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Picot Single Crochet Ear Warmer & Cowl Set

Smiling woman wearing the Picot Single Crochet Stitch Ear Warmer and Cowl Set
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I’m so excited to share with you my brand new ear warmer and cowl free crochet pattern. This project uses picot single crochet stitch to create tiny little bobbles on the surface of the project that give it a fun texture without the weight of real crochet bobble stitches. They are quick and fun to make and I just love the way that they look.

This project uses a yarn that is relatively new to me but had me falling head over heels at first stitch: We Crochet Swish Worsted. For this pattern, I used the colouway Wonderland Heather and it is absolutley beautiful. It has the subtlest heathering and it is crazy soft. It is currently available in 33 different colours and I can’t wait to see what colours you all choose to use! Check out my review of this yarn HERE.

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For this project, I use a special crochet picot stitch called the picot single crochet stitch. This stitch modifies the single crochet stitch to add the CH 3 of a picot in the middle of the stitch. After finishing this stitch, a single crochet is placed in the next stitch which helps keep the picot stitch grounded so to speak and the picot stick out from the fabric. I find doing picot stitches like this to be quick and easy.

Because of the way that this picot stitch used in this project is created, your work will not have straight edges right away. Your work will look like a rectangle that leans to one side. That’s normal and totally fixable. To fix this issue, you just need to block your project. I steam block almost everything so I just place my project on the foam mats and pin the piece so the edges are straight. Then, I steam it and let it dry. Wet blocking would probably be best for this project but, if you’re impatient to wear this, steam blocking will still work too.

work in progress picture of the picot single crochet ear warmer

This pattern is part of the Stitch & Hustle Perfect Picot Blog Hop that is generously being sponsored by We Crochet. Find the beautiful free crochet patterns of the other participants here:

Mamas2Hands.comJosephine Clochehttps://mamas2hands.com/2020/09/25/josephine-cloche-crochet-pattern/
The Loopy LambPicot Me Up Ear Warmer and Cowl Sethttps://www.theloopylamb.com/2020/09/25/picot-single-crochet-stitch-ear-warmer-and-cowl-set/
Underground CrafterSleepy Sunrise Amigurumihttps://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/09/25/perfect-picot-blog-hop-sleepy-sunrise-amigurumi/
The Stitchin’ MommyTropical Sunset Fingerless Mittshttps://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2020/09/tropical-sunset-fingerless-mitts-free-crochet-pattern.html
Erica DietzPicot Edge Scarfhttps://www.5littlemonsters.com/2020/09/picot-edged-scarf.html
Sincerely PamContessa Cropped Pulloverhttps://www.sincerelypam.com/contessa-cropped-pullover-crochet-pattern
Love.life.yarnSimple Crochet Baby Bonnethttps://lovelifeyarn.com/simple-crochet-baby-bonnet/
Crystalized DesignsKoKo Cocoon Cardiganhttps://www.crystalized-designs.com/koko-cocoon-cardigan-free-crochet-pattern/
Briana K DesignsPicot Crochet Shawl Free Patternhttps://brianakdesigns.com/picot-crochet-shawl-free-pattern/
Detroit KnotsHayloft Capelethttps://detroitknots.wordpress.com/?p=305
Stitch & HustleAtlantic Waves Shawlhttps://www.stitchandhustle.com/free-patterns/atlantic-waves-shawl-free-crochet-pattern
Oombawka Design CrochetSeptember Mandalahttps://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2020/09/september-mandala-pattern.html
MooglyPicot Trip Cowlhttps://www.mooglyblog.com/picot-trip-cowl/
2 Bossay Knits / Michelle TharpesSummer Citrus Wraphttps://seriousasshookersblog.weebly.com/
Joy of Motion CrochetDiagonal Sunset Wraphttps://joyofmotioncrochet.com/diagonal-sunset-wrap-free-crochet-pattern
ACCROchetBoxed inhttps://www.accrochet.com/stitch-hustle-blog-hop/

We’re also holding a MASSIVE giveaway in which FIVE (5) winners will be selected to win the yarn to make 3 of the projects included in the blog hop. This giveaway has been generously sponsored by We Crochet. The prize groups are below. This giveaway is open world wide and you need only enter the giveaway one to be entered for all prize packs! Entry form is included below the prize pack list.

