Crochet · Free Pattern

Ear Savers

Staying safe during the COVID-19 pandemic is important for everyone to take measures to stay safe. Many areas and occupations require masks to be worn. My work requires masks to be work in meetings and I wear them on my commute in to work. One accessory that can provide a bit of relief for mask wearers are ear savers. Rather then the elastic looping around the wearers ear, it is looped around the button. This takes the pressure off the back of your ears. Best of all these savers take 10-15 minutes to make!

I have 4 styles. The first two ear savers I love. I chose to make these out of recycled cotton yarn. I really love this yarn. I’m definatley going to be using a lot more of it in the future. These are the plain and braided ear savers. There are also two fancier patterns in the set a ponytail and bow ear saver.

The pattern is available on my Ravelry store. You can get some ear savers from my etsy store. I am running a promotion util the end of September (2020) where any pattern purchase will come with a $5AUD discount for my etsy store.

Ear Savers Book

This pattern book provides a photo tutorial for each of these patterns Ad-free. The file is PDF. This pattern is rated as EASY -- suitable for a confident beginner. It uses standard US and UK English crochet terminology. It has been tested for clarity and accuracy. In addition, and as mentioned earlier, it contains how-to photos. I am confident this pattern will make for a happy crochet experience. I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations. But please contact me if you have any problems with your order. **Please be patient if you use this form to purchase the pattern. I will need to email the file, it may take a few hours for me to send (it may be night for me!)

A$2.50

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What you need:

  • Hook- 2.5mm or 5 mm, See table below
  • Yarn- varies for each pattern
  • Yarn Needle
  • 2 Buttons each, See table below.
HookButtonsYarn
Plain2.5mm2, 25mm10m, Worsted weight
Braided2.5mm2, 25mm10 m Worsted Weight
Ponytail5mm2, 25mm10m DK weight
Bow5mm2, 30mm20m DK weight
Suppies needed

Pattern notes:

The ear savers are a one size fits most. Each ear saver is 5-6.5” in length depending on your tension. These can be increased and decreased in length. Scaling instructions are given in each pattern. 

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Finished Size:

Plain: 1” width by 6” length

Braided:1” width, 6” length

Ponytail: 0.75” width and 6.5” length

Bow: 3.5” width and 6.5” length

The CH1/CH2 at the end of each row is not included in the stitch count.

Terminology:

This pattern is written in US terminology. The UK equivalent terms are provided in square brackets as such [UK]. SK is to signify the skipped stitches. The equivalent terms are summarised below:

US TerminologyUK Terminology
Double Crochet (DC)Treble Crochet [TC]
Single Crochet (SC)Double Crochet [DC]
Slip Stitch (SL)Slip Stitch [SL]
Chain (CH)Chain [CH]
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Plain:

Foundation: CH8, Turn. [8]

R1: DC[TC] in 3rd chain from hook, DC[TC] across. CH2 and turn. [6]

R2-11:DC[TC] across. CH2 and turn. [6]

R12: DC [TC] across, Fasten off and weave in ends. [6]

Sew in buttons. The buttons should be sewn into R2 and R11 into 3-4 stitches.

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Braided:

Foundation: CH 8. [8]

R1: DC[TC] In 3rd chain from the hook, DC[TC] across, CH2  and turn. [6]

R2: DC[TC] across, CH2  and turn. [6]

R3: DC[TC] across, turn. [6]

Strand 1:CH 30, in 2nd chain from hook SC[DC]. SC[DC] in next 28 stitches. SL into the 5th stitch of R3.

Strand 2: SL into 4th stitch of R3 CH 30, in 2nd chain from hook SC[DC]. SC[DC] in next 28 stitches. SL into the 3rd stitch of R3.

Strand 3: SL into 2nd stitch of R3 CH 30, in 2nd chain from hook SC[DC]. SC[DC] in next 28 stitches. SL into the 1st stitch of R3.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Button flap:

Foundation: CH 8. [8]

R1: DC[TC] In 3rd chain from the hook, DC[TC] across, CH2  and turn. [6]

R2: DC[TC] across, CH2  and turn. [6]

R3: DC[TC] across, fasten off. Leave 10” to sew into the end. [6]

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Assembly:

  1. Braid the three strands together (like you do with hair) 
  2. Secure ends with stitch markers.
  1. With the tail on the button flap thread through each strand end. Each strand is fastened to two stitches of the button flap. 
  2. Sew in buttons. The buttons should be sewn into R2 and R11 into 3-4 stitches.
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Ponytail

Foundation: CH 25, turn. [25]

R1: SC[DC] into 2nd chain from the hook. SC[DC] across, CH1 and turn. [24]

R2: SC[DC] into the first 6 stitches, CH12, SK 12, SC[DC] into the last 6 stitches. CH1 and turn. [24]

R3: SC[DC] in the first 6 stitches, SC[DC] 12 around the CH section of R3, SC[DC] in last 6 stitches. [24]

Secure buttons into the second row, second stitch from each end.

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Bow

Foundation: CH25 [25]

R1: DC[TC] into the 3rd stitch from the hook, DC[TC] across, CH2 and turn. [23]

R2-5:DC[TC] across, CH2 and turn. [23]

R6:DC[TC] across, fasten off and weave in ends. [23]

Secure buttons to the fourth stitch and 19th stitches of rows 3 and 4.

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