Craft & DIY

Chunky Mittens

It’s cold right? Maybe not when you are on the other side of the world, but at my end it’s bitterly cold. I just wanted to go out for my walk but Boris told me off as (in his magical Narnia world) I’d freeze to death and nobody will find me for weeks. He also said that I should call my friend, Sofie, so I wouldn’t be alone. Well poor Sofie she’d be dying with me. Men … alas, I stayed home and bring you super easy and fast to make chunky mittens.

Keep warm xox

1. Thumb Bit (use a 4.5 mm hook)

Foundation ring:
Start with a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc 7 (total of 8 dc) into the ring

Row 1-5:
dc 1 all around, bind off.

2. Hand Top Bit (use a 4.5 mm hook)

Foundation ring:
Start with a magic ring, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc 7 (total of 8 dc) into the ring

Row 1:
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc 1 in same ch, dc 2 in each ch around (total of 16 dc)

Row 2:
ch 3 (counts as 1 dc) dc 1 in same ch,* dc 1 in next ch, dc 2 in next ch* repeat

Row 3:
dc 1 all around

Row 4-11:
dc 1 all around (swap colours after each row to form stripes)

3. Putting it together (use a 4.5 mm hook)

With a needle attach thumb and top bit using 4 chains (4 stitches)

4. And the rest (use a 4.5 mm hook)

Row 1-3:
dc all around using all chains

Row 4:
dc until you reach the middle of the thumb bit dc2tog 4 x dc until end

Row 5:
dc until you reach the 2nd dc2tog, dc2tog 2 x dc until end. Bind off

Ribbing Bit (use a 4 mm hook)

Row 1:
ch 11, 1 sc in the back bit of the second ch from the hook, 1 sc into the remaining ch, turn.

Row 2:
ch 1 (this is a turning ch, doesn’t count as a stitch), 1 sc into each back bit ch.

Repeat row 2 until you have 25 chains.

Attach the ribbing to the mitten using a sc.


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  • Stephanie
    23/01/2013 at 20:50

    Ze zijn geweldig! Helaas ben ik geen haakwonder.. :)Verkoop je ze toevallig ook in je shop?

  • Line
    23/01/2013 at 21:32

    Lovely mittens 🙂 It is freezing cold here aswell (west coast of Norway) – we normally just have rain from September till April but now we have proper, dry frost. Went ice skating before work today, what a luxury 🙂 Thanks for sharing so much lovely stuff on your blog <3

  • Rebecca
    23/01/2013 at 22:00

    Zo grappig en leuk hoe je het verteld! Enig zijn de handschoenen!

  • Karen
    24/01/2013 at 00:20

    your mittens are adorable … went right to your shop in hopes of buying a pair. Darn … I’m not a knitter or crocheter, at least not right now. Might you ever offer some of your creations for sale? It’s bitter cold in New Jersey, USA, as well! Hoping for snow!!

  • Karin - The F Girl
    24/01/2013 at 07:41

    Gorgeous! Love the colours. And when you’re playing hard enough, the freezing to death is easily avoided 😉

  • Ellen
    24/01/2013 at 10:37

    Natuurlijk heeft Boris gelijk, weer buiten zonder jas zie ik 😉

  • Sanne
    24/01/2013 at 11:36

    Ik vind ze prachtig!

  • Strawberry Bloom Studio
    24/01/2013 at 21:33

    Ohh those are great! Will be crocheting those soon, finally some cute mittens to crochet instead of knitting them, i really can knit anything other then straight lines. Thank you for sharing xx

  • Rhiannon
    25/01/2013 at 09:21

    They are very cute Yvonne – tempted to leave my knitting to have a go at crocheting them 🙂

  • annette
    28/01/2013 at 17:02

    Love these! I’m a little confused though on how to attach the thumb to the mitten. Thanks!

  • Malin
    06/02/2013 at 18:09

    lovely pic!!