Do you have a pair of crocheted mittens? Of all the projects I’ve crocheted, I have never crocheted a pair of mittens for myself. I’ve crocheted a few mitten sets as gifts, but I’ve realized this fall season that I, too, need a pair! The Venturesome Mittens, designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson and featured in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018, might be the perfect pair of crocheted mittens. Read on to discover all the reasons I can’t stop thinking about this project!
1. They are the perfect color.
I love neutral colors for the fall season. This lovely suede color will go with all my fall sweaters and jackets. I’ll be taking these with me everywhere I go!
2. They use a new yarn.
Marly Bird has worked with Red Heart to develop a brand-new yarn! These mittens are made with Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep by Marly Bird, and it’s everything I’ve been waiting for! It has the same affordability and ease of availability as other Red Heart Yarns, but this one is made from a lovely mercerized merino wool! Your hands will be so happy to live in this yarn!
3. Check out this unique cable pattern.
I’ve seen this large cable pattern in a lot of knitted projects, but I rarely see it in crochet. It’s a pattern I’ve been admiring for a long time, so I can’t wait to try it out on these mittens. Every 4th row requires your stitches to cross, but the rest of the time, you are working post stitches. This cable packs an impressive visual impact without excessively complicated stitches.
4. They are super cozy and warm.
Crocheters who have worked a lot of cables know that small holes often appear on the sides of the cables where your stitches cross, which isn’t great for a project meant to keep the cold air out! Brenda K. B. Anderson developed a way of working the edge stitches of the cable that eliminates the holes in the sides of the cable. Check out the pattern to try your hand at this innovative technique.
5. They have buttons.
I just love buttons! And the beautiful wooden buttons on these mittens remind me of time spent up in a mountain cabin watching the leaves change! These buttons are purely decorative, so no need to worry about fussing with button holes. Just stitch away and add the buttons once you’ve finished the mittens for a decorative touch.
The final reason I’m so excited about these mittens is that you can now get them in a kit and make them for fall. My next list will include all the fall adventures I want to enjoy while wearing my Venturesome Mittens (such as taking walks, navigating corn mazes, picking pumpkins or apples, and driving through the mountains to watch the leaves change). Anyone else crazy excited for fall-mitten weather?
Happy mitten making!
(Featured Image: The Venturesome Mittens from Interweave Crochet Fall 2018. | Photo Credit: Harper Point Photography)
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