Easy Granny Stitch Crochet Bandana Pattern for Beginners

I’m so excited to share my new granny stitch crochet bandana pattern with you all. This free pattern helps you make a cute crochet bandana, which is the perfect accessory for any outfit. It adds a lovely boho-chic vibe or a cozy cottage-core look, depending on the colors you choose.

Whether we’re heading on road trips, enjoying the summer months, or just having a bad hair day, this bandana is so much fun to wear. It really lets your personal style shine! The free crochet pattern is below.

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Melissa Hassler wearing her bandana crochet design

Free Crochet Bandana Pattern

Here’s the good news: this is a simple pattern, making it just right if you’re starting out in crocheting. But don’t worry, if you’re a more advanced crocheter, you’ll have fun too because it’s a great quick finish project.

I show you how to make this fun triangle granny square bandana step by step, so you can easily follow along. Plus, you can try it in different colors to match your mood or season. I promise, you’re going to have so much fun making and wearing your very own crochet bandana!

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Materials Needed

  • Crochet Hook Size: H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: Worsted weight yarn. I used Peaches & Creme Stripey cotton yarn in the colors Quiet Dahila and Spring Blue Stripes. You need one ball of yarn (2 oz) for each of the bandana patterns. You can also use acrylic yarn or acrylic blends. 
  • Yarn needle: Use this to weave in your ends.
  • Scissors: Use scissors to fasten off your yarn.
  • Stitch markers: Use these to help keep track of your stitches. 
  • Tape measure: Use a measuring tape to find your head circumference.
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Crochet Bandana Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced beginner. This crochet head kerchief is made with basic stitches and popular crochet granny stitch.

Finished Sizes

Bandana SizeLengthWidth
Child17 inches9 inches
Adult20.5 inches10 inches
Bandana Size Chart

Gauge

5 of the 3-dc clusters = 4 inches

9 rows = 4 inches

If you have less than 5 clusters in 4 inches, your gauge is looser than mine. Try using a smaller hook.

If you have more than 5 clusters in 4 inches, your gauge is tighter than mine. Try using a larger hook.

Supplies

  • Hook: H-8 5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn: worsted weight (#4)
  • Notions: yarn needle

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitch
  • ch/chs = chain/chains
  • ch sp = chain space
  • st/sts = stitch/stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch

Special Stitches

C2C Granny Stitch Cluster:

The granny stitch cluster is made by working 3 DC + Chain 1 in the indicated space. This photo tutorial shows you how to crochet the first two rows. 

crochet bandana pattern
  1. Magic ring, chain 4, 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, pull yarn tail to close the ring.
  2. Chain 4 and turn your work.
  3. In first chain space: 3 DC + chain 1.
  4. In next chain space: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC.
crochet bandana pattern
  1. Chain 4 and turn your work.
  2. In first chain space: 3 DC + chain 1.
  3. In next chain space: 3 DC + chain 1.
  4. In last chain space: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC.

Pattern Notes

  • The pattern is made using the corner to corner granny stitch technique
  • The pattern starts with a magic circle. 
  • The tie strings for this bandana scarf pattern are made with a simple chain.
  • The 3 DC made in the same sp create the granny clusters. 
  • The pattern is written in US terms. 
One of Lovable Loops free crochet patterns- crochet bandana pattern

Instructions

Child Size Bandana

Row 1: Magic ring, chain 4, 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, pull yarn tail to close the ring, chain 4, turn.

Row 2: In first chain space: 3 DC + chain 1, in next chain space: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, chain 4, turn.

Row 3: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1, in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1, in next ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 4, turn.

Row 4: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1[in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1] x 2, in last ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 4, turn.

Row 5: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1, [in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1] repeat to last ch sp, in last ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 4, turn.

Rows 6- 19: Repeat row 5. 

Row 20: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1[in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1] x 18, in last ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 35 (first strap), fasten off.

Join your yarn to the opposite end and chain 35 (second strap). Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Adult Size Bandana

Row 1: Magic ring, chain 4, 3 DC + chain 1, dc, pull yarn tail to close the ring, chain 4, turn.

Row 2: In first chain space: 3 DC + chain 1, in next chain space: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, chain 4, turn.

Row 3: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1, in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1, in next ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 4, turn.

Row 4: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1[in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1] x 2, in last ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 4, turn.

Row 5: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1, [in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1] repeat to last ch sp, in last ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 4, turn.

Rows 6- 23: Repeat row 5. 

Row 24: In first ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1[in next ch sp: 3 DC + ch 1] x 22, in last ch sp: 3 DC + chain 1 + DC, ch 35 (first strap), fasten off.

Join your yarn to the opposite end and chain 35 (second strap). Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Finishing

Fasten off and weave in your ends. 

Looking for more Free Patterns?

If you like this pretty crochet bandana you may also like my granny squares apron, easy crochet socks, and easy infinity scarf free crochet accessories patterns.

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Melissa Hassler wearing her bandana crochet design

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