A fun triangle Granny Square Bandana for that trendy Summer vibe! A pretty crochet bandana is a great way to keep your hair neat and tidy.
Enjoy the Free Pattern for this easy to crochet bandana fun project. One size will fit nearly everyone!
You will love my Boho Tote bag for a Summer fun project too!
How to get the Pattern for the Crochet Granny Bandana
- Free Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the written pattern Instructions for the crochet bandana
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How many Granny Squares do you need for a Head Scarf
For a crochet head kerchief in this size, you will need 10 granny squares and 5 granny triangles. I have provided a picture below showing the layout of the pieces.
For a different granny motif shape, you may enjoy my easy granny hexagon pattern.
Best Yarn for Crochet Bandana Pattern
Any DK weight/light worsted weight yarn will work great for this pattern. Cotton yarn works best as it holds its shape well and is breathable and easy to wash.
As this bandana scarf pattern uses only small amounts of yarn, you could choose different colors from your stash to create a boho vibe! Choose one ball of yarn as your main color (approx 100m) and add small amounts of contrast shades.
Finished Size of the Crochet Head Scarf
Scarf pictured measures 24in [61cm] wide and 12in [30cm] deep after light blocking. The ties are 12in [30cm] long but you could choose to make them longer if you wish.
Granny Square Bandana Construction
This project uses the popular crochet granny square which is one of my favourite things to crochet. I used a granny flower square as an edging to this gorgeous summer scarf!
You will make 10 squares and 5 triangles.
You will then attach the pieces together following the layout picture below and then add a border and ties.
This collection includes some creative projects for granny squares to inspire you.
You might like to check out more more Free Patterns for Scarves on my blog!
Skill Level –Easy
Only basic stitches are used in this scarf pattern so is suitable for a beginner. You need to be familiar with making a granny square.
This pattern is in US Crochet terms
Cotlin from Knitpicks: 123yds [112m]: 70% Cotton, 30% Linen/50gr
- Main Colour (Yarn A) – 1 ball in Swan
- Yarn B – approx. 50m in Marina
- Yarn C – approx. 50m in Cashew
- 4 mm [G/6} crochet hook
- Yarn needle
You can use approx. 200m of any DK weight yarn.
Scarf pictured measures 24in [61cm] wide and 12in [30cm] deep after light blocking. The ties are 12in [30cm] long
· Each square is 3.5in [9cm] approx.
· Each triangle is 3.5in x 4.8in [9cm x 12cm] approx. Gauge is not important.
US crochet terms
Sl st slip stitch
Dc double crochet
Yo yarn over
RS right side
Notes (read carefully)
· Ch 3 at beginning of a round counts as 1 dc
· Ch 4 at beginning of a row counts as 1 dc and ch-1
· Includes written instructions. Pattern written in US crochet terms
· The head scarf is made up of 10 squares and 5 triangles sewn together following assembly layout picture below, and then a border and ties are added.
6 x squares in yarn B,C and A.
4 x squares in yarn C,B and A.
5 x triangles in yarn C,B and A.
(see layout picture below for reference)
Instructions for Granny Square Bandana
Granny Square (make 10)
Each round is worked in a different color. Use yarn A for round 3 in all motifs.
With first color, ch 5 and sl st to 1st ch to form a ring
Round 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout at beg of a round), 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 3, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off yarn.
Round 2: Join 2nd colour in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, [ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 1, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off yarn.
Round 3: Join 3rd colour in any corner ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same ch-sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp] 3 times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch. Fasten off yarn and weave in threads.
Triangle (make 5)
(there is no RS for triangles, both sides are the same)
With first color, ch 5 and sl st to 1st ch to form a ring
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch-1 sp here and throughout at beg of a row), 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in ring, turn. Fasten off yarn.
Row 2: Join 2nd colour in last dc made in row 1, ch 4, 3 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last ch-1 sp, turn. Fasten off yarn
Row 3: Join 3rd colour in last dc made in row 2, ch 4, 3 dc in 1st ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in corner ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last ch-1 sp. Fasten off yarn and weave in threads.
It is recommended that you block each square and triangle before you attach them. Pin each motif to an even shape and spray with water (or hover a steam iron over each piece) and leave to dry. It will make attaching them later much easier.
Layout your squares and triangles following placement in picture below. Holding RS of motifs together, you will now join your motifs in back loop only by sewing (whip stitching) together.
Try to make your stitches loosely to avoid the piece puckering and join your motifs as evenly as you can. Pin out your finished piece and steam block lightly.
Border and Ties
Join Yarn A in top left corner of your finished triangle. Ch 40, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (39 sc). Sl st back to main piece.
Make a sc in each dc and ch-1 sp down the side of piece, making 1 sc in space between each motif. Make (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in the ch-3 sp at bottom peak of triangle (see pic).
Working up the other side to top right corner, make a sc in each dc and ch-1 sp, making 1 sc in space between each motif.
When you reach right corner, ch 40,1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (39 sc). Sl st back to main piece.
Working across top of head scarf, make 3 sc in each row end of each triangle, 1 sc in each beg ch 5 and 1 sc in space between each motif. Join with a sl st to beg ch and weave in all ends.
You may like to add more chains to make your ties longer
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