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Weekend CAL - Ear Warmers

Updated: Apr 29

Welcome to the first Weekend CAL! Small projects that can be done in one weekend. We all have some yarn, 1 skein or scraps, that we haven't decided what to do with so why not make some small projects as gifts or to donate.


I thought we would start with an ear warmer pattern, but then ended up making 2 ear warmers with different stitch patterns lol. They both use the fpdc to create the squishy texture.


They got a bit wider than I'd planned, so if you want the ear warmer to be closer to 4" wide, start with fewer stitches on Row 1. I'm donating the ear warmers so after the first one I just made the 2nd one the same size.



Either pattern can be made with a twist or just sewn together for a regular ear warmer. They are both worked in short rows so they are easily adjusted to any length.


Today (Friday) I have added the materials list so you can get ready to crochet first thing tomorrow! Tomorrow (Saturday) I will post the first pattern, and on Sunday I will post the last pattern.


If you would like the patterns right now, they can be purchased on Ravelry for $2.


Would you like a chance to win a crochet pattern? Look for this post Tomorrow (Saturday) in my FB Group.




 

PATTERNS


MATERIALS

  • Bernat Premium (100% Acrylic, 360 yards / 329 meters, 7 oz / 198 g) 100 - 120 yds per ear warmer 

  • Other Yarn Options: Caron One Pound, Red Heart With Love, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Lion Brand Heartland, Red Heart Roll with It, Red Heart Super Saver, Caron Big Cakes, most #4 weight yarns. 


HOOKS & SUPPLIES

  • Hook US H8 / 5.00 mm

  • Scissors

  • Yarn Needle

  • Measuring Tape

  • Stitch Marker (Optional)

GAUGE

  • 13 stitches = 4”, 12 rows = 4”


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • One Size: 5.25” x 21”


PATTERN KEY (US Terms)

  • altch2 = alternate chain 2

  • ch = chain

  • dc = double crochet

  • fsc = foundation single crochet

  • hdc = half double crochet

  • sc = single crochet

  • slst = slip stitch

  • sp(s) = space(s)

  • st(s) = stitch(es)


SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

Written & Photo Tutorial: https://tinyurl.com/v9aatne

 

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

  • Advanced Beginner


PATTERN NOTES

  • - Repeat instructions between the asterisks.

  • Turn at the end of each row.

  • The chain 1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

  • The altch2 at the beginning of the row is the first dc in the row.

  • Skip 1 stitch behind each of the fpdc.


 

EAR WARMER #1



INSTRUCTIONS


Row 1: fsc 18 (or any multiple of 4 + 2)

Optional Row 1: ch 19 (or any multiple of 4 + 3), sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (18 sts)


NOTE: Each row will now have 18 sts.


Row 2: altch2, dc in each remaining st across.


Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st across.


NOTE: The fpdc is worked around the dc 2 rows below. The dc is worked in the single crochet 1 row below.


Row 4: altch2, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 2 sts across, dc in the last st.


Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st across.


NOTE: The fpdc is worked around the fpdc 2 rows below. The dc is worked in the single crochet 1 row below.


Row 6 & 7: Repeat Rows 4 & 5.


Row 8: altch2, dc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 2 sts across, dc in the last st.


Row 9: ch 1, sc in each st across.


Rows 10 & 11: Repeat Rows 8 & 9.


Repeat rows 4 - 11 until desired length, ending on any sc row.

The twist will take up about ¼ - ½ an inch.


Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


** Twisted Ear Warmer:

How to do the twist: https://tinyurl.com/ujfo8xm

Weave in ends.


** Straight Ear Warmer:  end on any dc row.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Fold in ½ with short ends together, sew together. Weave in ends.



 

EAR WARMER #2



INSTRUCTIONS


Row 1:  fsc 18 (or any multiple of 4 + 2)

Optional Row 1: ch 19 (or any multiple of 4 + 3), sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (18 sts)


NOTE: Each row will now have 18 sts.


Row 2: altch2, dc in each remaining st across.


Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st across.


NOTE: The fpdc is worked around the dc 2 rows below. The dc is worked in the single crochet 1 row below.


Row 4: altch2, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, dc in each of the next 2 sts across, dc in the last st.


Row 5: ch 1, sc in each st across.


NOTE: The fpdc is worked around the fpdc 2 rows below. The dc is worked in the single crochet 1 row below.


Row 6: altch2, dc in the next st, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, dc in the next 2 sts across.


Row 7: ch 1, sc in each st across.


Row 8: altch2, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc around each of the next 2 sts across, dc in the last st.


Row 9: ch 1, sc in each st across.


Row 10: altch2, fpdc around the next st, dc in the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 2 sts, dc in the next 2 sts across, fpdc around the next st, dc in the last st.


Row 11: ch 1, sc in each st across.


Repeat Rows 4 - 11 until desired length.

The twist will take up about ¼ - ½ an inch.


Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


** Twisted Ear Warmer:

How to do the twist: https://tinyurl.com/ujfo8xm

Weave in ends.


** Straight Ear Warmer:  end on any dc row.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Fold in ½ with short ends together, sew together. Weave in ends.



 

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These are a cute, quick item to make!

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