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Infant Scratch Mitts


Recently a friend of mine asked me to create two pairs of crochet baby mitts to match two baby booties I’d already made her, turning them into a complete set.

Not difficult, right? WRONG! 😕 I went through several designs that I just hated. Also, every free pattern I stumbled across used baby weight yarn. It’s easy to adjust a pattern for yarn weight but for some reason mine were coming out too wide–too narrow–and everything in between!

Since I needed to make the mitts match, and the yarn I used in each bootie was light worsted, I decided to throw out all the patterns I’d accumulated and fool with off the cuff designs that would highlight the yarn without getting so large that they wouldn’t fit an infant.

This is what popped off my hook!

Since I had such a hard time with these, I’m thinking a few other people are struggling with them as well! So, without further ado, let’s get to the pattern!

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Infant Scratch Mitts:

Materials Needed:

  • Size D crochet hook
  • Light worsted weight yarn in any color (I used Caron Simply Soft in pink and Red Heart Shimmer in purple)

Gauge:

  • 6 sc rows=1 inch; 5 sc=1 inch

Size:

  • These are sized to fit a newborn up to approximately 3 months. For older babies, size your hook up.

Infant Scratch Mitts:

Ch 2
Rnd 1: 8 sc in 1st ch, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (8 sc)
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, 2 sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (16 sc)
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc around, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (16 sc)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st sc, sc in next, (2 sc in next, 1 sc in next) around, join with a sl st to the 1st sc (24 sc)
Rnds 5-16: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, sc in each sc around, join in the top of the 1st sc (24 sc)
Rnd 17: sl st into the next sc, ch 2 (counts as bpdc), (fpdc next, bpdc next) around, join in the top of the ch 2 (12 fpdc, 12 bpdc)
Rnd 18: Ch 1 (counts as bpsc), (fpsc next, bpsc next) around, join in the top of the ch 1 (12 fpsc, 12 bpsc)

Finish off and weave in all tails.

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