Sunday, 17 May 2015

Criss Cross Puff Crochet Headband

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Try as I might, Sunday's don't tend to be the lazy days I'd like them to be,  While I'd love to get up late and lounge about the house all day, perhaps baking the occasional cake or finishing off a work in progress that's been hanging around far too long, invariably what happens is we get up early, head to the pool, come home and try and get organised for the week ahead <sigh>

Amid the hustle and bustle though, it's very rewarding to be able to choose a project and have it completed within an hour.

What you'll need:

5.5 mm crochet hook
8 ply yarn (we've used Bendigo Woollen Mills "Classic" in "Lipstick Rose" )

The stitch is Criss Cross Puff Stitch and the pattern and video is available at New Stitch a Day

Pattern:

Chain 64 (if you want to increase or decrease the size, add or subtract chains in multiples of two)

Foundation Row:
Single Crochet the entire chain.  When complete, slip stitch into the first Single Crochet to form circle being careful not to twist the work.

Row 2:
Crochet row using  Criss Cross Puff Stitch until 6 single crochets from the previous row remain. Single crochet six times into previous row.

Row 3:
Complete entire row using Criss Cross Puff Stitch.

Row 4:
As per Row 2

Row 5:  Reverse work and single crochet the entire row - this ensures the foundation chain matches the finishing chain.  Finish work and weave in ends.

Don't feel the need to stick to a five row headband, I think this would be very effective with a couple more rows of puffs, particularly if you're planning to make it for cooler weather.

Happy crocheting

Deb

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1 comment:

  1. what a sweet model and lovely headband! I have only tried that stitch once but man it does look good! I need a few of these for myself and for the granddaughter - potentially a great scrap buster project!! Thanks for sharing with Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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