Let’s Start Your First Pair of Mittens
Make your very own cozy mittens for winter, designed by Daisy Farm Crafts. These crochet mittens will put all your new crochet skills to the test. Plus, you’ll get to learn some basic shaping techniques which will be useful for when you wish to move onto making crochet garments. These crochet mittens will not only keep your hands toasty but, with their impressive all over texture, you'll be proud to display your new crochet skills!
Watch as Tiffany of Daisy Farm Crafts shows you step-by-step, how to crochet warm mittens in Patons Classic Wool Roving.
- 2 balls Patons Classic Wool Roving, Aran
- Crochet hook, size U.S. J/10 (5.75-6mm)
An important part of crochet is achieving the correct tension. Tension is the amount of stitches and rows you need to crochet within given measurements so you end up with a proper crochet project. You can always go up or down in needle sizes to achieve proper tension.
Skills, Details, & Handy Tips
Need a little extra help? The diagrams and videos below help break down each individual technique, so you can master your new-found crochet skills. Plus, get some helpful tips from Daisy Farm Crafts.from Daisy Farm Crafts.
It’s also helpful to use stitch markers or safety pins so you can keep track of the amount of chains you’ve created, I suggest you place one every 25 stitches.
With a single crochet you do not yarn over before putting your hook through the work, you simply work into the stitch or chain.
Half Double Crochet
You’ll note that when you work a half double crochet stitch there is a distinctive bar that forms in the stitch. I show in the video how to use this bar to create texture in your work by working this stitch through the front loops.
Since a double crochet stitch is taller than a single crochet stitch you do need to yarn over before putting your hook through the stitch or chain.
Hello! I'm Tiffany, I’m a grandma in training, waiting for the day I can claim the official title. My crochet blanket stack is getting taller, but I’m writing down the patterns for each blanket I make and sharing with you.