Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Tunisian Crochet Honeycomb Wash Mitten


This week is the third week of the Spa Gift Basket Patterns, (you can find the pattern for the Tunisian Basket here and the Tunisian RIB washcloth here) and this week I want to share with you my Honeycomb Face mitten, also made in Tunisian Crochet in the round.   In case you hadn't figured it out, I got some new double ended Tunisian Crochet hooks with some of my Christmas money and I used these Spa Basket Patterns as a way to figure out using them.   This Honeycomb wash Mitten was the first time I had worked the honeycomb stitch and the round and I fell in love with it.   I already knew that the Tunisian Crochet honeycomb stitch was my favourite Tunisian stitch, but working it with two colours in the round made me love it even more.

I chose to use black for the outside pattern and a sparkly lilac for the return passes, which gives the colour in the background, and I absolutely love how this gives the mitten a stained glass effect.   This is something I have plans to experiment more with in the future, changing the background colours to see what stained glass effects in multiple colours I can achieve.   This honeycomb wash mitten is a very simple repeated pattern and will be easy enough to adjust if you have a smaller or bigger hand you want to make it for.   So long as you understand how to make the Honeycomb stitch (a repeating pattern across two lines of simple stitch and purl stitch) and you are familiar with working in the round, then this should be easy for you.

The pattern works fine so long as you always have a chain of even numbers, then the offsetting of the stitch alternation across the two rows works continuously around and you don't have to worry too much about where the start and end of your rows are.   Once your desired length is reached, then you can cast off your Tunisian crochet and sew the top of the mitten shut.   Using the sparkly yarn for this pattern also helps give this mitten a bit of an exfoliating touch, although it would work just as well using plain cotton too.   For this I used double knit cotton and it only uses a small amount of any colour so is another perfect pattern for using up those odds and end in your stash.

The pattern for the Honeycomb wash mitten can be found below and I hope that you enjoy making it as much as I enjoyed designing it.  Join me next week for another pattern for your Spa Gift Basket.

Vicky x

Honeycomb Face Mitten

1.  Materials and Resources

Below is a list of everything you will need to make this ---

·        Paintbox Cotton DK – small amounts in any 2 colours you choose

·        6mm double ended Tunisian crochet

·        Tapestry needle

·        Scissors


2.   Stitch List

Below is a list of all the stitches (and their abbreviations) featured in this pattern.  All terms used are American.

·        Ch – chain

·        TSS – Tunisian simple stitch

·        TP – Tunisian Purl Stitch

·        HS – honeycomb stitch ( 1 TP, 1 TSS around for 1 row, 1 TSS, 1 TP for the next row, alternate the rows)

·        Sl st – slip stitch

·        RP – Return Pass

·        MC – Main colour (black in picture)

·        CC – Contrasting Colour (lilac in Picture)


3.  Notes

Here are a few handy tips to help you with the pattern.

·        There is no specific gauge for this mitten, just work as you normally would, as long as it fits on your hand (test at ch stage) it will be fine)

·        Some knowledge of working Tunisian crochet in the round is require for this pattern.  I will not go into that here, you may use youtube as a guide.  

·        The finished mitten is approximately 12cm wide (24cm round) and 20cm tall.


4.  Pattern





Ch 40 in MC and sl st to form ring






RP in CC



HS in MC



RP in CC



Rep rows 4 & 5



In MC cast off



Sl st the top of the mitten together and cast off



Sew in ends



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