Mini Granny Square Bandana

Yarn  
Lion Brand, LB Collection Cotton Bamboo 1 skein #107 Hyacinth and 1 skein # 135 persimmon                        

Materials
US Size G/6 (4 mm) crochet hook and E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors, and measuring tape

Difficulty
Easy

Size:
25”across the top of triangle, each tie is 10” long and each granny square
is 2" X 2"

Gauge
20 sts and 25 rows = 4”

Stitch Guide
Ch(s) - chain(s), sc - single crochet, dc-double crochet, RS - right side,
st(s)– stitch(s), Yo – Yarn over

Special Stitches
Picot: Ch 5, insert hook back into the center base of the stitch, yo, pull through all the loops on the hook.

Notes
Beginning ch-3 counts as a dc-double crochet
This bandana is done using mini granny squares and mini half or triangle granny squares

Instructions:
Mini Granny Square
(Make 21 squares with blue center and 15 squares with orange center)
With center color A make a magic circle
Round 1 (RS): Ch 3, 2 dc in the circle, ch 1,* 3 dc in the circle, ch 1; Repeat from * 2 more times, join to the third chain of beginning ch-3, finish off. – 12 dc + 4 ch-1 spaces
Round 2: Join color B to any ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1 * (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the next ch-1 space, ch 1; Repeat from * two more times, join to the third ch of beginning ch-3, Finish off, weave in ends. – 24 dc + 8 ch-1 spaces

Mini Half Granny Square (Triangle)
(Make 6 half granny triangles with blue center and 6 half granny triangles with orange center and one half granny triangle in solid blue)
With center color A make a magic circle
Round 1 (RS): Ch 3, 2 dc in the circle, ch 1, 3 dc in the circle, finish off  –  6 dc + 1 ch-1 space.
Round 2: Join color B, turn, ch 3, 2 dc in the first st, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in the next ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in the 3rd ch of the ch-3 on previous round, finish off, weave in ends  – 12 dc + 3 ch-1 spaces

Once you have finished making your 36 mini granny squares and 13 mini granny triangles, lay out the granny squares and triangles as follows: (see photo HERE ) The first row does not show the mini half-granny square.

Row 1: 11 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles
Row 2:  9 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 3: 7 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles
Row 4:  5 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 5: 3 mini granny squares with the blue center and 2 blue center mini half-granny triangles
Row 6: 1 mini granny squares with the orange center and 2 orange center mini half-granny triangles
Row 7: 1 solid blue mini half-granny triangles

Join the squares and triangles together using the E/4 (3.5 mm) hook, there are a few different ways to join granny squares. This project was done with a single crochet join, with the ridge on the right side for texture.

Edging
Round 1: base round (RS): join yarn to the top (long side of the bandana) right corner of the bandana, sc evenly around the bandana, working 104 stitches across the top, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the corner,  58 sc down the side, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the point, 58 sc on the other side, (sc, ch 2, sc) in the top right corner where you started, join to first sc, do not end off . – 220 sc

Edging and Ties
Ch 51, ss in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to the end, sc in each st across the top of the bandana, ch 51, ss in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch to the end, (this will make ties and finish the top), now working on the side, sc in the next st, (sc, picot) in the next st, *sc in the next st, (sc, picot) in the next st; repeat from * to the point, (sc, picot, sc) in the ch-2 space at the point, then repeat from *  across the other side, ending with a sc in the last st, join to beginning st of ch 51, finish off, weave in ends. – 168 sc + 100 ss + 58 Picot sts.

*Make as many Mini Granny Square Bandanas as you like, but do not reproduce or sell this pattern. Please provide a link to the pattern or my blog when using this pattern on the internet*

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