Crystal Palace Yarns
free knitting pattern for baby - toddler mittens  in Superwash Merino 5


These mittens are meant to
coordinate with the Merino 5
Baby - Toddler Vest
knit either solid color or in 2-colors.
(see the Toddler Vest pattern HERE)
 

Merino 5 Superwash 100% merino wool
Baby - Toddler Mittens

Sizes:
12 -18 months (2-3 years)

Materials:
Two Color Version: 1 - 50 gr ball Crystal Palace Merino 5 (MC)
1 - 50 gr balls Merino 5  (CC)
Solid Color version: 1 - 50 gr ball Merino 5
Crystal Palace Bamboo or DAISY Needles:  US 7 size (5.5 mm)
Crochet Hook size G

Abbreviations:
Beg-begin (ning), CO-cast on; Cont-continue; Dec-decrease; K-knit; K2tog-knit 2 stitches together; P-purl; rem-remain(ing); rep-repeat; RS-right side; St(s)-stitch (es); St st-Stockinette stitch; WS-wrong side.

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4" in St St.
For correct sizing, be sure to do a gauge swatch.

Right Hand
Using CC, CO 26 (30) sts. Work 2 rows K2, P2 rib. Change to MC. Work 6 (8) rows K2, P2 rib.
Cont to use MC. Work in St st until piece measures 2 (2 1/2)" from CO.
Shape for Thumb
K 18 (20) sts, turn. CO 5 sts, P10, turn. Work these 10 sts in St st for 1.5 ", end after working P row. Next row K2tog across - 5 sts. Break off yarn, thread through rem sts, pull up & secure. Join seam along 1.5" side.
RS facing rejoin yarn to base of thumb, pick up & knit 5 sts from base, then K across rem 8 (10) sts - 26 (30) sts.
Cont in St st until piece measures 3.5 (4)" from CO edge end after working a P row.
Shape Top
Row 1: K3(2), K2tog, [K4, K2tog] 3(4) times; *K3(2) - 22(26) sts.
Rows 2 and 4: Purl.
Row 3: K5(4), K2tog, [K3, K2tog] 2(3) times; K5 - 19(22) sts.
Row 5: [K2, K2tog] 3 times, K1, K2tog; [K2, K2tog], 2 times; K2 - 14(16) sts.
Break off yarn thread through rem 14(16) sts, pull up and secure. Sew Seam. Work in all ends.
Left Hand
Using CC, CO 26(30) sts. Work 2 rows K2, P2 rib. Change to MC. Work 6(8) rows K2, P2 rib.
Cont to use MC. Work in St st until piece measures 2 (2.5)" from CO.
Shape for Thumb
Knit 15(17) sts, turn. CO 5 sts, P10, turn. Working on these 10 sts in St st for 1.5" end after working a P row. Next row K2 tog across - 5 sts. Break off yarn, thread through rem sts, pull up & secure. Join seam along the 1.5" side.
RS facing rejoin yarn to base of thumb, pick up & K 5 sts from base, then K across rem 11(13) sts - 26(30) sts.
Continue in St st until piece measures 3.5(4)" from CO edge end after working a P row.
Shape Top Shape Top
Row 1: K3(2), K2tog, [K4, K2tog] 3(4) times; *K3(2) - 22(26) sts.
Rows 2 & 4: Purl.
Row 3: K5(4), K2tog, [K3, K2tog] 2(3) times; K5 - 19(22) sts.
Row 5: [K2, K2tog] 3 times, K1, K2tog, [K2, K2tog] 2 times; K2 - 14(16) sts.
Break off yarn thread through rem 14(16) sts, pull up & secure. Sew seam. Work in all ends.
Connecting Cord
Using CC and crochet hook join yarn at inside seam of one mitten. Chain for approximately 40 (43)" or desired length. Fasten off & join to inside seam of other mitten.

Pattern Technical Editing & Sizing by Dawn Leeseman for Crystal Palace Yarns

copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this  pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Merino 5 are welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.

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