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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Colour Block Baby Mittens - Crochet Tutorial

Handmade gifts are such a special way to welcome a new baby into the world. I'm really happy to welcome Phonechay from Phonechay's Creations to show us how to make these cute colour block crochet mittens. If you haven't got time to make a handmade gift yourself check out my shop (or sign-up to get my free baby gift guide for loads of ideas) but if you've got the skill and the time get your crochet hooks at the ready as Phonechay takes us through how to make these cute colour block crochet mittens. Over to Phonechay.....

Colour block baby mittens by Phonechay

Phonechay from Phonechay's Creations
Phonechay is a knitting and crochet ninja!
Check out her creations here.

"I had so much fun making these baby mittens for my friend's new-born. They are easy to work up once you make your first pair. I think you will have lots of fun making these - and there is no more special present than a handmade present, particularly for a new baby. For other ideas on handmade gifts for babies be sure to check out Lucy's shop, ByElsieB.

Size 0-3 months

Materials:
I /9 5.5 mm Hook
G/6 4.25mm Hook
Worsted 4 ply yarn in two colors
Tapestry needle and scissors


I used scrap yarn I had lying around. I chose to use red and white to go with a Valentine's Day theme.

Crochet knowledge required:
Magic Loop / Adjustable loop
Single Crochet (SC)
Chain stitch (CH)
Slip Stitch


Mitten body:
Start with I hook and contrast color.
Make an adjustable loop.
Rnd 1: Work 6 sc into the loop, Slip stitch into the next stitch to join round . (6sc)


Rnd 2: Chain 1,Work 2 sc into each stitch around, Slip stitch into the next stitch to join round . (12sc)




Rnd 3: Chain 1, {Work 1 sc into next stitch, 2 sc in next.} Repeat between {} around. Slip stitch into the next stitch to join round . (18sc)




 Rnd 4: Chain 1, Work 1 sc into each stitch around, Slip stitch into the next stitch to join round .. (18sc)




Rnd 5-6: Repeat Round 4.

Rnd 7-13: Join main color. Repeat Round 4.





Cuffs:
Switch to G hook.
Chain 7

Row 1: Working back toward the body of the mitten, work 1 sc into the 2nd chain from hook. Continue working 1 sc into each chain across. (6sc)

Join the cuff to the mitten by working a slip stitch into the next sc on the mitten. Slip stitch into the next sc. (You will have slip stitch into two spaces).

Row 2: Turn, skip over the 2 slip stitches. Working back across the cuff, work 1sc into the back loop only of each sc across. (6sc)



Row 3: Ch1, turn. Working back toward the body of the mitten, work 1 sc into the back loop only of each sc across. Join the cuff to the mitten by working a slip stitch into the next sc on the mitten. Slip stitch into the next sc. (6sc)


 Row 4-17: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.


To finish, weave ends together to close the mittens.  Make sure that you weave through the back loop.





Congratulations! You have finished your first mitten. Now repeat for the second mitten. In no time, you will be a mitten making ninja! =)"






Thanks Phonechay! They're so cute. 

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2 comments :

  1. This looks awesome!!

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  2. This came out great!

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