January is the perfect month for cozying up by the fire with some needles or hooks and your favorite yarn, right?
Today I’m excited to share these adorable heart mittens, just in time to get your Valentine’s Day craft on. Of course, these adorable mittens aren’t JUST for Valentine’s Day…my daughter’s love wearing them all winter long.
They actually have several pairs in different colors…
I created this pattern with the beginner in mind. Technically, it’s more of an intermediate pattern with an introduction to color stranding. I love this technique for carrying one color yarn behind another when you are switching back and forth between colors. By carrying the color instead of cutting it, you’ll have fewer yarn tails to sew in and your project will be neater, overall.
I include several photos to help you along the way…and once you learn this technique, you’ll want to use it in all your projects! It’s super easy once you get the hang of it and makes switching colors so fun.
- any worsted weight yarn: For the bright pink mittens with white hearts, I used Malabrigo worsted “strawberry fields” that I’ve had in my stash for several years. I haven’t been able to find it again online, but you could also use Red Heart worsted yarn in perfect pink and white for a similar look.
- size J crochet hook
- yarn needle
- stitch marker (or yarn scrap)
- and don’t forget your pattern
So hop on over to the Heart Mittens Crochet Pattern and start crocheting!
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