Granny Square Crochet Bandana | Easy DIY Crochet Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

Looking for a cute new bandana for fall? Why not crochet one for yourself! Follow along with this handmade bandana made of worsted weight silk yarn. Perfect for fall and a super easy project for new crafters and crocheters! If you need a little reminder of the basics of granny square making, we have a great video tutorial for you!

Materials


3 cakes of different colored Worsted Weight Silk Yarn 
4.50 mm / US 7 crochet hook
Scissors
Darning needle

For this bandana, I’ve used:


Color A: Midnight Pines
Color B: Black 
Color C: Dandelion Poof

Abbreviations


CH(s): Chain(s)
MC: Magic Circle
DC: Double crochet
SLST: Slip stitch
BO: Bind off
A granny square bandana made of white, green, blue, and black worsted weight yarn is laid out on a white background.

Steps For A Regular Granny Square: Make 3

Color A


Round 1: Create a mc
Round 2: Ch 3 & 2 dc into the hole
Round 3: Ch 2 & 3 dc
Round 4: Ch 2 & 3 dc
Round 5: Ch 2 & 3 dc & slst into the 3rd ch of that original ch 3
When finished, bo

Color B


Round 6: Slip knot & join in the corner,
Round 7: Ch 3, 2 dc, & ch 2
Round 8: 3 dc into same hole & Ch 1
ound 9: 3 dc into the next hole, ch 2, 3 dc, and ch 1.
Round 10: 3 dc into the next hole, ch 2, 3 dc, and ch 1. 
Round 11: 3 dc into the next hole, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1, & slst into the 3rd ch of the original ch
When finished, bo

Color A


Round 12: Slip knot & join in the corner
Round 13: Ch 3,  2 dc, & ch 2.  3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 14: 3 dc into new side hole & ch 1
For the other 3 corners, repeat round 12
For the remaining 3 sides, repeat round 14
When finished, bo

Color C


Round 15: Slip knot & join in the corner
Round 16: Ch 3,  2 dc, & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 17-18:  3 dc into the side hole & ch 1
Round 19: 3 dc & Ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 20-21: 3 dc into side hole & Ch 1
Round 22: 3 dc & ch 2. 3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 23-24: 3 dc into side hole & ch 1
Round 25: 3 dc & ch 2.  3 dc into same hole & ch 1
Round 26-27: 3 dc into side hole & ch 1
When finished, bo

Steps For A Triangular Granny Square: Make 3

Color A


Round 1: Create a mc
Round 2: Ch 4 & 3 dc into the hole
Round 3: Ch 3 & 3 dc. Ch 1 and create 1 more dc into the hole.
When finished, BO   

Color B


Round 4: Slip knot & join in the corner
Round 5: Ch 4 & 3 DC into the hole & ch 1
Round 6: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1
Round 7: 3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc.
When finished, bo 

Color C


Round 8: Slip knot and join in the corner.
Round 9: Ch 4 & 3 DC into the hole & ch 1
Round 10: 3 dc in the next hole &, ch 1
Round 11: 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in the same space, ch 1
Round 12: 3 dc in the next hole &, ch 1
Round 13: (3 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in the last hole.
When finished, bo
When all your squares and triangles are finished, weave in your ends!

Assembly


When you organize your grannys, the three full squares should be in a diamond like pattern, with the three triangles at the top!
Starting with the full squares, slip stitch your squares together. There are a few different ways to join granny squares, but slip stitching is one of the easiest ways. For slip stitching, I used the color C, which was the dandelion poof!
Slip stitch one of the triangles into the center, making sure the center is nice and tight! The other two triangles will go on the sides.
Once your pieces are slip stitched together, you will need to create a border at the top of the bandana, as it will be a little uneven.
A granny square bandana made of white, green, blue, and black worsted weight yarn is folded up and laid out on a white background.

The Border and Straps


Round 1: Slst into the first stitch on the corner.
Round 2: Every st should get a sc. If the edge is very low, replace the sc with a hdc to even out the edge.
Round 3: Once step 2 is done, at each end of the bandana, slst, ch 40, & bo. This will create the straps.
A black puppy is laying on a soft green blanket, wearing the white, green, blue, and black bandana around her fluffy little neck!

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.