FREE Crochet Pattern – Basic Chunky Cowl

Super easy, quick too, with our Snuggle yarn and a large crochet hook!  For this cowl, I used Plethora of Pinks colorway.

Basic Chunky Cowl

HOOK

US Size 9.0 mm (M/N) Hook

MATERIALS

2 skeins of Snuggle yarn (took about 137 yards)

PATTERN NOTES

Roughly 48 inches around and 8 inches wide, depending on how loosely or tightly you crochet.

DIRECTIONS

 Make a Slip Knot, then crochet 95 Chains.  (With a 12mm crochet hook, crochet 55 and with a 10mm crochet hook chain 81.)

Row 1~ Chain 3, skip one stitch, then hdc into the following stitch (5th Stitch). *Chain 1, skip one stitch, then crochet a hdc into the next stitch.* Repeat from the * mark all across, making sure to end with a hdc into the last Chain.
Row 2~ Chain 2, then hdc into the Chain one space. *Chain 1, skip one stitch, then crochet a hdc into the next Chain one space.* Repeat from the* mark all across, making sure to end with a hdc into the top of the 3 Chains you made in the previous row.
Row 3 – 13~ Chain 2, then hdc into the Chain one space. *Chain 1, skip one stitch, then crochet a hdc into the next Chain one space.* Repeat from the* mark all across, making sure to end with a hdc into the top of the 2 Chains you made in the previous row.

When you’ve completed all the rows, connect the two ends of the scarf together to create a circle. Add half a twist before Slip Stitching the two ends together.

Fasten off, and weave in ends.

Basic Chunky Cowl

Pattern adapted from a free pattern by Hopeful Honey!  Her pattern calls for a bigger hook, which I may try next time and the finished dimension of her cowl is 14″ wide.

FREE Crochet Pattern – Cluster Headband with Daisy

I love the texture of the clusters in this simple headband crochet pattern, and think it is lovely made of our Astral yarn, which has just such a beautiful sheen to it.

Silky Alpaca Headband

The pattern is a FREE one, that I found on a blog called Flower Girl Cottage and will share with you here.

Silky Alpaca Headband Closeup

HOOK

US Size G Hook

MATERIALS

1 skein of Astral yarn (took about 100 yards)

PATTERN NOTES

Note: This band is approx. 5″ wide to adjust size, adjust foundation chain in multiples of 4

DIRECTIONS

Row 1: Chain 20, (dc, chain 2, sc) in 4th chain from the hook, skip 3 chains, 2 dc in next sc, chain 2, sc in the next sc: repeat 3 more times; (last one) skip 3 chains, (2dc, chain 2, sc) in the last stitch.

Row 2: Chain 2, (dc, chain 2, sc) in the chain 2 space, *(2dc, chain 2, sc) into chain 2 sp*(repeat from* to * 4 times) for 5 total cluster stitches.

Repeat Row 2 until Strip Measures 18”.  Join by slip stitching ends together or sew together with yarn needle. Weave in ends.

FIVE PETAL DAISY CROCHET PATTERN

Daisy Crochet Pattern

HOOK

US Size G Hook

MATERIALS

1 skein of Astral yarn (about 15 yards)

PATTERN NOTES

To work the 4x Crochet Stitch, add one more stitch to a regular triple crochet stitch in the middle or at the end.

DIRECTIONS

Crochet 10 sc into Magic Circle, join with slip stitch.

Petal Cluster:  Working in the same joining slip stitch, chain 3, work a 4x Crochet Stitch 3 times, chain 3, slip stitch all into the same stitch.

Skip 1 sc, ss and repeat the petal cluster 4 times.  End last petal with slip stitch.

Flower Center:  Ch 15, trim the ends of chain stitch string.

Twirl the chain stitch string into a circle and use fabric glue or hot glue to place in the center of flower

 

Astral Yarn - Libra

  ASTRAL YARN

 The Astral yarn used for this headband is a heavenly blend of 30% Alpaca, 20% Wool, and 50% Tencel with incredible luster.  The DK-weight yarn combines Alpaca and Merino wool to create body and softness, while the Tencel produces a lovely drape as well as adding durability and strength.  There are currently 15 rich shades of Astral.  The one used for this headband is called Libra.

