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Crochet a Flower Hairband: Crafty Tips

Jul 8, 2011 at 11:55 AM Chime in now

Looking for a quick and easy needlework project? Whip up a cute, crocheted headband in no time with this simple pattern incorporating a  flower design you can put to use in future creations. Once you have worked out the tension of this piece, experiment with different yarns to create a look you really love.

You will need

- Bergere De France, Ideal Belladone (223.751), 1 x 50g/125m ball

- A 4.5mm crochet hook

- A button


ch chain

dc double crochet

dtr double treble

sp space

sl st slip stitch

tr treble

tr4tog yarn round hook, insert hk and pull yrn through, yrn round hk and pull through first 2 loops on hk. Rep another 3 times until 5 loops on hk, yrn rd hook and pull through all five loops on hk.

To begin...

Make a chain of 13 sts using 4.5mm hook.

Row 1: Dc into 2nd ch from hook, and cont with a row of dc until end, turn.

Row 2: 1 ch (does not count as st) cont dc until end of row. Work rows of dc as set in row 2 until headband meas approx 19½in (50cm), or the length needed to fit head, join the ends together. Fasten off.

Large flower

Ch 6 using a 4.5mm hook and sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 and tr 17 into the ring, sl st to top of first tr of round.

Round 2: Ch 6, dtr in first st of round. *2 ch, dtr in next st; rep from * until last st of round, 2 ch and sl st to 4th ch of 6 at beg of round.

Round 3: Ch 3, tr4tog in first ch sp, * sl st into next ch sp, 3 ch, tr4tog, 3ch, sl st into same ch sp; rep from * until the round is complete.

Medium flower

Work as for large flower but with Round 2 as folls:

Ch 5, tr in first st of round. *2 ch, tr in next st. Repeat from * until last st of round, 2 ch and sl st to 3rd ch of 5 at beg of round.

Small flower

Round 1: 2 ch, 7 dc into 1st ch and sl st to 1 st dc of round.

Round 2: Ch 5, tr into next st. *2 ch, tr into next st; rep from * to last st of round, sl st to 3rd of 5 ch at beg of round.

Round 3: as for large flower.

Layer the flowers with the largest at the bottom. Secure with a button in the centre.

Pattern reproduced with permission from Simply Knitting magazine. For more information visit www.simplyknitting.co.uk


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