I keep coming back to my Elkhorn Collection and adding new pieces. I love the clean lines and the simplicity of this collection. It’s warm and the pieces do a great job of keeping out some of the icy Nebraska cold and wind that dominates our winter months. I love that each piece in this collection looks great on men as well as women. This year, I’ve added the Elkhorn Neck Warmer Crochet Pattern.
The Elkhorn Neck Warmer is a one size fits most pattern. It can be made with or without post stitch ribbing on the top and bottom.
The Elkhorn Neck Warmer crochet pattern is beginner friendly and quick. It requires only 95g/3.4 oz or 155m/169yds of worsted weight yarn.
If you’d love an ad-free .pdf version of this pattern you can find it at Ravelry and on Etsy. The .pdf version of this pattern includes both versions of the Elkhorn Neck Warmer, with ribbing and without.
For the Elkhorn Ear Warmer, you will need
Hook– I (5.5mm) Hook
Yarn– 3.4 oz/95g 169yd/155m, #4 worsted weight yarn. I used Lion Brand Heartland, color Sequoia.
Extras– yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape.
Stitches used for the Elkhorn Neck Warmer
CH – Chain
FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet
HDC3L – Half-double Crochet in 3rd Loop
DLSLST-Drop Loop Slip Stitch *see Notes
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(S) – Stitch(es)
Finished Size of the Elkhorn Neck Warmer
One Size fits most teen and adults
Without Ribbing Approx 11.5″ W x 7″H
Other things you need to know before you get making
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
The Elkhorn Neck Warmer is worked in the round.
CH 1 at the beginning of each round DOES NOT count as a stitch.
All round are worked with the front/right side facing out.
All rounds are joined using DLSLST: Finish last HDC3L of the round. Drop working loop from hook. Insert hook through 1st stitch of the round (back/wrong side to front/right side). Place dropped working loop back on to hook and pull through 1st stitch of the round. Gently tighten up any slack. This method of joining creates a neater seam.
This pattern is very easy to adjust for sizing purposes. If you need it wider/narrowed, just add/take away a stitch or two from the foundation row and do the new number of stitches for all following rounds. If you need to shorten the length or make longer, just add additional rows or take a few away.
Lets get making!
Round 1: FHDC 86 stitches. Join last stitch to 1st stitch with a DLSLST. There will be a gap at the bottom of this round where you joined the last and 1st stitches. You will close this up with your yarn tail when weaving in your ends. (86 ST)
Rounds 2-23: CH 1. HDC3L in 1st ST. HDC3L into each ST around. Join to 1st ST with DLSLST. (86 ST each round)
Cut yarn and weave in all ends. When weaving in yarn from the foundation row, make sure to close up the gap left when joining the foundation row.
Also on the blog and using the same stitches is the Elkhorn Cup Sleeve.
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