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Twisted Shells Ear Warmer

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I love a good ear warmer pattern. And this free crochet ear warmer pattern is simply beautiful but with a bit of a twist…literally. The twisted shells ear warmer has a slight twist in it that when worn, looks like it is kind of crossed or wrapped on your head. This type of ear warmer looks great on everyone and can be worn a few different ways. I like to wear mine with the point created by the twist pointing up since it makes my round face appear a little less round (BONUS!).

Here I’ve used Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice yarn but you can substitute any other comparable worsted weight yarn that fits your fancy. Just make sure that you match gauge so you don’t end up with a ear warmer that doesn’t fit.

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Skill Level:

  • Beginner


1 skein of Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn or another worsted weight yarn. I’m using Vanna’s Choice in Silver Heather.
5.0 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer - Free Crochet Pattern by The Loopy Lamb #crochet #earwarmer #headband #headwrap #crochetpattern


CH = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SL ST = slip stitch
FO = Finish Off


  • Adult Woman


  • 9 sts across x 5 rows = 2” square

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  • Instructions within the asterisks (*) are to be repeated.
  • This pattern is written using U.S. Terminology


CH 17.

Row 1: SC in each stitch across.  CH2 and turn. (16)
Row 2: *(SC, HDC, DC) in the first stitch.  Skip 2 stitches.* repeat until end and sc in the last stitch.  CH2 and turn. (16)
Repeat Row 2 until the piece measures approximately 21 inches long or until it fits snugly around your head.

Twisted Shell Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern

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When the piece reaches the desired length, twist it once and join the ends together.  Slip stitch the ends together and SC around the entire piece. FO and weave in your ends. Enjoy your new Twisted Shells Ear Warmer!


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Want to try another ear warmer pattern? Check out my Tiny Pebbles Ear Warmer. Check out the Polar Puff Messy Bun Hat free crochet pattern while you’re here too!


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