When I first designed the Summer Reading Bookmark, several of you asked for a similar headband version…thanks so much for your requests! This lacy number can be worn two ways, either as an elegant headband or as a sophisticated necklace. Worked up in naturally beautiful bamboo, it is finished off with satiny ivory ribbon.
Bamboo Lace Headband & Necklace
By Jennifer Dickerson
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- Crochet Thread, size 10 (I used Aunt Lydia’s Bamboo Crochet Thread)
- B (2.25) mm crochet hook
- Satin ribbon (I used ivory satin ribbon, 5/8 inch wide)
- Tapestry Needle
- Ruler or tape measure (optional)
- Hot glue or fabric glue (as an alternative you can sew ribbon with a needle and matching thread)
Get materials for this project here:
- 2 inches wide
- Lace section is 10 inches long
- Ribbon ties are cut to size for best fit.
Row 1: In the 5th chain from the hook, work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain. Skip two chains and work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain, skip the next two chains and work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same chain, then one dc in the last chain.
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each of the chain 2 spaces from the previous row (center of each V). Work a dc in the turning chain space.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 10 inches as shown (or desired length).
Finishing & Assembly:
Weave in all ends. Cut two pieces of ribbon each measuring between 18 and 24 inches long (you’ll trim later for a perfect fit, but it is a good idea to make them a little bit longer). Cut two more pieces of ribbon each long enough to wrap around each end of the lace.
Using glue (hot glue or fabric glue), glue a long strand of each ribbon to either end of the lace strip. Be sure you are just gluing it to the very edge. Wrap the ribbon around the ends and glue to finish off the ends. Use glue sparingly to prevent any wrinkling of the ribbon…a little goes a long way! Allow glue to completely dry then trim ribbon ties as needed for best fit. If you prefer, you can also sew the ribbon on with a needle and matching thread.
Happy crocheting lovelies!