I just love mixing simple crochet stitches. It would surprise you how beautiful and interesting stitch pattern you can get with using very basic crochet stitches. Sometimes can be a bit messy counting rows and rounds, so it’s great to have a piece of paper and a pan or a digital row/round counter somewhere nearby to make notes as you go.
My this weeks project was to make a simple crochet headband and spice it up with a beautiful stitch pattern that I can bet you would not know if it’s a knit or crochet just by seeing the fabric. Cool right?
Last weeks project was a pattern for a sweet baby bonnet that you can find here. Happy crocheting!
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- YARN: For this pattern, I was using 100% cotton yarn in Worsted (Aran) weight. I’ve made a bunch of these little headbands using a different color each time. (HERE!)
- CROCHET HOOK: I was using 4.5 mm or 7 (in the US) crochet hook with a simple plastic handle. (HERE!)
- OTHER: And of course a yarn needle (HERE!), stitch markers (HERE!) and a pair of scissors (HERE!).
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- ch – chain (VIDEO)
- sc – single crochet (VIDEO)
- hdc – half double crochet (used in gauge only!) (VIDEO)
- dc – double crochet (VIDEO)
- ss – slip stitch
- This pattern is written in six sizes: 0 – 6 months (free pattern here), baby, toddler, child, teen, adult (bigger sizes, from baby up to adult size available in PDF only)
- You can find this pattern as an inexpensive, ad-free, beautifully designed PDF pattern on Etsy, Ravelry and Love Crochet. (soon…)
- GAUGE: 8 sts and 6 rows in hdc using 4.5 mm crochet hook to measure 5 x 5 cm or 2 x 2 in.
- Use a stitch marker to mark your first stitch of the row/round.
- How to read a pattern: If the number is written before the stitch 3 hdc work 3 hdc into the same stitch. If the number is written after the stitch hdc 3, work hdc into next 3 stitches.
- Repeat what is written in the () as many times as it’s written right after the (). For an example: Repeat (2 hdc, hdc 1) 5 times. It means that you have to repeat the sequence work 2 hdc sts into the same st, 1 hdc into the next one 5 times. And you will get 5 additional stitches by doing that.
- The chain at the beginning of the round/row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated in the pattern.
- The slip stitch is just a joining stitch and does not count as a stitch in my patterns.
INSTRUCTIONS – CROCHET BABY HEADBAND
Start with a slip knot, then chain 48. Join the foundation chain with a ss.
Round 1: Ch 1. Start in the first. Repeat (1 sc, 1 dc) 24 times. Ss. = 48 sts.
Round 2: Ch 2. Start in the first. Repeat (1 dc, 1 sc) 24 times. Ss. = 48 sts.
Repeat round 1 and 2 three more times.
Round 9: Ch 1. Start in the first. Repeat (1 sc, 1 dc) 24 times. Ss. = 48 sts.
Cut the yarn and fasten off.
Find the part of the headband with the seam of slip stitches, the part where you were joining each round. Fold that part two times. Take a small amount of yarn and a needle and start sewing. When the fold is nicely secured, start wrapping the yarn around the fold. With a help of the other yarn tail make a knot and hide both yarn tails between the stitches.
And you are done!