I am super excited to share that my very first guest design debuted yesterday over at Sewrella!
The Moon Dance crochet mitten pattern is an easy textured project that will be the perfect accessory for those chilly mornings during the transition from winter to spring.
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I decided to used Lion Brand Heartland yarn in the color Katmai. If you’ve never used Heartland before you need to try it out. It is a super crazy soft worsted weight 100% acrylic yarn. I have made several projects with this yarn and it holds up and washes really well.
There are so many different colors to choose from (I actually had a hard time picking lol) and they all have that “heathered” look. Katmai is a light silvery gray named after Katmai National Park in southern Alaska. The park is most known for its grizzly bears and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes which was formed more than a 100 years ago during a massive volcanic explosion.
If you would rather use some of your stash to make crochet these mittens, Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft or Lion Brand Wool-Ease (worsted weight) would make a great substitute!
This crochet mitten pattern was actually inspired by a pair of knit color blocked mittens I came across on Pinterest but instead of color blocks I decided to do “texture blocks”. I wanted the thumb and tip of the mitten to have a completely different texture than the main body.
I tried out a bunch of different stiches on the body of these mittens before I settled on the grit stitch. It is one of my favorites! You might recognize it from my Wildwood Collection.
The grit stitch is an easy stitch made by placing a single and double crochet in the same stich, skipping 1 and repeating that sequence around or across depending on the project.
I have a hard time naming things and typically it is a last minute, I am publishing this pattern tomorrown what the heck am I going to call it type situation. Somehow “grey mittens” didn’t capture the look and feel of them lol.
Literally a day before I sent this pattern over to Ashleigh at Sewrella so she could get it ready to put on her blog, my kids pointed out what a bright big moon we were having.
Have you ever looked at the moon on a clear night and noticed how many different textures and shades of silvery grey it is? It was really beautiful and the name for these mittens hit me like a ton of bricks. Moon Dance -for the way the textures and silvery grey colors danced across it surface.
I hope you enjoy making these mittens, you can find the FREE pattern here on Sewrella’s blog.
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