Free Pattern – Winter Waves Ear Warmer

Here’s a great free pattern!!

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As a crochet designer, I find inspiration in many places, some expected, some surprising. So check this out!  In a recent Pinterest search, I stumbled upon a stitch I’d never heard of before —- the counterpane stitch. “The what??” I asked myself. Well a little research (thank you, Google fairy) told me that it is the translation of  an Old French word meaning bedspread. Naturally, I was intrigued,  began to play and ended up with headbands!

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The counterpane crochet stitch (say that 3 times fast) produces a very stretchy, textured fabric. It’s a GREAT showcase for solid colors.  This headband/ear warmer is easy and fun to make and is a customizers’ dream.  You don’t need buttons. You don’t need ties. Why? The chain-less foundations row and the counterpane stitch automatically make this a stretchy headband. So you can get this great gift into someone’s hands that much quicker.   It…

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