Thursday, 29 August 2013

How To - Crochet Finger-less Mitten Gloves

The colder months will soon be heading our way or maybe you are still enjoying them (^-^) either way I hope you enjoy this quick crochet pattern on how to make some finger-less mittens.


You can watch my video tutorial on how to make these finger-less mittens here:


You will need

  • Some chunky / bulky weight yarn, a couple of balls should do
  • 6.0mm crochet hook
  • Scissors and a yarn needle

To work cluster stitch variation
Yarn over, crochet into next stitch, yarn over and pull through, 3 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through first two loops as if starting a double crochet, yarn over and crochet into same stitch, yarn over and pull through, 4 loops on stitch, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops to complete a cluster stitch.

Round 1
Ch2 (count as stitch), work 23 dc foundation stitches, sl st in top of ch2 to form a loop - (24)

You can watch my video on how to work the double crochet foundation stitch here: https://youtu.be/PskA7r0a6Lc

Rounds 2 - 6
1dc fps around next dc post below and around ea dc post around, make sure to work a dc fps around your 2 chains as well but do this at the end, do not join rounds - (24) Sl st into next stitch at end on round 6.

You can watch my video on how to work the front post stitch here: https://youtu.be/zVeBUZs3aRk

Round 7
Ch2 (count as stitch), work 1 cluster in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (24)

Rounds 8 - 12
Repeat round 7

Round 13
Ch3 (count first 2 chains as 1 st and last ch as 1 st), sk 6 sts (makes thumb hole), 1 cluster in next st and in ea st around, sl st in ch2 of 3 to join. - (19)

Round 14
Ch2 (count as st), 1 cluster in next ch and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (19)

Round 15
Ch2 (count as st), 1 cluster in next st and in ea st around, sl st in top of 2ch to join - (19) Fasten off and tie in all tails.

Repeat rounds for your second finger-less mitten.

And now you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more crochet pattern fun then please pop by my website here: http://www.happyberry.co.uk or join me on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/happyberrycrochet  or even come say hi on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/happyberrycrochet. I'd love to see you!



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Sunday, 4 August 2013

How To - Crochet Tartan Plaid Wash Cloths

I do love designing wash cloths because they give you such a wonderful opportunity to test out new crochet stitches and patterns you haven't used or tried before.



So today I bring you some tartan plaid patterned wash cloths to try! Why not make some in traditional family colours, maybe sports club colours or just baby fresh colours. The choices are endless and they make such fantastic gifts for that special someone.

You can watch my video tutorial on how to make these wash cloths here. Written pattern is below (^-^)


You will need;
  • DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in white (of course you don't have to use white but white here is the base colour)
  • DK/Light worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in two alternate colours
  • 3.0mm crochet hook or similar
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Finished item using suggested materials makes a 11" x 10.5" wash cloth approx.

For adjusting size, work to units of 8 + 1 (+2 for chaining)

W = white
AC1 = alternate colour 1
AC2 = alternate colour 2

Row 1
Using W, ch67

Row 2
1dc in 4th chain from hook, 1dc in next st, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * until last 6 sts, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in last 3 sts - (65)

Row 3
Ch3 (count as dc here and throughout), 1dc in next 2 sts, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * until last 6 sts, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in top of chains - (65)

Row 4
Ch3 (count as dc here and throughout), 1dc in next 2 sts, *ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, 1dc in next 4 sts* repeat from * to * until last 6 sts, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next st, ch1, sk1, 1dc in next 2 sts, 1dc in top of 3ch joining AC1 in last part of dc st (so start your last dc as normal but when yarning over to finish your dc, crocheting through the last 2 loops, join your new colour instead of using the white) - (65)

Row 5
Repeat row 4 but join AC2 in last part of dc st - (65)

Row 6
Repeat row 4 but join W in last part of dc st - (65)

Rows 7 - 9
Repeat row 4 but join AC1 in last part of dc st on row 9 - (65)

Row 10
Repeat row 5

Row 11
Repeat row 6

Row 12 - 31
Repeat rows 7 - 11 until you have 6 sets of 3 rows of white and 2 rows of alternate colours.

Rows 32 - 34
Repeat row 4 but do not join new colour on last row, instead fasten off and tie in all tails.

Ok! So now for the fun part.

Row 1
  • Using AC2 join your yarn in your first skipped chain on your foundation chain row
  • Put your hook through the chain space above and hook your yarn through from the back
  • Work a slip stitch through the loop on your hook
  • Repeat this up your wash cloth, putting your hook through each chain space up and hooking your yarn through from the back and slip stitching as you go.
  • When at the top finish by placing your hook through the ch1 on your last row and pulling your yarn through from the back again, slip stitch through the loop on your hook to finish
  • Fasten off.
  • (NOTE* Do not slip stitch into the skipped chains between the first and last skipped chain and ch1, you just need to work through the chain spaces. See video if unsure. Also make sure not to crochet your slip stitches too tightly as your work may scrunch up, so after each slip stitch pull your yarn up slightly to meet the next chain space.)

Row 2
Using AC1 join your yarn in your second skipped chain along your foundation chain row, repeat row 1 above to complete your second plaid row.

Rows 3 - 16
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for each skipped stitch chain spaces in your work, working up in the opposite direction of your main wash cloth rows. Make sure to start row 3 in AC2 and row 4 will be in AC1 etc etc.

Finishing
Tie in all your tails and enjoy!



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© HappyBerry This pattern can not be reproduced in any way without credit given to HappyBerry. This includes copying and pasting into another blog or website, and filming the pattern for use on YouTube. You can however print it off for personal use or for use in a crochet group. Thank you.