I’ve been wanting to make some rainbow ear savers ever since I made my first ever ear saver pattern the ‘Flower Ear Savers‘. However, I didn’t have the right colours to make them until yesterday when a big order of yarn from Lovecrafts arrived! I was actually buying yarn for another blanket I’ve just started on but the colours just happened to be perfect for a rainbow.

Just like all of my previous ear saver patterns (find them HERE) this pattern is designed to use DK weight yarn and a 4mm hook. You could of course use a different weight and hook but this will change the finished size so bare that in mind. Unlike my other ear saver patterns this one is perfect for people who have ponytails! Simply slip your ponytail through the gap between the rainbow and the clouds then attach your mask to the buttons!

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Materials

6 different colours of DK yarn and white DK yarn

2 buttons

Thread 

Needle 

4mm hook

Abbreviations 

US Terms

ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

Sk – skip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc  half double crochet

dc – double crochet

Fsc – foundation single crochet

trc – treble crochet

inc – 2 single crochet in same stitch

Rainbow

Row 1: with first colour fsc 18 sts

Row 2: switch to 2nd colour ch1 (does not count as st)  3 sc , *2 sc, inc* 4 times 

Row 3: switch to 3rd colour ch1 (does not count as st)  3 sc , *3 sc, inc* 4 times 

Row 4: switch to 4th colour ch1 (does not count as st)  3 sc , *4 sc, inc* 4 times 

Row 5: switch to 5th colour ch1 (does not count as st)  3 sc , *5 sc, inc* 4 times 

Row 6: switch to 6th colour ch1 (does not count as st)  3 sc , *6 sc, inc* 4 times 

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Clouds

Using white yarn ch 14

Row 1: 3 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 11 sc, 3 sc in last ch. Do not turn, continue working down the opposite side of the ch working sc into each ch except the last one. Sl st with 1st sc.

Row 2: ch 4, 2trc in same st, 3 trc into next 2 sts, *sk 1, sc, sk 1, 5trc in next st* 3 times. Sk 1, sc, sk 1, 3 trc in next 3 sts. *sk 1, sc, sk 1, 5trc in next st* 3 times. Sk 1, sc, sl st with top of ch.

Assembly 

Using a yarn needle and white yarn sew the cloud on to the bottom of the rainbow with the cloud sitting in front. Using thread sew a button on to each end of the cloud. Weave in any ends.

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