Homespun Hearts Hand-Huggers

Homespun Hearts Hand-Huggers (FREE Pattern)
 by Moth and Rust {Originally published November 2012 under my former blog, Prairiesque)

Homespun Hearts Hand-Huggers make charming companions for your little paws!  Made from a handspun single, these simple cropped mitts have a rustic texture that is accentuated by the bobble heart.  Worked in the round, they feature 1 x 1 ribbing at the top and bottom edges.  Fantastic on their own, or layered over ruffled cuffs!
(You can see the directions below, or download the PDF here…> Homespun hearts knit pattern)

Materials:

  • A small skein of handspun yarn…(approximately DK weight)
  • 1 set US 5 (3.75mm) double pointed needles
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
CO = cast on
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
k2tog = knit two stitches together.
mb = make bobble: kfb into the same stitch twice (increases by 3 sts), turn work, k2tog twice, turn work, k2tog.
kfb = knit through front of stitch, then through back of stitch.
BO = bind off

Left Mitt:

CO 38 sts, distributing evenly between 3 needles; join round, careful not to twist.

Round 1-4:  k1, p1, repeat.
Round 5-9:  knit.
Round 10:  k5, mb, knit to end.
Round 11:  k4, mb, k1, mb, k23, kfb, kfb, k6.
Round 12:  k3, mb, k3, mb, knit to end.
Round 13:  k2, mb, k5, mb, k22, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 14:  k2, mb, k5, mb, knit to end.
Round 15:  k1, mb, k7, mb, k22, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 16:  k1, mb, k3, mb, k3, mb, knit to end.
Round 17:  k1, mb, k2, mb, k1, mb, k2, mb, k23, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 18:  k2, mb, mb, k3, mb, mb, knit to end.
Round 19:  k34, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 20:  knit.
Round 21:  k35, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 22:  knit.
Round 23:  k36, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 24:  k1, p1, repeat.
Round 25:  k1, p1, repeat.
Round 26:  [k1, p1] fifteen times, k1, BO 16 sts, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Round 27-29:  k1, p1, repeat.

Bind off loosely, weave in ends.

Right Mitt:

CO 38 sts, distributing evenly between 3 needles; join round, careful not to twist.

Round 1-4:  k1, p1, repeat.
Round 5-9:  knit.
Round 10:  k5, mb, knit to end.
Round 11:  k4, mb, k1, mb, k10, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 12:  k3, mb, k3, mb, knit to end.
Round 13:  k2, mb, k5, mb, k9, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 14:  k2, mb, k5, mb, knit to end.
Round 15:  k1, mb, k7, mb, k9, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 16:  k1, mb, k3, mb, k3, mb, knit to end.
Round 17:  k1, mb, k2, mb, k1, mb, k2, mb, k10, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 18:  k2, mb, mb, k3, mb, mb, knit to end.
Round 19:  k21, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 20:  knit.
Round 21:  k22, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 22:  knit.
Round 23:  k23, kfb, kfb, knit to end.
Round 24:  k1, p1, repeat.
Round 25:  k1, p1, repeat.
Round 26:  [k1, p1] eight times, k1, BO 16 sts, *k1, p1, repeat from *.
Round 27-29:  k1, p1, repeat.

Bind off loosely, weave in ends.

This free pattern is copyrighted and may not be sold.  Finished products created from this pattern may be sold, but please credit Moth & Rust for the pattern.  Visit mothandrustdesigns.com for more knitting, sewing, and creative fun.

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