A very special commission (with a crochet recipe)

This week the weather turned distinctly colder around these parts and gloves and big woolly jumpers were dusted off and gladly put on in the mornings. My littlest was admiring my fingerless mits and asked if I could make her a pair please.

Her favourite colours are pinks and purples so we had a little stash raid and found some suitable yarn. I say “suitable” with some reservation, Manos Silk Blend Fino feels a little decadent for a three year old, but it seemed daft to go buy a ball of acrylic something rather than use what I had.

mitts 2

I whipped up the first mitt in no time while we watched some morning tv together and she was so pleased with it she kept stroking it and insisted on wearing it through breakfast. No pressure to finish the second one then! Luckily I made it while we were on a playdate with her bestie and she has been wearing them and looking after them.



Making these simple little mitts for her reminded me why I started knitting again and learnt to crochet. There is something so lovely about being able to make just the thing that is needed for someone you love.

In case anyone is interested here is the recipe:


Manos Silk Blend Fino in Jewel.

4mm hook.


I worked 20 stitches and 14 rows in linked trebles and then slip stitched the edges together for 10 stitches, slip stitched one side only for 3 stitches then slip stitched the remaining 7 stitcheswith both edges held together. Fasten off, weave in the ends. One happy girl.