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Crochet Tunisian Ear Warmer – Yarn Club Fundraising Project

It’s been a while since my last post, and I have been feeling guilty for slacking off.  Finally I’ve picked up the crochet hooks again and made the Tunisian Ear Warmer (Click here for the free pattern) for the Yarn Club Fundraising.  I used Bernat Baby Big Ball Sport Yarn (Color: Blossom) and a 4 mm crochet hook.  I followed the free pattern but since I am using a different yarn and a different size hook, I made more than 55 rows as stated in the  pattern.  I started with chaining 17 (same as the pattern), and crocheted until it measures 20″ long.  I made this for a 9-year old, but you can measure the head size and minus 1″ in order to get a better fit (since the yarn will stretch).  I like the Tunisian stitches very much and this is what it looks as when completed!  Hope you will like it too!

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Crochet Shawl

I’ve been longing for making a shawl for myself, and fell in love with this one when I first saw it. I couldn’t find the yarn the pattern asks for at Michael’s, and ended up buying it online. I was not sure if I could really make it when I bought the yarns online, but here it is and I did it:
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Pattern (from Bernat Yarn website):

MEASUREMENT
Approx 61 ins [155 cm] wide x 31 ins [78.5 cm] deep.

MATERIALS
Bernat® Satin Sparkle

(80 g/2.8 oz; 146 m/160 yds
53110 (Sapphire) 6 balls

Size 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

GAUGE
12 sc and 13 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

ABBREVIATIONS
http://www.bernat.com/glossary

INSTRUCTIONS
Beg at point, ch 5.
1st row: (RS). (Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times in 5th ch from hook. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook – cluster made. Ch 2. 1 dc in same ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 4. Cluster in first ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 3. Cluster. Ch 2. 1 dc) in turning ch sp. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 4. Cluster in first ch-2 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 3. Cluster) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 3. Cluster. Ch 2. 1 dc) in turning ch sp. Turn. 3 clusters.
4th row: Ch 4. Cluster in first ch-2 sp. Ch 1. *(1 sc. Ch 3. Cluster) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to last turning ch sp. (1 sc. Ch 3. Cluster. Ch 2. 1 dc) in turning ch sp. Turn.
Rep last row until there are 61 clusters in row. Fasten off.