Kenai Mittens

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The Kenai Mittens are worked from the cuff with rows of back loop, single crochet stitches. Enjoy warmth, comfort and durability without the bulkiness by whipping up these cozy mittens. Alternating rows of wave and chevron stitches mimic the Kenai Mountains to capture a subtle nod to one of nature’s most beautiful creations.

Skill Level: Easy   

Sizes: Small/Medium (Large/Extra Large) to fit 7 (8¾)” hand circumference

Gauge: 10 dc and 6 rnds dc = 2” (Small/Medium); 9 dc and 5 rnds = 2” (Large/Extra Large)

Materials

Yarn: Tahki Yarns Alden (50% Fine Merino Wool, 25% Superfine Alpaca, 25% Acrylic; 250 yards [229 meters]/50 grams): #10 Marine Blue (MC, 1 skein), #04 Copper (CC, 1 skein)

Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm) and US size E/4 (3.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge for sizes Small/Medium; US size F/5 (3.75 mm) and G/6 (4 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge for size Large/Extra Large

Notions: Tapestry needle, removable stitch markers

Abbreviations

beg – beginning

blo – back loop only

CC – Complimentary Color

ch – chain

Cont – Continue

dec’d decrease(ed)

dc – double crochet

fpdc – front post double crochet

hdc – half double crochet

MC – Main Color

rem – remaining

rep repeat

sc – single crochet

sc2tog – Single crochet two sts together

sc3tog – Single crochet three sts together

sk skip

sl slip

sp – space

st(s) – stitch(es)

tr – treble crochet

tr3tog – Treble crochet three sts together

Pattern Notes

Mitten is worked from bottom cuff to tip of fingers. The thumb is worked separate once the hand is completed by attaching to the ch 6 and 6 dc opening. Move stitch marker up as each round is completed.

When changing colors, do not fasten off. Drop the color to the back of the working round and begin to work with the next color.

Pattern

Cuff Band

Note: Use size E hook for size Small/Medium and size G hook for size Large/Extra Large, working in rows.

With MC, ch 10.

Row 1: Sc into back bump of 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (9 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work in blo, sc in each st across. (9 sc)

Row 3-42: Rep Row 2.

Row 43: Join Row 42 to the beg ch by working sl st into blo of 9 ch across, do not fasten off. (9 sc)

Hand

Note: Use size D hook for size Small/Medium and size F hook for size Large/ Extra Large, working in rounds.

Rnd 1: With MC, ch 1, work 42 sc evenly around upper edge of cuff, place stitch marker in last st.

Rnd 2: Sk ch 1, dc in each st around to marker. (42 dc)

Rnd 3: Dc in first st, *fpdc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around to marker. (21 dc, 21 fpdc)

Rnd 4: Drop MC, with CC sc in each st around to marker. (42 sc)

Rnd 5: Sc in each st around to marker.

Rnd 6: *Sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, 3 tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st; rep from * around to marker. (63 sts, 7 large waves)

Rnd 7: Drop CC, with MC *sc3tog in next 3 sts, sc in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around to marker. (56 sts, 7 small waves)

Rnd 8: Cont working with MC, rep Rnd 7 in patt.

Rnd 9: Drop MC, with CC rep Rnd 7 in patt.

Rnd 10: *Work tr3tog over next 3 sts, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * around to marker. (42 sts, 7 chevrons)

Rnd 11: Drop CC, with MC, rep Rnd 5 in patt. (42 sc)

Rnd 12: Cont working with MC, rep Rnd 5 in patt.

Rnd 13: Cont working with MC, rep Rnd 6 in patt. (63 sts, 7 large waves)

Rnd 14: Drop MC, with CC rep Rnd 7 in patt. (56 sts, 7 small waves)

Rnd 15: Cont with CC, rep Rnd 10 in patt. (42 sts 7 chevrons)

Rnd 16: Drop CC, with MC rep Rnd 11 in patt. (42 sc)

Rnd 17:  Dc in each st around to marker. (42 dc)

Rnd 18: Dc in next 3 sts, *fpdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around to marker. (21 dc, 21 fpdc)

Rnd 19: Drop MC, with CC ch 6, sk next 6 sts, (thumb opening), *fpdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around to marker. (18 dc, 18 fpdc, ch 6)

Rnd 20: Work 6 dc in ch-6 sp, *fpdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * around to marker. (24 dc, 18 fpdc)

Rnd 21: Drop CC, with MC rep Rnd 5 in patt. (42 sc)

Rnd 22: Cont working with MC, rep Rnd 5 in patt.

Rnd 23: Cont working with MC, rep Rnd 6 in patt. (63 sts, 7 large waves)

Rnd 24: Drop MC, with CC rep Rnd 7 in patt. (56 sts, 7 small waves)

Rnd 25: Cont with CC, rep Rnd 7 in patt.

Rnd 26: Drop CC, with MC rep Rnd 10 in patt. (42 sts, 7 chevrons)

Rnd 27: Drop MC, with CC rep Rnd 5 in patt. (42 sc)

Rnd 28: Cont with CC, rep Rnd 5 in patt.

Rnd 29: Cont with CC, rep Rnd 6 in patt. (63 sts, 7 large waves)

Rnd 30: Drop CC, with MC rep Rnd 7 in patt. (56 sts, 7 small waves)

Rnd 31: Cont working with MC, rep Rnd 7 in patt.

Rnd 32: Drop MC, with CC rep Rnd 10 in patt. (42 sts, 7 chevrons)

Rnd 33-34: Cont with CC, rep Rnd 5 in patt. (42 sc)

Drop CC and fasten off.

Rnd 35: With MC, *sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next 19 sts; rep from * once more to marker. (40 sc)

Rnd 36: Cont working with MC, *sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next 18 sts; rep from * once more to marker. (38 sc)

Rnd 37: *Dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in each of next 17 sts; rep from * once more to marker. (36 dc)

Rnd 38: Dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, *fpdc in next 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * once more, fpdc in next 3 sts, dc2tog in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in next 3 sts, dc in last 4 st in rnd to marker. (34 dc)

Rnd 39: *Sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next 7 sts; rep from * twice more, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in last 5 sts to marker. (30 sc)

Rnd 40: *Sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts; rep from * twice more, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in last 7 sts to marker. (26 sc)

Rnd 41: *Sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next 4 sts; rep from * twice more, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in last 6 sts to marker. (22 sc)

Rnd 42: *Sc2tog in next 2 sts; rep from * around to marker. (11 sc)

Fasten off, leaving an 8” tail.

With tapestry needle, weave into rem sts and pull taut to close the opening at finger end of mitten.

Weave in rem tail.

Thumb

Rnd 1: Attach CC any dc at thumb opening with sl st, ch 1, work 20 sc evenly around to ch 1, place marker in last st.  

Rnds 2-7: Cont with CC, sk ch 1, sc in each st around to marker. (20 sc)

Drop CC and fasten off.

Rnds 8-9: With MC, rep Rnd 2 in patt.

Rnd 10: *Sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * around to marker. (15 sc)

Rnds 11-16: Sc in each st around to marker. (15 sc)

Rnd 17: *Sc2tog in next 2 sts; rep from * around, sc in last st at marker. (8 sc)

Rnd 18: *Sc2tog in next 2 sts; rep from * around to marker. (4 sc)

Fasten off leaving a 6” tail.

With tapestry needle, weave into rem sts and pull taut to close the opening at finger end of mitten. Weave in rem tail.

Finishing

Weave in any loose end.

Steam block for final shaping.

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