Zaftig Mittens

Designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson

These chunky crochet mittens feature a linked double crochet stitch pattern that minimizes the open spaces between stitches and creates a warmer fabric. The bulky yarn means this project whips up in no time, and the no-frills design makes it perfect for men, women, and kids.

FINISHED SIZE: Mitten pattern is sized for Women’s S, Women’s M, Women’s L/ Men’s S, and Men’s M. About 10 (10½, 11, 11¾)” (25.5 [26.5, 28, 30] cm) from wrist edge to fingertip and about 8½ (9, 9½, 9¾)” (21.5 [23, 24, 25] cm) in circumference, not including thumb.

YARN: Chunky weight (#5 Bulky) Shown here: Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yd [114 m]/4 oz [113 g]): #VM245 dreamy nite, 2 skeins.

HOOK: Size I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS: Stitch marker; yarn needle.

GAUGE: 12 ldc blo sts = 4″ (10 cm) and 7 rounds of ldc blo = 4¼” (11 cm).

3 Skeins or Less: Crochet Mittens

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