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Let's Crochet A Pretty X-Stitch Headband! Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on October 27, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Here's A Very Simple But Pretty Headband To Crochet!

Can you ever have enough headbands? I know I can't, and I love to have one to match any outfit I put on. That was the inspiration for this creation since I realized I didn't have a gold metallic one!

I did this in an X-stitch pattern, which requires just the skill of double crochet to do. You can have a brand new headband in about an hour and use up some of that scrap yarn, or do a very special yarn as I did with mine. I used JoAnn's Sensations metallic in gold and silver. It has a lovely silky feel to it.

After I created my headband, I thought it needed just a little something, so I attached a pin to mine for a bit of added zing. It would be nice with a crocheted flower, too.

However you decide to make your own special creation, I hope you enjoy it! Happy crocheting!

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Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant, Antique Silver
Clover Yarn Cutter Pendant, Antique Silver

I own and love this yarn cutting pendant! It's so handy when I'm working in stripes and have to cut yarn frequently! No more searching for where I laid the scissors!


The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating! Fairly Easy!

The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating! Fairly Easy!
The Schnauzer Difficulty Rating! Fairly Easy!

What You Will Need

JoAnn Sensations Yarn in Gold and Silver

OR any yarn of your choice!

I used a size F Clover Soft Touch Hook.

The pattern for the crocheted Shamrock motif pin is available here in my Squidoo lenses.

Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks ~Complete Set of All 8 Sizes!
Clover Soft Touch Steel Crochet Hooks ~Complete Set of All 8 Sizes!

I own and love every size of this crochet hook. They allow me to keep crocheting despite severe arthritis in my hands.


A Word About Yarn & Thread Selection...

You may use different yarns such as scrap yarns or threads with good results! Just make sure to keep them similar in weight and thickness so as not to throw off the pattern.

Boye Yarn Yardage Counter
Boye Yarn Yardage Counter

I recently purchased this for myself. It's handy to know how much yarn a given project requires when you're going to be making more than one!


Let's Make The Magic!


Make a starting chain the size you want your headband to be. Remember when measuring that your crocheted headband will have some stretch, so do allow for that.

Row 1

DC in 4th chain from hook. Now *DC in the chain BEFORE the last DC. Skip DC and one chain, and DC in the next chain. Repeat from * across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2

DC in 2nd DC. *DC in previous DC. Skip DC and next DC, DC in next DC. Repeat from * across.


With Silver, work one row of SC in each stitch all the way around. Fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat on other side of headband.

Lacis LB62 Thread Ball Holder
Lacis LB62 Thread Ball Holder

This is so much more attractive than what I used for years, a 3 pound coffee can with a hole cut in the plastic lid! Anybody testify? Bonus... this won't snag your thread, either.


Here's Row 2

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A Note From Your Designer...

Hi, I'm SheilaSchnauzies, also published as SheilaSparkles, and my life's passion is designing in Crochet! I also love to share gifts with friends, and this pattern is my gift to you! I give away about 95% of my pattern designs free. The other 5% are sold on my pattern store at to benefit the vet expenses of my Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies.

Just one little favor, please... I would appreciate it if you do not post this pattern anywhere on the Internet or in the 'real world.' Instead, you are most welcome to provide a link to this webpage.

I use a system I call the "Official Schnauzer Difficulty Rating" just for fun, to rate the difficulty of my patterns. If it's a 3/5 or more, I'll explain why I consider it more difficult. A few of my designs use techniques that are a bit unconventional! If it's one of those patterns, I'll warn you ahead of time. I do a lot of custom-fit patterns, for example. They are made to fit YOU, not a measurement from a chart. They're surprisingly easy to do and actually end up fitting. That's a good thing, yes?

So glad you found my patterns! I hope you really enjoy making whatever it is you're making! Crochet hugs, -Sheila

Honored To Be An Associate Professional Member of Crochet Guild of America!

Honored To Be An Associate Professional Member of Crochet Guild of America!
Honored To Be An Associate Professional Member of Crochet Guild of America!

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