Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Basket Weave Ear Warmer Free Pattern!

Here I present one of my favorite stitches, the basket weave!! Weave your double crochet stitches together to make this Basket Weave Ear Warmer in any color that makes your heart happy!  I love the basket weave because it looks amazing and it also feels really nice.  I like to use one color for this piece (though you can use multiple if you choose), and one 1/2 inch or 1 inch button in the back.  Please feel free to ask questions or share any comments you may come across while making this!



Basket Weave Ear Warmer
Pattern created by Emily Lucero Wood

Abbreviation List- video tutorials can be found on YouTube
Hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
fpdc- front post double crochet
bpdc- back post double crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
st- stitch
inc- increase (this pattern consists of fpdc inc, bpdc inc, hdc inc)
dec- decrease
FO- finish off

Materials:
Hook- I hook
Yarn- Worsted Weight recommended

*At the end of each row, chain 2 and turn (I will omit this instruction at the end of each row with the assumption that you will do this each time).
*Basic understanding of the basketweave is helpful before attempting this pattern, though not necessary.  This particular basketweave contains 3 fpdc, 3 bpdc; and you will do three rows before switching to the opposite direction.
*During the increase and decrease rows, you will do one row of increases, then one row steady
*Three rows will work together to make each part of the weave.  The rows (Row 1:, etc) are either bolded or not to demonstrate which rows will be worked similarly

To begin: ch 10
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across (8)
Row 2: fpdc in first 3 st, bpdc in 3 st, hdc in last st (7)
Row 3: fpdc inc (meaning put 2 fpdc st around first st), fpdc in next 2 st, bpds in next 3 st, hdc inc in last st (meaning put 2 hdc st in the last st) (9)
Row 4: fpdc, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc, hdc (9)
Row 5: fpdc inc, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc, hdc inc (11)
Row 6: fpdc in next 2 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 2 st, hdc (11)
Row 7: bpdc inc, bpdc, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 2 st, hdc inc (13)
Row 8: bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, hdc (13) [At this point you have reached the full width and will simply continue repeating the pattern until you reach the length necessary]
Row 9: bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, hdc
Row 10: fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, hdc
Row 11 & 12: repeat row 10.
Row 13 & 14 repeat row 9.
You will want to end with a row 12 so that your basket weave comes out properly with the decreases.
Row 15: bpdc dec, bpdc, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 2 st, fpdc/hdc dec (11)
Row 16: bpdc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 2 st, hdc (11)
Row 17: bpdc dec, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc, fpdc/hdc dec (9)
Row 18: fpdc, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc, hdc (9)
Row 19: fpdc/bpdc dec, bpdc in next 2 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc/hdc dec (7)
Row 20: bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, hdc.

Finishing: FO and weave in extra yarn.  Attach a ½-1 inch button centered over rows 18-20.  To wear, put on head, covering ears and shove the button through a hole in row 2 or 3 of the other end.


5 comments:

  1. Please help me with row 9. Is it 6 bpdc? Because if it is it wont come out looking right.

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  2. This is how the pattern should read.
    Row 9: bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, hdc
    Row 10: fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, fpdc in next 3 st, bpdc in next 3 st, hdc
    Row 11 & 12: repeat row 10.
    Row 13 & 14 repeat row 9.
    You will want to end with a row 12 so that your basket weave comes out properly with the decreases.

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    1. Hi Jessica,
      Thanks for your comment and correction. I was aware of an issue but hadn't been able to take a closer look so I appreciate you doing the job for me! I plan on following the pattern as it is now to verify that all is well.
      Thanks!
      Emily

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