Celtic Winters Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern

I mentioned a couple days ago that my Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 pattern collection is more than just scarves. And today's pattern shows just how well this yarn works with other projects!  The Celtic Winters Ear Warmer has a stunning texture, and the Celtic weave stitch is actually much easier to crochet than it looks!  Keep reading for the free crochet pattern and a video stitch tutorial.  I hope you enjoy the fourth pattern from my Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 collection.

 The color gradient of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn plus the elegant texture of the Celtic weave stitch make this ear warmer a quick and stunning piece!  The Celtic Winters Ear Warmer takes less than one skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and will be a perfect addition to your last-minute gift list this holiday season!  It also matches the Celtic Winters Cowl that I designed last year so you can make a nice matching set :)  This is the fourth free crochet pattern of my Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collection.

I designed the Celtic Winters Ear Warmer to match a pattern from my 2016 Collection, the Celtic Winters Cowl.  Now, please excuse my lack of color coordination between the two pieces...if you want to make a matching set you absolutely can!  I just wanted to show how beautiful this Celtic weave stitch looks in a lighter colorway as well as the Taupe/Charcoal colorway that I used on the original cowl.

Don't be intimidated by this stitch!  It's a two row repeat and I have a video tutorial down below to get you started!  The Celtic Winters Cowl was one of my most popular patterns from last year's collection, so I hope you will love adding this ear warmer to the the set!

 The color gradient of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn plus the elegant texture of the Celtic weave stitch make this ear warmer a quick and stunning piece!  The Celtic Winters Ear Warmer takes less than one skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and will be a perfect addition to your last-minute gift list this holiday season!  It also matches the Celtic Winters Cowl that I designed last year so you can make a nice matching set :)  This is the fourth free crochet pattern of my Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collection.

Lion Brand Scarfie yarn is available at most stores that sell yarn and also online, but if you can't get your hands on it (or can't work with yarn that has wool in it) I would recommend substituting either a heavier Category 4 worsted/aran yarn or a lighter Category 5 bulky yarn for this pattern.  Definitely work up a gauge swatch to make sure you will still achieve the same size.  If you have trouble matching the gauge of the pattern with a replacement yarn, you can also adjust the foundation chain in increments of 4 stitches to achieve the size you need.

If you want to read some more about the Seven Days of Scarfie 2017 collection you can read my announcement post here where you will also be able to see the other patterns I have released in this collection so far.  Also, remember that through November 30th, you can purchase the ad-free pdf patterns from my 2016 Seven Days of Scarfie collection for just $7 for all seven patterns!  


Supplies:

Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):

Watch a video of the Celtic Weave stitch here:

Gauge

10 sts x 8 rows = 4” square in HDC

Finished Size:  

  • Length = 4.5"
  • Width = 8.75"

Pattern Notes

  • Chain stitches do not count as a stitch
  • The end of each round is attached to the first stitch of that round with a slip stitch
  • The tension in this project is moderately loose.
  • I started this project with FHDC stitches so that it had extra stretch.  If you prefer starting with a chain, I also have a note on how to do that included in the instructions.

Instructions

Round 1: FHDC 48 stitches.  Attach the last stitch to the first stitch with a sl st making sure there are no twists

(I started this project with FHDC stitches.  If you are unfamiliar with this technique or prefer starting with chain stitches you can start with a ch 49.  Then Round 1 would just be HDC in the second ch from the hook and HDC around.)

Round 2: ch 1, HDC around (48)

Round 3 (first round of celtic weave stitch): Ch 3,  *skip 2 sts, FPTr in next 2, working OVER your previous two stitches- FPTr in the two skipped stitches.  Repeat from * around.  This will create a round of crossed stitches (12 sets total, 48 sts).

Round 4: Ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches.  Repeat from * around. (48)

Round 5: Ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts,  then working OVER the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working OVER the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches.  Repeat from * around. (48)

Round 6: Ch 3, skip 4 stitches, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches- FPTr in the 3rd and 4th stitch you skipped at the beginning of the round, *skip 2, FPTr in next 2 sts, then working BEHIND the posts of your previous two stitches FPTr in the two skipped stitches.  Repeat from * around. (48)

Round 7-8: ch 1, HDC around (48)

Tie off yarn and weave in ends.  

 The color gradient of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn plus the elegant texture of the Celtic weave stitch make this ear warmer a quick and stunning piece!  The Celtic Winters Ear Warmer takes less than one skein of Lion Brand Scarfie yarn and will be a perfect addition to your last-minute gift list this holiday season!  It also matches the Celtic Winters Cowl that I designed last year so you can make a nice matching set :)  This is the fourth free crochet pattern of my Seven Days of Scarfie pattern collection.

Are you busy with holiday crochet projects?  Stay tuned because I have a TON more free patterns coming for you this month!  Keep up with all new releases in my Facebook community group or on Instagram!


Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer.  Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically.  The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings.  You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern.  Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!

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