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This free crochet pattern is called Smitten Mitten and is specifically designed right before Valentine’s Day. You can now finally hold hands with your loved one while it is cold outside.
The Smitten Mitten looks similar to a beanie or hat but has two openings for hands to be inserted so they can hold hands and keep each other and the outside of their hands warm in the cold weather.
I really love how cute the Smitten Mitten is. And do you see the hearts in the front that provide some extra love and texture to it? So cute.
There are three hearts on the Smitten Mitten, going from a large to a very small heart which are made with the surface crochet for which I have a video for to teach you how I created it.
For the Smitten Mitten, I used one of my favorite yarns: Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Everyday Collection yarn. It is just so soft and easy to work with. I just love it.
And if you look at all my pictures, you can also see that the Smitten Mitten is also ideal for just one person to warm their hands.
My thoughts go right away to New Year’s Eve in New York City and how everyone wants to keep warm while waiting for the Ball drop. I have been there. It was so cold. These Smitten Mittens for sure would have helped me during that time if I would have had some back then.
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Because so many of you always would like my patterns as a pdf, I also created the Smitten Mitten pattern as a pdf that has all the photos added after the actual pattern. That way you do not have to print out the pictures unless you really want to. I also included an extra template for the hearts that I did not include in the free version.
Now before I tell you more and more about this awesome pattern, let me now tell you what you will need for this pattern and how to create it.
How to crochet the Smitten Mitten
Stitches used (US terms):
Click HERE to learn these basic stitches
- sl st = slip stitch
- dc = double crochet
- ch = chain
- surface crochet
3 dc x 2 rows = 1 square inch
8.25 (diameter) x 9.25 (height) inches
Starting with the yarn color grey heather and a 5.0mm hook
Round 1: Make a magic ring and place 12 dc’s inside, pull yarn end to close the hole, sl st to the first st (12 sts)
Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc’s into each stitch all around, sl st to the first st (24 sts)
Round 3: Ch 2, *1 dc, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (36 sts)
Round 4: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 2 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (48 sts)
Round 5: Ch 2, *1 dc in the next 3 sts, 2 dc’s in the next st, repeat from * all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
Round 6 – 15: Ch 2, 1 dc in each st all around, sl st to the first st (60 sts)
Now fasten off the grey heather yarn and attach the aubergine yarn close to the last slip stitch so you have a smooth transition.
Furthermore, change the hook size from 5.0mm to a 4.0mm hook. You will now split up your last round into two parts with 30 stitches each.
Row 1: Attach the yarn with a slip knot, Ch 9, 1 sc into each ch starting from the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st to the next aubergine colored st (towards the left if you are right-handed) (8 sts)
Row 2: Sl st to the next aubergine colored st (to start the next row), now ignore and skip the just created 2 slip stitches, 1 sc in the blo into each st, ch 1, turn
Row 3: 1 sc in the blo into each st, sl st to the next aubergine colored st
Row 4 – 30: repeat rows 2 and 3
Once finished all around, flip the mitten inside out and slip stitch the beginning and the end of the just created small brim together. Fasten off and weave in the ends.
Now you will need to redo the same small ripped brim for the other 30 sts. Start close to the same last slip stitch from Round 15.
Repeat rows 1 – 30.
If you see a gap between the two brimmed holes, just use a tapestry needle and some aubergine yarn and sew it shut from the inside of the smitten mitten.
How to add the hearts to the Smitten Mitten
I also added some hearts to the smitten mittens, but you do not have to do that if you do not want to add them.
Cute out a heart using some paper in the shape and size you like. I added a template to the pdf, in case you would like my version.
First, cut out a heart in the size you like the outside heart to be and attach the paper heart to the mitten with some pins.
Next, use the aubergine yarn and a 4.0mm hook and crochet around the paper heart using the surface crochet. I let the yarn run from the outside instead of the inside because I wanted the heart to get more texture and dimension.
After you finished the first heart, reattach the aubergine yarn and create a bit smaller heart around the inside of the just created heart.
Finally, make a V – heart on the innermost heart, again, using the surface crochet with the same hook size and yarn color.
Now fasten off and weave in all the ends.
You are now done and ready to use your Smitten Mitten. Isn’t it cute and adorable?
Video Tutorial on how to crochet the hearts using the Surface Crochet to the Smitten Mitten
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