I did a thing…a granny square headband thing! I really love creating crochet headband patterns, which makes this cute granny square headband crochet pattern a perfect craft project.
I’ve never been big on crochet granny squares, because they seem so confusing to me. So, of course, I created a completely new way to crochet it. One that helps me, and I hope it helps you too!
In this post You will Learn…
- How to crochet a Granny Square.
- Seaming together squares with a mattress stitch.
- Stacked double crochet
- and more…
Crochet headbands are a lot of fun because they give that instant gratification. You’re going to love making this version, it’s a perfect beginner crochet granny square pattern too, because there is a full video tutorial! >>> Easy Crochet Granny Square Headband Pattern Video Tutorial.
Granny Square Headband – Beginner Crochet Headband Pattern
The Granny Square Beginner Crochet Sweater is a free crochet headband pattern made with a crochet beginner in mind. Scheepjes Stone Washed is such a wonderful yarn to use because it has sooooo many awesome colors.
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Video Tutorial for Visual Learners
I created full companion tutorial video that will teach you the stacked double crochet, the mattress stitch & how to crochet a granny square. The video has full tutorial of assembly too! Check it out on YouTube: Crochet Granny Square Headband Beginner Crochet Pattern or jump to the tutorial at the bottom of the page.
Granny Square Headband Crochet Pattern Inspiration
The inspiration for this design comes from trying to overcome my fear of granny squares! I tried crocheting granny squares over the years following patterns, but I just didn’t like it.
They didn’t make sense to me, and seemed more complicated than it needed to be. So after years of designing, I decided to come up with version of the granny square that I find easier to crochet.
I hope you enjoy this pattern and I hope it makes you less afraid of the granny square too!
You still have a lot of tails to weave in, but maybe I’ll try to figure out a way to get around that too someday!
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Let’s get started!
Granny Square Headband | Easy Beginner Crochet Pattern
Remember to add this to your list of easy headband patterns or beginner crochet granny patterns.
It’s all About the Yarn…
I used Scheepjes Stone Washed for this pattern in some fun colors. I used a bright pink, purple, lime green & bright blue. Scheepjes Stone Washed is a beautiful yarn with hints of white and beautiful earth jewel tones. It catches a little, but is so lovely!
+ Skill Level
Not important for this one.
- 3.75 mm (USA F) crochet hook
- Darning Needle
- Large eye wood beads (large enough to run it over the sport weight yarn)
Scheepjes Stone Washed or other sport weight yarn (16 WPI).
78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic, 186 yds (170m) 3.5 oz (50 g) per skein.
- C1: Deep Amethyst (811)
- C2: Turquoise (824)
- C3: Rhodochrosite (835)
- C4: Peridot (827)
- C5: Axinite (831)
+ Sizes/Finished Measurements
Squares: 3” x 3” (7.6 cm x 7.6 cm)
Entire Headband w/ Border: 20” (50.8 cm)
Tails: 6.5” (16.51 cm)
A little of each color, more of the white (axinite)
|sc2tog||single crochet 2 together|
|stacked dc||stacked double crochet|
|lhdc||long half double crochet|
|sk st||skip stitch|
|ch sp||chain space|
|*||*repeat instructions from *|
+ Stitch guide:
(Underlined stitches are clickable)
sc – single crochet
Insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo draw through both loops on hook.
dc – double crochet
Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops, repeat from * two times.
hdc – half double crochet
Yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all three loops on hook.
The magic circle is one you use or use ch 4, join, and work your stitches into the center of the ch-4.
Insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop. insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all loops on hook.
stacked dc – stacked double crochet
Insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through both loops, *insert hook in left vertical bar of single crochet, yo, draw up a loop – repeat from * one more time – 3 stacked single crochet (counts as your first double crochet).
+ Pattern Notes:
- Pattern is worked in the round.
- Stacked single crochet stitches count as a double crochet.
- Change colors according to images below.
More Free Crochet Headband Patterns…
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Granny Square Headband Pattern
Create a magic circle or chain 4, and join chains, then work first sc into ring.
Row 1: (Stacked dc, dc 2, ch-2) in magic circle, *(dc 3, ch-2) in magic circle, repeat from * 2 more times, join in top of stacked dc, cut yarn – 1 stacked dc, 11 dc, 8 ch-2.
Row 2: Attach next color in next ch-2 space, ch-1, (stacked dc, dc 2, ch-2, dc 3) in same ch-2 space, ch-2, *dc 3, ch 2, dc 3 in next ch-2 space, ch 2, repeat from * 2 more times, join in top of stacked dc, cut yarn – 1 stacked dc, 23 dc, 16 ch-2’s.
Row 3: Attach next color in next ch-2 space, ch-1, (stacked dc, dc 2, ch-2, dc 3) in same ch-2 space, *ch 2, dc 3 in next ch-2 space, ch 2, (dc 3, ch-2, dc 3) in next ch-2 space, repeat from * 2 more times, ch 2, dc 3 in next ch-2 space, ch-2, join in top of stacked dc, cut yarn – 1 stacked dc, 35 dc, 22 ch-2’s.
Using whatever color you choose…
Step 1: RS facing you, attach yarn in right-most ch-2 corner space.
Step 2: Ch-1, (hdc 1, ch-1, hdc 1) in same ch-2 space.
Step 3: *hdc in next 3 dc**, hdc 2 in next ch-2 space, repeat from * across, ending repeat at **, hdc 1 in next ch-2 space
Step 4: Join your next square – RS facing you – join by yarning over first, inserting your hook from front to back through the right-most ch-2 corner space of your next square.
Step 5: Complete the hdc (this hdc is considered the first hdc of the repeat in step 3).
Step 6: Continue adding squares in this manner, repeating the pattern from * in step 3.
Step 7: When you reach the left-most corner of the last square you attached, (hdc 1, ch-1, hdc-1) in corner, and continue working hdc’s in each dc and 2 hdc’s in each ch-2 across, join in 1st hdc of border round – do not cut yarn, continue to work triangle.
Triangle End Piece #1:
Row 1: Ch-1, turn, sc in each front hump of hdc across – 14 sc.
Row 2: Ch-1, turn, sc2tog (2 times), sc in next 6 stitches, sc2tog (2 times) – 10 sc.
Row 3: Ch-1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 6 stitches, sc2tog – 8 sc.
Row 4: Ch-1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 4 stitches, sc2tog – 6 sc. Row 5: Ch-1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog – 4 sc. Row 6: Ch-1, turn, sc2tog (2 times) – 2 sc.
Row 7: Ch-1, turn, sc2tog – 1 sc. Chain 36 for chain.
Triangle End Piece #2:
Rotate headband, flip so wrong side (WS) is facing you, attach yarn in chain just to the right of the first hdc.
Row 1: Ch 1, hdc in each front “camel hump” across – 14 hdc.
Rows 2 – 7: Repeat rows 2 – 7 from Triangle End Piece #1.
I used 3 wooden beads for each end. Step 1: Tie 3 knots, slide bead onto yarn Step 2: Repeat step 1 – 3 times.
Step 3: Cut any excess yarn.
+ Mattress Stitch
Sewing the gaps between each granny square is easy! Please see companion tutorial video for a detailed tutorial on how to do the mattress stitch.
Step 1: Weave in tails before performing the mattress stitch.
Step 2: WS facing you, use the mattress stitch to close the gaps between each granny square.
Please refer to the YouTube Video for this. It’s a simple and easy way to join squares that is seamless.
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Retro Granny Square Crochet Headband Video Tutorial
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Congratulations! You Are Finished!
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