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Published on November 20th, 2016 | by Kate Eastwood

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Crochet Club: Matching mitts and scarf for the ladies in your life

Following on from the making mittens and scarves for your little ones, this week it’s time to make sure that the lovely ladies in your life keep snuggly warm too! 

Ladies mitts and scarf by Kate Eastwood

For this mitt and scarf set, I have designed the mitts to be both useful and practical by making them fingerless. The scarf also has two buttonholes worked in to the design to keep the fold over neatly in place.

Both the scarf and the mitts are worked in DC (SC in US terms), and the finished scarf measures approx. 80cm long x approx. 12 cm wide. The mitts are a standard medium ladies size, but can be adjusted in size at both the finger edge and thumb edge if need be.

For my set I used 4 x balls of Rowan Hemp Tweed in the colour 422 and worked with a 4.5 mm hook for the main body of the scarf and mitts.

Rowan Hemp Tweed

For the contrast edging I used a 4 ply white yarn and a 3.5mm hook. Using a thinner yarn than the main body of the mitts gives the ruffle a delicate effect.

Mitts & scarf by Kate Eastwood

To make the mitts:

The mitts are designed with a long cuff that can either be folded over or left flat.

To make the cuff of the mitten:

Work a chain of 24.

Row 1: Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook work a row of DC, 23sts. At the end of the row chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: You are now going to work another row of DC, but this time working in to the back loop only of each stitch. This is what creates the rib look and gives the stretchiness to the cuff.

Rows 3 to 31: Continue working rows of DC, into the back loop only, remembering to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row.

At the end of Row 31 you should have a stretchy, ribbed rectangle.

Adding the ribbing

Fold the cuff so that the two short edges meet and join along the short edge either by working a Row of DC that joins the two edges together or use a needle and thread to stitch in place. Finish off and sew your ends in.

There is no need to turn the seam to the inside when you have completed this part as once the cuff is folded in half the seam will be tucked away anyway.

Hiding the seam

The main body of the mitten is made in a continuous round of DC (meaning that one round merges in to the last and there is no need to Sl St to join and Ch 1 at the end of each round.)

With the cuff facing in the right direction, rejoin your yarn to the top edge of the cuff and work 35 DC around the top of the cuff, spacing these as evenly as you can as you work round. You are now going to be working in continuous rounds, and will be starting to make the thumb shaping.

Round 1: DC in to the first 16 stitches, then work 2 DC in to the next stitch, 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and 2 DC in to the following stitch. Work a DC in to the remaining 15 sts. 37 sts.

Round 2: Work a round of DC, 37 sts.

Round 3: DC in to the first 17 stitches, then work 2 DC in to the next stitch, 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and 2 DC in to the following stitch. Work a DC in to the remaining 16 sts. 39 sts.

Round 4: Work a round of DC, 39 sts.

Working a round of double crochet

Round 5: DC in to the first 18 stitches, then work 2 DC in to the next stitch, 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and 2 DC in to the following stitch. Work a DC in to the remaining 17 sts. 41 sts.

Round 6: Work a round of DC, 41 sts.

Round 7: DC in to the first 19 stitches, then work 2 DC in to the next stitch, 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and 2 DC in to the following stitch. Work a DC in to the remaining 18 sts. 43 sts.

Round 8: Work a round of DC, 43 sts.

Round 9: DC in to the first 20 stitches, then work 2 DC in to the next stitch, 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and 2 DC in to the following stitch. Work a DC in to the remaining 19 sts. 45 sts.

Round 10: Work a round of DC, 45 sts.

Round 11: DC in to the first 21 stitches, then work 2 DC in to the next stitch, 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and 2 DC in to the following stitch. Work a DC in to the remaining 20 sts. 47 sts.

Round 12: Work a round of DC, 47 sts.

Round 13: DC in to the first 22 stitches, then work 2 DC in to the next stitch, 1 DC in to each of the next 2 stitches and 2 DC in to the following stitch. Work a DC in to the remaining 21 sts. 49 sts.