Enjoy!

FREE Crochet Pattern – Head Hugger Hat with Brim

This is a very simple hat crochet pattern that I have used over and over again.  It has been adapted from the pattern called Crochet Head Hugger by Christine Marie Way Tyler & John Wesley Tyler for use with our bulky Snuggle Yarn by The Alpaca Yarn Company.

Snuggle Hat with Cuff - Group of Greens

 For this hat, I used the colorway, A Group of Greens.

Snuggle-Alpaca-Yarn-Group-of-Greens-Bulky-Yarn

Here’s the pattern:

HOOK

US Size J

MATERIALS

1 Skein of Snuggle Hand-Dyed
1 Skein of Snuggle Solids

Body of hat requires about 90 yards, brim takes about 15 yards.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

This hat measures 21″ around at the widest point and is 8″ from the top to the bottom of the turned up brim.

PATTERN NOTES

CH 2 always counts as 1 DC.

DIRECTIONS

CH 4 or 5 (which ever you usually like to use to make a ring). SL ST in first ST to form a ring.
Round 1 – CH 2, 11 DC in ring. SL ST in top of CH 2. (12 DC)
Round 2 – CH 2, DC in the same ST. 2 DC in each ST around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (24 DC)
Round 3 – CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, DC in next ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (36 DC)
Round 4 – CH 2, DC in next ST. *2 DC in next ST, DC in next 2 ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (48 DC)

Round 5 – *CH 2, skip 1 DC, SC in next DC*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2.
Round 6 – SL ST into CH, CH 2, DC in same CH 2 space, *2 DC in each CH 2 space around*. SL ST in top of CH 2.
Round 7 – CH 2, skip the first 2 DC, SC in space between 2ND & 3RD DC, *CH 2, skip 2 DC, SC in space between DC’S of previous round*;
Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2.
Rounds 8 thru 13 –  Repeat rounds 5 & 6 until cap is the length that you want, ending with either round. Finish off here or add brim.

Round 14 – Change colors for brim.  Repeat rounds 5 & 6 until brim is the width you want.  Finish off.

Snuggle Hat - A Plethora of Pinks

Here is the same hat using A Plethora of Pinks.

See more patterns using our Snuggle Yarn:

CROCHET PATTERNS

Basic Chunky Cowl

Fingerless Mittens

Ohio State Snuggle Scarf

Simple Ear Warmer Pattern

KNIT PATTERNS

Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf

 

FREE Knit and Crochet Patterns – Go Green!

In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day I’ve made a few items out of the colorway Group of Greens – Snuggle Yarn by The Alpaca Yarn Company.  There are two FREE patterns below, one a crochet pattern and the other a knit pattern.

Snuggle-Alpaca-Yarn-Group-of-Greens-Bulky-Yarn

KNIT

 The pattern used for this scarf was adapted from Purl Soho’s Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf.

Knit Scarf - Group of Greens Snuggle Yarn

  Ribs do pull in and will make this scarf narrower than you might anticipate.  If you want to add additional stitches for a wider scarf,  just make sure your cast on is in multiples of four stitches.

NEEDLES

US Size 11

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

60-inches long by approximately 6-inches wide

PATTERN NOTE

Mistake rib is a multiple of 4+3

THE PATTERN

Cast on 29 stitches.

K2, p2, repeat to last 3 stitches, k2, p1.

Repeat this row until desired length. So easy!

Weave in ends, hand wash, block and let dry.

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CROCHET

 

Ear Warmer Headband - Snuggle Yarn

FREE Simple Ear Warmer Pattern

Crocheted Ear Warmer Headband

 

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Found this recipe on Pinterest posted by Spoonful, so simple just had to share , in the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day!

Ingredients

Canned refrigerated bread stick dough
Colored sugar
Cinnamon

Directions

1.  Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
2.  To create the clover shape, mold 3 sections of bread sticks into hearts and press them together as shown. Attach a small stem, decorate, bake according to the package directions, and serve them up to your lucky guests.

