#85 – YULETIDE Mittens

I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season spent with loved ones! I didn’t quite make most of my deadlines for homemade Christmas gifts, but these quick little mittens did make the cut.

  • 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft ā€” a worsted (4) weight yarn (above: Red)
  • Size H (5.00 mm) hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies
(abbreviations: SC = single crochet; HDC = half-double crochet; HHDC = herringbone half-double crochet; INC = two herringbone half-double crochet into a single stitch)

  1. Work this entire pattern while holding two strands of yarn. Chain-eight. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, HDC in each stitch across the row. (7 stitches)
  2. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, work in the back loop* only and HDC in each stitch across the row. (7 stitches)
  3. Repeat step 2 twenty-two more times. (7 stitches)
  4. Chain-one and turn so that you are working along the long side of the ribbed cuff. SC twenty-four times, with one stitch for each row of the ribbing. (24 stitches)
  5. Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, HHDC in each stitch to the end of the row. (24 stitches)
  6. Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the THIRD stitch from the hook, HHDC in each stitch to the end of the row. Your last stitch will be worked into the chain of the previous row. (25 stitches)
  7. Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the THIRD stitch from the hook, HHDC in each stitch to the end of the row. (26 stitches)
  8. Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the THIRD stitch from the hook, HHDC in each stitch to the end of the row. (27 stitches)
  9. Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the THIRD stitch from the hook, HHDC in each stitch to the end of the row. (28 stitches)
    Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the THIRD stitch from the hook, HHDC in each stitch to the end of the row. (29 stitches)
    Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twelve more HHDC. Do an INC in each of the next three stitches. Do thirteen HHDC to reach the end of the row. (32 stitches)
    Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twelve more HHDC. *Do an INC in the next stitch, followed by an HHDC.* Repeat from * to * two more times. Do thirteen HHDC to reach the end of the row. (35 stitches)
    Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twelve more HHDC. *Do an INC in the next stitch, followed by an HHDC in each of the next two stitches.* Repeat from * to * two more times. Do thirteen HHDC to reach the end of the row. (38 stitches)
    Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twelve more HHDC. Chain-one while skipping twelve stitches. This creates the thumb hole. Do thirteen HHDC to reach the end of the row. (27 stitches)
    Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twenty-six more HHDC. (27 stitches)
    Repeat step 15 six more times. (27 stitches
  10. Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twenty-five more HHDC. (26 stitches)
  11. Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twenty-four more HHDC. (25 stitches)
    Chain-two, with this chain counting as one of the stitches of this row. Starting in the FOURTH stitch from the hook, do twenty-three more HHDC. (24 stitches)
  12. Cut the yarn and leave a long tail for weaving the sides of the mitten together.
  13. Using the magic circle technique, start with four SC. (4 stitches)
  14. *HHDC in the first stitch. INC in the next.* Repeat from * to *. (6 stitches)
  15. INC in each stitch around the circle. (12 stitches)
  16. HHDC in each stitch around the circle. (12 stitches)
  17. Repeat step 24 three more times.
  18. Attach the thumb cylinder firmly to the twelve stitches that were skipped in step 14.
  19. Repeat steps 1 to 26 for the other mitten.

*I chose to work in the back loop rather than the third loop. With the alternating directions, the back loop creates the ridge without turning it into little ‘v’ lines, but each to their own! I find that the back loop gives more height to each row, so you need fewer rows to accomplish the cuff as well.

I was actually asked to make these as part of a Secret Santa exchange that my class did, and seeing the how much my classmate enjoyed this gift was so heart warming!

I will warn that I barely had enough yarn to finish these mittens with one skein, so it might be smart to have some extra handy. This bright red colour was absolutely perfect for the holidays though!

Until next time, happy crafting!

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies ā€“ please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and Iā€™d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding!

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