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Children's Crocheted Mittens

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MATERIALS:
2 - 1.4 oz (or 40 g) balls of 3 ply worsted weight yarn. I used Phentex Vogue, color Pirates Gold.
Hook - 4.00mm / G-6
Darning needle






The photo on the right is a pair of the mittens I just made for my 2 and half yr old granddaughter on Dec. 20, 2013. My grandson who I made the original mittens for is now 14 yrs old.
For my granddaughter who is small for her age, I used a size 3.5 mm hook and Bernat Satin yarn, color "Florals".

SIZE: These instructions are for small - children age 2 to 4.
Suggestions: For a medium size (children age 5 to 7), use 4 ply worsted weight yarn and a 4.00mm / G-6 hook.
For a large size (children age 8 to 10), use 4 ply worsted weight yarn and a 4.50mm hook.
For children ages 10+ try the Adult Pattern with a 4 ply worsted weight yarn and a 3.75mm / F-5 or 4.00mm / G-6 hook.
For extra small (9 to 24 mos), use 3 ply worsted weight yarn and a 3.00mm hook.
To be sure the mitten will fit before you complete the whole pattern, do the cuff first only. Try it around the child's wrist. If it fits, the rest of the pattern will be fine.

Abbreviations used:
st - stitch
ch - chain
ss - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
tr - treble crochet
tog - together
How To Make the Treble Crochet (tr) - Wrap yarn over the hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook, pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over hook and pull through the next 2 loops on hook, yarn over hook and pull through the last 2 loops on hook.

CUFF:
Ch 11 to begin.
ROW 1 - 1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 sc in next 9 chs, ch 1 turn. (10 sts)
For the rest of the cuff, all stitches are through the back loops only.
ROW 2 - 1 sc in each sc to end of row, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
ROWS 3 to 24 - Same as Row 2.
ROW 25 - (Joining row) ss to corresponding chs in Row 1, turn inside out (this is the right side).

RND 1 - 1 sc at base of ch 1. * 1 sc at the end of the next 7 cuff rows, 2 sc at the end of the next row. * Repeat from * to * twice more. Ss to join, ch 1, turn.(28 sc)
(Tip: always skip the ss where you joined on the previous Rnd and begin in the sc.)
RND 2 - * 1 sc in next st, 1 tr in next st * Repeat from * to * to end of Rnd, ss to join to first sc, ch 1, turn. (28 sts)
RND 3 - 1 sc in each to end of Rnd, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (28 sc)
RND 4 - Repeat Rnd 2.
RND 5 - 1 sc in first st, ch 4 (for thumb opening), skip next 4 sts. 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sc)
RND 6 - Repeat Rnd 2 (work the 4 chains for thumb opening as if they were regular sts) (28 sts)
RNDS 7 to 16 - Continue in pattern repeating Rows 3 and 2 alternately.
RND 17 - 1 sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 5 sts*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sts)
RND 18 - Work in pattern (1 sc, 1 tr) to end of row, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (24 sts)
RND 19 - 1 sc in next 2 sts. *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
RND 20 - Work in pattern (1 sc, 1 tr) to end of row, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (20 sts)
RND 21 - 1 sc in next 2 sts. *2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts*. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. 2 sc tog, 1 sc in last st, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (16 sts)
RND 22 - 1 sc in first st, 1 tr in next st. *2 sc tog, 1 tr in next st*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. 2 sc tog, ss to join, ch 1. (12 sts)
Cut yarn leaving about an 8 to 10 inch tail, pull yarn through the last ch 1. Using a darning needle, weave yarn through the 12 sts of last Row, pull tight to close up the end of the mitten, weave in yarn to secure closing and fasten off.

THUMB
RND 1 - Join yarn, ch 1 and 1 sc in the first st of thumb opening,1 sc in the next 3 sc. Pick up 6 sc around the remaining thumb opening, ss to join to the first sc, ch 1, turn. (10 sc)
RND 2 - Work in pattern (1 sc, 1 tr) to end of row, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)
RND 3 - 1 sc in each st to end of Rnd, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (10 sts)
RNDS 4, 5, 6 - Repeat Rnd 2, 3, 2.
RND 7 - 1 sc in first st, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (8 sts)
RND 8 - 1 sc in first st, 1 tr in next st, 2 sc tog, 1 tr in next st, 2 sc tog, 1 tr in next st, ss to join, ch 1. (6 sts)
Cut yarn leaving about an 8 to 10 inch tail, pull yarn through the last ch 1. Using a darning needle, weave yarn through the 6 sts of the last Row, pull tight to close up the end of the thumb, weave in yarn to secure closing and fasten off.




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