Saturday, May 9, 2015

Crochet Girl Hairband



Yarn: Acrylic Yarn in DK, Sport or Fingering Weight.

The hairband shown is crochetd in Red Heart Acrylic Yarn, 4-ply. Two skeins of yarn are used totalling about 20 grams of yarn. The hairband is crocheted in gray colour yarn.

Hook: 3.5mm crochet hook

Measurements:

Motif measures about 3 inches square.
The hairband measures 27 inches including the ties.

The hairband is made up of a square motif in the centre, with the ties crocheted at opposite sides of the motif.




Instructions

Square Motif:

With yarn and 3.5mm hook, chain 8. Slip stitch in the first chain to make a ring.

Round 1: Chain 1, single crochet in ring, *chain 2, 5 double crochet in ring, chain 2, single crochet in ring, repeat from * 2 times; chain 2, 5 double crochet in ring, chain 2, slip stitch in the first single crochet to join. (4 petals made)

Round 2: Chain 1, single crochet in same single crochet where the slip stitch was made, (chain 4, single crochet in next single crochet between two petals keeping the chain-4 loop behind the petal) 3 times; chain 4, slip stitch in first single crochet to join.

Round 3: Slip stitch in chain-4 space, chain 3, 3 double crochet in same chain-4 space, chain 2, 4 double crochet in same chain-4 space, * chain 2, in next chain-4 space make (4 double crochet, chain 2, 4 double crochet), repeat from * 2 more times; chain 2, slip stitch in top of first chain-3 to join.

Round 4: Slip stitch in each of next 3 double crochets, slip stich in the chain-2 space, chain 3, in the same chain-2 space make (3 double crochet, chain 3, 4 double crochet), *chain 1, 4 double crochet in the next chain-2 space, chain 1, in the next chain-2 space make (4 double crochet, chain 3, 4 double crochet), repeat from * 2 more times; chain 1, 4 double crochet in the next chain-2 space, chain 1, slip stitch in top of the first chain-3 to join. Finish off.

Now join the yarn with a slip stitch to one of the chain-3 loops at the corner of the square motif.

Row 1: Chain 1, 1 single crochet in the same loop, single crochet in each of the next 4 double crochets, single crochet in chain-1 space, single crochet in each of the next 4 double crochets, single crochet in the next chain-1 space, single crochet in each of the next 4 double crochets, 1 single crochet in the next corner chain-3 loop (16 single crochets made). Chain 1, turn.

Row 2: Single crochet in the first single crochet, (chain 2, skip 2 single crochets, single crochet in next single crochet) 5 times. Chain 1, turn.

Row 3: Single crochet in first single crochet, (2 single crochets in chain-2 space, single crochet in next single crochet) 5 times. Chain 1, turn.

Rows 4-7: Repeat rows 2-3.

Row 8: Single crochet in each of 16 single crochets. Chain 1, turn.

Row 9: Skip the first single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet and in each of the next 12 single crochets, skip next single crochet, single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1, turn. (14 single crochets made)

Row 10: Single crochet in each single crochet across. Chain 1, turn.

Row 11: Skip the first single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet and in each of the next 10 single crochets, skip next single crochet, single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1, turn. (12 single crochets made)

Row 12: Repeat row 10.

Row 13: Skip the first single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet and in each of the next 8 single crochets, skip next single crochet, single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1, turn. (10 single crochets made)

Row 14: Repeat row 10.

Row 15: Skip the first single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet and in each of the next 6 single crochets, skip next single crochet, single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1, turn. (8 single crochets made)

Row 16: Repeat row 10.

Row 17: Skip the first single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet and in each of the next 4 single crochets, skip next single crochet, single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1, turn. (6 single crochets made)

Row 18: Repeat row 10.

Row 19: Skip the first single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet and in each of the next 2 single crochets, skip next single crochet, single crochet in the last single crochet. Chain 1, turn. (4 single crochets made)

Row 20: Repeat row 10 until piece measures 12 inches (excluding the square motif). Finish off.

Join the yarn with a slip stitch to one of the chain-3 loops at the opposite corner of the square motif. Follow the same instructions above for completing the other half of the hairband.

Weave in all ends.

Happy Crocheting!