The first animal to find The Mitten is the mole. Today I’m sharing the pattern for the mole in my character ball series.
For the next month, 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
- Cobblestone heather
- Black safety eyes
- 1- 8 mm
- 2- 6 mm
With Almond yarn, Hdc 6 into magic ring. Join w sl st to beg st. Tie off. Weave in ends.
With Cobblestone heather, 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)
Rounds 5-7: 1 sc in each sc around.
Do not tie off, take a break to work the face:
Use 8 mm safety eye to attach nose to center of beginning magic ring.
Attach 6 mm safety eyes between rounds 3 and 4.
Continue the head:
Round 8: *Sc 3, dec* around. (24)
Round 9: *Sc 2, dec* around (18)
Round 10: *Sc 1, dec* around (12)
Round 11: Dec around. Tie off leaving long tail. Sew opening shut. Weave in ends.