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.
Yarn choice and sizing
I designed this pattern in a Toluca Yarns Coronado, which is actually a fingering weight yarn. However, others were more easily able to achieve the correct gauge and fit with a sport weight yarn instead, so I changed that in the pattern. Please be sure to check your gauge or check the fit of the band section before continuing, keeping in mind that your work may stretch a bit with blocking.
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. Gauge is important for a good fit, please be sure to check gauge.
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 = space
ch sp = chain space
rnd = round
RS = right side
WS = wrong side
V-Stitch (V): (Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp.
With blue and smaller hook, Ch 82 loosely
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 brown. (80 dc).
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: With brown, 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 blue.
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 blue, 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 brown. At the end of rnd 9, do not change colors, fasten off blue.
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Row 1 (WS): Turn, skip first 5 sts, with larger hook, join green 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), turn, 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.
Row 24: Ch 3, turn, sk next st, dc in last st, fasten off.
Edging: With larger hook, and with RS facing, join green 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 69 sc back down to the other end of row 1. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends.
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