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Mr.Fox Fingerless Mitts

Autumn comes with pumpkins, changing colors of nature, colder weather and walks in the forest for mushroom hunting! Forest critters like foxes, squirrels and fawns are not easily spotted but they are definitely hiding in there! Inspired by the woodland, I crocheted some the Mr. Fox fingerless mitts to keep me warm and to be able to wander in the forest without scaring little foxes away!:) Of course if I am lucky (!) enough to spot any little fox wandering around I'll definitely try to capture it with my camera!

The wrists were crocheted using the Fair Isle technique. It is traditionally perceived as a knitting technique but it can be a crochet technique as well. This crafty lady has made a series of tutorials as an introduction to fair isle crochet and I definitely recommend watch them all before starting out! Basically the fox was made using 3 strands of yarn plus the basic grey strand. At first it seemed rather difficult but as my work progressed, it became easier and easier! The wrist body was crocheted through back loops to add some texture to the whole pattern. I used worsted weight yarn in grey, brown, white and black. The finished measurements are 17cm (6.5 in) length and 19cm wide (7.5 in) - circumference.
Mr Fox Fingerless Mitts Pattern
With grey and 4.00mm (G) crochet hook.
You are crocheting through back loops only the entire pattern. It is very easy to adjust the width of the mitts to fit your hands, just increase the number of the beg fsc.
For the right mitt:
Fsc 30. Join with a sl st at bottom of first fsc, being careful not to twist.
Round 1: Sc tbl in first fsc, sc to end of round, sl st to beg ch (30).
Round 2: With grey sc tbl in first st, with brown sc tbl in next st, continue up to the end alternating colors in each st, sl st to beg ch (30).
R3-6: With grey sc tbl around, sl st to beg ch (30).
R7: With grey sc tbl (mine was 16sts), start making the fox following the fox image (scrool down), sc tbl around, sl st to beg ch (30)
R8-16: Continue working on your fox, by alternating with grey when necessary.
R17: With grey, sc tbl around, ch 7, leaving the last five sts unworked, sl st to beg ch.
R18-20: With grey, sc tbl around, sl st to beg ch.
R21:With brown,  sc tbl around, sl st to beg ch.
R22:With grey, sc tbl around, sl st to beg ch.
Fasten off.

For the left mitt:
Follow exactly the above pattern bearing in mind to reverse the position of your fox; i.e. after the sl st whereas for the right the fox is placed before the sl st.
I hope you like my new mitts as much as I do! Have you made anything inspired by the woods or this seasons colors?

27 comments

  1. Amazing mittens, thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  2. The mittens are gorgeous! Thank you for the great pattern, can´t wait to make them.

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  3. Love love love love love! 1: I love foxes. 2: I love fingerless mitts. 3: I really would like to try fair isle crochet and this seems like a good starter project!! ~Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! Your words were exactly in my mind when designing this project!:)

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  4. I was just trying to decide on a pair of mittens to make and these are just lovely. Especially with foxes! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  5. how lovely are they???? xxxxx Ale

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  6. These are so cute! Thank you very much for the pattern!

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  7. very beautiful,and very cute!!!!
    Br
    Christa:)

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  8. You read my mind! I have been looking for a fox pattern to use in making a coffee cozy for my favorite coffee place! This is perfect! Thank you so much for the work you put into making this pattern!

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    1. Thanks Dianna!
      Wow, that sounds nice! Would like to see the result!:)

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  9. adorable, thanks for sharing.

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  10. I actually just bought some gray yarn to try to make some mitts. I am pretty new to crochet. So do you think that a beginner could make these?
    thanks so much for sharing. they are too cute.

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    1. Hi Carrie! Thanks for your sweet comment! Since you're new to crochet I suggest you try the pattern without the fox since its a bit difficult regarding the color changes; they are constant and you work with 4 strands of yarn together! Again this is only my honest opinion and you are most welcome to try the whole pattern and if you encounter any difficulties i'd be happy to help out! 😀

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  11. Such a cute pattern! Is this crocheted in the round or by changing directions at the end of each row of 30stitches after slip stitching the rows together?

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    1. Hi Tasha,
      It's crocheted in te round!:)

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  12. Hi Tanya!

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of fingerless glove patterns! Check it out here: http://www.favecrafts.com/blog/fc/fingerless-gloves/

    Have a great day!

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  13. I am taking your advice to Carrie, and making these cute mitts in a solid color and adding a contrasting color for the trim....I know I will be successful, and have fun too ! Thank you for thr free pattern, it's nice to get a little gift now and then :)

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  14. Thanks for this gorgeous pattern! I just made myself a pair of fox mitts and I love how they turned out. The fair isle technique was such fun, I can't wait to try some more patterns in this style now! My gloves are on my blog here: http://ghostmyst.blogspot.co.nz/2014/03/mr-fox-fingerless-gloves.html

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    1. Ruth your version is awesome! I would be happy if you linked up on my Facebook and or Ravelry page!

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  15. Here are the ones I made today: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/rosesforann/mrfox-fingerless-mitts

    I've never done fair isle before but thanks to those videos it was really clear how to do it and I had no trouble at all. I finished the pair in a day, which surprised me! Wearing them right now. Planning to wear them a lot. :-)

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  16. I've never seen the abbreviation tbl. Can you explain?

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    1. TBL is "through back loop". There are two loops at the top of each sc so instead of going through both you just go through the back loop. It makes the ribbed texture.

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