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Feel Good Mittens – A Quick & Easy Crochet Pattern

My inspiration for this pattern came from my desire to make a pair of cozy pair of mittens that were also warm enough to withstand the cold (and sometimes harsh) Canadian winters. As Canadians, we grow up learning that winter is always just a few seasons away. We have learned to adapt for this reason. We have also learned to create things that will enable us to go about our day to day lives as well as enjoy outdoor activities for the duration of this long season. I like to think that these gloves allow for both these scenarios. They promote movement, comfort and functionality. If you are pumping your gas in a snowfall, taking the dog for a walk with a friend or ambushing your family with a snowball fight, they will always be there to keep your fingers warm and hands dry. 

I asked some friends and family who I have gifted these gloves to over the years why they love them. A few of the responses that I got back were “they are comfortable”, “they are SO soft” and “they photograph well” from a goofy sibling. All of these are things I had kept in mind when creating this pattern. Some of the reasons why I have chosen to gift them are because they make great stocking stuffers. If you have a large family like I do, having a pattern that is also quick and easy to make is important as life gets a little busier heading towards the holiday season! 

The Yarn:

For this pattern we are using Bernat Blanket yarn. I LOVE this yarn! It is a deliciously soft, chenille type yarn that is most often used for baby blankets. However, it has so much versatility that it makes it a great choice for this project as it is machine washable (Mom’s favorite phrase!) as well as dryer friendly! So after a few hours outside playing in the snow with your loved ones, feel free to take them off and pop them straight into the dryer while you warm up with hot cocoa and the perfect amount of marshmallows. 

If you’ve never made a pair of mittens before, don’t worry! This beginner friendly pattern uses only single crochet and a few chains! I’ll walk you through step by step.

I’m so excited – On November 27, 2020, you can download this pattern as a free PDF on Ravelry through the Winter Fashion Blog Hop on the E’Claire Makery Blog. First, head to the E’Claire Makery Blog to get the coupon code. Then, come back to here to get the link to the pattern. The free PDF will only be available for 24 hours starting at midnight EST on the 27th.

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Materials:

  • 80 yards, Super Bulky weight, ( 6 ). I used Yarnspirations Bernat Blanket Yarn, 10.5 oz/300 gm, 220 yds/201 m
  • US Size L Crochet Hook (8 mm)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Skill Level:

Easy – Advanced Beginner

Gauge:

Rnd 1: 1.5 inches

Rnd 2:2 inches

Rnd 3:2.75 inches

Rnd 4: 3.25 inches

Size:

Adult Woman – I’ll show you how to add or subtract length for a custom fit.

Stitches Used:

  • CH – Chain
  • SC – Single Crochet
  • SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 Together (SC Decrease)
  • SLST – Slip Stitch
  • ST(s) – Stitch(es)
  • SK – Skip

Notes:

  • CH1 is NOT counted as a ST.
  • Each round ends with a SLST to the 1st ST.
  • Tips to avoid gaps:

Make your SLST tight

After CH1, pull your yarn tight

Feel Good Mittens Pattern

MITTEN BODY (MAKE 2)

Rnd 1: Magic Ring – 6 SC, SLST to 1st ST. (6)

**SC over your yarn tail as you work, trim excess at the end of round.**

Rnd 2: CH1, 2SC in each ST. (12)

Rnd 3: CH1, *2SC, 1SC* Repeat until 2STS remain. 1SC next 2 ST. (18)

Rnd 4: CH1, 1SC in each ST. (18)

Rnd 5 – 12: Repeat Rnd 4. (18)

** you can customize the length if you want, just be sure to leave room for

the thumb hole round (Picture M1). If you don’t leave the extra space here, you will

have extra space at the fingertips when your mitten is complete.**

Rnd 13: (Thumb) CH1, 1SC next 2ST, CH6, SK2 STS, 1SC in each ST. (16 SC, 6 CH)

Rnd 14: CH1, 1SC in each ST including CH6. (22)

** Try to work in the ‘back bump’ of your CH. This will help to avoid gaps when we join our thumb.**

Rnd 15: 1SC in each ST. (22SC)

Rnd 16: *1SC next 2ST, SC2TOG* Repeat until 2 STS remain. 1SC next 2 sT.(17)

Rnd 17-21: 1SC in each ST. (17)

Tie off. Move on to thumb.

