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
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.