This crochet ear warmer pattern is easy to make in any size you want from a child to adult. Plus, it has a lovely stretch for a nice comfy fit. It is worked up in the criss cross crochet stitch, which gives it a nice texture. Also, the pattern is worked in back loops only throughout, which gives you a nice ribbed texture on the right side. It has a little bit of lace, but it’s still nice and cozy for the cold weather.
And although I used Caron Simply Soft, which results in a super soft and stretchy fabric, feel free to use any other yarn and hook size. Just make necessary adjustments to your stitch and row counts for a custom fit.
Stretch is very important when it comes to ear warmers, not only because you need them to stay in place, but you also want them to be comfortable. And this ear warmer pattern has just that from start to finish thanks to the foundation single crochet stitch. I find the stitch to be a pain in the neck, but it does pay off in projects such as this. If you are a beginner and find it too difficult, you can always make a long chain with single crochets… just make sure to keep things nice and loose.
Criss Cross Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
The crochet ear warmer pattern is very easy to adjust in size in a multiple of two, thus making it great for toddlers and up. If making it for toddlers you may want to reduce the width by doing one less repeat of the pattern rows.
Skill Level: Easy/Intermediate
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted Weight (#4) 100 % acrylic, 6 oz/170.1 g – 315 yds/288 m)
Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
Gauge: 1″ over 4 sts.
Finished Size: Laying flat it measures 9.5″ by 3.25″.
Bldc = Back Loop Double Crochet
Blsc = Back Loop Single Crochet
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Fsc = Foundation Single Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
The first crossed stitch is worked over the first and last sts made in the previous round. This way the beginning ch-2 is hidden for a seamless look. It also staggers the crossed stitches for a super cool design.
All rounds are crocheted into the back loops only. All rounds are joined in both loops.
Increase/Decrease the size as needed in any multiple of two.
Refer to the following tutorial if you need help with the crossed stitch. Cross Stitch Tutorial
Crochet Pattern Instructions:
Rnd 1: Fsc 76 (or an multiple of 2). Mark Last st made and join with sl st in first fsc making sure not to twist. [76 sts]
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st), bldc in same st as join, bldc in last st made in previous rnd (marked st); *sk next st, bldc in next st, bldc in skipped st; rep from * around; join with sl st in both loops of first bldc. [76 sts or 38 crossed sts]
Rnd 3: Ch 1, blsc in first st and in each st around. Mark last st made and join with sl st in both loops of first blsc. [76 sts]
Rnds 4-9: Rep rnds 2 and 3. Fasten Off at last Rnd.
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