A Sweet Little Crown

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A Sweet Little Crown
by Regina S Graham

Size: 3-10 year/19-20” head circumference

Adorn crown with desired bling, crystals, buttons, pearls, beads, etc.

Can be mod-podged or starched for added sturdiness.

 without frill edging
Materials:
F/3.75mm hook
Worsted Weight Yarn (I’ve used Red Heart with Love and Loops and Threads Impeccable)
Special stitches:
Cross “X” stitch: sk 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st
Front post slip stitch (fpslst): insert hook into stitch/post from RS of work, continue to push hook through to opposite side of stitch/post so that hook is visible again, entire post should be on hook, yo, draw through stitch
***Sizing info: for each inch you want smaller, subtract 2 sts from foundation chain. Continue with pattern, ignoring stitch counts. Likewise, for each inch you would like to make larger, add 2 sts to foundation chain, ignore stitch counts.
Ch 80, sl st to first ch to form ring being careful not to twist. Alternatively, you can to a foundationless single crochet for 80 sts.
Worked in the round.
Rnd 1: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 1 to join (80)
Rnd 2: ch 2, hdc in same st, hdc in each st around, sl st to top of ch 2 to join (80)
Rnd 3: ch 3, * (X-stitch) sk next st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st *, repeat * 39 times, 39thX is worked next to ch 3, sl st to top of ch 3 to join (80)
Rnd 4: ch 1, sc same st, * 5 dc in next sp working between the two X stitches from round 3, sc between the next two X stitches from round 3 *, repeat * 19 times, sl st to top of first sc, total of 20 shells (120) ***If you need to see what this round looks like, refer to photos below***
Rnd 5: sl st 2 times to middle dc of shell from round 4, * ch 4, sk 5 sts, sl st into next st *, repeat 19 times, sl st to 1st sl st to join (80)
Rnd 6: ch 1, sc in same st, * (hdc, dc, tc, [picot-ch 2, sl st into 2nd st from hook], tc, dc, hdc) all in ch 3 sp NOT working in stitches, sc in the sl st from round 5 that was placed in the middle of round 4 shell, 5 dc in next ch 3 sp NOT working in stitches, sc in next sc from round 5 *, repeat * 9 more times (you should have a total of 10 peaks and 10 shells)
Round 6 what your completed peak should look like

Round 6 sc placement

Round 6 what the completed shell should look like

Round 6 how the completed pattern should look

More crowns I’ve made:
 hnh crown 5 hnh crown2  hnh crown hnh crown 3
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If you have any adjustments to make, want to send me your stitch counts for different sizes, have pictures to share, etc., please send them to me! I will add your corrections. Also, I’m still pretty new to pattern writing. I don’t claim to be perfect. Please let me know if you find errors. I’m happy to fix them. 🙂

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