Sunday, May 22, 2011

Free Pattern: Crown - Size 12 Months

Newborn size here.
2T size here.

I made a crown for an Etsy friend, whose little one is turning one around the same time as my #2!  For these special little guys, I adjusted the crown pattern by scaling it back to five points instead of six.  I used a closed cluster stitch (popcorn stitch?) this time, which resulted in not needing the fifth row in the point.  I also tried out using two colors in the crown, which really made the detail pop.  Using two colors is not for the faint of heart, however, because there were tons of ends to weave in.  I'm really pleased with the way it came out.

Stiff worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart Super Saver in two colors)
Size 5mm (H/8) hook
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Ch - chain
Sc - single crochet
Dc - double crochet
St - stitch
Sc dec - Single crochet decrease

Special stitches:
Cluster - *Insert hook in st indicated, pull up a loop.  YO, draw through two loops.  Repeat from * 7 times; you should have 9 loops on your hook.  YO, draw through all 9 loops, pushing the cluster to the right side.
Crossed Dc - Skip a st, dc. Then dc in the skipped st.
Sc dec – pull up a loop in each st indicated, YO, draw through all loops on hook.

Instructions (Opt, change colors, as shown in the picture, for the crossed dc rows and for the cluster stitches):
Ch 50. Join with a sl st to first ch, being careful not to twist.  Ch 1.
Round 1: Sc around. (50 sc) Join with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 2: Sc around. (50 sc) Join with a sl st, ch 3.
Round 3: Crossed Dc around. (25 sets of crossed dc)
Round 4: Sc around. (50 sc) Join with a sl st, ch 3.
Round 5: Dc in the next 2 st, Cluster st. *Dc in next 4 st, Cluster st. Repeat from * around.  Dc in last 2 st. (40 dc, 10 puff st) Join with a sl st, ch 1.
Round 6: Sc around. (50 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, Cluster st, ch 1, sc in last st. Finish off.
Join yarn to the last st worked in the previous point, ch 3.
Repeat Point Rows 1-4, 4 times, for a total of 5 points.
Weave in all ends.

©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.


  1. This is really cool..i have to make one for my sister..I am always kidding her about thinking she is a princess!

  2. You are AWESOME!! I have been asked to make a birthday crown and had no idea where to start... problem solved! I LOVE your work! Thank you very much!

  3. I love this crown! I think the directions for the 12 month clusters is missing some stitches. I went back to the new born pattern and added a couple of YOs to the beginning of each stitch in the cluster, and I only repeated the cluster stitches 4 times not 7 times. Thanks Annie


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