Mom in Her Kerchief
and I in my Cap ...
|The Kerchief is called a scarf or bandana today. This
head wear has been around for a very long time. Perhaps because it is
such a useful and beautiful item. No time to fix your hair? Put this
beautiful hat on and the problem is instantly fixed. The band is basic
single crochet the rest is done in a beautiful filet crochet style that
isn't hard to do at all.
word from Mom's Crochet:
The Checkerboard Placemat
This is more than just a
pattern or a lesson, it's both together. You'll learn how to create and
work with an Intarsia Graph, the checkerboard stitch, and the top
stitch. Because you control your graph you can change the size to make
a table runner, a baby blanket, or even a full size afghan.
This is free on the website, AND you can download a printable PDF. CLICK
The short version is designed for shorter hair cuts.
The long version works with longer hair.
Materials & Tools
* Yarn: I used Red Heart Holiday, Cream and Gold for this pattern. This
is listed as 4 ply, however I've noted its closer to 3 ply sport
weight. Check your gauge carefully before you begin. What makes a
beautiful, and very soft Bandana is Caron's Simply Soft. In either
case you'll need about 2 ounces for the short version, and 3 ounces for
the long version.
* Crochet Hook: Boye brand H/8 - 5.00 mm. I also use a size F/5 - 3.75
mm for weaving in the loose ends.
* Additional Tools: Small Scissors, Yarn Needle.
* Gauge: 15 Single Crochet stitches = 4 inches - rows are not important.
Gauge is important as it could end up too loose for your head if you
are using a thicker yarn. Because the Kerchief ties in back its okay to
have it a little smaller, but not much as it may not cover your ears if
its too small.
If you would like a refresher on Single Crochet (sc) you can find it
The basic filet crochet is explained within the pattern.
The Crochet Scarf is designed to be 21 inches around the brim.
going to adjust size make sure that your chain number is always
divisible by 3 (divisible by 3 + 1 to make your turn and crochet back).
Filet Crochet Style Body
|This pattern is designed to be enjoyed with your Amazon
Kindle. I take my patterns on the road with me and a Kindle is the
perfect compainion. Compact, easy to use, and you never loose your
Many people have several devices. I've found a program called
Calibre that helps me manage all my ebooks and devices and
sends all my patterns to any device I'm going to be using, even PDF so
I can print.
Although this is not really a lesson in Filet Crochet the
Kerchief uses the basic concept for the body of the work. Filet Crochet
is done by thinking in blocks or squares - rather than stitches. One
main difference with this pattern is that you'll be using Triple
Crochet (tc), instead of the standard Double Crochet (dc) used in most