I am excited to share a new free crochet pattern to share with you today: the Allie Ear warmer! This pattern is super quick and easy, and it also uses a stitch we recently used in the Desert Blossom Stitch Along. Be sure to read on to find out my inspiration, stitch pattern, and of course the free pattern itself!
Some of you may remember that I released a pattern last winter called the Alicia Ear warmer…well, I am happy to say that this is now the CHILD’s version of that same pattern! You can now make matching ear warmers for you and your kids—and I promise, these will be amazing to keep you in style and warm at the same time. My little sissy loves her ear warmer…
And here we are wearing them together! This was such a fun photo shoot to do together. 🙂
If you want to go straight to the adult pattern, be sure to click HERE. The main difference is that it is wider. Besides that, it does use the same stitch pattern!
All right, let’s get started on the pattern!
The Allie Ear warmer
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- Ch 3 at beginning of rows always counts as a stitch
- Stitch Pattern is a multiple of 5+3. You can adjust the width of your ear warmer by increasing or decreasing stitches.
- Less than 1 skein of Mary Maxim Woodlands yarn (or other worsted weight yarn)
- H/8 (5mm) crochet hook
- Yarn needle
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Chain – ch
Slip Stitch: sl st
Single crochet – sc
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Back post double crochet – bpdc
Front post triple crochet – fptr
Repeat – rep
Skip – sk
Stitch(es) – st(s)
RS: right side
Fsc 13 (or a multiple of 5+3 to adjust width).
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in each fsc across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. *Sk next dc, fptr around next dc. Working in front of st just made, fptr over skipped st. (See appendix for tutorial). Dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row. Turn.
NOTE: if you are unfamiliar with post stitches, you can view the tutorial that will help you learn this stitch pattern. Just click HERE!
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. Bpdc over next 2 fptr. *Sk next dc, 3 dc in next dc. Sk next dc, bpdc over next 2 fptr. Rep from * until 3 dc left. Dc in last 3 dc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc. *Sk next fpdc, fptr in next fpdc. Working in front of st just made, fptr in skipped st. Dc in next 3 dc. Rep from * across row. Turn.
Rep rows 3-4 until ear warmer reaches desired length. Try it around your head and make sure you get a snug fit!
Last row: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st) sc across row. Fasten off.
1. With right sides together, sew ends together using your desired sewing method. I used a slip stitch seam.
2. To make the gathered part:
Take a long piece of yarn and begin by inserting it through the 3 cables as shown below.
Note: my yarn is shown in a contrasting color so you can see it better. However, the color I actually used was the same!
Next, take one end of the yarn and stick it back through the opposite side of the cables. Then pull both ends tight.
Finally, stick the 2 ends through the opposite side of the ear warmer, so that they’re coming out the back. Pull tight once again and knot.
If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
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