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This is a free crochet mitten pattern using apache tears stitch combination. Keep your hands warm with these stunning crochet mittens.
This is Part 3 of the Apache Tears Winter Accessories Crochet Along. I have seen so many Apache Tears Hats and Apache Tears Scarves being posted at pictures in my Facebook group, it just makes me so happy.
This last part of the Crochet Along, before I publish the bonus patterns, is all about the Apache Tears Crochet Mittens. The 2 bonus patterns will be published in a few days.
These Crochet Mittens are so cozy and light, and of course very elegant looking. Now that you have the hat and the scarf done, the mittens are the last piece to the whole assemble.
Does it look great? Here you can see me wearing all of them together.
Table of contents
This Crochet Along as you can properly tell already from the name, is all about the Apache Tears stitch.
I created a very thorough tutorial with many photos and 2 videos for this stitch. You will need this tutorial if you have never made it before.
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Apache Tears Crochet Mittens Details
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Now, let’s get started with the Apache Tears Crochet Mittens. I mentioned below how you can adjust the pattern to make it work for you.
Materials for Apache Tears Crochet Mittens:
- Knit Picks Brava yarn
- 5.0mm hook
- tapestry needle
Stitches used, in US terms:
- sc = single crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- sc in BLO = single crochet in back loop only
- Apache Tears (1 sc in BLO in 4 stitches, 1 tr 3 rows/rounds down into the front loop that was skipped), click HERE for the full video and photo tutorial
Mittens: 9 x 4.5 in
4 sc x 3 rows = 1 square inch
Apache Tears Crochet Mittens Instructions:
BE SURE TO SEE MY APACHE TEARS STITCH TUTORIAL, IF YOU HAVE NEVER MADE IT BEFORE. YOU CAN FIND IT HERE!
All starting chains are not counted and the first stitch of every round or row goes into the same stitch as the starting chain.
MAKE 2 Mittens!
The Ribbing of the apache tears crochet mittens needs to be according to the wrist size.
Basically, you measure the wrist circumference and therefore know how long the ribbing needs to be.
So, the amount of rows depends on the wrist circumference measurement. Below you will see the pattern for an adult medium sized hand.
Start with the yarn color Dublin.
Row 1: Ch 8, 1 sc in each ch, ch 1, turn (7 sts)
Row 2-25: 1 sc in the BLO in each st, ch 1, turn
After row 25, fold the ribbing in half and slip stitch the ends together to make a circle, then do NOT cut the yarn! Flip the ribbing over so the slip stitches point inwards.
The Apache Tears stitch can be used for any number of multiples, but I used a multiple of 5 throughout.
When going all the way around the ribbing to add single crochets, the stitch count needs to be a number that is divisible by 5.
The stitch count below is only mentioned for the number of stitches I used. Again, my pattern is made according to a hand of an average woman.
Round 1: ch 1, place 35 single crochets equally all around the top of the ribbing (around the circle), sl st to the first st
Round 2 – 3: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in every st, sl st to the first st
Change color to Red
Round 4: ch 1, *1 sc in the BLO in the first 4 stitches, then crochet 1 tr down 3 rounds into the skipped front loop, skip 1 stitch (behind the tr) and repeat from * all around, then sl st to the first st
Round 5: ch 1, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st
Round 6: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 3 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st
Change color to White
Round 7: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 2 stitches which are 2 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st
Round 8: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 3 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, until the last 3 stitches which are 3 sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st
Round 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 4 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the first st
Now you will start adding the thumb opening. You will not add the thumb until you are done with the rest of the mitten.
Change color to Dublin
Round 10: ch 6 (ch 1 is the turning chain, plus 5 chains for skipped stitches), sk 5 sts, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, sl st to the 2nd ch
Round 11: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 5 chains plus the next st (6 sc’s), *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 3 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st
Round 12: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 7 sts, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 4 sc in the BLO, repeat from *, the last 2 stitches are sc’s in the BLO, sl st to the first st
Change color to Red
Round 13: repeat Round 8
Round 14: repeat Round 9
Round 15: repeat Round 5
Change color to White
Round 16: repeat Round 6
Round 17: repeat Round 7
Round 18: repeat Round 8
Change color to Dublin
Round 19: repeat Round 9
Round 20: repeat Round 5
Round 21: repeat Round 6
Now we will do 3 rounds of decreases, by eliminating sc’s between the tr’s.
Round 22: ch 1, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 stitches, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the BLO in the next 2 sts, repeat from *, until the last 2 stitches which is 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, sl st to the first st
Now you have 3 sc’s between the tr’s instead of 4.
Round 23: ch 1, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts ,1 sc in the BLO in the next stitch, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, 1 sc in the BLO in the next st, repeat from * last stitch is a tr, sl st to the first st
Now you have 2 sc’s between the tr’s instead of 3.
Round 24: Ch 1, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, *1 tr 3 rounds down, sk 1 st, 1 sc dec in the BLO in the next 2 sts, repeat from *, sl st to the first st
Now you have 1 sc between the tr’s instead of 2.
Change the color to White
Round 25: ch 1, *1 sc, 1 tr 3 rounds down, repeat from *, sl st to the first st
Round 26: ch 1, *1 tr 3 rounds down, 1 sc, repeat from *, sl st to the first st
Round 27: ch 1, *1 sc, 1 tr 3 rounds down, repeat from *, sl st to the first st
Fasten off, flip the apache tears crochet mittens inside out and wip stitch across the opening, make sure to think about how to hold it and sew the opening shut.
But remember where the thumb will be, so lay it flat first and have the thumb opening on the left or right, so everything is straight.
You can also sew it up after adding the thumb, like I did.
Adding the thumb:
Using the yarn color Dublin, make a slip knit and attach the yarn to on of the corners of the circle (where the ch started or ended when making the opening).
No slip stitches will be made until the end, as these are continuing rounds! Be sure to use a stitch marker.
Round 1: ch 1, make 12 sc’s all around the opening (5 on the top and bottom each and 1 in each corner)
Round 2-9: 1 sc in each st
Round 10: 1 sc dec all around (6 sts at the end). Fasten off
Flip the apache tears crochet mittens inside out and sew the thumb opening closed and weave in all the ends.
Now you are done.
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