Relaxing Mittens

Worked from the fingers to the wrist, these mittens are fun to try on as you make them. The fingers, thumb and cuff are worked in single crochet, and the rest of the hand is worked in a 2-color vertical stripe pattern that is easy to remember and keep things interesting!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Toddler (Small Adult, Large Adult) finished measurements 5¼ (6½, 7½)” / [13.5 (16.5, 19) cm] hand circumference.

Gauge: 18 sts and 18 rnds = 4″ [10 cm] in single crochet; 4 SR = 4¼” [11 cm]; 6 RR = 3½” [9 cm] in Waves Pattern.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Quince & Co. Owl (50% Wool, 50% Alpaca; 120 yards [110 meters]/50 grams): Amethyst (MC), 1 (2, 2) skeins; Barents Sea (CC), 1 skein.

Hook: US size H/8 (5 mm)

Notions: Removable stitch marker; tapestry needle

Abbreviations

ch (chain): Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook (yarn over) and draw it through the loop on the hook to form the first chain. Rep this step as many times as instructed. (The loop on the hook is never included when counting the number of chains)

dc (double crochet): Wrap the yarn around the crochet hook (yarn over) and insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, (yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

RR: Row repeat

sc (single crochet): Insert hook in indicated st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

sk: skip

SR: Stitch pattern repeat

Special Stitches

Crab Stitch (Crab St)

*Insert hook in next st to the right, yo, pull up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook; rep from * in each sc around, sl st in first st to join.

Pattern

Fingers

With MC, loosely ch 6 (7, 8).

Rnd 1: Sc in second ch from hook, work 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 1 (2, 3) ch, work 2 sc in next ch, sc in last ch, rotate to work along the other edge of the foundation chain as follows: sc in first ch, work 2 sc in next ch, sc 1 (2, 3), work 2 sc in next ch, sc in last ch –14 (16, 18) sc. Do NOT join with a slip st at the end of each round. If desired, a marker may be placed in the last st and replaced on each rnd, to easily identify the last st of the rnd.

Rnd 2: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 (4, 5) sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – 18 (20, 22) sc.

Rnd 3: Sc in next 19 (21, 23) sc.

Note, the extra st at the end of the round keeps the beg of rnd at the edge as the mitten lays flat.

Rnd 4: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 (6, 7) sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – 22 (24, 26) sc.

Rnd 5: Sc in next 23 (25, 27).

 

Size 5¼ (-, -)” only

Rnd 6: *Sc in next 6 sc, work 2 sc in next sc; rep from * twice more, sc in next sc – 25 sc.

Continue to Hand.

 

Sizes – (6½, 7½)” only

Rnd 6: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next – (8, 9) sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * once more – – (28, 30) sc.

 

Size – (6½, -)” only

Rnd 7: Sc in next 6 sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc – 30 sc.

Continue to Hand.

 

Size – (-, 7½)” only

Rnd 7: Sc in next 31 sc.

Rnd 8: *Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 10 sc, work 2 in next sc, sc in next 2 sc; rep from * once more – 34 sc.

Rnd 9: Sc in next sc, work 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 32 sc – 35 sc.

Continue to Hand.

Hand

All Sizes

Begin Wave Pattern

Set-up Rnd 1: Change to CC. Sl st in next sc, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *sk 4 sc, work 3 dc in next sc, ch 1; rep from * to last 4 sc, sk 4 sc, work 2 dc in the same sc used for the first sl st of this rnd, change to MC, sl st in top of beg ch-3 to join – 5 (6, 7) SR.

Note: Below the ch-1 sps from Set-up Rnd 1 are 4 sc from the last rnd of sc of the fingers, each set of 3 dc in this rnd is worked in the second sc of those 4 skipped sc.

Set-up Rnd 2: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second sc below the ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second sc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

Note: The beg of Rnd 1 starts by working in the sts below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st.

Rnd 1: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join.

Note: The beg of rnd 2 starts by working in the sts below the ch-1 sp to the left of the joining sl st.

Rnd 2: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

Rep Rnds 1-2 until Hand meas 4 (5¾, 6¾)”/ [10 (14.5, 17) cm] from tip of fingers or desired length of hand to thumb, ending after Rnd 1.

Cont working Left Thumb Gusset for the first mitten and Right Thumb Gusset for the second mitten. Then work Cuff and Thumb the same for both mittens.

Left Thumb Gusset

Rnd 1: With MC, work 2 sc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, work 2 sc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first sc to join.

Rnd 2: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 8 (13, 18) [counts as dc, ch 6 (11, 16)], sk 7 sc, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-sp to join.

Rnd 3: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the first sc below the ch-8 (ch-13, ch-18) sp, [ch 1, work 3 dc in the ch-6 (ch-11, ch-16) sp] 0 (1, 2) times, ch 1, work 3 dc in the last sc below the same ch-sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join – 5 (7, 9) SR.

