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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Galaxy Baby Mittens - Free Crochet Pattern | My Hobby is Crochet

These crochet baby mittens featuring the star stitch are completing the Galaxy Set designed for my baby on the way. Beside the mittens, the set includes the Galaxy Baby Beanie and the Galaxy Baby Booties.

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Note: The star stitch would be more visible if using solid colors. The choice is yours; make the hand part in one solid color and the cuff in a contrasting color or a varigated color.

Gauge: 5 complete stars= 5 cm

Finished Size: 5.5 cm wide and 9 cm long; will fit most babies from 0 to 6 months.

Materials used:
- small amount of Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Multi, Valentine and a very small amount of contrasting color for the ties.  (From one ball I have made the beanie, the booties and the mittens and I still have a lot of yarn left over).
- 4 mm crochet hook
- 3.5 mm crochet hook for the cuff
- tapestry needle to sew in the ends
- scissors.

Stitches, Terms (US) and Abbreviations used:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
st: stitch
blo: back loop only
yo: yarn over
ch 1 sp: chain 1 space
sk: skip

Special stitches: the Star stitch
Please see stitch description in the Galaxy Booties pattern.

Mittens Pattern:




Using hook size 4 mm, make a magic ring.

Round 1: ch 1, 10 hdc into ring, join with sl st to top of first sc: 10 hdc total
Pull yarn end to close the magic ring.

Round 2: ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st to top of first hdc: 20 hdc total

Round 3: ch1, *1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st* repeat around: 24 sc total

Round 4
: ch3, Work 12 star stitches, slst to top of first leg of first star: 12 stars total

Round 5: slst to ch1 sp on top of first star, ch 1, 2 hdc in same ch sp, 2 hdc into ch1sp of each star around; sl st to top of first hdc: 24 hdc total

Rounds 6- 9
: repeat as rounds 4-5
If you do not change colors, do not cut yarn, continue directly with the ribbed cuff, worked in rows back and forth with sc blo.

The Ribbed Cuff: Change to hook size 3.5 mm and ch 7.

Row 1: work in back loops of foundation chain, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each of next 5 ch, 1 sl st in each of next 2 hdc along edge of mitten, ch 1, turn. (6sc total )

Row 2: sk the 2 sl st just made, work 1 sc blo in each of next 6 sts, ch1, turn.

Row 3: 1 sc blo in each of next 6 sts to edge of mitten, sl st in next 2 sts along edge of mitten.

Rows 4- 24: repeat as rows 2-3.

Joining the side of the cuff: 
Turn mitten inside out; ch1, hold the 2 sides of the cuff together and sl st across through top loops of each side back to mitten edge. Cut yarn fasten off. Weave in the ends.

Ties (make 2): With a contrasting color ch 80. Fasten off. Weave in the ends.
Insert the tie between the hdc sts of last round below the cuff.
I hope you enjoy this pattern!
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Written Instructions and pictures Copyright 2015 Kinga Erdem.
This pattern is free for you to use, you can sell the products of your work, a link back to my blog would be appreciated. 
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