Hey there crafty friend! This month I am participating in the Christmas in July Make Along with the Underground Crafter! The Grace Ear Warmer crochet pattern is one of the many amazing crochet, knit and other crafty projects available for you to make in preparation for the holiday season!
My goal this year (and every year) is to be finished my Christmas shopping and making by the end of November so that I can enjoy the whole month of December without that added pressure to shop and crochet until I can’t feel my fingers. Who’s with me!?
Make Along Schedule
Each week there is a theme for the types of projects… the make along has already begun, but it’s not too late to join in!
- Week 1 (July 1-7): Babies, Kids and Teens
- Week 2 (July 8-14): Women
- Week 3 (July 15-21): Gifts for Anyone
- Week 4 (July 22-28): Home
- Week 5 (July 29-31): Pets
There is also going to be some amazing giveaways happening! To find out more information about participating designers, the schedule, and how to enter to win prizes, head over the the Underground Crafter. The deadline to enter the giveaway is Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 11:59pm EST.
How To Join the 2020 Christmas in July Make Along
- You can join in by crocheting, knitting, sewing, or making the projects as you have time.
- Share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects. Tag your projects and posts #CIJMakeAlong2020 on all social media.
- If you’d like to chat with other crafters, join the Underground Crafters Facebook group.
- By the end of the Make Along, you’ll have up to 31 awesome projects. So get ready for the handmade holiday season while having fun with us!
Grace Ear Warmer
The Grace Ear Warmer is perfect for keeping your ears warm on those colder fall or winter days. I love that I can rock my ponytail or messy bun while still keeping my ears warm, and that little twist in the front is so cute and stylish!
This is an easy crochet pattern, perfect for beginners! If you know how to do the double crochet stitch, you can make this ear warmer! This crochet pattern works up quickly and doesn’t take much yarn, so it is a great stash busting pattern.
The Ad-Free PDF printable version of this pattern is available to purchase in my Etsy or Ravelry shops. The paid version contains additional photo tutorials.
Grace Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern:
- Medium 4 Worsted weight yarn. (Pictured is Red Heart Soft 141g/5oz, 234m/256yds in Teal Colorway)
- 5mm crochet hook (or size to obtain gauge)
- Yarn needle
- Tape measure
Adult Large: 90yds/82m, 49.5g/1.7oz.
Adult Small/Teen: 73m/80yds, 44g/1.5oz.
Child: 65yds/59m, 36g/1.3oz.
Toddler: 50yds/46m, 28g/1oz.
Baby: 45yds/41m, 25g/0.8oz.
Written in American Standard Terms
SC: Single Crochet
DC : Double Crochet
SL ST: Slip Stitch
SK ST: Skip Stitch
X-DC: Cross Double Crochet (see below)
Gauge is very important for this pattern. If your gauge is too small, go up a hook size. If your gauge is too big, go down a hook size and try again. It is important to note that not meeting gauge will result in an ear warmer that is either too small or too big.
14DC x 7.5 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm)
- Numbers in ( ) represent sizes as follows: Large (small/teen, child, toddler, baby)
- CH 2 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch throughout the pattern.
- For Row 1, working in the back bump of the chain across the whole row gives a neater edge to your finished piece. I find going up a hook size for the foundation chain makes this easier.
Cross Double Crochet Stitch (X-DC):
- Cross Double Crochet (X-DC): SK ST, DC in next, DC into skipped ST.
Large (small/teen, child, toddler, baby)
CH 82 (74, 68, 60, 54)
Row 1: Working in the back bump of chain for entire row, DC into the 3rd CH from hook, X-DC across to last C, DC in last CH. 81 (73, 67, 59, 53)
Row 2: CH 2, turn, DC in next ST, X-DC across, DC into top of CH 2.
Repeat row 2, 6 (6, 6, 5, 4) more times for a total of 8 (8,8,7,6) rows.
Fasten off leaving a long end for sewing.
1: Pinch both ends of your finished rectangle together with right side facing in.
2: Interweave the pinched ends together, ensuring that your long end for sewing is on the outside edge.
3: Thread your needle with your long end of yarn. Next, sew back and forth through all 4 layers all the way across, being sure to only go through the top stitches so that it isn’t too thick when you flip it right side out.
Finally, weave in your ends and flip your headband right side out.
If you like this pattern, please share with your friends!