Thursday, January 30, 2020

Crochet cable hearts earwarmer - free pattern

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I love cables. I was working on a sweater involving cables when the thought of making hearts using cable stitches popped up. I searched the internet to see if I could find any interlocked cable hearts but I found only knit ones. So I came up with this one. I'm using it in a top that I'm working on now. Before I complete that I thought I would make a earwarmer using the interlocked cable hearts as a free pattern for you. You can use this pattern in various other items. You may add a few extra stitches on either side of the hearts to make a scarf. You can use the pattern in blankets, pillow covers or whatever. Note that this is a difficult pattern involving working around the posts and would be suitable only for those accustomed with cable stitches.  

Skill Level:

Advanced

Materials Used:

Sport weight/baby/2/fine yarn approximately 145 yards (wpi is 16) 
Crochet hook size 3.25 mm
Yarn needle

Size:

The earwarmer has a circumference of about 20 inches (51 cm) and width of about 4.7 inches (12 cm) and would fit an average adult head.

Gauge:

20 dc and 10.5 rows = approximately 4 inches

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
bpdc - back post double crochet
fpdc - front post double crochet

Instruction:

Row 1: Ch 26, dc in the 4th ch from hook (the skipped 3 ch will count as the 1st st), dc in rest of the chs across. Turn (24 sts)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 9 sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, dc in rest of the 10 sts. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 9 sts, bpdc in next 4 sts, dc in rest of the sts across. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in the 2 skipped sts working behind the fpdc sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the skipped 2 sts, dc in rest of the sts across. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, bpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, bpdc in next 2 sts, dc in rest of the sts across. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in the 2 skipped sts working behind the fpdc sts, dc in next 4 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, dc in rest of the 6 sts. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, bpdc in next 2 sts, dc in next 8 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in rest of the sts across. Turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in the 2 skipped sts working behind the fpdc sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, dc in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, dc in rest of the 4 sts. Turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, bpdc in 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in rest of the sts across. Turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next st, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in the 2 skipped sts working behind the fpdc sts, dc in next 4 sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, dc in next 4 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn. 
Row 11: Ch 3, dc in next st, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in next 6 sts, bpdc in 4 sts, dc in next 6 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, dc in next st, fdpc in next 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in the 2 skipped sts working behind the fpdc sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, dc in next 4 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in next st, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in 4 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 14: Ch 3, dc in next st, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in the 2 skipped sts working behind the fpdc sts, dc in next 4 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, fpdc in the 2 skipped sts, skip 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, dc in the 2 skipped sts working behind the fpdc sts, dc in last 2 sts. Turn.
Row 15: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in next 8 sts, bpdc in 2 sts, dc in rest of the 6 sts. Turn.
Right side of row 15
Repeat rows 8 to 15 five more times.
Join the ends together. You can either sew them together or use sc sts to join.

Edging   

Work 2 rounds of sc around both the edges spacing the sts uniformly. Cut off yarn and weave in all the loose ends.
This is the top that I'm working on now where I have used the interlocked cable hearts.




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