Getting ready for cold days

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After my kind of long break I’m back to a blogosphere. That break was really really needed.

It’s Fall already. Where did that time go?! Geeze. It flies so fast.

It’s getting cold here in Cali and we are getting ready for those cold days 🙂

btw, while making those I learned the difference between “gloves” and “mittens”. In Polish language gloves are gloves. No matter how many fingers they have 😉

From my childhood I remember my grandmother making us those mittens all the time. So we don’t lose them she would connect them with a string going around neck under the coat and through it’s sleeves. I didn’t know back then but mittens connected by a string are called “Idiot mittens”. lol. Now it makes sense.

Pattern for “Baby Mittens”:

Being honest with you I do not understand that firs part of this pattern: 2 = 1/4″ wide (…) 9 sc = 2″; 9 sc rows = 2…. blah… blah… blah… WHAT?!

Small baby fits 2 + 1/4″ wide palm 1+1/2 ozs baby sport yarn and F crochet hook. 9 sc = 2″; 9 sc rows = 2″.
Medium fits 2 + 1/2″ wide palm 2 ozs worsted weight yarn and G hook. 4 sc = 1″; 4 sc rows = 1″.
Large fits 3 + 1/2″ wide palm 2 +1/2 ozs chunky weight yarn and I hook. 3 sc = 1″; 3 sc rows = 1″

… it’s like Enigma code for me… but even without understanding that part I was able to make those mittens with no further problems. They came out just a little bit too big for her but that’s ok. They’ll last longer 😉

MITTENS: (make 2 ): Cuff: Row 1: Ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. ( 8 sc ).
Rows 2-18: Working these rows in back loops only, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At the end of last row, fasten off.
HAND: Row 1: Working in ends of rows across one long edge, join with sc in first row, 2 sc in next row, ( sc in next row, 2 sc in next row ) across, turn. ( 27 sc ).
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts; for Thumb opening skip next 7 sts; sc in last 10 sts, turn. ( 20 ).
Rows 5-8: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 9: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog., ( sc in next 7 sts, sc next 2 sts tog ) across, turn. ( 17 ).
Row 10: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog., sc in next 6 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 5 sts, sc last 2 sts tog, turn. ( 14 ).
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 13: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog., ( sc in next 4 sts, sc next 2 sts tog ) across, turn. Fasten off. ( 11 ).
THUMB: Row 1: Working in skipped sts of Row 3 at Thumb opening, join with sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 3 sts, turn. ( 8 sc ).
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog., sc in next 4 sts, sc last 2 sts tog., turn. ( 6 ).
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Leaving 8″ end for sewing, fasten off. Sew ends of rows together.
Assembly: Fold Mitten in half, lengthwise matching sts, sew sts and ends of rows tog., leaving Cuff open.

Hope you enjoyed it!

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18 responses to “Getting ready for cold days”

  1. mommahenscoop Avatar

    oh my gosh. How precious ! I want a pair for my son…he would be so stinkin’ cute with them (different colors of course.)
    I’m glad to see you back and that you had a good break. Welcome back!


    1. Polish Mom Photographer Avatar

      thanks! breaks are always good 🙂 and yes those mittens are very cute… . I love watching my daughter playing with them and figuring out why they are on her hands and what to do with them… . so funny!


  2. Christina Avatar

    Cali gets cold? I thought it was warmish all year!


    1. Polish Mom Photographer Avatar

      oh no! It gets really cold… . funny stuff that when I came here to US I thought the same so in my 2 luggage I had only one pair of warm shoes. how surprise I got (and cold) when it got really cold here. I spent my entire first pay check money to buy a warm clothes!


  3. Kelleyn Avatar

    What a great idea!


  4. Sarah Avatar

    So cute! i guess my husband’s family always called the dummy gloves…but hey, I’d rather have two mittens than one!!


  5. Polish Mama on the Prairie Avatar

    Yey! You are back to blogging! 🙂 I also didn’t know that California gets cold. I remember gloves like these. Now I don’t think they sell them because it is a “choking hazard” or something like that.


  6. Cristy Avatar

    I have always seen knitted mittens, I prefer crochet…I am definitely going to try your pattern!!!


    1. Polish Mom Photographer Avatar

      Hi Cristy. That pattern is super easy and I prefere to crochet as well (because actually I can’t


  7. erin Avatar

    Thanks for the pattern! It IS time to make mittens… cold here too. and I only know how to crochet!


  8. magda627 Avatar

    Sliczna coreczka !!! A rekawiczki bardzo udane !! Brawo 🙂 i bardzo dziekuje za komentarze !!


  9. Handy Man, Crafty Woman Avatar

    ADORABLE! Thanks for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!


  10. KasiaBajka Avatar

    Ahhh 😀 Good that you are back 😀 Dizzy as I am and following thousands of blogs things are sometimes shifted, and not easy to catch up, but finally I do catch up. I had such mittens too as a little kid, connected and all, I found it very practical, and they really never got lost :o)

    Bardzo to pociesza gdy widzę, że nie dajesz się najróżniejszym zagranicznym smutkom i problemom. Czasem nie jest wesoło, ale czy mamy się poddawać? Czy Polacy są gorsi albo głupsi, tylko dlatego że ktoś za granicą ma “poziom” edukacji dorosłego przedszkolaka :o)?

    Serdecznie pozdrawiam
    Kasia 🙂


  11. maria Avatar

    these are so precious. I started a link party at my blog and I’d love for you to link this up. If you’re interested it’s Have a lovely day, Maria


  12. Rachel Avatar

    Those mittens are adorable. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I’m going to make some for my little girls.


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  14. apcrochet Avatar

    I just finished making these for my niece, and they came out so cute! I’ve never made a clothing item before, and these were the perfect first-time project. Thank you for sharing such a great and easy pattern!


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