Yards Per Ounce Calculations – Alpaca Yarn Company

I wish I would have written down how much yarn it took to make that …
Resolved to get better at keeping records, I’m adding this post to my blog for your reference and mine!

Alpaca Cowl Neck Warmer

 Using the formula from my previous post on Figuring the Yardage Used in A Finished Project,  I have come up with the following calculations for each line of yarn from The Alpaca Yarn Company.  Figuring the yardage used in a finished project made from any of these yarns, can be found by multiplying the weight of the item times the yards per ounce of that yarn.

Astral Yarn

Astral – Alpaca Blend Yarn
197 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 56 yards per ounce

Paca de Seda Yarn

Paca de Seda – Alpaca Blend Yarn
91 yards in a 1.76 ounce (50g) skein = 52 yards per ounce

Paca Peds Yarn

Paca Peds – Alpaca Blend Sock Yarn
360 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 103 yards per ounce

Paca Paints Yarn

Paca Paints – Alpaca Yarn
220 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 63 yards per ounce

Snuggle Yarn

Snuggle – Alpaca Blend Yarn
104 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 29.71 yards per ounce

Suri Elegance Yarn

Suri Elegance – Suri Alpaca Yarn
875 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 250 yards per ounce

Swizzle Alpaca Yarn

Swizzle – Alpaca Yarn
215 yards in a 3.5 ounce (100g) skein = 61 yards per ounce

I am in the process of creating Pinterest boards for each yarn, with links to FREE patterns for each and yardage required!  Be sure to check back!

 

Figuring the Yardage Used in a Finished Project

How do you figure the yardage used in a finished crocheted or knit project, you ask?  Well I think I’ve finally figured out how to figure this out.  If you have the label of the yarn that was used, you can find the weight of the skein and how many yards are on the skein.

Snuggle Yarn Label

This yarn label, for instance, shows that the yarn weighs 3.5 ounces (100 grams) and there is 104 yards.

If you don’t have the label or know what kind of yarn you have, there is a way to calculate the yardage, read Determining Yarn Yardage from an Unlabeled Skein.  A digital postal scale works well for weighing the yarn.

Yards divided by Ounces = Yards Per Ounce

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Using the formula above and the information from our label, I calculated 104 divided by 3.5 = 29.71.

Click to purchase Chunky Alpaca Wool Cowl

How much yarn did I use?
I used the number from the above calculation, multiplied by the weight of my finished project, and got the answer!  The Basic Chunky Cowl weighs 4.6 ounces (see pattern here).  The yarn used  has 29.71 yards per ounce, so I can multiply 4.6 times 29.71 to come up with 136.67 yards to crochet this cowl.  (If I were to knit a cowl of a similar style and size, I know it would take less yarn because knitting takes less yarn than crocheting.)

Ear Warmer Headband

This Ear Warmer Headband weighs 1.2 ounces.  This multiplied by 29.71 = 35.65 yards.

Snuggle Yarn - Plethora of Pinks

 I have this much yarn left.  This little ball weighs 1.1 ounce, multiplied by 29.71 = 32.68 yards.  Now I know that I don’t have quite enough yarn to make another headband, unless I made it a little narrower.  Or I could make a flower for the headband, or a small heart, or put it in my bag of yarn ends until I figure out how I might use it!  Hope this helps!

Video – How Much Yarn Did I Use

FREE Crochet Pattern – Headband Ear Warmer

This year in my Learn To Crochet Class, we’ll be making headbands.  As I began to prepare for the class, I found there are many different styles, and FREE patterns too!  And headbands seem to be very popular right now!

The headband we will be making in class is pictured above in a handful of different colors, using our Snuggle yarn.  I love to use this bulky yarn because it works up quickly.  It is nice when first learning to be able to complete a project in a relative short amount of time. This yarn makes it that much easier!  Snuggle yarn is available in Snuggle Solids and Snuggle Hand-Dyed.

For those that have never crocheted before, there is some helpful information is below:

How to Hold a Crochet Hook

How to Hold Yarn for Crochet

How to Make a Slip Knot

Here’s the pattern:

Simple Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

The stitches used in this pattern are the most basic, chain stitch and single crochet stitch.

