Free Baby Crochet Pattern for a Pair of Mitts.
Here is the crochet mitt pattern to go with the pom pom beanie that was published a while back. I designed these to prevent the little guy from scratching up his adorable face. And I have to admit, they work well once you sew an elastic in on the inside to keep them on secure.
And the best part about these scratch mitts is that they not only help to protect your little ones’ face, but they are also nice and cozy for going outside in the cold.
Crochet Pattern Information:
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: Red Heart Baby Hugs – Light #3 – 100% acrylic – 4.5 oz / 127g ball – 2 colors: (CA) Dolphin, (CB) Bluie
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
Other: 3-4.5″ Soft Elastic
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 2.5″ across the body and 4″ top to bottom.
CA = Color A
CB = Color B
Blhdc = Back Loop Half Double Crochet
Blhdc2tog = Back Loop Half Double Crochet 2 Together
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Blsc2tog = Back Loop Single Crochet 2 Together
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Sc = Single Crochet
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Join each round in both loops of first stitch made in the round.
Join new color to previous color after the round is joined. Or, fasten off after color change and start new color with a standing crochet stitch.
Carry unused yarn up at each round.
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Row 1: With CA, ch 9, sc in second ch from hook and in next 7 chs. Turn. (8 sts)
Rows 2-16: Ch 1, blsc in each st across. Turn. (8 sts) Continue with this row until you have reached a desired circumference.
Ch 1 and join the ribbing rows by slip stitching the last row to the free loops of starting chs.
Working in the Round
Rnd 1: Continue with CA, ch 1, sc 20 sts evenly around; join with sl st to first sc. (20 sts) Do Not Turn, but begin working in rnds.
Rnd 2: With CA, ch 1, blhdc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first blhdc. [20 sts]
Rnd 3: With CB, ch 1, blsc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first blsc. [20 sts]
Rnds 4-7: Rep Rnds 2 and 3.
Rnd 8: With CA, ch 1, blhdc2tog around; join with sl st in first blhdc2tog. [10 sts]
Rnd 9: With CB, ch 1, blsc2tog around; join with sl st in first blsc2tog. [5 sts] Fasten Off.
Fasten Off CB leaving a 10″ tail for weaving in through Rnd 9 and closing off the mitt.
Sew a small piece of elastic on the inside of ribbing next to Rnd 1 to help the gloves stay put. Adjust the length of the elastic as needed for your baby making sure it doesn’t cut off circulation.
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