Monthly Archives: January 2015

Crochet Crowns, Two Free Patterns

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I recently designed a couple little crochet crowns for my friends’ baby, and I thought I’d share the patterns here for you. These are a great project for a beginner crocheter looking to stretch their skills, as they let you play around with a couple stitch patterns and possibly learn some new techniques, and also an easy but satisfying project for more experienced crocheters.

Notes:

While the starting foundation chain counts given are for (and crowns pictured are in) a small adult size, you can adjust the crown size by adding or subtracting pattern repeats. Starting chain count suggestions are given at the beginning of each pattern, but you can adjust the size to your personal needs.

Stitches used: foundation single crochet (great tutorial from Moogly here), slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, triple crochet, chain

Please do not reproduce or sell these patterns, as they are my property. These crowns have gotten a lot of attention, and I’ve been touched by so many of the stories! If you would like to sell your finished crowns, please ask/let me know first (It’s nice to know that people enjoy the pattern!), and give credit for the design to Waters Wares or me, Mindy Waters, that is all I ask. Thanks a bunch! And feel free to make and gift as many as you like!

Hook Size: F/5 – 3.75mmish
Yarn: Medium weight, No. 4

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Circlet

Estimated starting chain counts – Baby: 50 stitches, Toddler/Child: 60 stitches, Adult: 70/80 stitches

Row 1: FSC 70 stitches, join with sl st into 1st ch
Row 2: working into ch spaces of FSC, 1 sc in each stitch around, join with sl st into first sc
Row 3: working into back loops only, *skip 2 stitches, then work 3 dc, 1 trc, 3 dc into same stitch, skip 2 stitches, 1 sc in next 5 stitches* repeat around. Join into first dc
Row 4: working into back loops only, *1 sc in each dc, sc into top of trc, ch 3, sl st into front loop of sc just worked, 1 sc in each dc, 1 sc in next 2 stitches, 1 sc in next stitch, ch 3, sl st into sc just worked, 1 sc in next 2 stitches repeat around. Join into first sc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Starch if desired.

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Crown

Estimated starting chain counts – Baby: 50 stitches, Toddler/Child: 60 stitches, Adult: 70/80 stitches

Row 1: FSC 70 stitches, join with sl st into first ch
Row 2: working into ch spaces of FSC, 1 sc in each stitch around, join with sl st into first sc
Row 3: working into back loops only, *skip 2 stitches, then work 3 dc, 1 trc, 1 ch, 1 trc, 3 dc into same stitch, skip 2 stitches, sl st into next stitch, skip 1 stitch, then work 2 dc, 1 trc, 2 dc into same stitch, skip 1 stitch, sl st into next stitch* repeat around. Join into first dc.
Row 4: ch 3, *work 3 dc, 1 trc, 3 dc, into ch space of 1st point, 1 trc into sl st space of previous row, ch 2, 1 sc into top of trc of point below, ch 2, trc into sl st space of previous row* repeat around. Join into third ch of starting ch 3.
Row 5: working into back loops only, *1 sl st in each dc, ch 3, sl st into trc, ch 5, sl st into same trc, ch 3, 1 sl st in each dc, 1 sl st in trc, 1 sl st in each ch, sl st into sc, ch 3, sl st into same sc, 1 sl st in each ch, 1 sl st in trc* repeat around. Join into first sl st. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Starch if desired.

If you get confused at any point with either pattern, just comment below or message me, and I’ll do my best to help you out!

Around Here

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These are mostly for me. Just pictures of things that have significance to me lately. Pictured above: raw local honey.

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“Russian” Spice Tea.

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Phoenix napping in the window.

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Teacakes, I learned to make them from my Grandma Boots. She used to make them every holiday, and when she got too sick to, I started making them for her. :)

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Early. Freckle-nose. :P

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I never really liked banana and peanut butter sandwiches growing up, but I kind of like it now. I went on a kick a few weeks back of having banana and peanut butter on toast for breakfast.

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Dragon, who often looks away from the camera when I try to get pictures of him. :)

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I’ve been wanting to try weaving. Makeshift loom made from scrap wood, cut, sanded, and painted, and little nails. It works well. :)

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