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Mittens for babies: quick, easy and warm
Mittens for babies: quick, easy and warm

Crochet mittens for babies can be done by almost every knitter with any experience. Due to their small size and relatively simple knitting algorithm, they take one to two evenings to make.

Variants of knitting children's mittens

Depending on the purpose of the mittens can be:

  • without a finger (scratches);
  • with prominent thumb.
  • knitting mittens for babies

Each of these types of mittens can be knitted or crocheted. The choice of tools, as well as the way the product is made, is influenced by the ability and preferences of the knitter, as well as the specific materials used.

Mittens for babies with knitting needles are usually knitted if the craftswoman has relatively thick yarn at her disposal. A thread up to 400 m / 100 grams thick is very inconvenient to crochet. The fabric is rough and not suitable for mittens at all.

For a hook, it is better to use a thread with a thickness of 400-500 m / 100 grams. These parameters will allow you to achieve a neat appearance of the product and, if desired, decorate it with colored inserts or a pattern.

Knitting density shouldbe high, because the main purpose of mittens is to warm children's hands.

Mittens for babies: accessories for the little ones

Scratches in everyday life are called mittens for babies that do not allow them to scratch themselves accidentally in their sleep with their nails. The form of such mittens is the simplest: a small case for the palm. It doesn't even require a thumb tie.

mittens for babies

Yarn for these products should be soft and pleasant to the touch. You can use cotton, wool mixture or high-quality acrylic. In no case is a thread with villi suitable. They can get into your baby's eyes or mouth and cause irritation.

Algorithm for knitting fingerless mittens

Such crochet mittens for babies begin to knit from the top point. They pick up three air loops (VP) and proceed to circular knitting. In the first row there can be from 8 to 12 single crochet (RLS). Their number depends on the thickness of the thread. The thinner the yarn, the more you need to knit RLS. In the process of knitting the next few rows, the fabric of the mittens should be expanded to 16 cm (folded in half - 8 cm). This can be done by adding five stitches evenly on each row.

Further knitting should be continued straight. The edge of the product can be associated with the use of some pattern or left even. The length of the finished mittens is 11-15 cm. So that the mittens for babies sit tightly on the handles and do not fall off, you can fill the bottom with an elastic band or lace. Narrow ribbon lace, satin ribbon or VP chain withone row sc.

Classic mittens: crochet cuffs

For older children, warm mittens become an essential winter accessory. Here you can’t do without knitting your thumb. The photo below shows crocheted mittens for babies. Simple RLS are used here, and the cuff is tied with embossed double crochets (CCH).

crochet mittens for babies

Usually work starts from the bottom. If you wish, you can start from the top edge, as in the previous description.

Cuff can be decorated with any pattern you like, up to openwork. A feature of the mittens in the photo can be called a crochet technique, which allows you to imitate an elastic band knitted with knitting needles. Embossed CCHs are obtained when the loop for its formation is pulled out not from the upper part of the CCH of the previous row, but when wrapping the CCH with a hook. If you put a hook under the CCH of the bottom row on the front side of the canvas, then the resulting CCH will be voluminous. When it is wound from the inside out, it will look recessed. By alternating these two techniques, you can get an imitation of an elastic band. Its difference from the real thing is that it is not so elastic.

Thumb Shaping

After the cuff is finished, you should knit a few rows straight (about 2x cm). Then you need to create a hole for the thumb. When working with a hook, this task is much easier than when knitting mittens with knitting needles. You need to choose a place for the location of the thumb, tie to this place, complete a chain of several VPs (1.5-2 cm), skip about 5columns and then knit from the 6th. In the process of knitting the next row, the VP is knitted in accordance with the pattern used. In the following photo, for clarity, the rows that form the hole for the thumb are highlighted in blue.

knit mittens for kids

Shutting down

When you are going to knit mittens for kids, you need to measure the length of the child's palm. After the finger hole is formed, continue straight knitting until the length of the product is equal to the following figure: palm length + cuff length - 2 cm. The remaining two centimeters are needed to reduce the loops. To give the product the desired shape, four loops should be removed in each row.

To make a mitten finger, tie a hole in the mitten fabric in circular rows to a height equal to the length of the child's thumb.

Described examples are made using the simplest patterns. But such a product as crochet mittens for babies (schemes of some ornaments are proposed below) can be knitted with almost any dense pattern.

mittens for babies crochet patterns

When using charts containing VI, you should be careful, as the pattern may be too delicate.

At the same time, the knitting of dense fabrics should be done freely. You need to try to knit relatively loose, otherwise the mittens will be too stiff.

Ready-made mittens can be decorated as you wish. Girls' accessories may contain sewn on beads, sequins, beads, embroidery and otherdecorative elements. For boys, the decor is practically not used, but you can sew on separately related applications.

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