Idiot Mittens

Today I finished a pair of mittens for my baby niece.  I’ve never made a clothing item before, but luckily I found a great FREE pattern that was easy to follow.  I did make a few changes, but nothing really significant.

Instead of fastening off after the last row of the cuff, I just chained one, turned the cuff on its side and started the first row of the hand.  I did 1 sc in the first stitch and the next stitch, then *2 sc in the following stitch, 1 sc in the next stitch*, repeating across and ending with 1 sc in each of the last 2 stitches, for a total of 27.

Then I measured my niece from wrist-to-wrist (or tried to, wiggly worm), attached the yarn to one mitten on the thumb side with a single crochet, chained an appropriate amount, anchored the chain to the other mitten on the thumb side with a single crochet, single crocheted in the next stitch on the cuff, then single crocheted back across the chain (in the ‘spine’ on the back of the chain), and ended with a single crochet in the stitch next to the stitch I started my chain in.

Does that make sense?  I’m not sure I explained it that well, lol.

I used an F hook and Caron Perfect Match in Orange, which is a REALLY bright orange.  Like, safety-vest orange.  Traffic-cone orange.  They’ll definitely know which ones are E’s, is what I’m saying.  The funny thing is, is that I showed E two skeins of yarn (she’s 10 months, btw), the orange and Monet by Red Heart, and she immediately reached for the bright orange.  Sold!

 

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