Please feel free to use this, or any other baby pattern for charity! :] Thank you.
My niece would always wind up scratching her poor little face. I got her some store-bought baby mittens to help with the scratching, but I couldn't find any that tied on, so I had to suffice with the elastic ones. Word of advice, the elasticity doesn't last very long. In a few days the elasticity wore out so much that we couldn't get her mittens to stay on anymore. Poor baby.
Anyway, I decided that a pair of homemade baby mittens wouldn't be too hard to make, so here they are.
I hope they can be beneficial to other scratch-prone infants, as well. :)
Delicate Baby Mittens © 2009
By Janice A. Greb
Delicate Baby Mittens is copyrighted by Unraveled Creativity 2009. You may use this pattern for personal use, but you may not copy it, sell it, or claim it as your own. Nor may you use this pattern to create items for sale.
16 inch ribbon for tying
Worsted weight yarn ( I used Caron Simply Soft)
Worked in joined rounds.
Rnd 1: Starting at top of mitten, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook. Join with sl st to first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Join to first sc made. (12 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st* around. Join to first sc of round. (18 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st.
*1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st* around. Join. (24 hdc)
Rnd 5: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Join.
Rnd 6: Ch 2, *1 hdc in next 2 sts, hdc next 2 tog* around. Join. (18 hdc)
Rnd 7 and 8: Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around. Join.
Rnd 9: Ch 2, *1 hdc in first st, hdc next 2 tog* around. Join to first hdc of round. (12 hdc)
Rnd 10: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st. 2 dc in each st around.
Join with sl st to top of ch 3. (24 dc)
Cut ribbon in half (about 8 inches). Weave ribbon evenly through each dc, leave last three dc unworked.
Repeat instructions for second mitten.
For smaller sizes use size F hook, or baby weight yarn.
For an added look, trying sewing on an applique to the mitten.