Granny Square Bandana (Free Pattern & Tutorial!)

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If you’re looking for a crochet pattern that’s perfect for summer, you gotta check out this cute Granny Square Bandana!

Bandana’s and hair scarves are the perfect accessory for a crazy hair day, or when you want to keep your hair out of your eyes at the beach.

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This free crochet pattern is easy and quick, and the perfect fun project to make over the weekend or tote along on road trips.

You can easily change it up with different colors and make it your own. Make a different color bandana for each of your summer outfits!

finished granny square bandana

I just love making these easy triangle bandanas. Check out this other easy bandana scarf pattern that’s also made with cotton worsted yarn.

For this project, we’ll make 3 granny squares and 3 granny triangles and then we’ll attach them all together.

Let’s get started on this easy pattern and step by step tutorial!

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three completed granny squares

Notes

Skill Level – Easy

Pattern is in US crochet terms

Chain 3 at beginning of row counts as double crochet.

Chain 4 at beginning of row counts as double crochet and chain 1.

Supplies You’ll Need

Finished Measurements

The bandana ends up about 22″ across from corner to corner, and 10″ deep. The straps are approx. 11″ long.

Gauge

Squares are approx. 4.5″ inches and triangles are 4.5″ on the short sides and 6.5″ along the hypotenuse (long side). Gauge isn’t important for this pattern.

Abbreviations

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • ch sp – chain space

Granny Square Bandana Pattern

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Granny Squares (Make 3)

With Color A, ch 4 and sl st to 1st ch to form a ring. (Alternatively, you could start your granny squares with a magic loop if you prefer.)

Round 1

Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc from here on out), make 2 dc in ring. *Ch 2, 3 dc in ring* 3 times, join with hdc in 3rd ch of starting ch. Fasten off.

Round 2

Join Color B in same corner you ended on from the previous row, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner ch sp, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch sp*, repeat 2 more times, sc in 3rd ch of starting ch. Fasten off.

Round 3

Join Color C in same corner you ended on from the previous row, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner ch sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch sp* repeat 2 more times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, sc in 3rd ch of starting ch. Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

NOTE: For ONLY ONE granny square, go ahead and make one more round* in color B.

*Round 4 (only on one square)

Join Color B in same corner you ended on from the previous row, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same corner ch sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next corner ch sp* repeat 2 more times, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, sc in 3rd ch of starting ch.

make one more round for one granny square

Fasten off yarn and weave in ends.

Granny Triangles (Make 3)

With color A, ch 4 and sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Row 1

Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1 from here on out), 3 dc in ring, ch 2, 3 dc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in ring. Fasten off.

Row 2

Join Color B in corner ch sp from row 1, ch 4, 3 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last ch sp. Fasten off.

Row 3

Join Color C in corner ch sp from row 2, ch 4, 3 dc in same ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last ch sp. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Joining the Squares and Triangles

Now we’re going to lay out our square and triangles in the order we’ll attach them using Color B. Make sure the right side is facing up.

Joining the Squares

Start with the square that has the extra row and put it at the bottom. You’ll tilt it so one of the points is facing down.

make one more round for one granny square

Take the next square to the right and attach your yarn (Color B) at the rightmost corner.

Then crochet granny clusters as normal across the top and the left side.

When you get to the left corner, make 3 double crochets in it (which make’s half of the corner) and now we’ll start attaching.

starting to attach the granny squares

Take another square and line it up above the square you’re currently working on.

Insert your hook into the corner space of the top square and chain one.

Then make the 2nd ch (this completes the chain 2 for your corner) and do your other three double crochets into this corner to finish it.

Insert your hook into the next space of the top square, ch 1, and make the next granny dc cluster (3 dc) in the next space of the bottom granny square.

Basically, you’re just completing the granny square round as normal, but inserting your hook into the corresponding space of the other granny square before you make your chain 1 or first chain of the chain 2 in the corner.

Once you get to the other corner and get it attached, you’ll continue the round as usual and those two squares will be attached.

first two granny squares attached

Repeat that process to attach the top left square.

repeat that to attach the top left square
first three square attached

Joining the triangles

Join the first triangle in the center at the top of the squares.

Attach the yarn to the far right corner of the triangle. Ch 3, then insert your hook into the corner space of the square and ch 1.

attaching the triangle to the granny square

Make 3 dc in the same space, and continue along the triangle inserting your hook into the spaces of the square before you make the chains.

When you reach the corner, make your first 3 double crochet into the corner space, then insert your hook and make one chain into the corner space of the square straight across from the corner you’re working in (it’s the top corner of the bottom square).

attaching the corner of the granny triangle

Ch again and make continue as normal up the other side of the triangle.

In the last corner, make your 3 double crochets.

Then insert into the last corner of the adjacent square, ch 1 and make the last double crochet in the corner space of the triangle.

last corner space of the granny square

Repeat that process for the other two triangles.

repeat the attaching process for the other two triangles

When you complete the last triangle, finish off and weave in all the ends.

all squares and triangles attached

Border and Straps

Join Color C to the far left corner of the bandana.

Ch 1 and sc in the same space.

chain one and single crochet in same space with border color

Make one sc in the top of each dc and each space. Also make one sc in the each corner space and in the space where two squares are attached.

make one single crochet in each stitch along edge of bandana

When you reach the bottom point of the bandana, make 3 sc in the corner space, and then continue back up the other side making one sc in each stitch or space until you reach the right corner.

make 3 single crochet in the corner

Make one sc in the top of the ch 3 of this corner, and then ch 41 times. This will make the first strap.

Sl st into the 2nd ch from your hook and each ch going down.

making the first strap of the bandana

Sc in the same spot where you made the last sc before the strap.

Now you’re going to make 3 sc in the next 4 spaces at the end of each triangle row going across the top of the bandana.

make three single crochet in the first space

When you get to the center of the triangle, make 2 sc in the center loop. Then continue to make 3 sc single crochets in the next 4 spaces.

crochet front border of granny square bandana

When you get to the corner space of the granny square, make 3 half double crochet (hdc). This makes a longer stitch and keeps you from having an indent across the front.

make 3 half double crochet in corner of granny squares on front border

Continue this across until you reach the left corner.

After you make 3 sc in the far left corner, ch 41. Sl st into the 2nd ch from hook and all the way down the ch.

slip stitch into first sc of round to finish off
just need to slip stitch into the first single crochet

Make one single crochet in the same space as the last st before you made the ch, and then sl st into the first sc of the row. Finish off.

Weave in the ends and you’re done!

finished granny square bandana folded

In Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this granny square bandana pattern!

If you make one of these, 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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