Easy Crochet Granny Triangle Bandana Free Pattern

This is a free crochet pattern for a granny triangle bandana. I am so excited to share this easy pattern for a crochet head kerchief that would make the perfect accessory for summer outfits! 


Granny squares are seeing a comeback, however, if you are not a fan of making them, you can use these basic crochet stitches to achieve a similar look. 

This super easy project is a great stash buster too as it only uses very little yarn! The granny clusters give this simple pattern a traditional look with a modern twist.

The project also comes with a YouTube tutorial and the double crochet (dc) clusters are the perfect stitch for beginners to not only practice but to make something beautiful and useful.

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Crochet Granny Triangle Bandana Yarn Choices

The cotton yarn would be the best choice of yarn for this summer project as it creates a durable and breathable fabric that is ideal for warm weather. Stay away from acrylic yarn as this man-made fiber doesn’t create a breathable fabric.

I used Hobbii Friends Cotton Silk Print which is a lightweight mix of cotton and silk which is a great option. You will only need 1 ball of yarn which showcases different colors beautifully.

Easy triangle bandanas are becoming more and more popular accessories for summer. They are versatile to wear, quick and easy crochet projects to make, and a great quick gift for someone.

They are also a great savior for a bad hair day or when your hair gets a little messy at the beach!

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Free Crochet Bandana Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner

Materials

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Basic Stitches And Abbreviations (US Crochet Terms)

ch – chain stitch

dc – double crochet

dc cl – 3 double crochet cluster stitch

sc – single crochet

picot – 3 ch, sl st into 1st ch

sl st – slip stitch

ch-sp – chain space

Tension/Gauge

five 3 dc clusters x 8 rows measures 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches

Please note: you will need the yarn from your swatch for the main project, do not cut yarn.

Crochet Granny Triangle Bandana Finished Size

wide x 36 cm /14.2 inches across the widest edge

tall x 22 cm /9 inches depth

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Pattern Notes

  • the triangle bandana starts at the bottom point and is worked in corner to corner 3 dc cluster stitches towards the widest edge
  • you will be increasing on both sides of each row
  • the number of row corresponds with the number of 3 dc cluster stitches in that row
  • you will create an extra 1 ch-sp on each end of the row which is then used to increase the number of 3 dc clusters
  • once you reach the desired width and depth of your bandana, you will create the first strap, then work a decorative picot border across the two sides until you reach the opposite point of the bandana, then create the second strap for tying and finish off the top edge with more picot stitches
  • you can easily adjust the size of the bandana by repeating more/less rows
  • a great way is to refer to the hat sizes chart below for a guide on head measurements for different age groups

Crochet Granny Cluster Stitch Video Tutorial 

Watch the tutorial below to learn how to work the crochet granny cluster stitch in corner to corner method. This way the stitch is worked diagonally across from one corner of the fabric to the other.

Click on the play button below to watch the video tutorial or CLICK HERE.

Crochet Granny Triangle Bandana Finishing Touches Video Tutorial

Once you know how to work the granny cluster stitch using c2c technique, watch the video below that will show you how to make the bandana.

I will guide you through the steps of adding ties and the picot border all in one go so you only have 2 ends to sew in!

Click on the play button below to watch the video tutorial or CLICK HERE.

Main Crochet Granny Triangle Bandana Free Pattern

Chain 5.

Row 1: miss 4 chains (this counts as first stitch = dc + 1 ch-sp), 3 dc into the last chain, 1 ch, 1 dc into the same chain st, turn. [1 dc cluster]

Row 2: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), 3 dc into first 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, miss next dc cluster, 3 dc into next 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc into first st = 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch from previous row, turn. [2 dc clusters]

Row 3: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), 3 dc into first 1 ch-sp, miss next dc cluster, 3 dc into next space between clusters, miss next dc cluster, 3 dc into last 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc into 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch from previous row, turn. [3 dc clusters]

Row 4: 4 ch (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch-sp), 3 dc into first 1 ch-sp, *miss next dc cluster**, 3 dc into next space between clusters; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **; 3 dc into last 1 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc into 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch from previous row, turn. [4 dc clusters]

Repeat Row 4 another 12 times. [16 dc clusters]

Do not fasten off.

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Crochet Granny Triangle Bandana Ties

With yarn still attached, chain 51.

Starting in 2nd ch from the hook, work 1 sc into each chain st. [50 sc]

Continue working across the first increase edge of the main triangle.

You will be working around the body of the edge dc stitch at the end of each row.

Work (1 sc, picot, 1 sc) around each edge stitch until you reach the underside of the first dc cluster.

Work (1 sc, 1 picot, 1 sc) into the underside of the stitch at the bottom of the first dc cluster.

Repeat (1 sc, 1 picot, 1 sc) across the other increase side of the triangle until you reach the opposite end of the top edge.

Work 1 sl st into the top of 3rd ch if the beginning 4 ch of the last row.

Create a second tie on the other side, chain 51.

Starting in 2nd chain from the hook, work 1 sc into each chain st. [50 sc]

Work 1 sc into the first 1 ch-sp of the row.

Work picot edge across the last row as follows:

1 sc into the first dc of the cluster, (1 sc, 1 picot, 1 sc) into the middle dc of the cluster, 1 sc into the last dc of the cluster; repeat across the last row.

To finish off, work 1 sc into the last 1 ch-sp of the row, sl st to the first ch on the underside of the foundation chain of the first tie.

Fasten off. Sew in both ends securely.

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Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this crochet granny triangle bandana pattern. If you think your crafty friends will like it too, why not share it with them?

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