Sunday, May 9, 2010

Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

Video Tutorial:  Left Hand Stretchy Crochet Headband - Puff Stitch

Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

Materials
Size F/3.7mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Stitch Instructions and Definitions
Puff Stitch -  Chain 1 Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the chain, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, you will have 3 loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the same chain, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, you will have 5 loops on your hook.  Wrap the yarn over your hook, insert the hook through the same chain, wrap the yarn over and pull it through, you will have 7 loops on your hook. Wrap the yarn over your hook and pull through all 7 loops.  Wrap the yarn over and pull through the loop to secure.


Chain 74-84 for an adult size headband.
Chain 54 for a newborn size head
Make sure your chain is not twisted. Work a slip stitch with the beginning chain to join.

Round 1: Chain 1, work a puff stitch in the same chain, see definition on how to work the puff stitch. Skip one chain work a puff stitch in the next chain, skip a chain, work a puff stitch in the next chain. Continue around to the beginning.  Join, with the beginning puff stitch. Slip stitch to the next space between the two puff stitches.

Round 2:  Chain 1, work a puff stitch in the same space, see definition on how to work the puff stitch. *Work a puff stitch in the next space, work a puff stitch in the next space. Continue around to the beginning from *.  Join, with the beginning puff stitch.

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