Hello everyone! This week I am going to share with you a pattern for crochet baby mittens made in two shades of yellow yarn and a little pom-pom. The yarn for this project was sent to me by lovely people at LoveCrochet.com.
Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn is a blend of 45% acrylic and 55% nylon which makes it super soft, lightweight and elastic. The yarn does not shed and is machine washable. It is available in 25 shades which is a bit less than Paintbox Cotton DK or Paintbox Cotton Aran but still more than enough to cover all your favorite crochet projects.
Creating this crochet pattern for baby mittens was super fun and I am even thinking of making a tutorial for cute baby scarf very similar to these baby mittens. Let me know if you would be interested.
For now, jump to the main part of this post where you will find the video tutorial and written instructions for baby mittens and if there is any yarn left when you are done, see the pattern for crochet beanie (here!) with a pom-pom to create a cute winter combo.
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- YARN: For this pattern, I was using 45% acrylic and 55% nylon Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn. It is super soft and great for any crochet or knit baby items. Each ball weighs around 50g (1.75 oz) which is more than enough to make both mittens. I was using two colors of Paintbox Yarns Baby DK yarn for this pattern, two shades of yellow; Buttercup Yellow (722) and Banana Cream (720). (HERE!)
- CROCHET HOOK: I was using 4.0 mm or G/6 aluminum crochet hook with a simple plastic handle. (HERE!)
- OTHER: And of course a yarn needle (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!) and a pair of scissors (HERE!).
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- ch – chain (VIDEO)
- sc – single crochet (VIDEO)
- hdc – half double crochet (VIDEO)
- hd2tog – join two sts together with half double crochet two together
- ss – slip stitch
- C1 yarn – dark shade of yellow (Buttercup Yellow – 722)
- C2 yarn – light shade of yellow (Banana Cream – 720)
- BLO – work into back loops only
- This pattern is written in two sizes: 0 – 6 months (below!) and 6 – 12 months (soon).
- GAUGE: 9 sts and7 rows in HDC measure 5 x 5 cm or 2 x 2 in.
- Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch of the row/round.
- How to read a pattern:
- If the number is written before the stitch 3 hdc work 3 hdc into the same stitch. If the number is written after the stitch hdc 3, work hdc into next 3 stitches.
- Repeat what is written in the () as many times as it’s written right after the (). For an example: Repeat (2 hdc, hdc 1) 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.
- The chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
- The slip stitch is just a joining stitch and does not count as a stitch in my patterns.
- Skill level: Easy
INSTRUCTIONS – CROCHET BABY MITTENS
Take a yarn in C1 and make a slip knot. Insert the hook into the loop and create a foundation chain of 9. From now on, work in rows. At the end of each row turn and start with a new one.
Row 1: Work 1 sc into each of next 8 chains. Ch 1. = 8 sts.
Row 2 – 24: Work into BLO. 1 sc into each st across. Ch 1. = 8 sts.
Hold both ends of ribbing together. Work 8 ss st through both ends of the ribbing at the same time. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Take a yarn in C2 and make and join the yarn with ch 1. The main part is made in rounds. Do not turn after each round. Join each round with a ss, which is just a joining st and does not count as a stitch in the pattern.
Round 1: Start in the same stitch and work 1 hdc into each row from the ribbing all the way around. = 24 sts.
Round 2 – 8: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of next 24 sts. = 24 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off. Take a small amount of yarn in C1 and join the yarn with ch 1. Start in the same.
Round 9: Work 1 hdc into each of next 24 sts. = 24 sts.
Round 10: Ch 1. Repeat hdc2tog 12 times. = 12 sts.
Round 11: Ch 1. Work 1 hdc into each of next 12 sts. = 12 sts.
Round 12: Ch 1. Repeat hdc2tog 6 times. = 6 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing.
Turn the mitten inside out. Now take the crochet hook and pull the yarn tail through the hole on the top of the mitten. Take a yarn needle and close the hole with a few simple stitches joining all loops from round 12 together. Secure the yarn tail between the stitches.
Take a small amount of both shades of yellow yarn and start wrapping them around two of your fingers. Cut the yarn.
Take one around 20 cm (8 inches) long strand of the yarn and tie it around the middle of the pom pom. Make a nice and firm knot.
Now take a pair of scissors and start cutting the yarn. Cut all the yarn ends that are too long and make a nice and round pom-pom ball. Now attach the pom-pom to the mitten.
Repeat all the steps for the second mitten and you are done!