Rails Mitts

A bit back, yikes- a few years ago actually, I had a pattern for fingerless mitts published with Knotions Magazines. Occasionally, publications allow the designer to redistribute their design after a certain amount of time has passed.
The time for a re-release is now!

Note: In the original pattern there is a count error, it is fixed for this republication.

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PATTERN

Rails Mitts

A CROCHET PATTERN BY REBECCA VELASQUEZ

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YARN: Spud & Chloe, Fine, in Bumble Bee #7811 (80% superwash wool, 20% silk), 248 yds/227 m, 2.29 oz/ 65 gms, 1 hank

HOOK: F/5-3.75mm

NOTIONS: Removable stitch markers (5), yarn needle

GAUGE: 20 sts X 21 rows = 4″ [10 cm], in stitch pattern

SIZES: One Size; fits most adult females

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 6 3/4″ [17 cm] length, 7 1/2” [19 cm] circumference at palm (before/after blocking)

PROJECT LEVEL: Intermediate

TECHNIQUES USED: foundation double crochet, sl st, sc, dc, front post stitches, multiple stitches worked in 1 stitch

ABBREVIATIONS:

Blo- back loop only

Ch- chain

Dc- double crochet

Fdc- foundation double crochet

Fpdc- front post double crochet

Fphdc- front post half double crochet

Fpsc- front post single crochet

Sc- single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

NOTES

  • Mitts are worked in spiraling rows, do not turn after rows. Directions are for left glove with right glove directions in brackets [ ].

MITTS

Rnd 1:  When making slipknot, leave a tail of at least 12″, make 40 fdc, being careful not to twist, bring ends together, join with sl st, do not turn- 40 fdc.

Rnd 2:  Sc in blo of first fdc, PM in sc just made to mark beginning stitch, move marker up with each row, sc in blo of ea fdc across, do not join, do not turn- 40 sc.

Rnd 3:  Sc in ea sc across.

Rnd 4:  Ch 1, dc in ea sc across- 40 dc.

Rnd 5:  Sc in first dc and in next dc, *fpdc around sc of row below skipping dc of current row, sc in ea of next 3 dc; rep from * across, sc in last 2 sc- 40 sts.

Rnd 6:  Ch 1, dc in ea st across- 40 dc.

Rnd 7:  Fpdc around sc of row below, *sc in next dc, fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc, fpdc around sc of row below; rep from * across, sc in last dc.

Rnd 8:  Rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 9:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next sc, rep from * across.

Rnd 10-13:  Rep Rnds 8-9 alternately.

Rnd 14:  Rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 15:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** 5 [13] times more, fpdc around next fpdc of row below, do not skip dc, sc in dc, PM in sc just made, fpdc around same fpdc as prev fpdc, sc in next dc; rep from * to ** around- 42 sts.

Rnd 16:  Rep Rnd 6- 42 dc.

Rnd 17:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** 5 [13] times more, fpdc around fpdc of row below, (sc, fpsc, sc) in next dc, move marker to fpsc just made; rep from * to ** around- 44 sts.

Rnd 18:  Rep Rnd 6- 44 dc.

Rnd 19:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** 6 [14] times more, fpdc around marked fpsc of row below, remove marker, sc in next dc; rep from * to ** around- 44 sts.

Rnd 20:  Rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 21:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** 6 [14] times more, fpdc around fpdc of row below, do not skip dc, sc in dc, fpdc around same fpdc as prev fpdc, sc in next dc; rep from * to ** around- 46 sts.

Rnd 22:  Rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 23:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** 6 [14] times more, fpdc around fpdc of row below, (sc, fpsc, sc) in next dc, PM around fpsc just made; rep from * to ** around- 48 sts.

Rnd 24:  Rep Rnd 6.

Rnd 25:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** 7 [15] times more, fpdc around marked fpsc of row below, remove marker, sc in next dc; rep from * to ** around.

Rnd 26:  Rep Rnd 6- 48 dc.

Rnd 27:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** around.

Rnd 28:  Ch 1, dc in first st and in ea of next 10 [22] sts, PM (A) in dc just made, dc in ea of next 16 [16] sts, PM (B) in dc just made, dc in ea st around.

SEPARATE THUMB

Rnd 29:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in nxt dc**; rep from * to ** to marker, fpdc around fpdc of row below marked dc, do not remove marker, ch 1, PM (C) in ch just made, sk all dc until next marker, fpdc around fpdc of row below marked dc, do not remove marker, sc in next st; rep from * to ** around- 34 sts.

Rnd 30:  Ch 1, dc in first st and in ea of next 10 [22] sts, dc around marked ch-1 sp, do not remove marker, dc in ea st around. – 34 dc

Rnd 31:  *Fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc**; rep from * to ** around.

Rnd 32:  Fpdc around fpdc of row below, PM in fpdc just made, move marker up with ea round, fpdc around sc, *fpdc around fpdc of row below, fpdc around sc; rep from * around- 36 fpdc.

Rnd 33:  Fpdc around ea fpdc until 2 sts before marker, fphdc around nxt fpdc, fpsc around last fpdc, fasten off.

THUMB

Rnd 1:  Shift mitt so that the palm side is facing you, join new yarn one stitch to the left of marker (A) with sl st, sc in same dc as sl st, *fpdc around fpdc of row below, sc in next dc, rep from * around to next marker (B), fpsc around marked dc, remove marker, sc in bottom loop of marked (C) chain, remove marker, fpsc around next marked dc (A), remove marker- 18 sts.

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, fpdc around first sc, PM in fpdc just made to mark beginning of rnd, fpdc around ea st around- 18 fpdc.

Rnd 3:  Fpdc around first fpdc, and ea st until 2 sts before marker, fphdc around nxt fpdc, fpsc around last fpdc, sl st to first st of round to join, fasten off- 18 sts.

FINISHING

Using long tail from foundation row, seam cuff. Weave in ends, lightly wet block to measurements if desired.

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