Wednesday, January 14, 2009

BP Mittens


After searching and searching the web for quick and easy mittens to make for men, I finally decided to try my hand at designing a pair of mittens for men myself. The final project is above. They have been tested on several "guy" hands and they do stretch a little. The post stitch at the cuffs gives them a nice finish and keeps the cold air out by staying close to the wrist. I call these mittens "BP Mittens" for a charity that touched my heart. That charity is "The Bridge Project" in Ohio. Thank you so much Sandy for testing my pattern! I hope this pattern gets into the hands of many to make mittens for your project to keep hands warm!


BP Mittens for Men©

Designed by Beth Parsons

1/10/09

Materials: Red Heart 4 ply yarn

G crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Guage: 4 dc = 1 inch

Note: Ch 3 = 1 dc

FPS – front post stitch

BPS - back post stitch

Larger hook will make a larger size mitten.

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 7 dc in last ch, join to top of ch 3. (8dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (16 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next st, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (24 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st; repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (32 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc in next 15 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 15 sts. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (34 dc)

Rnd 6 – 12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Ch 3, join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (34 dc)

Rnd 13: (Right Thumb Opening) Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, ch 5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st and in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (34 sts)

Rnd 13: (Left Thumb Opening) Ch 3, dc in next st, dc in next 21 sts, ch 5, skip 5 sts, dc in next st, dc in next 5 sts. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (34 sts)

Rnd 14: Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st and chain st around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (34 dc)

Rnd 15: Ch 3, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (34 dc)

Rnd 16: Ch 3, dc in next 6 sts, dc decrease in next 2 sts, dc in next 16 dc, dc decrease in next 2 sts, dc in next 7 sts. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (32 sts)

Rnd 17: Ch 3, dc in ease dc around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (32 dc)

Rnd 18: (Cuff rounds) Ch 3, *fps around next dc, bps around next st. Repeat from * around. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. (32 sts)

Rnds 19 – 21: Repeat Rnd 18. Join with a sl st to top of ch 3. At end of Rnd 21, End off. Work in loose end. (32 sts)

Right Thumb: With joining seam facing you (joining seam will be in the palm of the hand), attach yarn with a sl st in side of DC on Rnd 13. Ch 2, 1 dc in same place. Dc in next 5 sts, place 1 dc in side of DC of Rnd 13, dc in the back loop of the next 5 sts of Rnd 14. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same place, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc (not in ch 2!). (12 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in same place, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same place, dc in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 dc in same place, and in each st around. Join with a sl st to top of first dc. (12 sts) End off, leaving a long end. With tapestry needle, use long end of yarn to gather thumb closed. Tie off and work in loose end.

Left Thumb: With joining seam facing you (joining seam will be in the palm of the hand), attach yarn with a sl st in side of DC on Rnd 13. Ch 2, 1 dc in same place. Dc in the back loop of the next 5 sts of Rnd 14, place 1 dc in side of dc of Rnd 13, dc in next 5 sts. Join with a sl st to the top of first dc. (12 dc)

Rnds 2 – 5: Follow directions for Right Thumb


***When making the above mittens, please consider making and sending a pair to The Bridge Project. These mittens were designed for charity and personal use only. Please do not sell these for profit!***



7 comments:

Sandy said...

Fabulous!!! Thanks for designing the pattern. I'm anxious to make another pair with your new pattern.

Hugs.

Love the Scarlet and Grey too!

Sandy

the cake angels said...

These are really nice! Great job! I hope I can get to pick up some yarn soon, would love to try a pair of these for The Bridge Project. I have never made mittens before! Thank you for the pattern!

susan
~ a "cake angel" over at www.cakeangels.blogspot.com

Sandie said...

I have also never made mittens. I saw this link at Sandy's blog and decided to try it. I love it! It is very similar to making a hat. I have completed 1 1/2 mittens without the thumb part in just one evening. Plan to finish those today. They are going to the Bridge Project. My husband tried them on and he said the thumb opening is a little snug but workable. Of course everyone's tension is different. I used a G hook. I may try one with an H next time. Thanks so much for giving us this simple, yet functional, pattern.

Sandie said...

Could you add the finished size of your mittens perhaps?

How We Began.... said...

While crocheting on more mittens, I found out that solid color yarns are different than varigated yarns. One yarn, I had to use a H hook. So the yarns are different, hook sizes can change the size and how we crochet. I tried them on 4 male hands and they all fit. But tried it on my boyfriend's hand, and his thumb stuck out . Need another row of dc for his thumb. With the dc's, it does stretch a little. Glad everyone likes them!

cats-rockin-crochet said...

The mittens look great! Thanks for sharing the free pattern!

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