Earlier this month I had the opportunity to participate in the Bake, Craft, Sew and Crochet a Handmade Holiday Event over at Skip to my Lou.
This is such a fabulous event and you really do need to go and check it out.
More than 100 amazing tutorials / patterns will be available after this event has ended!
Each perfect to help you make this year’s Holiday a Handmade one!
My contribution to the event is the Joyful and Bright Winter Earwarmer Crochet Pattern. This pattern works up quickly and you can wear the earwarmer / head warmer as a cowl – it fits perfectly around the neck (not too tight or loose) and comfortably beneath the collar of a winter jacket.
Plus 🙂 I created a trendy pair of fingerless mitts to wear with it – also a free crochet pattern!
Grab the fingerless mitten pattern here: Joyful and Bright Fingerless Mitts
Without further ado –
Joyful and Bright Winter Earwarmer
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.
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.