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Shelby Mittens | Free Pattern

Shelby Mittens | Free Pattern

*** This post was originally written on October 23, 2015 as has now been added to the new Sincerely, Pam website.***

Christmas is only 9 weeks away. Yep. I just went there. But it really is my favorite time of year! Especially now that I have kids. Big M is 4 and is right into the whole Santa thing, so we are having a blast with that! Little M will only be 5 months old, so she won’t know what’s going on, but will be fun for us none the less. We really feel lucky to have our families and each other!We all know that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. A reportby the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness estimates that 235,000 individuals, youth and families experience homelessness per year. You can read more on that here. So, when Sonya of Blackstone Designs asked if I would like to participate in a Crochet Mitten Drive, I jumped at the chance to help in what little way I can. I designed a pattern that will be free for you to use to make and donate mittens to whichever cause is close to your heart this season.

This pattern is written in sizes Child Small to Adult Medium and includes both Mitten and Fingerless Glove options. You can also grab the matching Shelby Hat and/or Shelby Triangle Cowl patterns in my Ravelry Shop!

Shelby Mittens
Materials

  • Yarn: 1 skein WW #4 yarn such as Vanna’s Choice
  • Hook: I hook (5.5mm)
  • Stitch marker (optional)
  • 2x 0.5” buttons (optional)

Sizing

  • Gauge: 4” = 14 hdc sts

Size           Width     Length

Child Sm      3″           6.5”
Child Lg       3.5”        8”
Adult Sm     3.5”       10.5”
Adult Med   4”           11.5”

Pattern Key

  • ch: chain
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sk: skip
  • sp: space
  • slst: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together
  • hdc3tog: half double crochet 3 together
  • sc2tog: single crochet 2 together

Experience Level
• Easy

Special Pattern Notes The pattern is worked from the top down. The pattern starts by working in a continuous round until you get to the shell pattern. When asked to join, always do so with a slst to the first stitch in that round unless otherwise stated. When following the stitch counts at the end of each round, the numbers are in chronological order by size (Child Small, Child Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium). When only one stitch count is given, it is the same for all sizes.

The first set of Instructions are for the Mittens. The Fingerless Glove Instructions begin after that followed by the Instructions for the optional Button Band.

Mitten Pattern Instructions – Make 2
1:  Starting with a magic circle, ch1, 6hdc in ring, pull gently to close. – 6 hdc
2: 2hdc around. – 12 hdc
3: *hdc in next, 2hdc in next, repeat from * around. – 18 hdc
End here for Child Small. Continue on to Round 6.
4: *hdc in next 2, 2hdc in next, repeat from * around. – 24 hdc
End here for Child Large and Adult Small. Continue on to Round 6.
5: *hdc in next 5, 2hdc in next, repeat from * around. – 28 hdc
6: Hdc around. – 18,24,24,28 hdc
Repeat Round 6 until Mitten measures (3”,4.5”,6”,7”) long.
7: Ch (6,6,8,8), skip (3,3,5,5) sts (Thumb Hole made), hdc in remaining sts. – 21,27,27,31 sts
8: Hdc around. – 21,27,27,31 hdc

Child Small only!
9a: Hdc next 15, hdc2tog, hdc next 2, hdc2tog. – 19 hdc
10a: Hdc next 8, hdc2tog, hdc next 6, hdc3tog. – 16 hdc
11a: Hdc around. – 16 hdc
Continue on to Round 13.

Child Large only!
9b: Hdc next 19, hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog. – 24 hdc
10b: Hdc next 9 hdc3tog, hdc next 9, hdc3tog – 20 hdc
11b: Hdc around. – 20 hdc
Continue on to Round 13.

Adult Small and Medium only!
9c: Hdc around. – 27,31 hdc
10c: Hdc next (19,23), hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog. – 24,28 hdc
11c: Hdc next (9,11) hdc3tog, hdc next (9,11), hdc3tog – 20,24 hdc
12c: Hdc around. – 20,24 hdc
Continue on to Round 13.

13: *Sc in next, sk1st, 5dc in next (Fan made), sk1st, repeat from * around, join to first sc. – 4,5,5,6 Fans
14: Ch4 (counts as dc,ch1), dc in same as ch4, ch5, sk Fan, *(dc,ch1,dc) in next sc, ch5, sk Fan, repeat from * around, join in beginning ch4 space.  – 8,10,10,12 dc
15: Ch3 (counts as dc), 3dc in same as ch3, sc around the ch5 and into the 4th dc 2 Rounds below, *7dc in next ch1, sc around the ch5 and into the 4th dc 2 Rounds below, repeat from * around, 3dc in same as beginning ch3, join to 3rd chain. – 4,5,5,6 Fans
End here for Child Small. Continue on to Round 18.
16: Ch1, sc in same as ch1, ch3, (dc,ch1,dc) in next sc, *ch5, sk Fan, (dc,ch1,dc) in next sc, repeat from * around, ch3, join. – 8,10,10,12 dc
17: Ch1, sc in same as ch1, 7dc in next ch1, *sc around the ch5 and into the 4th dc 2 Rounds below, 7dc in next ch1, repeat from * around, join. – 4,5,5,6 Fans
18: Ch1, sc in each dc and slst in each sc around, join. – 32,40,40,48
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Thumbs
Reattach yarn on any stitch around the Thumb Hole.
1: Ch1, sc (10,10,15,15) sts around the opening, join. – 10,10,15,15 sc
2: Ch1, sc2tog, sc next (3,3,6,6), sc2tog, sc in remaining sts, join.
– 8,8,13,13 sc
3: Ch1, sc around, join. – 8,8,13,13 sc
4: Ch1, sc first (2,2,4,4), sc2tog, sc next (2,2,5,5), sc2tog, join. – 6,6,11,11 sc
5: Ch1, sc around, join. – 6,6,11,11 sc
For sizes Child Small and Child Large only:
6a: Ch1, sc2tog three times, join. – 3 sc
Fasten off and close hole using the tail and tapestry needle. Weave in all ends.

