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keep the little hands warm – cozy baby/toddler mittens

As I mentioned in a previous post I have made some mittens for my 3 years old daughter. I used the same yarn as for the striped adult mittens. It’s thick and warm and a mixture of acrylic and wool. I used these gorgeous snowfall mittens by Whistle & Ivy (really one of my favorite sites for crochet patterns. Their stuff is all so pretty!) as an inspiration. I didn’t follow the pattern because I had different yarn and I wanted to use hdc instead of dc, but the basic idea is the same. And so here is how my mittens turned out:

I’m thinking about a matching hat – oh man, the kids already got more than enough hats and beanies 😂🙈


super sweet baby butterfly wrist warmers pattern

Wow, I’m so in love with these little wrist warmers and butterflies. This was such a fun project! I had made such wrist warmers for my daughter before and when another mom saw her wearing those she asked me to make some for her and her daughter, too. Plus a matching beanie…  I didn’t have a pattern for both, so it took me a while to figure out how I did it – but this time I wrote it down. In case I need it again and of course because I want to share this pattern with you 😉 The beanie pattern will come sooooooooon…!

What you need:

100g medium weight yarn (I used Lana Grossa Cool Wool, 100% Merino)

crochet hook sizes around 3,5 mm and 4,5 mm

small amount of thinner yarn (for butterfly applications. I used Schachenmeyer Catania in white and pink)
Baby wrist warmers (make 2)

1. For the ribbing with 3,5 mm hook ch 6. slst in 2nd ch from hook,  sl st 4, turn (5)

2. – 15.  ch 1, sl st 5 in BLO, turn (5)

16. sl st ends together. Turn seam in. 

17.ch 1,* hdc 2, 2 hdc in one st* repeat around , join to first hdc with a sl st (20)

change to a bigger hook size

18.-24. ch1, hdc around, join (20)

(next row will work the thumbhole)

25. left hand: ch1, hdc 5, ch2, sk 2 st, hdc 13, join (20)

25. right hand: ch1, hdc 17, ch2, sk 2 st, hdc 1, join (20)

26.-27. ch 1, hdc around, join (20)

28. ch1, sc around, join (20)

weave in ends.

For the butterflies I followed this pattern by bellacoco.

sew them on – not too tight! – and you’re done!


Hats with hearts and V’s 

it’s cold outside. Best time of the year for making hats 😝 I’m doing nothing else at the moment (…)

I show you two hats I made for my kids.

The pattern for this one (with the hearts) is called “Toddler Puppy Love Hat”, it’s a free pattern by Whistle & Ivy. You can find it here. I love the color fade..

The second one is a simple 2 colors V-Stitch Beanie with a big Pom-Pom.  Looking quite oversized on my son though 🤔

What do you think? What kind of hats are you working on?


big stripes crochet mittens – free pattern!

this is my very first blog attempt and I’m not sure if anyone out there is going to read this 😀 if you do, would you mind leaving a comment? 

I’m a very impatient crocheter, so if any pattern looks too difficult to me I will give up because I just don’t have the patience to figure it out. It’s getting cold outside, so I was searching for a nice and EASY mitten pattern. I was not 100% satisfied with what I found on Pinterest and ravelry and….so I just whipped up a pair of mittens without following any pattern. This is how they look. I think they turned out nice!

What do you think? I like the clean look of the stripes. (I always like stripes). Follow this link to find the technique for these perfect color changes: klick here

And the colors make them interesting. 

The pattern is an easy one. My very first very own written pattern! Please let me know how it turned out for you! I would love to see what you do with it!

The mittens are worked from top to bottom.

What you need:

approx. 100g of yarn, hook, scissors, needle
I used an H hook and aacrylic yarn with 30% wool. 

start with 1st color and a magic circle

1. hdc 8 into magic circle.  ss to first hdc. pull tight.

2. ch 1, hdc 2 into each stich, join with ss to 1st hdc (16 stitches).

3. ch 1, *hdc, h c2 in one stich* around (24)

4. ch 1, hdc 16, join with ss (24)

5.-6.  repeat row 4

7. ss around in BLO (24)

change to 2nd color

8. ss around in BLO (24)

9. hdc around (24)

10.-14. repeat row 9 (24)

15. ss around in BLO

change to 3rd color

16. work in BLO! ss 4, ch 5, sk 3, ss 17, join

17. ch 1, hdc 26, join (26)

18.-21. repeat row 17 (26)

22.  ch1, *hdc2tog, hdc 3* around, join with ss (21)

change to 4th color

23. chain 2, dc around, join with ss (20)

24. ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc* around, join with ss

25. repeat row 24. 

cut the yarn, weave in the ends

join 4th color in the BL of any stich at the thumb hole, hdc 1st round in BLO. join. Then hdc in both loops (work in rounds) until you reach desired length. cut off. weave in. FINISHED!

Please excuse any imperfection, I’m a bloody pattern writer beginner 🙈

I will post another pattern for toddler mittens soon – stay tuned!