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
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
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
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING THE 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)
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)
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)
Next row: sc into all 6 stitches (including tch)
Next row: sc into all 6 sts
Next row: miss first stitch. Make 3dc into each of next four stitches. 1dc into last stitch (14sts including tch)
Next row: miss first stich. dc into next and all folllowing stitches. 1dc into tch
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
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
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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