I made these mittens for a friend in January. I used Homespun yarn in black for these. Sorry, I don't remember the hook size, but I think I used one so it would be a little tight, to fight the blistering winter winds.
They make awesome Christmas gifts!
Crochet Mittens Pattern
ch 14 (or however long or short you want to cuff to be, I like the cuff pretty long)
row 1: sc across
row 2-18: ch 1, sc in back loops only Join row 18 to first row with sl sts. Turn cuff inside out. ch 1.
round 1: work 21 sc evenly around top of cuff. join with sl st. ch 1, turn
round 2: * 2 sc in next 2 sts. 2 sc in next st.* repeat from *to * around. Join last stitch with first stitch with sl st. ch1, turn
round 3-6: sc around, join with sl st. ch 1, turn
round 7: sc in next 13 sts. sk 5 sts, sc in next 10 sts. join with sl st. ch 1, turn
round 8-18: sc around, join with sl st, ch 1, turn
round 19: *sc2tog, sc in next 5 sts*. repeat from *to* around. join with sl st, ch 1 turn.
round 20: *sc2tog, sc in next 4 sts*. repeat from *to* once. sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, sc2tog.join with sl st, ch 1 turn.
round 21: *sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts*. repeat from *to* around. join with sl st, ch 1 turn.
round 22: sc6tog twice. fasten off.
Join in inner most stitch.
round 1: Sc around, join with sl st. ch 1
round2-6: repeat round 1.
Round 7: sc3tog twice. join and fasten off.
For these mittens, I used the same pattern, but made them bright with are stripes and polka-dots. I used colour A (blue) up to about the first thumb knuckle, and then switched to orange. Every other row, I took the opposite colour that I was using and brought in back and forth between stitches.