Granny Stitch Crochet Bandana Pattern

crochet bandana pattern

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Introducing this easy and free crochet bandana pattern! If you’re interested in making a cute crochet bandana that is an easy project, then you’ve come to the right place. 

This simple crochet bandana is great for both crochet beginners and advanced crocheters.

This granny stitch crochet kerchief pattern is one of those free crochet bandana patterns that you’ll want to come back to time and time again. 

Its boho-chic vibe makes it the perfect accessory for road trips, quick gifts, or for adding a pop of color to your outfit. This free crochet pattern is all about showing off your personal style. You can pick between child and adult sizes, so you’ll get the perfect fit.

If you like this easy crochet bandana pattern, check out my many other free and simple patterns!  And don’t forget to share pictures of your pretty crochet bandana with me on Social Media (Instagram or Facebook)! Happy crocheting!

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Skill Level

Beginner. This crochet head kerchief pattern uses basic stitches in a basic stitch pattern.

Project Materials

Crochet Gauge

5 of the 3-DC clusters= 4 inches

9 rows = 4 inches

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

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

Crochet Bandana Size Chart

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

Pattern Notes

  • This free pattern is made using the corner to corner granny stitch technique
  • This great pattern starts with a magic circle (also known as a magic ring or adjustable ring). If you are a beginner crocheter, check out my magic circle tutorial.
  • 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. 

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet stitch
  • sc = single crochet stitch
  • tc = treble crochet
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • ch = chain
  • chs = chains
  • rnd = round
  • rnds = rounds
  • rem = remaining
  • blo = back loop only

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crochet bandana pattern

Crochet Stitches and Techniques

How to Double Crochet (dc)

  1. Yarn over & insert hook in next stitch.
  2. Yarn over and pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook.
  3. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops. You will have 2 loops on your hook.
  4. Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops on your hook.

C2C Granny Stitch Cluster

This popular crochet granny stitch 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.

Child Size Crochet Bandana Pattern

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 Crochet Bandana Pattern

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What type of yarn is best to use for this bandana?

The ideal yarn for this bandana project is worsted weight yarn. Worsted weight yarn is the perfect thickness. You can make a bandana that’s neither too flimsy nor too bulky. What’s great about this project is its flexibility in the type of worsted weight yarn you can use. 

Whether you opt for cotton or acrylic is entirely up to you. Cotton yarn is known for its softness and breathability, making it a superb option for warmer climates. Acrylic yarn, on the other hand, is durable and tends to be warmer, which could be beneficial in cooler weather. Feel free to choose based on your personal preferences or the specific needs of your project.

How long does it take to complete the bandana?

Completing this bandana is a breeze! Since the pattern uses basic crochet techniques, you can expect to finish it in about an hour. This makes it a perfect project for when you want to create something stylish and functional but don’t have a lot of time to spare. 

Whether you’re new to crocheting or a seasoned pro, you’ll find that this quick and easy project is both satisfying and fun to make. 

How do I block the finished bandana for the best shape? 

To get the best shape for your finished bandana, you’ll want to block it. Blocking is a way to stretch and shape your crochet work so it looks its best. For this, you’ll need blocking boards, pins, and a spray bottle filled with water. 

First, lay your bandana flat on the blocking boards. Use the pins to stretch and hold the bandana in the shape you want it to be. Make sure to pin along the edges and corners so everything is even. Once you have it all pinned down, use the spray bottle to mist the bandana with water until it’s damp. 

Let it dry completely while still pinned to the boards. Once it’s dry, unpin your bandana. You’ll have a beautifully shaped bandana that’s ready to wear or give as a gift.

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