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Granny square headband, pattern and ideas

Heather
@heather
8 years ago
1,291 posts
oh and what size hook did you use?

Sissemor said:
It's worsted :-) But you could use what ever yarn you like. This one is wool, and the first one is cotton. The cotton does stretch a bit too much, I think, so wool or acrylic would be great.


Heather said:
Thank You!! can i ask what weight yarn you used for the blue/yellow one? i'm thinking it's sport weight.


updated by @heather: 07/22/15 11:31:54AM
Sissemor
@sissemor
8 years ago
54 posts
You're welcome :-) I used a 5 mm / H hook for it. Let me know how it goes when you try it!
Heather
@heather
8 years ago
1,291 posts
thanks! i'll post a picture when i have one done:)

Sissemor said:
You're welcome :-) I used a 5 mm / H hook for it. Let me know how it goes when you try it!
Sissemor
@sissemor
8 years ago
54 posts
It just occurred to me that I should specify something in this pattern: in rounds 4 and 5, the first st (ch 3) should be made in the first st after the ch 3 space, and not IN the ch 3 space.

Sissemor said:
Of course :-) I'll do it in short hand, but please ask if something is unclear!

Hanne's square:
With colour A, ch 4 and sl st to the first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 3. *3 dc in ring, ch 3* 3 times. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 12 dc, 4 ch 3 spaces. End colour A.
Round 2: With colour B, ch 3 in any ch 3 space, then 9 dc. In the following ch 3 spaces, make 10 dc in each. Join with sl st to top of ch 3. 40 dc. End colour B.
Round 3: With colour C, find centre of 10 dc and ch 3. 1 dc in each st across 9 times, then ch 3. Continue in this manner around the square, and join with sl st to top of ch 3. 40 dc, 4 ch 3 spaces.
Round 4: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 9 sts. In ch 3 space: 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Continue in this manner around the square, and join with sl st to top of ch 3. 64 dc, 4 ch 3 spaces. End colour C.
Round 5: With colour D, ch 3 in any ch 3 corner space. 1 dc in each of the next 15 sts. In the next ch 3 space: 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Continue in this manner around the square. 88 dc, 4 ch 3 spaces. Bind off and weave ends.

I joined these in the same manner as the one above and did 2 rounds of dc on each side of the band.

I just want to show you a few of my favourite squares:
http://yarncrazy.blogspot.com/2009/05/mandala.html (she makes sooo many gorgeous squares)
http://silja-devine.com/?p=24
Sierra Nicole
@sierra-nicole
7 years ago
28 posts
Oh my gosh. :D Those are so cute! I'm definitely going to try and make one. I suck at crocheting and knitting so bad though.
Sissemor
@sissemor
7 years ago
54 posts
thanks :-) all it takes is basic knowledge of a few stitches, and then practice :-) granny squares are great for practicing - they don't take too long so you won't feel too bad if you have to redo them, and if they come out to your satisfaction you can use them for a a headband, a tam, a blanket, slippers, coasters, you name it :-) if you need help, let me know. and i recommend watching video instructions!

Sierra Nicole said:
Oh my gosh. :D Those are so cute! I'm definitely going to try and make one. I suck at crocheting and knitting so bad though.
momma has dreads
@momma-has-dreads
7 years ago
159 posts

Those are really nice! I have never knitted though, are they very complicated to make?

Sissemor
@sissemor
7 years ago
54 posts

thanks :-) these are crocheted. if you've never done that before either, granny squares are perfect for learning, because they are small projects. i would suggest choosing a simple square for your first try, like the first one above, using worsted weight yarn and a 4,5 mm hook. thin yarns are great but somewhat harder to work, imo.

here are some links for learning resources - also check out the numerous videos on youtube!

learning stitches: http://www.crochet.org/lessons/lessonr/lessonr.html

abbreviations: http://www.crochetnmore.com/123basics.htm

joining the squares: http://www.wardi.dk/2009/06/granny-square-joining-tutorial.html

lots of squares: http://kaleidesigns.com/crochet/patterns/squares.html

Sierra Nicole
@sierra-nicole
7 years ago
28 posts
I have just one question, what size hook did you use? :)

Sissemor said:
thanks :-) all it takes is basic knowledge of a few stitches, and then practice :-) granny squares are great for practicing - they don't take too long so you won't feel too bad if you have to redo them, and if they come out to your satisfaction you can use them for a a headband, a tam, a blanket, slippers, coasters, you name it :-) if you need help, let me know. and i recommend watching video instructions!

Sierra Nicole said:
Oh my gosh. :D Those are so cute! I'm definitely going to try and make one. I suck at crocheting and knitting so bad though.
Sissemor
@sissemor
7 years ago
54 posts
probably a 4 mm, maybe a 5 :-) can't remember exactly.

Sierra Nicole said:
I have just one question, what size hook did you use? :)


 
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