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Introducing the Kristine ear warmer
In actual fact, there are two Kristine warmer patterns because I couldn’t decide which style I liked best! I figured you guys also deserved to have the choice, so I included both styles. Do you have a favourite? You will find the free pattern for both further down this page.
The Kristine ear warmer was actually named after a fellow designer, Kristine Mullen from Ambassador Crochet. She invited us to take part in her Season of Joy: 30 Days of Gift Giving event. The requirements were simple – quick and easy patterns that could be gifted for Christmas and used chunky or bulky yarn.
As most of our patterns use #4 weight yarn and not a lot use #5 or #6 weight this meant that I had to come up with a new pattern. And, of course, that pattern would need a name. In all honesty it wasn’t a difficult decision to name this one after Kristine. If you guys knew how hard this lady works, the knocks she has had in recent years and how she just dusts herself off and gets on with it! She really is an inspirational lady and I admire her greatly. Of course, her patterns and designs are gorgeous too!
If you prefer a PDF Pattern you can get both versions of the ear warmer in one pdf file by clicking on the links below.
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- 75 yards #5 weight yarn of your choosing per ear warmer. I used Stylecraft Special Chunky
- 5 mm hook
- Stitch markers (optional)
- Tapestry needle
Gauge: is not important as long as your starting chain or foundation row is the right length – info on stitch multiple in pattern notes.
Sizing: both versions of this pattern are written for several sizes – child, teen, women’s small, medium and large. The length of your foundation row will be 17’’ (18’’/19’’/20’’/21’’)
- fhdc – foundation half double crochet
- dc–double crochet
- sc – single crochet
- YO—yarn over
- FO—fasten off
- Written in US terms.
- Ch1 stitches at the beginning do not count as a st unless otherwise stated.
- Please ensure that you note how the sizes are differentiated as per the sizing information above.
- To alter the circumference of the cowl make sure you have an even number of stitches at the end of round 1.
To make your Kristine ear warmer in either version you will need to know the following stitches:
Here is our right handed tutorial:
You can find our left handed tutorial here.
Camel Stitch (also known as the third loop hdc):
To do this stitch:
YO, insert hook into the THIRD loop of the HDC from the previous row (this will be a horizontal bar below the two loops you normally work into. If working in the round, it will be on the INSIDE of your work). Pull up a loop, YO and pull thru all 3 loops on your hook.
You can find our right handed video tutorial on how to do this here :
Pattern for the straight Kristine ear warmer:
Round 1 – Fhdc 50 (54/56/58/60) OR Ch 52 (56/58/60/62), hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across. Making sure not to twist the chain, ss to the first st to join and create a circle.
Round 2 – Ch1, camel st in each st around. SS to join.
Round 3 – Ch1, Turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * around. SS to join.
Rounds 4 & 5 – Ch1, Turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * around. Note: you will be working into the sc sts from the previous round and skipping the dc sts. SS to join.
Round 6 – Ch1, turn, hdc in each st around. SS to join
Round 7 – Ch1, do NOT turn, camel st in each st around. SS to join.
For child size stop here, FO and weave in ends.
For all other sizes continue rounds 8-12
Round 8 – 12 – Repeat rounds 3-7 once more.
FO, weave in ends.
Pattern for the twisted ear warmer:
Row 1 – Fhdc 49 (53/55/57/59) OR Ch 53 (55/57/59/61), hdc in third ch from hook and each ch across.
Row 2 – Ch1, turn, camel st in each st along.
Row 3 – Ch1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rows 4 – Ch1, turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * along until you have 2 sts left, sk1 and sc in the last st.
Rows 5 & 6 – Ch1, turn, (sc, dc) in first st, sk1, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk1* Rep from * to * along until you have 2 sts left, sk1 and sc in the last st.
Note: you will be working into the sc sts from the previous row and skipping the dc sts.
Row 7 – Ch1, turn, hdc in each st around.
Row 8 – Ch1, turn, camel st in each st around. SS to join.
For child size stop here, FO and leave a long tail of about 8 inches. For all other sizes continue to rows 9 -14
Row 9 – 14 – Repeat rows 3-8 once more.
To sew the twist:
Step 1: with right side facing you (this is the side with the camel stitch ridge facing you) lay the ear warmer flat.
Step 2: fold the ear warmer in half so that right sides are together. See photo below.
Step 3: Holding the ear warmer with the open edges at the top, separate the ends a little and fold each end in half creating 2 V shapes. See photo below.
Step 4: interlock the V shapes together. See photo below.
Step 5: sew the four layers together. FO and weave in ends
Step 6: Turn so that right sides are facing outwards.
You now have your Kristine ear warmer!
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Free PDF for one day only!!
As part of the Season of Joy event, you can get the free pdf for both versions of this pattern on 24th November 2020 ONLY. To claim your free copy you will need to know what the coupon code is from Kristine’s round-up post here. Then click the button below.
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For October 2020 ONLY you can get this scarf for 50% off using the code ROBIN on our Ravelry Store using the Ravelry link below.
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