Thursday, July 19, 2012
FREE PATTERN: Shell-Edged Granny Square Headband
25-50 yards each of Color A (pink), Color B (off-white), and Color C (Blue)
H (5.00mm) crochet hook
1. To make a smaller headband for a baby or child, you could just decrease the number of granny squares you use, and maybe use a G (4mm) crochet hook for a smaller square.
1. With Color A, ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring. Ch 4, (3dc into ring, ch 2) 3 times, 2dc into ring, sl st to 2nd ch of starting ch4.
2. With Color B, ch 3, 2dc, ch 2, 3dc into space, (ch 1, 3dc, ch 2, 3 dc into space) 3 times, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 1
Fasten off, weave in ends.
Repeat steps 1-2 six more times (for teen/woman size, less for smaller sizes), so that you have 7 identical squares.
With Color C, insert your hook into the first chain of a ch-2 space (it doesn't matter which corner you do it on). Now without removing your hook, do the same on another granny square, like so.
Now work a slip stitch into the 2 inside loops (the back loop of one, the front loop of the other) of the next stitch, like so. You will be pushing the outer loops to the outside.
Then repeat until you have all the squares sewn together, like so.
For the shell edging, insert hook (still using Color C) in the top corner of one of the squares (it doesn't matter which square you start on) and sc in each stitch around. Sl st to first sc.
And now you're done! Wasn't that easy?
Feel free to make and donate as many of these as you like, but if you sell them online, I require that you credit and link back to my blog. Thanks!
Posted by Jay's Boutique at 4:34 PM