Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Team USA Mittens
Lion Brand® Heartland
Pattern Number: L32398 Cheer on your favorite sport while wearing these Americana-inspired mittens made with Heartland yarn. Click here for the matching hat pictured in the photo.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Child (Multiple Sizes), Small, Medium
Child 24 months, (Child 3-7, Adult Medium, Adult Large) Finished Circumference: 5 1/4 (7, 9, 8 1/4) in. (13.5 (18, 23, 25.5) cm) Finished Length: 6 (8 1/4, 10 1/4, 11 1/2) in. (15 (21, 26, 29) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

136-109 Heartland Yarn: Olympic

Blend of deep blue shades.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 6.49
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1
Note: (A)

136-098 Heartland Yarn: Acadia

Ivory and cream shades.


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Note: (B)

136-113 Heartland Yarn: Redwood

True and deep red blend.


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 1, 1, 1
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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GAUGE:
12 sc + 12 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with larger hook. 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:
sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.


INSTRUCTIONS



MITTENS (make 2) Cuff With smaller hook and leaving a long yarn tail for sewing, ch 8 (10, 12, 13).

Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 7 (9, 11, 12) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in back loop of each sc across.

Rep last row 11 (15, 19, 23) more times.

Body Ch 1, turn to work across top of ribbing.

Work 13 (17, 21, 25) sc evenly spaced across.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in next 1 (1, 2, 3) sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 (3, 2, 3) sts; rep from * to last 0 (0, 1, 2) sts, sc in last 0 (0, 1, 2) sts - 16 (21, 27, 30) sts.

Row 1: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row 5 (9, 14, 16) more times.

Top Shaping Child 3-7 and Adult Medium Sizes ONLY Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each of next 7 (10) sts, sc2tog, sc in each of next 8 (11) sts, sc2tog - 18 (24) sts.



All Sizes Next Row: Ch 1, turn, *sc2tog, sc in each of next 4 (5, 8, 11) sts, sc2tog; rep from * once - 12 (14, 20, 26) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.



Adult Large Size ONLY Next Row: Ch 1, turn, (sc2tog, sc in each of next 9 sts, sc2tog) twice - 22 sts.



All Sizes Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog across - 6 (7, 10, 11) sts.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail.



Thumb Note: Thumb is worked in continuous rnds, do not turn at ends of rnds.

With RS facing and larger hook, join yarn with a sl st between 2nd and 3rd rows on one side edge above ribbing.

Ch 1, sc in end of 3rd row and in each of next 3 (5, 6, 7) rows above ribbing.

Working in the opposite direction (towards cuff) across opposite side of Mitten, sc in ends of same 4 (6, 7, 8) rows - 8 (12, 14, 16) sts.

Rnd 1: Sc in next 6 (10, 12, 14) sts, sc2tog - 7 (11, 13, 15) sts.

Rnd 2: Sc in 5 (9, 11, 13) sts, sc2tog - 6 (10, 12, 14) sts.

Work even in sc to 0 (1/2, 1/2, 1/2) in.

(0 (1.5, 1.5, 1.5) cm) before desired length.



Child 3-7, Adult Medium and Adult Large Sizes ONLY Next Rnd: Sc2tog around - 5 (6, 7) sts.

Work 1 more rnd even in sc.



All Sizes Fasten off leaving a long yarn tail.

Thread yarn tail through rem sts around top of thumb and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.

Weave in ends.



FINISHING Embroidery With B and C and following chart, embroider a flag, centered, on back of each Mitten just below cuff.

To embroider, work a cross stitch over each sc.

Thread yarn tail through rem sts around top of Mitten and pull to gather.

Knot to secure.

Using yarn tails, sew sides to complete mitten.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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