Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ballerina Bun Cover - Free Crochet Pattern

Photo Copyright Ashley Hatten Photography


 

Skill Level:  Easy

Materials:  Stitch marker, measuring tape, ribbon(s).

Yarn:  1 oz or less of #3 mercerized cotton (I used Paton’s Grace) or any similar weight yarn.  

Gauge:  Gauge is not critical, use checkpoints in pattern.

Hook Size:  “F” (3.75 mm) hook.  I use Boye brand crochet hooks.

Size Chart:
Small Bun Cover:  Best for short, fine hair
Medium Bun Cover:  Best for medium length hair
Large Bun Cover:  Best for long, very thick hair

Abbreviations Used:
st or sts - stitch or stitches
ch - chain stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
sl st - slip stitch
rnd(s) - round(s)
sp(s) - space(s)
ea - each
beg - beginning
prev - previous

Special Stitches Definitions:


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Small Ballerina Bun Cover:

Note:  ‘ch 4’ at beg of rnd is counted as a dc (plus ch 1) in final stitch count.

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ring seven times, after last ‘ch-1’, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (8 dc)

Rnd 2:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, (dc, ch 1) twice in same ‘ch-1’ sp, 
(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps, 
(dc, ch 1) three times in next ‘ch-1’ sp, 
(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps, 
after last ch-1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (18 dc)

Rnd 3:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, [ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, do not join after last ‘ch-1’ sp, but continue to work in a spiral by working the next sc in the first ‘ch-3’ sp of the prev rnd.  (18 ‘ch-3’ sps)  Add stitch marker and move with each rnd.

Continue working in a spiral with (ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-3’ sp) until bun cover measures approximately 2.5 to 3” from center of magic ring to edge.  When correct height is reached, ch 3 and sl st in next ‘ch-3’ sp to end the pattern repeat section. 

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Thread ribbon through holes in last rnd and tie in a bow.

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Medium Ballerina Bun Cover:

Note:  ‘ch 4’ at beg of rnd is counted as a dc (plus ch 1) in final stitch count.

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ring seven times, after last ‘ch-1’, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (8 dc)

Rnd 2:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
[(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, 
after last ch-1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (16 dc)

Rnd 3:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
(dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps, 
[(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp, (dc, ch 1) in ea of next 3 ‘ch-1’ sps] repeat to end of rnd, after last ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (20 dc)

Rnd 4:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, [ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, do not join after last ‘ch-1’ sp, but continue to work in a spiral by working the next sc in the first ‘ch-3’ sp of the prev rnd.  (20 ‘ch-3’ sps)  Add stitch marker and move with each rnd.

Continue working in a spiral with (ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-3’ sp) until bun cover measures approximately 3.5” from center of magic ring to edge.  When correct height is reached, ch 3 and sl st in next ‘ch-3’ sp to end the pattern repeat section.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Thread ribbon through holes in last rnd and tie in a bow.

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Large Ballerina Bun Cover:

Note:  ‘ch 4’ at beg of rnd is counted as a dc (plus ch 1) in final stitch count.

Rnd 1:  Magic ring, ch 4, [dc, ch 1] in ring seven times, after last ‘ch-1’, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (8 dc)

Rnd 2:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
[(dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, 
after last ch-1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (16 dc)

Rnd 3:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, ch 4, dc in same ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
dc in next ‘ch-1’ sp, ch 1, 
[(dc, ch 1) twice in next ‘ch-1’ sp, (dc, ch 1) in each of next 2 ‘ch-1’ sps] four times,  
(dc, ch 1) twice in next ‘ch-1’ sp,
(dc, ch 1) in next ‘ch-1’ sp,
after last ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ‘ch-4’.  (22 dc)

Rnd 4:  sl st in ‘ch-1’ sp below, [ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-1’ sp] repeat to end of rnd, do not join after last ‘ch-1’ sp, but continue to work in a spiral by working the next sc in the first ‘ch-3’ sp of the prev rnd.  (22 ‘ch-3’ sps)  Add stitch marker and move with each rnd.

Continue working in a spiral with (ch 3, sc in next ‘ch-3’ sp) until bun cover measures approximately 3.5 to 4.5” from center of magic ring to edge.  When correct height is reached, ch 3 and sl st in next ‘ch-3’ sp to end the pattern repeat section.  

Fasten off and weave in ends.  Thread ribbon through holes in last rnd and tie in a bow.

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Photo Copyright Ashley Hatten Photography


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You are absolutely welcome to sell your finished items from this pattern in any manner you choose.  However, do not copy, share, or redistribute the pattern itself in any way.  Please provide a link to my website if you sell your finished items online.  (If you change the name when you sell your item, please mention the pattern name in the link so other people can find the pattern.)

You can link like this:
Ballerina Bun Cover Pattern by Crochet by Jennifer

If you have any questions or need help with the pattern, please email me at info@crochetbyjennifer.com, I’ll be glad to help you.  Thank you for buying my pattern, I hope you enjoy it!   ~ Jennifer

16 comments:

  1. thank you for this super easy and adorable pattern. it was quick and fun. I think these will make nice stocking stuffers

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for commenting! ;)

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  2. My granddaughter is starting ballet in 2 weeks, and a bun is required for long hair. Now, really, how can I resist making this for her? I think one in every color is in order. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  3. You're welcome!! I hope she loves them! :)

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  4. I love this pattern for my little ballerina! Is the ribbon just for decoration or does it pull the edges tight around the bun?

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    1. Thank you! The ribbon does help pull it tight around the bun. :)

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    2. Thanks Jennifer, it worked out beautifully. I used a cotton yarn for the first one and will try out different yarn and ribbons for some others.

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  5. This little bun net looks perfect for my little grand daughters ballet bun.. Now lets see if i can remember the names of the stitches . . . it's been a while since i've crocheted anything. Thanks for sharing though. I'll see how i go.

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  6. I am a beginner and want to make one for my daughter. I kind of understand the terms but get confussed. Do you happen to have a slow youtube video of at least the small size? I need the large one for her.

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  7. Thanks for this! Is there a way to do this without the magic ring? e.g. chain a few stitches, close the circle and then start working into the hole? I'm still very beginner and am thinking perhaps magic ring rather a difficult one for me as yet though I know the other stitches!

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  8. This is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Just made this and it's awesome :). Took about an hour start to finish. I threaded a hair elastic through the last round as I was working it, instead of the ribbon, and it worked out great!

    My kiddo needs a bun for both her classes and has super thick hair so the ones you can buy don't quite cover her hair. Thanks so much for the pattern :)

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  10. Awesome! My daughter is in ROTC and this made it so easy for her to keep her hair neat and off her collar. Thanks so much.

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  11. This is a beautiful and easy to understand pattern. Thank you for sharing it. My adult daughter has taken up ballet and uses bun covers for class. She is going to love this one. Thank you, again.

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  12. I have made 3 of these so far.... My daughter & her friend have red ones for school, I made a white sparkly one for a friends little girls for ballet class. So easy to make & lovely looking. Thank you Xx

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  13. My daughter started a ballet class today and I had some trouble trying to get her bun right. I saw another girl in the class with a bun cover so I did a quick search when I got home and found this pattern. I'm excited to make it and I just know it'll make getting ready next week so much easier. Thanks!

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