Why is the houndstooth design all over the runways this year? Why? Well that’s simple — it is a classic! It is a clean, neat and pleasingly geometric and lends itself well to clothing, shoes, bags and accessories!
The craze bit me too and I turned to crochet for my version of the season’s hottest accessories. I used Kathy Lashley’s lovely houndstooth scarf for the black and white scarf, then was inspired to modify it into a snoodie, finally, I added my own version of mittens with instructions for fingerless gloves too! The Free Pattern is below. Enjoy! ~Maria~
Here is the pattern:
Worsted weight yarn, ~150 yards
Hook US K (6.5 mm)
Gauge: 7 hdc; 5 rows = 2″
beg – beginning
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
FSC – Foundation Single Crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 stitches together
Rnd – round
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
Rnd 1: With black, 28 FSC. Join with sl st to beg FSC. (28 FSC)
Rnd 2: (RS): Join white, ch1, turn, (sc in next st, dc in next st) around to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. (28 sts)
Rnd 3: Join black, ch1, turn, (sc in next st, dc in next st) around to end. Join with sl st to beg sc. (28 sts)
Rnd 4 – 7: Repeat Round 2 & Round 3, two more times each.
Rnd 8: ch1, turn, hdc in each st. (28 hdc)
Rnd 9: ch1, hdc in each st (28 hdc)
Rnd 10 – 11: Repeat Round 9. (28 hdc).
Rnd 12: ch1, hdc in next st, ch8, skip 4, hdc in next st and each remaining st to end. Join with sl st to beg hdc. (24 hdc + ch8)
Rnd 13: ch1, hdc in each hdc and ch of previous round. Join with sl st to beg hdc. (32 hdc)
Rnd 14: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc 5, hdc2tog, hdc in each remaining hdc. Join with sl st to beg hdc. (30 hdc)
Rnd 15: ch1, hdc in each hdc. Join with sl st to beg hdc. (30 hdc)
Rnd 16: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc 3, hdc2tog, hdc in each remaining hdc. Join with sl st to beg hdc. (28 hdc)
To make mittens skip to Round 17.
To make fingerless gloves, ch1, sc in each st. Join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
For Mittens Only:
Rnd 17: ch1, in each hdc. Join with sl st to beg hdc. (28 hdc)
Rnd 18 – 23: ch1, hdc2tog, hdc in each hdc until the last 2 hdc, hdc2tog. Join with sl st to beg hdc. (16 hdc) Fasten off leaving an 8” tail. Using a yarn needle, weave the 8” tail in the loops of the last 16 hdc of this round and pull tight to close the mitten. Secure tightly.
Thumb: DO NOT JOIN ROUNDS. Join yarn in first skipped stitch of Rnd 12, ch1, sc in same stitch (place marker in this stitch to mark it as first stitch of the round and move it up as you work around) and next 3 sts, working on underside of Rnd13, sc in each st.. (12 sc)
Continue working in the round until thumb is desired length. Fasten off leaving a 6” tail. Use tail to weave through last round of stitches and pull tight to close opening. Fasten off.