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 Notes..
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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.
Rnd 6: turn your work so that your stitches are horizontal (as shown below)
work 5 dc around the 2nd post of the 2 dc (as shown below)
Rnd 8: working the last sl st in the scales corner stitch & single dc (by doing this it will attach the scale to the work).
Crocodile Crochet Baby Mittens Pattern..
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