FREE PATTERN: The Bitsy Bobbled Mittens

FREE PATTERN: The Bitsy Bobbled Mittens

Happy New Year!!

Who can believe it is already 2022!? Not me. The last few months of the year always seem to blow by and the end of 2021 was no different. I sure do love the holiday season but I just wish we could extend it out longer so it didn’t feel so busy and quick! I guess that is some of the charm of the season though.

I am ready to kick off the New Year with all sorts of goodies this year. I am NOT making any specific 2022 resolutions – aside from ONE. My one goal of the year is to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie. I am planning to try all sorts of different recipes until I can come to the most perfect one of all. So…if you have any delicious cookie recipes send them my way! But in all seriousness, I have plans and small goals this year but I am doing away with the overarching “yearly goals and resolutions” in 2022. If there is anything that two years living through a global pandemic has taught me, it is that plans and goals are always subject to curveballs and change!

One thing I am hoping to do this year is to share a “Free Pattern Friday” on the first Friday of each month! The first curveball of the year…? Missing the FIRST free pattern Friday of the year! We managed to have a certain “germness” (as my kids call it!) find our household despite almost two years of strict quarantine, homeschooling, vaccinations and boosters. Luckily, everyone seems to have a very mild case but it sure has been a whirlwind of a week!

Anyways, free pattern Friday may be an existing pattern or a new pattern but will always be free on the blog! I was seriously blown away by all of the support my shop and designs received last year and I really want to show my appreciation for all of you lovely followers by sharing some fun treats!

To kick off Free Pattern Fridays (on a Monday), I am sharing the infant size of the Bitsy Bobbled Mittens! These are the cutest little textured mittens to keep those little baby hands toasty and warm. The mittens also pair perfectly with the Bitsy Bobbled Toboggan for a sweet winter set! Make them monochrome or multicolored – the options are endless!

For a limited time, the Bitsy Bobbled Toboggan will also be available as a part of the Winter Crochet Bundle with Nickie’s Handmade Crafts! This bundle includes 40 patterns and is a great way to get a huge set of adorable winter patterns at a great price! If you buy your winter bundle through my affiliate link, you will also get a FREE pdf of the Bitsy Bobbled Mittens with all of the sizes!! Check out the bundle here. If you aren’t interested in the bundle but still want the hat, check out the pattern here!

The infant size should fit 0-1 year olds for the most part, but might be large on totally newbie babies! Try sizing down a hook size or two if you need them to be super tiny. If you are looking for bigger sizes, check out the Bitsy Bobbled Mitten pdf pattern for toddler, preschooler, child and adult sizes! I’m biased but I sure do think they make a cute mommy and me set!

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MATERIALS NEEDED:

HOOK(S): 4.00 mm • US size G

YARN: Worsted Weight ; (Hobby Lobby, I Love This Yarn)

Infant Size: ~60 yards

NOTIONS: Darning Needle, Scissors, Stitch Marker, Measuring Tape

GAUGE: Gauge is important for this pattern so that you don’t end up with mittens that are too small or too large for your intended size. If you find that your sample piece when attempting to meet gauge is too big, you will need to use a smaller hook size in order to create the intended size. If you find that your piece is too small to meet gauge, you will need to use a larger hook size in creating your mittens to get the intended size.

*Please note, I tend to crochet tightly! If you crochet loosely, you will likely need to size down in order to meet gauge.

4×4 Square in Rows:
Row 1: Ch 21. Sc in the second ch and 19 across. Ch1 and turn.

Row 2+: Sc in the BLO x 20 across. Ch 1 and turn.

4×4 Square in Bobbles:

Row 1: Ch 17. Sc in the second ch and 15 across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2: hdc x 16 across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3: sc, [bobble, sc x 3] x 3, bobble, sc x 2. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 4: hdc x 16 across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 5: [sc x 3, bobble] x 3, sc x 4. Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 6-9: Repeat rows 2-5

Rows 10-13: Repeat rows 2-5

Row 14: hdc x 16 across. Cut yarn and fasten off.

