Seeking Normalcy Ear Warmer by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet

Seeking Normalcy Ear Warmer

by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet
Crochet
April 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches = 4 inches
6.0 mm (J)
150 yards (137 m)
Xs/S
US
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My latest creation is the Seeking Normalcy Ear Warmer. This colorful design features ribs of texture that really highlight the changing colors of the Hopscotch yarn. This design comes in two adjustable sizes. I hope making it can create a little normalcy in your life too.

YARN
Hopscotch Yarn by Red Heart Yarns  available on Yarnspirations approx. 150 yards

MATERIALS
J/6.0mm hook- I used my favorite Turquoise Odyssey
One 1/2” button
DIFFICULTY
Easy +

FINISHED SIZE
XS
To fit 18-19”
(22 x 3.5” actual size)
Small
To fit 20-21”
(24 x 3.5” actual size)

GAUGE-
13 sts = 4”
8 rows (including blo rows) = 2”

STITCH GUIDE
ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, hdc - half double crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitch(es), BLO - back loop only, RS - right side,

SPECIAL STITCHES

Fsc- Foundation Single Crochet
Ch 2, insert hook in first ch, yarn over (YO) and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through one loop, creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget).  YO and pull through two remaining loops on hook.  This completes the first fsc.  To stitch the next fsc insert the hook into the chain made in the first fsc and repeat from to desired length or until the desired amount of sts are achieved.

Fhdc- Foundation Half Double Crochet
Chain 3 (counts as first fhdc). Yarn over (YO) and insert hook in 3rd chain from hook YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 1 loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget), YO and pull through all three loops on hook.  This completes the second fhdc (remember your first ch3 counted as the first fhdc).  To stitch the next fhdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fhdc and repeat from until the desired amount of sts are achieved.

NOTES

  • Be sure not to sl st too tightly.

  • When working the first 15 and last 15 sl sts you will only be working into 1 loop of the previous row.

  • Pattern is written in size XS with changes for S parentheses.

  • Pattern to fit baby through large adult

  • You may want to use st markers to mark the fsc sts in row 1. Move marker up for each row.

  • Do not ch 1 at the end of each row.