Rnd 4: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), work 3 dc in the ch-8 (ch-13, ch-18) sp, ch 1, [sk 3 dc, work 3 more dc in the same ch-sp, ch 1] 0 (1, 2) times, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-sp; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-sp to join.

 

Size 5¼ (-, -)” only

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 1 of Hand.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 1 of Hand.

Break CC. Cont working Cuff with MC only.

 

Size – (6½, -)” only

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 1 of Hand.

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

 

Size – (-, 7½)” only

Rnd 5 (Dec): With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

Rnd 6: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 5 sts, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join – 8 SR.

Rnd 7: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, work 3 dc in the sc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

 

Sizes – (6½, 7½)” only

Rnd 8 (Dec): With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join.

Rnd 9: With MC, [sc, ch 2, dc 2] in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next 5 sts, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join – – (6, 7) SR rem.

Rnd 10: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), work 3 dc in the sc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join.

Break CC. Cont working Cuff with MC only.

Right Thumb Gusset

Rnd 1: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp] 0 (0, 2) times, ch 1, work 2 sc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, work 2 sc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first sc to join.

Rnd 2: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp] 0 (0, 2) times, ch 6 (11, 16), sk 7 sc, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join.

Rnd 3: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 0 (0, 2) times, dc 3 in the first sc below the ch-6 (ch-11, ch-16) sp, [ch 1, work 3 dc in the same ch-sp] 0 (1, 2) times, ch 1, work 3 dc in the last sc below the same ch-sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join—5 (7, 9) SR.

Rnd 4: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3, [work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 1 (1, 3) times, work 3 dc in the ch-6 (ch-11, ch-16) sp, ch 1, [sk 3 dc, work 3 dc in the same ch-sp, ch 1] 0 (1, 2) times, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-sp; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-13 to join.

Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 1 of Hand.

 

Size 5¼ (-, -)” only

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 1 of Hand.

Break CC. Continue working Cuff with MC only.

 

Size – (6½, -)” only

Rnd 7: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 1 of Hand.

Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2 of Hand.

 

Size – (-, 7½)” only

Rnd 7 (Dec): With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

Rnd 8: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3, [work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1] 4 times, sk next 5 sts, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join – 8 SR.

Rnd 9: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, [work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1] twice, work 3 dc in the sc below the next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join.

 

Sizes – (6½, 7½)” only

Rnd 10 (Dec): With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3, [work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1] – (1, 3) times, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, work 2 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join.

Rnd 11: With MC, (sc, ch 2, dc 2) in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp] – (1, 3) times, ch 1, sk next 5 sts, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp *ch 1, work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp; rep from * to end, ch 1, change to CC, sl st in top of first ch-2 to join – – (6, 7) SR.

Rnd 12: With CC, ch 1, sc in the second dc below the ch-1 sp to the right of the joining sl st, ch 3 (counts as dc, ch 1), [work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1] – (1, 3) times, work 3 dc in the sc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *work 3 dc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, work 2 more dc in the same dc as the first sc, change to MC, sl st in the second ch of the first ch-3 to join.

Break CC. Cont working cuff with MC only.

Cuff

All Sizes

Set-up Rnd: With MC, *work 2 sc in the second dc below the next ch-1 sp, sc in each of the next 3 dc; rep from * around – 25 (30, 35) sc.

Next 1 (2, 2) Rnds: Sc in next 25 (30, 35) sc.

Next Rnd: Sc in next 26 (31, 36) sc.

Next Rnd: Sc in next 25 (30, 35) sc, sl st in next sc.

Edging: Ch 1, work in Crab St around.

Fasten off.

Thumb

Hold mitt with the cuff facing up, join MC with a (sl st, ch 1, sc) in the space to the left of the 5 sc sts at the hand edge of the thumbhole, work 2 sc in thumb gusset foundation ch to the right of the 3 CC dc’s, *sk 3 dc, work 2 sc in foundation ch; rep from * 0 (2, 4) more times, sc in the next sp before the sc’s, work 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc – 11 (15, 19) sc. Do not join with a sl st at the end of each rnd.

 

Size – (-, 7½)” only

Dec Rnd: *Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * twice more, sc2tog, sc in last 2 sc to end –15 sc rem.

All Sizes

Next Rnd: Sc in next 11 (15, 15) sc.

Rep the last rnd 0 (2, 1) more times.

Dec Rnd: Sc in next 5 (7, 7) sc, sc2tog, sc in next 4 (6, 6) sc – 10 (14, 14) sc rem.

Next Rnd: Sc in next 10 (14, 14) sc.

Rep the last rnd until piece meas 2½ (3, 3¼)” / [6.5 (7.5, 8.5) cm] or ¼” / [0.65 cm] less than total thumb length.

Dec Rnd 2: *Sc2tog; rep from * 4 (6, 6) more times – 5 (7, 7) sts rem.

Break yarn and thread tail through the outside loop of each st, pull tight and then bring the tail to the WS and weave it in.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block to measurements. yarn ball

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