Thursday, July 19, 2012

FREE PATTERN: Shell-Edged Granny Square Headband

I feel like it has been so long since I have posted a free pattern . . . so here I am again! Today I'm going to show you how to make yourself a super cute and comfy headwrap made of . . . granny squares! This is a quick and easy project that makes great gifts (I haven't met anyone yet who didn't love this headband!). It is also nice for summer since it is a bit more airy, yet it still keeps your ears warm on those cool summer nights :)

Materials
25-50 yards each of Color A (pink), Color B (off-white), and Color C (Blue)
H (5.00mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle
Scissors

Notes
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.

Instructions

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.


 Repeat this across, so that the 2 squares are attached.

 Then repeat until you have all the squares sewn together, like so.


 Now take the first and last square on the ends and slip stitch them together in the same way until you have one continuous loop. You can choose to stop here and have a simple granny square headband, or continue on and add the shell edging :)

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.


  Ch 2, 4dc in same, skip 1, sc, skip 1. {5dc, skip 1, sc, skip 1} around, join with sl st. Fasten off, weave in ends.
 Now turn headband over and repeat the last 2 rows on that side.

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!

Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. This is very sweet, I made one square in 8ply measures 5 cm, and another in fine crochet cotton measures 2cm. Cute.

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