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Convertible Crochet Mittens | Sapphire Mittens

November 18th, 2021

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Convertible crochet mittens aren’t just for the little ones, the practicality of these crochet accessories are brilliant. If you are anything like me, I’m constantly taking gloves on and off so being able to open the mittens is a must.

Welcome back Aly from @lovealy who’s bringing us this guest post today and helping us to keep us cosy throughout the winter months. You may remember Alys Snowflake Crochet Poncho and the Cherie Capelet.

Take it away Aly:

I wrote this pattern while travelling around the Caribbean. Ironic as the weather was so beautiful, yet I was designing this mitten with the knowledge I’d be heading back to cooler UK climates soon. Feeling the December chill on the horizon, I wanted something warm yet practical-so that I could still use my fingers to play on my phone but hide them away when Jack Frost started to nip. Thus the Convertible Mitten was born… Made in one piece so no faffing with trying to line up separate tops and pieces-this is a beginner-friendly pattern that can be made 3-ways.

As this is a guest post, Bella Coco Crochet is unable to answer any queries. If you have a question, please contact the designer directly and they will be happy to help you.

Materials

Hook Size 3.5mm

Yarn Scheepjes Mohair Rhythm in “Lindy” and Metropolis in “Washington” (1 ball of each)

Termanology

**Pattern is written in US terms**

Stitch(s): st(s)

Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook

Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through

Single Crochet(s): sc(s): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have two loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.

Convertible Crochet Mittens Pattern

Cuff

Leave long tail and chain 22 st

Row 1: Insert hook into 2nd st from the hook and sc in every st until the end (21)

Row 2: Turn, ch1, then sc acrossin blo(21)

Row 3-33: repeat Row 2

Row 34: Join edges together by working sc across current row and the edges of Row 1. Do not sew up end.

Hand and Thumb Hole

Row 1: Sc around the edge of the cuff (34)

Row 2: Working in a spiral [2sc into stitch, sc into next 4 stitches] repeat 6 times; 2sc into st, sc into next 3 st (41)

Row 3-8: Sc into each st around. Mark last stitch (41)

Row 9: Sc into next 10 st, ch 5 and ss back into the marker. Turn. Sc into 5 st (the ch you just made) and Sc into remaining 31 st (36)

Row 10: [sc2tog, sc into next 4 st]6 times (30)11-20:: sc around (30)

**STOP HERE IF YOU WANT FINGERLESS GLOVES ONLY AND GO TO “CLOSE THUMB” BELOW. Alternatively if you want Fingerless gloves with an open thumb then STOP HERE AND GO TO “FINISHING”.** 21: 26sc

Alternatively if you want convertible fingerless gloves to mittens, carry on with the pattern as follows:

Mitten Opening

Row 1:(should be in line with the middle of the thumb hole) **For left mitten: turn! For right mitten: do not turn!** New Beginning of Row.

Ch15, ss into 15th st. Make sure when you put your hand in, the opening you’ve just created is on the inside of your hand! It might help you to try on the glove at this point…Sc around (30)

Row 2-7: sc around (30)

9: sc2tog, 3sc x 6 (24)

10: sc2tog, 2sc x 6 (18)

11: sc2tog, 1sc x 6 (12)

12: sc2tog x 6 (6)

Fasten off leaving a long tail. Use this tail to sew up the top.

Attach yarn to the middle of the top part you just sewed up and chain 5. Slip stitch back into first chain. This will form your loop that you will attach the flap part to the main glove (around the button) when not using it as a mitten.

Go back to the chain 15 that you made to start the mitten part of the glove and this time we are going to work on the opposite side of that chain to create a flap to cover the hole so that your hands don’t get exposed to the cold!

Leave a long starting tail. Attach yarn to the inner corner and sc across the 15st from the other side. Ch 1 to turn and sc across the 15st again. Repeat until you have 4 rows. Fasten off and weave in long end. .Lay glove flat and sew the edges of the flap up the edges of the glove with the tail ends you left.

Close Thumb

Attach yarn to any stitch. I usually attach to the one closest up to the main part of the glove so it can’t be seen.Row 1: Sc all the way around (10)Row 2-7: repeat Row 1 Row 8: sc2tog in next st, 1sc in next st (repeat around)Row 9-10: sc2tog around.Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew up the small hole if necessary.

Finishing

Weave in any ends and sew up cuff using long tail. Attach yarn to bottom of cuff and Sc around.Sew button on directly below where the flap would be if you unfolded the glove, near to but not on the cuff.

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