Sunday, June 5, 2011

Free Pattern: Crown - Newborn Size


12-month size here
2T size here

For the newest little royals.
It should be about 12" in circumference, but it should stretch to at least 14".


Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn (I used I Love This Cotton)
4.25mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
St - stitch
Sc dec - single crochet decrease
YO - yarn over

Special stitches:
Cluster st: *YO 2 times, insert hook in indicated st.  Pull up a loop.  YO, pull through two loops.   YO, pull through two loops.  Repeat from * 4 times.  YO, pull through all loops on hook.
Crossed dc: Skip one unworked st, dc.  Dc in skipped st.
Sc dec: Pull up a loop in each st indicated, YO, draw through all loops on hook. 


Instructions:
Ch 48
Round 1: Ch 1.  Sc around (48 sc).  Join with sl st to first sc.
Round 2: Ch 3.  Crossed dc around.  (The ch 3 counts as the first dc, so cross back to the end of the round for the second dc.)  Join to ch 3.
Round 3: Ch 1.  Sc around.  Join to ch.  (47 sc)
Round 4:  Ch 1.  2 sc.  Cluster stitch (see special stitches, above).  *3 sc.  Cluster stitch.  repeat from * around.  (12 cluster st, 35 sc)  Join to ch.
Round 5: Ch 1.  Sc around.  (47 sc) Join to ch.

Point
Row 1: Ch 3.  Crossed dc for a total of 4 pairs.  (Ch 3 counts as first dc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn.  (Sc dec in next two st), a total of 4 times.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in first sc.  Sc dec in next two sc.  Sc in last sc.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn.  Sc in first sc.  Cluster st in next sc.  Sc in last sc.
Sl st down the side of the point and over to the second unworked st on the base of the crown.
Repeat Point instructions 5 times.  On the last point, sl st down the side and finish off.
(The sl stitching down the side helps these tiny points stand up.  Thanks, Julia!)

© 2011 Alli Hyer, all rights reserved.  You may sell items you make with this crochet pattern, but if you sell them online, you must link to this crochet pattern.  You may not sell this crochet pattern or claim it as your own.  You may publish or post a link to this crochet pattern, but you may not publish or post this crochet pattern in whole or in part.

13 comments:

  1. just sat here and made one :) how big is it supposed to be across?

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  2. It should be about 12 inches in diameter, because it will stretch some and you want it to be snug on the head. You can make it a little bigger if you want to put it in the dryer. If it ends up too small, try using a bigger hook.

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  3. I love your blog and patterns! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Hello i was trying to make your newborn crown however i am having some difficulties as i am new at this i managed to do the first point and slip st. down the one side but then when i went to do the second point at the end the slip stitch down the side goes back down to the first point. do i slip stitch down both sides fasten off then start again? if so how would i start again. or how do you get it to go the opposite way??? Thanks for sharing

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  5. Slip across the top, then down the other side, and keep going around the crown.

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  6. ok thank you i will give that a try so you only slip stitch down one side of each point? Thank you again i love this pattern :)

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  7. Just down one side, correct!

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  8. That is so cute! Any baby would look precious wearing one!

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  9. ok, so I am still fairly new to crocheting so I had my mom help me since she has been doing it for 30 years or so. I am using red heart shimmer in hot pink that is a 4 medium, and I'm using the 4.25 mm needle and i don't know if I'm just crocheting way to tight or if I'm doing something wrong b/c when I brought the two ends together on the first chain of 48 it was tiny, more like an anklet size. HELP! it's for my best friend and I'm shipping out her blanket and one other hat tomorrow!

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  10. The yarn may say to use a smaller hook, but if it's a smaller yarn and you use a smaller hook, the pattern will turn out smaller. You should either use a 5 hook and crochet the yarn loosely, or use two strands together with a 5 hook. Either way, as it says in the pattern, the crown should easily stretch to at least 14".

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  11. ok, thank you, I did end up just crocheting a little looser and it looks alot better, just slow getting it started. Trying to get it done at work and still do my job. Thank god I'm good at multi-tasking and have an easy job!

    Thank you for the great patterns and the help!

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  12. I just wanted to say, thank you so much for your generosity in sharing all of these awesome, useful patterns! It is such a blessing to me in my new years of crocheting. I pray that God blesses you in mighty ways! Jesus loves you! Thanks again! :)

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