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Free Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern, 15 Minutes Ear Warmer

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Who wouldn’t love a crochet ear warmer that works up in just 15 minutes? What’s more? It takes only 35 yards of bulky weight yarn to make one of these in the biggest size. You can make 4 of these in just about an hour.


Finished Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern in gray, mustard and cream color


A Knit Look Crochet Ear Warmer in gray color

Crochet Ear Warmer in Mustard color



This chunky crochet ear warmer would make great gifts as they work up quickly and take up very little yarn. Working into the third loop of the half double crochet stitches gives it a classy knit look. I hope you will enjoy working on it.


You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $2.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.


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Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern


  1. Super Bulky Weight, size 6 yarn. Big Twist Natural Blend was used for the samples.
  2. A size N/P(10mm) hook
  3. A smaller hook, 6.5mm or closer to weave in the ends.



The pattern comes in 3 sizes.

Child: 19 1/2 inches circumference

Adult Small: 21 inches circumference

Adult Medium/ Large: 22 inches circumference




30-35 yards




7 hdc sts= 4 inches


Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is in US terms. You can find a US to UK conversion chart here.

hdc- half double crochet

sc- single crochet


sl st- slip stitch

st- stitch



Stitch Explanation

Hdc in the 3rd loop: You will work your hdc into the loop that is behind your stitch and not into the “V” of your stitches as in regular crochet. See the picture below. This will give a knit look to your work by pushing the unworked stitches to the front of your work. 



Third loop is found behind your stitch



Crochet Pattern


  1. The stitch counts for bigger sizes are given in the order Child (Adult Small, Adult Medium/Large).


Slip stitch to the first chain to form a ring


Ch 32(35, 37), sl st to the first ch to form a chain ring.  Take care not to twist the chain.


Row 1: Ch 2 ( does not count as a st), 1 hdc in the next ch, place a marker in the st you just made, 1 hdc in next 12(13, 14) sts, sl st loosely into the next 6(7, 7) chains, 1 hdc in the remaining 13(14, 15)sts.


Your last  hdc will be worked into the same st as the beginning ch-2, do not sl st and do not turn.————33(35, 37) hdc


Row 2: 1 hdc into the third loop of the marked hdc, move the marker up, 1 hdc into the 3rd loop of the next 12(13, 14) hdc, sl st loosely into the back loop of the next 6(7, 7) sl sts, 1 hdc into the 3rd loop of the remaining 13(14, 15)sts, do not sl st and do not turn.———33(35, 37) hdc



Row 3 & 4: Repeat Row 2.


Row 5: Sl st into the 3rd loop of the marked st, ch 1, 1 sc into the same loop as beginning ch 1, 1 sc into the 3rd of the next 12(13, 14) sts, sl st loosely into the back loop of the next 6(7, 7) sl sts, 1 sc in the 3rd loop of  the remaining 13(14, 15)sts, fasten off and join to the first sc with an invisible join as shown below.



Shows how to do the invisible join explained below



Pull the loop on your hook until your yarn tail comes out of the last stitch. Insert your hook under the first st and pull the yarn tail through.


From under, Insert your hook between the 2 loops of the last st and draw the yarn tail through as shown to complete your invisible join. Your joint will look just like a regular st now.


Note: You can see a video on how to do the invisible join here.



Weave in any tails left.

You might also like my Twist Ear Warmer found here.



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Lisa Leong

Monday 6th of July 2020

Do you have a knit pattern for this crochet ear warmer pattern? I would like to try knitting this ear warmer for a 5 year old girl.


Thursday 9th of July 2020

I am sorry, I only write crochet patterns.


Tuesday 19th of February 2019

Made it several times but it kept turning out too small. Adjusted the tension for the yarn I used and it turned out super fun. Would love to show the end result


Tuesday 19th of February 2019

Hi Barbara, I am so happy to hear that. I would love to see your headbands too. You can email it to me at mycrochetdreamz (at)


Tuesday 8th of January 2019

Hi! I'm sorry, this is probably a really stupid question but: When I do 37 ch(adult large) It does not even come close to reach around my head! What am I doing wrong? Hov do I fix it. Can I ad more loops or am I simply not understanding the pattern? I would be really greatful for some help! Thanks Hanna


Wednesday 9th of January 2019

Try working one row and see if it fits, Chain can look shorter before you work your first row. If it still doesn't fit, you can add extra chains.


Friday 28th of December 2018

Hi!! What yarn did you use specifically in this pattern? Love it!!


Friday 28th of December 2018

Big Twist Natural Blend yarn was used for the samples. Any super bulky size 6 yarn will work.

Jeanie Moore

Monday 26th of November 2018

I love this pattern, but, when I first tried to print it, the web site wouldn't come up, then when it finally did, the print is print over print so I can't read it. Can you fix it?


Monday 26th of November 2018

Hi Jeanie, My website was down the day before due to some server issues. I think it is fixed by now.