This is a free crochet pattern and video tutorial showing how to crochet my Super Chunky Twisted Taryn Earwarmer, which is an easy, basic Tunisian Simple Stitch earwarmer worked in super bulky yarn so it works up quickly, and there are 4 sizes included.
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Hair up in a bun is my favorite way to style my hair. Easy peasy. Beanies don’t fit over buns very well, except for messy bun beanies, so my go-to cold weather accessory is a cozy earwarmer. On really cold days, you’ll find me in an earwarmer with a messy bun beanie on top.
I also like that earwarmers are small enough to easily be able to fit into a jacket pocket should the weather begin to warm up.
Taryn is an easy tunisian crochet line that features the tunisian simple stitch – check out home decor crochet patterns over on my sister blog, EyeLoveKnots. This is a beginner friendly series, and this earwarmer is a great project to pair with watching your favorite TV show or movie. You don’t even have to count rows if you don’t want to! You can use a soft tape measure to measure as you go, and stop at the length desired.
Tunisian crochet intrigues me. I would still rate myself a beginner, but I’ve found the tunisian simple stitch to be easy and therapeutic to work. Much like how knitting moves a bit slow in building height, so does the tunisian simple stitch so I really appreciated the super bulky nature of the Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n Quick yarn that I pulled out from my stash so the earwarmer was still a pretty quick project finishing in just about 45 minutes.
As I mentioned, I wanted to use yarn that I had in my stash, but some great alternatives, especially if you can’t do wool, are Mill House Super Bulky from WeCrochet, Lion Brand’s Hometown or 2-3 strands of a worsted weight yarn held together – for Red Heart Super Saver, I found I had to hold 3 strands together.
How Do You Make an Earwarmer Skinnier or Wider?
This earwarmer is worked widthwise. After about 4 rows, you can measure the width to see how wide the finished earwarmer will be. There isn’t a stitch multiple for this project so if you wanted to make it skinnier, you can remove any number of chains, or to make it wider add chains. For each chain you have, that is how many stitches you’ll have for each row.
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What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Tunisian Simple Stitch Earwarmer?
- 45 (60, 60, 60) Yards of Super Bulky #6 Weight Yarn – I used Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n Quick in the Gray Marble colorway
- M13/9mm Tunisian Crochet Hook – I love my Radiant Hooks from WeCrochet – & Small Cable
- Tapestry Needle
- Soft Tape Measure – Gauge is Essential
How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Tunisian Simple Stitch Earwarmer?
The adult small size took me about 45 minutes.
Measurements – Width by Length Before Seaming; Finished Circumference:
- Toddler: 3 3/8″ Wide by 19 1/8″ Long; 18 1/8″
- Child: 4″ Wide by 20 7/8″ Long; 19 7/8″
- Adult Small: 4″ Wide by 20 7/8″ Long; 19 7/8″
- Adult Large: 4″ Wide by 22″ Long; 21″
Gauge – Measured in Pattern:
- 8 TSS = 3 3/8″ Wide or
- 10 TSS = 4″ Wide
- 6 Rows from Beginning (forward pass + return pass = 1 row) = 3 7/8″ Tall
Gauge itself is not terribly essential, but at least measuring your piece is. I recommend working up about 4 rows, then measuring the width to see where you are – this will be the finished width of your earwarmer, as noted above. Heightwise, the most important thing is to measure the finished rectangle to ensure it is the correct size so it will fit well.
Abbreviations (US Terms):
- TSS – Tunisian Simple Stitch
- How to Forward Pass: (insert hook behind the front vertical bar, yarn over and pull through leaving the previous loop on the hook) working all the way across the row
- How to Return Pass: yarn over, pull the yarn through 1 loop (this is to chain 1 for the start of the row), then (yarn over, pull through 2 loops) working all the way across until you have just one loop on the hook.
Instructions for smallest size – Toddler shown with Child, Adult Small and Adult Large in parenthesis.
Since we’re not putting a border onto the finished earwarmer, I recommend working the first forward pass into the back bump of the chain for a nicer edge.
Your fabric will curl – it is the nature of the stitch pattern so don’t be alarmed. You can block it if you like, but it’s not necessary as the seam will correct it.
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Super Chunky Twisted Taryn Earwarmer Video Tutorial:
Super Chunky Twisted Taryn Earwarmer Written Tutorial:
Chain 8 (10, 10, 10). TSS across, then return pass. [8 (10, 10, 10) TSS]
R2 – 32 (35, 35, 37): TSS across, then return pass. [8 (10, 10, 10) TSS]
Respectively, your earwarmer should measure in length about: 18 3/4″, 20 1/2″, 20 1/2″, and 21 5/8″. Bind off adds approximately 3/8”.
Insert hook into the next vertical bar, and complete a slip stitch. Continue in this manner all the way across to the last stitch. For the last stitch, slip stitch join to the v-shape of the last stitch.
Fasten off with longer end for sewing if sewing closed OR pull up loop so it doesn’t fall out if slip stitching closed, and weave in other end.
How to Assemble – Shown on my Twisted Through the Window Earwarmer from EyeLoveKnots:
Step 1: Twist
Lay your fabric so the right side is facing you.
Fold both ends in half hot dog style – right side is inside the fold.
Bring the ends into each other…
… so they are completely intertwined.
Step 2: Seam
There are two seaming options, pick your preferred method. If you are unsure if the finished earwarmer will fit well, you may want to slip stitch first, then try it on to see, then go back and sew it. The slip stitch can add some bulkiness.
Seaming Option 1 – Slip Stitch With Hook
Reinsert hook into the last loop, pull to normal tension and chain 1. Insert hook through all four layers, and complete a slip stitch.
Slip stitch across making sure to catch all 4 layers each time. Fasten off, and weave in end, then turn earwarmer out to right side.
Seaming Option 2 – Sewing Closed
Thread long tail into a tapestry needle.
Insert needle through all 4 layers of 1st stitch.
Take needle down in the opposite direction making sure to work through all 4 layers.
Take needle down in the opposite direction. Continue alternating directions with each stitch across. Weave in end after last stitch, then turn earwarmer out to right side.
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