Verna Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern
The Verna Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern is an easy-to-crochet project that uses pretty puff stitches and front and back post double crochet stitches to create texture and warmth.
This headband (Ear Warmer) is wide enough to completely cover your ears and super soft and warm.
Ear Warmers that cover the tips of my ears are fine for days without wind, but those are few and far between! I want an earwarmer that will keep my entire ear warm!
The Verna Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern is part of a Winter Crochet Set. You can get the free scarf pattern that matches this ear warmer here: Verna Puff Stitch Infinity Scarf
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Verna Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Soft Essentials. 5 oz (141 g) and 131 yds (120 m). 100% Acrylic. Bulky Weight Yarn . No Dye Lot. Machine Wash and Dry.
- Colors: 1 skein of Grass E856
- Hook: 6.5 mm (K). I used this hook.
- Finished Project Yardage: Ear Warmer: 100 g (3.55 oz) /85.11 m (92.91 yds)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
Ear Warmer length approximately 21 inches X 5.75 inches width
Approximately 8 rows of puff stitch per 4 inches and 5 sets of (puff stitch, ch 1) worked in pattern per 4 inches
3 stitches per inch (FPdc/BPdc or sc), 2 rows per inch
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
beg – beginning
BPdc – back post double crochet
ch – chain
ch1sp – chain one space
dc – double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
FPsc – front post single crochet
ps – puff stitch
R – row
RS – right side (pretty side)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
 – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
Puff Stitch (ps)
*Yarn over the hook, insert the hook into the specified stitch (or space), yarn over and pull up 1 loop**. Rep from * to ** 4 times. You will now have 9 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all nine loops to complete the stitch.
Tip: Keep the hook part of your hook pointing downwards and pull up slightly on the hook as you are pulling the last yarn over through. It will help the hook slide through along the back straight edge without grabbing the other loops and snagging.
Helpful Video Tutorials
- Stitch multiple is 2 + 4
- I work into the back bar of the starting chain row, this is the loop just behind and beneath the back loop. I find it provides more elasticity to the foundation row. You may work under whichever loop/loops you prefer.
- The ch 3 at the beginning of the puff stitch rows is a double crochet but for the purposes of making this easy-to-follow (and easier-to-write) we are going to refer to it as a ch3sp for the instructions.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Verna Puff Stitch Ear Warmer Pattern Instructions
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This earwarmer is worked lengthwise in rows, before being seamed on the side-edges using a whip stitch.
Using your 6.5 mm (K) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: (RS) Ch 51, 1 sc in each ch across. Turn. [50 sc]
R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. Turn. [50 dc]
R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the next st. *1 BPdc in the next dc, 1 FPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Turn. [1 dc, 25 FPdc, 24 BPdc]
R4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the next st. *1 BPdc in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Turn. [1 dc, 25 FPdc, 24 BPdc]
R5: Ch 3 (counts as ch3sp), 1 ps in the next st. *Ch 1, sk the next st, 1 ps in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. Ch 1, sk the next st, 1 ps in the last st. Turn. [25 ps, 24 ch1sp, 1 ch3sp]
R6-R8: Ch 3 (counts as ch3sp), 1 ps in the next st. *Ch 1, sk the next st, 1 ps in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across to the last st. Ch 1, sk the next st, 1 ps in the last st. Turn. [25 ps, 24 ch1sp, 1 ch3sp]
R9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk the next ps. *1 dc in the next ch1sp, 1 dc in the next ps**. Rep from * to ** across to the ch3sp. 1 dc in the top of the next ch. Turn. [50 dc]
R10: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the next st. *1 BPdc in the next dc, 1 FPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Turn. [1 dc, 25 FPdc, 24 BPdc]
R11: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 FPdc in the next st. *1 BPdc in the next st, 1 FPdc in the next st**. Rep from * to ** across. Turn. [1 dc, 25 FPdc, 24 BPdc]
R12: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across. Turn. [50 sc]
R13: Ch 1, 1 FPsc in each st across. Finish off leaving an 8-10 inch tail of yarn for seaming. [50 FPsc]
With the Right Side (RS) facing (the image below shows you what this will look like if you crocheting right-handed. If you are left-handed your yarn ends would be on the right.) Fold your earwarmer in half down the center to bring the two side edges together (keeping the right side facing you). Using a whipstitch seam, join the two side edges of the earwarmer together.
Weave in all ends.
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