Test your color work skills with this easy and chic Snowflake Tapestry Crochet Ear Warmer. Makes a great gift!
Design Story and Inspiration for the Snowflake Tapestry Crochet Ear Warmer
Ever since I decided I wanted to crochet a fair isle sweater (which is in the works!), I’ve been practicing my color work.
And, I have to say that I am “hooked” – both literally and figuratively!! I love working from a chart and seeing the design coming to life.
If you haven’t tried tapestry crochet before, don’t be intimidated. You simply carry the colors along your work, crocheting over the strand (or strands, in other projects), that aren’t being used at the moment.
If you don’t feel up to color work just yet, this works out really well in just one color, too! Simply work the chart rows even in sc through the back loop for an easy, beginner-friendly project.
About the Yarn
I picked up this Patons Classic Wool at my local JoAnn store. I wanted particular colors for a fair isle hat I was planning so I could practice my color work skills.
Needless to say, I had plenty of yarn left over, and now that I had gauge and knew how well it worked up with colors, I just had to work up some other projects.
So, with four skeins of yarn, so far I’ve created 2 adult sized hats, an adult sized ear warmer and a child sized ear warmer, and I still have yarn left to go!
I’ve always loved the Classic Wool and if you are looking for a good quality wool yarn that’s affordable, look no farther.
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Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern Details
This project is worked both in rows and rounds, so be sure to pay attention to the notes. The ribbing is worked in rounds, and the body of the ear warmer is worked in the round.
Be sure to join each round with a slip st, then chain 1 for the next row. Pull both the slip st join and the ch-1 tightly to hide the join.
When working the chart, carry the unused color along your work, crocheting over it. To change colors, work to the last yarn over, then complete the last yarn over with the color for the next st and continue in sc.
Snowflake Tapestry Crochet Ear Warmer
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Patons Classic Wool, 1 skein each Blue Fog (A), Winter White (B), and Navy (C)
Hooks: US Size H (5.00) for rib and J (6.00mm) for body
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors
Gauge: 18 sts and 18 rows = 4″ in sc blo with larger hook
Finished Size: Approximately 20″ circumference to fit average adult head
Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations
Single Crochet (sc)
Back Loop Only (blo) – work in the back loop of the stitch indicated
Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern Notes
All stitches are single crochet in the back loop only.
When joining rounds, pull the join and the ch-1 tightly to hide seam.
Snowflake Tapestry Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
With A and smaller hook, ch 4.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next 2 ch; turn (3 sts).
Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo in each st; turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 20″ from beginning when slightly stretched.
Slip st row 1 to last row to form circle.
Change to larger hook and begin working in rounds.
Note: Be sure to join each round with a slip st and ch 1 for the next round. Pull slip st join and ch-1 tightly to hide seam. Do not turn.
Round 1: Sc 96 sts evenly around.
Round 2: Change to C, sc evenly around.
Rounds 3-11: Work color chart.
Round 12: Change to C, sc evenly around.
Round 13: Change to A, sc evenly around.
Ribbing is worked in rows and attached to body with sc2tog.
Change to smaller hook.
Row 1: Ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch, sc2tog last ch and next st of body; turn. (3 sts)
Row 2: Slip st in next st of body, sc blo in each st of ribbing, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo in first 2 sts, sc2tog last st blo and next st of body, turn.
Repeat rows 2-3 around.
Join ribbing with slip st.
Weave in ends.
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