Crocodile Crochet Baby Mittens
Crocodile Crochet Baby Mittens have transpired from my crocodile crochet craze. It all transpired when I started searching for a way to decrease the crocodile scales. Some people suggested gauging down hook size through the piece, some people decreased chains between shells or gathered the work to close it off, but nothing about how to decrease the scales.
I had given up the search and believed that there was no way, that is until that night when I was late night hooking a crocodile cowl when I made some mistakes. I looked at my work in hopes that I could maybe work with what I’d done and that is when it hit me, I figured out how to decrease the scales!!
I made a beanie then of course I got the idea for a bonnet, now I’m working on multiple sizes of the beanies and bonnets. One of my testers asked about a pair of mittens to match the Newborn Crocodile Crochet Bonnet. I found sizing for mittens over at kiwi-sheepskins and worked up a quick and simple pattern that is available free!
Crocodile Crochet Baby Mittens Pattern..
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Hook: US G6/4.00mm & US 7/4.50mm
Yarn: 30g of Bernat Baby Coordinates Yarn (Approximately 100 yards)
Supplies: A small amount of ribbon to be worked in the mittens.
Sizes: Newborn (0 – 3 Months)
Gauge: 4 esc x 3 rows = 1 inch square
- Esc (extended single crochet): Insert hook into next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through last 2 loops.
- Esc2tog (extended single crochet decrease): Insert hook under front loop only of next 2 sts, yo and draw a loop through both sts, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through last 2 loops.
- Do NOT join rnds unless otherwise specified.
- Use a stitch marker in the beg stitch of each round.
Crocodile Crochet Baby Mittens
**Starting with smaller US G6/4.00mm hook..
Ch 9, esc in 2nd ch from hook & the next 6 ch, 3 esc in last ch, now working on the other side of the chain, esc in next 6 ch, 2 esc in last ch (same ch that has the 1st esc). (18 esc)
Rnd 2: 2 esc in beg st, esc in next 6 sts, 2 esc in next st, esc in next st, 2 esc in next st, esc in next 6 sts, 2 esc in next st, esc in last st. (22 esc)
Rnd 3: esc in beg st & next 9 sts, 2 esc in next st, esc in next 10 sts, 2 esc in last st. (24 esc)
Rnd 4: esc in each st around until work measures 3.25 inches (for this round I just leave my stitch marker in the first st worked. I ended up working 9 rounds). (24 esc)
**Switching to larger US 7/4.50mm hook..
Rnd 5: sl st in beg st, ch 4 (counts as beg dc & ch1), *sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, rep from * 2 times, sk 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch4. (You will have 4 dc, 4 2 dc & 8 ch)
Rnd 6: turn your work so that your stitches are horizontal (as shown below), *work 5 dc around the 1st post of the 2 dc, ch 1,
turn work, work 5 dc around the 2nd post of the 2 dc (as shown below), sl st in the single dc, rep from * 3 more times. (4 scales)
Rnd 7: ch 3 (counts as beg dc), dc in same st, *ch 1, dc in center of shell, ch 1, 2 dc in the single dc from prev row, rep from * 2 more times, ch 1, dc in center of next shell, ch 1, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch3. (You will have 4 dc, 4 2 dc & 8 ch)
Rnd 8: ch 1, turn your work so that your stitches are horizontal (the first scale is worked in the 2 dc you are currently lined up with), *work 5 dc around the 1st post of the 2 dc, ch 1, turn work, work 5 dc around the 2nd post of the 2 dc, sl st in the single dc, rep from * 3 more times working the last sl st in the scales corner stitch & single dc (by doing this it will attach the scale to the work), fasten off, weave in ends. (4 scales)
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