Crocheted Ear Warmers

Free Pattern Instructions for ear warmers

For your ear warmers you will need three shades of double knitting yarn (UK weight)

Colour A (Main colour) Colour B Colour C

and a 3.5mm hook.


ch = chain sc = single crochet (UK double crochet) dc = double crochet (UK treble) sc2tog = single crochet 2 together dc3tog = double crochet 3 together tch = turning chain



With colour A, make 17ch

2dc into 5th ch from hook

miss 1ch, 2dc into next ch 6 times

miss 1ch, 1dc into last ch, but do not make the last pull through of this stitch. Drop yarn A and pick up yarn B

Finish off the final dc by hooking up and pulling through colour B

2ch, turn


Continuing with colour B, make 2dc in the space wetween the 2dc of previous row. Repeat this 5 more times

Make 1dc into tch of previous row. Again, do not make last pull through with colour B, but change to colour C

2ch, turn

Repeat row 2 using colour C

Continue repeating row 2, changing colour at the end of each row in the sequence ABC, ABC......... until you have worked 52 rows in total. The last row should be in the main colour, A.

Break off yarns B and C

Continuing in colour A, work sc along side edge, making 2sc into each row.

Along short edge, work 7 sc2tog

Work in sc along other long edge as before

Work 7 sc2tog along final short edge

Fold work in half by bringing the 2 short ends together with the right sides facing.

Crochet the ends together by using sc along the 7 stitches at each end.

Turn right side out.


You may find the colours in the ear warmers featured in the photograph too bold and bright. If this is the case you could try more muted colours.

You could also work the headband in a single colour

and a bow


Make 14 chain

2dc into 4th chain from hook

1dc into each of next 6ch

2dc into next ch

1dc into final chain (12 stitches including tch)

3ch, turn

Next row:

Miss first stitch

2dc into next stitch

1dc into each of next 8 stitches

2dc into next stitch

1dc into final stitch (14 stitches including tch)

3ch, turn

Next row: Miss first stitch

1dc into each remaining stitch to end.

Repeat last row 2 more times

Next row: miss first stitch, dc3tog four times, 1dc into tch (6 stitches including tch)

1ch, turn

Next row: sc into all 6 stitches (including tch)

1ch, turn

Next row: sc into all 6 sts

3ch turn

Next row: miss first stitch. Make 3dc into each of next four stitches. 1dc into last stitch (14sts including tch)

3ch, turn

Next row: miss first stich. dc into next and all folllowing stitches. 1dc into tch

3ch, turn

repeat last row twice more

Next row: Miss one stitch. dc2tog in next 2 stitches. 1dc into each of next 8 stitches. dc2tog into next 2 stitches. 1dc into tch

3ch, turn

Final row: miss 1 stitch. dc 2tog into next 2 stitches. 1dc into each of next 6 stitches. dc 2tog into next 2 stitches. 1dc into tch

fasten off.

using a large blunt needle, darn in all loose ends and stitch the bow to the centre front of the ear warmers






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