Thursday, January 10, 2013

Crochet Earwarmer and Infinity Scarf

One of the tricks you learn as a crochet addict is how to pawn off all of your creations on unsuspecting friends and family members.  Unless you have a particularly chilly neck, there's no way you could possibly need all of the scarves you end up making.

I usually choose to give away my creations as Christmas and birthday presents to give a purpose to my craft.  Ahem, hence those hats... This year, I was inspired by Mrs. Micawber's Ribbonberry Stitch and decided to make an infinity scarf and ear warmer for my soon to be sister-in-law.


This stitch looks complicated but it's actually really easy.  Compared to some of the other patterns I've attempted recently, it was incredibly fast to complete.  

For the scarf, I followed the ribbonberry pattern exactly, crocheting until it was a nice length and then using a slip stitch to connect the two ends.  For the ear warmer, I started with just two slip stitches, and added another stitch each row until it was sixteen stitches wide.  Then I followed the ribbonberry pattern, except leaving 2 slip stitches at the beginning and end of each row instead of 4 slip stitches.  

Once the ear warmer was long enough (I may or may not have used my own head to measure) I started decreasing one slip stitch each row until I was down to two stitches.  Then I chained on about 15 to make the loop.  I finished it off with a button from my button jar.  What, you don't have a button jar?  Does that make me the weird one or you?



Personally I love this stitch, it makes everything look much fancier than your basic crochet stitches but is still really easy to do.  Now if you'll excuse me, I have a blanket to finish that I've been working on for, you know, the past eighteen months or so. Somehow it isn't even halfway done...

15 comments :

  1. Love that stitch! Good luck with the blanket :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. Very cute! Personally, I'm a knitter. I tried crocheting but couldn't quite get it...too much counting. Haha.

    Flounces and Hubbub

    PS: I looove those Christmas tree hats! :)

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    1. i could never quite get the hang of knitting, requires planning too far in advance ;)

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  3. That looks so cute! Wish I could do something like this, I love what you made!
    xo Dina
    Sweetest Somethings

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  4. I love the finished product, you're so talented! I can't knit/crochet to save my life! xo

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. thanks jen! it isn't that hard i swear.

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  5. Love this!! Wow! xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  6. Beautiful :)

    http://therealfoodrunner.blogspot.com

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  7. This is so cute! I was wondering on the headband, is the beginning sc in both loops of just front or back loop? I'm trying this and mine isn't looking like yours. Also, did you mean in the main body that you left 2 slip stitches at each side or 2 sc?

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    1. Oh you're right that's incorrect. Both places you noted should be slip stitches not sc. I'll correct the post right away.

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    2. Thanks! I gave it another try but for some reason the beginning doesn't look nice like yours so I started it with tunisian crochet until 16 stitches and then started the ribbonberry. I am really liking it! Thanks for the great idea and inspiration!

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