SPRING MITTENS

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

BISMILLAHI RAHMANI RAHIM

In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful

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 As-Salaam-Alaikum Dearly Beloved Asiatic Sisters!

I was thinking with the advent of Spring, I wouldn’t be crocheting any warm weather attire, but it’s been unseasonably cold the last couple of days and we even had rain a couple nights ago! So, I’ve been bundling up with my crocheted hats and scarves and whatnot, but I have yet to replace my gloves.

I decided to crochet some mittens and these are very simple so I thought I would share the tut with my Beloved Readers! I was going to make them without the bumps, but they are a part of the pattern so I kept them. And they ended up being the most fun part!

I used a smaller hook and crocheted the stitches tighter so my pattern is a bit different. I also crocheted more bumps.

Anyway, if you have the wherewithal to create these wonderful mittens, comment and post a picture. Share your talent! 😀

As-Salaam-Alaikum!

 

PATTERN

Chain 10
One Returning Chain
Row 1 – Ten Single Crochet in Backloop
One Returning Chain
Complete 24 more rows
Connect edges
Remove hook and turn inside out
Row 1 – 42 Single crochet across top
Row 2 – Bump, 5sc (single crochet), bump, 5sc, bump sc to the end of the round
*Bump* – insert hook into backloop, yarn over, insert hook into next backloop, yarn over, insert hook into next backloop, yarn over, pull through first loop on hook, yarn over, pull through two loops on hook, yarn over, pull through last two loops on hook, insert hook into last stitch, yarn over, pull through loops on hook
Row 3 – sc entire round
Row 4 – sc entire round
Row 5 – Five sc, bump, five sc bump, sc, bump, sc to the end of the round
Row 6 – sc entire round
Row 7 – sc entire round
Row 8 – Bump, 5sc (single crochet), bump, 5sc, bump sc to the end of the round
Row 9 – sc entire round
Row 10 – sc until 9 loops from first bump, chain 9, insert hook 9 loops from chain,  sc to the end of the round

Repeat pattern until desired length then decrease

*Decrease* Insert hook into backloop, yarn over, pull through, insert hook into next backloop, yarn over pull through, yarn over pull through all three loops

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How to Crochet Your Own Slippers

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Sweet, Beautiful and Beloved Black Sisters,

One of my aunts was a crocheting genius. She could crochet anything. She could crochet a blanket with words! I really admired her creative abilities. Once she crocheted me some house-shoes that I absolutely LOVED. I always wanted more but I never got any. I guess it wasn’t important enough to me to really bug her about it.

But she passed in 2006 and that made me really want some more, if just to remind me of her. She was really artsy; a free spirit, so to speak. And could do all the things that I always wanted to know how to do. You know, sew, cook, decorate and she had so much flavor! Whenever anyone in my family needed any type of garment, she was the person to go to. I really miss her.

When I started becoming more of a homemaker, I realized that, now that we have YouTube, we can learn how to do ANYTHING we want. There are tutorials for everything from how to juggle, to how to do a back-flip to, (to my extreme joy) how to crochet house-slippers.

I was fortunate enough to learn how to crochet when I was young, due in part to my beautiful aunt whose amazing crocheting ability I was privy to from as far back as I can remember. Thankfully, one day I got the idea (which I can only credit to Allah) to search YouTube for a tutorial on how to crochet house-slippers.

I picked one and was surprised at how simple it was. The tutorial was very easy to follow and was formatted in a way that even first-time crocheters could master the slippers very easily. For those of us who like to make our things ourselves, this video will help us in fulfilling that inclination. I will never buy another pair of house-shoes again. 🙂

There are others that are a bit more stylish and others for men. But this one is a good introduction to the craft. She talks a lot but you can just skip.

I’ve also made these which are much more durable. Even though it says for men, I need another (sturdier) pair, so I plan on making these but with the sides and the back to go around the entire foot, like in the first video.

I categorized this under “Relaxation Techniques” because crocheting is wonderfully therapeutic. Crocheting, as well as knitting, sewing, cooking, cleaning and pretty much any homemaking activity, frees your mind and body from stress and worry and allows you to clear your thoughts and formulate ideas all while creating something, made through your own creativity, that you can really be proud of.

They also make great gifts. 😉