Monday, May 13, 2013

Tea Finger Mitts Crochet Pattern







It was my first mother’s day yesterday! For the occasion Matches got me a cast iron teapot! Isn't it lovely? Even the cups are cast iron.




The best things about cast iron: it retains heat easily and keeps the tea warm for hours. Plus is makes the tea taste amazing. I love it.

So here’s my problem, it heats up so easily that I burn my fingers anytime I try to drink from the cups or touch the pot. Once the cups are cool enough to handle, the tea is too cold. Matches' solution was to tell me to toughen up, what a jerk face ;). Instead I made these little finger mitts! Now I can drink my tea without burning my poor fingers.



If you flip it over it also makes a good finger guard for protecting against yarn burn.



I know fingerless gloves are all the rage right now among the fiber crafters… well these are fingers-only gloves - totally ahead of the trends ;)

Everyone’s fingers are different shapes and sizes so try them on frequently and adjust accordingly. This pattern was written for my fingers which are long and skinny.

These are very quick - less than an hour start to finish.

Materials
3.5mm Hook
Sock yarn

Index Finger
R1: 6 sc in magic ring
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3-11: Sc in each st around (12)
R12: Sc 6, ch 1, turn
R13-17: Sc 6, ch 1, turn (6)
R18: Sc 6, ch 8, join with a sl st to the other end of the tab. It should make a ring.
R19: Ch 1, sc around (14) – Make sure you are inserting your hook into the outside of the piece on each stich. If you find you are inserting your hook on the inside, then you need to turn after the ch 1.
R20-21: Sc around (14)
Sl st, finish off, weave in ends

Thumb
R1: 6 sc in magic ring
R2: 2 sc in each st around (12)
R3-6: Sc around (12)
R7: 2 sc, sc 5, 2 sc, sc 5 (14)
R8-9: Sc around (14)
R10: Sc 6, ch 1, turn
R11-15: Sc 6, ch 1, turn
R16: Sc 6, ch 8, join with a sl st to the other end of the tab. It should make a ring.
R17: Ch 1, sc around (14) - Make sure you are inserting your hook into the outside of the piece on each stich. If you find you are inserting your hook on the inside, then you need to turn after the ch 1.
R18-19: sc around (14)
Sl st, finish off, weave in ends

Enjoy! If you have any questions please email me ktstevens90@gmail.com




5 comments:

  1. I love this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  2. I love functional patterns. this one was added to the directory at www.crochetatplay.com

    It will go live in the next few days. I hope it brings you lots of traffic.
    megan

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  3. I love this pattern! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Oh I love the tea pot also! Gives me a great idea for my next gift idea for hubby! HEHE

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