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An Original Design by Sandi Marshall - Pattern Introduction
Crocheted Headband With Granny Square
copyright 2005 by Sandi Marshall

I designed this crocheted headband to have some stretch, for a comfortable fit, with a trendy granny square adding style to the center front.

Materials Used In The Example:
Worsted Weight Yarn - Red Heart Super Saver
Color A: 1 oz. Ocean, color No. 0995 (Multicolor)
Color B: Small amount of Delft Blue, color No. 0885
Color C: Small amount of Blue, color No. 0886
US Size G hook
Headband Width: 9 inches, when folded, with ends joined
Headband Height: 3 1/2 inches
Granny Square Center: 3 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches
Gauge: 4 sc = 1 inch, 4 sc rows = 1 inch

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
ea = each
rnd = round
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch

How To Slip Stitch (sl st) = Insert hook in stitch, wrap yarn over hook, pull yarn through the stitch and through the loop on the hook, at the same time. A slip stitch does not add any height and is used to join a chain or stitch to another place in the crochet piece.

Granny Square Center
Starting Chain: With Color A, Chain 4. Join with a slip stitch, to form a ring.
Granny Square Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 3 times, ch 3, join with a sl st in top of the beginning ch-3. End off.
Granny Square Rnd 2: Attach Color B in any corner loop. Ch 3, 2 dc in same corner loop, ch 3, 3 more dc in same corner loop, * ch 2, skip 3 dc, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next corner loop **, repeat directions between * and ** twice more, then ch 2, sl st in top of beginning ch 3. End off color B.

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