Easy Crochet Bandana (Free Pattern & Video Tutorial!)

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Learn how to make a super cute crochet bandana in this step by step tutorial and free crochet pattern!

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This crochet head kerchief is so much fun to make and a great quick finish project.

We’ll be using the popular crochet granny stitch that’s super easy and very beginner friendly. The granny stitch makes a pretty, lacy pattern that’s perfect for bandana scarf patterns.

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You can make one of these for yourself or for someone you love as a gift, or you can even use this pattern as an easy crochet dog bandana pattern!

It’s a super versatile pattern and one of those fun easy projects that you can throw in your bag to pass the time on road trips or when you’re catching up on your favorite shows.

This bandana scarf crochet pattern is one of my favorite things to work up in the spring!

finished crochet bandana

Recommended Yarn

I used worsted weight cotton yarn for this project. The specific brand was I Love This Cotton from Hobby Lobby, and the color was “Rosey”.

Another great yarn you can use for this project is Dishie by Knit Picks. If I wasn’t trying to use up all the yarn from my stash, that’s the yarn I would pick! Although the Hobby Lobby yarn works great too.

This is a great project for cotton yarn because it’s nice and cool, so it’s perfect for summer.

You can use any worsted weight yarn you like for this project, just keep in mind that acrylic yarn stretches a lot more than cotton yarn.

The good news is you’ll only need one ball of yarn for this project, and you won’t need the whole ball.

This fun project is a great way to use up some of that random stash yarn you have laying around!

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Crochet Bandana Pattern

Materials

Abbreviations

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sc = Single Crochet
  • Dc = Double Crochet
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • St = Stitch

Special Stitch

Magic loop: wrap yarn around hand, insert hook into loop and pull up a loop. Remove your hand from the loop, chain 3 and begin pattern.

Shell stitch: 5 dc in space, sl st in center dc of next granny cluster.

Measurements

Gauge: 4 granny clusters = 4″.

Finished Size: approx. 18″ across (not counting ties) and approx. 10″ long

Notes

  • Pattern is in US Terms
  • Chain 3 counts as first double crochet in every row

Tutorial Video

Check out the video tutorial on my yarny YouTube channel, Yarn Stash with Marching North!

Instructions

Row 1: Make a magic loop. Ch 3 (counts as first st), then (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in loop.

first two granny clusters worked into magic loop

Pull short end of yarn to tighten. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc into same st, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner space, 3 dc in top of ch 3. Turn.

second row of granny pattern crochet bandana

Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc into same st. 3 dc in next space. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner space. 3 dc in next space. 3 dc in top of ch 3. Turn.

third row of granny cluster pattern for crochet bandana

Row 4 – 13: Ch 3, 2 dc into same st. 3 dc in all spaces along first side. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch space. 3 dc in all spaces along this side. 3 dc in top of ch 3. Turn.

Leave yarn attached for next part.

Scalloped Edge

Ch 1, sk first dc, sl st into next dc.

slip stitch into the second stitch from the hook
slip stitch here

Make 5 dc in space. Sl st into center dc of 3 dc cluster. Repeat to corner.

continue making scallops down the first side of the bandana scarf

Make 7 dc into corner space, then continue 5 dc scallop pattern down the other side.

make seven double crochet in the corner space

Last sl st will be in st right before ch 3 of previous row. Leave yarn attached for next part.

Ties

Ch 61. Sk first ch, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and each sl st down the row.

Sc in same st that tie is attached to. Sc evenly down the straight side of bandana until you reach the other side.

single crochet into the stitch the chain is coming out of
single crochet in the stitch the long chain is anchored to

I made 55 sc, but yours may vary. Note: If you sc over the yarn end from the magic loop, you won’t have to weave it in later!

several single crochet stitches done on the straight row

Ch 61. Sk first ch, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and each sl st down the row.

Sl st into side of st at base of tie.

slip stitch into the stitch to the left of the tie on the scallop side
slip stitch right at the base of the chain

Finish off. Weave in ends and trim off excess. Done!

finished crochet bandana head scarf
Yield: 1

How to Make a Crochet Bandana (Free Pattern!)

finished crochet bandana

Learn how to make a super cute crochet bandana in this step by step tutorial and free crochet pattern!

Active Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy to Intermediate
Estimated Cost $5.00

Instructions

Bandana Body

  1. Row 1: Make a magic loop. Ch 3 (counts as first st), then (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in loop.
  2. Pull short end of yarn to tighten. Turn.
  3. Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc into same st, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner space, 3 dc in top of ch 3. Turn.
  4. Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc into same st. 3 dc in next space. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner space. 3 dc in next space. 3 dc in top of ch 3. Turn.
  5. Row 4 - 13: Ch 3, 2 dc into same st. 3 dc in all spaces along first side. (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in corner ch space. 3 dc in all spaces along this side. 3 dc in top of ch 3. Turn.
  6. Leave yarn attached for next part.

Scalloped Edge

  1. Ch 1, sk first dc, sl st into next dc.
  2. Make 5 dc in space. Sl st into center dc of 3 dc cluster. Repeat to corner.
  3. Make 7 dc into corner space, then continue 5 dc scallop pattern down the other side.
  4. Last sl st will be in st right before ch 3 of previous row. Leave yarn attached for next part.

Ties

  1. Ch 61. Sk first ch, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and each sl st down the row.
  2. Sc in same st that tie is attached to. Sc evenly down the straight side of bandana until you reach the other side.I made 55 sc, but yours may vary.
  3. Note: If you sc over the yarn end from the magic loop, you won't have to weave it in later!
  4. Ch 61. Sk first ch, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and each sl st down the row.
  5. Sl st into side of st at base of tie.
  6. Finish off. Weave in ends and trim off excess. Done!

Notes

Special Stitches:

Magic loop: wrap yarn around hand, insert hook into loop and pull up a loop. Remove your hand from the loop, chain 3 and begin pattern.

Shell stitch: 5 dc in space, sl st in center dc of next granny cluster.

In Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this crochet bandana tutorial and make one of your own!

If you do, please share a pic over on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth so I can take a look. I love seeing all of your awesome creations!

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3 thoughts on “Easy Crochet Bandana (Free Pattern & Video Tutorial!)”

  1. Hello
    I am using light 3 yarn as it is all we can get in Australia – what size hook should I use and will this be too big for a 3 year?

  2. It was very easy and fun to make, but when I put it on the sides popped out on the side of my head, it didn’t lay very nice, and it looked very funky. Maybe it had something to do with the yarn I used.

    1. Same here! I can fiddle with it while it’s on and kinda fold over the edge so it looks decent but definitely doesn’t lay as I had hoped.

      Really cute otherwise though, and very straightforward fun pattern!

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