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Popcorn and Split Shell Stitch Crochet Ear Warmer or Cowl

Keep your ears nice and cozy with this crochet ear warmer pattern. You have a bit of lace and a bit of textures to make this a nice fit for just about any outfit.

Wear it alone in cooler weather, but in extreme temperatures, it makes for the perfect accessory for under a winter hood.

Popcorn Shell Cowl/Ear Warmer

The instructions are given for an ear warmer that measures a circumference of about 21 inches. To make the circumference smaller simply decrease the beginning chains in multiples of 10. You can use this ear warmer size chart as a guideline for an ear warmer.

You can also make a stylish cowl simply by adjusting your chains and number of rounds.

The yarn used is 1 ball of Paton’s Canadiana, but you can easily substitute other yarns. Red Heart Soft, Vanna’a Choice and other soft yarns that give a good stretch are a few good examples.

You don’t need much yarn, which makes this an ideal stashbuster pattern during the colder months.

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The stitch pattern is simply the popcorn and split shells to give you loads of fun textures. It is a very simple and mindless pattern for those who have mastered the basics.

Popcorn and Split Shell Crochet Ear Warmer or Cowl

Crochet an ar warmer, headband or a cozy winter cowl simply adjusting your stitch and row counts.
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Materials

  • Yarn: Patons Canadiana (Worsted Weight; #4; 100% Acrylic; 100g/3.5oz; 187m / 205yds) – 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: H/8-5.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 15 sts = 4".
  • Finished Size: Approximately 21" in circumference by 3.5" wide.

Abbreviations

Special Stitch Instructions

  • PC: Work 5 dc in st indicated. Drop loop from hook and insert hook into first of the 5 dc made. Pick up the dropped loop and pull through.
  • Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in st indicated.

Instructions

  • Ch 80 or any multiple of 10; join with sl st in first ch being careful not to twist chs.
  • Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into back bumps, sc in same ch as join and into each ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [80 sts]
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st around; join with sl st in first sc. [80 sts]
  • Rnd 3: Ch 2 (does not count as st, now and throughout), dc in same st as join, *ch 1, sk next st, pc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, shell in next st, sk next 2 sts**, dc in next st; rep from * around ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in first dc. [8 shells and 8 popcorns]
  • Rnd 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as join, *ch 1, pc in next pc, ch 1, dc in next dc, sk first 2 dc of shell, shell in sp of next shell, sk last 2 dc of shell**, dc in next dc, rep from * around ending last repeat at **; join with sl st in first dc. [8 shells and 8 popcorns]
  • Rnds 5-7: Rep Rnd 4 until you have the size you need.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st as join and into each st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc. [80 sts]
  • Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 2. Fasten off.

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