Wavy Shells Mittens

wavy shells mittens

Hey there!

Last week I released the Wavy Shells Beanie that you can see at the link and I didn’t want to release just a hat and nothing more. I love sets and recently I’ve been doing hats and scarves. Well this time I wanted to do something a little different.

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These gloves are very easy. The only stitches you need to know are single crochet and double crochet. I’ve even included quite a few tutorial photos to make it even easier!

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You even have the choice to work in the round (for those of you who prefer a seamless look) or to finish off every row, which is what I did in the example. And I can tell you, the length of seam that is visible is minimal.

I designed the Wavy Shells Beanie last year and wore the prototype all winter and, boy, was that thing warm! Here in Pennsylvania, we tend to get some pretty cold temperatures and the tightness of the single crochet stitches and the thickness of the folded up cuff put that hat on my list as 1st choice for winter wearables.

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Yep. I sometimes drink my coffee black…

So, I was hoping to recreate that level of warmth with the Wavy Shells Mittens. The single crochets should keep most of the cold out!

Here is a pin for your Pinterest boards…

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Wavy Shells Mittens

 Materials Used:

  • 3 oz. of I Love This Yarn! Dark Country Blue – 7 oz / 199 g – 355 yds / 325 m
  • Less than 1 oz. of I Love This Yarn! Linen – 7 oz / 199 g – 355 yds / 325 m
  • I/9 (5.25 mm) hook
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle

Finished Size Approximately:

Folded Trim – 9.5”H x 5”W

Unfolded Trim – 11.75”H x 5”W

Gauge:

16 stitches and 18.5 rows in a 4” (10cm) square of single crochets.

Special Stitches:

Shell Stitch

5 double crochets in the same stitch

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

Insert hook into st, YO and draw back through st, insert hook into next indicated st, YO and draw back through st, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook. A decrease was made.

Abbreviations:

FC – foundation chain (beginning chain or magic circle)
ch(s) – chain(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

Notes:

  • You will be making your thumb piece before you make your finger piece because, to continue on with the pattern, you need the thumb completed.
  • This pattern is written for one glove that when flipped over will fit the other hand.
  • You have the option to work in the round for this pattern as long as you keep track of your rows, but the pattern is written for joining every row.
  • The instructions indicate using a magic circle for your FC, but if you are unfamiliar with the magic circle, you can simply ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form a loop. Then continue with Row 1. I learned the magic circle from this video by Sharon Ojala. It’s short and to the point.
  • For smaller hands, you can decrease the amount of rounds from the Rounds 6 – 23 of the fingers piece as well as from the Rounds 3 – 9 of the thumb piece. These mittens are designed to be slightly oversized for wiggle room.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

Note: Follow the entire pattern two times to make two mittens.

Thumb

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With Dark Country Blue

FC: Make a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (6 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (12 sc)

Round 3 – Round 9: Ch 1, sc in each st around, sl st in 1st sc made of round. Finish off. Leave a 3” – 4” tail. (12 sc)

Fingers

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FC: Make a magic circle

Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in loop, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (6 sc)

Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (12 sc)

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in next st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (18 sc)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 2 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in next st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (24 sc)

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 3 sts, *2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts* Repeat from * to * around. Sc in next st. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (30 sc)

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When working your rounds after this point, try to gently pull your sl st at the end of each row tight, which tucks in that st to make it less noticeable.

Round 6 – Round 23: Ch 1, sc in every st around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (30 sc)

Note: If working in the round, sc until fingers piece measures approximately 5.5”.

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Hold the thumb and finger openings side by side as shown in the photo below with the thumb tail touching the finger piece.

Round 24: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of (on the fingers piece), sc in a st of the thumb piece to connect the two pieces. Sc in the next 11 sts around the thumb. Sc in next st of the fingers piece. Sc in next 29 sts. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (42 sc)

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This shows the sc to connect the thumb and fingers piece together.
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After finishing the 11 sc around the thumb opening, Sc in next st of the fingers piece.

Note: If there is a noticeable hole between the finger and thumb pieces, use a tapestry needle and the long tail of the thumb piece to close it up now. Weave in your end if desired.

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Round 25: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 41 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (42 sc)

Round 26: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog (using next 2 sts), sc in next 34 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (41 sc)

Round 27: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 33 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (40 sc)

Round 28: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 33 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (39 sc)

Round 29: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 32 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (38 sc)

Round 30: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 32 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (37 sc)

Round 31: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 29 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (36 sc)

Round 32: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 32 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (35 sc)

Round 33: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 4 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 28 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (34 sc)

Round 34: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 30 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (33 sc)

Round 35: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 27 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (32 sc)

Round 36: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in next 15 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sts, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (30 sc)

Round 37 – Round 41: Ch 1, sc in every st around, sl st in 1st sc made of round. (30 sc)

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Trim

Turn your work so that you are inserting your hook from inside the mitten toward the outside.

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Round 42: Ch 1, *sc in next st, skip 2 sts, shell st, skip 2 sts* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (5 shells)

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This photo shows sc in next st

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Finish off.

Attach Linen in the center (3rd dc) of any shell st from the previous round, still working from the inside of the mitten toward the outside.

wavy shells mittens

Round 43: Ch 1, sc in same st ch 1 comes out of, skip 2 sts, shell st in next st, *skip 2 sts, sc in next st, skip 2 sts, shell st in next st* Repeat from * to * around. Sl st in 1st sc made of round. (5 shells)

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wavy shells mittens

Round 44: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st ch 3 comes out of, skip 2 sts, sc in next st (center of shell), *skip 2 sts, shell st in next st (the sc from the previous row), skip 2 sts, sc in next st* Repeat from * to * around. 2 dc in same st as ch 3 from beginning of round. Sl st in the top of the ch 3. (5 shells)

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wavy shells mittens

Finish off.

Attach Dark Country Blue in the center (3rd dc) of any shell st from previous round, still working from the inside of the mitten toward the outside.

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Round 45: Repeat Round 43

Round 46: Repeat Round 44

Finish off. Weave in any ends.

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Fold the shells trim up over the base of the mitten like in the photo.

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