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An Original Design by Sandi Marshall - Pattern Introduction
Embellished Granny Squares Headband
copyright 2005 by Sandi Marshall

Three crocheted granny squares, embellished with long stitches and woven crochet chains, form the center front of this headband.

Materials Used In The Example:
Worsted Weight Yarn - Red Heart
Color A: Apprx. 1/8 oz. Blue, color No. 0886
Color B: Apprx. 1/8 oz. Cherry Red, color 0319
Color C: Small amount of White
US Size G hook
Headband Width: 10 1/2 inches, when folded, with ends joined
Headband Height: 2 1/2 inches at granny square center, 2 1/4 inches on head band portion
Granny Square Center: 2 1/2 inches x 2 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
sp = space

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.
Granny Square Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in ea of first 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in first corner loop, * sc in ea of next 3 dc, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch-3 loop **, repeat directions between * and ** twice more, then sl st in first sc of this rnd. End off color A.

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