I had never made mittens before and I thought that crocheted versus knitted mittens would be a bit too drafty. I consulted the Queen who said that as long as the stitches were small, it should be okay. So I accepted the challenge and said I would make mittens.
We searched the web for mitten patterns but didn't find too many good ones - crocheted ones, that is. She finally decided on this basic mittens pattern.
I will preface the rest of this post with a couple of details:
1 - I'm still new to reading patterns.
2 - I expect patterns to actually be complete and make sense.
Thus, I was tharted with this pattern. I didn't think the pattern was clear at all and the measurements for the women's small were WAAAAY too small - or I have abnormally large hands. I'll admit that maybe - just maybe - it was me and not the pattern...but I doubt it. If anyone has tried this particular pattern, leave a comment or send an email and let me know if it's just me.
Here's the finished product:
Hook Size: G
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease in
- Blue Mist
- Dark Rose Heather
I made quite a few adjustments to the pattern but I didn't write them down for posterity. I knew while working on it that it would be my LAST time using this particular pattern. Just because a pattern is for charity doesn't mean it has to suck. For a list of other crocheted mittens patterns, click here.
I don't have any more mittens on my to-do list right now, but I am hoping to make a pair of fingerless gloves for myself. My office gets really cold, especially where I sit. There's a vortex of cold air in my cube. Really - I'm not making this up. I'm in a cube by an interior wall and I'm no where near a window or a vent. Just a cold, cold vortex. Any good crochet fingerless glove patterns would be appreciated.