Craft A Pair Of Bernie Style Crochet Mitts For Your Collection
Craft a pair of Bernie Style Crochet Mitts For Your Collection! These fabulous mittens are not the actual original pattern…”Smittens”… but they do come pretty close, and have been inspired by Sen. Bernie Sanders himself.
For those of you who may be a little behind the curve, the interest in Sen. Sanders mittens reached epic proportions when a wonderful photograph was taken of him, relaxing and enjoying the 2021 USA Presidential election.
We have to thank Marly Bird for this FREE, inspired pattern and you can access it directly from her web site. Please click here: Bernie Sanders Inspired Mittens – Feel The Heat Knit Mittens
In addition, Marly has also given us FREE charts of her Fair Isle design on her web site together, along with many tips and other tutorials to help. She has also given us this video tutorial:
The mitten pattern is available in three sizes : Adult Medium Women / Adult Large Women/ Medium Men and Adult Large Men.
Marley has crafted the mittens with a size 5.00 mm / US H-8 /UK 6 crochet hook and has used 100% pure new wool.
One thing she asks us to keep in mind is this :
”This particular pattern for the Feel The Heat Crochet Pattern I used Sc-blo. But an experienced crocheter could use split stitch sc instead and get a more crisp look.
Either way, this is a fun pattern. It does stretch more vertically vs horizontally so be aware of that.
If you tend to forego gauge swatches (say it ain’t so) and just wing it, you might end up with a mitten that is way too long and way too snug”
In addition to these fabulous mittens, there are also an increasing number of PAID amigurumi patterns also inspired by Sen. Sanders.
We will keep a look our for a FREE pattern for you, but in the meantime we would like to say a hug thank you to all these designers who have also raised money for various charities by selling and auctioning their designs and amigurumi projects.
One such design has been created by Tobey Time Crochet : Many Thanks!
As of 27/01/2021 they has raised ~$20,300 for Meals On Wheels America
If you like this mitten pattern and would like to see similar FREE patterns, please click on this link: Mitten & Glove Patterns
For your added information, Marly has also written the knitting pattern/ tutorials which are also on her web site.
NB. (Inspired by the Bernie Sanders Mittens / no in affiliation with him or the original mittens).
Featured Image – Marly Bird – Many, many Thanks!
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