The Badger – The Mitten by Jan Brett Character Ball Set | Free Crochet Pattern
We are halfway through my Jan Brett’s The Mitten character ball series. Today I’m sharing the pattern for the badger.
For the next few weeks, I will be sharing a character ball set to tell the story of The Mitten. The animals all fit snugly in the mitten and will really fly when the mitten is flipped inside out.
Week by week I will share another character and will link them all up when finished. So far I have already shared the pattern for the big mitten. You can get started there and fill the mittens week by week with the character balls.
The Mitten by Jan Brett Character Ball Set
by Kayla Pins
- Gauge: Approx 5 dc = 1″
- Size F (3.75 mm) crochet hook
- Brava sport weight acrylic yarn
- Dove Heather
- Black safety eyes
- 1- 8 mm
- Yellow safety eyes
- 2- 10 mm
With black, crochet 12 dc into magic ring.
Ch 8, dc in 4th ch from hook and to end. Sk next dc, sl st in next dc. Ch 8, dc in 4th ch from hook and to end. Sk next dc, sl st in next dc. Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
With white, work 6 sc into magic ring. Mark last stitch of round throughout.
Round 1: 2 sc in each sc around (12)
Round 2: *Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (18)
Round 3: *Sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (24)
Round 4: *Sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (30)
Round 5: *Sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc* around. (36)
Rounds 6-10 : 1 sc in each sc around.
Do not tie off, take a break to work the face:
Sew the face to the front of the head. The center of the “v” of the face should line up with the center of the head.
Attach the black safety eye to the center of the face for the nose and attach the yellow safety eyes as shown.
Continue the head:
Round 11: *Sc 4, dec* around. (30)
Round 12: *Sc 3, dec* around. (24)
Round 13: *Sc 2, dec* around (18)
Round 14: *Sc 1, dec* around (12)
Round 15: Dec around. Tie off leaving long tail. Sew opening shut. Weave in ends.
With dove heather, work a 5 dc cluster centered at the top of each eye patch as photographed.