Free Pattern: Neon Love Mitts

It's a dull and dreary day here at Pom Pom HQ in London. Typically we'd be moping around, wishing we were curled up on our sofas watching retro murder mystery shows on repeat - but today we've got something to be cheerful about! Bright and happy neon colours are on the top of Pom Pom's current "favourite things" list, and luckily our pals at MillaMia have waved their magic wands and made them appear in yarn form!

Lime and Cobalt are their first ever Limited Edition colours and boy do they pack a punch! We wanted to show off the Lime (we're suckers for a "grellow") and also throw in one of their new permanent colours, Berry. We rounded out the team with the oh-so-versatile Putty to create some crochet fingerless mitts we think evoke our love for neon in a fun way!

So here we have our Neon Love Mitts. They're puffy, they're bright, and they're the perfect antidote to a dull day. Best of all the pattern is free! Get yourself some Lime (it's Limited Edition after all!) and whip yourself up a pair of these cosy mitts. You'll have happier hands in no time.

Neon Love Mitts
by Megan Fernandes

Finished Measurements: 15 cm / 6" long, 18 cm / 7" circumference at wrist, 20 cm / 8" circumference around hand

Yarn: MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino (100% Virgin Wool; 50 g = 125 m / 135 yd), one ball of each colour

Colour A: Putty - 121

Colour B: Lime - 181

Colour C: Berry - 163

Hook: 3.5 mm / E

Gauge: 5.5 2-Puff "hearts" across and 11 2-Puff "hearts" tall  = 10 cm / 4"

16 dc = 10 cm / 4"

Note: this pattern is written in US crochet terms. Please see chart below for US - UK term conversions.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

dc: double crochet

foll: following

fsc: foundation single crochet

rep: repeat

sc: single crochet

sk: skip

sl st: slip stitch

sp: space

Puff Stitch: [Yo, insert hook in sc, draw up a loop, (yo, insert hook in same sc, draw up a loop) three times (9 loops on hook), yo, draw yarn through all 9 loops on hook]

Pattern (Make 2)

Remember to break yarn and fasten off with each colour change.

Cuff

With Colour A, fsc 32. Being careful not to twist, sl st in first fsc to join. You will now crochet in the round.

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (turning ch), sk first fsc, dc in each fsc around, sl st in 3rd ch of turning ch to join.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (turning ch), sk first dc, sc in each dc around, sl st in 2nd ch of turning ch to join.

Rep Rnds 1 & 2 once more.

Break yarn and fasten off.

Body of Hand

Join in Colour B.

In first sc *work Puff St, ch 1, work another Puff St in same sc, ch 1, sk 2 sc; rep from * to end, sl st in top of first Puff St to join.

Join in Colour C in ch sp between first 2 Puff Sts of previous rnd.

Puff St Rnd: Work Puff St, ch 1, work another Puff St in same ch sp, ch 1, *in sp between next 2 Puff Sts, work Puff St, ch 1, work another Puff St in same ch sp, ch 1; rep from * to end, sl st in top of first Puff St to join.

Rep Puff St Rnd in Colour A, then Colour B, then Colour C, then Colour A again.

Thumbhole

Join in Colour B in ch sp between first 2 Puff Sts of previous rnd. Rep Puff St Rnd to last 6 sts, ch 5, sl st in top of first Puff St to join.

Join in Colour C in ch sp between first 2 Puff Sts of previous rnd. Rep Puff St Rnd, working final 2 Puff Sts in 6 ch sp of previous rnd.

Rep Puff St Rnd in Colour A, then Colour B, then Colour C.

Top Cuff

Join in Colour A in ch sp between first 2 Puff Sts of previous rnd, 2 sc in this sp, *sc in foll ch sp, 2 sc in foll ch sp; rep from * to last ch sp, sc in ch sp, sl st in first sc to join.

Next Rnd: Ch 3, sk first sc, dc in each sc around, sl st in 3rd ch of turning ch to join.

Next Rnd: Ch 2, sk first dc, sc in each dc around, sl st in first sc to join. Break yarn and fasten off.

Weave in all ends. Block lightly if desired. High fives!

Update: The Neon Love Mitts have been translated into Japanese and there is also now a chart! Yipee!