ESSENTIAL FINGERLESS MITTS
Instructions given fit most women; changes for men are in [ ].
Circumference just above Ribbing: 7 ½ inches (women) [8 inches (men)] Length: 5½ inches (women) [6½ inches
• 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
8 bpdc = 2 inches; 8 pattern rows = 3 inches
Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.
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.
Row 1: Ch 7 , working in back bar of ch (see illustration), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (6  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.
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  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  sts)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, bpdc around next st, ch 4 , sk next 2  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  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  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.
Sew foundation row of Ribbing to last row of Ribbing. Weave in ends.