Free Crochet Pattern – A Sweetheart Headband!
A sweet friend contacted another sweet friend and me to see if we would like to do a collaborative set of patterns, using the same double crochet cluster stitch in Valentine-themed colors. Now how much fun is this!!! Three designers, three free coordinating crochet patterns on our blogs and what do you get – A Sweetheart Set! Janaya from Charmed By Ewe designed the Sweetheart Wrist Warmers, Maria from Pattern Paradise designed the Sweetheart Boot Cuffs, and I designed the Sweetheart Headband!
Let’s start with the Sweetheart Headband, shall we?!?
To ensure success with this pattern, prior to beginning your project, please read through entire pattern.
Suggested yarn, Category 4 worsted weight – Model made with Caron Simply Soft in Watermelon, Soft Pink, Off White, White.
80-100 yds, approximately
Finished Width – 4-1/2”
Hook size – H8/5.0mm
BLO=back loop only
dc-cl=double crochet cluster
hdc=half double crochet
sl st(s)=slip stitch(es)
Sizes: (fits head circumference)
XS=16-17”; S=18-19”; M=20-21”; L=22-23”
Gauge (H/5.00mm hook):
Ch x 4=1”; 4 dc-cl sets x 6 rows=4”
How to read this pattern:
- When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to be worked into the st. Example: 2dc, ch 1 = two double crochets into same st, chain one.
- Asterisks indicate to repeat stitches within the **, as instructed.
- Bold parentheses with numbers ( ) within the row indicate the number of stitches worked for the size you are making. Example: (69, 77, 85, 89)
- Brackets [ ] indicate working those stitches as a set into the same st.
- Parentheses ( ) at the end of a row = total sts for that row/round.
- DC Cluster (dc-cl): Yarn over and insert hook in the next stitch, draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through first 2 loops on hook, yarn over and insert hook in the same stitch, draw up a loop, pull through first 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook.
- Your project begins with a foundation of chains and single crochet. Single crochet into the horizontal bar of the chain.
- You will work in rounds, joining when indicated, with no turning.
- If you are changing colors, use a clean color change. A clean color change is accomplished by pulling the new yarn through the loop on your hook, and continue to crochet as instructed. See Crochet Zone’s Color Changes in the Round tutorial here to see the difference and why you want to use the “clean color change” when working in the round.
- Work R1-R4 as instructed, then flip your work with right side facing, attach yarn to 1st chain of R1 and continue working R5-R7. R1 will now be the middle of your headband.
- Working over your tails throughout the project will save time when finishing = less need for weaving in ends.
- When you’ve finished your headband, with wrong sides together, you will use a whipstitch to sew top and bottom edges together for the number of double crochet cluster sets (dc-cl, ch 1, dc-cl) indicated for the size you are making. This results in the “neck” part of your headband. Whipstitch tutorial by Crochet Ever After can be found here.
R1: ch (69, 77, 85, 89), sc in 2nd horizontal bar from hook and in each horizontal bar across. Bring both ends together (taking care not to twist) and join with a sl st to 1st sc. (68, 76, 84, 88)
R2: [ch 2, dc in same st (counts as first dc-cl), ch 1, dc-cl], skip 3 sts. In next st *[dc-cl, ch 1, dc-cl], sk 3 sts*, repeat between * to end, sl st to join in top of ch 2. (68, 76, 84, 88)
R3-4: Sl st to 1st ch 1 sp. Repeat R2. Finish off with R4, leaving a 12” tail. (68, 76, 84, 88)
R5: Flip your work, now working the unworked side of R1 (the chain), right side facing. Attach yarn in the ch directly across from the 1st dc-cl, ch 1 to lock (pull this st tight). [Ch 2, dc in same st (counts as first dc-cl), ch 1, dc-cl], skip 3 sts. In next st, *[dc-cl, ch 1, dc-cl], sk 3 sts*, repeat between * to end, sl st to join in top of ch 2. (68, 76, 84, 88)
R6-7: Sl st to 1st ch 1 sp. Repeat R2. Finish off with R7, leaving a 12” tail. (68, 76, 84, 88)
With wrong sides together, fold your headband in half lengthwise. Take the two long end tails from R4 and R7, bring together and tie into a knot.
Matching up your dc-cl together, pin along the edge. Thread your tapestry/yarn needle with one tail and whipstitch (1, 2, 3, 3) dc-cl set edges together, weave in tail to secure. Thread your tapestry/yarn needle with the other tail and whipstitch (2, 2, 2, 2) dc-cl set edges together, weave in tail to secure.
HEART MOTIF: (Optional)
R1: Start with a magic circle, work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 2 tr, 1 hdc, 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 2 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc into the circle. Do not join.
R2: Work 1 sc in next two sts, 2hdc in next two sts, 1 sc in next thirteen sts, 2hdc in next two sts, sc in next st, sl st in last st. Finish off leaving a long tail.
FINISHING HEART MOTIF: Pull magic circle end tight, taking care not to break your yarn. Using your hook, pull finished tail through from backside through center hole to front twice, pull tight (resulting in a nice center to your heart), weave tail ends on back of motif to secure. With right side facing, attach trim yarn with a long tail in the first st to the left of your center top “dip” sl st BLO (loosely) around to last sc at the dip of the heart center, finish with a long tail. With tapestry/yarn needle, thread your trim end from backside to front (near center of heart) bring your yarn to front of heart. Repeat for the other trim tail. Tie ends together into a bow, knotting the ends to prevent fraying, trim. On the backside of the motif, weave loose ends to secure. Sew motif to headband.
I loved all of the patterns so much, I made a complete Sweetheart Set! Will you be making the entire set? Let us know and show it off! Make sure you subscribe to the blogs, so you don’t miss out! ♥ ~ Wendy
Posted on January 27, 2015, in CROCHET TIP, Free Patterns, PATTERNS and tagged All Free Crochet, caron simply soft yarn, charmedbyewe.com, craftsy, crochet, crochet boot cuff, crochet headband, crochet pattern, crochet wrist warm pattern, crochet wrist warmer, double crochet cluster stitch, free crochet boot cuff pattern, free crochet headband pattern, free crochet pattern, free valentines crochet pattern, Janaya Chounard, julep, lion brand yarns, LuLu's, maria bittner, pattern-paradise.com, Ravelry, sweetheart boot cuffs, sweetheart headband, tamara kelly, thehookedhaberdasher.com, Valentine's Day, Valentine's Day crochet pattern, valentines crochet pattern, wendy bickford, zazzle, zulily. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.