Woman wearing a pink and cream colored crochet ear warmer.

FAUX KNIT EAR-WARMER FREE CROCHET PATTERN

Everything we make has a story behind it and reminds us of how we felt and the things we saw. Like a memory, I get to wear. I was designing this ear-warmer in December 2018. We drove from Florida to South Carolina where we spent a whole week house hunting and found our dream home we are now living in. It was a great adventure and things were falling in all the right places.

I must admit that I do not use knitting needles like I used too. I had an Etsy shop where I would make and sell knitted newborn bonnets to be used in newborn photography! They were the most adorable projects to make.

Knitting gives a beautiful visual effect with simple stitches. I wanted to give the illusion of the seed and stockinette stitch in this crochet pattern. Adding buttons, flowers, or bows is encouraged! It is wonderful for everyone!

I think it is so cool and one of my favorite patterns I designed starting out my blog.

What better way to make this than with one of my favorite crochet blogger’s own handmade yarn! You can find Sewrella’s Blog here with her amazing and talented free crochet patterns and her Handmade Home Fibers yarn here. This colorway may not be in stock but let me tell you that you can’t go wrong with any! Neighborhood is one of my favorite colors! I will admit I purchased this being a little scared since I had never made anything with a DK yarn before but I am so glad I jumped in and purchased it! So happy with it!

But if you do not own or like using lightweight yarn, I got you! The pattern will also have instructions to better suit a medium weight (worsted) yarn. Instructions are included for toddler, child, and adult sizes.

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Materials Needed: (Results will vary with yarn choice I recommend DK if possible for adult size)

  • Light #3 yarn (used as pictured)
  • Crocheter’s Base, DK yarn
  • Handmade Home Fibers
  • 100% superwash merino
  • Medium #4 (worsted) yarn * Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
  • 5.00 mm hook for lightweight yarn
  • 5.50 mm hook for the medium yarn
  • Measuring tape.
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge:

using SC stitch

17 st = 4 inches

10 rows = 4 inches

Abbreviations:

CH – chain

SC – single crochet

BLO – back loop only

FLO – front loop only

WCS – Waistcoat stitch is made by inserting your hook in the middle of the post, just under the inverted “v” of the previous SC. Then, complete the stitch just as you would a SC. (pull up the loop, yarn over (YO), pull through both loops left on the hook.

Notes:

When working the waistcoat stitch I recommend using loose tension. Having tight stitches will become challenging to insert the hook through.

– You will be chaining 1 after each round. The first stitch made is in the same stitch as chain 1.

– Sizes: The rule of thumb to follow for this pattern is making the length of the ear-warmer two inches shorter than the head circumference.

Pattern using lightweight (DK) yarn with 5.00 mm hook. (Adult)

CH 19

Row 1 – SC in the 2nd st on the hook and in the rest of the st across. (18)

Row 2 – SC across. Ch. 1, turn.

(The following row will be worked up on the front and back until you reach the desired length.)

Row 3

When finished sew both ends together and cinch the middle with a piece of yarn. Sew all the ends and place buttons, bows, or flowers if desired.

BLO,FLO,BLO,FLO,BLO, 8WCS ,BLO,FLO,BLO,FLO,BLO

Pattern using medium (worsted) yarn with 5.50 mm hook.
toddler/child

CH 13

Row 1 – SC in the 2nd st on the hook and in the rest of the st across. (12)

Row 2 – SC across. Ch. 1, turn.

(The following row will be worked up on the front and back until you reach the desired length.)

Row 3

BLO,FLO,BLO, 6WCS ,BLO,FLO,BLO

When finished sew both ends together and cinch the middle with a piece of yarn. Sew all the ends and place buttons, bows, or flowers if desired.

Pattern using medium (worsted) yarn with 5.50 mm hook. Adult

CH 15

Row 1 – SC in the 2nd st on the hook and in the rest of the st across. (14)

Row 2 – SC across. Ch. 1, turn.

(The following row will be worked up on the front and back until you reach the desired length.)


Row 3

BLO,FLO,BLO, 8WCS ,BLO,FLO,BLO


When finished sew both ends together and cinch the middle with a piece of yarn. Sew all the ends and place buttons, bows, or flowers if desired.

You are welcome to make and sell the finished product.

I just ask that you credit back to the pattern.

Please don’t sell or share this pattern or claim as your own.

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