Ever had that one skein of hand dyed yarn or yarn you grabbed to try just sitting around waiting to be used? Well, I have just the project for that lonely skein of yarn! The Blooming Buds Bandanna crochet pattern is a simple workup that can use just about any weight yarn! You’ll just need at least 400 yards of the yarn to get close to the length I got for mine. But, it’s also super adjustable and can be made to your desired length.
- 400-500 yards of fingering, sport, dk, or worsted weight yarn (This will vary greatly depending on what weight yarn you use and how big you want it.)
- H (5.0mm) crochet hook
- Measuring tape
- Tapestry needle
- Not needed (If you’re using a smaller weight yarn and want a tighter looking stitch, go down a hook size or two.)
- Approximately 34” across at last row or two desired length.
Starting chain one does not count as first stitch.
You will be increasing by one stitch every row.
Mini Bobble stitches are worked every 8th row, except for first one which is the 15th row.
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations
sc- single crochet
MB- mini bobble – working into one stitch only: (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops) 3 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops.
**- Repeat from
RS- Right Side
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and next ch. (2)
Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in 1st st, 2 sc in next. (3)
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st across. (4)
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last. (5)
Rows 5-14: Repeat rows 3 and 4.
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next, *MB in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts*, repeat across to last st, sc in last. (16) (Your MB will stick out on the RS. If it is not, push it through so that it does.)
Row 16: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each st across to last st, 2 sc in last. (17)
Row 17: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each st across. (18)
Rows 18-22: Repeat 16 and 17.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next, *MB in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts*, repeat across to last st, sc in last. (24)
Repeat rows 16-23, increasing each row by 1 st, until you reach 135 sts or desired length. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block cowl to reduce the curl the stitches create.
For another great shawl pattern check out the Cherry Blossom Shawl Free Crochet Pattern!