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'Hearts on a String' Mittens
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: 40523-C You won't lose your heart on Valentine's Day with his-and-hers Homespun "Hearts on a String" Mittens. This pattern is also available in a knitted version.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Medium, Large
Woman (Man) Circumference 7 1/2 (9) inches [18.5 (23) cm] Length 10 1/2 (11 1/4) inches [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.



790-367 Homespun Yarn: Covered Bridge Red

Heathered Solid Old-barn red

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Note: (A)

790-343 Homespun Yarn: Romanesque DISCONTINUED 'Painterly' color Light stone-gray and slate with hints of dusty mauve.
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Estimated Price: $ 6.99
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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Additional Materials
Alternate color choice (Man's Version) 1 skein each of Covered Bridge Red (A) and Edwardian (B)
11 sc + 12 rows = 4 inches [10 cm]. 14 sts + 4 ridges = 4 inches [10 cm] in rib pattern. 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.

sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.



Cuff Ribbing

With A, ch 11.

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 10 sts.

Row 2 Ch 1, sc through the back loop in each sc across; turn.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 7 1/4 (9)" [19 (23) cm], slightly stretched.

Slip st short ends together to form Cuff; do not fasten off.

Reverse Cuff so seam is on inside.


Rnd 1 Ch 1, working in sides of rib rows, work 20 (25) sc evenly spaced around; join with slip st in first sc.

Rnd 2 Ch 1, sc in each sc around, do not join.

Continue to work in rnds of sc, working in a spiral, marking first st of each rnd, moving marker up as work progresses, until Mitten measures 4 (4 1/4) inches [10 (11.5) cm] from beginning.

Thumb Opening

Next Rnd Remove marker and ch 4 (5), skip first 4 (5) sc, sc in next sc and in remaining sc around - 20 (25) sts.

Next Rnd Replacing marker in first st, sc in each ch and sc around - 20 (25) sc.


Continue to work in a spiral until Mitten measures 9 (10) inches [23 (25.5) cm] from beginning.


Dec Rnd 1 *Sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * around - 16 (20) sts.

Dec Rnd 2 *Sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * around - 12 (15) sts.

Man's Size only Work 1 rnd even in sc.

Dec Rnd 3 *Sc in next sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * around - 8 (10) sts.

Dec Rnd 4 *Sc2tog in next 2 sts; repeat from * around - 4 (5) sts.

Fasten off, leaving a 24 inches [61 cm] tail.

Using large-eyed, blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts; pull tightly and secure.


Join A to any st in Thumb Opening and work 10 (12) sc around.

Continue to work in spiral until Thumb measures 3 (3 1/4) inches [7.5 (9) cm] or desired length.

Using large-eyed, blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts; pull tightly and secure.


With B, make chain approximately 7 1/4 (8) inches [19 (20.5) cm] long; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.

Fasten off.

Position trim in the shape of a heart on back of Mitten and sew in place.


Cut 2 strands of B, each 8 (9) yards [7.5 (8.25) m] long; fold in half.

Secure folded ends around door knob.

Twist other end until taut and yarn begins to kink.

Release end from door knob.

Bring ends together and let cord twist on itself, smoothing to even the twist.

Knot ends.

Attach ends to inside cuff seam of each Mitten.

ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together

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