ES­SEN­TIAL FIN­GER­LESS MITTS

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Linda Dean

FIN­ISHED SIZES

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

In­struc­tions given fit most women; changes for men are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Cir­cum­fer­ence just above Rib­bing: 7 ½ inches (women) [8 inches (men)] Length: 5½ inches (women) [6½ inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ber­roco Fiora light ( DK) weight cot­ton/ rayon/ al­paca/ ny­lon/ wool yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 246 yds/ 100g per ball):

1 skein # 3814 Elberta [# 3835 Bristol] • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

8 bpdc = 2 inches; 8 pat­tern rows = 3 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Back post slip stitch ( bpsl st): Work­ing from right to left, in­sert hook from back to front to back around post of in­di­cated st, yo, pull through both lps on hook.

For men or women, these must-have fin­ger­less mitts are a pat­tern you can

make mul­ti­ple times to make ev­ery­one happy.

MITT

Make 2.

Rib­bing

Row 1: Ch 7 [9], work­ing in back bar of ch (see il­lus­tra­tion), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (6 [8] sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, work­ing in back lps (see Stitch Guide), sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 3–29 [3–31]: Rep row 2.

At end of last row, join (see Pat­tern Notes) in first ch of row 1 to form ring. Do not fas­ten off.

Hand

Rnd 1: Now work­ing in rnds, ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), work­ing in ends of Rib­bing rows, dc in each row end around, bpsl st (see Spe­cial Stitch) around beg ch-3. (30 [32] dc)

Rnds 2 & 3: Ch 3, bpdc (see Stitch Guide) around each st around, bpsl st around beg ch-3. Rnds 4– 6: Ch 3, bpdc around same st, 2 bpdc around next st, bpdc around each rem st around, bpsl st around beg ch-3. (36 [38] sts)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, bpdc around next st, ch 4 [5], sk next 2 [3] sts (thumb­hole made), bpdc around next st and around each rem st around, bpsl st around beg ch-3.

Rnd 8: Ch 3, bpdc around next st, 4 [5] dc in next ch- 4 [ch-5] sp, bpdc around next st and around each rem st around, bpsl st around beg ch-3. (38 [40] sts)

Rnds 9–12 [9–13]: Ch 3, bpdc around each st around, bpsl st around beg ch-3. At end of last rnd, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Sew foun­da­tion row of Rib­bing to last row of Rib­bing. Weave in ends.

C!

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