Cat Ears or Fox Ears Crochet Pattern

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Here's Starling wearing the fox ears.

Here’s Starling wearing the fox ears.

 

Fox Ear or Cat Ear Free Crochet Pattern

*I use a K (6.50 MM) hook and Red Heart Super Savor Yarn or Caron Simply Soft Yarn. For smaller ears try an F (3.75 MM) hook. The K hook is designed to be adult size. I buy a stack of those cheap, no-slide headbands at Wal-Mart and simply slide the ears on there after they are stuffed and completed. They are also really easy to add on to a beanie, hoodie, or all kinds of other things! Just get creative!

*For the fox ears I like to use Lion Brand Homespun yarn because it’s that kind of yarn you can brush a little and it will flare out all bushy. This makes a nice tuft on the top of the ears after I use the black yarn to sew the front and back of the ears together. I would think any kind of brush-able-into-bushy yarn would work the same.

(Make two.)

Back of ear:

Row 1: With orange, ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, sc, sl st in the last ch. Turn. (4 st.)

Row 2: Sc in 1st 3 st, 2 sc in the last st. Turn. (5 sc.)

Row 3: Sc in 1st 4 st, 2 sc in the last st. Turn. (6 sc.)

Row 4: Sc in 1st 5 st, 2 sc in the last st. Turn. (7 sc.)

Row 5: Sc in 1st 6 st, 2 sc in the last st. Turn. (8 sc.)

Row 6: Sc in 1st 7 st, 2 sc in the last st. Turn. (9 sc.)

Row 7: Sc in 1st 8 st, 2 sc in the last st. Turn. (10 sc.) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Row 8: Sc in 1st 9 st, 2 sc in the last st. (11sc.) Fasten off and weave in ends.

Front of ear:

Row 1: Using white, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across. Turn. (7 sc.)

Row 2: Sc in first 3, decrease, sc in last 2. Turn. (6 sc.)

Row 3: Decrease, sc in the next 2 st, decrease. Turn. ( 4 sc.)

Row 4: Sc across. Turn. (4 sc.)

Row 5: Decrease twice. Turn. (2 sc.)

Row 6: Sc across. (2 sc.) Fasten off and weave in ends.

For fox ears, sew front of ear to back using black yarn. If you are making solid color ears, simply use the same color yarn instead.

Bottom of ear:

Ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc, tr, dc, (sc, ch 1, sl st) in last chain. Ch 1, pivot, then sc in same chain-working back in opposite direction now. Dc, tr, dc, (sc, ch 1 sl st) in last chain. Fasten off leaving tail long enough to sew to ear.

Sew the bottom of the ear in place, stuffing as you go along. Fasten off and weave in the ends. These ears slide right onto the headbands because of the nice size of the stitches from using the K hook, and also whip up really fast for the same reason!IMG_2268

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