Lucia Fingerless Mitts

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Lucia Fingerless Mitts
designed by Kim Guzman © Jul. 2014
Email to kim@crochetkim.com
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Technique: Tunisian Crochet

Finished Size (as stated, these are finished sizes, not hand/wrist sizes)

Womens Size Small/Medium with size Large in parentheses

Mitts stretch easily and are intended to be made with negative ease.

Wrist circumference: 5.5” (6.5”), stretches to approximately 7” (8”)

Hand circumference: 7” (8.5”)

Materials

Naturally Caron Country, 25% merino wool/75% microdenier acrylic, 3 oz/85g, 185 yds/170m: 1 (1) skein, shown in #0002 coral lipstick

Suggested hook sizes:

Size 5mm [US H-8] regular crochet hook
Size 6.5mm [US K-10 1/2] Tunisian Afghan Hook (minimum 10” length) (or size to meet gauge)
Needle (for seaming and weaving ends)

Gauge

With afghan hook in body stitch pattern, 20 sts and 10.5 rows equals 4”

Special Stitches

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Insert hook between front and back vertical bars, from front to back, coming out at back of work, yo, draw up a lp. Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video

Tunisian Full Stitch (tfs): Insert hook between stitches, under the horizontal returning chain, from front to back, coming out at back of work, yo, draw up a lp. Right-Handed Video | Left-Handed Video

Note the difference between these two stitches. The tks is made by placing the hook between the front and back vertical bars of the same stitch. The tfs is made by placing the hook between the stitches themselves (where there is no stitch or under chain spaces).

Additional Abbreviations

ch=chain; cont=continue; lp(s)=loop(s); mm=millimeters; rep=repeat; sk=skip; sl=slip; sp(s)=space(s); st(s)=stitch(es); yds=yards; yo=yarn over

Pattern Notes

Mitts are worked flat, from wrist to top, then seamed at the palm.

When working in slip stitch crochet, a chain 1 is not necessary at the beginning of rows and is not included. If the last stitch of a row is too loose, work the last stitch in both loops instead of only one.

Tunisian Crochet Symbols

If you would like to see more of my work in Tunisian crochet symbols, you can check out my book at Leisure Arts HERE.

First Mitt

Wrist Ribbing

Row 1: With regular crochet hook, ch 5, sl st in back horizontal bar of each ch, turn—5 sl sts.

Row 2: Sl st in back lp only of each sl st, turn—5 sl sts.

Rep row 2 until piece measures 5.5 (6.5)” unstretched, do not fasten off.

Mitt Body

Row 1: Remove regular crochet hook and replace with afghan hook, first lp on hook counts as first st. Turn work to begin working along sides of rows, pull up 34 (40) loops evenly across—35 (41) lps.

Tip

When pulling up loops to begin the body of the mitt, try using a smaller crochet hook to insert into the side edge, then lift it up and onto the Tunisian Afghan Hook, much like what is done in broomstick lace. I used a size F crochet hook for this.

Closing: Ch 2, *yo and pull through 4 lps on hook (closing 3 sts), [yo, pull through 2 lps, ch 1] twice, yo, pull through 2 lps, rep from * until 5 lps rem on hook, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook, ch 1, yo, pull through last 2 lps on hook. 1 lp remains on hook, which counts as the first st of the next row.

Row 2: Sk first vertical bar, tfs in ch-1 sp, *pull up lp in top of 3-st cluster, [tks, tfs] twice, tks, rep from * ending with st in last 3-st cluster, tfs in ch-1 sp, tks in last st—35 (41) lps.

Closing: Ch 2, *yo and pull through 4 lps on hook (closing 3 sts), [yo, pull through 2 lps, ch 1] twice, yo, pull through 2 lps, rep from * until 5 lps rem on hook, yo, pull through 4 lps on hook, ch 1, yo, pull through last 2 lps on hook. 1 lp remains on hook, which counts as the first st of the next row.

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Rows 3-8 (9): Rep row 2 (including Closing).

Thumb Decreasing

Row 1: Working in back horizontal bar of returning chain, sl st loosely as follows: [into top of 3-st cluster, into top of tks] twice (skipping ch-1 sps), tfs before 3-st cluster and in 3-st cluster, cont across in stitch pattern—23 (29) lps. Close as established.

Rows 2-4 (5): Work in established stitch pattern across 23 (29) sts only.

Final row: Working in back horizontal bar of each returning chain, sl st loosely across all 22 (28) sts, cut off, leaving about a 10” tail for seaming.

Second Mitt

Rep Wrist Ribbing and rows 1-8 (9) of Mitt Body.

Thumb Decreasing

Row 1: Work in established stitch pattern until 21 (27) lps are on hook, tfs after 3-st cluster, tks, tfs in ch-1 sp, 24 (30) lps now on hook, working in back horizontal bar of returning ch, sl st loosely as follows: into top of tks, into top of 3-st cluster, into top of next 3 sts, into top of 3-st cluster, into last st (skipping ch-1 sps), fasten off—23 (29) lps still on hook. With new strand of yarn, close 23 (29) sts as established.

Rows 2-4 (5): Work in established stitch pattern across 23 (29) sts only.

Final row: Working in back horizontal bar of each returning chain, sl st loosely across all 22 (28) sts, cut off, leaving about a 10” tail for seaming.

Seaming

With yarn needle, seam side edges, matching stitch for stitch of first and last stitch of every row, leaving Thumb open. Tunisian crochet looks best seamed from the right side with mattress stitch.

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