This is a crochet pattern review of the Taryn Earwarmer designed by Alexandra Richards for Cre8tion Crochet. Review done by Kami Jones for Cre8tion Crochet.
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Every year I try to learn some new crochet techniques or improve on ones that I haven’t had much practice on. This year has been especially crazy for me so I hadn’t really had much time to work on new skills (I am still hoping to try Mosaic Tunisian, and make my second knitting project this year). I have made some Tunisian projects in the past but I like to try to add a couple of new ones each year, so while I am not a complete beginner I have only made a handful of Tunisian projects. When Alexandra asked me to test this ear warmer for her I was all in, what a great opportunity to practice my Tunisian skills and have something useful for the upcoming cold weather. I don’t work with bulky yarn very often so the only yarn I had on hand was Lion Brand Hometown in black that I had bought to make a beanie that I still haven’t made (maybe I should do that). There was no way that I was going to make a Tunisian project with black yarn, I’m not that confident in my skills yet! I made a quick trip to the store and my daughter picked out this Lion Brand Thick and Quick in Marble, I love how it worked up making little stripes of grey all throughout. I am not an ear warmer wearer but I tried this one on and it is amazing, I didn’t want to take it off! Ear warmers are a good project for those colder months, you can still wear your hair up if desired and cover up your cold ears. You don’t end up with complete hat head and the ear warmer fits easily in a pocket so you can take it off and not have to worry about it getting lost or misplaced.
What Materials Do You Need to Crochet an Earwarmer:
- 40 yards Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in Marble for adult small
- M13 / 9 MM Tunisian Hook with Cable
- Tapestry Needle
- Measuring Tape
- Taryn Earwarmer, free crochet pattern from Cre8tion Crochet
Because many people have wool sensitivities you may find it necessary to use an alternative yarn. Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky which has alpaca instead of wool, Lion Brand Hometown (100% acrylic) or Big Twist Mellow Shine an acrylic with a metallic thread should all be great alternatives. The designer says you can also try using 2-3 strands of your favorite worsted weight yarn. I have not tried any of these alternatives at this time so if you give them a try let me know how it goes.
How Long Does it Take to Crochet an Earwarmer:
It took me about one hour to make this earwarmer in the adult small size. It is a fairly quick and simple project and can easily be made in one sitting.
I made the adult small size; my ear warmer measures 4″ x 19.75″
10 TSS = 4″
6 rows (forward and return count as 1 row) = 3 7/8″
This pattern includes four sizes, it also includes information to help you adjust so you can get the perfect fit. It is important to remember that in Tunisian you chain the exact number of stitches that you want in your row (there are no turning chains in the foundation as there are in traditional crochet). Tunisian crochet has a tendency to curl, for this pattern keeping your stitches pulled up to height helps reduce the curl plus the curl isn’t seen after seaming the ends together so blocking isn’t necessary.
I really enjoyed the simplicity of this project, I was able to make it while I watched a movie with my kids. I typically get pain in my wrists when working with bulky yarns but I didn’t have any issues when making this project, I think it may be the difference in how I hold the hook when working Tunisian.
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