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Crochet Warm Mittens Quickly

Are you looking for a quick crochet pattern to make a nice Christmas gift? Or do you just want to be prepared for the cold winter? In the both cases you are looking at the right article! I have crocheted the mittens for me and it took around 2 hours. It is not only quick but also easy to crochet: you need to know only a regular single stitch! Have fun following the instructions and keep your hands warm!

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You will need:

  • 6 mm crochet hook
  • Turcouise yarn recommended for the hook (generally it is a good idea to use a bigger hook but if we want to have warm mittens, the hook should match the yarn. Otherwise the crocheting will be not tight enough and the wind can come through!)
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • inc – 2 sc in one st (used to increase st number)
  • dec – 1 sc in two st (used to decrease st number)
  • X 6 – repeat 6 times
  • number of st in every round is indicated in brackets at the end

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Instructions:

We srart with making a ribbing: make 11 ch (the last, 11th ch is a turning ch)
Rounds 1-24: sc in all 10 st IN BACK LOOPS ONLY, 1 turning ch (10)
Round 25: now we are going to close the rubber. Insert the hook in the last st of the last and the first rounds at the same time, make sl st in next 10 st (10)

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Now we are crocheting the “body” of the mitten. So I start counting the rounds again.
Rounds 1-2: sc in all 24 st (24)
Round 3: sc in next 10 st, inc, sc in next st, inc, sc in next 11 st (26)
Round 4: sc in next 10 st, inc, sc in next 3 st, inc, sc in next 11 st (28)
Round 5: sc in all st (28)
Round 6: sc in next 10 st, inc, sc in next 5 st, inc, sc in next 11 st (30)
Round 7: sc in all st (30)
Round 8: sc in next 10 st, inc, sc in next 7 st, inc, sc in next 11 st (32)
Round 9: sc in next 11 st, 1 ch, skip 9 st, sc in next 12 st (24)
Rounds 10-21: sc in all st (24)

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Round 22: (sc in next 2 st, dec) X 6 (18)
Round 23: (sc in next st, dec) X 6 (12)
Round 24: (dec) X 6 (6)
Sew the next round. Fatsen off, cut the yarn and weave in the end.

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Thumb:
Round 1: Start crocheting in the ch of the Round 9. Insert there the hook, make 1 ch, dec, sc in next 7 st, dec (10)

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Rounds 2-12: sc in all 10 st (10)
Round 13: (dec) X 5 (5)
Sew the next round. Fasten off, cut the yarn and weave in the end.

The first mitten is finished! Now follow the instructions again with one change – the Round 3 should look like that: sc in next 11 st, inc, sc in next st, inc, sc in next 10 st (26) and keep the order till the end of the mitten. It will be a right mitten!

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Now enjoy your new mittens and keep yourself warm!

Merry Christmas!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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Crochet Christmas Mug Cosy

Have you ever been to a christmas market in Germany?
This atmoshere and spicy smells, candels, linzer cake, biscuits, all these cosy handmade things everywhere and… warm, fragrant mulled wine! This is so great, the whole year I am waiting for the end of November and run to the Christmas market on the first day it is open. Sometimes it’s really cold, and it’s even better: perfect opportunity to wear self crocheted hat and gloves!
There is only one problem in this paradise: sweet, sticky, red mulled wine will be all over your nice gloves again and again. So I came to the idea to arm with a cup cosy!
It will keep the wine warm and your gloves clean! And you can make it look however you like!

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Most of the Christmas markets offer cups of a typical size. So it is easy to make a mug cosy that would fit to them!

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You will need:

  • 3.5 mm or 4 mm crochet hook
  • Green and red yarn recommended for the hook
  • Scissors
  • Two buttons

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • st – stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • reverse sc – reverse single crochet
  • puff st – puff stitch
  • X 5 – repeat 5 times
  • at the end of every round total number of stitches is shown in brackets

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Instructions:

Start with the red yarn. Make 56 ch, insert the hook in the 7th ch from the hook. This will be a loop for the first button.

Round 1: sc in all 50 ch (50)

Round 2: change to the green yarn, 2 turning ch, dc in next 5 st,
(skip 1 st, puff st in next st, 3 ch, puff st in the same st, skip 1 st, dc in next 6 st) X 4,
skip 1 st, puff st in next st, 3 ch, puff st in the same st, skip 1 st, dc in next 4 st, 2 turning ch (50)

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Now basically we crochet the same round three more times. We crochet dc over dc stitches of the previous round and two puff st should be always crocheted through the hole between 2 puff st over previous round. If it is not clear, here is description of these steps:

Round 3: dc in next 3 st,
(puff st (in the hole between 2 puff st of the previous row), 3 ch, puff st in the hole again, dc in next 6 st) X 5
2 turning ch (50)

Round 4:
dc in next 5 st,
(puff st (in the hole between 2 puff st of the previous row), 3 ch, puff st in the hole again, dc in next 6 st) X 4,
puff st (in the hole between 2 puff st of the previous row), 3 ch, puff st in the hole again, dc in next 4 st, 2 turning ch (50)

Round 5: repeat the Round 3

Round 6: change back to the red yarn, dc in all 50 st (50), 6 ch (it is a second loop for a button), insert the hook in the last dc of the row

Round 7: change back to the green yarn, hdc in all 50 st (50)

Round 8: reverse sc in all 50 st (50)

Now sew the buttons to the mug cosy in front of the loops but on the opposite side aaand the Christmas mug cosy is finished! Congratulations! Enjoy warm drinks and share the joy with your friends!

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Merry Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

Did you like to crochet with the tutorial? Check out my other patterns here!

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4 Quick and Unique Crochet Xmas Gifts

I am sure all of your friends know about your passion for crochet! So Christmas is coming closer and closer and you realize that they are expecting creative crocheted gifts from you! Have no time for making toys, hats and mittens? Well, leave it for grandmas and let’s see what we can do!

1 Mug Cosy

Although the idea is not that new anymore, mug cosy is still something cool, alternative and unique! Go for it, for sure! Everybody needs it. For cosy winter mornings with a cup of coffee, for warm evenings with a blanket and a huge cacao cup, and of course for  enjoying mulled wine at Christmas Markets! Here I offer you my mug cosy pattern.

 

 

2 Key Ring

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This is a great option for group of friends. It takes only about two hours (maximum!) to make one key ring, and you can make individual ones for everyone. For example, go for a sushi key ring if one of your friends is crazy about sushi or make a heart for someone you love 🙂 Also a good idea would be to make a Christmas figure like a Tree, Santa’s Hat or the Gingerbread Man.

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3 Storage Basket

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The storage basket is something practical and everyone can find use for it! At the same time you can decorate it in many different ways turning a regular basket into a special Xmas gift.

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4. Egg Cosy

Egg Cosy is a brilliant thing: small, useful, unique and quick to crochet! It is also a sweet gift, and I am sure it would make anyone happy and surprised!

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Well, no matter what you go for, remember: there is nothing better than a handmade gift made with a lot of love! Happy crocheting and enjoy your preparation for the Christmas! Ho Ho Ho!

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