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If you loved my other earwarmer patterns, you will love this free pattern too. It’ll be part of a set (matching beanies and a cowl) so keep your eyes opened and check my site regularly for updates.
Say hello to the Crossrows Earwarmer, perfect for the chilly but sunny autumn walks! The name of the design comes from the stitches I used to create the pattern and I was playing with the words to come up with a fun and easy-to-remember name.
It’s a fun and easy pattern to use up some scrap aran/worsted yarn and it is easily adjustable to fit any size.
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One size only to fit an average adult’s head, but it can be easily adjusted to make a bigger or smaller size.
- 5 mm (H) Hook
- Approximately 60 yards / 55 meters (30 grams) of worsted/aran weight yarn (I used Paintbox Simply Aran, you can buy it HERE.)
- Yarn needle for weaving in ends
- Stitch markers
Stitches used and Abbreviations:
CH = chain
ST/STS = stitch/stitches
SP = space
SK = skip
SLST = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
SC3LO = single crochet 3rd loop only
HDC = half double crochet
HDC3LO = half double crochet 3rd loop only
DC = double crochet
*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols
Additional terms/ Special Stitches:
Stitches in the HDC 3rd loop only (HDC3LO):
Look at the top of the stitch and locate the sideways ”V”, bend the stitch to look at the back and you should see another ”V”. You will be working into the back loop of that ”V”. This creates a nice, braided look.
4 HDC = 1”
- If a row/round starts with a Chain 1, that is not counted as a stitch.
- Slip stitch doesn’t count as a stitch.
- Chain 3 always count as double crochet
- US terms used throughout
- You can easily resize the earwarmer:
to make it bigger just add 2 more or a multiple of 2 chains to the staring chain
to make it smaller, simply take 2 or multiples of 2 chains from the starting chain
- When you’re about to work in a stitch with a stitch marker in it, just simply take it out, I won’t include a separate note for that J
- Notes are written in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
To start: CH 70, SLST to first CH, make sure you don’t twist it when joining
Round 1: CH 1, 1 HDC in same CH (put a stitch marker in the first HDC of the round and in the 3rd loop of that very same ST, this will help in the next round), 1 HDC in each CH around, join with a SLST to first HDC
Round 2: CH 1, 1 HDC3LO in same ST, 1 HDC3LO in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC
Round 3: SLST to next ST (that’s the 2nd ST of the round), CH 3 (counts as DC), DC back in the first ST of the round, *SK next ST, DC in next ST, DC in skipped ST (this way you create little DC crosses)* repeat *to* around, join with a SLST to top of CH 3
(35 DC crosses)
Round 4-7: same as Round 3
(35 DC crosses)
Round 8: CH 1, 1 HDC in same ST (put a stitch marker in the first HDC of the round and in the 3rd loop of that very same ST, this will help in the next round), 1 HDC in each ST around, join with a SLST to first HDC
Round 9: CH 1, 1 SC3LO in same ST, 1 SC3LO in each ST around, join with a SLST to first SC
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
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