Friday, December 6, 2019

Tunisian Mitten Ornament Applique Free Crochet Pattern


Hello! I've been on a big Tunisian crochet kick lately and I've been loving designing patterns that I think are great for beginners! Tunisian crochet is a wonderful and neat form of crochet that resembles knitting or woven fabrics, depending on the stitch used. I love the Tunisian knit stitch because it resembles stockinette knitting and I used it to design this over the top, adorable mitten! Scroll down for the free pattern. Happy crocheting!



This little mitten works up really quickly. I can make a complete one in about 20 minutes, and I'm not even a fast crocheter. It uses the Tunisian knit stitch so it looks knitted, but it's crochet and it's super easy! You do not even need a special crochet hook! All you need is a crochet hook that does not have a handle on it and you are good to start your Tunisian crochet journey!



Do you need help with beginning Tunisian crochet? Read my guide: 5 Things You Need To Know About Tunisian Crochet on allfreecrochet.com!



Would you like another beginner Tunisian pattern? I also have my cute little, Tunisian Puffball Gnome (designed after my original crochet version that can be found here) and my Beginner Tunisian Beanie that includes 6 sizes and a video tutorial on all 6 sizes!








US Terminology

Difficulty

Beginner/Easy

Size

2.5" tall and 2.75" wide with the thumb (with medium 4 weight yarn and 5.0 mm hook)

Gauge

Gauge is not important but I have included size measurements throughout the pattern as a guide if you are using the same size yarn and hook.

Loop Tension

I make my loops about 1/4" tall.

Materials

- Size H (5.00 mm) crochet hook (regular crochet hook with no handle or Tunisian hook)
- Medium 4 Weight Yarn in red and white or desired colors (I use Caron Simply Soft, less than 5 grams each)
- Darning needle
- Scissors
- White Crochet Thread (I use Red Heart Classic 10)

Abbreviations

ch: chain
yo: yarn over
ea: each
tks: tunisian knit stitch
tks2tog: tunisian knit stitch decrease
sk: skip
st(s): stitch(es)
sl st: slip stitch

Notes, tips and Tutorials

You can use a regular crochet hook that has no handle. You do not need a Tunisian crochet hook!

Star Diagram




For a beginner guide to Tunisian Crochet, read my article on allfreecrochet, Tunisian Crochet Guide: 5 Things You Need To Know!
  • This pattern is worked flat with the right side of the work facing.  
  • At the beginning of each row, the first stitch is on the hook and counts as a Tunisian knit stitch.
  • Do not turn your work at the beginning of each new row. Each row is worked from right to left (forward pass) and then from left to right (return pass). 
  • This pattern marks when to change color from white to red but you may use any colors you would like. The instructions on when to change colors, are in the return pass on R2.
  • If you are making an applique and not the ornament, you only need to make the front side.

Working Into The Back Humps Of The Chains


Row 1 says to work into the back humps of each chain. Look at your chain and tilt it toward you and look at the back of the chain. There are humps along the back of each chain. Insert your hook into the back hump.




How To Work Into The Last Stitch Of Each Row


When you have 1 stitch remaining,



tilt the work a little and insert the hook under the last 2 vertical bars at the end of the row.
(image 1 and 2)


Yarn over and pull through the stitch to pull up a loop. (image 1 and 2)


Video Tutorials


The Pattern
Please read all of the notes before beginning this pattern.

Front Side Of The Mitten

with white yarn:
ch 7

R1: Forward pass: Working into the back humps of ea ch (see notes section), insert hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, yo and draw up a loop. *Insert the hook into the next ch, yo and draw up a loop; repeat from * until the end of the foundation ch. Do not turn the work. =7 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook. *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.
*should measure approximately 1.75" long.

R2: Forward pass: tks across. =7
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 2 loops remains on the hook. yo with red yarn and drop the white yarn, and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook. One loop should be left on the hook. Do not turn the work.

continuing with red yarn:
R3: Forward pass: tks across. =7
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R4: Forward pass: ch 5, working into the back humps of ea new ch: insert the hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, yo and draw up a loop. *insert the hook into the next ch, yo and draw up a loop; repeat from * until the end of the new ch. You should now have 5 loops on your hook. Continuing on to the rest of the regular row, tks across. =12


Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R5: Forward pass: tks (on the hook), sk the next 4 sts, sl st into the next st (insert the hook into the st like you are making a tks), tks across. =7


Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R6: Forward pass: tks across. =7
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R7: Forward pass: tks, tks2tog, tks, tks2tog, tks. =5
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R8: Forward pass: tks, tks2tog, tks2tog. =3
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.
*should measure approximately 2.5" tall.

Skip the next stitch next to the hook, and slip stitch to the last stitch. Cut the yarn, pull through the last stitch and weave in all ends.

Embroider a snowflake, star or whatever you would like, onto the front of the mitten.

If you are making an applique to be sewn onto a hat or etc: The End!

If you are making the ornament, continue with the pattern below.

Back Side Of The Mitten

with white yarn:
ch 7 (leave the tail end long enough to sew the front and the back of the mittens together, at the white section)

R1: Forward pass: Working into the back humps of ea ch (see notes section), insert hook into the 2nd ch from the hook, yo and draw up a loop. *Insert the hook into the next ch, yo and draw up a loop; repeat from * until the end of the foundation ch. Do not turn the work. =7 loops
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook. *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook; repeat from * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.
*should measure approximately 1.75" long.

R2: Forward pass: tks across. =7
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 2 loops remains on the hook. yo with red yarn and drop the white yarn, and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook. One loop should be left on the hook. Do not turn the work. Make sure the tail end of the red yarn is long enough to sew the front and back of the mitten together, at the red section.

continuing with red yarn:
R3: Forward pass: tks across. =7
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R4- R6: Forward pass: tks across. =7
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R7: Forward pass: tks, tks2tog, tks, tks2tog, tks. =5
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.

R8: Forward pass: tks, tks2tog, tks2tog. =3
Return pass: yo and draw through the first loop on the hook, *yo and draw through the next 2 loops on the hook, repeat from the * until 1 loop remains on the hook. Do not turn the work.
*should measure approximately 2.5"tall.

Skip the next stitch next to the hook, and slip stitch to the last stitch. Cut the yarn, and pull through the last stitch.

Assembly

Sew the front and the back mittens together with the right side facing out. I sew one side of the white section with one white tail end, sew the other side of the white section with the other white tail end, and sew the red section together with the red tail end.

Diagram is of the front mitten laying on top of the back mitten with both right sides facing out. The tail ends are from the back mitten.



Weave in ends and attach a hanger if you would like.


The End!


Copyright ©2019 Alexandra Halsey

You may sell any finished items, but I do request that you put a link back to my pattern and credit Alexandra Halsey for the original design under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike license. Do not copy, share, download or publicly display this pattern without permission, and no video tutorials may be made using this pattern.




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