fingerless mitts & cozy buttons
I was on the hunt for a good fingerless mitten pattern a couple months back, and ended up finding this pattern on Crochet Me. What followed was a crocheting frenzy that resulted in three-and-a-half pairs of wrist warmers (still have to finish that last pair!). They were easy to make and kept me entertained during road trips.
I decided to spruce up the mitts by accenting them with cozy crocheted buttons. They are super easy to make, and add a nice touch. Plus, it’s a great way to use up those spare bits of yarn you’ve got at home (I know you have some!)
How to make a crocheted button
4mm crochet hook
yarn (I used worsted weight)
ch = chain
sc = single chain
sl st = slip stitch
ch 5 stitches, making sure to leave about 10-inches of yarn for a tail.
join ends with a sl st to form a ring. Ch1, then sc in each of the five stitches. Finish off round with a sl st in first stitch of the round.
To attach your buttons to your fingerless mitts:
Fold your mittens flat. Position the buttons on the edge of the mitt.
*The buttons will look like they are too far over, but they aren’t. Once you have your hand in the mitts, they will look right.
Pull the button’s loose yarn strands ends over to the wrong side of the mittens. Using your tapestry needle, sew the buttons onto the mitten. Tie the loose ends together, then weave them into the mitten.
And you’re done! Now take those mitts and go outside!…well that is, unless you’re in Texas like me, where it’s been 70s this whole week. All I can do is look at my mitts and wonder when I’ll be able to actually wear them!