Comments: The bandana, a piece of cloth to wear on the head (like
our grandmothers) currently is very fashionable in
, and I suppose in US also. My
version is of course a crocheted one, and this was the first try. I crocheted
also another version using ribbon yarn (fettuccia); I will put it on site in
one of next updates. This one is very nice looking, only a little bit too big
compared with those sold in stores. So, if you have a little girl, or if you
want a smallest one, try using a smaller hook, or omitting a couple of empty
The sample for this item is crocheted with FILET #1
Material :Sport Weight or Worsted Weight Cotton
Yarn (something like Sugar 'n Cream), color black, hook 4 (US F/G); you may
want to give a look to my virtual
store if you need materials.
Stitches :dc, sc, ch
Start with 8 ch.
Row1.Dc in 8th ch from hook (7 chs = 2
ch + dc + 2 ch) = 1 empty square
Rows 2-30 . Proceed following the diagram.
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Use oblique or doorstep increasing technique
following accurately the diagram. At the end of row 30, do not cut thread;
crochet the edging
Edge: Sc stitch all around the bandana (2 sts in
each square side). Join in first st, cut thread.
Join thread in A (look at the diagram),make
about 13 inches long chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each other ch,
finishing with sl st in A. Cut thread.
Join thread in B (look at the diagram), make
about 13 inches long chain,, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each other ch,
finishing with sl st in B. Cut thread.
N.B. Substitute first dc with 3 ch; for a filet
primer, with increase and decrease explanations, go here
Always substitute (also if not explicitly said)
first st in a row as follows:
first sc with 1 ch, sc;
first hdc with 2 ch;
first dc with 3 ch;
first tr with 4 ch...and so on;
When you read "sl st to <location>",
where the location is not immediately contiguous to last st, this means of
course "an appropriate number of sl sts for reaching
Also if I do not specify it, if you lasted prev row
on a st (say st1), while you must start next row in another st (say st2),
make an appropriate number of sl sts to reach st2.
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