The Trailblazer Crochet Earwarmer is a great beginner earwarmer pattern that is both quick and functional. Seriously, I made four of these earwarmers in less than 2 days. That’s how easy they are to make! This is a fantastic pattern if you are new to crochet and only know basic stitches.
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If you know how to make a slip stitch, then you can make this project. The entire earwarmer is crocheted using the yarn over slip stitch and the traditional slip stitch. Both stitches are very easy and create such beautiful texture. I just love the cinched look these stitches give. This crochet pattern is worked flat in rows and then sewn together to form a circle. Pretty easy, right?
The yarn I used for this pattern is Lion Brand Color Made Easy. You many recognize this yarn from my Rockport Beanie – In Rows and the Rockport Beanie – In the Round. It is a great yarn to use for colder accessories because it’s warm but not too bulky. Not only does this yarn come in 24 gorgeous shades, it also contains a whopping 247 yards! As a result, this allowed me to make 4 crochet earwarmers from just one skein.
The Trailblazer crochet earwarmer pattern is so quick to make, you’ll want one in every color! Also, they make for a great gift or stocking stuffer 🙂
Let’s get to the pattern!
The Crochet Trailblazer Earwarmer Pattern
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- Be sure to make the starting chain of the earwarmer rather loose. Slip stitches tend to tighten the fabric.
- All stitches will be worked in the back “bump” of the starting chain for the first row.
- All stitches are worked in the back loop only unless otherwise specified.
- If you would like to alter the size of the earwarmer, measure the head circumference in inches and subtract two inches. This will allow the headwarmer to fit snugly and not loose.
Slip Stitch (ss)
Yarn Over Slip Stitch (yo ss) – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Take first loop on hook and pull through last two loops on hook.
Lion Brand Color Made Easy yarn. You will need approx. 1.5oz for one earwarmer.
CROCHET EARWARMER PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1 – make a yo ss in the 2nd ch from the hook. Continue to make a yo ss in the next 24 chains. Then, make a ss in the next 8 chains. Next, make a yo ss in every stitch until the end of the chain. (58) You should have 8 traditional slip stitches in the middle with 25 yarn over slip stitches on each side.
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, make a yo ss in the first 25 stitches. Then, make a ss in the next 8 stitches. Finish the row with a yo ss in each stitch. Be sure to go through both loops in the last stitch. This allows for a nice clean edge when sewing. (58)
Rows 3 thru 12 – Repeat Row 2
Bind off leaving approx. 12 inches of yarn for sewing.
Weave in any ends.
Here is what your crochet earwarmer will look like after 12 rows:
SEWING YOUR EARWARMER
Lay earwarmer flat with wrong side facing you. Line up short side together and sew earwarmer together using whatever method you prefer.
That’s it! You’ve just crocheted yourself a cozy and cute earwarmer!