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Granny Stitch Crochet Kerchief Pattern

This granny stitch crochet kerchief pattern is perfect for holding your hair back or for hiding a bad hair day! Kerchiefs are popular in the summer months when it’s too hot to wear a hat. Wear yours to the beach, to the next neighborhood barbeque, or out on your next shopping trip.

A granny stitch crocheted kerchief shown from the back of the head.
Granny Stitch Crochet Kerchief

This crochet head kerchief works up quick and easy. Once you get going it’s a simple one-row repeat making it super easy to adjust the size as needed from child to adult, making it great for gifting to everyone on your list. It ties at the back for a comfortable fit.

The Stitch Pattern

The granny stitch is worked with three double crochets in between each set. We also have a chain space before and after the first and last sets in each row to give you a bit of extra lace.

It started at the bottom point and worked up making a few increases in each row to give you that triangle. Then for the last row and edging, the tie strings are made so you can tie it at the back for a comfortable fit.

A triangle crochet kerchief laid out flat.

This easy crochet bandana pattern is given in one size, but it can easily be adjusted for a custom fit if needed from child to adult sizes.

I used a 3.5 mm crochet hook with a fine #2 cotton/acrylic blend called Stone Washed from Scheepjes. It’s a nice yarn to work with and also drapes well, making it perfect for kerchiefs. Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns would be a good substitute. Both yarns contain acrylic, which gives the fabric a fair amount of stretch.

BUT, because we have the tie strings the stretch isn’t all that important, which means if you want to use an all-cotton material like Red Heart It’s A Wrap, go for it! Cotton yarn keeps you cooler in the summer, making it perfect for this.

Originally I worked this up in a size 3 cotton, which also worked well.

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Materials

  • Yarn: Scheepjes Stone Washed (Fine, #2; 78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic; 50g; 130m) Color: Tourmaline, 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: E 3.50mm
  • Other: Scissors, Yarn Needle.

Measurements

  • Gauge: 17 sts = 4".
  • Finished Size: Measures approximately 18" wide across the top and 11" deep.

Abbreviations

Special Stitch Instructions

  • Shell: 3 dc in specified ch/st/sp.

Note

  • The first chain-3 counts as the first double crochet. Work another double crochet in the first stitch for a total of 2 stitches.

Instructions

  • Row 1: Ch 4, 3 dc in 4th ch from hk. Skipped chs count as dc. Turn [4 dc]
  • Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout pattern), dc in first dc, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn [6 dc]
  • Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, ch 2, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn. [6 dc and 1 ch-2 sp]
  • Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, ch 2, sk next dc, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn. [7 dc and 2 ch-2 sps]
  • Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and ch-2 sp, shell in next dc, ch 2, sk ch-2 sp and next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn. [9 dc and 2 ch-2 sps]
  • Row 6: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and first ch, shell in next ch, sk shell, shell in next ch, ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn. [12 dc and 2 ch-2 sps]
  • Row 7: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and first ch, shell in next ch, shell in between next 2 shells, shell in next ch, ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn. [15 dc and 2 ch-2 sps]
  • Row 8: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and first ch, shell in next ch, [shell in between next 2 shells] up to ch-2 sp, shell in next ch, ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn. [18 dc and 2 ch-2 sps]
  • Row 9-25: Repeat row 8.
  • Row 26: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, ch 2, sk next dc and first ch, dc in next ch, ch 2, [dc in between next 2 shells, ch 2] up to ch-2 sp, dc in first ch, ch 2, sk next ch and dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in last dc. Turn. [75 sts]
  • Row 27: Ch 3, dc in first dc and into each dc and into each ch to the last dc, 2 dc in last dc. Do NOT Fasten off.

Strings

  • String 1: *Ch 40, working into back bumps, sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across, sl st in top of last dc made. Fasten off.
  • String 2: Join yarn to the top of the first dc made in row 29, then repeat instructions as for the first string.

Choose any yarn you like. The kerchief below was crocheted with a size 3 crochet thread.

Kerchief

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5 Comments

  1. I love this pattern! Super quick and easy. I am trying this for summer for chemo. Thank you so much. I don’t know how to share a picture. Sorry.

  2. 5 stars
    Absolutely lovely! This so fun, quick, and easy to make. It’s great for just about any situation; during a road trip, in the waiting room, or just another day on the couch! I can’t wait to try the v-stitch one. On my second kerchief❤️❤️❤️

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