If you’re a fan of granny squares, you’re going to love this! Learn how to make a matching mittens and cowl set with mini granny squares. The cowl is 2-in-1, so you can wear it as a hat too! This unique design is made by @yenkinsandyenkins, one of the finalists of the Katia Designers Awards 6. Countless talents took part in our Katia Designers Awards 6 and inspired us with their ideas. @yenkinsandyenkins is one of the talented designers who made it to the finale, and today she’s sharing her patterns with us.
@yenkinsandyenkins, finalist Katia Designers Awards 6
My name is Elena González Villafranca (Leni) and I’m behind @yenkinsandyenkins on Instagram. I am delighted to take part in the Katia Designers Awards contest! I have always been very into crafts, and thanks to my mother and grandmother I became a crocheter. When I moved away to college, I happened to live above a yarn shop… I couldn’t be happier!
Mini granny squares mittens and cowl set
For the Katia Designers Awards 6 I have designed several crochet accessories: mini granny squares mittens and a matching cowl-hat. This cowl-hat is a 2-in-1 design, as the cowl can be turned into a hat very easily. With just one item, you will always have a cowl and a hat with you! The inspiration of this unique piece came by itself while working on the cowl. For the mini granny mittens and cowl, I have used Katia Basic Merino which is very soft and warm. So, I hope you like it as much as I do!
Mini Granny mittens and cowl-hat by @yenkinsandyenkins
- Katia Basic Merino in your favorite color combination
- US E-4/3.5-mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
Measurements of one mini granny square: 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm
For the mittens: make 48 mini granny squares, sew 24 of them together per mitten —form a rectangle of 4 rows by 3 columns— to then work the top, thumb, and ribbing.
For the cowl-hat: make 30 mini granny squares, sew them together forming a rectangle of 3 rows by 10 columns. Next, work the top and bottom ribbing. Lastly, add a cord with 2 pompoms.
Stitches and abbreviations
- ch – chain
- dec – decrease: single crochet 2 stitches together
- FP dc – front post double crochet. Double crochet 1 by inserting the hook between 2 stitches from the previous round, from front to back and then from back to front, leaving the stitch from the previous round in front of the hook, and finish the double crochet
- hdc– half double crochet
- Magic ring
- prev – previous
- R and r(s) – row(s)
- sc – single crochet
- sp(s) – space(s)
- st(s) – stitch(es)
Mini Granny Mittens
Make 24 mini granny squares per mitten. Use different color combinations for each square.
R1: magic ring.
R2: hdc12 into magic ring.
R3: *sc1, (sc1, ch1, sc1) into next st, sc1*, rep ** 4 times. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
STEP 2: 2 rectangles per mitten
Sew 4 sets of 12 granny squares into rectangles of 4 rows by 3 columns like in the photo.
Face both rectangles and sew leaving a space for the thumb.
Repeat with the other 2 rectangles.
STEP 3: Top of mitten
Work 2 rs of sc: sc14 on each side, 28 sts in total.
* Dec to close the mitten:
R1: dec 1 st every 4 sts.
R2: dec 1 st every 3 sts.
R3: dec 1 st every 2 sts.
R4: dec 1 st every st.
Bind off by pulling the yarn through each sc.
STEP 4: Mitten cuff
Work 2 rs of sc. sc14 on each side, 28 sts in total.
Work 7 rs of FP dc.
STEP 5: Thumb
Sc12 around the thumb space for 9 rs.
Dec every st and bind off by pulling the yarn through each st.
Mini Grannys Cowl-Hat
Make 30 mini granny squares. Use different color combinations for each square.
R1: magic ring and hdc12.
R2: hdc2 into each st.
R3: hdc2 into each sp from the prev r by working hdc2, ch, hdc2 every 2 sps.
Sew the granny squares as shown in the photo.
Work 2 rs of FP dc at the top.
Work 2 rs of FP dc at the bottom.
Make 1 cord of ch sts. Zigzag the cord through each st at the top of the cowl.
Make 2 pompoms and attach to each end of the cord.
Take part in the next Katia Designers Awards
Feeling inspired and want to show off your design talent like @ileradebu, @iratirita, and @yenkinsandyenkins? Then make sure you don’t miss a post on our blog. We will soon announce the new Katia Designers Awards 7 with new challenges, super prizes and surprises that will make you say Wow!