Aspen Tweed Mittens

aspen tweed mittens

Hi everyone!

I’m back again with another winter wear set for women! The Aspen Tweed Hat can be seen at this link and the Aspen Tweed Cowl can be seen at this link. There’s nothing like looking coordinated with a matching set.

These mittens were crocheted using Lion Brand Yarn Hometown USA, which is a super bulky size yarn and I tell you what — these mittens are so thick and warm! I’m incredibly happy with how well this entire set turned out.

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Now, these mittens utilize increases and decreases in the alternating half double crochet stitches that are used for the other accessories, but it sounds much harder than it actually is. To cut down on the number of photos in this blog post, I created a separate post where you can see how to decrease using this special stitch. You can see that photo tutorial here. I also created another photo tutorial post for the increases, that you can see at this link. Both are very easy and I’ve included a ton of photos to help illustrate the directions.

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My hands are medium/large for a woman and these fit me perfectly. Some measurements for these gloves include 4.5″ from the tip of my middle finger to the space where the thumb meets the palm, thumb length from the bottom knuckle is 2.25″, width of palm is 3.25″, and from the base of my palm to the tip of my middle finger is 7.25″. So I would suggest measuring your hand to see if these dimensions would work for you.

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If you require a smaller glove, I have included a modified pattern at the end of the original that will remove about a half an inch in length.

So be sure to check out the matching Aspen Tweed Hat and Aspen Tweed Cowl patterns at these links! I also designed another pair of mittens called the Wavy Shells Mittens and you can see those at the link as well.

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Aspen Tweed Mittens

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

5.25” Width x 10.5” Length

Dimensions Of Glove:

  • 4.5” from tip of middle finger to the space where the thumb meets the palm
  • 2.25” from bottom thumb knuckle to tip of thumb
  • 3.25” width of palm
  • 7.25” from base of palm to tip of middle finger
  • Instructions for smaller hand is included at bottom of pattern.

Gauge:

9 single crochet stitches and 10 rows in a 4” (10cm) square.

Special Stitches:

Half Double Crochet 2 Together (hdc2tog)

YO, insert hook into specified stitch (either front loop only or back loop only).YO and draw back through loop. YO and insert hook into the opposite loop of the next stitch. (ex. If you worked into the front loop of the first stitch, you would work the back loop of the second stitch.) YO and draw back through stitch. You now have 5 loops on hook. YO and draw through all 5 loops. A decrease was made.

Alternating Half Double Crochet Increase (A-hdc inc)

YO, insert hook into the front loop only. YO and draw back through loop. YO and draw through all three loops on hook. YO, insert hook into the back loop of the same stitch you just worked into. YO and draw back through loop. YO and draw through all three loops on hook. An increase was made.

Front Loop Only (FLO) – Stitch closest to you.

Back Loop Only (BLO) – Stitch furthest from you.

Aspen Tweed Mittens

Abbreviations:

YO – yarn over
FC – foundation chain or beginning chain
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
st(s) – stitch(es)
sl st – slip stitch
hdc2tog – half double crochet two together
A-hdc inc – alternating half double crochet increase
FLO – front loop only
BLO – back loop only

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked by alternating a half double crochet in the front loop of a stitch, then a half double crochet in the back loop of the next stitch and repeat. You don’t always begin with the front loop. That was just an example. But the stitch you need to start with is indicated in the instructions.
  • The special hdc2tog stitch uses one loop in the first stitch and the opposite loop in the second stitch. For example, the instructions will say “Beginning with FLO, hdc2tog”. So, in this case, you would half double crochet in the front loop of the next stitch, but don’t finish the stitch, then half double crochet in the back loop of the next stitch. Refer to the Special Stitches section for more details on the hdc2tog.
  • There is a photo tutorial for the special hdc2tog stitch on a separate post.
  • You will turn your work while creating the wrist band. Once the band is complete and you are working on the upper portion of the mitten, you will not turn your work.
  • Photo tutorial for the Alternating Half Double Crochet Increase (A-hdc inc) stitch is on another post so you have the option to print it or not.
  • These mittens fit medium/large female hands. Instructions for smaller hands are at the end of the pattern.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

Make 2

FC: Ch 6

Row 1: In the 2nd ch from hook, sc. Sc in next 4 chs. Turn. (5 sc)

Row 2 – 17: Ch 1. Working in BLO across, sc in each st across. Turn. (5 sc)

After Row 17, ch 1, sl st the two ends together. Flip cuff right side out.

