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Scamp Bandana, a Bruges Lace Crochet Project

Crochet lace headband, crochet pattern, Scamp Bandana by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio for Interweave Crochet
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Introducing the Scamp Bandana! This is a small beginning project in a crochet technique called Bruges Lace. It was originally published in Interweave Crochet, Summer 2014. You can now buy it as an individual digital download from Interweave. Click here!




When I read the call for submissions for this issue, this is what I came up with. I knew it was perfect because it had that kind of retro feel and was perfect for the road-trip/camping theme they were going for. This is going to be the perfect accessory for a road trip in a convertible — to keep your hair under control and out of your face. Also in this issue, the editor was looking for projects in all different types of lace. This project is done in Bruges laces, and this is my first pattern in the technique.

I love it! I’ve already seen one finished project on Ravelry, and I hope to see many more.

It is made in Schulana Merino-Cotton 135 (distributed by Skacel) and an F/5 (3.75mm) hook.

bruges lace crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio for Interweave Crochet

If you’ve ever done Bruges lace, this should be easy. It’s a small, beginner project in the technique, however a few people are having trouble with it (I’ve heard this via Ravelry and Part of the difficulty is probably just that this is a new technique to them, but there are a few errors in the pattern as well, introduced during the tech-editing process. In the “Last turning” at the end of Row 4 it says “Work Row 2 of Turning”. That shouldn’t be there. Don’t work Row 2 of the Turning there. Just pretend those words aren’t there. Also Row 4 of “Last Turning” and Row 2 of “Last column” are both missing a “turn” after you sl st to the hair band or to another ch-5 sp.



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Well, I hope you enjoy and love this project as much as I do, despite the errors! My oldest, Drama Queen, is the happy owner of the original design that I submitted for my “swatch”. We got it back, and she is enjoying it. The full-size one works well on her (she is 10). I may make some smaller ones for my younger kids — fewer rows per column, and fewer columns.

Looking for other small accessories to crochet? Look here:

A striping yarn does all the work in this earwarmer headband!

Crochet these small flowers and sew them to an elastic headband!

A super bulky yarn makes this warm cowl work up in a hurry!

Fingerless gloves are such a fun cool-weather project!


Happy stitching,


6 thoughts on “Scamp Bandana, a Bruges Lace Crochet Project”

  1. April, I need help with your directions! Row 1 says 3dc,1 ch-5 sp. Where do I place the 3dc? What is 1 ch-5 sp.?Lisa Dykstra


  2. April, please help me decipher your directions for scamp bandanna.Row 1 3dc,1 ch-5 sp. Where do I place the 3dc? What does 1 ch-5 sp. mean?These abbreviations repeat many times in the directions- Lisa Dykstra


  3. Hi Lisa, What you've written there is just the stitch count at the end. It's what's written before that that tells you where to put the 3 stitches. If you could email me at bananamoonstudio @ gmail .com, I can give you a little more help. For copyright reasons, I prefer not to write the instructions on my blog.


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