Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Free Shell Crochet Headband Pattern

I'm excited to be sharing another crochet pattern....it feels like its been forever since I have done that.  Lately all I have had is dance on the brain with all these extra practices and shows for my daughter. 

I found this shell headband a few weeks back and I loved how adorable and simple it was. The only issue I had with it was that it didn't tie in the back.  Its been our experience that if crocheted headbands don't tie in the back they get stretched out and don't fit right after awhile. Since my daughter wears headbands daily that just wouldn't work for us.  So, I modified her shell pattern and turned it into a version that will tie in the back, perfect for a headband addict like my daughter. :)

Shell Headband That Ties in the Back 

What you will Need
Small amount of yarn {I used Naturally Caron Spa}
4.00 hook 
Yarn needle for weaving in ends

US Crochet Terms 
chain {ch}
skip {sk}
single crochet {sc}
double Crochet {dc}

ch 136 

sc in the second ch from your hook 
sc for 38 more

Start Shell Pattern: * slip stitch, sk 1, 5 dc in next, sk 1 *
Repeat that pattern 13 more times for a total of 14 shells 

Work 1 slip stitch after the last sk 1 of your 14th shell 

sc to the end. 
Cut your yarn, secure your end so you can weave it in later. 

Its going to look like the photo above right now.  

Take your 4.00 hook and your same yarn and join with a slip stitch into the last slip stitch that you worked after your sk 1 on the 14th shell.  See photo above. 

sk 1 and work 5 dc into the same place you worked 5 dc for the other side. 
sk 1 

Work the same pattern you did on the other side on this side, placing the slip stitches where there are slip stitches from the other side and the 5 dc cluster where the 5 dc clusters are on the other side.  This way they will all match up. 

You will end with a slip stitch in the slip stitch that was the first one of the other side that started the 14 shell pattern.  

Secure all of your yarn ends and weave them in.  

Attach a bow, flower, heart, whatever you fancy and you are set! 

I have been busy making quite a few of these for birthday party favors as well as for gifts.  They work up so fast and easy and go great with a big flower. :)

Flower pattern can be found here.

I am also working on hats for Christmas/birthday gifts right now and still working on my scarf/wrap.  Can't wait to finish that one up! :)

I am linking this up to Frontier Dreams Keep Calm Craft On, head on over there to see some more awesome crafting goodness.  


  1. Oh these are so cute, I'm not very good at crocheting but I might have to try making one of these!!! Thank you so much for sharing on frontier dreams link up:)

    1. Thank you for your sweet words! They are very easy to make and def. a beginner pattern. :)

  2. Thanks for sharing, such a cute pattern!


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