FINAL SIZE: Infant Size: ~5 inches

STITCH ABBREVIATIONS:

SPECIAL STITCHES:

BACK LOOP ONLY(BLO):

To crochet in the back loop only, create your chain. Turn to go back across your work. You will notice the chains are in the shape of a “V.” As you go back across your work, place your single crochet stitches in only the back loop of the “V,” rather than through both loops. When you get to the end of your row, chain 1 and turn your work. As you go back across the work, continue to crochet only in the back loop. As you work the rows, you will begin to see they create a ridge-like effect. This will create your cuff.

BOBBLE STITCH (bobble):

To make a bobble stitch you will work multiple double crochets into the same stitch.

To begin, yarn over and insert hook into the stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop. This leaves three loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops (two loops left on hook).

Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop, leaving four loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops (three loops left on hook).

Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop, leaving five loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops (four loops left on hook).

Yarn over, insert hook into the stitch. Yarn over and draw up a loop, leaving six loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the first two loops (five loops left on hook).

Yarn over and pull through the five loops on the hook. Pull stitch tightly and it will create a bobble. You will be working the bobble on the right side of your mitten, so the bobble should “bubble” towards you, rather than away from you.

CLOSING METHOD:

The top of your mitten and the top of your thumb will have a small hole left to close at the end of the pattern. To close, we will “cinch” the hole by using a needle to sew in and out of the front loops of the remaining stitches. Pull tightly to cinch the hole closed. Tie off and weave in your ends.

PATTERN:

All sizes of mittens begin by making the cuff. You will work in rows on the cuff and then will work in the round for the rest of the mitten. You will NOT join in the round. This might feel odd, but joining will affect the placement of the bobbles throughout the mitten! The infant and mittens do NOT have a thumb hole and will be worked completely in the round.

You will make this pattern TWICE to create two mittens.

CREATING THE CUFF:

Row 1: Ch 10. Sc in the second ch and an additional 8 back across. Ch 1 and turn. (9)

Row 2+: Sc in the BLO X 9. Ch 1 and turn. Repeat x 17 more rows (9)

Cuff will have a total of 19 rows and should be ~4 inches unstretched. Fold your cuff in half and sc 9 st across. Turn the cuff inside out to continue to work the body of the mitten.

WORKING THE MITTEN:

Round 1: Ch 1. You will now work in the round. You should be working on the outside of the cuff. Sc x 20 around. (20)

Round 2: hdc x 20 around. (20)

Round 3: sc x 2, bobble, [3 sc, bobble] x 4, sc (5 bobbles, 20 sts)

Round 4: hdc x 20 around. (20)

Round 5: sc, bobble, [3 sc, bobble] x 4, sc x 2 (5 bobbles, 20 sts)

Round 6: hdc x 20 around. (20)

Round 7: bobble, [3 sc, bobble] x 4, sc x 3 (5 bobbles, 20 sts)

Round 8: hdc x 20 around. (20)

Round 9: [sc x 3, bobble] x 5. (5 bobbles, 20 sts)

Go to “Closing the Mitten” instructions.

CLOSING THE MITTEN:

Round 1: [hdc x 2, hdc2tog] x 5 (15)

Round 2: [sc x 2, bobble] x 5 (5 bobbles, 15)

Round 3: [hdc, hdc2tog] x 5 (10)

Round 4: [sc2tog] x 5 (5)

I hope you all have a great start to your week and enjoy these sweet mittens! Happy Monday!

Please note, this pattern and the pictures are the property of Allison Wasserman and may not be copied, shared, reproduced or sold in part or in whole. The pattern may not be altered or rewritten in any way for resale. You may not use any photos without consent. You are permitted to sell the finished product in small quantities, but please credit the designer by linking to the shop or pattern in your online description.


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