Blydol, crochet fingerless mitts pattern

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Blydol, crochet fingerless mitts…. okay, but what? I know at first glance, the immediate thought is, “Why in the world would you want gloves that don’t cover your fingers?”
Well, I offer a few scenarios
• Campfire jam sessions or maybe
you’re an on-stage rockstar playing an evening festival
• Typing away all day in an overly air conditioned office
• Drafty, lovely, beautiful, old house
• Going for that urban street style

So you see, fingerless mitts absolutely make sense and yes, you should have several pair!

 

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sizing

The Blydol Mitts pattern is written for only one size. But this one size is quite stretchy and will fit most. I have a slightly larger palm size than ‘average’ at 7″ vs 6.8″ and my wrist falls on the smaller size of average and these mitts fit me beautifully.

One Size; to fit avg teenadult
{See Finished Measurements below}
◊ pdf includes Schematic

the skills you need

The stitching ability you need for creating Blydol mitts is not too far from a beginner level. The stitching itself is all basic, but there are a couple of things that may be new to a beginner.
To crochet this pattern, you need:

  • understanding of gauge (read this to learn why & how to)
  • experience reading a pattern
  • ability to read a pattern with minimal -or- no photovideo tutorials
  • understanding of the use of asterisk(s)parenthesesbrackets
  • basic stitchesstitch combinations
  • stitching into side edges of stiches
  • joining new yarn (thumb creation)

chain – slip stitch – back loop only – single – together

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BLYDOL MITTS yarn

The Essentials Merino dk yarn was really nice to work with. I like the S on S ply. It gives the yarn a big squish│airy feel, even though it is a lighter gauge. It also shows definition of the stitches beautifully, making it especially nice for crochet. 🥰

Fiber Content – 100% Merino Wool
Amount – 131 yards [120 m]; 1.76 oz [50 g]
Weight – #3│ Light│Dk

“One of Rico’s most popular yarns, and deservedly so, Rico Essentials Merino DK is a superfine superwash wool that can be washed in the machine at low temperatures. This fabulously soft yarn is perfect for any DK project, and is available in the most amazing range of colors: modern neutrals and grays, jewels and muted berry shades alongside stunning pastels. Brilliant value, great stitch definition – this is a winner for your DK patterns!”

Rico Design Essential Merino DK

More yarns to consider

Scheepjes Terrazzo

LoveCrafts website
  • #3 Light
  • 70% Wool 30% Viscose

Rico Creative Lazy Hazy Summer Cotton DK

LoveCrafts website
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  • 49% Cotton 46% Acrylic 5% Polyester

Woolen Cotton

WeCrochet website
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  • 50% Merino Wool 40% Pima Cotton

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Getting started

Ya’ll know how I feel about making gauge swatches.
Make them.
However, for these mitts, gauge is not crucial to your project. With that said, I still highly recommend you create a swatch with the yarn and hook you intend to use for your mitts to make sure you will be happy with the denseness of the fabric it will create and will result in size intended.

This is especially important if you are using a differing yarn weight than suggested. 

But also, because I know most people aren’t going to make a swatch (I see you! 👀 ) and I want you to be successful in your yarny endeavors, I’ve built an easy gauge swatch into the pattern. 

Since we’re having the dreaded swatch talk, go ahead and grab this helpful worksheet I created for you to use on your next project– when making a gauge swatch will be a big deal. Save this worksheet to your digital notebook or print a few of these off if you’re a paper planner person. 
This will make the swatch process easier and more enjoyable. I created this FREE worksheet as an easy way to figure out gauge, it’s especially helpful if you’re new and still learning all the ways to be successful with your crochet. This worksheet organizes your stitching information and the fill-in-the-blanks makes the math stress free.

Blocking Worksheet 

the pattern

BLYDOL

A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Rebecca is wearing crochet fingerless gloves with palms up, a cup of coffee is to the right and her dog in background.

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This post for the easy, Blydol fingerless mitts pattern has complete directions – or – you can further support Revel Crochet (& me!) and purchase the pattern as a download.

Upon purchase of the Blydol mitts crochet pattern download, you will receive

  • AD-FREE pdf, formatted for printing and optimized for tablet│digital use
  • WRITTEN PATTERN – fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
  • STITCH DIAGRAMS – complete illustration(s) of stitches│placement
  • SCHEMATIC – illustration(s) of shape│measurements│construction graphics*
  • ILLUSTRATIONS – drawn graphics of special stitches*
  • SIZING│EASE CHARTS – tables to quickly determine sizing options*
  • TUTORIALS – picture│written│video instruction for specialty stitches│techniques*
  • INTERACTIVE – document internally linked throughout as well as to additional external resource information

*where applicable

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Blydol crochet fingerless mitts pattern

Project Level

Easy+

TECHNIQUES USED

chain – slip stitch – back loop only – single – together

Finished MEasurements

CIRCUMFERENCE palm 7¼” [18.5 cm] unstretched

CIRCUMFERENCE wrist 6½” [16.5 cm] unstretched

LENGTH total 5½” [14 cm] unstretched

LENGTH hand only 7” [18 cm] unstretched

materials & tools

YARN #3│light│dk weight

amount totals* 160 yd [147 m]

shown Rico Essentials Merino DK, (100% merino wool; 131 yd [120 m]│1.8 oz [50 g]), 2 balls; Slate

*Amount given is for mitts as shown│written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.

