SIMPLE Pretty Princess Crown – FREE Crochet Pattern

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Do you have a little princess that loves to play dress-up? This is a perfect and simple accessory to make to let their imagination take them to far off places of castles, dragons and Prince Charming. My daughter, to no surprise, was very excited about this pattern. She was jumping up and down next to me while I wove in the ends. She still puts it on first thing when she gets home!

Here she is:

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This is my first pattern that comes in different sizes! I used my “techy” hat calculator to determine my stitch counts for the circumferences of the crowns. There are 4 sizes: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-3 years and 4+ years.

This pattern is written in US TERMS. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Simple PRETTY PRINCESS CROWN

Skill Level: Easy

Materials:

  • H Hook
  • Yarn
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

Gauge: 4 sc = 1”

Sizes (Age/Circumference)

  • 0-6 months = 12”
  • 6-12 months = 14”
  • 1-3 years = 17”
  • 4+ years = 19”

Abbreviations:

  • SLST – slip stitch
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • TR – treble crochet
  • CH – chain
  • St – stitch

Special Stitch(es): None

Notes:

  • Pattern is written for 0-6 month size. Stitch counts for additional sizes are in brackets [].
  • Chain does NOT count as 1st stitch
  • Join in 1st stitch of row, NOT chain
  • Leave a long take in your beginning chain to join the bottom ends of the crown.

INSTRUCTIONS

CH 49 [57, 73, 81]

Row 1: SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each st across, SLST to join. (48) [56, 72, 80]

Row 2-3: CH 1, SC in 1st st and each st across, SLST to join. (48) [56, 72, 80]

Row 4: CH 1, HDC in 1st st and each st across, SLST to join. (48) [56, 72, 80]

Row 5: CH 1, SC in 1st st and each st across, SLST to join. (48) [56, 72, 80]

Row 6: CH 1, *SLST in 1st st, SC in next st, HDC in next st, DC in next st, TR, CH1, TR in next st, DC in next st, HDC in next st, SC in next st, repeat from * across, SLST to join.

Row 7: CH 1, SC in 1st st and next 4 st, 3SC in CH, repeat from *, SLST to join and fasten off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends.


You have my permission to sell any finished products from this pattern. If you choose to sell any finished product, please credit Simply Hooked Mom (me!) as the designer and add a link to my website or shop. Distributing, copying, reselling or rewriting of this pattern is strictly prohibited. Thanks for your support. Hope you get “hooked”!

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Finished Project: 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan: Clue #10…The FINALE!

wpid-20150428_203858.jpgHere is  my finished project for the Mystery Afghan CAL! Clue #10 can be found here.

I cannot believe I am all done! I wave of nostalgia rushed over me as I joined my very last row together. This has been an amazing experience for me to test my skills…and I did it! After all my ends were weaved in I laid it out on the carpet and my little cheerleader (my 3 1/2 year old daughter) exclaimed “Mama, it is beautiful. You did so good!” She really is my biggest fan and loves everything I make. I did officially submit my afghan to The Crochet Crowd. I am patiently waiting for it to hopefully show up in their Flickr gallery.

This last week introduced an extended picot stitch. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it, but once I got going then I was counting each square until the end!

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LAST Row: Extended Picot Stitch

 Thank you all for following me throughout this project! I have gotten nothing but good comments and encouragement!

Here are some more images of Week #10 and Finished Project:

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TOTAL PROGRESS

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WEEK 1

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WEEK 2

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WEEK 3

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Week 4

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Week 5

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Week 6 & 7

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Week 8

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Week 9

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Week 10 – FINISHED!


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Here were my colors reference:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Burgundy (Contrast A)
  • Caron Simply Soft – Off White (Contrast B)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Grey Heather (Contrast C)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Charcoal Heather (Contrast D)

This was the 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan by The Crochet Crowd.

Work In Progress (WIP) 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan: Clue #9

wpid-20150413_123449.jpgHere is  my WIP for the Mystery Afghan CAL. Clue #9 can be found here.

I am getting a little sentimental about the Mystery CAL this week. It is almost over and looking back it has been quite a journey for me. While I never really struggled with a clue, they took time since they were often a new technique for me to learn. With the squares being joined for the past couple weeks I am able to see my work as a whole and it truly is beautiful! I really cannot believe that I made this!