Round 14: Work a round of DC, 49 sts.

Round 15: In this round you will be creating the thumb hole. DC  in to the first 18 stitches , then count 14 stitches and skip these. Carry on working DC in to the remaining 17 stitches. This is detailed in the three photos below: Pic 1 shows the 14 skipped stitches, Pic 2 shows the rejoining after you have skipped 14 and Pic 3 shows how your work will look at the end of the round, in that you now have two separate rounds, one of 35 stitches for the hand, and one of 14 stitches for the thumb.

Creating the thumbhole

Rounds 16 to 22: Continue working rounds of 35 DC. Finish off and sew in the ends. (If you wish to make the gloves slightly longer at this point, keep working rounds of DC until the required length.)

To make the thumb: Rejoin your red yarn at the thumb hole, and work 1 round of 14 DC. Finish off and sew in the ends. (If you wish to make the thumbs slightly longer at this point, keep working rounds of DC until the required length.) Use left over yarn to sew up the small hole between the thumb and the main body of the mitt.

To finish off your mitts, using your 4 ply and a 3.5mm hook rejoin your contrast yarn around the finger edge.

Round 1: Work a round of DC as follows: 1 DC, 2 DC in the next st, 1 DC, 2 DC in the next stitch …. and so on all the way around.

Round 2: Chain 2 and working in to the back loops only work work 3 TR in to each stitch all the way around. Sl St to join, finish off and sew in the ends.

Finishing off your mitts

To make the bow: (Make 2) Chain 7. Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook , work a row of DC. At the end of the row ch 1 and turn.

Work a further 16 rows as above. Finish off leaving a long yarn tail.

Fold the rectangle in half so that the two short edges meet, join with a needle and thread and then using the remaining yarn tail , wrap the yarn tightly around the centre of the bow several times.

Creating your bow

Secure the ends and then stitch the bow in place on the mitt.

Finished mittens

To make the scarf:

Chain 131.

Row 1: starting in the 2nd chain from the hook work a row of DC. 130 sts. At the end of the row Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 2 and 3: Repeat row 1.

Row 4: In this row you are creating the first of the buttonholes. DC 16, skip 8 and chain 8, DC 106.

Row 5: Work a row of DC, 130sts. Chain 1 and turn.

Continue working rows of DC until your scarf measures approx 11 cm wide.

Work a repeat of Row 4 ( the buttonhole row) so that you are left with matching buttonholes, opposite each other.

Work a further 3 rows of DC, finish off and sew in the ends.

Creating a buttonhole

Rejoin the red yarn at each end of the scarf and work a row of DC. Finish off.

Now, using your 4 ply and a 3.5mm hook, join your contrast yarn at each end of the scarf and work a row of DC as follows: DC1, 2DC in the next stitch, 1 DC, 2 DC in the next stitch … to the end of the row. Finish off.

Rejoin your contrast yarn back at the start of the row and working in to the back loops only, chain 3 and work 3 TR in each stitch all the way along. Finish off and sew in the ends.

Finishing off your scarf

To make the bow for the scarf: Chain 13. Starting in the 2nd chain from the hook , work a row of DC. 12 sts. At the end of the row CH 1 and turn.

Work a further 38 rows as above. Finish off leaving a long yarn tail.

Fold the rectangle in half so that the two short edges meet, join with a needle and thread and then using the remaining yarn tail , wrap the yarn tightly around the centre of the bow several times.

To position your bow you may find it useful to try the scarf on, placing each end of the scarf through the buttonholes and once the scarf is placed as you want it, then position the bow and sew in place.

Finished scarf and mittens

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About the Author

Living just outside Bath, Kate is fortunate enough to be able to indulge two of her biggest loves -- living right in the middle of the countryside but within easy distance of retail therapy. When not working at her nursery school she loves nothing more than a day of pootling around, with crochet, sofa and tea being right at the top of the list.




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