To celebrate my 1 Year Blogversary… And a Big Thank You for all of your support… I have designed this cozy Free Crochet Headband Pattern!
Winter’s Twist Headband
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Materials: Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight Yarn
Color A: 100 yards Color B: 50 Yards
Gauge: 2″ x 2″ = 7 Dc X 3 Rows
Headband: 20″ To change the size, add or subtract 2 stitches
Stitches: Ch – Chain Sl St – Slip Stitch Hdc – Half Double Crochet Dc – Double Crochet
Bphdc – Back Post Half Double Crochet Fphdc – Front Post Half Double Crochet
With Color A, Ch 68~ Join with Sl St to beginning. Be very careful not to twist the chain while joining.
Row 1: Ch 2 (Counts as beginning Hdc), Hdc around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2. = 68 Hdc
Row 2: Ch 2, *Fphdc in next Stitch, Bphdc in next Stitch*, Repeat * * Around. Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2. = 68 Hdc
Row 3: Ch 3(Counts as Dc), Dc in previous St (This will form an “X” and is a Twisted Stitch), Skip next Stitch, *Dc in next Stitch, Dc in previous stitch(Skipped Stitch), Skip St*, Repeat * * Around making “Twisted Stitches”, Join with Sl St to Beginning Ch 3. Finish Off. = 34 Twisted Stitches.
Row 4: Change to Color B and Join with Slip Stitch to Same as Last Joining St(Ch 3 of previous row),Your Twisted stitches now will not line up with previous row. See Picture below. Ch 3, Dc in previous stitch (Twisted Stitch made), Skip St, *Dc in next stitch, Dc in previous stitch(Skipped Stitch), Sk St.* Repeat * * Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 3. Finish off. = 34 Twisted Stitches.
Row 5: Change to color A, Repeat row 4, Finish off
Row 6: Change to color B, Repeat row 4, Finish off
Row 7: Change to color A, Repeat row 4, Do Not Finish Off
Row 8: Ch 2, Hdc in each stitch around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2 = 68 Hdc
Row 9: Ch 2, *Fphdc in next stitch, Bphdc in next stitch*, Repeat * * Around, Join with Sl St to beginning Ch 2, Finish off and weave in ends.
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Like many of you know,,, My Grandmother Beatrice Ryan Ramshaw was the one who taught me to crochet 40 years ago… I thought it would be fun to show you one of her blast from the past Afghans… She was such an avid crocheter… Mastering both yarn and thread techniques!!! I often wonder what it was like to crochet for her… She was born around the turn of the century… and lived until 1997… The materials she must have learned with would have been hard to come by… She lived in a remote area of Northern Canada until the 40’s… But even when she moved to the United States and settled in Northern California,,, I think yarn and patterns would have been so much different from what we have now!!
This week the Afghan I am sharing was made for my favorite Great Aunt Velma… Velma was her sister-in-law, who also came to the United States in the 40’s… They were great friend too!! I was blessed enough to inherit this afghan after Velma passed away about a decade ago… I was amazed how well this beauty held up over the years… My best guess is that Beatrice made it in the 70’s. Amazingly this is one of the softest Afghans I have… I was a little surprised, many of the acrylic yarns during that time were pretty scratchy and rough! It definitely is a treasure!
This Great Afghan appears to be completely done in single crochet, with every other row done in back loop only… It looks to be a dk weight and a larger hook like maybe a N size… Gotta love it… And to top it off… it measures a staggering 9+ feet long and 4+ feet wide… I think she made it so it would nicely drape over both ends of Velma’s queen size bed…
Well, there you have a Throw Back Thursday Crochet treat!!! What about you… Do you have any Throw Back Treasures??