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Hello everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the Mitten Drive CAL. If you are just beginning, be sure to join the Facebook Group. This charitable CAL is organized by the lovely Sonya from Blackstone Designs. We all love to crochet, so why not make a huge pile of mittens to donate to people in need!? Along with these Snowfall Crochet Mittens, you will also get 14 other FREE mitten patterns! Be sure to check each of them out, they are all so lovely (scroll to the bottom). And don’t forget to check out the nice and easy PDF download (also at the bottom).
This pattern is so much fun to make. The colored stitches look knitted, and I love it. I have more plans with this design, and I hope you enjoy what else comes from it!
What you need:
- Medium Weight Yarn (I suggest Brava or Mighty Stitch)
- H Hook (Boye or Haven for Hands are awesome!)
- Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
Gauge: 4 dc sts = 1″
Ch – chain
St – stitch
Sk – Skip
Sc – single crochet
Sc2tog – single crochet decrease
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – double crochet decrease
BLO – Back Loops Only
To make the different colored stitches, you will be working using the tapestry crochet technique. This snowfall technique is a bit different however, because you will be finishing the stitch with the first color. This video on Moogly is extremely helpful. To avoid a mess, be sure to crochet around the second colored yarn feed, just as demonstrated in the video.
To work the stitch, ready your second color and pull it up with your hook, working the first half of a sc.
Drop the second color, and yarn over the first color with your hook. Pull it through, finishing the sc.
It takes of bit of practice maneuvering the two colors, but it gets easier after a few times! Avoid the urge to tighten the colored stitch, it disappears if you pull it tight, but it pops if you let it stay a bit loose.
When the pattern says “work white sc” or “work gray sc”, it is referring to this tapestry technique.
Please remember: You are free to use this pattern to make and sell, but do not republish or distribute this pattern in any way. DO NOT use my photos in your listings. Please DO share the link to this page! It’s a quick and FREE way of supporting Whistle and Ivy and more free crochet patterns in the future.
Adult Mittens: (Men and Women)
Begin by making the ribbed band:
Ch 25 (ch does not count)
1. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sc 23. Turn.
2. – 22. (Worked in BLO)
Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 23. (24 sts) Turn.
Fold your piece in half, ribs going vertically. Sl st along the side, forming a tube.
Mitten Body: (ch does not count)
Take the bottom (with seam on the outside), and fold it upwards, enclosing the seam inside.
1. Using each row as a stitch space, ch 1 and sc all around the top of the band, sewing it together. (22 sts)
2. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 2 in next st. *Sc, 2 sc in next st* work 10 times. (33 sts). Join with a sl st with beginning sc.
3. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc. *Work a white sc. Sc 3* work 7 times. Work white sc. Sc 2. Join (33 sts)
4. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 32. (33 sts) Join with sl st.
5. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 3. *Work white sc. Sc 3* work 7 times. Work white sc in last st. (33 sts) Join with sl st.
Right Hand: Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 22. Ch 5. Sk 5 sts, dc in next st. Dc 4. Join with sl st (33 sts)
Left Hand: Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 4. Ch 5. Sk 5 sts, dc in next st. Dc 22. Join with sl st. (33 sts)
7. Repeat row 3.
8. Repeat row 4.
9. Repeat row 5.
10. Repeat row 4.
11. Repeat Row 3.
12. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 2. *Dc2tog. Dc 3* work 6 times. (27 sts)
13. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 3. *Work white sc. Sc 2* work 4 times. Sc 3. *Work white sc. Sc 2* work twice. Sc white in last st.
14. Ch 1. Dc in same st. Dc 26. Join with sl st (27 sts)
15. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc. Work white sc. Sc 2. Work white sc. Sc 3. *Work white sc. Sc 2.* work twice. Work white sc. Sc 3. work white sc. Sc 2. Work white sc. Sc in last st. (27 sts)
16. Ch 2. Dc in same st. Dc 26. Join with sl st. (27 sts)
17. Ch 2. Dc2tog 13 times. Dc in last st. Join with sl st. (27sts)
16. Repeat row 14.
17. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 3. Work white sc. Sc 2. Work white sc. Sc 3. *Work white sc. Sc 2* work 3 times. Work white sc. Sc 3. Work white sc. Sc 2. Join (27 sts)
18. Repeat row 14.
19. Repeat row 15.
20. Ch 1. Dc2tog 13 times. Dc in last st. (14 sts)
To close: (same for adult and child mittens.)
Turn your mittens inside-out. Using your yarn needle, sew in and out through the last stitches at the top of the mittens. Once you are back to the beginning, pull the thread so the top cinches close. Tie a sturdy knot, and turn right-side out again.
With mitten facing with the top up and with thumbhole facing you, join yarn at the bottom right unworked stitch.
1. Ch 2. Work a 2-dc cluster (basically a dc2tog worked in one st) in same st. 2-dc cluster in next 4 sts. Turn mitten 90 degrees clockwise. Using the dc that is now facing horizontally as 2 st spaces, work a dc2tog. Turn so your mitten is upside-down. Sc 5. Turn again, and work another dc2tog using the dc on the other side of the thumbhole. Join with beginning st (12 sts)
2. – 8. Ch 1. Sc in same st. Sc 11. join with sl st (12 sts)
9. Ch 1. Sc2tog 6 times. Pinch top closed, sl st across the top, going through 2 layers (4 loops). Repeat again going across the other way. Tie off.
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