If you live in a cold climate, you might as well keep your fingers warm and whip up the Deer Fair Isle Crochet Mitten Pattern. Warm hands are crucial to surviving those chilly months. It's a beautiful crochet colorwork accessory that mimics the look of knitting.
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The single crochet stitches for these mittens are worked in the center 'V' of each stitch, which results in the split single crochet (ssc) or waistcoat stitch. It helps the colorwork in crochet line up a little bit better. These mittens are worked in the round continuously to avoid an unsightly seam. There is a video tutorial on a similar mitten to help guide you through the main parts of the construction. Check out the Squirrel Crochet Mittens.
The Crochet Hook
The Furls Alpha Series are handmade wood luxurious crochet hooks. I really enjoyed using this one for the smaller colorwork stitches. The thing to remember about hooks is that they are never one size fits all, or one type fits every project. For colorwork with fingering weight yarn, this has become my favorite. Check out the series by clicking on the image below.
I've attempted to crochet some colorwork mittens a few times with a detailed fair isle design, and I finally found the right yarn that shows off those stitches and is a dream to work with. When I first held Twill Fingering by WeCrochet I knew it would be perfect. I cannot express how well this yarn works for this pattern.
Crochet Deer Mitten Supplies:
Size F (3.75mm), or hook to obtain gauge
Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Twill Fingering Weight Yarn by WeCrochet,
100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 183 yds per 50g ball
Color A: Horchata Heather (2 balls)
Color B: Black Cherry Heather (1 ball)
390 yds per mitten pair (2 balls, approx 170 yards of color A and 210 yards of color B) yds of each color)
Ch - chain
Blo - back loop only
Rnd - round
sl st - slip stitch
ssc - split single crochet
ssc2tog - split single crochet 2 together
21 sts by 25 rows = 4 inches square, worked in the round and in split single crochet
One Size Adult
Width: 4.25 inches
Length including cuff: 10 inches
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