Monday, December 01, 2014

SNOWBALL MICROWAVE MITTS

“Snowball Microwave Mitts”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©11-2014
SNOWBALL MICROWAVE MITTS.jpg
Size: 3 ½”W x 7”L, Hook: G/4.5mm, Yarn: Worsted Weight in 2 colors: A: White & B: your choice
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Notes:  Bold print: Repeated in pattern. Sts: Work in next st/chsp. Join: Join W/slst in beg st, unless otherwise stated.
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Abbreviations & Stitches Used                                   
Beg=Beginning    Ch=Chain    Slst=Slip Stitch    Sc=Single Crochet   
Sp=Spaces        Sk=Skip    W/=With        Dc=Double Crochet       
St(s)=Stitch(es)    Lps=Loops    Fpdc=Front Post dc   Hdc=Half double crochet                    
Bottom:
Base: W/A,
Rnd 1: Ch16, 4dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 11chs, 5dc in last ch, working on opposite side of ch, dc in next 11chs, join in first st.  (32dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, fpdc in same st.  (Dc, fpdc in next st)4x. [ (Dc in next st, fpdc in next st)5x, dc in next st]. (Dc, fpdc in next st)5x.  Repeat [ ] once, join.  (42dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, fpdc in same st.  [Dc in next st, (dc, fpdc in next st)]4x, dc in next st.  *(Fpdc in next st, dc in next st)5x, fpdc in next st.*  (Dc, fpdc in next st),  [Dc in next dc, (dc, fpdc in next st)]4x, dc in next st.  Repeat *to* once, join to ch3 (52dc)

Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 3sts, mark this st, sc in next 10sts, mark this st, sc in next 16sts, mark this st, sc in next 10sts, mark this st, sc in last 12sts.  Join.  (52dc)  Fasten off & weave in ends.

Top Circles (make 2) W/A,
Rnd 1: Ch4, work 9dc in 4th ch from hook, join.  (10dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, fpdc in same st.  (Dc,fpdc in ea st) around.  Join.  (20dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, fpdc in same st.  [Dc in next st, (dc, fpdc in next st)] Repeat around ending w/dc in last st, join.  (30dc)

Rnd 4: Ch1, sc in same st, sc in next 10sts, mark this st, sc in next 10sts, mark this st, sc in last 9sts, join.  (30sc) Fasten off & weave in ends

Assembly:  W/base right side up, take one circles and match marked sts, use circle marker to replace the base markers making sure to keep same sts marked.  
microwave mitts and placement of markers.jpgmicrowave mitts together ready to be put together.jpg
Move markers up as you work.  
Rnd 5: W/A,  join w/slst in top right marked st, working in both pieces, ch1, sc in same st & next 6sts of both pieces, sc in next 3sts of base, sc in next 23sts of both pieces, sc in next 3sts of base, sc in next 16sts of both pieces, join.  Fasten off , weave in ends. (52sc)

Decide if you want to use ear muffs, or a hat, or do one of each!
Ear Muffs: Make enough to use for each circle.
Row 1: W/B, (start with a long tail for sewing), work 10hdc in a magic circle, join to first hdc. Ch17, work 10hdc in 3rd ch from hook, join to first hdc in circle, fasten off.  
Attach your ear muffs, using your markers as reference.  Sew across head and repeat for other side.  

Hat: Make enough to use for each circle.
Rnd 1: W/B, Ch4, 4dc in 4th ch from hook, join.  (5dc)
Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join.  (10dc)
Rnd 3: Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join.  (20dc)
Row 4: Ch1, fpsc in same st, fpsc in next 9sts, slst to next st, and leave remaining sts unworked.  Fasten off, leaving long tail.  
hat snowman mitts (2).jpghat snowman mitts (1).jpg
Pic on left shows what it should look like, fpsts are on the top, use tail to sew closed following the picture on the right. Position on your snowman at an angle, don’t go up too high over the base as you don’t want them to interfere wtih picking up your hot dishes from the microwave.

Personal use/print only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.   
See my designs & videos on my blog: http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Download Pattern on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen
Size depends on your hook, yarn, & tension.  Contact me at Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com

1 comment:

lcfolger said...

so cute -- gotta make some for presents!!!