NB Baby Mittens

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Baby Mittens – NB Size

 

Materials:

F hook

Preferred Yarn: Caron Simply Soft

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Measuring tape (to check gauge)

 

Skill level: Beginner

Gauge:

With F hook:

2’’ x 2’’ square = 9 hdc x 7 rows

 

 

A Note about Gauge: For those of you who do not understand how gauge works, or are looking to learn more on the subject, I have written a very helpful blog on gauge that has proved helpful when trying to figure out how big/small of a hook/yarn to use. If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/05/matching-gauge-and-why-it-is-so-important/

 

 

A Note about Technique (The Golden Loop Method): This is not just for amigurumi items; it will help in ALL areas where crochet is involved. (Although, it helps most with amigurumi because of the nature of tight stitching.) I know I often hear of people having trouble “making their stitches tight enough” or they frequently have problems matching gauge (even if their items turn out okay on sizing, it doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t improvement to be made.) I too had many problems when learning to create amigurumi objects when I first started out. I have written a helpful blog that should help to pinpoint the areas that need improvement so that you, too, can create beautiful amigurumi items. There is ALWAYS room for improvements to be made, no matter how long you have been crocheting. Later, you will notice that all items are improved by using this easy method! If you still need help after you’ve browsed this, please let me know and I will try to help in any way that I can. http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/2014/04/amigurimi-technique-that-will-always-work-and-will-change-the-way-you-crochet-forever/

 

Abbreviations:

MC – Magic Circle                           For a tutorial on the magic circle, visit my blog at the following link:

http://articlesofadomesticgoddess.com/magic-circle-tutorial/

CH – Chain

ST; STS – Stitch or stitches

SC – Single Crochet

SC2TOG – Single Crochet 2 together

HDC – Half Double Crochet

HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet 2 together

DC – Double Crochet

DC2TOG- Double Crochet 2 together

TR – Treble Crochet

SLST – Slip Stitch

FO – Fasten Off

X after a number = number of stitches to work in after current stitch (ex: sc 2X = sc in next two stitches)

 

Tips: Ch 1, Ch 2, or Ch 3 turning chain at the beginning of the round does not count as first stitch. First stitch in the round will be in the same stitch as the turning chain.

 

This pattern also works well in blue, green, yellow, purple, etc.

 

With desired color:

 

Round 1:                8 hdc in mc, join to top of first st (8)

Round 2:                Ch1, 2hdc in each st around, join to top of first st (16)

Round 3:                Ch1, (2hdc, hdc), Repeat () around, join to top of first st (24)

Round 4:                Ch1, (2hdc, hdc2), Repeat () around, join to top of first st (32)

Round 5:                Ch 1, hdc around, join to top of first st (32)

Round 6:                Repeat Round 5

Round 7:                Repeat Round 5

Round 8:                Repeat Round 5

Round 9:                Ch 1, hdc2tog around, join to top of first st (16)

Round 10:             Ch 1, hdc around, join to top of first st (16)

 

OPTIONAL COLOR CHANGE FOR CONTRAST ONLY:

FO original color; Sl st in with contrast color

If you don’t desire a contrast color here, continue on with your original color.

 

Round 11:             Ch 1, sc around, join to top of first st (16)

Round 12:             Ch 1, (sc [sc, picot, sc] in next st), Repeat () around, join to top of first st (8 picots)

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Create A Shank Button From Pearls

Gather your materials 

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You will need: 

-A pair of jewelry pliers or needle nose pliers
-20 gauge jewelry wire

-Hot glue and gun

-Some 8mm pearls 

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Cut 3-5 inches of wire.

 

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String 2 of the 8mm pearls like so onto the wire. 

 

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Twist the bottom to make a shank.
 

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Twist the top to make a place to put the pearls onto.
 

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Add a pearl to each side with a dab of hot glue.
 

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Add more until wire is hidden and until button is desired size.
 


Finished button

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Tester Erin Freund did hers another way and 
created a beautiful pearl button as well!

 


 

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