Free Crochet Pattern for how-to crochet the Northside Earwarmer designed by Double Knotted Crochet for EyeLoveKnots.
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Hi there! I am Shawna from @doubleknottedcrochet on Instagram [Double Knotted Crochet on Facebook]. When Alexandra approached me to become a guest contributor here at EyeLoveKnots, I about fell out of my chair. I had been following her since I discovered her Celtic Weave Bauble Ornament pattern. As it were, I was thinking over how I was going to share my first pattern, the Northside Earwarmer, for free and on a platform that was already established. This collaboration just made sense!
When all the twisted earwarmer patterns started coming out this past fall, I fell in love and I knew I had to make one that was both crocheted, and had a lot of texture to really stand out. In came the extended moss stitch, which then spurred the name of Northside Earwarmer, as moss famously prefers to grow on the north side of trees.
This pattern is perfect for those who need an earwarmer pattern to make for markets as it can be made in about 30 minutes, and I can get 4 out of a skein of yarn! So on to it, shall we?
- 90 yards of a weight 4, worsted yarn. I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby
- H8/5mm crochet hook
- #20 Tapestry needle for sewing in ends
It takes me just over 30 minutes to make one earwarmer from start to finish.
Finished item is 9 1/2 inches wide once sewn together, and 4 inches tall.
Size suitable for child, teen and adult small (can be easily adjusted to fit any size – see pattern notes for multiple).
13 DC by 7 rows = 4″
- CH – chain
- SC – single crochet
- HDC – half double crochet
- DC – double crochet
- SK – skip
- ST – stitch
To get the great texture in this earwarmer, the extended moss stitch is used.
Make note that in much of the pattern, you are working into the row below the previous row.
This pattern is worked in multiples of 2+1 if you would like to increase the overall width for larger heads, or decrease accordingly.
The twist is made by sandwiching the two ends together and sewing shut. See picture below pattern for reference.
R1: SC in 2nd chain from hook and across, turn.
R2: CH 3, DC in next ST, CH 1, SK next SC, *DC in next SC, CH 1, SK next SC, DC in next SC*. Repeat from * across until last 2 stitches. DC in last 2 stitches, turn.
R3: CH 2, HDC in next DC, CH 1, SK next DC, *DC in next SC below the chain 1 space, CH 1, DC in next SC below chain 1 space*. Repeat from * across until last 2 stitches. HDC in next ST, HDC in top of CH 3, turn.
R4: CH 2, HDC in next HDC, CH 1, SK next DC, *DC in DC below chain 1 space, CH 1, DC in DC below chain 1 space*. Repeat from * across until last 2 stitches. HDC in next ST, HDC in top of CH 2, turn.
R5 – 11: Repeat row 4.
R12: CH 1, SC in same ST as chain, SC in next HDC, *SC in next DC, DC in DC below chain 1 space*. Repeat from * across until last 2 stitches. SC in next HDC, SC in top of CH 2, turn.
R13: CH 1, SC in same ST and each ST across. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.
Flip earwarmer over, gather ends together as pictured and sew with long tail. Weave in both ends and flip earwarmer inside out.
Don’t forget to check me out on Instagram @doubleknottedcrochet for all kinds of awesome crochet makes and inspiration!
Please feel free to make and sell your own Northside Earwarmer using this pattern, but please DO NOT claim this pattern as your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own. DO NOT copy and paste my pattern anywhere, link to it instead.
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