The crochet Star Gazer's Mittens use an easy, basic mitten construction with a subtle added texture at the wrist using the star stitch. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
Crochet a Matching Pair of Star Gazer's Mittens and Cowl
From the moment I made my first pair of mittens with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn, I knew it was a match made in heaven. So for this year's collection I knew I wanted to crochet a pair of mittens to match one of the scarves I made last year. Who doesn't love a matching winter set?!
The Star Gazer's Mittens complement the Star Gazer's Cowl from the previous year's collection and together they look truly stunning!
Seven Days of Scarfie Crochet Pattern Collection #2
This pattern is part of my Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collections. Whether you are new to Seven Days of Scarfie or you have been making along with me every single year; I am so happy you are joining in the fun! Seven Days of Scarfie started on a total whim in 2016, and I have gotten so much positive feedback on the patterns that I just keep going with it every year.
I hope that you love each of these pattern collections as much as I do!
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Star Gazer's Mittens - Free Crochet Pattern
- One skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn (‘Charcoal/Magenta’ pictured) or approx. 160 yds. of a comparable yarn. I would recommend trying a Category 4 worsted weight yarn as a substitute but be sure to check the gauge.
- 5.0mm crochet hook (I use Clover Amour)
- Yarn needle
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- YO: yarn over hook
- LOH: loops on hook
- ch: chain
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
First start stitch of a round: Ch 2, Insert hook into back loop of the second ch from the hook and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into front loop of the same ch stitch and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert into the next 3 sts and pull up a loop through each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye" of the star.
Star stitch: Insert hook into the "eye" of the previous star and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into the last post of the previous star and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert your hook into the last stitch of the previous star and pull up a loop (4 LOH), insert hook into the next 2 sts and pull up a loop in each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye of the star.
Helpful Video Tutorials:
How to Crochet the Star Stitch in the Round (find the left handed video here)
How to Crochet the Magic Cirlce - the right handed video loads with the page
15 HDC x 11 rows = 4” square in HDC
- Tip of fingers to bottom of wrist = 9.75"
- Width of finger section = 4.25"
- Width of wrist = 3.5"
- Length of thumb = 2.5"
- Width of thumb = 1.75"
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
- The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch
- 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 (for a narrower thumb, start with 12 sts, for a wider thumb start with 16). Length can be adjusted by adding/subtracting rounds.
Start with a magic circle (see the video tutorial below if you need help with this)
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 stitches and HDC around. (28 HDC + 6 ch stitches-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, HDC in 6, HDC2 Tog, *HDC in 2, HDC2Tog, repeat from * around (25)
Round 24: Ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (12 stars + 1 HDC)
Round 25: Ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (25)
Round 26-29: Repeat Rounds 24 (on even rounds) and 25 (on odd rounds)
Round 30: Ch 1, HDC around (25)
Attaching the Thumb:
Round 1: Attach yarn into the thumb hole with a sl st. Ch 1, and work 14 HDC around the thumb hole. Some stitches may be worked into "non traditional" spaces such as stitch posts to achieve this number. (14)
Round 2-5: Ch 1, HDC around (14)
Round 6: Ch 1, HDC2tog around (7)
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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