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Surprise Craftertunity! : 3 Ear Savers! (part 3)

Updated: Jan 25, 2022

In case you lost your directions or missed out on a kit, we have you covered. In this series, we will be showcasing past projects, in particular those that were originally released as Surprise Craftertunity kits at the library. So get ready to grab some spare materials and start crafting!

 

Ear Savers Done Three Ways

At this point most of you have had to wear a mask long enough that your ears start hurting. These ear savers are designed to help keep your ears from feeling like they might just detach from your head at a moment's notice. In this set, you will find options for fabric, felt, or crochet savers. Hopefully we won't have to stay masked too much longer. But just in case and until then, these might make the time seem a little more bearable.


In the last posts, we showed you how to make ear savers both in fabric and felt. This post we'll show you how to crochet them. This is probably the most complex of the three patterns, as you actually have to know how to form the basic stitches. If you don't already know how, we have beginning crochet kits available at our library complete with step by step instructions on all basic stitches and periodically have classes on basic techniques. Feel free to check them out.


Pattern 3:

Crochet Ear Savers

Materials

Worsted weight yarn

Size G 4mm crochet hook

Two buttons, larger than 1/2"

Needle and thread, to sew on buttons

Yarn needle, to sew in ends

Stitch markers, if desired

Ruler or tape measure, if desired

Skill Level: Finished Size:

Beginner to Easy 5"x1.5"

Note:

This item has some stretch, especially with wear.


To make longer or shorter, add or subtract stitches from the starting chain. For each inch added to finished size, add 4 stitches to starting chain.


Abbreviations:

st(s) - stitch(es)

ch - chain

R# - round#

sl st - slip stitch

sc - single crochet

hdc - half double crochet


Instructions

Ch 18.


R1: Make 2 hdc into 3rd st from hook. work 14 hdc. Make 4 hdc into last ch st.


Turn piece 180° to work opposite side of chain (Rotate, don't flip to wrong side.)


Work 14 hdc. Make 2 hdc in last ch. Join to top of first hdc with sl st.


R2: Ch 1. Make 2 sc into same st. Make 2 sc into the next st. Work 14 sc. Make 2 sc into each of next 4 sts. Work 14 sc. Make 2 sc into each of the next 2 sts. Join to top of first sc with sl st.


Cut yarn and fasten off. Weave in ends.


If you have buttons with large holes that will accomodate worsted yarn, use the ends to sew in the buttons. Otherwise, needle and thread works. Make several passes with the needle and threads to ensure sewn on securely.

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