Cosmopolitan Kerchief

The boho-chic crochet bandana

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An easy crochet bandana pattern with surprising results

The design

A sister pattern to the upcoming Cosmopolitan Tank, the Cosmopolitan Kerchief is a textured bandana, using the signature alpine stitch and faux-knit bands to create an eye-catching design. The unique and surprising construction will keep your interest piqued while creating a unique boho-chic piece to wear this summer.

The pattern

This crochet kerchief is worked as a triangle from the bottom up, with both ties sturdily added to the base of the piece. The pattern comes in two sizes (child and adult), so you can easily make this for yourself or loved ones. With summer weather in full swing, this quick and beautiful project will make for the perfect handmade gift!

Sizes & yardage

Finished measurements: The Cosmopolitan Kerchief measures 9.75″ by 6.25″ in the smaller size, and 17.75″ by 9″ in the larger size.

Yardage: You’ll need approx. 90 (155) m or 100 (170) yds of any CYC 3 DK or CYC 2 sport weight yarn you can meet gauge with. My sample uses Katia Tencel Cotton.

Easy to follow PDF pattern

Step-by-step instructions & tutorial photos

Row checker to track your progress

What you'll need

100-170 yds of any CYC 2 sport or CYC 3 DK weight yarn

4 mm hook

Scissors, darning needle, locking stitch markers

Easily customizable

Pattern comes in 1 child and 1 adult size

Pattern support

Please contact me at thecrochethighway [at] for pattern related questions.

Go for a single, solid color, use that gorgeous hand-dyed yarn you’ve been saving for something special, or let your creativity run wild with blocks of color!

Cosmopolitan Kerchief crochet pattern

Photos above courtesy of Dawn @tyd_theyarndoctor (left) and Alie @tearose.crochetco (right)

Check out the #CosmopolitanKerchief hashtag to see this design worked up in different yarns, or visit the #CosmopolitanCrochetCollection hashtag to see more pieces in this collection.

Cosmopolitan Kerchief crochet pattern
Cosmopolitan Kerchief crochet pattern

Photos above courtesy of Tasneem @tasneemzuzer (left) and Leslie @corazonturquesaknits (right)


Shop the Cosmopolitan Crochet Collection

The Cosmopolitan Kerchief is part of the Cosmopolitan Crochet Collection, a series of crochet patterns for garments & accessories specifically designed to go perfectly together. Check out the patterns below!


Check out my testers' versions

This pattern was put to the test with the help of an amazing team of testers before being released to the public. My patterns would not be what they are today if not for their eye for detail ❤️

Check out the beanies made by my talented testers for some inspiration on yarn and color choices for this project!

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