THUMB

Rnd 1: Join yarn with SLST to bottom right of thumb hole (Picture T1),

CH1, 1SC in same ST, 1SC next 4 ST, SC2TOG ( Picture T2), 1SC, SC2TOG, 1SC in last ST (Picture T3). (9)

**SC over your yarn tail as you work, trim excess at the end of round.**

Rnd 2-3: CH1, 1SC in each ST. (9)

Rnd 4: CH1, SC2TOG, 1SC next 3 ST, SC2TOG, 1SC next 2 ST. (7)

Rnd 5: CH1, 1SC in each ST. (7)

Rnd 6: CH1, SC2TOG, 1SC next 2 ST, SC2TOG, 1SC. (5)

Tie off. Turn your mitten inside out. Using your darning needle, weave your tail through the top of each ST on thumb and pull tight to close. Weave your ends. Repeat for second mitten.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this warm and cozy mitten pattern! At the end of every winter when you tuck them away, I hope you look forward a little more to next year; when you can pull them out as the first snowfall happens and fall in love all over again. Just like I have.  

Make sure to tag @jadedcraftscreations on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your beautiful work!

Stay cozy!

Jade

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Autumn Bliss Cowl – One Skein Wonder – Free Crochet Pattern

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte

There is something quite magical about the changing of the seasons. The vivid hues of yellow, orange, and red. The crunching of the leaves underfoot. As the the crisp fall air kisses your cheeks, you reach for your cowl and pull it up close. The Autumn Bliss Cowl is the perfect transitional piece for your fall and winter wardrobe. This textured beauty is a close fitting, collar style cowl that can be worn tall to cover your face from the elements or worn gathered around your neck for a relaxed fall vibe. Pair it with a long tunic and leggings or a jean jacket!

I wanted to design a pattern that was first and foremost, cozy. I also wanted to create something that could be made with just one skein of yarn (money saving!) and crocheted in under an hour (time saving!) so that it makes the perfect cowl for gift giving or for market prep! One skein – one hour! Yep! Who doesn’t love a quick and easy make?

Speaking of gift giving… I had the opportunity to collaborate with Kristine of Ambassador Crochet for her 30 Days of Gift Giving blog hop! There are 30 talented designers giving you a FREE PDF every day for the month of November! How wonderful is that?? On Thursday, November 5th 2020, you will be able to download the Autumn Bliss Cowl premium PDF for FREE as part of the 30 Days of Giving – Click here to find the download code and then click the button below to download from Ravelry.

Construction: This cozy cowl is crocheted bottom up, in the round and features one of of my favorite stitches – Half Double Crochet. We will use the HDC stitch a couple different ways, turning a basic stitch into the gorgeous textured ridges you see here! Half Double Crochet in the 3rd loop(3LHDC) and Half Double Crochet in the Back Loop(HDCBL). With just two repeat rounds, it makes the PERFECT Netflix and crochet project.

The Yarn: The Autumn Bliss Cowl uses just ONE skein of Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick. I LOVE this yarn. It’s so versatile. 80% acrylic, which makes it a dream to work with. 20% wool for a touch of warmth but its not too scratchy on the skin! They have so many modern colors to choose from, it might be hard to make only one!

Materials:

  • 100 yards, Super Bulky ( 6 ) yarn. I used 1 skein Lion Brand Yarns, Wool Ease Thick & Quick, 6 oz/170 g, 106 yd/97 m, in the ‘mustard’ colorway.
  • US Size N Crochet Hook (10mm)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle
  • Stitch Marker (optional)

Gauge:

7.5 stitches x 5 rows = 4″ square in HDC

Skill level:

Easy – Advanced Beginner

Sizes:

The adult size is available for free here on my blog. I’ve included a toddler size in the premium PDF to make a Mommy & Me Cowl set! You can get that HERE in my Ravelry Shop.

Stitches used:

  • CH – Chain
  • FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet
  • 3LHDC – Half Double Crochet in 3rd Loop
  • HDCBL – Half Double Crochet Back Loop
  • SLST – Slip Stitch

Notes:

  • At the end of each round, join with SLST to 1st ST
  • If desired, mark 1st stitch of your round for ease of counting.
  • The adult size uses one full skein of yarn. You will need additional yarn for a toddler size.

