Friday, August 5, 2011

Create: Single Crochet Chain Headband

For my art groups next Creative Collision, I am in charge of making up a couple 'inappropriate' packaging designs for the ArtVend.  I'll give an example of what not to do and a friend will give an example of good packaging.  This, of course, means that I needed to finish a project in the first place.

I chose to recreate the crocheted headband I had sent out in a swap as it is hard to tell what it is unless it's being used.  I'm planning on naming it something 'Prairie Flower at Dusk' or something similar that sounds pretty but doesn't tell you a single thing about what you are buying.  Then I'll throw it in a package either without wrapping it around something or in a non-see through bag. 

The headband itself looks like this.

Want to make one of your own?  Here's how:

1 - Create a crochet chain the length of your head with about a ten chain overlap.
2 - Chain one, turn, and do ten single crochets.
3 - Chain again down the length but stop ten chains from the end.
4 - Single crochet in those ten spots.
5 - Chain one, turn, 4 sc, chain 2, 4 sc. (This makes your button hole).
6 - Chain again down the length but stop ten from the end.
7 - 10 sc.
8 - Chain one, turn, 10 sc.
9 - Chain down the length but stop ten from the end.
10 - 10 sc.
11 - Fasten off and weave in ends.
12 - On the solid end, center and add a button or two.
13 - Secure the headband by sliding the button through the button hole beneath your hair and you are good to go.

Don't want to make one yourself but want one?  Come check out the ArtVend at Wheatsfield in September!


  1. Love the headband! And I am excited for the next Creative Collision. I will have to remember to bring my goodies for opinions and such.


  2. Thanks! I look forward to hanging out with you.