HOOK G [4.0 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge (exact hook used– Tulip Etimo (single) -or- Tulip Etimo (set)

NOTIONS yarn needle, removable stitch markers (3│6)

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Blydol crochet fingerless mitts pattern

Gauge

24 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in stitch pattern with no blocking

NOTES

CONSTRUCTION

Mitts begin with cuff, then hand portion of the mitt is stitched from bottom to top.
◊ pdf provides Schematic

GENERAL

  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Yarn amount given is for mitts as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • See Special Stitches instruction {below} as needed.
  • The Special Stitches instructions‭ ‬are detailed, written directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern.

◊ pdf provides complete Stitch Diagrams

GAUGE

  • Gauge information is given above; as well as within the pattern; verify that project measurements match given measurements.
  • Although precise gauge is not crucial for this project, any deviation from gauge given will vary the size of mitts created and the amount(s) of yarn used.
  • It is always recommended to make a swatch; using same yarn as intended for project; stitch, wash, and block a gauge swatch in the same manner you will be using for your mitts to ensure fabric created is as desired and will result in proper measurements│size intended {refer to Swatch Guide for basics on proper swatch creation}.

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN & SIZING

  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rows is the stitch count; 8 sts. This means the row just completed should have 8 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of row, stitch total did not change from previous listing.
  • PM as instructed for identification│future stitch placement│reference.
  • Each stitch (ex: sc, sl st, ch) within project counts as stitch unless otherwised noted.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of rows is a turning ch (tch); does not count as a stitch.
  • Joining sl st does not count as a stitch.
  • When working into “ch-1 sp”, work around the chain, inserting hook in the space under│created by the chain, inserting hook under all loops of the chain.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern.
  • Sample shown was not blocked.
  • Model has 6¼” [16 cm wrist and 7½” [19 cm] palm.
Rebecca is wearing crochet fingerless gloves with palms up, a cup of coffee is to the right and her dog in background.

TIPS

  • When working hand portion, PM in first and last ch 1 for easier distinction.
  • Take care when creating chains between sc sts, keeping them uniform in size will produce the best result.

DESIGNER NOTE

After working the first 2 rounds of Wrist section, the piece tends to flare, making it seem larger in circumference than it actually will be. I encourage you to complete a few more rows before judging the size.

ABBREVIATIONS

Blo – back loop only

Ch – chain

Flo – front loop only

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

Sp(s) – space(s)

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tog – together 

WS – wrong side

Yo – yarn over (hook)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Back ridge│ Rather than working under the top loops or ‘V’ of foundation chain, turn chain upside-down, insert hook under the single strand of yarn that is bump│ridge-like in appearance, work stitch as normal.

PM (place marker) Place marker in│around│through stitch just made or as instructed.

Sc2tog (single crochet 2 together)‭ ‬Pull up a loop in each of 2 indicated stssps, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Join‭ ‬Sl st into blo of first st of rnd; joining last st to first, completing a circle│round.

Increase‭ ‬Sc2tog over same ch-1 sp as 2nd leg of previous sc and next sc, ch 1, sc2tog over same sc just used and next ch-1 sp.

Sc3tog (single crochet 3 together)‭ ‬Pull up a loop in each of 3 indicated sts│sps, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.

Standing sc (standing single crochet)‭ ‬With loop of slip knot on hook, insert hook into indicated stsp (place finger on loop to keep it from slipping), pull up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook.

◊ pdf provides complete Stitch Diagrams

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MITTS

Mitt 1

CUFF

Row 1(RS) Ch 8, sl st in back ridge {see Special Stitches above} of 2nd ch from hook, sl st in back ridge of each ch across to end, turn. 7 sl st

PM through any stitch of row just created to mark RS.

Row 2Ch 1, sl st in blo of each st across to end, turn.

Row 3-44‭ ‬Rep Row 2.

Cuff should measure (approx.) 5½” [14 cm]) in length with no stretching.

SEAM

Ch 1, pull stitch slightly tighter than usual, fold cuff in half, having “live” loop at back, seam cuff by working a sl st through the front loop only of front row and back loop only of back row in each st across to end.

Turn Cuff right side out.

Hand wearing fingerless mitt showing increase/thumb portion of mitt.

