Crochet Ear-Savers are a quick and practical project to make for essential workers these days, read on to learn more!
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I love to crochet but with 5 children still at home, I don’t have a lot of time to spend on projects like I used to. Projects I do need to be done in short bursts of time because, well, kids.
What are Ear Savers?
Since the virus hit the states, I’ve been wondering what I could do to bless healthcare workers that wouldn’t take a ton of time or resources. Then, I found this post on Facebook:
Crochet ear savers are exactly what they sound like- they help “save” the ears of care workers where the elastic tends to rub as they are wearing masks. So many gals have told me how much they appreciate these little adapters- it keeps the elastic from rubbing their skin raw!
Instructions are included on the post and they are SUPER EASY to make. All you need to know are three stitches- chain, HDC and slip. Thankfully, she also made a Youtube video so anyone can learn how to do it!
Here’s the Youtube tutorial:
I’ve made over 70 so far and keep getting requests from my local nursing homes, hospitals, and in-home caregivers! They work up really quickly and my only challenge, in the beginning, was to get a hold of more buttons. Amazon shipping is a bit slow, but I found the best prices there.
Walmart had wooden buttons in a jar the last time I was there, so I picked some up, but they varied in size so I won’t be able to use them all for this project. (You want a button that is 3/4-1-inch in size to ensure that workers can fit the elastic of their masks around.)
Now go make your own!
I hope this inspires you to make something for the workers in your area and if you have leftover yarn, why not make crochet a new hobby and create some handmade beauty for around the home? Crochet is a wonderful handicraft to learn with so many useful possibilities!