Spring Crochet Bandanas

A Free Crochet Pattern

What do you look forward to when you think of spring? Are you excited for warmer temperatures or spending more time outside? I am most excited about the longer days and the glorious sunshine.

The Spring Crochet Bandana is a triangular shaped, very lightweight and trendy, yet functional headwear. It will keep your hair out of your face whether you are indoor relaxing or doing chores, or outside doing gardening or yard work. It is perfect for spring! It has two ties on both ends to secure around your head to the back of your neck.


Ch – chain

Sc – single crochet

St (sts) – stitch(es)


  • Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn Mandala Ombre, featured colors are Harmony, Chi and Zen.
  • US L 8.00 mm crochet hook
  • US H 5.00 mm crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure or ruler

Yardage: 110 – 120 yards; Gauge is not critical

Finished measurements:

  • 9 – 91/2” from the triangular point to the base of the bandana spine
  • 17 – 17 ½” width of the bandana
  • 11 – 12” each tie on the side


Notes:  Stitches inside the brackets [] indicate the pattern for the spine of the bandana. This is a good notation for easier tracking of where you are on the pattern, stitches inside the parentheses () are repeated.

  • Row 1: Using the larger hook US L 8.00 mm, form a magic circle for the foundation of your stitches. Ch 1, sc 1 into the circle, ch 1, [sc 1, ch 2, sc 1], ch 1, sc 1. This is the foundation row. Cinch and pull the yarn end to create the center of your work. Ch 1, turn.   Total: 4 sc, 4 ch, not including the turning ch.
  • Row 2: Sc 1 on the ch space, ch 1. Add sc 1, ch 1 before you reach the spine and since there is no other ch space, insert the additional sc about half a stitch into the next st, ch 1. Work spine [sc 1, ch 2, sc 1]. Ch 1, sc 1, ch 1, insert the sc 1 about half a stitch into the next st, ch 1. Sc 1 on the last turn st. This sc 1 on the last st before every turn will result in a straighter edge for the bandana. It seems uneven to be adding this extra sc but since we are working both right and wrong sides, this will even out. Ch 1, turn.   Total: 7 sc, 7 ch, not including the turning ch.
  • Row 3: (Sc 1, ch 1) 3x, [sc 1, ch 2, sc 1 for the spine], (sc 1, ch 1) 3x, sc on the last st. Ch 1, turn.  Total: 9 sc, 9 ch, not including the turning ch.
  • Row 4: (Sc 1, ch 1) 4x, [sc 1, ch 2, sc 1 for the spine], (sc 1, ch 1) 4x, sc on the last st. Ch 1, turn.  Total: 11 sc, 11 ch, not including the turning ch.
  • Row 5: (Sc 1, ch 1) 5x, [sc 1, ch 2, sc 1 for the spine], (sc 1, ch 1) 5x, sc on the last st. Ch 1, turn.  Total: 13 sc, 13 ch, not including the turning ch. At the end of five rows, your work should look like a mini heart.

  • Remaining rows: Work the pattern, starting each row with (sc 1 on each ch space, ch 1 after), [sc 1, ch 2, sc 1 for the spine], (ch 1, sc 1 on each ch space) until you reach the end of the row. Do not forget the last sc on the last st, ch 1, turn. Note:  Each row will have an increment of 4 sts: 2 sc and 2 ch.
  • Continue until your triangle measures about 9” from the edge to the point of the spine. (Optional: To make your bandana bigger, add additional rows following the same pattern.)

Single crochet ties and side edge

After working on the last sc of the last row, switch to the smaller hook US H 5.00 mm. Ch 61, sc on second ch from hook and each ch across. Total: 60 sc

When you get to the longest side of your triangle, you will find an alternate of short and long stitches. Sc 2 on each long st and sc 1 on each short st across. Check every few inches to make sure the stitches are not bulging and making the side edge tight. Adjust the number of sc if needed.

At the end of that side, you are ready to work on the other tie. Ch 61, sc on second ch from hook and each ch across. Total: 60 sc.

There you have it. It is an easy pattern to customize so you can make it however long or wide you want it.

If you do not crochet or do not want to make them, the finished item is available at ShelahKnits on Etsy.

I hope you enjoy and try this pattern. Let me what you think and I would love to see your finished product photos. Follow me on Instagram @shelahknits.


2 thoughts on “Spring Crochet Bandanas

  1. You have perfect timing. Brandi was visiting me in Alabama when she saw the bandana pattern and sent it to me. I found the granny square and the clutch at the bottom. I am having a total hip replacement on the 6th, you have given me some new projects I can do during recovery. Thank you. You’re very creative and so talented. I enjoy seeing your work.

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