I made a little crown awhile back and was all set to share the pattern for 14DOFS. I sat down to write the post this morning and realized I forgot to write down the pattern. Womp womp.
I used that little lapse in brain function to spend today (well, 45ish minutes of today) making a new one. This time I wrote down the pattern so I could share it with you!
If you need a reason to procrastinate laundry folding, dish doing and any other unsavory activities, grab some yarn, a size G crochet hook, and let's get started!
Abbreviations are as follows:
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
tc = treble crochet
picot = chain 3 and slip stitch in the third chain from hook
ROUND 1: Begin with a foundation chain. I did 48 ch for Gracie's crown, but it ended up being too small. If at all possible, I recommend trying your foundation chain on your victim before you continue to round 2 ;)
For a baby less than 3 months of age: 48 ch
For a baby over 3 months of age: 54 ch
For a toddler/child: 60 ch
For a grown up: 72 ch
Once you have a foundation chain in the appropriate size, join to form a ring. Make sure you don't have any twisties in your chain or you're going to be sorry later!
ROUND 2: Ch 1. SC in each ch around. Join.
ROUND 3: Same as round 2
ROUND 4: Same as round 2
Now for the crown-y part.
ROUND 5: Ch 1, *sc in next stitch, hdc and dc together in next stitch, tc-picot-tc together in next stitch, dc and hdc together in next stitch, sc in next stitch, sl st in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to end.
Now, you've got options for ROUND 6:
For crown #1 (the gray one): With contrasting color, sl st in each stitch around. Finish off.
For crown #2 (the purple crown): Join contrasting color in each picot and picot (ch 3, sl st in third ch from hook). It's a picot in a picot, peeps! Finish off (I tied mine and cut them off super-short instead of weaving in all those extra ends).
ROUND 7 (sorta):
For the scallops on the bottom of the crown, join contrasting color to the first row of sc. *Skip 1 stitch, sl st in next stitch, skip 1 stitch, 5 sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * to end. Finish off.
Weave in your ends and voila!
Now go slap it on something cute!
|Like your sassy baby.|
|Or your mom's dog.|
I have officially run out of excuses to procrastinate the laundry monster.
Although I should probably practice my ninja moves ...
See a mistake? Have a question? Please let me know!