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 a cute winter hat 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 crocheting is achieving the correct tension. Tension is the amount of stitches and rows you need to knit within given measurements so you end up with a proper knit project. You can always go up or down in needle sizes to achieve proper tension.
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.
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We want to see your progress! Let other like-minded newbies take a peek at your hard work by sharing a photo in our private Facebook Group. You can also tag us on Instagram using #Yarnspirations and #Learn2Knit. Don't forget to check out our yarn collection to find yarns of all colors, weights and fibers. Plus, browse our free crochet patterns to find beginner-friendly patterns for blankets, hats, scarves, garments and more.
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 them with you.