Sunday, February 6, 2011
Another Crochet Ear Warmer
Took a little break from paper this weekend to organize my yarn stash a bit. I realized that my small collection of yarn had spread into two bags, three baskets, and a closet. Time to reign it back in! And of course, the mere act of touching the yarn and I had to dust off the crochet hooks and put together a little headband ear warmer:
I came up with a pattern for this one. It's a bit thinner than the one I made here. I'm using the word "pattern" very loosely here.
Row 1: ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across (4sc)
Rows 2-3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across (4sc)
Row 4: inc 1 sc by sc 2 stitches in one sc from row 3 (5sc)
Rows 5-6: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across (5sc)
Repeat this pattern, increasing by one stitch every third until your piece measures 3 1/4" wide (not long). For my somewhat chunky weight yarn and J hook, this was at 10 sc.
Continue sc without increasing until piece measures about 15 1/2" long.
Decrease every third row by one stitch by sc two stitches together until you have three rows of 4sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.
ch5, join with sl st in first ch to form ring
Round 1: ch 1, 12 sc in ring join with sl st in first sc (10 sc)
Round 2: ch 1 sc in first st *ch3, skip next st, sc in next st; repeat from *4 more times, ch 3, skip last st, join with sl st in first sc (6 ch 3 spaces)
Round 3: *sl st, sc, 3 hdc, sc, sl st in each ch 3 space around. sl st to first st to join.