Sunday, November 4, 2012

Free Pattern: Princess Tiara - Toddler/Youth


This year, for #1's fourth birthday, I wanted to make a more delicate crown with some sparkly pink yarn I knew she would love.  This one in sport yarn is super cute, but my yarn is worsted weight.  So I came up with this.  She was such an adorable birthday princess.  :)






Supplies:
Worsted weight yarn (I used "I Love This Cotton" Spark, in pink and white)
5mm hook
Opt tapestry needle for weaving

Abbreviations:
Ch - chain
Sl st - slip stich
Sc - single crochet
YO - yarn over
Hdc - half double crochet

Special instructions:
Paired hdc - in same st, do a hdc within one step of completion (3 loops on hook).  Then YO and insert hook into the next stitch and do another hdc within one step of completion.  YO, pull through all loops on hook.
So, the stitch in which you finish your first pair will be the same stitch in which you start your next pair.

Instructions:
Ch 61.  Join with sl st.
Round 1:  Ch 1. Sc in each ch around.  Join to ch.  (61 sc)
Round 2:  Ch 2.  Paired hdc around.  (The very first st and the very last st of the row will only have one-half of a pair in it.)
Round 3:  Sc in each st around.
(Now you'll start the points.  Make two small points, one large point, then two more small points, and you'll end up with the gap at the back.  If you want points all the way around, just repeat the instructions for the small point one more time.)

Small Point -
Row 4: Ch 3.  *Skip a st, dc.  Repeat from * 4 times.
Row 5: Ch 2, turn.  Paired hdc across.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn.  Skip a st, do a dc within one step of completion.  With two loops on hook, skip a st and do a dc in the last st.  In the last step, pull loop through all loops on hook.
Down: Ch 1, sl st in the back of the point, evenly and loosely enough not to pull it tight, but firmly enough to help it stand up.  When you get to Round 3, sl st over to where you'll start your next point.

Large Point -
Row 4: Ch 2.  Paired hdc across.
Row 5: Ch 3.  *Skip a st, dc.  Repeat from * 4 times.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn.  Paired hdc across.
Row 7: Ch 3, turn.  Skip a st, do a dc within one step of completion.  With two loops on hook, skip a st and do a dc in the last st.  In the last step, pull loop through all loops on hook.
Down: Ch 1, sl st in the back of the point, evenly and loosely enough not to pull it tight, but firmly enough to help it stand up.  When you get to Round 3, sl st over to where you'll start your next point.

Embellishments:
I sewed a large flower with a center and two small flowers to the front three points.



Large flower:
Magic ring, [ch 2.  In ring, make 2 dcs within one step of completion, YO, pull through all loops.  Ch 2]  Repeat 4 times.  Pull ring tight.  Join with a sl st and finish off with a tail for sewing.  (You'll have to pull really, really hard to close the ring.  A few times I have broken the ring before it pulled tight and had to start over.)

Center:
Magic ring, ch 1.  In ring, make 10 sc.  Pull ring tight to close, join with a sl st, finish off with a tail for sewing.  Sew to center of large flower.



Small flower:
Magic ring, leaving a longer tail, [ch 1.  In ring, make 2 sc.  ch 1.]  Repeat 4 times.  Pull ring tight to close.  Finish off, weave in end.  (A sl st is more visible in this tiny flower.)

©2012 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.

3 comments:

  1. Cute idea for a free pattern - all little princesses would adore this!

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  2. Getting ready to crochet up a newborn sized one for a set I'm finishing up. Very lovely.

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