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Free Pattern: Elegant Floral Headband from Red Heart!

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Today’s Free Pattern [3] is just the thing to get you into a spring-like mood. This gorgeous headband would be the perfect accessory to lead you into the warmer weather, and the delicate flowers make it much more subtle than other flower crowns you see at stores. We’ll see you again next week for more amazing patterns!

Elegant Floral Headband

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Elegant Floral Headband
Designed by Amanda Saladin

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MATERIALS
AUNT LYDIA’S® Classic Crochet Thread, Size 10: 1 ball each 424 Light Peach A, 661 Frosty Green B, 210 Antique White C, and 275 Coral D
Susan Bates® Steelite® Crochet Hook: 1.6mm [US 6]
Yarn needle

GAUGE
1 flower = 7/8” (2 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.
ch = chain; dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

Headband measures 20” (51 cm) circumference, without trailing leaves.

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Special Stitches
3-dc Cl (3 double crochet cluster) = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook); [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
make leaf = sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next 2 ch, slip st in next ch; leave remaining ch unworked.

Notes
1. Do not fasten off B thread at the end of each set of stem and leaves. Carry behind each flower until next needed.
2. To change color, work last chain of old color. Yarn over with new color and draw through loop on hook to complete first chain. Proceed with new color. Cut old color unless otherwise instructed.

HEADBAND
First Flower
With A, ch 5.
Round 1 (right side): (3-dc Cl, ch 4, slip st) in 5th ch from hook, [ch 4, 3-dc Cl, ch 4, slip st] 3 times in same ch, ch 1; change to B and cut A.
Stem and Leaves
Row 1: Ch 9, make leaf, ch 10, make leaf, ch 3; change to C; drop, but do not cut, B.
Second Flower
Round 1 (right side): Ch 6, (3-dc Cl, ch 4, slip st) in 5th ch from hook, [ch 4, 3-dc Cl, ch 4, slip st] 3 times in same ch; change to B and cut C.
Alternate stem and leaves with second flower, changing color as in the following color sequence and ending with stem and flowers: *Work 1 flower with D, 1 flower with C, 1 flower with B, 1 flower with C; repeat from * once, 1 flower with D, 1 flower with C; join with slip st in first ch of first flower. Fasten off.

TRAILING LEAVES
Row 1: With wrong side of first flower facing, join B with slip st in last slip st, ch 16, make leaf, ch 14, make leaf, ch 12, make leaf, ch 14, make leaf, ch 16, make leaf, ch 12, make leaf, ch 20, make leaf, ch 6, make leaf. Fasten off.
Row 2: With wrong side of last flower facing, join B with slip st in last slip st, ch 12, make leaf, ch 16, make leaf, ch 14, make leaf, ch 20, make leaf, ch 12, make leaf, ch 14, make leaf, ch 16, make leaf, ch 6, make leaf. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Gently tighten beginning and end tails of threads to ensure that chains at color changes are uniform in size and tension.
Weave in ends. Secure in wearer’s hair with bobby pins.

Would you wear a headband like this?