Make Last-Minute Gifts with the Most Wonderful Crochet Mittens Collection
You might be thinking that if you haven’t started on your handmade gifts yet, it’s too late to get them done this holiday season. That’s probably true if you’re making someone a sweater or an afghan, but there’s definitely still time to crochet some accessories! Small projects such as crochet mittens are quick to make, so you can start on them now and get a few pairs done by gift-giving time.
Mittens are a fantastic gift because everyone needs at least one good pair, and most people need multiple pairs—one to keep at home, one for the car, one for work. Our latest pattern pack has mitten and fingerless mitt patterns galore, so you’re sure to find a pair to suit your lucky recipients. Check out the list of what’s included, then get the patterns and some yarn and start stitching!
1. Diagonal Slip-Stitch Mitts
The Diagonal Slip-Stitch Mitts are great for warmer winter days. They’re created with a diagonal slip stitch, which is a fun new twist on the classic slip stitch, and they work up really quickly. Best of all, they’re easy to customize in length and width, so you can make them to fit anyone on your list.
2. Double-Hook Mitts
It’s two mitts in one! These warm and funky mitts are worked with a double-ended hook and 2 colors of yarn to create a reversible accessory. The stretchy ribbing can accommodate a range of hand sizes. Pick a neutral shade for one side and a brighter hue for the other for a fun contrast.
3. Every Way Ribbed Mitts
Practice a variety of stitches in these super-cute, super-warm mitts. You’ll use post stitches, back-loop-only stitches, and slip stitches in this small project, so you know the crocheting will be just as fun as the gifting. Knit them in a good-quality wool yarn to make the texture really pop.
4. Bristlecone Mitts
These darling mitts feature mini-cables made with an interesting new live-loop technique. Crocheted from the bottom up, these mitts have a stretchy slip-stitch ribbing at the top and bottom to keep them secure on your hands. Check out designer Sue Perez’s tutorial on creating live-loop stitches and cables, then try your hand (see what I did there?) at these fun mitts!
5. Warm Woolen Mittens
The darling Warm Woolen Mittens are sure to be your favorite thing on a cold winter day. The big snowflake on the back of the hand is balanced by adorable tiny flakes on the palms. Make these mittens in 100% wool so your recipient’s hands will be nice and toasty while they’re sledding, making snowmen, or ice skating.
6. Hudson Gloves
If you know your recipient needs more dexterity than mittens offer, try the Hudson Gloves! These super-comfy gloves are worked from the fingertips down through the hand in half double crochet. The cable at the cuff creates a ribbing that will keep hands snuggly warm.
7. Berryvine Mittens (Accessories 2016)
The lovely vine-and-berry pattern on these mittens really pops against a smooth extended double crochet background. Designer Brenda K. B. Anderson’s nifty traveling cable stitch technique eliminates the holes that can sometimes happen with crochet cables, so these mittens are extra warm and cozy.
I hope you found a few projects on this list that you can make for the holidays! Mitts and mittens are quick to make, easy on the wallet (they typically require just one or two skeins of yarn and are great for stash-busting), and sure to be loved and appreciated by the recipient. Get started on a pair today!
Happy mitten crocheting,
(Photos by Harper Point Photography unless otherwise noted.)
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