Free Pattern – Tennis Sweatbands

Free wristbands pattern

In issue 71 we’re hitting the tennis courts in style with our sporty crochet accessories. You’ll definitely be smashing aces and bringing your A-game with our raglan tee, sporty socks, water bottle cover, sun visor, lanyard and tennis racquet cover. Plus, we’ve got a fantastic competition where you can win all of the Sirdar Cotton 4ply to make all six designs – you can find out more about it here.

But whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just the thought of a rally brings you out in a sweat, then we’ve got a free pattern that’s perfect for you! These sweat bands by Hannah Cross are a great quick project that are sure to score you that advantage point.


Tennis Sweat Bands

By Hannah Cross



Sirdar Cotton 4ply (100% cotton,100g/335m). Approximately 20g of each:

Yarn A: Mill White 501

Yarn B: Laguna 536

A 2.5mm (US b/1 or C/2) hook



30st and 22 rows = 10cm by 10cm.


To fit average adult wrist (10cm by 15cm before stretch).


Ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.



Using Yarn B, ch31.

Row 1 Htr in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. [30 sts]

Row 2: Ch1, htr in bl of each st across.

Change to Yarn A.

Row 3: Ch1, ss in bl of each st across.

Row 4: Repeat Row 3.

Change to Yarn B.

Row 5-6: Repeat Row 2.

Change to Yarn A.

Rows 7-34 Repeat Rows 3-6.

Row 35: Rep Row 3.

Now fold the Sweat Band in half so the stitches you have just worked are next to Row 1.

Row 36 Ch1, ss in bl and fl of foundation chain to join into tube.

Fasten off and weave in ends.