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Free Pattern Friday: Golden Granny Stripe Ear Warmer!
Good morning everyone! Today I bring you a quick and easy, beginner-friendly ear warmer pattern! I found a woman on Pinterest who used this stitch/design for a throw blanket and I fell in love with it's simplicity. It's off-set pattern creates a faux-chevron design, yet the pattern itself is so easy it can be completed within an hour!
I had great intentions of creating a simple, beginner level chevron ear warmer for my bundle, but after struggling with creating ruler-straight edges for the band, I've decided to save it for another post. When I came across this design, it was perfect for what I was looking for! The name itself I think explains how warm and comfy this design is, and who knows... maybe I'll venture into bigger projects with it in the future!
For now, a simple ear warmer is where this design will stay. For this pattern, you will need to be familiar with half-double crochets (hdc) and how to change colors. Since you don't see the wrong side of the design while you are wearing it (unlike with a blanket), you can get away with cutting and tying the colors together in the back, rather than trying to weave them in as you go (you are more than welcome to use this technique- it's completely up to you). I will also experiment with creating this design in the round- this specific pattern is created in a strip that is sewn together at the ends- so keep checking for updates! Scroll down for the free pattern!
Golden Granny Stripe Ear Warmer
1 skein - 2 colors weight 4 yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver “White” and Loops & Threads Impeccable in “Gold” )
I - 5.5mm
1 row = ½ inch
C1 & C2 = Color 1 & Color 2
ch = chain
slst = slip stitch
hdc = half-double crochet
hdc cluster = 3 half-double crochets in 1 stitch
F/O = finish off (ch1, cut yarn and pull tail through to create a knot)
You will complete 2 rows of each color before switching to the next color.
If row starts with an immediate hdc cluster, only ch2 & end w/ 1 hdc in chain.
If row starts with a hdc cluster space from the previous row, create 1hdc in chain space & end w/ 2hdc in chain.
At the end of entire pattern, you should have 3 white stripes (6 rows total) and 2 gold stripes (4 rows total).
Ear Warmer Pattern
(C1- White) Ch 63 (or in multiples of 3) + 3 for turning chains. Create 1hdc in 3rd ch from hook. *Skip 2 stitches & create a hdc cluster in next stitch.* Repeat until end of row (2hdc in last chain).
Ch 2 & turn. Create a hdc cluster in each space between clusters from previous row until end of row (1hdc in chain).
(C2- Gold) Ch2 & turn. 1hdc in same stitch as chain. Create a hdc cluster in each space till end of row (2hdc in chain).
Ch2 & turn. Create a hdc cluster in each space between clusters until end of row (1hdc in chain).
Repeat steps until you have completed 10 total rows. Fold in half with wrong sides facing out & sew ends together by using slst from right to left (I create 1 in each post & 1 in-between each row). F/O & weave in tail.
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