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    Picot Single Crochet Ear Warmer & Cowl Set

    Smiling woman wearing the Picot Single Crochet Stitch Ear Warmer and Cowl Set
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    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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    Feel free to sell the item created by this pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: www.theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, claiming this pattern as your own original design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.   

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    Swish Worsted Weight Yarn Review

    Swish Worsted Yarn from We Crochet in three different colours with a lime furls crochet hook.
    This post may contain affiliate links. All opinions are my own.

    I was recently sent some Swish Worsted Weight yarn from We Crochet (crochet.com) for a design and I decided to share with you my experience working with it in this Swish Worsted Weight Yarn Review.

    This yarn was provided to me free of charge but all opinions are my own.

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    Swish Worsted Weight Yarn in Wonderland Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Rainforest Heather. and Copper
    Swish Worsted Weight Yarn (from left to right) in Wonderland Heather, Cobblestone Heather, Rainforest Heather. and Copper

    Swish Worsted Weight is, like the name suggests a worsted weight, size 4 yarn. Swish Worsted weight is sold in 50g skeins and a 50g skein contains 100 yards of yarn. This yarn is 100% fine superwash merino wool which means it is machine washable and dryable. Let’s get into the knitty gritty of the label before we get into the review so we know more about what we’re talking about.

    We Crochet Swish Worsted Weight:

    • Current Number of Colourways Available: 33. Check them out HERE.
    • Fiber Content: 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool
    • Weight: 4 (medium)
    • Ball Size: 50g
    • Yardage: 100 yd / 91.44 m
    • Suggested Hook Size: 5.5 – 6.5 mm (I – K)
    • Suggested Needle Size: 4 – 5.5mm (US 6 – 9)
    • Crochet Gauge: 11 – 14 scs = 4″
    • Knitting Gauge: 4.5 – 5 sts = 1″
    If you’re planning on buying some Swish Worsted Weight Yarn, please consider doing so through this affiliate link. It helps to support the blog at zero cost to you and allows me to continue to bring you great free yarn reviews like this one and free crochet patterns.

    First off, I want to talk about just how many colourways are available for this yarn. I got to try 4 different colourways and they were all absolutely beautiful. I got Wonderland Heather, Copper, Cobblestone Heather, and the Rainforest Heather. I am a total sucker for a beautifully heathered yarn and these are no exception. The Wonderland Heather and the Rainforest Heather were my favouriets. The heathering just adds so much depth to these colours and I just can’t get enough of them. There are a few other coloursways I’ve got my eye on on their site because I’m probably going to need to make a few more things soon with this yarn.

    rainforest heather yarn close up
    close up image of wonderland heather swish worsted weight yarn

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    Check out the video review of We Crochet’s Swish Worsted Weight yarn:

    How Does It Feel?

    I hear from a lot of people that they are hesitant to order yarn online because they want to be able to touch the yarn. I get it. I’m a serial yarn squisher and have definitely put off some online orders just because I wasn’t sure if I would like how it felt.

    Throw any ideas of scratchy wool out the window because this yarn is buttery soft. According to the We Crochet site, it’s made using a high grade merino wool (20.5) microns. This is the high end of the fine merino wool grading scale which means it’s really soft but still very durable and can be suitable for outerwear garments, if that’s your thing. This yarn is so soft, that I’d be confident making something for a baby to wear next to skin without concern that it would be irritating to their skin. I have a pattern coming out soon using this yarny delight and I’ve worn these items next to skin and it was absolutely delightful.

    Drape? Stitch Definition?

    I absolutely loved working with Swish Worsted Weight. It has good stitch definition without being too soft or to harsh. And the drape? Lovely. Just lovely. I used a 5mm crochet hook for my design and after I blocked it, I fell in love. I am hoping to start another design with it soon with a larger hook and I can’t wait to get started. I can just imagine what it’ll look and feel like and it’s dreamy.

    Close up image of the stitch definition in a crochet swatch using this yarn

    If worsted weight yarn isn’t necessarily what you’re after, We Crochet also offers this yarn in DK and Bulky weights. They also have Swish Fingering weight but that’s only available in bare yarn currently. I loved this yarn and the fact that it’s machine washable means that it’ll be working it’s way into my regular rotation of faves that I reach for when crocheting.

    Thanks for checking out my yarn review. Have you tried Swish Worsted Weight yarn yet? What did you think? What would you make with it? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!

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