Oh, our precious miracle! This is sweet baby James fresh from heaven a few days old.
This little peanut needed a little pair of mittens to protect his face from scratches.
Gram-gram to the rescue! (Me, Tiffany:) I whipped up three pairs of mittens while we waited for him to come home from the hospital with the extra Patons Grace cotton I had in my bag.
These are made with the mesh stitch which is alternating SC and CH 1. They will match the Baby T Mesh Stitch Hat pattern I made for my first grandson Jack if you wanted to make a set.
Patons Grace (100% mercerized cotton, 50 g/1.75 oz, 125 m/136 yds, 3 weight, light)
1 ball any color
Size F, 3.75 mm hook for newborn size, Size G, 4.00 mm hook for 3 month
tapestry needle, scissors
Single Crochet (SC): Insert your hook, pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops.
Make a magic ring and chain 1. (Or if you don’t know how to make one, chain 2.)
Round 1: Work 6 single crochet (SC) into the magic ring or into the first chain if you chained 2. Join with a slip stitch (SL ST) to the first single crochet of the round. CH 1 and turn.
Round 2: Work 2 SC into each SC, join with a SL ST to the first SC. CH 1, turn. (12)
(Tip: going forward “Join” will imply SL ST to the first SC of the round.)
Round 3: *Work one SC in first SC, 2 SC in next, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 turn. (18)
(Tip: The first SC of the round is the one where you joined.)
Round 4: *Work one SC in each of the next 2 SC, 2 SC into the next, repeat from * around. Join, CH 1 turn. (24)
Round 5: (begin Mesh Stitch) Work SC into first SC, *CH 1, skip one SC, SC into the next. Repeat from * around ending with one SC at the base of the join st. Join, CH 1 turn. (13 SC, 12 CH)
Round 6 – 12: Work mesh stitch joining with a SL ST to the first SC of each round, CH 1 and turn.
(Tip: On these rounds of the mesh stitch, always work the first SC into the second stitch of the round, which will be a SC, and CH 1 across CH 1 spaces. Each round will begin and end with SC.)
Wrist: At the end of round 12, join and chain 6. Back loop single crochet in the second chain from the hook and the remaining 4 chains. Slip stitch to the first SC, the next chain space, and the next SC. *Turn work toward you, work back loop SC in each of the five SC, CH 1 and turn. Work back loop SC in each of the next 5 SC, slip stitch across the next 3 stitches. Repeat from * around the wrist.
Tie off and sew the starting chain 6 to the final row to seam the wrist, then weave in the end.
For the multi-colored version, I changed colors every 2 rows.
They worked so well for him and I loved using Patons Grace for this project. They retained their shape and were stretchy enough to get them on his tiny little hands.
See the video tutorial below for more help:
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