A Free Crochet Pattern
I love self-striping yarns, although I rarely end up using them. I have so many skeins of them, it’s ridiculous.I continue to buy them, even though most of them sit in a box untouched. When I was at Walmart a few months ago, I found Lion Brands Ferris Wheel, so naturally I had to buy some. I really do love the self-striping effect of Ferris Wheel, as the color changes aren’t harsh, and are more subtle than most.
Honestly , it took me a while to decide what I wanted to make with it. When a friend asked me to make them a headband, I knew this yarn would be perfect. And the Infinity Headband is the result. I love the texture the stitch pattern gives and I love how the striping turned out.
The pattern isn’t really difficult. It only uses single crochet and half double crochet stitches. The single foundation crochet row and construction may be the only thing a beginner may have trouble with.
Lion Brand Ferris Wheel,1 skein
F- 5mm hook
HDC-half double crochet
FSC- foundation single crochet: First fsc: ch2, insert hook in first ch from hook. Yo, pull through ch, ( 2 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop, yo, and pull through both loops. Next fsc: Insert hook in bottom of previous stitch, yo, pull through stitch (2 loops on hook), yo and pull through one loop, yo, pull through both loops. Repeat until you have the number of stitches needed.
GUAGE:9 groups of 2hdc=4 in
15 rows of pattern= 2.5 in
Each strip is 10 inches, unstretched
Pattern Notes: This pattern is worked flat and consists of two strips that are seamed together.
Row 1: Fsc 81.
Row 2: Ch 2. Hdc in next sc, hdc in same stitch, sk 1, *hdc two times in same stitch, sk 1. Repeat from * across until you have two stitches left. Sk 1 and then hdc in last. Turn.
Row 3: ch 1. Sc in each hdc across. Turn.
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Lay pieces flat.
Fold pieces in half like picture 2.
Wrap the pieces together like in picture 3.
Whip stitch the pieces together, down the sides, up to the parts that are wrapped.
Seam the two ends together and fasten off.
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