You will need a Size N crochet hook.

Ch 11.

Row 1:  Place a stitch marker or safety pin in the first ch from your hook. Sc in 3rd ch from hook. (Ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch.) Rep across entire row. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: (Sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1.) Rep the sequence in parentheses across the rest of the row.  At the end of the row, work a sc st into the st where you placed the marker (you can remove the marker before working the stitch). Ch 1, turn.

Rows 3 and Up:  The rest of the rows are all exactly the same as row 2, with one minor difference.  At the end of the row you will work your last sc st into the turning chain of the previous row. Rep this row until the headband is the length you want it to be.

I worked 49 rows total.  Depending on how tall your stitches turn out, you might need to crochet a different number of rows.

If you would like to check the fit before you sew the edges of the headband together, put a safety pin in your active loop and pin the sides of the headband together. Try it on. If i t is too big, you can unravel a bit.  If it is too small, crochet another row or two until it is the size you want.

Finishing the Ear Warmer

When you are satisfied that the ear warmer is the correct size, cut the yarn leaving an extra long length of yarn (around ten inches long.) Thread a tapestry needle using this end of yarn.  With right sides together, use the tapestry needle to stitch the ends of the headband together. Weave in your ends. Turn the headband right side out. You are finished!

For notes on Gauge, Finished Size, and Design, go to Simple Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern.

Abbreviations Used In This Pattern:

ch = chain
ch-1 sp = chain-1 space (This is the space formed when you crocheted a chain stitch in the previous row.)
rep = repeat
sc = single crochet
st = stitch

Simple Ear Warmer with Flower

If time allows, we’ll make a flower too!  I have found there are many patterns for Knitting and Crocheting Flowers.  The pattern for this flower is here.

A good book on crochet packed with hundreds of tips and ideas is The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet.

Be sure to check out my FREE Headband Crochet Patterns board on Pinterest!

Follow Alpaca Meadows’s board Crochet – Headband Patterns on Pinterest.

Enjoy more …

FREE HEADBAND CROCHET PATTERNS

Crocheted Headband with Flower - Celestial’s Creations
This pattern uses chain stitch and single crochet with rows going horizontal across the band, and has a button closure.

Stretchy Headband with Flower – Flower Girl Cottage
This pattern uses chain stitch, single crochet, and double crochet and has a lacy look.

Knit Look Crochet Headband Earwarmer – Craftster
This pattern uses chain stitch, double crochet, front post double crochet, and back post double crochet, and would be a little more challenging pattern for a beginner.

Moebius Headband Earwarmer – PDDesigns
This pattern uses chain stitch, double crochet, and half-double crochet.  The headband is twisted and a cute style.  The pattern can also be used to make a cowl.

Crochet Headwrap Pattern – 4T Designs
This pattern uses some special stitches like back loop single crochet which is just like it sounds, a single crochet through the back loop of the stitch.  The pattern has good pictures showing how to do this.  I love the flower on this headband!

Adorable Headwrap Pattern – Sweet Sweezers
This pattern uses chain stitch and double crochet, and something new, double crochet two stitches (dc next 2 sts tog) together!

Amazing Grace Headband - Beatrice Ryan Designs
This pattern uses chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, half-double crochet, and reverse single crochet.  The pattern was designed in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Opportunities to crochet and donate headbands are available on this site.

Knot Knitted Headband – Cotton Fables
With this pattern, you will learn to use a foundation single crochet, and also a back post double crochet.  It is a crochet pattern with a knit look.

Headband and Cuff - Little Birdie Secrets
In this pattern you will learn single crochet in back loop only, and how to crochet a half-double cross stitch.  Both have videos showing this technique.

Textured Headband/Earband – Cotton Gin Studios
This pattern uses three stitches, slip, single crochet and double crochet.  A chainless foundation technique keeps the headband from tightening up on one edge.

FREE VIDEO

How To Crochet an Earwarmer Headband

Crochet an Ohio State Snuggle Scarf

Okay Ohio State fans, here’s an easy project to crochet!  It doesn’t get much more basic than this, and the pattern is free!  Click Beginner’s Easy Single Crochet Scarf Free Pattern.  If you click on the link, Sandi Marshall has written a full explanation of the instructions for each row. If you are a beginner following this pattern, you will learn about the most basic crochet abbreviations, how to read a pattern, and have an understanding of how to follow some of the most common instructions found in most every crochet pattern.

