Seeking Normalcy; isn’t that what we are all doing right now? I’m quite happy doing whatever I have to do to keep my family, friends and community safe, but it’s gotten quite hard to do it without going just a little bit stir crazy.
It reminds me of one of my favorite song lyrics “destruction leads to a very rough road but it also breeds creation”. Nothing can be more true for any artist. Normal for me is creating, designing, playing with yarn and turning it into something that makes me, and hopefully others, happy.
My latest creation is the Seeking Normalcy Ear Warmer. This colorful design features ribs of texture that really highlight the changing colors of the Hopscotch yarn. This design comes in two adjustable sizes. I hope making it can create a little normalcy in your life too.
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J/6.0mm hook- I used my favorite Turquoise Odyssey
One 1/2″ button
To fit 18-19”
(22 x 3.5” actual size)
To fit 20-21”
(24 x 3.5″ actual size)
13 sts = 4″
8 rows (including blo rows) = 2″
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, hdc – half double crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), BLO – back loop only, RS – right side,
Fsc- Foundation Single Crochet
Ch 2, insert hook in first ch, *yarn over (YO) and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), YO and pull through one loop, creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget). YO and pull through two remaining loops on hook. This completes the first fsc. To stitch the next fsc insert the hook into the chain made in the first fsc and repeat from * to desired length or until the desired amount of sts are achieved.
Fhdc- Foundation Half Double Crochet
Chain 3 (counts as first fhdc). Yarn over (YO) and insert hook in 3rd chain from hook *YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 1 loop creating a chain, (this is an important step but easy to forget), YO and pull through all three loops on hook. This completes the second fhdc (remember your first ch3 counted as the first fhdc). To stitch the next fhdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the 2nd fhdc and repeat from * until the desired amount of sts are achieved
- Be sure not to sl st too tightly.
- When working the first 15 and last 15 sl sts you will only be working into 1 loop of the previous row.
- Pattern is written in size XS with changes for S parentheses.
- Pattern to fit baby through large adult
- You may want to use st markers to mark the fsc sts in row 1. Move marker up for each row.
- Do not ch 1 at the end of each row.
Row 1: Ch 17, fsc in the 2nd ch from the hook, fhdc 48 (54) times, fsc one time, ch 16.
Row 2: Working back in the opposite direction, sl st in next 15 chs, sl st in blo of the next 50 (56) sts, sl st remaining 15 chs, turn work.
Row 3: Sl st blo in the next sl 15 sts, using the unworked front loop of the previous row, sc one time, hdc 48 (54) times, sc one time, sl st blo in the remaining 15 sl sts, turn work.
Repeat last two rows consecutively: 2 times
Row 8: Sl st blo in the next 3 sl sts, [ch 3, skip 3 sl sts, sl st blo in the next 3 sl sts] two times, sl st in the blo of the next 50 (56) sts, sl st blo in the remaining 15 sl sts, turn work.
Row 9: Sl st blo in the next 15 sl sts, using the unworked front loop of the previous row, sc one time, hdc 48 (54) times, sc one time, sl st blo in the remaining 15 sl sts, turn work.
Row 10: Sl st blo in the next 15 sl sts, sl st in blow of the next 50 (56) sts, sl st blo in the remaining 15 sl sts, turn work.
Row 11: Sl st blo in the next 15 sl sts, using the unworked front loop of the previous row, sc one time, hdc 48 (54) times, sc one time, sl st blo in the remaining 15 sl sts, turn work.
Repeat last two rows consecutively: one time
Fasten off. Weave in ends, attach one button on the tab side without the button-holes, to correspond with the buttonhole openings on the other tab.
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Lorene Eppolite is the designer behind Cre8tion Crochet. She has been designing since October 2012. She loves to create fun and easy crochet accessories and garments. Lorene strives to make her designs to be achievable for any skill level. Just because it is easy, doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful.