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Illuin Earwarmer

Who doesn’t love a pretty earwarmer, right? It’s even better if you can get the pattern for free!

This beautiful earwarmer works up super fast and with the rich texture it looks so cute!

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Difficulty:           Advanced Beginner

Size:                      One size only to fit an average adult’s head, but it can be easily adjusted

Materials needed:

  • 5 mm (H) Hook (I used Furls Streamline-Teak, get it HERE)
  • Approximately 32 grams, 69 yards/ 63 meters of worsted/aran weight yarn (I used Stylecraft Special Aran in Sage, buy it HERE)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

CH = chain

ST = stitch

SP = space

SK = skip

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

Puff ST= puff stitch

Crab ST = crab stitch

*-* =repeat pattern between these symbols

{} =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[] = used to repeat a medium length set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given

Additional terms/ Special Stitches:

Puff Stitch (Puff ST):

  1. Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a long loop through that stitch (3 loops on hook)
  2. Yarn over hook again, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop (same height as the previous one) twice more. You should have 7 loops on your hook. (Picture 1.)
  3. Yarn over and pull through 6 loops, (2 loops remain on your hook) (Picture 2.)
  4. Yarn over and pull through both remaining loops. (Picture 3-4.)

(This way, you will only have 1 loop on top of the puff stitches, instead of 2)





Crab Stitch (Crab ST):

Crab stitch, also known as reverse single crochet is worked as a single crochet but in the opposite direction as normal which creates a nice corded appearance.

Insert hook from front to back in the next stitch on the right (if you are left handed, insert hook into the next stitch on the left). Yarn over, pull up a loop (two loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops (one loop left on hook). That completes the first crab stitch. As you add more, the corded appearance starts to show.

Gauge: Not important

Additional notes:

  • If a round starts with a chain 1, that’s not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • US terms used throughout
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color, in bold
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each round as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!
  • You can easily resize the earwarmer:

 to make it bigger just add 6 more or a multiple of 6 chains to the staring chain


to make it smaller, simply take 6 or multiples of 6 chains from the starting chain


To start: CH 72, (keep the chains loose), SLST to first CH, make sure you don’t twist it when joining (You can go up a hook size to avoid making the starting chains too tight)

Round 1: CH 1, 1 SC in same CH, SK 2 CH, 7 DC in next CH, SK 2 CH, [1 SC in next CH, SK 2 CH, 7 DC in next CH, SK 2 CH] 11 times, SLST to first SC

(12 SC, 12 Shells)

Round 2: CH 1, {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in same ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4th DC of Shell), CH 1, SK 3 STS, [{1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next ST (SC), CH 1, SK 3 STS, 1 SC in next ST (4th DC of Shell), CH 1, SK 3 STS] 11 times, SLST to first Puff ST

(12 SC, 12 Puff groups, 24 x CH 1 SP)

Round 3: SLST to CH 2 SP between Puff STS, CH 1, 7 DC in same SP, SK next Puff ST and CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (SC), SK next CH 1 SP and Puff ST, [7 DC in next CH 2 SP between Puff STS, SK next Puff ST and CH 1 SP, 1 SC in next ST (SC), SK next CH 1 SP and Puff ST] 11 times, SLST to first DC

(12 SC, 12 Shells)

Round 4: CH 1, Crab ST in each ST around, join with a SLST to first Crab ST

(96 Crab ST)

Fasten off.

Re-attach your yarn to the first CH on the bottom, where you just started your work, then repeat Rounds 1-4 once again as shown on the pictures below:




This way, your work will look perfectly mirrored.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

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