Note: You will begin to work in rounds from now on.

Round 18: Ch 1. (Work evenly around the top of the cuff.) Hdc in same st the ch 1 comes out of. Make 17 more hdc’s around the cuff, about one per row of cuff. Sl st in the first hdc made of round. (18 hdc)

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Round 19: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next st. *In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 7 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (18 hdc)

Round 20: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in FLO, hdc. In BLO, hdc in next st. *In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 4 more times.
Beginning with FLO, A-hdc inc in next st. Beginning with FLO, A-hdc inc in next st. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (20 hdc)

Round 21: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next st. *In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 8 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (20 hdc)

Round 22: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in FLO, hdc. In BLO, hdc in next st. *In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 8 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (20 hdc)

Round 23: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next st. *In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Skip 4 sts. Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (16 hdc) A thumb hole was made.

 

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This photo shows 4 skipped stitches, which will make the thumb hole.

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Round 24: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in FLO, hdc. In BLO, hdc in next st. *In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 6 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (16 hdc)

Round 25: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next st. *In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 6 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (16 hdc)

Note: If making smaller gloves, refer to bottom instructions now.

Round 26: Repeat Round 24

Round 27: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next st. *In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Beginning with BLO, hdc2tog. Beginning with BLO, hdc2tog. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (14 hdc)

Round 28: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in FLO, hdc. In BLO, hdc in next st. *In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st.* Beginning with FLO, hdc2tog. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Beginning with FLO, hdc2tog. Repeat from * to * 1 more time. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (12 hdc)

Round 29: Ch 1. In same st ch 1 comes out of and Beginning in BLO, hdc2tog. *Beginning in BLO, hdc2tog* Repeat from * to * around. (6 hdc)

Finish off. Use the tapestry needle and tail to sew up any hole at the tip of the fingers.

Thumb

Hold your mitten with the thumb hole on the right. Attach yarn in the BLO of the 1st skipped st of Round 23.

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Photo shows the first skipped stitch of Round 23. Insert hook into back loop.

Round 1: Ch 1, hdc in that BLO where you attached your yarn. In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st. Hdc evenly the rest of the way around 4 more times. You won’t be working into open stitches, but rather into the side of the finger portion of the mitten. Sl st in the 1st hdc made of round. (8 hdc)

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Work your 4 hdc’s evenly into the sides of stitches of the fingers portion to complete the round.

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Round 2: Ch 1. In same st ch 1 comes out of and in FLO, hdc. In BLO, hdc in next st *In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st* Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (8 hdc)

Round 3: Ch 1. Starting in same st ch 1 comes out of and Beginning with BLO, hdc2tog. *Beginning with BLO, hdc2tog* Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (4 hdc)

Finish off. Using a tapestry needle and the tail to sew up any hole at the tip of the thumb.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SMALLER HANDS

Round 26: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in FLO, hdc. In BLO, hdc in next st. *In FLO, hdc in next st. In BLO, hdc in next st.* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Beginning with FLO, hdc2tog. Beginning with FLO, hdc2tog. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (14 hdc)

Round 27: Ch 1. In same st the ch 1 comes out of and in BLO, hdc. In FLO, hdc in next st. *In BLO, hdc in next st. In FLO, hdc in next st.* Beginning with BLO, hdc2tog. Repeat from * to * 2 more times. Beginning with BLO, hdc2tog. Repeat from * to * 1 more time. Sl st in 1st hdc made of round. (12 hdc)

Round 28: Ch 1. In same st ch 1 comes out of and Beginning in FLO, hdc2tog. *Beginning in FLO, hdc2tog* Repeat from * to * around. (6 hdc)

Finish off. Use the tapestry needle and tail to sew up any hole at the tip of the fingers.

Refer to the thumb instructions above since they will stay the same. If you find that the thumb is still too long, you can omit Round 2 altogether and on Round 3, change the BLO’s to FLO.

I hope you enjoyed the Aspen Tweed Mitten pattern. Be sure to check out the Aspen Tweed Hat and Aspen Tweed Cowl patterns to complete your set!

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