26Jul

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Headscarf

{26.07.21}

Hello! I'm finally back with a new free crochet pattern. I say 'new' but I designed this pattern back in 2014 for my column in Inside Crochet (issue 55) but I've had a lot of requests for it recently so I've re-worked it and neatened it up and bit and voila a 'new' old pattern - and I must say it is a perfect one for these hot days we've been enjoying...

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Headscarf | Lululoves Blog

I designed this lacy kerchief/bandana style headscarf to keep my wayward hair out of my eyes during those long summer days. This boho/romantic style crochet headscarf has been designed for fingering weight cotton. The headscarf has built-in ties and works with long or short hair – it makes such a pretty addition to any outfit. They also work up super fast once you get the hang of them, so far I've made three this week one for myself and one for each of the girls who have requested them in their favourite colours.

I've worked mine up in fingering 4-ply cotton as per the original pattern and I do think they look/feel better with this weight, however, I have tried them in DK weight cotton so I've included some notes on how to adapt the pattern if you choose to do so. 

The free pattern is below but, as always, if you would prefer an easy-to-read, printable Ad-free copy that includes a chart (or you simply want to support my work) you can purchase an inexpensive copy of the pattern here on Etsy, Ravelry or Love Crafts.

You can also find me chatting about the design on episode 39 of my YouTube podcast here.

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Headscarf | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Kerchief | Lululoves Blog

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Bandana | Lululoves Blog

Lacy Headscarf by Emma Escott

*Pattern written in UK crochet terms.

Yarn: Scheepjes Catona, 100% Mercerized Cotton, (50g/125m/yd) x 1 ball or Sheepjes Cotton 8, 100% Cotton, (50g/170m/yd) x 1 ball

Yarn Alternatives: You can use any fingering 4ply weight cotton to achieve a similar effect.

Hook: 3.5mm hook

Other Materials: Tapestry needle, scissors, blocking mat (optional)

Measurements: To fit an average female adult head (circumference approx. 56.5cm / 22")

Gauge: Rows 1 and 2 should give you a length of crochet that measure approx. 85cm / 33.5" length x 1cm width (any length between 80-90cm / 31.5-35.5" should fit)

Pattern Notes: This pattern has been designed for fingering weight cotton if you wish to use DK weight reducing your starting chain by 16 should give a similar size headscarf (you will only need to repeat rows 8-11 once).

To make the headscarf bigger or smaller you may add or take away 16 stitches to the starting chain (you will also need to add or remove a row repeat [rows 8-11])

'Last fan' refers to last available fan to work into from row below. Turning chains do not count as stitches. This pattern is written in UK crochet terms.

Stitches/terms used:

UK Terms US Terms

ch chain

 
ch-lp chain loop (ie ch5-lp)  

dc double crochet

 sc single crochet
lp loop  
rep repeat  
sl st slip stitch  
st/s stitch/es  

tr treble crochet

 dc double crochet

{Pattern starts}

Ch142, turn

Row 1: (R/S) 1dc in second chain from hook and in each ch along, turn. (141dc)

Row 2: 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in each st along, fasten off yarn. (141dc)

Row 3: With R/S facing, skip 30 sts, re-attach yarn to stitch 31, 5ch, skip next dc, 1dc in next, *5ch, skip 3dc, 1dc in next st; repeat from * 18 more times, 2ch, skip next dc, 1tr in next dc, turn, [leaving remaining 30 sts unworked]. (21 lps)

Row 4: 5ch, skip first lp, 1dc in next ch-5 lp, *8tr in next ch-5 lp, (1dc, 5ch) in each of next two ch-5 lps, 1dc in next ch-5 lp; repeat from * three more times, 8tr in next ch-5 lp, 1dc in next lp, 3ch, 1tr in last lp, turn. {see photo 1}

Row 5: *4ch, skip next tr, 1tr in each of next 6 tr, 4ch, 1dc in next ch-5 lp, 5ch, 1dc in next ch-5 lp; repeat from * along until last fan [three more times], skip next tr, 1tr in each of next 6 tr, 2ch, 1tr in last ch-5 lp, turn.

Row 6: *3ch, skip next tr, 1tr in each of next 4 tr, 3ch, 1dc in next ch-4 lp, 5ch, 1dc in next ch-5 lp, 5ch, 1dc in next ch-4 lp; repeat from * along until last fan [three more times], 3ch, skip next tr, 1tr in each of next 4 tr, 1ch, 1tr in last ch-4 lp, turn. {see photo 2}

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Headscarf | Lululoves Blog

Row 7: *3ch skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 2 tr, 3ch, 1dc in next ch-3 lp, (5ch, 1dc) in each of next two ch-5 lps, 5ch, 1dc into next ch-3 lp; repeat from * along until last fan [three more times], 3ch, skip next tr, 1tr in each of next 2 tr, 1ch, 1tr in last ch-3 lp, turn.

Row 8: 1ch, sl st into centre of next two tr, 5ch, skip ch-3 lp, 1dc in next ch-5 lp, 8tr in next ch-5 lp, 1dc in next ch-5 lp, *5ch, 1dc between next 2 tr, 5ch, skip ch-3 lp, 1dc in next ch-5 lp, 8tr in next ch-5 lp, 1dc in next ch-5 lp; repeat from * along until last fan, ch3, 1tr between last 2 tr, turn. {see photo 3}

Row 9: *4ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 6 tr, 4ch, 1dc in next ch-5 lp, 5ch, 1dc in next ch-5 lp; repeat from * along until last fan, 4ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 6 tr, 2ch, 1tr in last ch-5 lp, turn. {see photo 4}

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Headscarf | Lululoves Blog

Row 10: *3ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 4 tr, 3ch, 1dc in ch-4 lp, (5ch, 1dc) in each of next two lps; repeat from * along until last fan, 3ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 4 tr, 1ch, 1tr in last lp, turn. {see photo 5}

Row 11: *3ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 2 tr, 3ch, 1dc in next ch-3 lp, (5ch, 1dc) in each of next three lps; repeat from * along until last fan, 3ch, skip next tr, 1tr in each of next 2 tr, 1ch, 1tr in last lp, turn. {see photo 6}

Free Crochet Pattern - Lacy Headscarf | Lululoves Blog

Repeat rows 8 – 11 twice more 

Row 21: 4ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 6 tr, 2ch, 1tr in last ch-5 lp, turn.

Row 22: 3ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 4 tr, 1ch, 1tr in last ch-4 lp, turn.

Row 23: 3ch, skip 1tr, 1tr in each of next 2 tr, 1ch, 1tr in last ch-3 lp, fasten off yarn, weave in ends.

*You may wish to block into shape here before adding the edging stitches.

Edging: Re-join yarn to ch-30 of row 2, and work double crochets (US single crochets) evenly around two sides of triangle, working around chain loops at edge, (approx 45 dc per side) with 3dc into the point of the scarf (between the two treble crochet) sl st back into tie, weave in ends and fasten off. Block if you haven't already.

{Pattern Ends}

If you've enjoyed this tutorial you may like my book Romantic Crochet available now from Amazon UK or Amazon US

I hope you enjoy making (and wearing) them as much as I do. If you do make one don't forget to tag me in your Instagram photos @Lululoves_UK and use the hashtag #lululovescrochet

Bye for now, Em xx

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