Embroidered Ear Saver - Crochet by Kirsten Holloway

Embroidered Ear Saver - Crochet

June 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
14 sc sts in 2”
2.5 mm
15 - 20 yards (14 - 18 m)
5", 5 1/2", or 6" across
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Materials Needed:
2.55mm hook
15-20 yards #1 Fingering weight Paton’s Kroy Socks yarn in Brown Rose Marl
2 7/8” buttons
Embroidery floss in colors of your choice (separate out 3 strands of each color to work with)
Embroidery needles, or blunt end cross-stitch needles
Yarn Needle
2 7/8” buttons

Stitches Used:
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch

Special Stitches:
Picot = ch 2, sl st back into first ch
Spike st = with working yarn on hook, insert hook through designated stitch, draw up a loop to height of active round, pull working yarn through both loops

5”, 5 1/2”, or 6” across depending on size chosen

14 sc sts in 2”

Additional Notes:
-Ch-1 at beginning of round does not count as a stitch
-These ear savers are for personal use, and not medical professionals. The reason being is that the embroidery and wool yarn will not stand up to daily washing. Hand wash in cool water only
-If you do not want to create an ear saver, you can turn these into barrettes instead with a couple of slight modifications! Notes on how to do that are in the main blog post.
-Embroidery notes and tips are below the individual ear saver styles.