic Ring, Ch 2, 12 ehdc in ring, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (12); Pull ring tight to close.

2. Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc* arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18); Toddler Size: Move to Round 5

3. (Child Only) Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc x 8* 2X, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (20); Move to Round 5

3. (Adult Sizes Only) Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc x 2* arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (24); Adult Small: Move to Round 5

4. (Large Adult Only) Ch 2, *2 ehdc, ehdc x 11* 2X, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (26)

5. (All Sizes) Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]

6-7(9,11,13). Repeat round 5

8(10,12,14). Ch 2, ehdc x 16(18,20,22), ch 4(4,5,6), sk 2(2,3,4), sl st to join in 1st ehdc (16)[18,21,22] <THUMBHOLE CREATED>

9(11,13,15). Ch 2, ehdc x 16(18,20,22), dec x 2 (across thumbhole chain), sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]

10(12,14,16). Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]

Adult Sizes Only: 15(17). Repeat previous step

11(13,16,18). Ch 2, TLO ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc

12(14,17,19). Repeat previous step

13(15,18,20). Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (18)[20,24,26]; Toddler and Child sizes: Fasten.

Adult Sizes Only: 19(21). Repeat previous step; Fasten.

THUMB

Attach yarn to middle thumbhole chain

1. Ch 2, ehdc in each chain, row end, and stitch arnd the hole, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (8)[8,10,12]

<SEE PHOTO BELOW>

2. Ch 2, ehdc arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (8)[8,10,12]

3. Repeat round 2; Toddler size: Move to step 6

4. Repeat round 2; Child size & Adult Small: Move to step 6

5. (Adult Large Only) Repeat round 2

6. (All Sizes) Ch 2, ehdc dec arnd, sl st to join in 1st ehdc (4)[4,5,6]

Weave tail through remaining sts and pull tight to close.

Finishing

  • Hide all strings

I really hope you enjoy this pattern and this mitten drive! Don’t forget to add it to you favorites on Ravelry so you can always find it!

Here is a list of all the other designers involved in this great cause and when you can get their pattern (when the pattern is ready I will activate the link here):

10/20: This Post (Blackstone Designs)

10/27: Off the Cuff Mittens – The Blue Star Boutique

11/3: Link Flop Top Mittens – Crystalized Designs

11/10: Celia Fingerless Gloves – KMT Creations

11/17: Little Peaks Mittens – Gleeful Things

11/24: Sweet Potato Crochet CreationsFaux Cabled Mittens

12/1: KatiDCreations

12/8: AllieCat’s Hats and Crafts

12/15: KMT Creations – Laurel Mittens

12/22: Underground Crafter – Handy Scarf

Like these mittens? You can find the Snowman Mittens and the Puffy Heart Mittens in my Ravelry shop also.

Keep up to date with my designs by joining the Blackstone Designs Crochet Community! Hope to see you there!!

Written Pattern © 2016 Sonya Blackstone of Blackstone Designs. Please do not sell, share, or modify this pattern, but instead share the link to where the pattern can be found. You may sell items you make with this pattern. This pattern, as with all Blackstone Designs/Sonya Blackstone patterns, are not for educational use without written permission from the designer.  

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