Pattern of the Week: Venturesome Mittens
Do you suffer from cold hands as soon as the weather turns the least bit chilly? Do you love to play with textured stitch patterns and crochet cables? Then you will absolutely love the Venturesome Mittens, designed by the perennially fabulous Brenda K. B. Anderson for Interweave Crochet Fall 2018!
Crochet cables often create small holes where the stitches cross and pull, which allow cold air to seep through your mittens to chill your hands. This clever cable pattern, on the other hand, combines post and extended stitches to avoid the usual holes, resulting in a warmer pair of mittens.
You can always trust Brenda to go the extra mile to give you a great fit. Check out the shaping on those thumbs! Notice how they actually look more like a hand than a mitten? That means better grip, greater range of motion, and a snug fit, all of which means you’ll wear these stylish crochet mittens all the more often. With three sizes to choose from, you’ll be sure to end up happy with what you create.
Finally, I absolutely love the buttons shown here: oversized, classic, and eye-catching. But if this particular button isn’t your style, bone buttons, colorful buttons, or even matching yarn buttons can give you a variety of different looks.
If I were you, I’d plan to make a few pairs of Venturesome Mittens this fall. You can keep your favorite and gift the others to fellow members of the chilly hands club. Start your first pair today!
DESIGNER Brenda K. B. Anderson
FINISHED SIZE About 73/4 (81/4, 83/4)” circumference and 83/4 (91/4, 93/4)” long, including cuff. Sample shown measures 83/4″.
YARN Red Heart Yarns Chic Sheep by Marly Bird (100% mercerized merino wool; 186 yd [170 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): #R170_5360 suede, 2 balls.
HOOK Size G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; stitch marker (m), 2 each two different colors; 11/2″ buttons, 2 (sample used La Mode style #420004292A).
GAUGE 12 sts and 11 rnds = 3″ in esc.