Monday, 27 January 2014

Make it ! Crochet bandana !!!

Last week, while browsing my stats in my Dashboard, I've noticed that some people liked to read my "old" post Make it ! Variations of a crochet pattern !!!, where I took inspiration from the Granny Triangle Pattern (chart included!) by BrittanyJJackson (thank you again, my dear!)….

….So I started to think about doing something nice to share with you, just reading one of the variations I made then!
If you'd love to follow the colourful triangle (scroll down that all post of mine!!!) modification, too, we could crochet a colourful bandana together!!!


  • cotton yarns : I've chosen 5 colours, that I found in my baskets : dark grey from Katia Degrade' "Sun"(100% Egyptian cotton); aqua from an Italian brand Sesia, Windsurf (100% cotton), colour 288 lot 3099; turquoise from Katia New Orleans (50% cotton, 50% acrylic); darker blue….. I don't remember, but it's from Italy, too; lime green from Bi Elle Filati  il Mako 5 (100% cotton).
  • 3,5mm hook
  • a pair of scissors
  • yarn needle
  • tape  measure or ruler
  • little decorative button
  • thread & needle to sew the button on the bandana
  • some beads (optional) and clear glue
Please note that I follow the US crochet terminology in my work.


I follow the chart/pattern found here, with my own variations (see the colourful triangle).

Make a slip knot on your hook and chain a multiple of 4+3, because we'll crochet trebles (tr).
I wanted a foundation chain long 60cm, so I chained 147 stitches (144+3), because this is what I reached with my tension. Maybe you'll need a different number of chains, but honestly this is not so important!!!! Just remember to apply the "4+3 formula" !!!

Row 1 : after obtaining the right number of chains, make your first treble (tr) in the 5th chain from the hook and other 2 trs in the following two chains

skip 1 chain and crochet 3 trs in next 3 chains; repeat this scheme to the end of the foundation chain

first 6 shells

after 13 shells

first row done!!!

At the end of your first row, you'll be able to count 36 shells made of 3 trs each.
Cut yarn and fasten off.

Row 2 : choose a new colour. Make a slip knot on the hook and insert it in (you are working in the front of your work : remember this for all the next rows, too) the space between the first and the second shells of the previous row. Crochet one single crochet (SC) and chain 3. In the same space make 2 trs. Your first shell is done

Crochet 3 trs shells in each space between the first row shells…

… until you reach the end of the row

Cut yarn and fasten off. 
At the end of this of row you'll have 35 shells done, so one less than the previous row.
Each following row will end with one less shell than the previous one! Remember that!

Row 3 to row 35 : follow the pattern described in row 2.  Row 35 will have 2 shells only ! Nice!
Remember to start with a new colour each row. I've chosen 5 colours : you can choose more or less or just one (in this last case, go back to my post  and read after I "say" : "Wanna have a look? Here we go ….")!!! It's up to you and to your personal taste! If you like, crochet a bandana with wool or acrylic!

Going on with the crocheting, little by little, you'll notice that your work will show the form of a trapezium

3rd row 

beginning 11th row

11th row done !!!

16th row done !!!

20th row done !!!

25th row done !!!

While crocheting, apart from my hook, I have a trusty companion

and I love to notice the details of the growing piece of fabric


row 30 done !!!

row 35 done !!!

detail of row 35

Row 36 : with the chosen colour, make a slip knot on the hook and slide it in the space of the last two shells of the last but one row and make a single crochet . Chain 3 and crochet a 5tr puff stitch! In this way your bandana will have a pointy end!
Cut the yarn (leaving a tail in which you'll thread some beads, if you like, as an embellishment; complete with a double knot and a dab of clear glue) and fasten off !!!

Trim in the ends

and sew a nice button on the top back of your new bandana

and wear it !!!!!!! ;oD

Please note that before completing your bandana, you can enjoy your work in progress just taking funny pics, as…

Any problem/question about the pattern? Don't hesitate a second to contact me !!!! Thank you!!!

xxxx Alessandra


  1. Great, love the bandana! Wonderful to see that you make up your own patterns. I tried once with an android. Love from Tinie

  2. Inspiring Alessandra!!! Gives me ideas ...just got to find the time to try it out.

    keep well

    Amanda x

  3. So inspiring once again.

    Like the pictures, especially the ones with you in it. :)

    thank you for giving all the warm support during the past few days.
    Life is looking way less gloomier.

    Have a nice week!


  4. love the colour-combination♥♥
    xo, martina♥

  5. wow, funky! great colours! Heather x

  6. @ Martina : me too!!!!!
    thank you, xxxxx Ale

  7. @ Brigitte : The pics with me are good because you cannot see me very well!!! luckily!!! ;oD
    thinking of you, hugs and xxxxx Ale

  8. Che bella idea,farla così.Grazie del tutorial,sempre utile!Felice settimana!

  9. Grazie Alessandra sarà un altro progetto da sperimentare per me che sono una principiante.
    Maria Luisa

  10. Crochet ... my nemesis ... you lost me on the first line ... he,he!! M x

  11. @ Anonymous : spero, prima o poi, di riuscire a vedere qualche tuo progetto all'uncinetto!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

  12. Very, very, very nice bandana!
    Hope you are fine, wishing you a lovely week!

  13. That's very pretty Ale - thanks for sharing your pattern variation with us. :)

  14. Nice idea and lovely color combination!! Thanks for sharing the pattern :-)
    Greetings, Nata

  15. Ohhh Alessandra realy the colors you have used and it realy fits very nice to you!!!

  16. Awesome, Ale!!! Love the beads at the top!!!

  17. @ Andree' : thank you very, very, very much!!!!! ;oD
    xxxxxxx Ale

  18. @ Debi : you are more than welcome, you know!
    xxxxxx Ale

  19. E' bellissima , anche il tutorial passo-passo ! Io sono quasi impazzita con un cuscino questa settimana , spero di mostrarlo presto, nel frattempo mi godo i blog delle altre creative

  20. Beautiful bandanna and a wonderfully clear and detailed tutorial! Thank you Ale!
    Helen xx

  21. owww alessandra i just loveeeee the bandana.... for years back ( ahum ) i walked almost every day with a bandana ♥♥♥ hugs

  22. @ Jenneke : ….yap, when we were both younger…..!!!!
    xxxxxx Ale

  23. Cute, I love the colors!
    Kate :}

  24. How lovely Alessandra! I love your funny pics too, hehe :) :)
    Alison xx

  25. Yay, a crochet cowboy ;-)!!
    Love from Mirjam.

    1. …. maybe, a cowgirl????? eh eh eh!!!! ;oD
      xxxxxxx Ale


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