Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Mittens for LDS Humanitarian

Here is a pattern for mittens for pre-schoolers that we used in kits at Women's Conference this past May. Actually, I have made quite a few changes so I can memorize the pattern... it's just easier for me done this way.

My family (well, most of us) are heading up to Midvale, Utah near Salt Lake City to visit with our son Christopher and his wife Danielle there, and I plan to take enough yarn to make more of these. At Womens Conference they did have a larger size for these, but I didn't get that pattern so I am going to try to make up a larger version while we travel- it's a 6 hour drive there. If I achieve that I will post it on here. I think people often make preschool size cos they are cute but they don't make them for the 8-10 year olds, so I will try to make the larger size to fit that age child.

I can't wait! I need this little vacation. =)

If you would like to make some mittens for LDS Humanitarian you can send them here:

Completed handmade items may be shipped by anyone of any faith, or delivered in person to:
Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
1665 Bennett Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Humanitarian Center at 1-800-453-3860 ext. 26060
(Telephone: 801-240-6060)
Hours 7 am - 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday


LDS Women's Conference 2007 Child's Mittens
(Preschool sized)
BYU Women's Conference 2007 Service Project - Copyright Women's Conference 2007 - pattern changes by Beverly A. Qualheim
Use about 2 oz of 4 ply worsted weight yarn - any color (or combo of colors)
Size I hook.

Begin with CUFF: Chain 9.

Row 1 Single crochet (sc) in 2nd chain from the hook. Sc in remaining chs across. Ch 1, turn (total of 8 stitches)
Rows 2-18: Working in the BACK LOOP ONLY sc in each sc to end of row; ch 1 turn. Repeat to row 18 maintaining 8 sc across. (This will create a ribbing effect for the CUFF)
Row 19 (Joining row) Fold cuff in half bringing beginning row to ending row and line up sc stitches to beginning chain stitches. Slip Stitch (ss) corresponding stitches together to form the cuff. Turn so seam is on the inside. You are now working on the right side of mitten.

(This is where you can change colors if you wish)

BODY OF MITTEN:
Row 1: Make first sc of the mitten's body at the top of where you just joined the cuff. Then continure to sc around the top of the cuff till you have 21 more evenly spaced sc's. Slip stitch your last sc to your first sc to form row 1, ch 1, turn (22 sts around cuff)

Rows 2-4: Sc in each sc around, join at end of each row with a sl st, ch 1 and turn for next row being sure to maintain 22 sts in each row.

Row 5: 1 sc in first sc then ch 3.. Skip the next 3 sc and sc n 4th sc (this creates a hole where the mitten's thumb will be attached). Continue on with your row to the end, join with a sl st, ch 1, turn. (19 sts and 3 ch sts in your row)

Row 6: Sc in each sc and the 3 chain stitches all around, ss to join, ch 1, turn. (You should now have 22 sts again)

Row 7-14: Sc in each sc around, join at the tned of each row with sl st, ch 1 and turn, maintaining 22 sc on each row.

Now begin to decrease stitches to form the rounded part of the mitten

Row 15, (decreasing row): *1 sc in next sc, sc 2 together* , repeat around, sl st to join, ch 1 and turn (14 sc)

Row 16 (dec row):
*1 sc in next sc, sc 2 together* , repeat around, sl st to join, ch 1 and turn (10 sc)

Row 16 (dec row):
*1 sc in next sc, sc 2 together* , repeat around, sl st to join, ch 1 and turn (7 sc) cut yarn leaving 8" tail, pull yarn through last ch 1. Using a darning needle, weave yarn through the 7 sc of last row, pull tight to close up end of mitten, weave yarn to secure closing and fasten off.

THUMB
Row 1: Join yarn, ch 1 and 1 sc in the first sc of thumb opening, 1 sc in next 3 sc. Pick up 5 sc around the remaining thumb opening, sl st to join, ch 1, turn (9 sc)

Row 2 - 5: Sc in each sc around joining with a sl st. Ch 1, turn (9 sc)

Row 6 (dec row): 1 sc in first sc, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next 3 sc,
skip 1 sc, 1 sl st to join, ch 1, turn. (7 sc)

Row 7 (dec row): 1 sc in next 2 sc,
skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, sl st to join, ch 1, end off (5 sc)
Cut yarn leaving about an 8" tail, pull yarn through last ch 1. Using darning needle, weave yarn through the 5 sc of the last row, pull tight to close up end of thumb, weave in yarn to secure closing and fasten off.

Make a 2nd mitten the same way!

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Bev
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com

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