Emerald Crochet Braided Headband
The Emerald Crochet Braided headband is a cute and stylish crochet accessory. It’s an easy to create crochet design which makes it perfect to be worn as a headband or as ear warmers.
Scroll on down for the Free pattern and Video Tutorial.
I chose to create my headband in a sparkly emerald green color but you change it up or make a few in different colors to match your wardrobe :-)!
Yarn Closer Look:
One of my best friends gave me the yarn for my birthday. She knows that green is my favorite color and she wanted me to make something for myself. The Redheart with Love Metallic Yarn. is a premium acrylic ultra-soft yarn available in a wide range of colors. It’s a 4-weight yarn and each skein is 4.5oz, 200 yards.
This yarn is machine washable which made it a perfect choice for creating this braided crochet headband.
You can use any yarn you would like. I used a 4 weight yarn but you can switch it up, as your see fit. Just make sure that you use the coordinating crochet hook.
As with many of my projects, creating can be done in many different ways. Learning how to crochet should be a relaxing process but it can take time to develop a technique that works best for you. My goal is to show you how to create beautiful crochet projects from a beginner’s perspective.
This pattern is written in US terms and there is a key provided, to help with any abbreviations. Also, there are a few pictures. Scroll down, also included is an instructional video.
To Adjust the Size:
Create the initial foundation chain and then place it around your head. You want the ends to touch, without too much tension. Keep in mind the yarn will have some stretch. You can refer to the chart below if you’re making the headband for someone else. This is just an approximation.
– Yarn- Red Heart with Love Metallic Yarn ( substitute any 4 weight acrylic yarn)
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
dc- double crochet
sc- single crochet
tw- turn your work
EMERALD CROCHET BRAIDED HEADBAND
Row 1: 4th st dc and then dc in each st across. (60) ch 3, tw (ch 3 will count as the first stitch in row 2)
Row 2: 2nd st dc, in each st across place dc. (60) ch 1, tw
Row 3: 1st st sc in each st across
Tie off, finish
Repeat the above steps (Row 1- Row 3) two more times creating a total of 3 strands. Finish off each strand. (Note: Be sure to leave a tail, long enough to sew the 3 strands together, on one of the strands created).
Lay the three strands flat and hold down one end, (You can use a heavy object or a clipboard, anything that will anchor one side down) so you can braid the strands together. (I used a heavy book-end to secure one end down while braiding).
Braid the 3 strands together
Using the yarn and yarn needle, bind the ends, by sewing across the top and bottom edge. This will secure the braids so they won’t unravel prior to creating the headband.
Once both ends are secured, slightly manipulate the braided strands to ensure the headband lays flat, the way you want it.
Fold the headband in half and sew the raw ends together to create a solid headband.
HERE ARE A FEW MORE FREE CROCHET PATTERNS YOU SHOULD CHECKOUT!
Garnet Crochet Cowl
Crochet Chain Scarf
You will have tail ends, cut excess tails to finish projects