The mitts will fit an average adults hands but can be adjusted for bigger or smaller hands by going up or down a hook size. You could even use less rounds for your squares to make them the right size for a child. The pattern is easily adjustable.
I have used Stylecraft Batik Elements in shade Magnesium and Stylecraft Batik in Cream to make my mitts, but you could use any colours you wish or make in just one colour. This is a great project to play around with colour, the options are limitless. I would love to see yours, why not join the Facebook group and share your photos or use #lullabylodge on Instagram.
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Fingerless Granny Square Mitts
Stylecraft Batik DK / Elements in 2 colours
3.5mm (E) hook & 3mm (E)
Granny square 3 ¾ inches (9 ½ cm)
Abbreviations US Terms (UK conversion)
sc - single crochet (double crochet)
dc – double crochet (treble crochet)
ch – chain
sp - space
st(s) - stitch(es)
sk – skip
bl – back loop
mc – main colour
cc – contrast colour
Sizing: One size, fits most. If you would like a slightly smaller or larger size, go up or down a hook size accordingly. You could also make these for a child by using less rounds in your granny squares, check the square against the hand you are making it for to get an idea of how many rounds you need. If making for a child you might also want to adjust the number of chains you make for the ribbing at the wrist, just make the chain as long as you would like the ribbing to be.
Other notes: Starting with mc alternate between mc and cc each round and join in new colours with a sl st, if you wish to make in only 1 colour, sl st to corner sp when starting a new round. The larger sized hook is used for granny squares. The smaller hook is used for the ribbing.
Granny Square Make 4
With large hook ch4 and join with sl st to form ring.
Round 1 (Right side), Ch3, 2dc into ring, [ch2, 3dc into ring] 3 times, ch2, join with sl st to top ch3.
Round 2 Join new colour in corner sp, ch3, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp, in next and every sp [3dc, ch2, 3dc], join with sl st to top ch3.
Round 3 Join new colour in corner sp, ch3, 2dc in same sp, ch2, 3dc in same sp, 3dc in each sp across sides, [3dc, ch2, 3dc] in each corner sp, join with sl st to top ch3.
Round 4 & 5 Repeat round 3.
With right sides together sew or sl st 2 squares together along one side...
...on the opposite side join only the top 3 sts together, then the bottom 3. This leaves a gap for your thumb.
Row 1 With right side facing, small hook and mc, attach yarn at any seam with a sl st, ch15, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, sl st to next 2 sts along bottom of granny square, turn.
Row 2 Sk both sl sts, sc in each st working in bl only, turn.
Row 3 Ch1, sc in each st working in bl only, sl st to next 2 sts along bottom of granny square, turn.
Repeat row 2 & 3 until you have worked around the entire cuff. Do not fasten off. Turning work inside out, sl st or sc both edges together to join, fasten off.
Join yarn to top of mitt with sl st at side seam and repeat ribbing instructions around top of mitt, but ch only 4 to start. Fasten off.
Join yarn with sl st to bottom of thumb hole (where 2 squares are joined). Repeat ribbing instructions around the thumb hole, but ch only 4 to start.
Fasten off and weave in ends, complete another mitt with the remaining squares.
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I really like these fingerless mitts and so I might have a go making them. They would be perfect for photo outings!ReplyDelete
Thanks Sandra, yes they would be perfect for that, keeping your fingers free for snapping all your lovely photos...Delete
These are super nice!ReplyDelete