Ohio State Alpaca Snuggle Scarf

For this scarf I have used a size J crochet hook, two skeins of yarn, one of Gray Heather and one called Snowberries by The Alpaca Yarn Company available through our online store or in The Fiber Studio here at the farm.

Snuggle Alpaca Yarn - Gray Heather     Snuggle Bulky Alpaca Blend Yarn - Snowberries

I adapted the pattern for the Snuggle yarn which is a bulky yarn, chaining 25 instead of 15 as instructed in the pattern.  I crocheted 12 rows of red, than alternated with 12 rows of gray, then red, gray, red, gray, finishing with 12 rows of red.   Click to watch the video on How To Change Colors Seamlessly for help with changing colors.  Of course you can make a narrower scarf, or shorter blocks of color, whatever you prefer.

Ohio State Alpaca Scarf

I finished the scarf with a single crochet stitch around the outside edge of the entire scarf, putting in a couple extras at the corners for a nice turn.

Scarf Close-up

Like the scarf, but don’t crochet or have any interest in learning?  You’re in luck!  It is available in my Etsy shop, just click here.

Hat Crochet Pattern

I just finished another project with coordinating yarns of different colors and weights!

Alpaca Hat

For this hat, I used three different Alpaca Yarn Company yarns, available online or here at the farm.   The yarns I used were Snuggle in Seafoam, Swizzle in Peacock , and Paca de Seda in Black.

Snuggle Yarn - Seafoam

Snuggle Yarn

Swizzle Alpaca Yarn

Paca de Seda Yarn

Paca de Seda Yarn

 As I’m crocheting, I usually try the hat on periodically to be sure it is fitting.  We all crochet at different tensions.  Switching back and forth from one weight yarn to another can cause a hat to end up too big or too small, if you stick to the pattern exactly.  So, use the pattern as your guide, stay flexible, and add or subtract double crochets as needed.

Alpaca Hat

If you would feel better measuring as you go, keep in mind that knitted or crocheted hats should be made about 1- 1 1/2″ smaller around than the head circumference, as the hats should stretch and sizes are not an exact science!

To find out the correct way to measure your head, click Standard Body Measurements/Sizing.

 The pattern follows.  If you decide to use different yarns, feel free to alternate as desired!

Loving Georgia Lee Tyler

by  Christine Marie Way Tyler & John Wesley Tyler

Hook – G if you crochet loose, H if you crochet tight.

— CH 2 always counts as 1 DC. (or CH 3, which ever you usually like to use)

CH 4 or 5 (which ever you usually like to use to make a ring). SL ST in first ST to form a ring.

Round 1 – CH 2, 11 DC in ring. SL ST in top of CH 2. (12 DC)

Round 2 – CH 2, DC in the same ST. 2 DC in each ST around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (24 DC)

Round 3 – CH 2, *2 DC in next ST, DC in next ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (36 DC)

Round 4 – CH 2, DC in next ST. *2 DC in next ST, DC in next 2 ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (48 DC)

Round 5 – CH 2, DC in next 2 ST. *2 DC in next ST, DC in next 3 ST*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2. (60 DC)

If making child sized cap use fewer “2 DC in next ST” in this round or skip this round.

If making large adult cap repeat this round, or just add a few “2 DC” in another round of DC.

If making cap with 3 ply yarn for adult sized cap, add more rounds of increases.

Round 6 – *CH 2, skip 1 DC, SC in next DC*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2.

Round 7 – SL ST into CH, CH 2, DC in same CH 2 space, *2 DC in each CH 2 space around*. SL ST in top of CH 2.

Round 8 – CH 2, skip the first 2 DC, SC in space between 2ND & 3RD DC, *CH 2, skip 2 DC, SC in space between DC’S of previous round*; Repeat around. SL ST in top of CH 2.

Repeat rounds 7 & 8 until cap is the length that you want, ending with either round. Finish off.

