By Darleen Hopkins
Photos: Crochet by Darleen Hopkins
No more cold hands while cleaning your windshield! Slip your hand into this cozy mitt and keep the harsh wind away. This pattern is a great way to recycle an old damaged wool sweater. Felt it and cut the front and back to the appropriate size. Don’t have an old sweater available? Look at your local thrift store for a hidden treasure.
Finished Measurements Mitt 11 x 9 inches, Snowflake 6″ point to point
- Scrap worsted wool/feltable yarn in white or cream
- A feltable damaged wool sweater. (Don’t have an old sweater available? You could crochet the pieces. Most wool shrinks by 20%-30% when felted. Using an H hook, crochet two rectangles in half double crochet that is at least 16″ X 13″ and then felt it. Trim it to the appropriate size as stated in the pattern.)
- Ice scraper
- F/5 (3.75mm size) hook
- Stitch marker
- Yarn needle
Gauge: Gauge is not measured for this pattern.
Center Ring: Unless otherwise noted, work in a continuous spiral, do not join rounds. Mark the beginning of each round.
Rnd 1: Make a magic ring. Work 8 sc in loop; tighten.
Rnd 2: * Sc in next sc, make 2 sc in next sc. Repeat from * 3 more times around. (12 sc)
First you will work the length of the point by chaining and working loops (Steps 1 – 4). Then you will work back down the same chain by slip stitching into the chain and working loops on the opposite side of the loops already made (Steps 5 – 12). Note: be careful not to twist the chain, and keep the loops to your right (left if left-handed).
Step 1) Sc in next stitch, ch 9, sl st in 6th chain from hook. Loop (A) made.
Step 2) Ch 9, sl st in 6th chain from hook. Loop (B) made.
Step 3) Ch 11, sl st in 8th chain from the hook. Loop (C) made.
Step 4) Ch 6, sl st in both the slip stitch and the chain from loop (C). See photo X.
Step 5) Working back down the chain, sl st in the next 3 chains.
Step 6) Sl st in both the slip stitch and the chain from loop (B). See photo X.
Step 7) Ch 4, slip stitch in just the chain from loop (B). See photo Y.
Step 8) Working back down the chain, sl st in the next 3 chains.
Step 9) Sl st in both the slip stitch and the chain from loop (A). See photo X.
Step 10) Ch 4, slip stitch in just the chain from loop (A). See photo Y.
Step 11) Working back down the chain, sl st in the next 3 chains.
Step 12) Sc in next stitch on the center ring.
Starting again from Step 1, repeat 5 more times. End with a sl st in the first sc from the first point, finish off.
(6 snowflake points, 6 sc)
Block the snowflake. Sew the snowflake onto the first piece of felt.
Place the two pieces of felt together (snowflake on top), and, starting in the upper right corner, whip stitch down the first side of the mitt, sewing the two pieces together.
Turn the corner and continue whip stitching the two pieces together for 3 ½”. Leave a 2” opening in the middle for the ice scraper (continue adding decorative stitching to one side) then finish whip stitching the bottom 3½” together.
Turn the corner and whip stitch the second side together.
Turn the last corner and whip stitch the first 1½” together. Continue adding decorative stitching to one side of the felt for 6”. This is the arm opening. Whip stitch the last 1½” together. Break off yarn.
Last, add decorative stitching to the two opening sides that were previously skipped.
About the Designer
Darleen Hopkins is addicted to crocheting, designing and recycling and is always looking for ways to combine the three. She lives in beautiful northern Georgia with her husband and two boys who often inspire her designs and serve as her design consultants. Feel free to email her at crochetByDarleenHopkins@gmail.com or you can find her on Facebook and on Ravelry. Enjoy!
Pattern & images © Darleen Hopkins. All rights reserved.