How to Crochet an Ear Warmer

Posted by Heidi Gustad
This beginner crochet project has video tutorials to walk you through every step of the way. Learn how to crochet a simple ear warmer.

Much like the mug rugs knitting pattern I shared to get you started on your first-ever knitting project, this crochet ear warmer is the ideal project for those starting at square one with crochet! You can whip this up in a week or two, even if you're a brand new beginner. For those of you that are first time crocheters, I'm excited to introduce you to a new craft - we're so glad you're here!


Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in White
size I9 crochet hook

Chain to begin

Chain 14 stitches as demonstrated in the video below.

Single crochet across

Starting in the second chain from the hook, single crochet 12 stitches across.

Chain and turn to finish the row

When you reach the end of your row, you'll need to do something called turning the chain to get ready to start crocheting the next row. It's super easy, and this video will help guide you through if it's your first time doing this! For this pattern, you only need to chain 1 and turn at the end of each row, as shown in the video.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the rectangle you're crocheting is long enough to fit around your head. When you've finished crocheting, you'll still need to end by turning the chain, but instead of single crocheting across, you'll slip stitch to join the ends of your work. Check out this video for a demo of the slip stitch, particularly how to use it to join crochet into a circle. To join the ends on this project, you'll slip stitch 12 times across. When you're done, use your crochet hook to weave the tails of your crochet into the body of the ear warmer to finish up.

And that's it! Your first crochet project is done! Once you get the hang of the motion, crochet becomes like second nature. And if you'd like to make a cowl instead of an ear warmer, all you've got to do is begin by chaining more stitches at the beginning to make your project big enough to fit around your head and neck. Let us know if you have any questions!