Thanks so much for all the positive comments towards my crochet shower mitts that I've been making. A few people asked for some instructions on how to make them, so I thought I'd put together a mini tutorial/pattern for you all. It's been a while since I've done a tutorial on here!
Now, please keep in my mind that as I mentioned in my post yesterday - this pattern was not my original idea and I have taken it off a mitt that I received in a swap, by looking and guessing how to make it. Also, I've never written a crochet pattern in my life, so hopefully I wing it enough for you to be able to figure out how to make these *grits teeth*.....
Here we go!
I used Sugar n' Cream 10 ply cotton to make the shower mitt and the finished mitt weighs about 40 grams, just to give you an idea of how much cotton you'll need. My crochet hook was 3.5mm. I feel that this project is suitable for a beginner - you just need to know how to do a chain stitch and single crochet (sc).
Starting in 3rd chain from hook, sc in each chain to end. This will give you 20 sc.
Continue (do not turn) and sc in the back loops of the same 20 chains. This will give you a foundation of 40 sc to work with.
Do not turn your work, but continue to work in the round - sc in the first sc of your foundation and sc in each sc around. I placed a little marker at my beginning of my round (you can use a piece of yarn or even a small safety pin) so I would know where to end my work.
Change colours if you want to or just keep the mitt all the one colour - I changed my yarn at the sides of the mitt, so that it wasn't so visible.
Continue until the crochet shower mitt is approximately 14cm in length and finish off.
Darn in all the loose ends.
To create the shower mitt hanger use two strands of Sugar n' Cream 10 ply cotton and leaving a tail of about 10 cm, chain 30, finish off - ensuring that you leave a second tail also about 10 cm in length.
Thread the tails through two separate sc stitches (on the side of the shower mitt) and tie off securely with a double knot.
Darn in the tail ends securely.
Turn the crochet shower mitt right side out and you're done!
Please ask if you're stuck on any of the instructions and I'll do my best to explain.
Happy shower mitt making :)