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So lets get busy! If you are looking for a last minute gift idea, something that works up quick, this ear warmer is sure to become one of your favourite patterns!
Here are some reasons you might like it:
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- it’s a free pattern
- it works up in less than 1 hour
- it uses less than 1 ball of bulky yarn
- it is soft, warm and comfortable
- it works great as a cowl too!
For those of you who like pattern sets, there is also a free pattern available for a matching pair of fingerless mitts…you can get the fingerless mitten pattern here:
Joyful and Bright Winter Ear Warmer Free Crochet Pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns Unique (Grapevine)
Hook: 6.50 mm (K)
Designed to fit: Adult Medium (~22″ circumference, 4.5″ height)
Ribbed Band: 4 sc = 1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch
Main Earwarmer Pattern: 5 dc st sets = 4″; 1 row = 0.75″
Abbreviations: R – row/round, ch – chain, chs – chains, blsc – back loop single crochet, st – stitch, sts – stitches, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, sl st – slip stitch, sk – skip, sp – space, (8) – the number in the brackets at the end of the Row/Round is the total number of stitches in the Row/Round, ( ) – crochet the instructions between brackets the number of times indicated, * to * or ** to ** – repeat all of the instructions included between the * *, or ** **, the number of times specified, dc st set – double crochet stitch set (for the purposes of this pattern a dc st set is 2 dc sts worked between 2 sts)
The band is worked in rows. Leave an 8″ tail at the beginning – you will use this later to whip-stitch the band together. The finished length of the ribbed band is 17″ unstretched and the band is approximately 2.5″ wide.
R1: Beginning in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 blsc in each st across, ch 1, turn (8)
R2: 1 blsc in each st across, ch 1, turn, (8)
R3-R52: repeat R2 (8)
Do not finish off – continue to the Earwarmer Pattern below.
Ear Warmer Pattern
This section is worked in rounds. Slip stitches do not count as stitches in the totals at the end of the rounds. Do not work into the slip stitches – you may wish to use a stitch marker to remember which stitch is a slip stitch.
R1: Ch 1 and turn to work along the row ends of the ribbed band; work 1 sc in each row end for a total of 52 sts, sl st to the 1st st to join (52)
Using the 8″ tail of yarn (from the beginning of the ribbed band section), neatly whip-stitch your ribbed band together. Need help with the whip-stitch? View this tutorial for assistance: How to Join with a Whip Stitch Seam
R2: 1 sc in each st around, sl st to the 1st st to join (52)
R3: (ch 3, 1 dc) in the 1st st, skip 1 st, [work 2 dc (we will call this a dc st set) in the next st, sk the next st] around; sl st to join in the space between the initial ch 3 and the 1st dc of the round (25 dc stitch sets)
R4: (ch 3, 1 dc) in the same sp as you sl st joined, (work 2 dc in the sp between the 2 sts that make up the next dc st set) around; sl st to join in the sp between the initial ch 3 and the 1st dc of the round (25 dc stitch sets)
R5: (ch 3, 1 dc) in the same sp as you sl st joined, *(work 1 dc in the sp between the 2 sts that make up the next dc st set) 2 times; (work 2 dc in the sp between the 2 sts that make up the next dc st set)* work the instructions from * to * 2 times, (work 2 dc in the sp between the 2 sts that make up the next dc st set) 13 times, **(work 2 dc in sp between the 2 sts that make up the next dc st set); (work 1 dc in the sp between the 2 sts that make up the next dc st set) 2 times** work the instructions from ** to ** 2 times, finish off and weave in ends.
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