Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Brooklyn Fingerless Mitts or Wrist Warmers, Free Crochet Pattern

Fingerless Mittens Free Crochet Pattern

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This crochet pattern was designed as an afterthought to match my Brooklyn Boot cuffs published last week. I must say,  they make an amazing pair. The crochet pattern uses the same stitch as the Brooklyn boot cuffs and works up in just half the time.  You can wear it in your cold office rooms or outdoors, a perfect accessory where style meets comfort. Fingerless mitts keep your fingers free to hold a book or text to your heart's content. What's more? They are fairly easy to make with very little shaping, unlike the regular mittens.

       The stitches used are easy to learn and give it a nice texture. The wooden buttons used are optional and are only for embellishment. The mittens can be worked in less than two hours and can make a cherished handmade Christmas gift. So grab your hook and yarn and make a pair today.

1. Worsted weight ( size 4 medium) yarn
2. Hook – G (4.25mm)
3. Two ¾ inch wooden buttons
Using G hook, 16 sc rows worked in back loops = 4 inches
Finished size: 3.5 inches wide and 7 ½ inches long
100 Yards for a pair

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Brooklyn Boot Cuffs, Free Crochet Pattern

Fall is here and it is my favorite Season of the year when it is neither too hot nor too cold. I love how the leaves change colors and the the gentle rustling of the winds play music in the air. I adore the sound of the word "Autumn", as romantic as the Season itself. Boots and cowls are my favorite accessory for Fall and what better way to jazz it up than with a pair of boot cuffs. Crochet yourself a pair and turn one pair of boots into many. They are quick to work up and can add variety to your wardrobe. The stitch used gives it a nice texture. Add to it two wooden buttons and you have a stylish accessory that can make your legs look longer.

These boot cuffs can be worked in a couple of hours. Make them with a matching pair of mittens and you have a wonderful Christmas Gift. I enjoyed photographing them as much as making them. The pine cones added the right measure of pizzazz. They looked so beautiful, I was tempted to focus more on the pine cones than the boot cuffs themselves. I hope you will enjoy sporting these boot socks as much as I did while designing them. 

1. Worsted weight ( size 4 medium) yarn
2. Hook – G (4.25mm) and F ( 3.75mm)
3. 2 Pairs of ¾ inch wooden buttons
Using G hook, 17 sc rows worked in back loops = 4 inches
Finished size: 12.5 inches around and 6 inches high.