Friday, March 6, 2015

Clover Leaf Crochet Headband {Tutorial}

St. Patricks Day is almost here and I love to dress up for it. Anytime there is a reason to put on a costume is a fun time. Luckily for me, my girls think so as well. Last year I made my daughter a fabric scrap tutu for her to wear on the big day, so this year I wanted to make something that all my girls could wear as well. Lately they have been obsessed with accessories for their hair... bows, clips, headbands, you name it. With that thought in my mind I decided to crochet them each a 4 Leaf Clover Headband.

This project was so quick and easy to whip up and with a few basic crochet skills, you can too.

Can't Get Started Without:
~Cotton yarn in white and three different green colours of you choice (I used I Love This Cotton in Bright Green, Apple Green and Pistache)
~ US G/4.25mm crochet hook
~tapestry needle
~needle and thread

Using your white cotton;

(you can add more or less chains depending on the head size you are making the headband for; you want the headband to start and end at the base of the head; NOT go all of the way around the head. You will be attaching a piece of elastic to make it fully wrap around the whole head)

Turn and sc in first 3 chains from hook,

ch75, sc into first three chains you made ( your two chains will now be attached by sc at each end)

ch1, turn, sc into first three stitches,

ch72, sc into 3 sc at other end of headband,

ch1, turn, sc into first three stitches,

ch72, sc into 3 stitches at other end of headband.

Fasten off. (You should now have a headband of 4 chains attached at either end by a series of 3sc)

Your headband is almost done!!

Next, take your piece of elastic and cut it to fit the headband around the head. The piece I cut was about an inch long.

Using your needle and thread, stitch the elastic piece to each end of the crochet headband. Your headband is now complete!!

Let's get to those clover leaf appliques. :)

Because there are so many talented crocheters out there, instead of 'trial and erroring' my way through creating a clover leaf applique, I decided to use the Tiny Four Leaf Clover pattern by Julie-K. It was super easy to follow and I love how they turned out. Perfect for my project. :)

I decided to make one in each colour and make a row of three clovers on each headband.

I used my daughters head for placement of the clover appliques,

and then stitched them on using my tapestry needle.

Voila! You're done. :)

Super simple and the girls were so excited with their new headbands.

I think they're so cute, I may even make one for myself! ;)

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