Rachel Fingerless Mitts Pattern & Video from 52 Crochet Gifts Book featuring Floral Post Stitch Pattern

Rachel Fingerless Mitts Crochet Pattern by Kristin Omdahl

Rachel Fingerless Mitts Pattern & Video from 52 Crochet Gifts Book featuring Floral Post Stitch Pattern

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52 Crochet Gifts Book By Kristin Omdahl

Design Inspiration for the Rachel Fingerless Mitts Crochet Pattern

The floral post stitch stitch pattern is not only texturally interesting and beautiful, but the heavily textured nature of this stitch pattern makes it a lofty and extra warm fabric – perfect for keeping your hands cold on a wintery day! I also think this pattern lends itself easily to modifications for working in the round, too. Which means you could modify the stitch pattern to make a crochet hat, messy bun hat, cowl or head warmer, too.

This project features Be So Soulful Yarn in color Fern. I love how the subtlety of this hand dyed color really amplifies the texture of the floral post stitch stitch pattern. The color way Fern explores various concentrations of the same color – just the highlights and lowlights of the very same shade of green. And then Kristin hand massages the color concentrations together to create even more subtle variation from there.

Be So Soulful is a #2 sport weight yarn that is 87% bamboo and 13% Sorona. It is soft, lofty and comes in many hand dyed colors. all hand dyed in Kristin Omdah’s Florida studio.

Watch the Video Tutorial for Rachel Fingerless Mitts Pattern’s Post Stitch Floral Stitch Pattern featuring Front Post Double Crochet 4 Together (fpdc4tog):

In this video I show you step by step how to create the floral stitch pattern featuring Front Post Double Crochet 4 together stitches (fpdc4tog), Front Post Double crochet 3 together stitches (fpdc3tog) and Front Post Double Crochet 2 together stitches (fpdc2tog).

This video is included in a playlist on my YouTube Channel called 52 Crochet Gifts Book Playlist. In this playlist, I will be adding the supplemental video tutorials for each pattern in my newest book, “52 Crochet Gifts”.


What you will need to make the Rachel Fingerless Mitts Crochet Pattern:

  • 260 yds (238m) #2 sock or sport weight yarn

  • E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

Shown in:

Be So Soulful Yarn: 87% bamboo/13% Sorona; 380 yds (347m) per 3.5 oz (100g), color Fern, 1 ball.

Gauge: 

4 rep wide x 8 rows tall = 4 in (10 cm) after blocking

Finished Size:

9.5 in (24.1cm) long x 7.5 in (19cm)  circumference

Stitch Guide: 

Front Post Double Crochet 2 Together (fpdc2tog): *Yarn over hook, insert hook front to back to front around post of specified st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * once more. Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.

Front Post Double Crochet 3 Together (fpdc3tog): *Yarn over hook, insert hook front to back to front around post of specified st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * two more times. Yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Front Post Double Crochet 4 Together (fpdc4tog): *Yarn over hook, insert hook front to back to front around post of specified st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook. Rep from * three more times. Yarn over, pull through all 5 loops on hook.

See crochet glossary for chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc) and slip stitch (slst).

Caring for your Rachel Fingerless Mitts Crochet Pattern Finished Project:

After you weave in your loose ends, hand wash the finished Rachel Fingerless Mitts in a tsp of Be So Clean Soap in a bowl of lukewarm water. Allow them to soak for a few minutes to absorb the liquid. Remove the mitts from the water, squeeze out the excess water being careful not to twist the yarn. Using fresh towels, press the excess moisture out of the fabric. Place the mittsl flat on a dry surface, adjust the shape to the finished measurements and allow to dry. Because the nature of this type of project must be double thickness when flat, it will increase the drying time required. Add circulating air from a ceiling fan or oscillating floor fan to speed up the drying time

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I would love to see your creations. Just as much fun as making these myself is the satisfaction I get from seeing my designs come to life and other crochet fans wearing them too. There are now 2 ways you can share what you have done!

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I look forward to seeing what you create!

Kristin donates a portion of every sale to her charity Project Kristin Cares, which supports survivors of domestic violence. Learn more at KristinOmdahl.com/PKC 

xoxo,
Kristin

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