Hi all, it’s a new week, a new (almost) month, and time for a new project! I came across some graph patterns to make trims and thought that with a few changes they would make adorable garlands. Once I got started on the idea of garlands, I couldn’t stop thinking so, at least for a while, I plan to have a new garland pattern available every week. The ones for December, will of course, be Christmas ideas.
Today’s garland is mittens! These garlands are great scrap busters and would also be easy projects for kids who are learning crochet. Bonus on this one, the mittens worked up individually would make adorable ornaments as well.
Worsted weight yarn- small amounts in various colors. Great scrap busting project!
Hook- I or J (I used an I but if you crochet a bit tight like me a J is probably a better choice.)
Large eye needle.
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Single crochet 2 together (sc2tog)- Insert hook into first stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
1) Sc in second ch and each ch across. (8 sc) Ch 1, turn.
2) Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
3) Repeat row 2.
4) Sc in each stitch across, working 2 sc in last stitch. (9sc) Ch 1, turn.
5) Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
6) 2 sc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches. (7 sc) Ch 1, turn.
7-10) Sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn.
11) Sc2tog, 1 sc in each of next 3 stitches, sc2tog, ch 1, turn. (5 sc)
12) Sc2tog, 1 sc in next stitch, sc2tog. (3 sc)
1) In row 5, picking up where color A left off, in next stitch, join with sl st, ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next stitch, 2 sc in last stitch. (4 sc) Ch 1, turn.
2) Sc in each st across, ch 1, turn.
3) Sc2tog twice.
To create wrist and loop of mitten, still with color B, on side opposite of thumb, join with sl st to side of first row. Ch 5, sc in back loop of each st (starting chain) across. (8 sc)
Finish off, weave in ends.
To create a mitten pair, after stitching the chain that will create the loop, pull the chain and your working yarn through the loop of the first mitten, then continue with working the sc into the back loops across.
To join mittens at the thumb, working in the back side, pull a small piece of yarn through edge of each thumb, tie tightly and trim closely.
If using all mitten pairs, sl st to top edge of end mitten, ch 8, join with sl st at same spot. Tie ends tightly, trim closely.
Alternate method would be to leave single mittens at the ends of the garland, and use the existing loops to hang.
These will probably need to be blocked a bit. Or give them a QUICK press with a steam iron on the backside.
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