Alternate ending round – CH 1 & either SC OR HDC around. SL ST in top of CH 1. Finish off.

Alpaca Hat and Texting Mittens

One skein of each of the yarns mentioned was enough to do both a Hat and a pair of Texting Mittens!

Alpaca Texting Mittens

Texting Mittens Pattern

Called by a variety of names, fingerless mittens, fingerless gloves, wristwarmers, fingerless mitts, glovelies, treads, tipless gloves, I was told young people call them “texting mittens”, so that’s what I’m going with!

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Texting Mittens

I rarely make something that is a solid color, but rather like to mix and match yarn, using different colors, and different textures.

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Texting Mittens

I’ve used three different Alpaca Yarn Company yarns here, The Snuggle yarn is a bulky weight alpaca, wool, acrylic blend, the Swizzle is a DK weight and is 100% alpaca, and the Paca de Seda is a worsted weight alpaca and silk blend, all gorgeous yarns!

Hand-Crocheted Alpaca Texting Mittens

The colors I used for this project were Snuggle in Lime Green, Swizzle in Plum Perfection , and Paca de Seda in Lavender Fields.

Alpaca Hat and Texting Mittens

One skein of each was enough to do Texting Mittens and a Hat!

Texting Mittens Pattern

Materials: Swizzle—One Skein, Paca de Seda—One Skein, Snuggle—One Skein

Crochet Pattern: Texting Mittens

Hook: G if you crochet loose, H if you crochet tight.

This pattern is designed so the mitten will fit either hand.

CUFFAll stitches on the cuff are through the back loops only.

Using Paca de Seda Yarn, ch 14 to begin.

ROW 1 – 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 11 chains, ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

ROW 2 – 1 sc in next 12 sc (remember, through the back loops of stitches only), ch 1, turn. (12 sc)

ROWS 3 to 18 – Same as Row 2. (If you are making larger mittens, add 2-3 more rows here – for smaller mittens, subtract a couple rows.)

ROW 19 – Joining row, ss to corresponding chains in Row 1, turn inside out (this is the right side).

REST OF THE MITTENAll sts through both loops.

Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

ROW 1 – Join yarn. With right side of work towards you, ch 1, 1 sc in the end of each row of ribbing. Join with slip st. (18 sc, – this st count will be different on all rows if you are making smaller or larger mittens.)

ROW 2-4 – Ch1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

Switch to Swizzle Yarn.

ROW 5—Join yarn. Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

ROW 6-7—Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

ROW 8—Join yarn. Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

ROW 9 – Ch 1. Sc in next st, ch 4, skip next 4sts (this is for the thumb opening), 1 sc in the next 14 sts. (make a smaller thumb opening for smaller mittens, larger thumb opening for larger mittens.
Switch to Paca de Seda Yarn.

ROW 10—Join yarn. Sc around (work the 4 chains for thumb opening as if they were regular sts. Add a few more rows for larger mittens, subtract rows for smaller mittens.) Join with slip st.

ROW 11-15—Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.
Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

ROW 16 – Join yarn. Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.

ROW 17-18 Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.
Switch to Swizzle Yarn. ROW 19 – Join yarn. Sc around. Join with slip st. ROW 20-21—Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st.
THUMB (Optional)

Switch to Snuggle Yarn.

THUMB ROW 1 – Join yarn. Ch 1 and sc in the first st of thumb opening, 1 sc in the next 3 sts, pick up 7 sts around the remaining thumb opening, ss to join to first sc. (11 sc – more or less if you are making smaller or larger mittens.)

ROW 2-3– Ch 1. Sc around. Join with slip st. Add a few more rows for larger (longer) thumb, subtract rows for smaller (shorter) thumb. ROW 4– Ch 1. Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc tog, 1 sc in next sc, Join with slip st. (8 sc) Weave in ends

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Abbreviations used in this pattern:

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st = stitch
ss = slip stitch
sc tog = single crochet together 

Click on the links above for instructions, if needed.  Here are a few other links that may be helpful:

Changing Colors in Crochet

Crocheting Over Yarn Ends

Crocheting Yarn Ends Up The Sides


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