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Easy Braided Headband in Crochet

 Easy Braided Headband in Crochet 

 Crochet a Braided Headband: A Fast and Easy Accessory for Your Wardrobe    

by:  Yolanda Soto Lopez 

Are you looking for a fun and simple crochet project? Look no further! In this blog post, I will guide you through the steps to create a braided headband using basic crochet stitches. This stylish accessory is not only quick to make but also adds a casual touch to any outfit. Let’s get started! 

crochet braided band

Braided Crochet Headband

Supplies Needed:

To crochet your own braided headband, you’ll need the following materials:

Worsted weight yarn in your preferred color(s)  Approx. 3 oz

Crochet hook (size H/5.0mm works well with worsted weight yarn)


Yarn needle

Step 1: Making the Foundation Chain.  Working with 2 strands of yarn at the same.  (Make 3 sections) 

To begin, create a foundation chain using the chain stitch. Make sure to leave a long tail at the beginning for later use. The length of your chain will depend on the size of your head. A chain of approximately 40- 50  stitches should work for most people. However, you can adjust the length to fit your preference.

Step 2: Forming Rows with Double Crochet

Once you have your foundation chain, it’s time to start forming the rows with double crochet stitches. Crochet a double crochet in each chain beginning on the 4th chain from the end. 

Double crochet is a basic stitch that creates a taller stitch and works up quickly. Here’s how to make a double crochet stitch:

Yarn over (wrap the yarn around the hook from back to front).

Insert the hook into the third chain from the hook.

Yarn over and pull the yarn through the chain, so you have three loops on the hook.

Yarn over and pull through the first two loops on the hook, leaving two loops.

Yarn over and pull through the remaining two loops on the hook.

Repeat the double crochet stitch across the row, working into each chain stitch. Continue this pattern until your headband reaches the desired width. Remember to keep your stitches loose and even throughout the project.

Step 3: Joining the Ends

Once you’ve reached the desired width, it’s time to join the ends together. Fold the headband in half, matching up the beginning and ending chains. Insert your hook into the first stitch of the foundation chain and make a slip stitch to connect the two ends.

Step 4: Adding the Braid

Now comes the fun part—creating the braided effect! Divide your headband into three equal sections. Cross the left section over the middle section, then cross the right section over the new middle section. Repeat this process until you’ve braided the entire length of the headband.  Make sure to make braid loosely.

Step 5: Securing the Braid

Once you’ve finished braiding, secure the end of the braid by making a slip stitch through all three layers. Trim any excess yarn, leaving a small tail.

Step 6: Final Touches

To give your headband a polished look, weave in any loose ends using a yarn needle. Make sure all ends are secure and trim any excess yarn.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crocheted your very own braided headband using basic stitches like the chain, double crochet, and slip stitch. This project is not only fast and easy but also allows you to add a stylish and casual accessory to your wardrobe. Whether you wear it for a casual day out or a sporty activity, this headband is sure to enhance your look. Enjoy your new creation and keep exploring the wonderful world of crochet!

Here is another way you can make your headband:  

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Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat – Beginner Level

The Winter Games are here and now I wanted to share my version of an Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat.  The hat that is getting all the attention at the winter games was worn by Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim.  Not only did she win Gold for the USA but she looked great doing it.  She was sporting a really cute Knit hat which used chunky yarn.   The brim was folded over and it had a nice USA patch on it.  I still have not been able to find the exact red USA patch but I’m still working on it.  I wanted to make a crochet version of her hat.

The hat is really easy to make and it is a beginner level project.   I used a weight 5 yarn (Patons Classic Wool Bulky) but you can use any Bulky weight (weight 5) yarn you like.  This is some yarn I had available and I liked the color.  The hat worn by the Olympic Snowboarder Chloe Kim is a much lighter color.  The color I used is a little darker but of course you can make your hat whichever color you prefer.

This Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat is so easy to make because it is worked as a flat panel.  Once your panel is the desired size then you seam the sides and gather up the top.  It’s so fast and easy you can make it in less than a couple of hours (most people).  The bulky yarn and large crochet hook make quick work of this hat.

Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat

Crochet Olympic Snowboarder Inspired Hat

Yesterday I also uploaded a free YouTube video tutorial on this hat.  In the video I shared some suggestions for different sizes.  Click on the video to watch it now:

Supplies Needed:  (Affiliate Links)

L Size Crochet Hook (8mm)


Yarn Needle

Approx.  150 yards (or 7 oz) of Bulky Weight (weight 5 yarn)

Measuring Tape

Large Pom Pom Maker:

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Easy to Crochet Granny Square Top

I was looking for an easy to crochet granny square top.   I like to go to the pool or beach but I’m a bit modest.  I wanted to have a top that I could use as a cover-up.  I wanted to make something quick and easy enough for beginners.   The granny square is one of the first patterns that crocheters learn to make.   This is a super easy and quick project plus it looks great.  This easy to crochet granny square top fits most women sizes.   You can always adjust the size of the top by either using a smaller hook or changing the number of rounds of your granny squares.  If you are making this for a child I would use a G size hook.

Easy to Crochet Granny Square Top

Easy to Crochet Granny Square top


2 Granny squares with 8 rounds each.

2 Granny squares with 3 rounds each.

3 Skeins of Creme de la Creme Cotton Yarn from

J /10 Crochet Hook  ( 6mm)


Yarn Needle

To Begin:  You will need to crochet 2 granny squares with 8 rounds each.  You will need to crochet 2 granny squares with 3 rounds each.   The two larger granny squares will be used for the front and back of the top.  The two smaller squares will be the sides (underarm) of the top.

You will need to join your squares.  You can join with a yarn needle or by joining with a crochet slip stitch.   I joined my squares with a yarn needle using the same matching yarn.   It is easier if you sew in your tails as you work.  I hate sewing in tails but this makes it so much easier.

Step 1:  Making sure right sides are facing up.  Take one of the large granny squares and sew a small square to each lower corner of the square.  I joined with a simple whip stitch using a yarn needle.

Step 2:  Now flip your piece over so that the wrong sides are facing up.  Now place your second large granny square on top of the other square.  Making sure that wrong sides are facing each other.  Now sew the free sides of the small granny squares to the lower half of the remaining large granny square.

Step 3:  Attach your yarn along top edge of your work, (The bottom edge is the one with the small granny squares).    You will work 2 rows of single crochet along the top edge.  Work 2 single crochet in the underarm corners and work 3 single crochet into the top corners of the large granny squares.   Fasten off and sew in tails.

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Crochet Gladiator Style Flip Flops

Crochet Gladiator Style Flips flops to turn your plain flip flops into fun sandals.   Who says flip flops have to be plain or boring?  Using some basic crochet stitches and a few new techniques (they’re easy) you can go from plain flip flops to personalized flip flops.  Summertime is here and that means warmer weather.  Ok, I admit that I live in Chula Vista, California (Suburb of San Diego) and our “Hot” weather isn’t exactly what others might consider hot.  Hey, living here we get used to a milder climate but even we get our occasional heat wave.

To beat the heat many of us turn wearing sandals and other warm weather accessories.  I admit that I look forward to being able to wear sandals.  However, I am not a fan of plain flip flops.  I like to customize them a little and jazz them up a bit.  In today’s blog post I will share how I turned my plain flip flops into crochet gladiator style flip flops.   You can customize by using your own colors, make them all one solid color or combine colors.  You can even add beads or a small fringe along the top edge.   As always I have provided a free YouTube video tutorial for visual learners.  The links appear at the end of the post.  I used cotton yarn Peaches & Creme from Yarnspirations.  They have a great selection of solid colors and some varigated choices.

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Flip flops

Crochet Flip flops

crochet gladiator style flip flops

crochet flip flop

crochet gladiator style flip flops

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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Crochet Top

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Crochet Top, that’s the name I came up for this top ?  A beautiful warm summer day to wear it of course.

Summer is around the corner and I can’t wait. I love to crochet and knit but with warm weather,  it is sometimes a challenge.

I have tricks I use to help me combat the heat.  One way to get around that is to create and design items that use lighter weight yarn or are easier to handle in the heat.

I wanted to create something that would be ideal for wearing on those hot summer days.  I designed this crochet halter top using cotton yarn.  Cotton breathes and is more comfortable to wear during warm weather.

This cotton is made by Yarnspirations  It is called Peaches & Creme and I used a solid white color for my top.  I love using this yarn because it’s easy to find and easy on the wallet.

I purchased my yarn at walmart but it can be purchased at other retailers.   I also created a video tutorial if you are more of a visual learner.   It can be crocheted in Woman sizes S – XL.

You can purchase an Ad-Free PDF pattern/instructions here:   Summer Top PDF Summer Top PDF

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Crochet Top

Crochet Summer top – Yolanda Soto-Lopez

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