Timber Lily Fingerless Mitts
Fingerless mitts have always been among my favorite projects. They’re quick, functional, and make great gifts. This pair is no exception. The simple single crochet hand is accented by a blanket edging in a contrasting color. A pattern this simple is addicting! Make a pair for yourself and all your friends!
Skill Level: Easy
Knit Picks, Capra DK [85% merino wool / 15% cashmere; 123 yards; 50 grams]
Color A: 1 (1, 2) skeins “Timber”
Color B: 1 (1, 1) skein “Tiger Lily”
To substitute yarn look for 120 to 175 yards of Color A and 15 to 20 yards of your Color B. The yarn of your choice should be a heavy DK to light worsted weight.
US size F/4mm crochet hook
Adjust hook sizes as necessary to achieve gauge listed below.
Tapestry needle for weaving ends.
14 single crochet = 4” using size F/4mm crochet hook
Small (Medium, Large) -- shown in size small
7 (8, 8.5)”
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
* = a repeat in the pattern
[ ] = repeat instructions within brackets as many times as specified
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
Special Crochet Stitches
Elongated Single Crochet (also known as Long Single Crochet) -- To work an elongated sc insert the crochet hook into the row or stitch below, wrap yarn, pull through, yarn over, pull through two loops on hook.
Fingerless Mitt Pattern
Hand (make 2)
With Color A, ch 27 (27, 31), sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn -- 26 (26, 30) sc.
Rows 1-3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn -- 26 (26, 30) sc.
Row 4: Thumbhole Row (the beginning of this row is the “palm edge): Ch 1, sc in next 8 sts, ch 7, sk next 7 sts, sc in next 13 sts, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn -- 26 (26, 30) sc.
*Repeat Row 5 until piece measure 7.5 (8.5, 9)”, or desired length for circumference of palm + 0.5”.
Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.
Make second piece for other mitt in the same manner.
Right Side -- The “right side” of the fabric will be determined by the edging and where the thumbhole is. Make sure to properly follow the edging instructions for each hand to avoid having two right or two left mitts
Palm Edge -- The “palm edge” is the short edge of the crocheted piece that wraps around your hand near the knuckles.
Hold your crocheted piece with the thumb to the right and palm edge at the top. Right side is now facing up.
Attach Color B to upper right corner, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in side edge of next 2 rows, elongated sc in next row, [*sc in next 3 rows, elongated sc in next row; repeat from * across, 2 sc in corner, **sc in next 3 sts, elongated sc in next sc; repeat from ** 6 (6, 7) times, 2 sc in corner] twice, sl st in 1st sc to end rnd.
Hold your second crocheted piece with the thumb to the left and the palm edge at the top. Right side is now facing up.
Attach Color B to the upper right corner, ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in side edge of next 2 rows, elongated sc in next row, [*sc in next 3 rows, elongated sc in next row; repeat from * across, 2 sc in corner, **sc in next 3 sts, elongated sc in next sc; repeat from ** 6 (6, 7) times, 2 sc in corner] twice, sl st in 1st sc to end rnd.
Thread tapestry needle with Color A.
Hold piece with right side facing down. Fold long ends in with thumb edge on top. The right side of your edging should now be visible on top.
Sew long edge together.
Fasten off and weave in ends.