Love Is Cold Ear Warmer

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At the end of 2014 I was honored to have an original crochet pattern published in one of the final issues of Too Yarn Cute Crochet eMagazine. And now that some time has passed (and with Valentine’s Day on the horizon!) I’m excited to be able to share the Love Is Cold Ear Warmer pattern here on Moogly!

Love is Cold Ear Warmer - free #crochet pattern in 2 sizes on Moogly!
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Love is Cold Ear Warmer - free #crochet pattern in 2 sizes on Moogly!

Love Is Cold EarWarmer

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  • US – I, 5.5mm hook (Furls Fiberarts used)
  • 90 yards worsted or Aran weight yarn in 2 colors (Red Heart with Love shown)
  • 2 sizes are included, and stitch counts in the pattern are listed as Small 20-22”(Large 22-24”).

NOTES:

  • Standard instructions are given for Round 1, but if you are familiar with or willing to learn foundation double crochet, then you can substitute 50(60) fdc for the Round 1 instructions. This will give a much stretchier and more elastic ear warmer.
  • In Round 5, when you pull up the loop and remove the hook, placing a stitch marker in the loop will help you not lose stitches.
  • For crochet abbreviations and tutorials see the Crochet Abbreviations page.

Round 1: With Color A, ch 52(62), dc in the 4th ch from the hook and each remaining ch to end, join with sl st to work in the round. (50(60) sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), *fpdc in next st, bpdc in next st; repeat from * to end, join with sl st to first fpdc.

Round 3: Repeat Round 2, break yarn and finish off.

Round 4: With Color B, join with a sl st to first st of previous round, ch 1, sc in the first 9 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 12(22) sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, sc in the last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 12(22) sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, sc in the last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc. Pull up the working loop and remove the hook.

Round 6: With Color A, join to first st of previous round. Ch 1, work 3 sc in the first st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, 3 sc in the next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts, [(2 dc, hdc, 2 dc) in the next st, ch 2, skip 4 sts] 6(8) times, [3 sc in the next st, ch 2, skip 4] twice; join with sl st in first sc, break yarn and finish off.

Round 7: Pull working loop of Round 5 to front, leaving working yarn behind, and insert hook in loop. *[Ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, sc2tog twice in Round 5] twice**, ^[ch 1, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts, hdc2tog twice in Round 5] twice^^, [ch 1, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts, dc2tog twice in Round 5] 2(4) times; repeat from ^ to ^^, and then repeat from * to **, join with sl st in first sc. CLICK HERE FOR TUTORIAL FOR ROUND 7!

Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the ch 1 and the next 8 sts and ch sps, hdc in the next 10 sts and ch sps, dc in the next 12(22) sts and ch sps, hdc in the next 10 sts and ch sps, sc in the last 9 sts and ch sps; join with sl st in first sc.

Round 9: Ch 1, sc in the first 9 sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, dc in the next 12(22) sts, hdc in the next 10 sts, sc in the last 9 sts; join with sl st in first sc, break yarn and finish off.

Round 10: With Color A, join with a sl st to the first st of the previous round, ch 2, dc in each st around.

Round 11: Repeat Round 2.

Round 12: Repeat Round 3. Weave in ends.

Now put it on and keep your ears warm enough to hear sweet nothings! I hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern – and that you feel warm wearing it!

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Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. 

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Comments

  1. 3

    Diana says

    My daughter and granddaughters will love this adorable ear warmer for Valentines Day!
    Thank you for sharing such great patterns!
    Diana

    • 5

      Christina says

      I am struggling with Round 7 as well, would love some tips. Not sure if I should be working over the Round 6, in front of, behind? Thanks!

      • 6

        Tamara Kelly says

        Basically, you enclose Rnd 6 when working into Rnd 5, and then work into it when not directed to work into Rnd 5. :) I’ll be making a video this week!

          • 8

            Tamara Kelly says

            Hi Gigi! The video is up! You can find it on the home page on Moogly, or you can take another look at the pattern – it’s linked at Round 7. :)

    • 9

      Bek says

      I was having trouble understanding Row 7 too, was trying to do all the instructing into row 5, but the only time you need to work in to row 5 is when you are doing sc2tog, hdc2tog or dc2tog over the top of the 2 ch in row 6
      So when it says [ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st, this is into the top of the 5dc we did in red.
      Hope this help 😉

  2. 15

    says

    SO PROUD OF YOU WINNING THAT AWARD… ALL YOUR STUFF IS BEAUTIFUL~! LOVE ALL THE THINGS YOU DO! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!
    AGAIN.. VERY PROUD OF YOU! LOVE YOUR MODEL ALSO..

  3. 17

    Sandy lucci says

    After working up many Web patterns, I always enjoy seeing a new MOOGLY pattern, because, I know the instructions will be easy to read, understand and work up and I will love it! Love your work!

  4. 37

    Myra Wade says

    Love this pattern. I have 5 great nieces and have been wondering what I could do for ValentinesDay. Now I have my answer! Thank you so much. I’m always excited to see a moogly post in my emails!

  5. 41

    Erin says

    Almost finished making this for my mother in law! No problems with understanding this pattern. Very cute and festive. :)

  6. 43

    Hempel Bonnie says

    I CANNOT FIGURE OUT THE VALENTINE EAR WARMER INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!! Am I the only one asking about this pattern??? I’ve been crocheting for years, and cannot figure out row 7.

    HELP PLEASE.

  7. 45

    Rebecca Plemons says

    well I can’t even get past round 2, the slip stitch at this point is leaving a gap at the bottom. Please help, I so want to hook this. Tia.

  8. 49

    Janet says

    Hi Tamara, I’m on row 6, have counted my stitches and do have 50 (making the small one) pattern calls for dc/hdc/dc 6times, in order to be able to finish the round I am needing to make an extra shell. Help please! Thank you

  9. 55

    Carmel says

    Thank you so much, Made this tonight to go with finger less gloves and neck warmer for my friends birthday party Friday,
    Carmel from Cork Ireland,

  10. 57

    Andrea says

    I love this pattern! Worked up in a flash. I used t-shirt yarn. It’s soft and snug for now. This is an experiment, to see if t-shirt yarn works for something that needs to hold its shape. This way it’s not too too hot, for my space heater of a kid. Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. 59

    Barbara says

    Hi. I am trying to print this pattern with your Printer Friendly button but it seems to not be working. I prefer to work from paper as using the internet burns my internet time. Help with printing would be welcome. I’d like to crochet this as a gift. Thank you.

    • 60

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Barbara! That button seems to be on the fritz lately. Please go to PrintFriendly.com and enter the URL for the pattern there. That usually works when the button is being stubborn.

  12. 61

    says

    I loved making this. Take the extra time to use the foundation stitch, the chain method was definitely not stretchy enough and didn’t fit. Remade using foundation stitch and it was much better.

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