Here it is! My very first “more than a single crochet scarf” crochet invention created on my very own! Okay, actually, that’s not true. My first was a elf-ish newborn hat I made for Chrissie, but I sent it to her before I could write the pattern down, so we’ll just pretend like this is the first one. Sshh!
Don’t you just love it?! Initially I began this just as a way to learn a new stitch. I had tried a few different stitches that were new to me that night but then landed on this stitch - the bean stitch - and loved it! I liked the look so much I just kept crocheting then realized it would make a really neat earwarmer/headband, so I finished it fairly quickly, sewed on a button and that’s it!
Of course, I didn’t write down what I was doing while I was crocheting, so I had to go back and try to write it down while counting stitches and such. I followed my written pattern and tried to iron out the kinks while making a new earwarmer (in white).
No more rambling. Here is the pattern!
“The Bean” Earwarmer/Headband Yarn: Choose your own (I have been using yarn that I got from a rummage sale for $1 (two huge trash bags for $1. Aw yeah!), so I’m really not sure what kind of yarn all of this is. :( Not even sure what it’s made of but the yellow is a softer, thinner, more cotton-y style yarn, while the white feels just like Red Heart, worsted weight, in white.)
Hook: G, 4mm
Size: Yellow one is 19.5” x 4.25”, white one is 21.5” x 4.5”
HDC: Half double crochet
HDC dec: Half double crochet decrease
Bean stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up through stitch (two loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook and pull up through same stitch (four loops on hook), yarn over, insert hook and pull up through same stitch (six loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all six loops
Row 1: HDC in 2nd chain from hook, 9 HDC, ch 2, turn
Row 2: 10 HDC, ch 2, turn
Row 3: 2 HDC in first stitch, 8 HDC, 2 HDC in last stitch, ch 2, turn
Row 4: 2 HDC in first stitch, 10 HDC, 2 HDC in last stitch, ch 2, turn
Row 5: 2 HDC in first stitch, 11 HDC, 2 HDC in last stitch, ch 2, turn
Row 6: 16 HDC, ch 2, turn
Row 7: 16 HDC, ch 2, turn
Row 8: 16 HDC, ch 2, turn
Row 9: *skip 1 stitch, 1 bean stitch, ch 1,* repeat from * 7 times (8 total beans), turn
Row 10: Make bean stitch in ch 1 space of bean stitch in previous row, ch 1, turn (8 total beans)
Row 11-53: Repeat row 10, ch 2 after last round
Row 54: *HDC in ch 1 space of bean in previous row, HDC in top of bean* repeat from * 6 times, HDC in ch 1 of last bean (15 HDC), ch 2, turn
Row 55: HDC dec in first stich, 11 HDC, HDC dec in last two stitches, ch 2, turn
Row 56: HDC dec in first stitch, 9 HDC, HDC dec, ch 2, turn
Row 57: HDC dec, 7 HDC, HDC dec, ch 2, turn
Row 58: HDC dec, 5 HDC, HDC dec, ch 2, turn
Row 59: HDC in first stitch, HDC, ch 2, skip 2 stitches, 3 HDC, ch 2, turn (Creates button hole)
Row 60: HDC in first stitch, 6 HDC Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew a button in the middle of the first few rows where you’d like it to be.
To clarify where you will be making the bean stitches after making the initial row of bean stitches, see this picture:
￼ Make sure not to miss that last one in the row! It’s hidden.
And here is the white one I made after ironing out some kinks in the pattern:
￼No, I didn’t actually attach the button yet, okay?!
Hope you all enjoy the pattern. I’d love to know if anyone makes anything from this! And I also would love to know if you find any errors in the pattern. I can always use a proofreader! :)
Happy crocheting! :)
UPDATE 01/26/13: Someone pointed out to me that I had written “half double chain” instead of “half double crochet.” I have corrected this mistake in the post and the PDF pattern.
Feel free to sell any items made using this pattern but PLEASE give credit to this blog for the pattern!
I'm Hilary, a 20-something science nerd recently transplanted into the South. I enjoy cooking, baking, pinning, and crocheting. I love baseball, my boyfriend, and our little beagle, James.
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