Yarn: Hobbii Rainbow Cotton 8/8 (100% cotton, DK weight). In my example I used color bag no 9 with 10 rainbow colors and 2 balls of color 02 for the tops. Each 50 g ball plus a bit of white is enough for one mitt.
Hook: 4 mm and 3.5 mm
Size: With DK yarn and a 4 mm hook, this turns out approx. 12 cm x 22 cm.
Pattern is written in US terms.
Sl st = Slip stitch
Ch = Chain stitch
Sc = Single crochet
Dc = Double crochet
These mitts are worked in the round, beginning from a starting chain, so there’s no need to sew them together in the end or close the bottom.
Starting row: With main color ch 28 (last 3 ch count as the first dc of round 1).
Round 1: Dc in 4th chain from hook. Dc in next 24 stitches (25 dc plus 3ch = 26 dc). Then work the next 26 dc in the bottom loops of the starting chain and sl st in the first stitch (which is the top ch/3rd ch) .(52 dc)
Round 2: Ch 3 or a standing dc, then work 1 dc in each stitch of the previous round. Sl st in the first stitch to close round. (52 dc)
Round 3 to 14: Repeat round 2. If you like, you can add a pattern. I for example used the cable patterns from the 2016 Bilbie & Friends CAL by Hatachlot/Sarit Grinberg (https://woolandfun.co.il/page-bilbie-friends-blanket-cal/). Or a add a letter by making popcorn stitches. Or V-stitch rounds. Use your imagination!
Round 15 & 16: Change to white yarn and repeat round 2. (52 dc)
Round 17 & 18: Ch 1, sc in same stitch you made the sl st in. Sc in each stitch around. Sl st in the first stitch to close round. (52 sc)
Loop: Ch 19. Then sl st in the bottom loops of the ch stitches all the way back to the first chain. Sl st into the first st from round 18 to close the loop. Break off yarn and sew in all ends.
That’s it! You made your first wash mitt. Now use your imagination to make more, different ones, colorful ones, from scraps, with more patterns etc. etc. etc. They make nice little gifts with a piece of handmade soap or look great in your own bathroom.