Crochet the Candied Ginger Mittens with gold and ice blue Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and you will have the perfect warm mittens for fall and winter! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
What can you crochet with just one skein?
Seven years ago I published my first Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collection. Last year's collection was the sixth. That means I published over 42 patterns made with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn - whoa!
Did you happen to catch this year's pattern event? I changed it to Seven ONEderful Skeins - and there are seven NEW one skein patterns for you to make using Scarfie yarn OR regular old worsted weight yarn from your stash.
Gold and Ice Crochet Mittens
If you've never tried the crocheting one of the Candied Ginger crochet patterns with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn - it's time for you to make some mittens! This gold and ice blue yarn combination is so unexpected and really beautiful for fall and winter months. I honestly wasn't sure how I would feel about this color when Lion Brand released it a few years ago, but I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how gorgeous it was when it is crocheted.
Candied Ginger Crochet Patterns
The Candied Ginger pattern collection has been part of the Seven Days of Scarfie since 2020. I’ve already made a scarf, hat and ear warmer. So even though I'm not crocheting a whole Scarfie collection this year; I had to make mittens to match the Candied Ginger set! These mittens have a simple construction with a pretty v-stitch accent at the wrist.
These adult sized mittens can easily be adjusted in length, and you can even add more rows to the cuff if you want it to be longer.
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Candied Ginger Mittens - Free Crochet Pattern
- One skein of Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (‘Ice/Gold’ pictured) or approx. 150 yards of a comparable Category 4 yarn. Find some of my substitution suggestions here.
- H/5.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- sl st: slip stitch
- ch: chain
- sk: skip
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
- DC: double crochet
- DCSV: Double crochet spike v-stitch
Special Stitch Description:
Double Crochet Spike V-Stitch: (DC, ch 1, DC) while inserting your hook one row below your next st space.
Related Video Tutorials:
How to Crochet a Mitten for Beginners - this video demonstrates the basic construction of crocheting a top down mitten. Find the Left Handed version of this video here.
8 HDC x 6 rows = 2” square
Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 10"
Width of finger section = 4"
Width of wrist = 3.75"
Length of thumb = 2.5"
Width of thumb = 1.5"
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each row do not count as a stitch.
- The end of each round is attached to the first st of the round with a sl st
- This pattern is written to fit an average adult. The size can easily be adjusted by adding or subtracting rounds. Additions or subtractions should happen between rounds 4-16
- I used a fairly tight tension for this project, please check your gauge so the mittens fit properly.
- Thumb size can be adjusted by changing the number of stitches you start with. Length can be adjusted by adding/subtracting rounds.
Instructions (make 2)
Start with magic circle
Round 1: ch 1, Work 10 HDC into magic circle, pull tight (10)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in each stitch around (20)
Round 3: ch 1, *2 HDC, HDC, repeat from * around (30)
Round 4-16: ch 1, HDC around (30)
Round 17: ch 1, HDC, ch 6, skip 2 sts and HDC around. (28 HDC + 6 ch sts - this creates the thumb hole)
Round 18-20: Ch 1, HDC around (34)
Round 21: Ch 1, HDC in 6, HDC2tog, HDC in 15, HDC2tog, HDC in 9. (32)
Round 22: Ch 1, HDC around (32)
Round 23: Ch 1, *HDC in 2, HDC2tog, repeat from * around (24)
Round 24: ch 2, sk 1, *(DC, ch 1, dc), sk 2, repeat from * 6 more times, (DC, ch 1, dc), sk 1.
Round 25: ch 1, HDC around.
Round 26: ch 2, sk 1, DCSV, *sk 2, DCSV, repeat from * around.
Round 27-28: repeat Rounds 25-26
Round 29: ch 1, SC around. Tie off yarn. Turn mitten right side out if it’s not already.
Attaching the Thumb:
Round 1: Attach yarn into the thumb hole with a sl st. Ch 1, and work 12 HDC around the thumb hole. Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (12)
Round 2-6: Ch 1, HDC around (12)
Round 7: Ch 1, HDC2tog around (6)
Cut and tie yarn leaving a long tail. Using a yarn needle, weave through every other stitch around the top. Pull to cinch the thumb shut and tie off. Weave in all ends and you are done!
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