Thursday, October 19, 2017

How to Crochet a Quick Twist Headband or Earwarmer, A Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern With a Twist


Free Crochet Headband Pattern


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This Twist ear warmer crochet pattern uses the same extended single crochet stitch used for my Brooklyn mittens and boot cuffs. I eliminated the chains in between to make a denser fabric for more warmth. This works up in less than one hour and would make a great item for last minute gifts or craft fairs. I used my favorite yarn, Lionbrand Wool Ease for the samples. Any light worsted weight yarn should work. I hope you like the pattern. 


Crochet Pattern
Materials
1. Light worsted weight (size 4) yarn. I used Lionbrand Wool Ease.
2. Hook I(5.5mm)
3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends.

Size
Preteen to Adult Small- 20 inches around and 4 inches wide
Adult Medium/Large- 21 inches around and 4 inches wide

Stitch Abbreviations
ch: chain
sk: skip
st: stitch
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
esc: extended single crochet

Stitch Explanations
Extended Single crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through one loop, yarn over and pull through the remaining 2 loops on hook.-----1 esc completed

Reverse Single Crochet: This is single crochet stitch worked in the opposite direction to create a bumpy edge. Insert your hook into the st on the right, pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops on hook. 

Gauge
12 esc sts=3 3/4 inches
Row gauge doesn't matter.

Pattern
Ch 14
Row 1: 1 esc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 esc in each ch across, turn.----------12 esc
Row 2: Ch 1 ( not counted as a st here and throughout), 1 esc in same st as ch 1, 1 esc in next 11 sts, turn.-------12 esc

Repeat Row 2 until your work measures 8 1/2 inches for Size Preteen to Adult Small and  9 inches for size Adult Medium/Large.

First Strip for Twist

Row 1: Ch 1, 1 esc in same st as ch 1, 1 esc in next 5 sts, turn.-----6 esc

Repeat the above row until the strip measures 3 inches, fasten off. 

Second Strip For Twist


Row 1: Join yarn with a sl st in the first unworked st near the base of your first strip. Ch 1, 1 esc in same st as ch 1, 1 esc in next 5 sts, turn.-----6 esc


Repeat the above row until the strip measures 3 inches. 



Now cross the strip on top over the one at the bottom to form an 'X'. I tried crossing the bottom strip over the top one too but found that the first option looks far better for some weird reason. 

Now, if your working yarn is in the middle after crossing, you will have to fasten off and join new yarn at the outer edge of your strip. If it is already at the edge like in the picture above, continue working with it.


Row 1: Ch 1, 1 esc in same st as ch 1, 1 esc in next 5 sts, 1 esc in first st of next strip, 1 esc in remaining 5 sts to end, turn. Now both your strips are joined.----------12 sc

Row 2: Ch 1, Ch 1, 1 esc in same st as ch 1, 1 esc in next 11 sts, turn.---------12 esc.

Repeat Row 2 until the total length of the headband is 20 inches for the smaller size and 21 inches for the bigger. 


Do not fasten off. Bring the foundation row edge near the last row and sl st both these sides together. Fasten off and weave in all the tails.

Adding the Reverse Single Crochet Border



Lift your twist and sl st to the base of the strip, work a round of reverse sc along the edge until you hit the top end of the strip, fasten off. The picture above was taken after the reverse sc border was finished.

Flip your headband, lift your twist again and start reverse sc at the base of the second strip and continue all along the edge until you hit the top end of the strip, fasten off.

Enjoy wearing your new Ear Warmer!

You can find more patterns for Ear Warmers here on Favecrafts.com


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