Hi everyone! I hope you are well and safe at home, and that you can make time for yourself in these troubled times.It is a strange life, not being able to go out and about as we used to. There are up and downs, definitely, for me... Some days are easier than others.
I decided to do something useful and connected via Facebook to groups or people making stuff to help health workers. You know they have to wear face masks all day long (or night!), and shifts can be up to more than 12 hours... Hello sore ears...Today I will share with you my pattern to crochet "ear savers", a strap with buttons meant to go behind your head to attach the mask straps and save sore ears.
You will need some DK cotton yarn, 2 buttons, a 4mm hook, some thread and a sewing needle.
Start by making a 14 stitches chain.
Make 1 stitch, then make a half treble stitch in the third stitch from the hook.
Make 1 half treble stitch in each one of the remaining stitches on the chain.
In the last stitch, make 3 half treble stitches in the same stitch (that's your corner), and continue making 1 half treble stitch in each of the chain one.
Make 3 half treble in the last stitch of the row (your second corner), and slip stitch through the first stitch.
Make 1 chain, then make 1 double crochet stitch in each of the half treble. When you are in the corner section, make 3 double crochet in the middle stitch, then make 1 double crochet in each of the remaining half treble (corner), making 3 double crochet in the last half treble (corner). Slip stitch into the first stitch.
Pull a bit of yarn through the stitch and cut it. Secure the yarn weaving it through in and out the stitches.S
ew a button on each end. You have an ear saver!If you need more details on how to make the stitches (half treble and double crochet), please head over to my Facebook page where I published a video of me making these.