Chunky crochet ear warmers will not only keep your ears nice and warm in the colder weather, but they are a super cute accessory to add to your wardrobe! I used a little less than half a skein for this project and thirty minutes of my time to make it. This means it would be a great project for selling things at craft fairs or on Etsy. The best part is that it is such a simple design to make that anyone from beginner to advanced can whip this up quickly!
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Materials You Will Need
Yarn: I used 1/2 of a skein of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn. It is a super bulky weight yarn. I believe they are discontinuing this yarn so I will put some equivalent substitutes below for you in case you can’t find any of this awesome yarn!
Crochet Hook: I used a 10mm Clover Brand Hook. .
Tapestry Needle: This is a large eye yarn needle to weave in your ends for bulky yarn.
Scissors: to cut your yarn. The scissors below are the ones I use and keep in my crafting bag. They are super sharp and compact enough to carry with me and my projects!
Stitches Used in This Pattern
I will be using abbreviations (beginners check out my printable abbreviation cheat sheet) in this written pattern so here is a list of the names/abbreviations and brief directions for each:
Stitch (ST) – Next chain or stitch you are going to work into
Yarn Over (YO) – wrapping yarn around hook
Chain (CH) – After having an slip knot on your hook, YO and pull through your slip knot. That is a chain 1. YO again and pull through loop on hook. That is your chain 2, and so forth.
Slip Stitch (SS) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and yarn over. Pull through chain/stitch and continue to pull through the loop on your hook.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Foundation Single Crochet (FSC) – This is used instead of your normal beginning chain to help give your crochet ear warmers a little more stretch. Here is a video tutorial to help you out!
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Beginner Crochet Ear Warmers Pattern
This crochet ear warmer is a one size fits most, but you can adjust the size by increasing or decreasing the number of rows or beginning chains to best fit you.
Begin with making 27 FSC (check out the video tutorial linked in the “stitches used” section)
Row 2: CH 1 and Turn. SS in the next three ST. SC in each ST across, but SS in the last 3 ST of the row
Row 3-7: Repeat row 2
Adding the Thin Back Section
After row 7 you will CH 1 and work down the edge of your crochet ear warmers.
Row 1: Make 3 SC’s in the end of the rows as evenly spaced as possible
*making the 3 SS at the end of the rows made the ends smaller to help make the thin 3 SC band more seamless.
Row 2-4: CH 1 and turn. Do one SC in each ST
Sew Ends Together
Now you will fold your crochet ear warmers with the wrong side facing out and either use a smaller hook to SS the ends together OR use your tapestry needle to whip stitch the ends together.
Weave in your ends!
Yup! That quick. Feel free to add a personal little tag or some cute buttons to make it your own. This would be a perfect last minute Christmas gift if you accidentally forget about someone (or are short on cash like I tend to be after all my holiday shopping!). If you have ANY QUESTIONS about this crochet ear warmers pattern, or about anything other crochet topics, please please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you!
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