Thursday, October 31, 2019

Going a Little Mitten Crazy With a New Pattern!

Shorter nights and cooler temperatures are sure signs that winter is just around the corner and winter coats, boots, and mittens are being dusted off in anticipation. Long winters can make me a little crazy, and I (Kara) would rather stitch mittens than wear them. For my upcoming USO class, I decided to create a mitten ornament with a few crazy quilt stitches as embellishment. Then I thought if one mitten was great, why not five, and a new pattern was born! I like having decorations that can stay up after Christmas is over, so this little panel can brighten a dreary day after the holidays have come and gone.

Five little mittens adorned with a few simple crazy quilt stitches

As an added bonus, we have included the instructions for the mitten ornament with the panel, so you get two projects for the price of one!

This can be used as an ornament or even a gift tag!

Two patterns for the price of one!

A mitered, wool border frames the mittens, with a bright red herringbone stitch in the seam to highlight them. Timtex™ stiffener inside allows it to be propped on a small plate rack, but a simple ribbon hanger would work for hanging it on a wall. All the threads used were Valdani #12 perle cotton. The mittens don't have to be red either—other color schemes would be lovely as well!

The pattern comes with templates, embroidery guide, placement pattern and detailed instructions to get you started. If you head over to our website, you can instantly download this pattern and whip a few up for gifts before the holidays begin.

Have fun making these winter woolens!

P.S. No kittens cried or were deprived for this pattern. 😁

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