Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ballet Lace Crochet Hair Accessory - Bun Cover

Ballet Lace Crochet Hair Accessory - Bun Cover

This will show how to make a snood hair cover.

Written by Teresa Richardson


Size 10 Crochet Thread
Size 6 Steel Crochet Hook
Hair Band- About 2" long
Beads or Crystals

MC = Magic Circle
DC = Double Crochet
TC = Triple Crochet
SL ST = Slip Stitch
CH = Chain
SP = Space

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Hair Bun Cover

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Hair Bun Cover Left Hand Version

Video For the Magic Circle: Magic Circle

V-Stitch: For this project the V-Stitch will be a DC, CH 3, DCV-Stitch Increase: DC, CH 3, DC, CH 3, DC

Round 1: CH 6, *DC, CH 3 through the magic circle. Complete 9 times total from *, join. Pull circle tight. SL ST to CH 3 SP. Make sure to sew a secure knot once the project is complete. It is best to wait to knot until the end in case you need to start over. (10 DC, CH 3 total)

Round 2: CH 6, DC in same chain 3 space. *V-Stitch in the next CH 3 space. Complete 9 times from *, join. SL ST to CH 3 SP. (10 V-Stitches total)

Round 3: CH 6, DC, CH 3, DC all in the same CH 3 SP. *V-Stitch Increase in the same CH 3 SP. Complete 9 time from *, join. (10 V-Stitch Increases total)

Round 4: This part will be worked between each V-Stitch increase. CH 1, *SC between the DC's, CH 8, Skip the whole V-Stitch Increase, Complete 9 times total from *, CH 4, TC in beginning SC. This is to end at the top center of the loop. (10 Chain 8 loops total)

Round 5-7: CH 1, in the same loop SC in CH, *CH 8, SC in the next CH, complete 9 times total from *, Ch 4, TC in beginning SC. (10 chain 8 loops total)

Round 8: CH 1, in the same loop SC in CH, *CH 8, SC in the next CH, complete 9 times total from *, Ch 8, SL ST in beginning sc. (10 chain 8 loops total)

This round will be worked around the hairband and the last round of loops to secure the hairband to the lace.
Round 9: CH 1, * 6 SC around hairband and round 8 chain, complete 10 times from *, join in beginning SC. (60 single crochet total)


  1. When I danced, I used to make these and wear them all the time. It's funny you should post this because I just discovered a stash of these (cir. 1980) when digging through some stuff in a cabinet. It made me think about making some for my 19 year old niece who is now in a dance program at college. I love the addition of the embellishments you added, great touch!

  2. Adorei. Já divulguei a receita em meu blog. Beijos, Claudia.

  3. I'd really like to try this out but I have no idea what the magic circle is, nor can I find any reference as to how to do it. I'm a fairly experienced crocheter but I've never encountered this term before.

    1. you can google it and you will get a tutorial on youtube it is very easy you most possibly do it under a other name

  4. Rissa,
    I have posted a link in the instructions for the magic circle.

  5. Is this a silver steel thread crochet hook or the larger colored metal crochet hooks? Is there a letter or mm size I can go by?

    1. Hi Beth! yes u posted this comment in 2010... lol but you'll use a D/3 3.25 MM hook.

  6. LOVE your instruction videos! I'm a "self-taught" crocheter and always get stuck because I don't have anyone to ask. Here are my questions:

    1. For ROUND 1: How do you end up with 10 DC and 3 CH? Should I DC, CH3 and then an addl 9 times (to make 10?)??

    2. What does "SL ST to CH 3 SP" mean? Is it to just slip stitch in the Magic Circle space to close?

    3. I'm totally lost on how to do ROUND 2. Is it to make the CH 6, skip 3 chains and then DC?

    4. In ROUND 2 again, where is the CH 3 space that I should V-Stitch?

    5. General question: When stitching on an existing row, are you supposed to pick up the back, the front or both loops of the chain?

    Sorry for all the questions, but I just don't know who to ask :).

  7. Hi Theresa,
    I love this bun cover but the pattern is a bit confusing. I'm on round 3 but I'm not even 100% sure I did round 2 properly. Can you do a video on this one please??? Being that I'm such a visual learner, I've learned a lot from your videos.


  8. I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more accessories, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.

    Editor, www.AllFreeCrochet.com

  9. I have no idea how to crochet, but I am seriously considering taking it up for these. I have full, straight, breast length hair. I have wanted to find crocheted bun covers for years. I finally got my wish a little over a year ago. Amazingly, I found a Red and Yellow set in a junk drawer at a relatives house. I would love to find more in varied colors to go with my wardrobe. I prefer blues & greens. If anyone is selling them please let me know.

  10. I have no idea how to crochet. However, I ,ay start for these. I have full, straight, breast length hair. I have wanted to find crocheted bun covers for years. I finally got my wish a little over a year ago. Amazingly, I found a Red and Yellow set in a junk drawer at a relatives house. I would love to find more in varied colors to go with my wardrobe. If anyone is selling them please post a reply.

    1. Sarah- would you still like some? I have a different pattern for this that I prefer, and if you wanted I could add some I make to my website to sell to you. have you found some already? :) my website is nikkigco.yolasite. com I'll have it up in a day or two :)

  11. I love this pattern! Did you ever post a video tutorial for this one?

  12. Hi Teresa.

    I am wondering the same. I would like to make one for my little girl and have looked for the tutorial for this on youtube but can't find it. Would you be able to post it? Many thanks.

  13. Hello,
    Question: I'm good till round 4, but in the end I end up w/ CH 8 and lose track here. It seems like it's telling me CH 4, then TC in but I end up with CH 8 + CH 4 then TC???? I don't get where the CH8 gets joined??? Then the last sentence of the round 4 I don't get. Would you post a picture of this particular step...or maybe I started round 4 wrong...I don't know. I started w/ CH1 & SC in that first space....help!

  14. Muy bonito y claro, un detalle

  15. I always find a bit difficulty in crochet tutorial, that the reason always go for buy different kinds of Hair Bun Accessories , but this is a great tutorial to hold my breath for a while and give inside a command , you can DO it! just TRY ! Huh! you are so amazing! I want to be amazing too, so let's have a try! Thanks! :-)

  16. Made it!! Thanks for such a nice pattern. I used metric size 2.00mm hook with size 10 crochet thread. Double crochet is known as the treble stitch .Single crochet as double crochet stitch, and triple crochet as double treble stitch in the UK.


  17. PS. I found that in round 2: CH6, dc in same chain sp, it was necessary to add Ch3 before going onto *V stitch.

  18. Where do the beads get placed?
    Could you post how to put in the beads instructions?
    This is a lovely chignon/bun!
    Thank you for posting & u-tube.

  19. How do you get the beads on the thread?
    On what round are they placed?
    What size are the beads?
    Instructions please?
    Thank you


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