Lately, I’ve had a little more time to crochet for friends and myself, and I love it. I’ve been picking simple meditative projects that I can just design as I crochet. My go-to stitch has been single crochet through the back loop (sc-bl) worked in the round. I love the look and feel that the stitch gives to the fabric, it’s stretchier than regular single crochet, it has more drape, and it has a nice smooth surface. These mitts are for my friend Becca who looks great in blue.
I actually didn’t intend to use the stitch for these mitts. I had created one using a half-double crochet rib and worked the mitt lengthwise, but after finishing the first one, I didn’t like it, so I started over. I loved the look of the Basic Fingerless Mitts on Crochetme.com, but I didn’t follow the pattern, just the general idea of increasing for the thumb gusset. This yarn is Noro Iro-a wool/silk blend single with the iconic Noro variegation. I love how the two mitts look completely different even tho’ they came from the same ball of yarn.