Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tutorial: Crocheted Ear Warmer




 Flower Ear Warmer with Button Closure


Things you will need:
Measuring tape (optional for measuring your head)
G hook
1 skein of Sugar N' Cream yarn.
One button: 1" diameter
Optional: extra yarn for the flowers and size E hook

Difficulty:
Beginner

Terminology:
ch (chain)
sl st (slip stitch)
dc (double crochet)
sc (single crochet)
dc2together (double crochet 2 together)

*Notes: This ear warmer was created specifically for my head circumference. You may need to adjust by adding or taking away rows to fit your head. This pattern is for a 21" head.

Ear Warmer:

Ch 6, turn.
DC in ch 4 space and next 3 chains (4 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in 4 dcs (4 dc).
Ch 2, turn, 1 dc in first stitch, 2 dcs in next st, 2 dcs in next st, and 1 dc in last stitch (6 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (6 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (6 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in first st, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st (8 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (8 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (8 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in first 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 2 sts (10 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in every st. Repeat for next 17 rows (*add additonal rows if needed).
Ch 2, turn, dc2together, dc in next 6 sts, dc2together (8 dc).

Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (8 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (8 dc).
Ch 2, turn dc2together, dc in next 4 sts, dc2together (6 dc).

Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (6 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in every st (6 dc).
Ch 2, turn, dc in first st, ch 2, dc in last st (this is the row where you create your button hole).
Ch 2, dc in every st (4 dc).
Sc around evenly.
Finish off. Weave in ends.
Sew button on beginning side.

Flowers: (with E hook)

Ch2.
Rnd 1: 5 sc in first ch, sl st in front loop only of first sc to join.
Rnd 2: Work (sc, ch 1) in front loop only of same st, *(sl st, sc, sl st) in flor of next sc; rep from *around, sl st in remaining back loop only of first sc from rnd 1.
Rnd 3: *Ch 2, sl st in back loop only of next sc; rep from * around ending with a sl st in first ch 2 space.
Rnd4: Work 4 hdc in same ch 2 space, *(sl st, 4 hdc) in next ch 2 space, rep from *around and join.
Fasten off. Leave long strand for weaving and sewing onto ear warmer.

Thanks!

I hope that this makes sense. Let me know if there are any questions...and I would love to know if anyone out there tries out the pattern.

16 comments:

  1. HI, this is the headband you were wearing when I met you at Walmart the other day. Super cute by the way and I think I might make one for myself :)

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  2. I have made 4 of these darling little headbands now and I love them! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. I love these! Thanks for the pattern. I made a bunch for my little girl.

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  4. This looks like such a simple and fun pattern! I love the little flowers on the side! I would love to publish it for you on FaveCrafts.com! Let me know if you're interested :)
    Melissa

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  5. I'm a little confused how you connect the two ends...do you just sew it together and put a button for looks? If you put the button on one side, how do you connect it to the other? :)

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  6. yes, so I'll admit I'm a dork! I didn't read the instructions to the very last sentence! DUH! :) a big nevermind on my previous comment! LOL

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  7. Got to the end if the headband just not exactly sure what you mean by SC around evenly?? Other than that it was a super easy pattern... Thanks!!

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  8. Hi and thanks for the tutorial, which I found yesterday by Google search. I'm very pleased with the result! I made it last night, quickly, with an acrylic/wool Red Heart Boutique Treasure "horizon" color yarn. No flowers for this one, but I intend to make another with a solid color yarn then add flowers. Thanks again for sharing. Alexine

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  9. Okay I'm sure this is a dumb question but what is dc2together? Is that just 2dc in same st?

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    1. It is when you decrease two together (not 2 in the same). Youtube is very helpful for learning this :) Its kinda hard to explain.

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    2. what is hdc? and how do I execute it. My flowers are not turning out like yours.

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    3. hdc is half double crochet. I learned many stiches from watching you tube videos...they are extremely helpful and much easier than trying to explain

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  10. dont know what flor is in flower 2nd rnd

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  11. where it says sc around evenly i am unsure what i am suppose to be sc into

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  12. SC around means around the entire perimeter of the headband.

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  13. I am a beginner and I am really confused how to make the flowers. Is there a tutorial somewhere online for this kind of flowers?

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