Crochet Mountain Ridge Ear Warmer quickly with leftover yarn from your stash. This easy pattern uses simple crochet stitches to create tons of texture! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern.
A Textured Ear Warmer Crocheted with Yarn Scraps
Ahh crochet patterns that use up leftover yarn. I LOVE them. If you're anything like me, then you HATE throwing away the small leftover yarn balls you get after completing a project. This ridge-y ear warmer pattern will solve that problem for you. I bet you have enough in your yarn stash leftovers to make at least a few!
Simple Crochet Stitches Create TONS of Texture
The Mountain Ridge Ear Warmer also makes me fall in love with this pattern because of its simplicity. I always love trying to create a lot of texture and visual interest while using simple stitches.
Make this Pattern Your Own
There are so many ways that you can easily customize the Mountain Ridge Ear Warmer crochet pattern. You can absolutely use more that just two colors - I think it would look cute if each stripe was a different color! You can also customize it by finishing it with a twist like I did with the Snow Drops Ear Warmer, or a faux knot as you can see in my Mock Knot Ear Warmer. Whatever way you make it, I know you're going to love it!
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Mountain Ridge Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern
- Category 4 worsted weight yarn. Approx. 35 yds of color A and 30 yds of color B.
- I/5.5mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour.
- Yarn needle
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- st: stitch
- sl st: slip stitch
- SC: single crochet
- HDC: half double crochet
Related Video Tutorial
How to Crochet in the 3rd Loop (find the left handed video here)
6 sts x 6 rows = 2" square in SC
- The chain stitches at the beginning of each row do not count as a stitch.
- The last st of each round is connected to the first st of each round with a sl st.
- This pattern is written to fit an average adult.
- In the sample, color A is dark purple and color B is light purple
(color A) ch 60, join the end of the chain to the first ch st with a sl st making sure that there are no twists.
Round 1: ch 1, SC in each ch around (60)
Round 2 (color B): ch 2, HDC in each st around (60)
Round 3 (color A): ch 2, HDC in the 3rd loop in each st around
Round 4-8: repeat Round 2 on even rounds and Round 3 on odd rounds
Round 9 (color A): ch 1, SC in the 3rd loop in each st around
Round 10: ch 1, SC in each st around. Cut and tie off yarn
Bonus Round: attach your yarn with a sl st to the back side of your starting ch round. ch 1 and SC in each st around. This will give your project a nice symmetrical look.
Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
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