Hi y’all! I hope you are staying safe as much as possible in this crazy time. I know these patterns have been a dime a dozen lately, and although there are many nice ones out there I couldn’t find any that were quite what I wanted. The way I designed this one should provide it with limited stretch thanks to the starting chain supporting the middle of the piece. Also the larger buttons help secure the piece for use through a long period of movement with less stress. I have been making these up like a storm for many healthcare worker friends, essential worker friends, as well as many elderly friends and family, and really anyone else. I have gotten a lot of great feedback on how these are holding up to their constant use and will update as needed if given any other feedback.
This pattern is totally free to download on Ravelry here if you would like the pdf version. I only ask that you do not remove my copyright or credits and please do not share it as your own.
In times like these it is important that we all come together to help each other survive both physically and mentally. That being said I am requesting you do not sell any finished product from this pattern, but instead give it away to those who need them. Stay safe everyone!
Ear Savers for Masks
Pattern by Lizz Jelsma
G or 4.0 MM Hook
1 Ball Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn
2 Buttons (I prefer ¾ inch or larger)
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
This pattern is written using American crochet terms. It is worked in one continuous round. Approximate finished size is 3 inches wide by an inch tall.
Leave 6” or longer tail for sewing at the start.
Row 1: CH 20, HDC in the third chain from the hook, HDC 16, HDC 6 in the last chain turning to work along the other side of the chain, HDC 16, HDC 5 in the next chain, SLST to the first HDC worked in the round.
Row 2: CH 1, SC in the same stitch, SC 16, *2 SC in the next stitch, SC in the next* 3 times, SC 16, *2 SC in the next stitch, SC in the next* 2 times, 2 SC in the next stitch, SLST to the first SC of the row and finish off leaving a 6” or longer tail for sewing.
Use the tails on both ends to securely attach the buttons. I like to attach then to where the outside of the button is right next to the edge of the last row of stitches. Make sure it is attached tightly to hold up to wear in weave those ends in like a mad person!
© 2020 Make It Sew Crochet
Thank you for downloading this free pattern. With this download you have permission to make and distribute any item made using the pattern. You may also share this pattern with anyone who can use it providing you leave the copyright and credit. Stay safe!