This week started with a row of skipping single crochet THEN we turned our work! With the WS facing we worked 5dctog to start to create a ruffled effect. While I do love ruffles I really appreciated the peak of color the single crochet gave in between the criss-cross and ruffled rows. I used this technique in a baby blank WIP to create the look of hearts in between certain rows. Take a look:

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Here are some more images of Week #9 WIP:

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TOTAL PROGRESS

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WEEK 1

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WEEK 2

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WEEK 3

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Week 4

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Week 5

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Week 6 & 7

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Week 8

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Week 9

 


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Here are my colors reference:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Burgundy (Contrast A)
  • Caron Simply Soft – Off White (Contrast B)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Grey Heather (Contrast C)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Charcoal Heather (Contrast D)

I hope you all will following along with my progress (here or through Facebook) or sign-up yourself and post your own progress! I think this will be a great project for myself to learn and grow my skills. I am very excited to be participating in my 1st crochet along! This is the 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan by The Crochet Crowd.

New Hook by Unraveled Ewe

wpid-20150406_202219.jpgI wanted to share this BEAUTIFUL hook that I received as an Easter gift from my unbelievably supportive mother. It is a hand-turned wooded crochet hook in size H made my Unraveled Ewe. Not only is it special because it is handmade, but she had them engraved it with my name…Simply Hooked Mom! I will admit I got a little choked up. How touching and thoughtful!

I cannot wait to use this. I have some new patterns swirling in my head and in my notebook that are anxious to get on this hook!

Work In Progress (WIP) 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan: Clue #8…The BORDER!

20150408_211645Here is  my WIP for the Mystery Afghan CAL. Clue #8 can be found here.

This week we started on the border with two more rows. The 1st round of the border added a nice solid foundation for the border and left a little pop of color from the join. I love this! The last row uses a criss-cross treble stitch. While trebles are my least favorite stitch (I usually get snagged pulling my yarn over through the last loops!), this gives a neat effect and texture for the border. I have learned SO many new techniques during this CAL! The ideas of how to apply these elsewhere in my works leave me light-headed at times!

Here are some more images of Week #8 WIP:

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TOTAL PROGRESS

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WEEK 1

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WEEK 2

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WEEK 3

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Week 4

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Week 5

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Week 6 & 7

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Week 8


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Here are my colors reference:

  • Caron Simply Soft – Burgundy (Contrast A)
  • Caron Simply Soft – Off White (Contrast B)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Grey Heather (Contrast C)
  • Caron Simply Soft Heathers – Charcoal Heather (Contrast D)

I hope you all will following along with my progress (here or through Facebook) or sign-up yourself and post your own progress! I think this will be a great project for myself to learn and grow my skills. I am very excited to be participating in my 1st crochet along! This is the 2015 Crochet Along – Mystery Afghan by The Crochet Crowd.

Bunny Ear Baby Teether

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So Easter weekend I gave myself a break from the Mystery CAL (even though it could put me behind ahead) and made a few gifts for my 5 month old niece. Both patterns are from One Dog Woof. The first was this adorable bunny ear teether. You can find the FREE pattern here.

I used some scrapes of I Love This Cotton™ yarn that I had. I chose a cotton yarn because it is softer and easier on baby’s mouth. This was so quick and easy to whip up. Using a lark’s head knot to attach the ears to the ring along for easy removal and cleaning.

Here is what it looks like unattached:

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My only delay was I could not find the wooden rings at the store I was at. My mom came to the rescue and brought some 2″ rings on Easter Sunday. I would recommend at least using the 2.5″ rings she suggests on the blog. It was a little tough to pull the ears through, but my niece didn’t seem to mind!

 

Double Strap Mary Jane Bootie

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So Easter weekend I gave myself a break from the Mystery CAL (even though it could put me behind ahead) and made a few gifts for my 5 month old niece. Both patterns are from One Dog Woof. The first was an adorable bunny ear teether. The second was a pair of Mary Jane Booties. You can find the FREE pattern here. I had posted the link on my Facebook page and my sister instantly commented that I  must make a pair so I surprised her Sunday. I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out! It has been a while since I have made shoes.

I used some scrapes of I Love This Yarn™ in Rosy Cheeks and Vanna’s Choice™ in brown. Making the straps tripped me up a little, but I was misreading her instructions. Be careful at that step and reference her photos for help.

These booties are great for beginner walkers! Her double strap design allows to the bootie to be secure and a little more challenging for little hands to take off. She also gives the tip that just by changing your size hook will give you a different size bootie. No need to adjust your stitches!

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