Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Baby Mittens (newborn scratch guards)

I wanted to crochet some newborn mittens for my squishy. I pulled out the mittens I had bought and just used those as a guide for shape, even through they were sewn, not crochet.

I ended up with two sizes, and here are the two tutorials (and a video tutorial at the end) to show you how to make some mittens for your squishy, or for a gift. As with anything made for a baby, proper supervision is needed as mittens are small and could be a choking hazard.


Terms used:
st: stitch
sl st: slip stitch
Magic circle (see video for tutorial)
sc: single crochet
fpsc: front post single crochet
and sc two in same space to increase

To make these mittens, you will need a worsted weight yarn (I am using 100% cotton for comfort) and a 4.0mm crochet hook.

Newborn/Preemie Mittens

R1: start of with a magic circle. do 6 sc into the circle and pull to cinch. do not sl st to join in the round, mittens are worked in the continuous round. (6 sts)
R2: 2sc in each st (12 sts)
R3: sc all sts.

Repeat round 3 until work measures 3 inches from tip to your current st.

R4: *fpsc, sc repeat from * around until end. (12 sts)
R5: *fpsc, sc repeat from * around until end (12 sts)
R6: 12 sc. sl st, break yarn and weave in all ends. (12 sts)

0-3 month mittens

R1: start of with a magic circle. do 8 sc into the circle and pull to cinch. do not sl st to join in the round, mittens are worked in the continuous round. (8 sts)
R2: 2sc in each st (16 sts)
R3: sc all sts. (16 sts)

Repeat round 3 until work measures 3.5 inches from tip to your current st.

R4: *fpsc, sc repeat from * around until end. (16 sts)
R5: *fpsc, sc repeat from * around until end (16 sts)
R6: sc all sts (16 sts) 
R7: Sc all sts (16 sts) sl st, break yarn and weave in all ends.


These mittens really are super duper easy and fun to make. I already want to make a rainbow pair and a two-tone pair as well!

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