WRIST

Row 1‭ ‬Having cuff with RS facing, shift so that rows just created are vertical, work into the side edges of rows using the loops created from turning chains, ch 1, sc2tog {see Special Stitches above} over first loop and next loop, ch 1, *sc2tog over same loop just used and next loop, ch 1; rep from * across, making last sc2tog over last loop and first loop of row, ch 1, join {see Special Stitches above}, does not count as a stitch here or throughout, turn. 22 sc2tog, 22 ch 1

PM through body of any stitch of row just created to mark as RS.

Row 2‭ ‬Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same ch-1 sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, turn.

Rows 3-10‭ ‬Rep Row 2.

Gauge Check

After completing 4 rows of Wrist in pattern, height should measure approximately 1¼” [3 cm] with no blocking.

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HAND

Row 11‭ ‬Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1**; rep from * 5 times, increase {see Special Stitches above}; rep from * to ** across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, turn. 23 sc2tog, 23 ch 1

Row 12│‭ ‬Rep Row 2. 

Row 13│Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1**; rep from * 6 times, increase, PM in first ch 1 sp of increase just made, move marker up with each row, rep from * to ** across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, turn. 24 sc2tog, 24 ch 1

Rows 14-17│  Rep Row 2. 

Row 18│  ‬Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1**; rep from * to marker, working 2nd leg of sc2tog into marked st, ch 5, skip 5 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-1 sps, rep from * to ** across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, do not remove marker, turn. 21 sc2tog, 20 ch 1, ch 5

Row 19│  ‬Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc3tog over same sp just used and next 2 ch-1 sps, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1**; rep from * across to 1 sc before ch 5, sc2tog over same ch-1 sp just used and next ch, ch 1, sk ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sk ch, sc2tog over next ch and ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * to ** across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, turn. 19 sc2tog, 21 ch 1, 1 sc, 1 sc3tog

Row 20│  ‬Rep Row 2. 21 sc2tog, 22 ch 1

Row 21│  ‬Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc3tog over same sp just used and next 2 ch-1 sps, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, turn. 19 sc2tog, 20 ch 1, 1 sc3tog

UPPER PALM

Rows 22-23│ Rep Row 2. 20 sc2tog, 20 ch 1

Row 24│ Loosely sl st in each st across to end, do not join, do not turn.

Fasten off.

Hand wearing fingerless mitt showing increase/thumb portion of mitt.

THUMB

Row 1│ With RS facing, join new yarn with Standing sc {see Special Stitches above} in marked stitch, sc in ea st and in side edges when necessary as row is worked around thumb hole, completing 14 sc, do not join, do not turn.

Note There is a slight change in stitch pattern for Row 2 of Thumb only, read carefully.

Row 2│ Ch 1, *sc2tog over next 2 sc, ch 1; rep from * across, do not join, do not turn. 7 sc2tog, 7 ch 1

Row 3│ Loosely sl st in each st across, sl st to first sl st of row to join.

Fasten off.

Mitt 2

Work as Mitt 1 through Row 10.

Row 11│ Rep Row 2.

Row 12│ Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * 5 times, increase; rep from * across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, sl st in first sc of row to join, turn. 23 sc2tog, 23 ch 1

Row 13│ Rep Row 2.

Row 14│ Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1**; rep from * 6 times, increase, PM in first ch 1 sp of increase just made, move marker up with each row, rep from * to ** across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, sl st in first sc of row to join, turn. 24 sc2tog, 24 ch 1

Row 15-17│ Rep Row 2. 

Row 18│ Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1, ch 1**; rep from * to marker, working 2nd leg of sc2tog into marked st, ch 5, skip 5 sts, sc2tog over next 2 ch-1 sps, rep from * to ** across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, do not remove marker, turn. 21 sc2tog, 20 ch 1, ch 5

Row 19│ Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1**; rep from * across to 1 sc before ch 5, sc2tog over same ch-1 sp just used and next ch, ch 1, sk ch, sc in next ch, ch 1, sk ch, sc2tog over next ch and ch-1 sp, ch 1, rep from * to ** across making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, turn. 21 sc2tog, 22 ch 1, 1 sc

Row 20│ Ch 1, sc2tog over first and next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc3tog over same sp just used and next 2 ch-1 sps, ch 1, *sc2tog over same sp just used and next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, making last sc2tog over last ch-1 sp and first ch-1 sp of row, join, turn. 20 sc2tog, 21 ch 1, 1 sc3tog

Row 21│ Rep Row 2. 21 sc2tog, 21 ch 1

UPPER PALM 

Row 22│ Rep Row 20. 19 sc2tog, 20 ch 1, 1 sc3tog

Row 23-End│ Work as Mitt 1.

Finishing

Using yarn tail from fasten off at hand, sew first st to last st on final row of each mitt.

Remove markers.
Weave in ends.
Lightly wetsteam block to measurements {see Finished Measurements above}, if desired.
◊ pdf includes Schematic 

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