"Valentine Crafts"



My crochet headbands are a cute Valentine idea.

They are one of the simplest Valentine crafts to master, and may be decorated with beads, sequins, or rose motifs.

The ties on the design shown above make the size adjustable to fit most head measurements.

The finished design may be decorated with a Valentine rose motif. If you decide to use the rose motif, you might prefer to work your crochet headband in all red or all white.

If the terminology used in this pattern differs from what you're used to, check my equivalency tables for easy conversion.

Crochet Headband

Materials: Main Color - 50g ball 8ply white yarn, 50g red 8ply yarn, 3.50mm crochet hook.

Measurements: Approximately 41.5cm [16.5ins] long, approximately 5.5cm [2.25ins] wide.

Tension: First 3 rows of trebles – approximately 4cm [1.5ins]

Stitches: Treble, Chain, Double crochet, Increase, Decrease.

Begin by working 2ch.

1st Row: Work 3dc into 2nd ch from hook. Turn.

2nd Row: Work 1ch, 2dc in 1st st, 1dc in next st, 2dc in last st. Turn.

3rd & 4th Row: Work 1ch, inc in 1st st, 1dc in each st to last st, inc in last st. Turn.

5th Row: Work 4ch, miss 1st 2sts, 1tr in next st, *1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st. Repeat from * twice more. Turn.

6th – 36th Row: Work 4ch, 1tr in next tr, [1ch, 1tr in next tr] twice, 1ch, 1tr in 3rd of 4ch. Turn.

37th – 39th Row: Work dec over 1st 2ch, 1dc in each st to last 2sts, dec. Turn.

40th Row: Work dec over last 3sts. Fasten off.

Attach red yarn to last st worked with right side facing.

41st Row: Work 1dc in each st to 1st sp, then 2dc in each sp, 1dc in each st around other end of headband, 2dc in each sp, 1dc in each st, 1ss into 1st dc. Fasten off.

Join red yarn into top of 3rd tr on 5th row.

42nd Row: Work 2dc into each sp to end finishing with a ss into bottom of 3rd tr on 36th row. Fasten off.

Ties

Make 2 twisted cords approximately 30cm [12ins] long. A single strand of yarn will be thick enough.

With front of your Valentine craft facing, thread rounded end of twisted cord through work from front to back, over dc at tip of headband.

Separate rounded end of cord [a knitting needle or crochet hook is helpful] and pass knotted end through space and tighten, forming a slip knot attaching cord to headband.

If you enjoyed making this crochet headband, you might also like to make my other Valentine crafts - hair tie, red heart coin purse, table napkin ring, napkin holder, or valentine scarf.

If you would like to learn how to crochet quickly and easily, my “CROCHET MADE EASY” e-book gives complete step by step instructions and photographs to help you master this beautiful craft, along with tips and information on caring for your finished projects so you may have years of enjoyment from them. More information on my e-book contents page. HAPPY CROCHETING!

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