Can you believe it? Two pattern releases in one week! You better believe it! I wanted to get these last few Crossroads patterns released before it gets warmer and I move on to spring and summer pattern designs. Today I am releasing the second version of my children’s ear warmer. And like the adult ear warmer pattern it is seamed with a twist. Literally!
The Children’s Crossroads Twisted Ear Warmer is worked in rows using the link stitch and crossed double crochet stitch. It is seamed together with a twist for that added texture and it looks so cute on the little ones too!
The Crossroads Twisted Ear Warmer is available in toddler, small child, medium child and teen sizes. I am sharing how to make the teen size for free here on my blog and you can also find my photo tutorial for the link stitch here. If you prefer to have all the instructions, size options and tutorials at your fingertips, I have included the photo tutorials for the link stitch and the twist seam in the paid pattern pdf which is available in my Ravelry store! Enjoy!
Medium weight (4) yarn (worsted, aran)
Yardage: Approximately 80 yards
6 mm or any hook needed to obtain gauge
Single crochet (sc)
Double crochet (dc)
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 10.5″ wide x 3″ tall (21″ rectangle prior to seaming)
Gauge: 2×2 = 7 sts and rows 1-5
Before You Start
Pattern is crocheted in rows and then seamed with a twist.
Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
Ch 3 does count as a stitch.
Teen Crossroads Twisted Ear Warmer Pattern Instructions
Ch 63, turn.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (62 sc)
Row 2: ch 3, skip 1st stitch, DC next st, DC skipped st, *skip st, DC next st, DC skipped st, repeat from * across, turn. (31 crosses, 62 dc)
Row 3: ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (62 sc)
Row 4: ch 3, link stitch in each st across, turn. (62 link stitches) [See photo tutorial]
Rows 5-7: Repeat rows 1-3 once.
Your finished rectangle should be about 21 inches long. Fasten off leaving an 18” long tail. Weave in ends.
Sewing the twist
1) With wrong side or back side facing towards you, grab each short end and fold them to create a C shape.
2) Line up the ends of one C with the inside center of the other C for both ends. Make sure you keep your tail on the outside of your sandwiched layers.
3) With your long tail, sew back and forth through all four sandwiched layers to seam closed.
4) Weave in your tail.
5) Turn your ear warmer right side out.
Congratulations, your Children’s Crossroads Twisted Ear Warmer is complete!
I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillachick or Owens Villa Chick and using the hashtag #crossroadstwistedearwarmer and #owensvillachickdesigns.
A special thank you to my testers for making this pattern amazing!
Check out the lovely Children’s Crossroads Twisted Ear Warmers they created!
Until next time, Happy Crocheting!
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