With Father’s Day just around the corner on June 15, you still have time to make dear old Dad a crocheted gift he’ll really use! Wish Dad a happy Father’s Day with one or a pair of these sturdy, thick grilling mitts. Made with a double strand of 100% cotton worsted-weight yarn, they offer hand protection enough for the hottest grilling adventures! Dad will love using these and will love knowing you made them for him.
Dad’s Grilling Mitt
7 ¾” wide x 11 ½” long
For one mitt:
100% cotton worsted-weight yarn: about 180 yds./165m tan and about 230 yds./210m red
H (5.00mm) hook
Gauge and Very Important Note
With two strands held together, 10 sc = 4”; 12 sc rows = 4”. This was my gauge with the yarn I used, but it’s most important to observe the stitch pattern density of your gauge swatch. This MUST be dense and tight enough so that there is no way thumb or hand/fingers could be exposed between stitches. Having stitches not firm/tight enough will result in BURNS. Please make a gauge swatch and err on the side of tighter stitches when in doubt.
Back of hand
Row 1: With one strand each color held together, ch 20, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (19)
Rows 2-18: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (19)
Row 19: For thumb, sc in first 7 sts, turn. (7)
Rows 20-24: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (7)
Row 25: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 4 sts, sc last 2 sts together, turn. (5)
Row 26: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 2 sts, sc last 2 sts together. Fasten off. (3)
Row 19: For fingers, join with sc in next st on row 18, sc in each st across, turn. (12)
Rows 20-30: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (12)
Row 31: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 9 sts, sc last 2 sts together, turn. (10)
Row 32: Ch 1, skip first st, sc in next 7 sts, sc last 2 sts together. Fasten off. (8)
Palm of hand
Work same as back of hand, except work fingers area with two strands red (optional).
Weave in ends and hold pieces wrong sides together; with one strand red, join with sc through both layers at bottom right corner of mitt, working through both layers, sc in end of each row and in each sc around all edges to bottom left corner. Then sc in each st around open end of mitt; join. Fasten off.
I added this post to the Off the Hook Monday Link Party, Week 4, over on the sweet blog Daisy Cottage Designs.