Candy Corn Mittens knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Candy Corn Mittens Knitting Pattern

It may indeed be the season of all things pumpkin, but we better not overlook Candy Corn.  And since we all love candy corn and knitted mittens, you can’t go wrong with Candy Corn Mittens, right? So, bring the tradition of the super sweet confection we have come to love to a new level for your little ones, and dress them up in just the right combination of yellow, orange and white!

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 Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Candy Corn Mittens

While mittens might look complicated, they surely don’t have to be.  So, contrary to what you may have been led to believe, mittens do not have to be knitted on multiple needles.  In fact, it is quite a straight forward process to knit mittens on regular knitting needles and be just as successful.

These sweet little mittens have a ribbed cuff and are worked flat with a simple sewn seam to finish.  Perfect for anybody a little intimidated about working with double pointed needles.

Candy Corn Mittens Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy +

Gauge: 16 sts x 21 rows = 4″

This pattern is sized for kids approximately ages 5 to 8.  You can adjust for the length of the thumb, and the length of the palm as you go if you wish.  However, this pattern has the size adjustments for toddlers ( ages 2-4) and big big kids (ages 9-14) available as a printable pdf in The Pattern Shop.  Also, the cuff is worked in a 2×2 rib, which gives it that ability to stretch and be a comfy cuff.

Skills Used

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Materials

 

K2tog = Knit two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, and knit them both together. (K2tog)

P2tog = Purl two together – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right-hand needle into the next two stitches on your left-hand needle, as if to purl, and purl them both together. (K2tog)

Inc = Increase – Use whichever increase method you like best. I use M1R: Insert the right needle from the front into the side of the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle, lift it onto the left needle and knit it

Sl1, K1, psso = Slip one, Knit one, pass slipped stitch over – a very simple decrease, where you turn two stitches into one.  Insert your right-hand needle into the next stitch on your left-hand needle, as if to purl, and slip it off the left needle, onto the right needle. Knit the next stitch on the left needle. Pass the previously slipped stitch over the stitch you just knit right off the needle. (Sl1, K1, psso)

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

Directions

Cuff:

With yellow yarn, Cast on 28 stitches

Row 1: *K2, P2; repeat from * across

Repeat row 1 for 2” (12 rows)

Row 13: Knit

Row 14: Purl

Row 15: Knit

Row 16: Purl

Change to orange yarn and work Row 17: K13 stitches, place marker, Inc 1 stitch in each of next two stitches, place marker, knit to end ( you will have 4 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 18: Purl

Row 19:  K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K2,  Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 6 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 20: Purl

Row 21:  K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K4,  Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 8 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 22: Purl

Row 23:  K13 stitches, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, K6,  Inc 1 stitch in next stitch, slip marker from left-hand needle to right-hand needle, knit to end ( you will have 10 stitches between the stitch markers)

Row 24: Purl

Divide for Thumb:

Row 25: K 23 Turn

Row 26: CO 1, P10 Turn

Row 27: CO 1, K11 Turn

Continue working in stockinette stitch on thumb stitches only, until thumb measures 1 1/2”  from divided row, ending with a purl row.

K2tog across, cut yarn leaving a 6 “ tail, thread darning needle with tail, draw threaded needle through the remaining stitches on the needle, pull tight and secure.  Use this threaded needle to sew the seam of the thumb as well, with right sides facing. Secure and weave in loose end.

Palm:

You will have 13 stitches on each needle.  Rejoin the orange yarn and pick up one stitch at each edge of base of thumb, and knit across the stitches on the left needle (total of 28 stitches)

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

With right-hand needle, pick up a stitch at the base of thumb where indicated in the image

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

With right hand needle, pick up the second stitch at the base of thumb where indicated in the image

Next Row: P13, P2tog, P13 (total of 27 stitches)

Work in stockinette stitch until piece measures  4” from top of the cuff  6”  from cast on edge), ending with a purl row.

Shape top:

Change to white yarn and work next row: K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K8, K2tog, K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K8, K2tog, K1

Next row: Purl

Next row: K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog, K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K6, K2tog, K1

Next row: Purl

Next row: K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog, K1, Sl1, K1, psso, K4, K2tog, K1

Next row: Purl

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn, and be sure to leave a long tail and sew up the seam with right sides facing. Weave in all ends.

Candy Corn Mittens - free knitting pattern for candy corn themed easy knit mittens for kids. Worked flat with a simple seam

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Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets

Friendship bracelets will never go out of style.  You’ll want to whip up a gazillion of these for party favors, school friends, teammates, and kindred spirits.

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Friendship Bracelets

What could be sweeter than a handmade gift for your bestie?  Friendship bracelets have stood the test of time, and are going to be on trend for many years to come.  Plus this pattern I put together is so easy and works up so quick, you will be a bracelet factory this weekend.  Using a simple twist and super bulky yarn gives the bracelet the sturdiness to keep it’s shape, making it wearable. Also, just think of how happy all your friends will be!

Friendship Bracelets Knitting Pattern

Notes

Rated: Easy

Skills Used

Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Materials

T2R =Twist 2 Stitches to the Right – Knit 2 stitches together, leaving the stitches on the needle. Insert the right-hand needle between the stitches just worked, and knit the first stitch again; slip both stitches off together.  Knit the first stitch again, and slip off the previously knitted stitches. (T2R)

 


Hand Knit Friendship Bracelets are the ultimate DIY made with love gift for a friend. Perfect for Teammates, Schoolmates, Party Favors and Kindred Spirits

Directions

Cast on 4 stitches

Row 1: Purl

Row 2: T2R, repeat

Row 3: Purl

Row 4: K1, T2R, K1

Repeat rows 1- 4 until you reach the desired length.  This will have only a little bit of stretch to it, so try to size it so that it fits snuggly past the widest part of your hand when you make a fist.

Bind off, securing the last stitch.

Break yarn and sew up the seam.

Trim yarn and weave in all ends.

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