Prize Pack One
Mamas2Hands.comJosephine Clochehttps://mamas2hands.com/2020/09/25/josephine-cloche-crochet-pattern/
Love.life.yarnSimple Crochet Baby Bonnethttps://lovelifeyarn.com/simple-crochet-baby-bonnet/
Underground CrafterSleepy Sunrise Amigurumihttps://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/09/25/perfect-picot-blog-hop-sleepy-sunrise-amigurumi/
Erica DietzPicot Edge Scarfhttps://www.5littlemonsters.com/2020/09/picot-edged-scarf.html
Prize Pack 2
The Loopy LambPicot Me Up Ear Warmer and Cowl Sethttps://www.theloopylamb.com/2020/09/25/picot-single-crochet-stitch-ear-warmer-and-cowl-set/
Sincerely PamContessa Cropped Pulloverhttps://www.sincerelypam.com/contessa-cropped-pullover-crochet-pattern
Detroit KnotsHayloft Capelethttps://detroitknots.wordpress.com/?p=305
Prize Pack 3
Crystalized DesignsKoKo Cocoon Cardiganhttps://www.crystalized-designs.com/koko-cocoon-cardigan-free-crochet-pattern/
Briana K DesignsPicot Crochet Shawl Free Patternhttps://brianakdesigns.com/picot-crochet-shawl-free-pattern/
The Stitchin’ MommyTropical Sunset Fingerless Mittshttps://www.thestitchinmommy.com/2020/09/tropical-sunset-fingerless-mitts-free-crochet-pattern.html
Prize Pack 4
Stitch & HustleAtlantic Waves Shawlhttps://www.stitchandhustle.com/free-patterns/atlantic-waves-shawl-free-crochet-pattern
Oombawka Design CrochetSeptember Mandalahttps://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2020/09/september-mandala-pattern.html
MooglyPicot Trip Cowlhttps://www.mooglyblog.com/picot-trip-cowl/
Prize Pack 5
2 Bossay Knits / Michelle TharpesCitrus Wraphttps://seriousasshookersblog.weebly.com/
Joy of Motion CrochetDiagonal Sunset Wraphttps://joyofmotioncrochet.com/diagonal-sunset-wrap-free-crochet-pattern
ACCROchetBoxed inhttps://www.accrochet.com/stitch-hustle-blog-hop/
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Learn how to do the Picot Single Crochet Stitch in my Tutorial Below:

Picot Me Up Ear Warmer and Cowl Set

Crochet earwarmer and cowl set lain out in a flat lay with coffee, yarn and a furls crochet hook

You can purchase an inexpensive ad-free PDF version of this pattern for a small fee HERE on Ravelry and HERE on Etsy.

Skill Level:

  • Intermediate

Supplies For Crochet Ear Warmer:

Supplies For Crochet Cowl

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Abbreviations:


Special Stitches:

  • Picot Single Crochet: Insert hook into indicated stitch, yarn over hook and pull through stitch.  Yarn over and pull through one loop on the hook three times.  Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. (Find the tutorial HERE).


Finished Ear Warmer Size:

  • Adult – 19.5” Long (before seaming) by 4.5” wide

Finished Cowl Size:

  • 24.75” Long (before seaming) by 8.5” wide

Gauge:

  • 15 HDC sts x 12 rows of pattern ST = 4 inches

Notes:

  •  This pattern is worked back and forth in rows in a flat panel and then is seamed together at the short ends. 
  • The completed projects will slant to the right and appear to not have straight edges.  This is caused by the Picot Single Crochets shifting the work to the right.  This project must be blocked in order to straighten the edges to provide a clean, straight seam which also makes seaming the project together easier.
  • Instructions given in ** are to be repeated for the indicated number of repeats or the instructions provided next to the **


Picot Me Up Ear Warmer Pattern


Row 1: FHDC 75 or CH 76 and HDC in each ST across, starting in the 2nd CH from the hook. (75)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
Row 3:  CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (75)
Row 4:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
Row 5:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (75)

Picot Me Up Crochet Ear Warmer made using Picot Single Crochet Stitch
Smiling woman wearing a crochet ear warmer


Row 6: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
Row 7: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (75)
Row 8: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (75)
Row 10: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)
Row 11: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (75)
Rows 12 – 13: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (75)

FO and leave a long tail to seam the ear warmer together.  Block your work using your preferred blocking method. 

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Woman looking down wearing a crochet ear warmer and cowl set

Finishing Your Ear Warmer:

Lay your ear warmer right side up in front of you.  Pick the short ends together, right sides touching. 

Step one of closing up the crochet ear warmer

Place the ends inside each other so they overlap about an inch.  Make sure your tail is on the outside. 

closing up the ear warmer step 2

Thread your tapestry needle on the long tail left when finishing off and sew back and forth through all four layers going through the edge stitches. 

Sewing the closure - Step 3

When done, take the unfinished parts pictured and sew them together end to end. 

showing the unfishing parts of the crochet ear warmer to seam.

When done seaming FO and weave in ends.  Turn your ear warmer right side out and you’re all set. 

Finishing the seaming of the ear warmer closure.

Picot Me Up Cowl Pattern:

Row 1: FHDC 95 or CH 96 and HDC in each ST across, starting in the 2nd CH from the hook. (95)
Row 2: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 3:  CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
Row 4:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 5:  CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
Row 6: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 7: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)

Woman looking over the top of a crochet cowl with picot single crochet stitch bobbles


Row 8: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 9: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
Row 10: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 11: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
Row 12: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 13: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
Row 14: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 15: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
Row 16: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 17: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
Row 18: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 19: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
Row 20: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)
Row 21: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the 1st ST, *CH 1, SK 1, HDC* repeat until end of row.  (95)
Row 22: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)

flat lay image of crochet cowl with a bobble texture made using picot single crochet stitch.


Row 23: CH 1 and turn.  *SC in the first ST and PSC in the next ST* across until 1 ST remains.  SC in the last ST. (95)
Rows 24 – 25: CH 1 and turn.  HDC in the first ST and each ST across. (95)

FO and leave a long tail to seam the cowl together.  Block your work using your preferred blocking method.  Thread your tapestry needle on to the yarn tail and seam the two short ends of the cowl together using mattress stitch or your preferred seaming method.

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