What I love the most about crochet is that you can free form design things. Knitting involves a lot more math and a lot more plotting before you get started.
That’s definitely what you get when working with the pattern that Rhonda Green sent me to use as a free pattern on the site.
With Rhonda’s Fingerless Mitts pattern, you can use any yarn and the hook size that the yarn calls for. The instructions are more of a recipe for what to do to make these mitts.
What You’ll Need:
- One 100g ball of your favorite weight yarn (for our mitts, I used OMG Rushmore, a sport weight yarn)
- One E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook or size suited to yarn
- Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)
Gauge/tension is not important here, since this is a recipe for any weight yarn you choose.
Crochet Techniques You’ll Use:
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- dc2tog – double crochet two together
- sc – single crochet
- sl st – slip stitch
Skill Level: Beginner
Rhonda’s Crochet Fingerless Mitts
Ch 35 or enough to go around your wrist. Join into ring, careful not to twist chain.
- Round 1: Ch 2. Dc in each ch around, sl st into top of beginning of round ch.
- Round 2: Ch 2. Dc in each dc around, sl st into top of beginning of round ch.
Repeat Round 2 to desired length.
- Round 1: Ch 2. 2dc in first 2dcs, dc in every dc around to last 2 sts, 2dc in each of the last 2 sts, sl st into top of beginning of round ch.
- Round 2: Sl st over first two sts. Ch 2. Dc in every dc around until 2 sts before end of previous round, ch 5 (or as many as needed to fit around thumb), sl st into top of beginning of round ch.
- Round 3: Ch 2. Dc in every dc around, dc into each ch from previous round, sl st into top of beginning of round ch.
- Round 4: Ch 2. While making a dc in each dc around, decrease the number sts needed to reach original stitch count evenly across the round using a dc2tog to decrease one stitch, sl st into top of beginning of round ch.
- Round 5: Ch 2. Dc in every dc around, sl st into top of beginning of round ch.
Repeat Round 5 until mitt is the desired height.
Secure and cut yarn. Weave in ends.
Optional Thumb Instructions
You can include as many rounds of sc stitches around your thumb hole if you prefer. Rhonda usually makes them with a long thumb, in mine I made only 2 rounds of sc sts, because that was my preference.
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