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Holiday Mittens
Lion Brand® Holiday Homespun®
Pattern Number: L0291AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE:
2 years (Child 3-7, Adult Medium, Adult Large) Finished Circumference 5 (6 1/2, 7 1/2, 8) in. (12.5 (16.5, 19, 20.5) cm) around Hand Finished Length 6 (8, 10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (15 (20.5, 26.5, 29) cm), including Ribbing Note: Pattern for Adult size is written for smaller size with changes for larger size in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

791-200 Holiday Homespun Yarn: Starlight

Bright white with metallic gold


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
MATERIALS NOTE Materials are sufficient for 2 pairs of Toddler or Child mittens OR 1 pair of Adult mittens.
GAUGE:
12 dc + 7 rnds = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
dc2tog (dc 2 sts tog) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

NOTES:
1.

Ribbing for wrist edge of Mitten is worked back and forth in rows.

The short ends of Ribbing are crocheted tog to form a tube.

Sts are worked around one edge of the Ribbing, and the Mitten is worked upwards from the Ribbing.
2.

Mitten is worked in joined rounds.

Do not turn rnds.

The beginning ch-2 is not counted as a st.

Always work the first st of a rnd in the first dc, not into the top of the ch-2.
3.

About half way up Mitten, sts are left unworked for thumb opening.

St are worked around this opening, upwards to form thumb.


INSTRUCTIONS



MITTENS (make 2)


2 YEARS ONLY
Ribbing
Ch 5.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 4 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
Rep last row until piece measures 4 1/2 in.

(11.5 cm) from beg.

Fold piece in half with short ends tog.
Joining Row: Working through both thicknesses, sl st across short ends to join last row to first row and form a tube.

Do not fasten off.


Body
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 16 sc evenly spaced around one edge of Ribbing; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in first 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 6 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 18 dc at the end of this rnd.
Thumb Opening
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first 6 dc, ch 2, sk next 5 dc for thumb, dc in last 7 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 13 dc and 1 ch-sp at the end of this rnd.
Hand
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in each dc and ch around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 15 dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 6 and 7: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, dc2tog; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 11 dc at the end of Rnd 7.
Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next dc, dc2tog; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 7 dc at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.

Secure end.
Thumb
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at side of thumb opening.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each skipped dc and sc in each ch of thumb opening; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 7 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc and sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in last dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.

Secure end.



CHILD 3-7 ONLY
Ribbing
Ch 7.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 6 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
Rep last row until piece measures 5 1/2 in.

14 cm) from beg.

Fold piece in half with short ends tog.
Joining Row: Working through both thicknesses, sl st across short ends to join last row to first row and form a tube.

Do not fasten off.



Body
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 18 sc evenly spaced around one edge of Ribbing; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in first 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 7 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 20 dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in last dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 23 dc at the end of this rnd.
Thumb Opening
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in first 8 dc, ch 2, sk next 6 dc for thumb, dc in last 9 dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 17 dc and 1 ch-sp at the end of this rnd.
Hand
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in each dc and ch around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 19 dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 7 and 8: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, dc2tog; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 15 dc at the end of Rnd 8.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 4 dc, dc2tog; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 11 dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next dc, dc2tog; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 7 dc at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.

Secure end.
Thumb
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at side of thumb opening.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each skipped dc and sc in each ch of thumb opening; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 8 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc and sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, (dc2tog) around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 4 sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.

Secure end.



ADULT MEDIUM (ADULT LARGE) ONLY
Ribbing
Ch 9 (10).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 8 (9) sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
Rep last row until piece measures 6 1/2 (8) in.

(16.5 (20.5) cm) from beg.
Fold piece in half with short ends tog.
Joining Row: Working through both thicknesses, sl st across short ends to join last row to first row.

Do not fasten off.



Body
Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 20 (24) sc evenly spaced around one edge of Ribbing; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc in each sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in first 8 (10) dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 8 (10) dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 22 (26) dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in first 9 (11) dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 8 (10) dc, 2 dc in last dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 25 (29) dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 5: Ch 2, dc in first 10 (12) dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last 11 (13) dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 27 (31) dc at the end of this rnd.
Thumb Opening
Rnd 6: Ch 2, dc in first 10 (11) dc, ch 2, sk next 7 (9) dc for thumb, dc in last 10 (11) dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 20 (22) dc and 1 ch-sp at the end of this rnd.
Hand
Rnd 7: Ch 2, dc in each dc and ch around; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 22 (24) dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 8: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, dc2tog; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 20 (22) dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 10: Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in next 8 (9) dc, dc2tog, dc in last 8 (9) dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 18 (20) dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 11-12 (13): Ch 2, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 13 (14): Ch 2, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 (4) dc, (dc2tog) twice, dc in next 3 (4) dc, (dc2tog) twice; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 12 (14) dc at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 14 (15): Ch 2, (dc2tog) around - 6 (7) dc at the end of this rnd.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.
Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.
Secure end.
Thumb
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at side of thumb opening.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each skipped dc and sc in each ch of thumb opening; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 9 (11) sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in each dc and sc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnds 3-4 (5): Ch 2, dc in each dc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 5 (6): Ch 2, (dc2tog) 4 (5) times, dc in last dc; join with sl st in top of beg ch - 5 (6) sts.
Fasten off, leaving a long tail.

Thread tail through sts of last rnd and pull to close opening.

Secure end.



FINISHING
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
psso = pass slipped stitch over
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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