Snow Day Crochet Mittens
We have had a lot of snow days this winter so I wanted to make a pair of cozy mittens (of course I made them on a snow day!) to stay warm! These mittens are so fun to make and feature the split single crochet stitch. It’s a very pretty stitch that give the mittens a knit style look. Add a pop of color and you have a gorgeous pair of snow day crochet mittens! The mittens are made with medium worsted weight yarn and size I or H (for a snugger fit) hook.
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- Size I hook, size H hook for snugger fit
- Medium worsted weight yarn in 2 colors (About 150 yards for main color, small amount in contrasting color). I recommend a soft acrylic yarn such as Red Heart Soft:
- Blunt needle
sc- single crochet
BLO- back loops only
splsc- split single crochet- Instead of doing a sc as normal you will work in the middle of the V part from the previous row and sc, also known as a split single crochet (splsc). This creates a knit style look.
splsc2tog- split single crochet 2 together
mc- main color
13 sts = 4″ (H hook)
12 sts = 4″ (I hook)
- When switching colors, carry along the color strand not in use and crochet over it.
- It helps to keep one color to the back and one color to the front when changing colors so you do not get them tangled.
Row 1: Sc in BLO in 2nd ch from hk and in each st to end, ch 1 (9).
Rows 2-18: Sc in BLO in each st across, ch 1 (9).
At the end of row 18 do not ch 1. Fold the cuff in half and sl st together through both loops and ch 1 at the top. Sc evenly 25 sts around (they will be close together).
***you will now be working in the round, place stitch marker at the end of each row if you need to***
Body of mitten:
Row 1: Sc in next 11 sts, 2 sc in next, sc next 2 sts, 2 sc in next, sc next 10 sts (27).
Row 2: Splsc in next 12 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 11 sts (29).
Row 3: Splsc in next 13 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 12 sts (31).
Row 4: Splsc in next 14 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 13 sts (33).
Row 5: Splsc in next 15 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 14 sts (35).
Row 6: Splsc in next 16 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 15 sts (37).
Row 7: Splsc in next 17 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 16 sts (39).
Row 8: Splsc in next 18 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 17 sts (41).
Row 9: Splsc in next 19 sts, 2 splsc in next, 2 splsc in next 2 sts, 2 splsc in next, splsc next 18 sts (43).
Row 10: Splsc in next 12 sts, insert hk in next splsc and skip 12 sts (for thumb), insert hk in the next splsc and sc. Splsc last 19 sts (31).
Rows 11-12: Splsc around (31).
Row 13: With new color splsc next st, with back to mc and splsc next st, continue to switch colors back and fourth in each st around.
Rows 14-15: With mc, splsc around.
Rows 16-27: Repeat rows 13-15.
Row 28: Repeat row 13.
Row 29: With mc *splsc2tog, splsc next 2 sts,* repeat from * around.
Row 30: *Splsc2tog, splsc next st,* repeat from * around.
Row 31: Splsc2tog around. Fasten off leaving a long tail. With blunt needle weave in and out at the top of the mitten to secure it closed and fasten off and weave in end on the inside (turn mitten inside out).
Pick up a stitch where you connected the stitches in row 10 and skipped 12 sts for the thumb.
Rows 1-9: Splsc in each st around (12).
Row 10: Splsc2tog around (6).
Row 11: Splsc2tog around (3). Fasten off leaving a tail to weave in and out in the end of the thumb with blunt needle. Fasten off and weave in end on the inside of the thumb (turn thumb inside out).
Repeat instructions with the other mitten and you are done! Great job!
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