Autumn is upon us, I think it may be my favourite season. It starts off warm and you still have loads of light, then you start getting cozy with scarves and hats and then it gets a little colder but not too cold. And don’t forget the beautiful colours of Autumn leaves. Autumn leaves are my inspiration for my latest project and a new free crochet pattern. :)
I present, the Autumn Leaves Headwrap. I hope you like it. <3
Ch – Chain
FDC – Foundation Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
BLO – Back Loop Only
FLO – Front Loop Only
(US crochet terms)
You will need:
- Yarn in Autumn colours. I used Drops Paris Cotton in Rust (Colour A), Strong Yellow (Colour B), Orange (Colour C) and Green (Colour D).
- 5mm Hook, or hook that is recommended for the yarn you are using.
- Yarn needle for sewing up seam and sewing in ends.
Step 1 – Crochet a row of foundation double crochet (FDC) long enough to fit around your head. My first row had 64 stitches.
(I was a bit daunted by the FDC when I first tried to use it but I now prefer it to using a starting chain. There is an excellent tutorial video for FDC on Moogly.)
If you would prefer not to use FDC stitches, make a chain long enough to fit around your head, and follow this by a row of double crochet stitches. Then continue to Step 2.
Step 2 – Change to colour b, chain 1, turn. Single crochet (SC) in front loop only (FLO) across.
Step 3 – Change to colour c, ch 2, turn. Double crochet (DC) in back loop only (BLO) across.
Step 4 – Change to colour d, ch 1, turn. SC in FLO across.
You can see the lovely texture created by using FLO and BLO stitches.
Step 5 – Change to colour a, ch 1, turn. SC in BLO across.
Step 6 – Change to colour b, ch 2, turn. DC in FLO across.
Step 7 – Change to colour c, ch 1, turn. SC in BLO across.
Step 8 – Change to colour d, ch 2, turn. DC in FLO across.
Step 9 – Change to colour a, ch 1, turn. SC in BLO across.
Step 10 – Change to colour b, ch 2, turn. DC in FLO across.
Step 11 – Change to colour c, ch 1, turn. SC in BLO across.
Step 12 – Change to colour d, ch 2, turn. DC in FLO across. Fasten off.
Step 13 – Sew in all ends and sew both sides of your headwrap together.
I hope that you have enjoyed this pattern, if you make your own Autumn Leaves Headwrap please share it with me on my Facebook page or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you find any errors or issues with this pattern please let me know and I will do my very best to fix them. :)
If you would like to show it some love on Ravelry you can do so here.