Botanica mittens

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Hello!
So. Here’s the Botanica mittens pattern. Not a new design, far from it. But I decided to add a couple of my paid patterns for free on the blog. Which means if you want the printable and well formated version, you can get the pdf for a couple of bucks, via Ravelry>> Botanica on Ravelry

But if you want to keep your money to get yarn instead of patterns, you can follow the instructions directly from my blog. Not the paper version, but nothing is perfect.

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ANYWAY, LET’S GET STARTED!

Botanica mittens

I’ve had 2 skeins of this marvellous yarn in my stash for a couple of years now. When I found them again and
picked them up, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them. I’m in love with the result. It is so perfect for
fall and for spring. Soft and warm at the same time…. did I say I was in love?

I hope you’ll enjoy working on this design. In this pattern, you will find the instructions to make yourself the
most amazing and comfortable pair of mittens ever.
Please send me a picture of your fingerless mitts, I’d love to see your version!

Happy crocheting!
San xx

Material:
● a 6 mm hook
● bulky weight yarn (size 5). I use 2 hanks of Mirasol Kutama. 50% Alpaca, 50% Fine Highland Wool
(92 gr/114 m)
● a pair of scissors and a yarn needle
● 2 stitch markers

Abbreviations (US terms):
● ch = chain
● st = stitch
● slst = slip stitch
● hdc = half double crochet
● hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 together (decrease)
● sc = single crochet
● SM1 = stitch marker that will identify the first st of every round
● SM2 = stitch marker that will identify the beginning of your thumb
Gauge:
6 half double crochet X 5 rounds =
2 inches X 2 inches (5 cm)

Notes:
● Between parenthesis, at the end of each round, is the total of stitches made for that specific round.
● You will work in spiral and will use SM1 to identify the first st of every round. Move it up as you go.
● Leave SM2 in your work until you make the thumb.
● You don’t have any bulky weight yarn at home? Try holding 2 strands of soft dk weight yarn at the same time to achieve the same effect. Of course, don’t forget to match the gauge.
● Both left and right mittens are made the same way.
● You want a smaller pair of mittens for your kid? Try using 1 strand of worsted weight yarn instead of bulky weight yarn!

The mitten

Ch24. Slst in the first ch to form a ring. 1Sc in the next ch, 1hdc in the next ch. Put SM1 in the hdc just made.
This marked st is gonna be the first st of round 1.

Working in spiral :
Round 1. 1hdc in each st around. (24)
Round 2 to 4. in the 3rd loop only : 1hdc in each st around. (24)
Round 5 and 6. 1hdc in each st around, under both loops as usual. (24)
Round 7. 1hdc in the next st. Ch8, put SM2 in the last ch made, skip 4 st, 1hdc in the next st and in each st around. (20 st + 8 ch)
Round 8 and 9. 1hdc in each st around. (28)
Round 10. 1hdc in each of the next 2 st. [Hdc2tog] 3 times. 1hdc in each of the next 20 st. (25)
Round 11. 1hdc in each of the next 3 st. [Hdc2tog] 2 times. 1hdc in each of the next 18 st. (23)
Round 12. 1hdc in each of the next 3 st. [Hdc2tog] 2 times. 1hdc in each of the next 8 st. Hdc2tog. 1hdc in each of the next 6 st. (20)
Round 13 to 16. 1hdc in each st around. (20)
Round 17. [1hdc in each of the next 4 st, 2hdc in the next st] 4 times. (24)
Round 18 and 19. 1hdc in each st around. (24)
Round 20. [1hdc in each of the next 5 st, 2hdc in the next st] 4 times. (28)
Round 21. 1hdc in each of the next 13 st. (13)
Make 1hdc in the 3rd loop of the next st. Move SM1 in the hdc just made. This marked st is gonna be the first st of round 22.
Round 22 to 24. In the third loop : 1hdc in each st around. (28)
In the 3rd loop: 1sc in the next st. 1Slst in the next st.

Fasten off. Hide all the tails.

The thumb

Join your yarn in the marked stitch identified by SM2. You will work around the opening to create the thumb.
You won’t be working in spiral for this section.

Round 25. Ch1, 1hdc in the same st. 1hdc in each of the next 6 st. Hdc2tog the next st and the side of the hdc made at round 7 (see picture below). 1hdc in each of the next 3 st. Hdc2tog the next st and the side of the hdc made at round 7. 1hdc in the gap between the st you just made and the first st of the round. Slst to first st. (13)
Round 26. Ch1, 1hdc in the first st, [1hdc in each of the next 2 st, hdc2tog] 3 times. Slst to first st. (10)
Round 27. Ch1, 1hdc in each st around. Slst to first st. (10)

Fasten off. If there are holes or gaps you don’t like, use the tails to close them. Hide all the tails.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern. If you make Botanica mittens, I’d love to see!
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YOU CANNOT RESELL, DISTRIBUTE OR MODIFY THIS PATTERN, IN PART OR TOTAL. YOU CANNOT CLAIM IT AS YOUR OWN, EVEN IF YOU MODIFIED PARTS OF IT. YOU CANNOT USE THE PICTURES IT CONTAINS. THE Botanica PATTERN IS PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHTS. YOU CAN SELL FINISHED ITEMS MADE FROM THIS PATTERN. IF YOU DO, A LINK TO MY SHOP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU FOR RESPECTING MY WORK.

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