Happy Mother's Day!
I hope you all had a great day. I really enjoyed a very chill day of sleeping in, crocheting and hanging out with my family.
A little while ago, a relative brought to my attention crochet ear savers and suggested I make some. I know a lot of people are sewing masks due to the coronavirus and I wanted to help out, but not by crocheting masks and I wasn't sure how useful these ear savers were. I researched a bit to see what was out there and the sizes they should be made. I tried a small one that I saw a lot of and realized they were just too small, they pulled my face mask way too tight. So I tried making them longer and was happy with them at 6.5" in length.
So with some cute buttons I found at Michael's and neutral color yarn in my stash, I made a few ear savers. I made about 20 of them and listed them on a local buy, sell, trade Facebook group. I sold out the same day! I had to get more buttons and made 24 more. Again I sold out of them the same day I posted them.
I thought about writing up a pattern for them but again thought to myself, "Would anyone want this pattern?" Question answered, when a fellow local crocheter mentioned how much she liked these and asked if I had a pattern for them because she had a large order to make ear savers and wanted to make them like these. The Bolster Ear Saver is now in writing for my fellow crocheters!
The Bolster Ear Saver Crochet Pattern. What a perfect first free pattern to offer on my blog!
Remember to tag me if you share your Bolster Ear Savers on social media. I would love to see and share them! @jsodetcrochet #jsodetcrochet #bolsterstitch
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Bolster Ear Saver
5 mm crochet hook Scrap yarn, size 4 worsted weight (I used Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn 100% acrylic)
Scissors Yarn needle (for sewing on buttons and weaving in ends)
2 buttons (3/4” to 1” are good sizes)
ch = chain
sk = skip st(s) = stitch(es)
sc = single crochet
hdcBol = half double crochet bolster stitch(special stitch)
6.5”L x 1”W
Half Double Crochet Bolster Stitch (hdcBol) Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), Pivot hook to front of work, insert hook from front to back in previous stitch and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), Yarn over and draw through all 4 loops.
A video tutorial on the half double crochet bolster stitch (hdcBol at the Jsodet Crochet YouTube Tutorial Video: Half Double Crochet Bolster Stitch
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next 25 chs. 26 sts
(For a shorter length subtract stitches and for a longer length add stitches)
Row 2: Ch. 1, 1 hdc in first st, sk next st, 1 hdcBol in next st and every st across, 1 hdc in last st in row 1. 26 sts
Row 3: Ch. 1, 1 sc in each st across.
Tie off. Use yarn to sew 1 button on each end of the ear saver. Weave in ends.