Sunday, October 31, 2010
Free Pattern: Kid's Crown
I made this crown for my #1's birthday. She's a two-year-old princess now!
Newborn size here.
12-month size here.
Small amount of yarn – stiff kind, like Red Heart medium weight.
Size 5mm hook (H/8)
Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Dc – double crochet
Sc dec – single crochet decrease, special stitch, see below.
St – stitch
YO – yarn over
Sc dec – pull up a loop in each st indicated, YO, draw through all loops on hook.
Crossed Dc – Skip a st, dc. Dc in the skipped st.
Puff st – dc 6 times in st indicated. Drop loop off of hook. Hook one side of the top of the first dc of the puff (front loop if it needs to puff back, back loop if it needs to puff front), then pick the dropped loop up on the hook. YO, draw through both loops. (I'm not sure if my puff stitch is any kind of official stitch - I saw a tutorial awhile ago and did what I thought I remembered, and it turned out with an opening at the top. If you know a different puff stitch that you like better, you might want to substitute.)
Ch 60. Join with a sl st to first ch, ch 1.
Round 1: Sc around. (60 sc) Join with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 2: Sc around. (60 sc) Join with a sl st, ch 3.
Round 3: Crossed Dc around. (30 sets of crossed dc)
Round 4: Sc around. (60 sc) Join with a sl st, ch 3.
Round 5: *Dc in the next 5 st, Puff st.* Repeat from * around. (50 dc, 10 puff st) Join with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 6: Sc around. (60 sc) Join with a sl st, ch 3, turn.
Point Row 1: Over the next 10 st, Crossed Dc. (5 sets of Crossed Dc) Ch 1, turn.
Point Row 2: Sc dec over 2 st, Sc dec over 2 st, sc, sc, Sc dec over 2 st, Sc dec over 2 st. Ch 1, turn.
Point Row 3: Sc dec over 2 st, Sc dec over 2 st, Sc dec over 2 st. ch 1, turn.
Point Row 4: Sc in first st, ch 1, Puff st, ch 1, sc in last st.
Point Row 5: Sc dec in the sc, puff and sc (skipping the chs). Finish off.
Join yarn to the last st worked in the previous point, ch 3.
Repeat Point Rows 1-5. Do this 5 times, for a total of 6 points.
Weave in all ends.
-The inside of a puff st is a great spot to hide a tail end.
-My completed crown measures about 18 in around, with a bit of stretch. Use a larger hook and/or crochet more loosely to fit a larger head.
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