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Free crochet headband pattern

Say hello to spring with this beautiful butterfly crochet headband pattern


The perfect project for sparkly yarn, this appealing crochet headband is a cutesy must-make. With it’s pretty crochet butterfly details, this crochet headband design by Marianne Rawlins is easy to customise, just check the circumference of the headband once you’ve made the initial chain – you might want to add or remove a few stitches to ensure it’s the perfect fit. If you fancy adding some extra embellishments to your crochet headband, take a look at our 41 crochet flower patterns post for some floral ideas!

You will need

Scheepjes Twinkle (75% cotton, 25% polyester, 50g/130m) – or alternative DK glitter yarn,

1 ball of Yarn A Grey (902)

A small amount of each:

  • Yarn B Amber (916)
  • Yarn C Red (924)
  • Yarn D Pink (926)
  • Yarn E Violet (935)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook


15 sts and 21 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over double crochet in back loop only


Headband measures 56cm (22in) in diameter


You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This crochet heart pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free Crochet Headband Pattern


Crochet headband

Using Yarn A, ch86.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in second chain from hook, dc in each ch to end, turn. [85 sts]

Row 2 Ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in bl of each st to end, turn.

Row 3-13 As Row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Place the ends of the Headband together and ss them together.

Crochet Butterfly

Using Yarn B, ch5, ss into first ch to form a loop.

Round 1 Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), 2tr into loop, (ch2, 3tr) 7 times, ch2, ss to top of beg ch-3. [8 3-tr groups]

Fasten off.

Join Yarn C into any ch-2 sp.

Round 2 Ch3, 2tr into same sp, (ch1, 3tr) in each ch-2 sp around, ss to top of beg ch-3.

Fasten off.

Join Yarn D into second tr of any 3-tr group.

Round 3 Ch3, 7tr in same st, ss into next ch-1 sp, *8tr in 2nd tr of next 3-tr group, ss in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [64 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To make up

Fold the Butterfly in half.

Using Yarn E, ch10. Position folded Butterfly against the Headband (opposite joining seam), wrap ch-10 around the Butterfly and the Band, ss into last ch from hook. You can increase or decrease number of chains so that the Butterfly will be secured to the Headband. Fasten off and weave in ends.