Another addition to the Spa Set. Here is a free bath mitt pattern for you!
This is great for scrubbing up the kiddies, or for pampering yourself. I have made two sizes, a small because I like my bath mitts to fit snugly, and a medium because I know a lot of people like the mitts to be looser. The pattern can be made with a thumb or with just a thumb hole, and with or without a ribbed bottom.
Grab you hook and lets get going!
Yarn: 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, (samples were made with Lily Sugar ‘n Cream)
Hook: US H (5.0 mm)
Other Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends removable marker, or a scrap piece of yarn
Gauge: 15 sts by 13 rows in a 4″ square odd rows: sc (hdc, sc) 7 times even rows: hdc (sc, hdc) 7 times
Stitches and Abbreviations used:
sl st ~ slip stitch
ch ~ chain
hdc ~ half double crochet
sc ~ single crochet
sc2tog ~ single crochet 2 together
rnd ~ round
beg ~ beginning
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
rep ~ repeat
optional: fphdc ~ front post half double crochet
sc2tog instructions: insert hook in next st, yo, pull through (2 loops on hook), insert hook in next st, yo, pull through (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops on hook
fphdc instructions: make a hdc as normal, only instead of working into the loops on top of the st underneath work the st around the post of the st underneath ~ see photos
Rnd 1: Make a magic circle (or ch3 and join into a circle with a sl st,) work into that: Ch1 (sc, hdc) 6 times, do not join, place marker and continue to keep it at the end of each rnd (12 sts)
Rnd 2: * (sc, hdc) in next st, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * 2 more times (18 sts)
Rnd 3: * (sc, hdc) in next st, sc in next st, (hdc, sc) in next st, hdc in next st, rep from * around sc in same st as last hdc (28 sts)
Size Medium only, next rnd: * (hdc, sc) in next st, (hdc in next st, sc in next st) 3 times, rep from * twice more, (hdc, sc) in next st, (hdc in next st, sc in next st) twice , hdc in next st (32 sts)
Rnd 4 ~ 18: (sc, hdc) around
Size Medium only, rep last rnd: 2 more times or until mitt above thumb hole is desired length
Rnd 19: ch 8, sk 6 sts (thumb), (sc, hdc) around
Rnd 20: (sc, hdc) around (30 (34) sts)
Rnd 21: sc2tog, (hdc, sc) 3 times, sc2tog, (sc, hdc) 4 (5) times, sc2tog, sc, sc2tog, hdc (sc, hdc) around (26 (30) sts)
Rnd 22 ~ 23: (sc, hdc) around after rnd 23, sc in next st and then sl st into top of next st (26 (30) sts)
Rnd 24: do not ch, sc in front loop only of first st (see photos), sc in both loops of next st around, sl st to first sc (26 (30) sts)
Rep rnd 24: 2 or 3 times more to desired length
Rnd 25, 26: ch2 (counts as first hdc) fphdc, (hdc, fphdc) around, sl st to top of beg ch2
Rnd 1: From Right Side, join yarn in first chain of ch 8, ch1, sc in same ch (hdc in next ch, sc in next ch) 3 times, hdc in next ch (now continue working in 6 unworked sts at top of thumb hole), (sc in next st, hdc in next st) twice, sc2tog, hdc in side of thumb hole, do not join, place marker and continue to keep it at the end of each rnd (14 sts)
Rnd 2 ~ 7: (sc, hdc) around
to make thumb longer rep rnd 2: until desired length is reached, thumb can end on either rnd
Rnd 8: remove marker, sc2tog 8 times,sl st into next st clip yarn leaving a long tail, pull tail through, turn thumb inside out and use tail to sew top shut, weave in end
Now enjoy the scrubby spa experience!
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4 thoughts on “Bath Mitt – Spa Set”
I am not coming out with 28 stitches at the end of round 3 can you check your pattern instructions again also what do you mean by sc in the last stitch of the hdc? and get back with me please I would love to make a spa set for my beautiful hard working daughter for Mother’s Day and this needs to be included
You are most likely coming out with 27, then you need to sc in the last st again. That is what Sc in the same st as the last hdc means, just sc in the last st again.
No I have 28 stitches but between the last row where the stitch marker is and the last stitch of this row I have an extra stitch, I guess I am not understanding your pattern instructions the counts do not come out right I have tried and tried but thank you for trying to help I give up on this one for this year
I double checked the counts, and they are right, so maybe your stitch marker is not in the right spot. It is really easy to add 1 st to every round when working in the round if you don’t get the marker in the right spot.