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Bestest Earwarmers MAL

Bestest Earwarmers MAL (Make ALong)

Jan 30th to Feb 5th I will run a mini-MAL with my upcoming pattern “Bestest Earwarmers”. This is a MAL for everyone who likes or want to learn tunisian crochet. The pattern is written as a photo tutoral for absolute beginners. It includes a stitch guide, extra information about the technique and how to create the knot look in front of the earwarmers. If you are used to tunisian crochet the pattern is also written in a short version.

The MAL will be hosted by me, Johanna, in my FB-group Mijo Crochet Hangout.

You will be able to ask questions, show your work and chat with fellow crocheters during your work with the Earwarmers. A nice little event to brighten the dark season 😃

The pattern is already available on Ravelry and Etsy if you like to make an early start or prepare yourself for Jan 30th.

What you need to Join the MAL:

Yarn: 1 x malabrigo RIOS (100% superwash merino wool; 100g/192m), color 121 Marte.

One skein is enough for 2 medium sized earwarmers.

You can use any yarn you like for this pattern. I recommend to use a worsted weight yarn or thicker if you are new to tunisian crochet. You can also use a fingering/sport weight yarn if you like a lighter and thinner earwarmer, or simply hold 2 strands together to get a thicker result.

Wool yarn of any kind is warm, easy to work with and gives you a stretchy fabric. If you don’t want wool I would recommend an acrylic or acrylic blend yarn.

Hook: Tunisan crochet hook 6.0mm or the size that matches your yarn.

For tunisian crochet you use bigger hook sizes and usually at least one hook size bigger than what is recommended on the yarn label. Make a little swatch and see how the fabric looks.

The earwarmers width is approx 12cm so you will not need a cable. If your hook is on the shorter side you can use a stopper at the end (or simply a smal rubber band) to prevent the loops from falling of.

Tapestry needle



Pattern features:

  • Written pattern in English, Dutch, German, Greek, Japanese and Swedish.
  • Photos to showevery step of the pattern.
  • Photo tutorials how to make tunisian foundation row stitch, tunisian knit stitch, tunisian last stitch and bind off.
  • Directions how to customize the size.
  • Directions how to make the knot look.
  • Stitch count.

Stitches used in this pattern:

Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, tunisian foundation row stitch, tuisian knit stitch and last stitch.

Earwarmers made by Neko Sakura when she tested the pattern.

6 thoughts on “Bestest Earwarmers MAL

  1. Hi Johanna,
    Please advise if my yarn is enough to make this earwarmers.
    I have 1 skein of Wendy Festival Chunky yarn (100gram-112meter-hook size 6.5mm).


    1. Hi, I have not made this pattern with chunky yarn, but I’m quite sure it will be enough. Have in mind that you will need a bigger tunisian hook than the hook size recommended on the yarn label.


  2. I would love to learn this Tunisian crochet as have never done it before. I am away travelling and won’t be able to start till about the 4th Feb, will we still be able to use your MAL?


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