Instructions

CROCHET ORNAMENT – ABBREVIATIONS GUIDE
ch(s) = chain
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
hdc(s) = half double crochets
sc(s) = single crochet(s)
hk = hook
sl st = slip stitch
st(s)  = stitches

CENTER STRIPE MITTEN:

Round 1: With yarn A, ch 7, hdc 3rd ch from hk, hdc next 3 chs, 3 hdcs in last ch, turn, (now working across bottom of foundation ch) hdc next 3 sts, 2 hdcs in last st, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (12 sts).

Rounds 2-3: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn. End Round 3 and join yarn B, fasten off yarn A.

Rounds 4-5: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn. End Round 5 and join yarn A, fasten off yarn B.

Rounds 6-7: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn. End Round 7 and fasten off yarn.

THUMB FOR CENTER STRIPE MITTEN: With yarn A, ch 3, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 hdcs into ring, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (6 sts).

Rounds 2-4: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn. End Round 4 and fasten off yarn.

With yarn A and needle, sew thumb to side of mitten.

HANGING LOOP:

Row 1: With yarn A, ch 2, sc 2nd ch from hk, ch 1, turn (1 st).

Rows 2-8: Sc the only st, ch 1, turn. End Row 8 and fasten off yarn.

Fold hanger strip in half to form a loop. With yarn A and needle, sew to mitten underneath thumb.

ALTERNATING STRIPE MITTEN:

Round 1: With yarn A, ch 7, hdc 3rd ch from hk, hdc next 3 chs, 3 hdcs in last ch, turn, (now working across bottom of foundation ch) hdc next 3 sts, 2 hdcs in last st, join yarn B, drop yarn A (do not fasten off), sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (12 sts).

Round 2: Hdc in each st around, pick up yarn A, drop yarn B, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 3: Hdc in each st around, pick up yarn B, drop yarn A, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 4: Hdc in each st around, pick up yarn A, drop yarn B, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 5: Hdc in each st around, pick up yarn B, drop yarn A, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 6: Hdc in each st around, pick up yarn A, fasten off yarn B, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 7: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, fasten off yarn A.

THUMB FOR ALTERNATING STRIPE MITTEN:

With yarn A, ch 3, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 6 hdcs into ring, join yarn B, drop yarn A (do not fasten off), sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn (6 sts).

Round 2: Hdc in each st around, pick up yarn A, drop yarn B, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 3: Hdc in each st around, pick up yarn B, fasten off yarn A, sl st top beginning hdc, ch 1, turn.

Round 4: Hdc in each st around, sl st top beginning hdc, fasten off yarn B.

With yarn B and needle, sew thumb to side of mitten.

Following Hanging Loop directions, add hanging loop.

FINISHED SIZE:  Excluding hanging loop, each mitten is about 3 in. square.

Mini-Mitten DIY Ornaments crochet craft originally sent in by Donna Collinsworth of Lewis Center, Ohio.

Photography by Country Woman Magazine.