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Monday, January 7, 2013

Crochet Flower Headband

My friend wanted me to make a headband for a gift she was giving to her sister-in-law, and we decided to go with a beige band and a turquoise flower.

Materials:
-US J (6mm) hook
-Yarn Needle
-2 Buttons

Abbreviations:
ch- (Chain)
sc- (Single crochet)
dc- (Double crochet)
Sl st (Slip stich)
BL (Back loop)
FL (Front loop)
sts (Stiches)
tr (treble)
* * (repeat directions between * * as many times as indicated)

Headband:

Ch 6
Row 1: Dc in fourth ch from hook (skipped 3 chs count as dc), dc in next 2 dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across. Turn
Row 3: (increase): Ch3, dc in first sc, dc in each sc across, ending 2 dc in last sc. (6dc)
Repeat Rows 2-3 until you have a total of 10 sts. Turn.
Now work even in the sc row, dc row pattern, until you have 36 rows total.
Decrease Dc Row: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc in each sc across to last 2 sc, dc2tog (8dc) Turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each dc across. Turn.
Repeat Decrease Dc Row (6dc) Turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each dc across. Turn.
Repeat Decrease Dc Row (4dc) Turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each dc across. Turn.
Buttonhole: Ch 5, skip 3 sc, sl st in last sc. Ch 1, turn to work over loop, 6 sc in loop. Do not fasten off.
Edging: Continue to sc across long edge, working 2 sc in each dc row end and 1 sc in each sc row end. Work 2 sc in corners. S; st to first sc at end, fasten off.




Flower:

Ch  5, Join with sl st to beg ch to form ring.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring, join with a sl st to FL of 1st sc. (10sc)
Row 2: Working in FL of sts, (ch3, dc in same st, ch3, sl s) in same st, *(sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in same)* repeat from *to* to end, join to BL of 1st sc in row 1. (10 petals)
Row 3: Working in BL of sts, (ch 4, 2 tr in same, ch 4, sl st) in same, *(sl st in next, ch 4, 2 tr in same, ch 4 sl st in same)*,  repeat from *to* to end, fasten off and eave in ends (10 petals)



For the button I use 1 in the center of the flower and one for the button hole. You can sew the outer petals of the flower onto the headband or I hot glued it onto the band. Sew the button at the end of headband without the buttonhole.


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