Monday, 19 September 2011

Crochet "Just for Men"

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CROCHET PATTERNS for MEN

Here it is my latest pattern for THE MAN in my life! This crochet pattern is totally a man thing! Robust with a sensual earthy style.  

These crochet mittens were made with Patons Wool Blend Aran, a classic autumn/winter yarn and it is ever so worthwhile to go and check out the lovely yarn colour palette. Yarn shades range from creams to browns and from blues to greys.  Perfect colours for manly crochet garments and accessories.

I simply love crocheting with this yarn, it's a great wool blend aran with 63% wool and 27% acrylic, ball weight 100g and recommended hook 4.5mm. However I have written this pattern using a 5mm hook, because using a 4.5mm hook with the FPdc stitch pattern will make the finished material too tight and rigid with limited stretch factor.  

These crochet fingerless mittens are a huge hit with my man!  He loves the textured design and has already asked for another pair in a dark blue colour. 

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Here are the PATTERN DETAILS:  

COUNTRY Man Mittens Crochet Pattern

This mittens pattern is easy and quick, with a double rib texture for the cuff and single rib texture over the palm.  Trimmed with contrast colour at cuff edge and palm edge.   Crochet in the round, with optional thumb section.  No seams to sew.  Wear the mittens on either hand.  The pattern is the same for both left and right mittens.

One Size:  Adult Man = Medium to Extra Large
Basic Stitches:  single, double, front post double crochet.
Yarn:  Patons Wool Blend Aran 63% Wool 27% Acrylic
Hook:  5mm
TerminologyUS AMERICAN crochet terms

This pattern can be adapted to other yarns.

COUNTRY Man Mittens Crochet Pattern is available from my online stores:  Ravelry      Etsy     Craftsy



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I hope you enjoy my latest crochet pattern, I am off to relax a bit, and then tomorrow is another day!  I am working my way through my "Crochet To Do" list.

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COUNTRY Man Mittens Crochet Pattern 
is available from my online stores:

  Ravelry           Etsy          Craftsy