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The Birch Leaf Ear Warmer

Updated: Sep 29



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PART II

Who's ready for fall????? ME!!!!! And really, almost EVERY girl in the modern day first world hemisphere. ;-) But that being said... I am a Midwest girl and I do happen to live in one of the most BEAUTIFUL places for Fall (La Crosse, WI). We have some of the most amazing fall weather and with the mighty Mississippi right next door, I personally think it's one of the most beautiful places you could live (or visit). In case you missed my sales pitch on visiting La Crosse, check out my Part One of my Leaf Series... Leaf Me to my Coffee Cup Sleeve.


Any who... this pattern is a super quick make. Once you get your stitches down, you'll be making this pattern up quicker than you thought.





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This pattern is written using standard U.S. terms. Basic stitch knowledge is assumed.


Finished Measurements (all are approximate)

  • Length (When folded in half and at the widest point): 11.5 inches (29.21 centimeters)

  • Circumference (at the widest point): 23 inches (58.42 centimeters)

  • Width: Adult: 5 inches (12.7 centimeters)




Yarn


Crochet hook





Notions



Gauge 7 dc 4 rounds approximately 2”X2” square using medium yarn and J10 (6.00mm) crochet hook. (adjust hook or yarn as needed to get the gauge size correct)

Notes

  • To adjust length, increase or decrease the foundation double crochets by 5 stitches.

  • Every Round Ends with a slip stitch; unless otherwise noted.

  • Every Round Starts with a ch2 (this ch2 does not count as a stitch, instead the very first BPdc will be done around the very first BPdc from the previous round); unless otherwise noted.




Terms to Know

FDC: foundation Double Crochet

Ch(s): chain(s)

BPdc: Back Post Double Crochet

BPdc2tog: Back Post Double Crochet Together

FPdc: Front Post Double Crochet

FPdc2tog: Front Post Double Crochet Together

DC: Double Crochet

St(s): stitch(es)


* * = Repeat instructions between * and * the number of times indicated





Stitches

  • Foundation Double Crochet (FDC): Chain two, yarn over (YO), insert hook into very first chain made, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through one loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through two loops, yarn over (YO), pull through remaining two loops on hook. First complete. Continue this by: Yarn over (YO), insert hook into both sides of the BOTTOM of the previous stitch, pull up a loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through one loop (three loops on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through two loops, yarn over (YO), pull through remaining two loops on hook. Continue until desired length (or amount of Double Crochets) are acquired.


  • Back Post Double Crochet (BPdc): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from back to front to back around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 2 loops


  • Back Post Double Crochet Together (BPdc2tog): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from back to front to back around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), insert the hook from back to front to back around the next post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), and pull through two loops (three left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 3 loops



  • Front Post Double Crochet (FPdc): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from front to back to front around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 2 loops


  • Front Post Double Crochet Together (FPdc2tog): Yarn over (YO), insert the hook from front to back to front around the post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), insert the hook from front to back to front around the next post of the previous round stitch, yarn over (YO), and pull through two loops (three left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 3 loops


  • Double Crochet (DC): yarn over (YO), insert your hook, pull up a loop, yarn over (YO) and pull through two loops (two left on hook), yarn over (YO), pull through last 2 loops.





Directions:


Start with 60 FDC (see the video below on how to do a FDC). Careful not to twist, connect to the first FDC to make a loop.





Round 1: *BPdc in first 4 dc, FPdc* repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11. (60)


For Details on How watch the video below.



Round 2:  *BPdc2tog in the next 2 BPdc (2times); [FPdc, ch 1, FPdc] all on the previous FPdc* repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (60 counting ch or 48 stitches and 12 ch)

The Finished FPdc, ch1, FPdc around a DC

Round 3: *BPdc in each of the 2 BPdc2tog from previous round; FPdc on FPdc from previous round, [DC, ch 1, DC] all on the ch from previous round; FPdc on FPdc from previous round* repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (72 and 12 ch OR 84 total)


Finished DC, CH1, DC all in the CH1 Space form previous round

Round 4: *BPdc in each of the BPdc from previous round; FPdc on FPdc from previous round, FPdc on DC from previous round, [DC, ch 1, DC] all on the ch from previous round; FPdc on DC from previous round, FPdc on FPdc from previous round* repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (96 and 12 ch OR 108)





Round 5: *BPdc2tog; FPdc on FPdc from previous round, FPdc on FPdc from previous round, FPdc on DC from previous round, [DC, ch 1, DC] all on the ch from previous round; FPdc on DC from previous round, FPdc on FPdc from previous round, FPdc on FPdc from previous round* repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (108 and 12 ch OR 120)

Round 6: *BPdc previous BPdc2tog; FPdc on each of the next 3 FPdc from previous round, FPdc on DC from previous round, [2 DC] all on the ch from previous round; FPdc on DC from previous round, FPdc oneach of the next 3 FPdc from previous round,* repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (132)


Finished BPdc2tog

Round 7: *BPdc previous BPdc; FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round; FPdc on each of the next 2 FPdc from previous round, FPdc on DC from previous round, FPdc on DC from previous round, FPdc on each of the next 2 FPdc from previous round, FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round*; repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (108)


Round 8: *2 BPdc in previous BPdc; FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round; FPdc on each of the next 4 FPdc from previous round, FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round*; repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (96)


Round 9: *BPdc in each of the previous BPdc; FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round; FPdc on each of the next 2 FPdc from previous round, FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round*; repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11(72)





Round 10: *2 BPdc in previous BPdc; 2 BPdc in previous BPdc; FPdc2tog the next two FPdc from previous round, FPdc2tog on the next two FPdc from previous round*; repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (72)


Round 11: *BPdc in each of the previous BPdc; FPdc2tog on the last two FPdc from previous round*; repeat **around a total of 12 times or repeat 11 (60)


Weave in ends and done!



That's it! Enjoy!


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