Bear or Kitten Crocheted Mittens from RedHeart.com


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Bear or Kitten Crocheted Mittens

LW2056

Designed by Barbara Sestok

Approximate Time to Make 1 Pair – 4 Hours

Skill Level: Intermediate

Directions are given for Kitten mittens. Changes for Bear mittens are in parentheses.

Mitten measures 3½” wide and 7” high.

RED HEART® “Super Saver®”: For Kitten Only-1 Skein each 254 Pumpkin A and 358 Lavender B; For Bear Only-1 skein each 356 Coffee C, 672 Spring Green D;  For Both-Small amounts of each of the following colors: 373 Petal Pink E, 334 Buff F, 312 Black G, 313 Aran H, 311 White J, 718 Shocking Pink K.

Crochet Hook: 3.5mm [US E-4]. Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 17 sts = 4”; 16 rounds = 4” in sc.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

NOTE: Work in continuous rounds of sc without joining unless otherwise indicated. Place a marker or contrasting strand of yarn in first stitch of round and  move up each round.

SPECIAL STITCHES
FPdc: Yo, insert hook from front to back to front again around the post of next st, yo, draw yarn through st, [yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook] twice. sc2tog: [Insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st] twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.

MITTENS
Kitten (Bear) Head And Body
Starting at top of head, with A (C), ch 6.
Round 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, 3 sc in last ch, working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each of next 3 ch, 2 sc in last ch, do not join – 12 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next 2 sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc – 16 sc.
Round 3: 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc – 20 sts.
Round 4: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc – 24  c.
Round 5: 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc – 26 sc.
Round 6: Sc in each sc around.
Round 7: Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 11 sc – 28 sc.
Rounds 8-13: Sc in each sc around. Fasten off.
Round 14: With right side facing, join B (D) in first sc of last round, slip st in each sc around – 28 slip sts.
Round 15: Working through back loops ONLY, sc in each slip st around – 28 sc.
Round 16: Sc in each sc around.
Round 17: Working through back loops ONLY, sc in each sc around.
Round 18: Sc in each of next 4 sc, ch 6, skip next 4 sc (for arm opening), sc in each of next 9 sc, ch 6, skip next 4 sc (for arm opening), sc in each of next 7 sc – 32  ts.
Round 19: Sc in each st around – 32 sc.
Rounds 20-25: Sc in each sc around.
Round 26: Slip st through back loops ONLY of next sc, ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc through back loops ONLY of each sc around, slip st in 3rd ch  of beginning ch-3 – 32 dc.
Rounds 27-28: Ch 3, *FPdc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, FPdc in last sc, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
Round 29: Ch 1, working through back loops ONLY, sc in first dc, sc in each dc around, slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Kitten (Bear) Arms
Round 1: With right side facing, join B (D) in first ch of one arm opening, ch 1, sc in same ch, sc in each of next 5 ch, sc in side of next row, sc in each of next 4 sc,  c in side of next row, do not join – 12 sc.
Round 2: Sc in each of next 4 sc, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in each of next 6 sc – 11 sc.
Rounds 3-6: Sc in each sc around. At end of last round, slip st in next st. Fasten off.
Round 7: With right side facing, join A (C) in any sc, ch 1, sc in same st and in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc – 12 sc.
Rounds 8-9: Sc in each sc around.
Round 10: [Sc2tog in next 2 sts] 6 times, slip st in next st – 6 sc. Fasten off, leaving a 6” sewing length. With yarn needle, weave sewing length through last round  f sts, draw tight and secure.

Kitten Ear Lining (Make 2)
With E, ch 3.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn – 2 sc.
Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in ech sc arcross, turn – 4 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, do not turn – 5 sc. Fasten off.

Kitten Ear Back (Make 2)
With A, work same as Kitten Ear Lining.

Edging: Working across side of ear, slip st in each of next 5 row-end sts, working across opposite side of foundation ch, slip st in each of next 2 ch, working  across side edge, slip st in each of next 5 row-end sts, slip st in first sc of row 5.

Ear Assembly
Joining Round: Place one Ear Lining on top of each Ear Back, with right side facing up, aligning sts, pick up dropped loop on Ear Back, ch 1, sc in each st  around, slip st in first sc – 19 sc. Fasten off, leaving an 8” sewing length.

Bear Ear Lining
With E, ch 2.
Round 1: Work 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook, do not join – 6 sc.
Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around, slip st in next sc – 12 sc. Fasten off.

Bear Ear Back
With C, work same as Bear Ear Lining.

Ear Assembly
Joining Round: Place one Ear Lining on top of each Ear Back, with right side facing up, aligning sts, pick up dropped loop on Ear Back, ch 1, 2 sc in each of next  8 sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, slip st in first sc – 20 sc. Fasten off, leaving an 8” sewing length.

Kitten (Bear) Muzzle (Make 2)
With H (F), ch 3 loosely.
Round 1: Work 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 – 8 hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 6” sewing length.

Kitten (Bear) Lower Jaw
Work same as Muzzle. Do not fasten off.
Round 2: Ch 5, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, skip next hdc on Round 1, slip st in next st. Fasten off. With yarn needle, and with right side facing up, K,  work 4 satin sts on jaw for tongue.

Kitten (Bear) Eye (Make 2)
With J, ch 3, work [sc, hdc] in 2nd ch from hook, work [hdc, 2 sc] in last ch, working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next ch, slip st in first sc to join –  6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a 6” sewing length.

Kitten (Bear) Nose
With K (G), ch 2.
Round 1: Work [2 sc, 2 hdc,, 2 sc] in 2nd ch from hook, slip st in first sc to join – 6 sts. Fasten off, leaving a 6” sewing length.

Cheek (Make 2)
With E, ch 3.
Round 1: Work 8 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3 – 8 hdc. Fasten off, leaving a 6” sewing length.

ASSEMBLY
Using yarn needle and sewing lengths, working through back loops ONLY, sew facial features to mittens as follows:

1. Place cheeks and center section of face just above collar. Whipstitch center section in place, then whipstitch cheeks on either side of center piece.

2. Place eyes just above center section leaving a ½” space between them. Whipstitch in place.

3. Place muzzle circles over cheeks so they are just touching at center of face. Whipstitch in place.

4. Thread a strand of G on yarn needle, starting at outside edge of muzzle circle, stitch mouth line halfway around muzzle circle to center of mouth. Work 1  straight stitch up to nose, then continue to stitch across second muzzle circle to complete mouth line.

5. For Whiskers on Kitten: Knot a small strand of B, 4 times spaced ½” apart, pull each knot tightly. Thread open end of yarn onto yarn needle and draw knots  through cheeks leaving a section of whisker extending on each side of face. Work a second set of whiskers in the same manner. Trim excess yarn. Whipstitch nose on center of muzzle.

6. Thread a strand of C (F) on yarn needle, work 1 straight stitch over each eye for brows. Pin ears on each side of back of head. Whipstitch in place. Weave in ends.

RED HEART® “Super Saver®” Art. E300 available in Solid 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m) skeins.

ABBREVIATIONS: A, B, C, etc = color A, B, C, etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Comments
  1. Dlegalsec

    This was just what I was looking for. Thank you RedHeart.

    • clare hoover

      adorable.

  2. Lindy Sherrod

    These are soooo cute! Lindy Lou loves them, thanks Red Heart.

  3. Stacey Levin

    Absolutely adorable! Thank you!

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