Can’t wait to see Spring coming? Here are a new mittens design that will spruce up your winters, my Crochet Flowers mittens is a free pattern here on the blog! Read through my inspiration, design process and everything on the yarn that I choose or scroll down for the free pattern.
My Inspo Of The Flower Mittens
This winter I really couldn’t wait to see spring early, I missed the flowers! I wanted to create them while waiting to see them for real!
I love them, they are very warm, original and colorful.
The Crocodile Stitch
Discover or re-practice the crocodile stitch to create beautiful flower petals! It is easier than it seems, just crochet around spaced DC.
The Printable PDF Version Of The Pattern
If, like me, you prefer watching your patterns on paper instead of crocheting in front of a screen, the PDF version is made for you! This ad-free PDF is designed to be easy to print and contains all of the pattern images you find below. You can purchase the printable PDF on Ravelry HERE. (You also support a small indie designer by choosing the printable version, thank you)
Yarn & Substitution
For the cuffs I used Katia Yarns Maxi Merino in color 17, it is a 55% merino and 45% acrylic superwash yarn, soft and warm, category 4 / medium.
For the flowers I used Katia Yarns Azteca , don’t hesitate to vary the colors because their range is so wide and attractive. It is a 53% wool and 47% acrylic yarn, category 4 / medium too.
Which alternative for this yarn?
Katia Yarn is an european (spanish based) brand, so to help you make this project I recommend:
Maxi Merino Katia sub: Mighty Stitch Bulky from KnitPicks col Ivy.
Azteca Katia sub: Chroma Worsted Yarn from KnitPicks (you may need to use a larger crochet hook to check gauge)
CROCHET FLOWER MITTENS
- Get the ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern HERE.
- PIN this pattern to your Pinterest boards for later HERE.
The mittens are available in only one adult size: M. One part (cuff) crocheted in HDC every other row + one row of crocodile stitch (petals). An upper part (hand) crocheted in the round by performing the crocodile stitch. Finally join the two parts.
M – Hand sizing above the thumb: 18cm/7in.
-1,75oz (50g) / 100yds (90m) multicolored worsted yarn(1x « Azteca » col 7852 from Katia) .
-1oz (30g) / 60yds (55m) green worsted yarn (1x « Maxi merino » col 17 from Katia)
Gauge (10 x 10cm/ 4″x4″)
16sc x 8rows
↠ Crocodile Stitch: *4 horizontals DC in next DC, CH1, 4DC in next DC going up, skip 4DC* . Repeat from * to *
-For the upper part (petals) make sure on each round 1 that you have 30DC (CH3 included) in all.
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FLOWERS FINGERLESS MITTENS PATTERN
Upper part (petals):
With the multicolored yarn :
CH30 , close in round with a SlSt to first CH.
Round 1: CH3, DC accross. SlSt to third CH. (=CH3+29 DC)
Round 2 : CH3, 3DC horizontally around the CH3 from previous round, CH1, 4DC horizontally around the following DC (=1petal), skip 4DC, *4DC horizontally around the following DC, CH1, 4DC around the following DC, skip 4 DC*. Repeat from * to * accross. SlSt to third CH. (=5 petals)
◊ Repeat round 1 and 2 twice with starting each round 1 with CH3 and stitching the next DC in the 2nd DC just below between the two petals (= 6 rounds in total = 3 rounds of 5 petals)
Round 7 (thumb): CH3, 7DC, CH4 (skip 4 St), DC accross. SlSt to third CH. (=CH3+25DC)
◊ Repeat round 2.
◊ Then repeat round 1 and 2 (=10 rounds in total = 5 rounds of 5 petals).
◊ Finish off by leaving about 11 »(30cm) of yarn.
Lower part (cuff):
With the green yarn:
Row 1: Starting in the second CH from your hook, 12 HDC. Turn
Row 2: CH3, 1HDC in 2nd HDC from previous row, * CH1 (skip 1St), 1HDC * repeat from * to * until the end. (= CH3+6HDC) Turn
Row 3: CH2, HDC accross. Turn
◊ Repeat row 2 and 3 to make 18 rows in total.◊ Fold and join the two sides (top and bottom) together to create a tube shape with a row of HDC.
◊ CH3 around the edge of the cuff and 29DC. SlSt to third CH.
◊ Make 1 horizontal slst around the CH3 of the previous row (to place the hook at the base of the CH3.) Then repeat round 2 of the petals part. Weave in ends.
→ Join both parts (petals and cuff) with the 11” (30cm) yarn. Finish off. Weave in ends.
→ Make the second fingerless mitten in the same way.
CH : chain
St : Stitch
Sl St : Slip Stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
And you which colors did you choose for your flower fingerless mittens?