Wash Bear Mitt by Little Conkers

Wash Bear Mitt

January 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
See pattern
4.5 mm
38 yards (35 m)
Approx 10cm (4") diameter
both US and UK
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Toddler Bear Wash Mitt Pattern

I first designed and made these mitts for my own children when they were toddlers. Anyone with little children knows that normal flannels, sized for adults, are just too big for little hands to handle independently, and carry too much water, leading to lots of puddles on the bathroom floor! They are hard for little hands to ring out too. Add the fact that a smiley face can go a long way to make a tired and/or reluctant toddler approach washing a little more enthusiastically, and these bears were born!

Giving little people more chances to be independent is great for their self esteem, so these mitts were a great hit with my own children and other families in my village. I know one parent who also keeps one in the kitchen for cleaning up sticky chops after meals!

As well as being a great gift for a toddler who can wash independently, these also make fun new baby gifts if made with a suitable yarn, as they can be used by parents when bathing a baby – young babies are intrigued by simple face designs too.

You will need:

  • approximately 35m (38 yds) of double-knitting (DK, light worsted weight, Category 3) yarn in the colour of your choice
  • around 1 m (2 yds) of 4ply (sport weight, category 2) yarn or stranded embroidery cotton for the face detail
  • a 4.5mm (US size 7) crochet hook
  • a blunt yarn needle
  • a sharp embroidery needle
  • sharp scissors

This pattern is very easy to approach for a beginner, and gives great practice in working in the round.

This pattern is available in both UK and US crochet terminology. Both files will be available for you on purchase and you can choose whichever you prefer to use.

The pattern gives advice on choosing an appropriate yarn for these wash mitts.

The pattern comes with my full support. If you have any difficulties, please contact me. I am a real person and love to hear from my customers.

Important features of my crochet patterns:
My crochet patterns include BOTH a detailed ‘tutorial-style’ set of instructions with colour photos, AND a succinct unillustrated pattern using standard crochet conventions.
I have developed this style because I find I like to see a lot of detail the first time I work a pattern, but if I then work the same piece again, I don’t need the pictures, etc, and indeed they can get in the way when I just want a quick reminder of what I’m doing. The PDF is also structured so that the succinct version, with an area for your own notes, is on a single page, making it easy to just take one sheet of paper with you if you have printed it out for quick reference on the move.

Once purchased, this pattern remains the copyright of Little Conkers. You may not reproduce all or any part of this pattern. Please do not sell items made from this pattern, without express prior permission and credit.