Nordic Pixie Mittens by Eline Alcocer

Nordic Pixie Mittens

Crochet
December 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
2.25 mm (B)
2.75 mm (C)
0 to 10 Y
both US and UK
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These simple striped mittens, made in 100% wool for water-resistance, are the perfect winter gift for little people. Three colour scheme suggestions are included in this pattern, but of course you are free to make up your own – these mittens are great little stash busters!

Step-by-step photos of the trickier techniques - foundation crochet, changing colours, crochet ribbing - are included at the bottom of the pattern.

Pattern also includes variation for rounded tip.

Construction
Using the tapestry crochet technique, each mitten is worked in the round from the base of the palm up. A slit is left for the thumb, which is then worked seamlessly into the waiting stitches. Finally, a stretchy ribbed cuff is worked into the foundation row.

Difficulty level
This pattern is perfect for advanced beginners who want to move away from crocheting only straight lines, try some new stitches and learn about simple colourwork and shaping to make a cute, wearable item.
As the colour charts are very simple, intermediate and advanced crocheters will also enjoy this pattern as a quick, fun and practical little gift for any little people in their lives.

Materials
2.75mm (C/2) and 2.25mm (B/1) crochet hooks, or as required to obtain gauge
scissors
wool needle
stitch marker
Yarn for all sizes: three colours of DROPS Alpaca (167m/183yds per 50g)

Yarn alternatives
Any 4-ply wool or alpaca yarn. Using a 100% wool will ensure water-resistance. If you’re new to tapestry crochet, choose a smoother yarn such as DROPS Baby Alpaca Silk or a merino blend. It will snag less easily if you make a mistake and need to rip back.

Sizing
0-2 (2-4, 4-6, 6-8, 8-10)
When made to size, this mitten fits snuggly around the hand and wrist with a little wriggle room at the top. The long ribbed cuff will stop the mitten from falling off, so you can make a size larger in anticipation of small hands growing. Check your gauge to ensure the right fit.

Tension
10 x 10 cm/4” x 4” = 26 sts x 27 rows over DC using at least two colours.

Stitches + Skills
Basic crochet stitches, working in the round, tapestry crochet, crochet ribbing.

PDF downloads are available in US or UK terms.