What goes on easy like a headband but looks like a kerchief? A Band-Kerchief of course! The pattern is quick and easy, and the lacy design, and lightweight, cotton yarn make this a great summer accessory.
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- Fingering or sport weight cotton yarn (shown in Toluca Yarns Coronado) – See Gauge section for a note on yarn choice.
- 60 yds main color (mc – shown in green)
- 30 yds each of 2 accent colors (A & B – shown in blue and brown)
- Size C / 2 (2.75 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Size D / 3 (3.25 mm) hook or 1 size larger than smaller hook.
- Yarn or tapestry needle
Intermediate – V stitches, front post and back post double crochet ribbing.
Adult – 1 size fits most.
19 dc x 9 rows = 4 inches with smaller hook.
NOTE: While this pattern was designed in a fingering weight yarn, some people are getting a better fit using sport weight yarn instead. Please be sure to check your gauge or check the fit of the band section before continuing.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- fpdc = front post double crochet
- bpdc = back post double crochet
- V = v-stitch (see special stitch)
- sl st = slip stitch
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sp(s) = space(s)
- rnd = round
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
- Front and Back Post Stitch Crochet by Jessie at Home
- How to Change Colors Seamlessly by New Stitch a Day
V-Stitch (V): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.
With A and smaller hook, Ch 82 loosely
Note: Do not join the chain to work in the round – joining after rnd 1 instead will make it easier to join without twisting. This will leave a small gap at the bottom that you can sew closed when you weave in the tail.
Rnd 1 (RS): Turn, (first 3 chs count as dc), dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, join with sl st to first st, changing to B. (80 dc).
Note: Do not cut yarns when changing colors. Since the color is changed in every rnd, it’s ok to carry the yarn up to the next rnd.
Rnd 2: Do not turn. With B, ch 2 (counts as bpdc), (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) around to last st, fpdc around last st, join with sl st to first st, changing to A.
Note: For rounds 3-9, you should always be working fpdc stitches around fpdc stitches, and bpdc stitches around bpdc stitches. This creates the ribbing effect.
Rnd 3: Do not turn. With A, ch 2 (counts as bpdc), (fpdc around next st, bpdc around next st) around to last st, fpdc around last st, join with sl st to first st, changing to B.
Rnds 4-9: Repeat Rnds 2-3 three times. At the end of rnd 8, cut B. At the end of rnd 9, do not change colors, fasten off A.
Note: Instructions for this section are provided in both charted and written formats. Both versions are the same, and you only need to do one or the other, not both.
Row 1 (WS): Turn, skip first 5 sts, with larger hook, join MC in next st. Ch 1, sc in same st and next 68 sts. Leave remaining 6 sts unworked. (69 sc)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1, now and throughout), Sk next 3 sts, (V in next st, sk next 2 sts) across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in last st. (21 V stitches)
Row 3: Ch 4, turn, sk next ch, dc in center of first V, (V in center of next V) across to last V, dc in center of last V, ch 1, dc in last st. (19 Vs)
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, sk next ch and next st, (V in center of next V) across, ch 1, sk next st and next ch, dc in last st. (19 Vs)
Rows 5-22: Repeat rows 3-4 nine times. (1 V on row 22).
Row 23: Ch 3, turn, sk next ch, dc in center of next V, sk next ch, dc in last st, fasten off.
Row 24: Ch 2, turn, sk next st, dc in last st, fasten off.
Edging: With larger hook, and with RS facing, join MC in side of first st of row 1 of kerchief (where it meets the band). Working in sides of rows, work 69 sc evenly spaced up to top of row 23 (point), work 59 sc back down to the other end of row 1. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
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