Off the Cuff Mittens – Crochet Charity Drive

It is time for the fall round of the Crochet Charity Drive, and this time we’re doing mittens!  By participating in the drive, you’ll have access to 10 different mitten patterns that you can use to minister to those in need.

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I have the pleasure of being the 2nd designer this round, so if you’d like to see last week’s pattern from Blackstone Designs, click here.

Off the Cuff Crochet Mittens

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Below you’ll find the complete pattern for the Off the Cuff Mittens.  However if you’d like to purchase the add-free pattern in a printable PDF format, please click here to visit my Ravelry shop.

Skill level:  Easy/Intermediate
Yarn weight:    #4 worsted weight
Yarn in sample:  Red Heat Super Saver
Amount of Yarn Needed –  1 skein
Hook size:  I (5.5mm)
Gauge:  8 sc and 9 rows = 2”
Additional materials:  yarn needle
Finished size:   3 ½” wide (not counting thumb) by 9” tall
Notes: Beginning chs do not count as a stitch in this pattern.

Abbreviations:
beg – beginning
BPdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
FPdc – front post double crochet
lps – loops
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together
slst2tog – slip stitch 2 together
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st – stitch
WS – wrong side

Cuff (same for both mittens)
Ch 28, slst to 1st ch to join

R1 ch1, sc around, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R2 ch2, FPdc around joining sc from previous row, BPdc around next sc, *FPdc around next sc, BPdc around next sc, rep from * around, slst to 1st FPdc to join (28)
R3 ch2, FPdc around joining FPdc from previous row, BPdc around next BPdc, *FPdc around next FPdc, BPdc around next BPdc, rep from * around, slst to 1st FPdc to join (28)
R4-5 Repeat R3
R6 ch1, sc around, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R7 Repeat R6

Left Mitten

R8 ch1, sc in same st and next 3 scs, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R9 ch1, sc around to end, (DO NOT JOIN) fasten off (28)
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R10 Repeat R9
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R11 ch1, sc in same st and next 3 scs, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, (DO NOT JOIN) fasten off (28)
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R12-13 Repeat R9
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R14 ch1, sc in same st and next 4 scs, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc,  *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, (DO NOT JOIN) fasten off (28)
R15-16 Repeat R9
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R17 ch1, sc in same st and next 4 scs, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R18-19 Repeat R6 from cuff
R20 Repeat R17
R21-22 Repeat R6 from cuff
R23 Repeat R17
R24-25 Repeat R6 from cuff
R26 ch1, sc in same st and next 5 scs, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R27-28 Repeat R6 from cuff
R29 Repeat R26
R30-31 Repeat R6 from cuff
R32 ch1, sc2tog over same st and next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc in next 3 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once more, sc in remaining sts, slst to 1st sc2tog to join (24)
R33-34 Repeat R6 from cuff
R35 Repeat R32
R36 ch1, sc2tog over same st and next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once more, sc in remaining sts, slst to 1st sc2tog to join (20)
R37 Repeat R6 from cuff
R38 ch1, sc2tog over same st and next st, sc in next st, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, (sc2tog over next 2 sts) twice, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts, slst to 1st sc2tog to join (16)
R39 Repeat R6 from cuff

Fasten off leaving long tail.  Use yarn needle to weave long tail through remaining stitches and cinch tight.

Thumb (same for both mittens)

Join yarn in bottom edge of thumb opening.  Do not join rounds, thumb will be worked in spiral pattern.

R1 ch1, evenly work 20 sc around opening (20)
R2 sc in next 8 sts, slst in next 4 sts, sc in last 8 sts
R3 sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, slst in next 4 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts
R4 sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc over next 5 sts, slst over next st, slst2tog over next 2 sts, slst over next st, sc over next 5 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts
R5 sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, slst in next 5 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog over next 2 sts
R6 sc in all sts around
R7 sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 11 sts
R8-13 sc in all sts around
R14 sc2tog around (6)
Slst in next st, and fasten off leaving long tail.  Use yarn needle to weave long tail through remaining stitches and cinch tight.

Right Mitten

Work cuff the same as for left mitten.

R8 ch1, sc in same st and next 16 sts, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc,  repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R9 ch1, sc around to end, (DO NOT JOIN) fasten off (28)
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R10 Repeat R9
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R11 ch1, sc in same st and next 16 sts, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, (DO NOT JOIN) fasten off (28)
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R12-13 Repeat R9
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R14 ch1, sc in same st and next 17 sts, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, (DO NOT JOIN) fasten off (28)
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R15-16 Repeat R9
Join yarn in 1st sc of round just worked
R17 ch1, sc in same st and next 17 sts, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * once more, sc around remaining sts, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R18 ch1, sc in all sts around, slst to 1st sc to join (28)
R19 Repeat R18
R20 Repeat R17
R21-22 Repeat R18
R23 Repeat R17
R24-25 Repeat R18
R26 ch1, s sc in same st and next 18 sts, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * twice more, sc around remaining sts, slst to 1st sc to join (24)
R27-28 Repeat R18
R29 Repeat R26
R30-31 Repeat R18
R32 ch1, sc2tog over same st and next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once more, *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * twice more, sc in remaining sts, slst to 1st sc2tog to join (24)
R33-34 Repeat R18
R35 Repeat R26
R36 ch1, sc2tog over same st and next st, sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in next 9 sts, *sc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * once more, sc in remaining sts, slst to 1st sc2tog to join (20)
R37 Repeat R18
R38 ch1, sc2tog over same st and next st, sc in next 6 st, (sc2tog over next 2 sts) twice *sc in next sc, FPdc around FPdc from 3 rows below, sk sc behind the FPdc, repeat from * twice more, sc2tog over last 2 sts, slst to 1st sc2tog to join (16)
R39 Repeat R18

Fasten off leaving long tail.  Use yarn needle to weave long tail through remaining stitches and cinch tight.  Work thumb the same as for the left mitten.

Finishing

Weave in all remaining ends.

 

As always, I would love to see your projects!  Please feel free to upload your project to Ravelry, and link it to the pattern!

Happy Crocheting!

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