It’s no secret that Fall is my favorite season! I just adore the cool air and Falling Leaves… and the sweaters, boots, and ear warmers!
I personally prefer ear warmers to hats and I’ve already designed a few, but can you ever really have too many cold weather accessories?
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This the third pattern in the 2019 Holiday Stashdown Crochet Along, including 21 free crochet patterns for winter holiday gifts and decorations from your favorite designers. If you’re just hearing about the CAL, you can get all the details here.
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- By the end of the CAL, you’ll have up to 21 wonderful projects to gift or keep.
So, let’s grab our materials and get started:
Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)
-Any Color (<3oz)
I/9/5.50mm Crochet Hook
9 sts x 9 rows = 2″
arnd = around
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)
st(s) = stitch(es)
Written in U.S. Terms
- Beginning ch-1 does not count as a stitch
- This pattern splits at row 41 and I have those separate sections marked as “A” and “B”.
R1. Ch 15, working in back bump of ch: *hdc, sl st* across, turn (14)
R2. Ch 1, *hdc, sl st* across, turn (14)
R3-40. Repeat R2
R41a. Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *sl st, hdc* 3X, [leave remaining sts unworked], turn (7)
R42a. Ch 1, sl st in 1st st, *hdc, sl st* across, turn (7)
R43a. Ch, hdc in 1st st, *sl st, hdc* across, turn (7)
R44a-61a. Repeat R42a & 43a; Fasten at the end of R61a.
R41b. Attach yarn to 1st unworked st on R40: Ch 1, sl st in 1st st, *hdc, sl st* across, turn (7)
R42b. Ch 1, hdc in 1st st, *sl st, hdc* across, turn (7)
R43b. Ch 1, sl st in 1st st, *hdc, sl st* across, turn (7)
R44b-61b. Repeat R42b & 43b (leave working loop)
R62. Cross strips over each other (41a-61a & 41b-61b):
Ch 1, *hdc, sl st* across the end of both strips to join them back together, turn (14)
R63. Ch 1, *hdc, sl st* across, turn (14)
R64-101. Repeat R63
R102. Hold short ends right sides together and work through both layers: Ch 1, sl st in each st across; flip ear warm right side out (14)
R103. Working with right side facing out: Ch 1, sc in the end of every other row around; Fasten.
R104. Attach yarn to seam on opposite side of scs: Ch 1, sc in the end of every other row around; Fasten.
- Hide All Strings.
- Add buttons or other appliqués as desired.
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