Caron Cakes Free Crochet Pattern
It’s beginning to look a lot like winter around here! Snow is falling, and so I took out my favorite colorway of Caron Cakes yarn - ‘Faerie Cake’ - to whip up a quick ear warmer crochet pattern to add to my Snow Drops collection. If you love Caron Cakes, the star stitch, or fast crochet projects that take less than a half skein of yarn this free pattern is perfect for you! Keep reading for the free crochet pattern :)
Check Out the Whole Snow Drops Free Pattern Collection for More Inspiration
Last year, when I published my Snow Drops Mittens I said that I was “done with this pattern collection”. Buuuuuut I changed my mind ;) You guys all love these patterns so much that I decided to add a few more! In addition to the Snow Drops Ear Warmer, keep an eye out for a wider variety of sizes for the Snow Drops Slouch Hat and maybe even one or two other patterns that will belong in this collection. These colors with the star stitch - seriously what’s not to love?!
Less Than One Skein of Yarn Needed - A Great Scrap Buster!
If you fall in love with this ear warmer, be sure to check out my other Snow Drops patterns so you can make yourself a matching set. And if you aren’t a fan of Caron Cakes yarn (I know it’s typically a “love it” or “hate it” type of yarn) you can also use any worsted weight yarn in your stash! This project is a great scrap buster.
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
sl st: slip stitch
YO: yarn over hook
LOH: loops on hook
BLO/FLO: back loop only/front loop only
SC: single crochet
HDC: half double crochet
9 sts x 7 rows = 2” square in BLO SC
First star stitch of a round: (you will have already ch 2 to start your new round) Insert hook into back loop of the second ch from the hook and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into front loop of the same ch stitch and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert into the next 3 sts and pull up a loop through each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the "eye" of the star.
Star stitch: Insert hook into the "eye" of the previous star and pull up a loop (2 LOH), insert hook into the last post of the previous star and pull up a loop (3 LOH), insert your hook into the last stitch of the previous star and pull up a loop (4 LOH), insert hook into the next 2 sts and pull up a loop in each one (6 LOH). YO and pull through all 6 loops, ch 1 to make the “eye" of the star.
Star Stitch Video Tutorial
The chain stitches at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
The last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch.
This pattern is written to fit an average adult.
Bottom Ribbing - Working in Rows
Row 1: SC in the second ch from the hook and SC across (4). Turn
Row 2-53: ch 1, working in BLO, SC across (4). Turn.
When you finish the ribbed band, fold it so that Row 1 and 53 are on top of one another. Working through the back loop of Row 53 and the front loop of Row 1, seam the two rows together by slip stitching across. Do not cut your yarn. Continue on to work in rounds along the “raw” edge of ribbed band.
Star Stitch Section - Working in Rounds
(remember the last stitch of each round is attached to the first stitch of the round with a slip stitch)
Round 1: ch 1, SC around the top of the band working one stitch per row (53).
Round 2: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (26 stars + 1 HDC).
Round 3: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (53)
Round 4: ch 1, HDC around (53)
Round 5-7: repeat Rounds 2-4
Round 8: ch 2, make the first star stitch of the round and continue with star stitches around. When you reach the end of the round, HDC in the last st of the round (this will have already been worked into by the previous star stitch) (26 stars + 1 HDC).
Round 9: ch 1, work 2 SC into each "eye" of the star stitches from the previous round and SC in the last HDC st from the previous round. (53)
Top Ribbing - Working in Rows
Starting where you ended Round 9, ch 5 sts. In the second chain from the hook, SC in the remaining 4 ch stitches. When you get back to the beginning of the ch, sl st into the first st of Round 9. This creates your first row of ribbing.
Row 2: sl st into the next st of Round 9, ch 1, SC in BLO across to create your next row of ribbing. Turn. (4)
Row 3: ch 1, SC in BLO across. Sl st into the next open st of Round 9. (8)
Row 4-53: Repeat Rows 2 (on even rows) and 3 (on odd rows) until you have gone around the entire base of the mitten.
After completing Row 53: Working through the BLO of Row 53 and the FLO of your starting chain, sl st across to seam the ribbing together. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
More Free Snow Drops Patterns Using One Skein of Caron Cakes Yarn or LESS
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