Special Stitches

3LHDC – Yarn over, insert your hook into the 3rd loop only, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.

HDCBL – Yarn over, insert your hook into the back loop only, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops.

Autumn Bliss Cowl Pattern

Rnd 1: FHDC 50, SLST to 1st ST. (50)

or

CH51, HDC in 2nd CH from hook, HDC in each ST.

Rnd 2: CH1, 3LHDC in each ST.

Rnd 3: CH1, HDCBLO in each ST.

Rnd 4-12: Repeat Rnd 2 & 3. Ending with Rnd 2.

SLST to 1st ST. Tie off, weave ends.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free pattern for the Autumn Bliss Cowl. Make sure to tag @jadedcraftscreations on Instagram or Facebook so I can see your beautiful work!

Mommy & Me Set - Autumn Bliss Cowl - Free Crochet Pattern
Happy Crocheting! Love Miss E. & Mama
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Tulip Stitch Wash Cloth – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s been a long winter. According to the calendar it’s spring, but spring is nowhere in site around here. And with the whole world either in self isolation, quarantine lock down, or practicing social distancing, I thought we could all use a colorful pick-me-up!

As an aspiring gardener, it brings me great joy to see the first signs of spring… Tulips! Such a wonderful burst of color after the drab, dead winter. I love making wash cloths/dishcloths because they are a quick and easy project. They also make great anytime gifts…Mothers Day is coming up! This project is a great stash buster too! Use up those scraps! And really, can you ever have too many handmade dishcloths?

Lets begin!

Pattern Difficulty: Beginner

Finished Size: approx. 7 inches x 7 inches

Yarn: Bernat Handicrafter Cotton or any worsted weight cotton yarn (4)

You can use any colors you would like! Each row of tulips doesn’t take much yarn, use up those scraps! Below are some suggested colors.

  • 1 skein of Color A (White)
  • 1 skein of Color B (Green)
  • 1 skein of Color C (Yellow)
  • 1 skein of Color D (Pink)

You will also need: Scissors and tapestry needle.

Hook Size: 4.5mm (7)

Gauge: Not important for this project.

Stitch Abbreviations (US Standard):

  • CH: chain
  • ST: stitch
  • SLST: slip stitch
  • SC: single crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • BOB: bobble stitch

Special Stitch Instructions – Bobble Stitch

1. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through two loops.

2. Repeat this in the same stitch/space until you have a total of 6 loops on your hook.

3. Yarn over, pull through all 6 loops at once. Bobble complete.

Notes:

CH1 for SC rows is not counted as a stitch.

CH2 or 3 is counted as a stitch.

Tulip Wash Cloth Pattern

Row 1: Color A. CH 27, SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH. (26 SC)

Row  2 – 3: CH1, 1 SC in each ST (26 SC)

Row 4: Color B. CH3 (counts as DC + CH1), SK1, (DC, CH1, DC) into next ST, *SK2, (DC, CH1, DC) into next ST* Repeat 6 more times. SK1, DC into last ST. (8 DC,CH1, DC)

Row 5: Color C. CH3(counts as DC + CH1), make BOB into CH1 space, *CH2, BOB into CH1 space*. Repeat 6 more times. CH1, DC in last ST. (8 bobbles)

Row 6-8: CH1, SC in each ST. *For row 6 – DC into CH1 spaces* (26 SC)

Row 9: Repeat row 4.

Row 10: Color D. Repeat row 5.

Row 11-13: Repeat rows 6-8

Row 14: Repeat row 4

Row 15: Color C. Repeat row 5

Row 16-18: Repeat row 6-8. Do not cut yarn.

Edge

CH1, turn your work 1/4 turn. SC in same ST as last ST, SC evenly around the edge of you wash cloth adding (SC, CH1, SC) into each corner. SLST to CH1. Finish off. Weave your ends.

Tulip Stitch Wash Cloth

I hope you’ve enjoyed this free crochet pattern. If you make one, I would love to see it! Tag me on Instagram/Facebook @jadedcraftscreations or use #jadedcraftscreations

Happy Crocheting,

Jade