Donation #1 - Mask Ear Savers to Trillium Hospital

Hi Everyone!

I've decided to create SQ's News because I wanted to keep track of all my donations, so I can look back to see all of the items I've made, but also to share them with all of you! I will also try to give you all the pattern of the items in my posts, or link the designer I got the pattern from! I'm new to the blogging world, well actually, kind of new to social media in general, especially in trying to advertise myself and SQ Stitches, so I'll admit, I'm a little nervous about starting, but hopefully you all will enjoy my posts! Also, I am open to any post suggestions and looking into different posts I can write for the future so please let me know in the comments or by clicking Contact Us.

But to get to the main part of my post, I want to share the first donation I've made! I crocheted 50 ear savers for the healthcare staff at Trillium Hospital! I've seen many people create these for themselves or to donate and I figured I'd get on the band wagon (is that the expression? 😳😂) Trillium Health Partners run both of the hospitals near me and have volunteered at one of their locations for about a year, a couple years ago, and their staff (especially their nurses) are so patient and so it was nice to be able to make something that can help, especially in this trying time. 

For anyone that would like to make these ear savers, here is the crochet pattern I used:

You can use any size yarn and crochet needle, but I used size 4 worsted weight yarn (I think... the label ripped off and I couldn't find it, so I had to compare to other yarn bundles I had) and a 6.0 mm crochet hook.

Stitches used:

  • Chain 
  • Single crochet (SC)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)

Chain 12-21 (I made a variety of sizes, the length of chain depends on the distance between your ears)

SC in every stitch starting from the second stitch from hook. Once you finished this row, stitch 2 more SC in the last stitch around to the other side of the chain (working in a circle). SC then in every stitch (what would be the back loop of the starting chain) until the end of the row. 

Repeat this, going around your ear saver to create a wider circle (oval?). 

To finish, I stitched a sl st to blend the end and then fastened off. I'd leave a decent yarn tail as I used the ends to sew in the buttons. Any button will work, just be careful the button isn't too small as it may not hold the mask. 

And Voila! You're ear saver is done!

I hope you enjoy this post and can make use of the pattern!


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