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New Year Mitten Crochet Along - Part 2


Well done, you made it past the most complex part of the pattern. It may seem mean to give that complex stuff to you first, but one - it's now behind us and two - it does create a most beautiful cuff, so I'm hoping you forgive me ;)


Keep in mind the pattern is written in US terms.


The body of the mitten (hand) is crocheted using MC in a spiral.


By now you should have completed the two tone ribbing and have cut your contrasting yarn and secured the end neatly out of the way. Make a decision on which style of cuff you prefer. Either the vertical ribbing or the horizontal stripes. At this point either can become the outside you show the world.


If you are here by mistake and want a knitted Fitted Mitten this is where you need to be.


ABBREVIATIONS

CC Contrasting Colour

Ch Chain

DC (US) Double Crochet

M Marker

MC Main Colour

PM Place marker

Rep Repeat

SC (US) Single Crochet

SC-BLO (US) Single Crochet through back loop only

Sk Skip

SL ST Slip stitch

SM Slip Marker: move marker up 1 round

Sp Space

St(s) Stitch(es)






PATTERN DIRECTIONS | BODY

Next Rnd: Ch 1, *insert hook in back loop of the next MC st and through CC st behind, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through all loops; rep from * to end of rnd, SC-BLO in same st. – 31 (33, 35) sts


THUMB SHAPING

You are now working in a spiral.

Rnd 1: SC-BLO 15 (16, 17, 19), PM, work 2 SC-BLO in the same st, SC-BLO 1, work 2 SC-BLO in the same st, PM, SC-BLO in each st to end of rnd. – 33 (35, 37, 39) sts / 2 sts inc’d


From this point onwards, as you work in a spiral, move markers up (SM) as you come across them.


Rnd 2: SC-BLO in each st to end of rnd.

Rnd 3: SC-BLO 15 (16, 17, 18), SM, work 2 SC-BLO in the same st, SC-BLO to st before next M, work 2 SC-BLO in the same st, SM, SC-BLO in each st to end of rnd. – 35 (37, 39, 41) sts / 2 sts inc’d


Work Rnds 2-3 another 5 times. – 45 (47, 49, 51 sts)


Work Rnd 2 another 6 times.


Your mitten should now reach just above your thumb joint. Add extra Rnd 2 to ensure the correct length.



That's it week 2 is complete and this back loop subtle striping texture is the established pattern for the rest of the mitten.