These super cute ladybird mittens are perfect for kids when they’re out and about in the chilly weather. Let get making!
Crochet Ladybird Mittens
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl.st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
tr = treble
You will need
Knitters needle – for making up
Will fit child approx. 3-4 years – Make 2
How to make
Worked in dc throughout.
Cuff – Make 10 ch
1st row – work 1dc into 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch (9sts).
2nd row – make 1ch to turn, then working into BACK loops only, dc in each st to end.
Rows 3-27 as row 2. This forms a rib effect. Do not cast off.
For the main part of the mitt, turn work to enable you to work along row ends of cuff.
1st row – 1ch, work 1dc into each row end, (27 sts) Turn.
2nd row – 1ch, 1dc into each of next 12 sts, 2dc into next st, 1dc into next st, 2dc into next st, 1dc into each of next 12st. (29 sts) Turn.
3rd row – 1ch, 12dc, 2dc into next st, 3dc, 2dc into next st, 12dc. (31sts) Turn.
4th row – 1ch, 12dc, 2dc into next st, 5 dc, 2dc into next st, 12dc. (33sts) Turn.
5th row – 1ch, 12dc, 2dc into next st, 7dc, 2dc into next st, 12dc. (35sts) Turn.
6th row – 1ch, 12dc, 2dc into next st, 9dc, 2dc into next st, 12dc. (37sts) Turn.
7th row – 1ch, 14dc, miss next 9sts (these will be used later for the thumb), 1dc into next 14 sts (28sts)
Work 5 rows of dc over these 28 sts. Fasten off red and join in black.
13th row – 1ch, 1dc into each st to end. Turn.
14th row – 1ch, 1dc, dc 2tog, 8dc, dc 2tog, 2dc, dc 2tog, 8dc, dc 2tog, 1dc. (24 sts) Turn.
15th row – 1ch, 1dc, dc 2tog, 6dc, dc 2tog, 2dc, dc 2tog, 6dc, dc 2tog, 1dc. (20 sts) Turn.
16th row – 1ch, 1dc, dc 2tog, 4dc, dc 2tog, 2dc, dc 2tog, 4dc, dc 2tog, 1dc. (16 sts) Turn.
17th row – 1ch, 1dc, dc 2tog, 2dc, dc 2tog, 2dc, dc 2tog, 2dc, dc 2tog, 1dc. (12 sts)
Thumb – Rejoin red wool to 1st of missed 9st, 1ch and work 1dc into each of the 9 sts. Turn.
Work 5 more rows of dc on these 9 sts, turning with 1 ch as before.
Next row – 1ch, 1dc, (dc 2tog) 4 times. Fasten off, leaving a few inches of wool for sewing seam.
Spots (make 4) – Using black wool, make 3 ch, sl.st into 1st st to make a ring. 1ch, work 8dc into ring, sl.st to turning ch. Fasten off leaving enough wool for sewing spot on to mitt.
Eyes (make 4) – Using white wool, make 4 ch, work 4tr into 1st ch. Fasten off, leaving enough wool for sewing eye on to mitt.
To Make Up
Thumb – on wrong side of work, thread wool through stitches of last row worked and gather for top, then join side seam and fasten off.
Mitt – fold in half with right side inside and join along top and open side. Fasten off. On right side, embroider or crochet a row of ch stitch up the middle of the back of each mitt and then sew eyes and spots into position as per photo. Weave in loose ends.