Crown Jewels

A quirky and whimsical crown for the dress up box, no child’s toy box will be complete without the Crown Jewels. This crown is worked flat in garter stitch, and then the edges are folded over and crocheted together to create the correct shape. The points of the crown are made with simple increases, decreases, cast ons and bind offs. To keep its sturdy (and royal) look, the crown is lightly stuffed with poly-fil so it will never droop. Buttoned jewels help to finish the royal look.

Skill Level: Easy

Size:  6” / [15 cm] x 18” / [46 cm]

Gauge: 20 sts and 34 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter st after wet blocking.

Materials

Yarn: Hayfield Bonus Glitter DK (95% Acrylic, 5% Polyester); 324 yards [296 meters]/100 grams): 226 Silver Gray (1 ball)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) 12” straight

Notions: Tapestry needle, US size D/3 (3.75mm) crochet hook, three 1” blue jeweled buttons, four 0.5” blue jeweled buttons, three 0.5” silver buttons, approx. 20 grams toy stuffing

Special Stitches

Garter st: Knit all rows.

Crochet Edging: Sl hook into first sts of both edges together, place yarn around hook and pull through. *Sl hook into next sts of both edges, place yarn around hook and pull through sts, place yarn around hook again and pull through both sts; rep from * until end of edging.

Pattern

Crown

CO 20 sts.

Rows 1-10: Work in Garter st, sl the first st of every row.

Point 1

Rows 11-12: Cont to work in Garter st, CO 10 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. (40 sts)

Row 13: Sl 1, k until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k1. (39 sts)

Rows 14-32: Rep Row 13 nineteen more times until 20 sts rem. (20 sts)

Point 2

Rows 33-34: Cont to work in Garter st, CO 15 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. (50 sts)

Row 35: Sl 1, k until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k1. (49 sts)

Rows 36-64: Rep Row 35 twenty-nine more times until 20 sts rem. (20 sts)

Point 3

Row 65: Sl 1, m1, k until 1 st rem, m1, k1. (22 sts)

Row 66: Sl 1, k to end.

Rows 67-104: Rep Rows 65-66 nineteen more times until you have 60 sts. (60 sts)

Row 105: Sl 1, ssk, k until 3 sts rem, k2tog, k1. (58 sts)

Row 106: Sl1, k to end.

Rows 107-144: Rep Rows 105-106 19 more times until you 20 sts rem. (20 sts)

Point 4

Row 145: Sl 1, m1, k until 1 st rem, m1, k1. (22 sts)

Row 146: Sl 1, k to end.

Rows 147-174: Rep Rows 145-146 fourteen more times until you have 50 sts. (50 sts)

Rows 175-176: Cont to work in Garter st, BO 15 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. (20 sts)

Point 5

Row 177: Sl 1, m1, k until I st rem, m1, k1. (22 sts)

Row 178: Sl 1, k to end.

Rows 179-196: Rep Rows 175-176 nine more times until you have 40 sts. (40 sts)

Row 197-198: Cont to work in Garter st, BO 10 sts at the beg of the next 2 rows. (20 sts)

Rows 199-208: Work in Garter st, sl the first st of every row.

Finishing

Sew CO end to BO end using Mattress st.

Sew in ends.

Fold the crown in half lengthways, aligning the points. Pin in place.

Using Crochet Edging, attach the two sides together, lightly stuffing the crown as you work up and down the points.

Sew end of Crochet Edging to beginning. Remove pins.

Add jeweled buttons using photos as a guide.

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