For Adult Small and Large only:
6b: Ch1, sc around, join. – 11 sc
7: Ch1, sc2tog, sc next 3, sc2tog, sc remaining 4 sts, join. – 9 sc
8: Ch1, sc first, sc2tog 4 times, join. – 5 sc
Fasten off and close hole using the tail and tapestry needle. Weave in all ends.

Fingerless Gloves Instructions – Make 2
Ch (18,24,24,28), join to first chain being careful not to twist.
1-3: Ch1, sc around. – 18,24,24,28 sc
4: Hdc around. – 18,24,24,28 hdc
Repeat Round 4 until Glove measures (1.5”,2”,3”,4”) long.
5: Ch (6,6,8,8), skip (3,3,5,5) sts (Thumb Hole made), hdc in remaining sts. – 21,27,27,31 sts
6: Hdc around. – 21,27,27,31 hdc

Child Small only!
7a: Hdc next 15, hdc2tog, hdc next 2, hdc2tog. – 19 hdc
8a: Hdc next 8, hdc2tog, hdc next 6, hdc3tog. – 16 hdc
9a: Hdc around. – 16 hdc
Continue on to Round 11.

Child Large only!
7b: Hdc next 19, hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog. – 24 hdc
8b: Hdc next 9 hdc3tog, hdc next 9, hdc3tog – 20 hdc
9b: Hdc around. – 20 hdc
Continue on to Round 11.

Adult Small and Medium only!
7c: Hdc around. – 27,31 hdc
8c: Hdc next (19,23), hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog, hdc next, hdc2tog. – 24,28 hdc
9c: Hdc next (9,11) hdc3tog, hdc next (9,11), hdc3tog – 20,24 hdc
10c: Hdc around. – 20,24 hdc
Continue on to Round 11.

11: *Sc in next, sk1st, 5dc in next (Fan made), sk1st, repeat from * around, join to first sc. – 4,5,5,6 Fans
12: Ch4 (counts as dc,ch1), dc in same as ch4, ch5, sk Fan, *(dc,ch1,dc) in next sc, ch5, sk Fan, repeat from * around, join in beginning ch4 space.  – 8,10,10,12 dc
13: Ch3 (counts as dc), 3dc in same as ch3, sc around the ch5 and into the 4th dc 2 Rounds below, *7dc in next ch1, sc around the ch5 and into the 4th dc 2 Rounds below, repeat from * around, 3dc in same as beginning ch3, join to 3rd chain. – 4,5,5,6 Fans
End here for Child Small and continue on to Round 16, or keep going for a longer, slouchy Glove.
14: Ch1, sc in same as ch1, ch3, (dc,ch1,dc) in next sc, *ch5, sk Fan, (dc,ch1,dc) in next sc, repeat from * around, ch3, join. – 8,10,10,12 dc
15: Ch1, sc in same as ch1, 7dc in next ch1, *sc around the ch5 and into the 4th dc 2 Rounds below, 7dc in next ch1, repeat from * around, join. – 4,5,5,6 Fans
Repeat Rounds 12-15 until length desired, making sure you end after a repeat of 13 or 15. Continue on to Round 16.

16: Ch1, sc in each dc and slst in each sc around, join. – 32,40,40,48
Fasten off and weave in ends.

Thumbs
Reattach yarn on any stitch around the Thumb Hole.
1: Ch1, sc (10,10,15,15) sts around the opening, join. – 10,10,15,15 sc
2: Ch1, sc2tog, sc next (3,3,6,6), sc2tog, sc in remaining sts, join.
– 8,8,13,13 sc
3: Ch1, sc around, join. – 8,8,13,13 sc
End here for Child Small and Child Large.
4: Ch1, sc first 4, sc2tog, sc next 5, sc2tog, join. – 11 sc
5: Ch1, sc around, join. – 11 sc
Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Button Band – Optional 
Ch (20,24,24,28), sc in 2nd from hook and across to last ch, 5sc in last, turn Band to work down remaining loops of Foundation Chain, sc across, ch4 and join to first sc (button hole made).
Attach button to Band on opposite end of button hole.
You can attach the end with the button to the wrist of your Mitten/Glove, or leave it separate so you can choose when to wear it!

You are free to sell what you make from this pattern, but you may not share, copy or reproduce this pattern in part or whole.
Photographs are also copyright protected and may not be used.  Please link back to one of my shops if selling your finished items online.
© Pamela Dajczak 2015

Here is a list of all the other designers involved in this great cause and when you can get their pattern. Please note, now that the event is over, not all patterns listed will still be free. See individual Designer for details.

9/11:Chilly Cable Mittens – Blackstone Designs

9/18: Twisted Mittens – Mad Mad Me

9/25: Ribbed  Mittens – Crystalized Designs

10/2: Falling Leaves Mittens – Busting Stitches

10/9: Hello Gnome Mittens – Moogly

10/16: Shelby Shell Mittens – Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

10/23: Shelby Mitts – Sincerely Pam

10/30: Frozen Beaches Mittens – Allie Cat’s Hats and Crafts 

11/6: Star Mittens – KatiDCreations

11/13: Unicorn Mittens – ACCROchet

11/20: Sleigh Ride Mittens – Fiber Flux

11/27: Tree Hugger Mittens – Gleeful Things

12/4: Mustard Mittens – Abigail Haze Designs

12/11: Landscape Mittens – Frayed Knot

12/18: Snowfall Mittens – Whistle and Ivy



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