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Hi friends! How are you all doing? How’s your 2020 so far?
We are so blessed to have survived the 10 days of this year. It’s been quite busy here with life and everything but we are so excited for all the things the this new year, new decade has to offer! Like every other new year, we are so motivated to start afresh and so eager to dive in to our new year’s resolutions. Speaking of new year’s resolutions, I’m sure you have some like me. Some of my many goals for this year include connecting more with other makers, learning more and improving my blog, designing more patterns and sharing more about my crafting, not just about crochet or knit. Fingers crossed, I hope that I will be able to achieve these goals, not necessarily all of them (which is great, right?) but at least most!
Let’s talk about the Winter Break Patterns. So, the Winter Break Patterns has 3 parts and this means, we have 3 patterns (for now, thinking of adding more but we shall see!) These are all crochet patterns and are head accessories for the winter. The very first one is called the Winter Break Ear Warmer. Who doesn’t love an ear warmer, right?
This Ear Warmer is stylish and cozy! It is so easy to make and is a great addition to your accessories for not so so cold winter as well as spring!
This pattern is free here on my page but you may also purchase the inexpensive PDF file (with chart and diagram) on my Ravelry shop for easy printing and reading. Purchasing the PDF file helps to support my blog and allows me to continue to share my patterns with you.
Note: The pdf file will be available as soon as the other Winter Break Patterns are published!
You may also PIN it for later use.
THE WINTER BREAK EAR WARMER
DIFFICULTY: Adventurous Beginner
- Worsted Weight (4) Yarn | Red Heart Saver or Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice or any similar worsted weight yarns
- Crochet Hook Size J | 6 mm (or size to obtain gauge)
- Stitch Marker
- Tape Measure
- Tapestry Needle
GAUGE: 13 sts x 15 rows = 4 inches (main pattern done in tube)
FINISHED MEASUREMENT (Flat lay): 10 (width) x 4.25 (height) inches
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS | US TERMINOLOGY
- Ch(s) – Chain(s)
- SC – Single Crochet
- DC – Double Crochet
- FSC – Foundation Single Crochet (watch video tutorial here)
- PM – Place Marker
- Sk – Skip
- Sl – Slip
- Sp – Space
- St(s) – Stitch(es)
- Read through the entire pattern before starting.
- This pattern is worked in rounds, from the bottom up.
- The beginning ch 1 does NOT count as a stitch.
- Numbers in ( ) at end of round indicate the number of stitches in that round.
- Asterisks * * indicate repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as directed or repeat at specified locations.
- I recommend using stitch marker to mark the beginning or the 1st st of each round. Remember to move up the stitch marker in each round.
Written for size Teen or Small Adult. Adjust size by crocheting less/more 2 chains for a smaller/larger head circumference. Measure while stretched.
Ch 64, being careful not to twist your chs, sl st in the 1st ch. (64)
R1: Ch 1, SC in the 1st ch and in every ch around (PM in the 1st st). Sl st in the 1st SC to join. (64)
Option: FSC 64. Sl st in the 1st SC to join. (64)
R2: Ch 1, SC in the 1st st, *ch 1, sk a st, SC in the next st*. Repeat from * to * around until 1 st remaining, ch 1, sk a st. Sl st in the 1st SC to join. (64)
R3: Ch 1, DC in the last st of R1 or 2 rounds below. *Sk a st, SC in the ch 1 sp, DC in the st below the ch 1 sp*. Repeat from * to * around until 1 ch 1 sp remaining, SC in the last ch 1 sp. Sl st in the 1st DC to join. (64)
R4 – R15: Repeat R2 and R3, ending with R3. (64)
R16: Repeat R1. (64)
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
You’re done! Easy peasy, right?
Hope you enjoy making this pattern!
Don’t forget to check back next week for the second part of the Winter Break Patterns Collection. See you!
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