Who doesn't think that their baby is a tiny Prince or Princess?
Today I (Jessica) am showing you how to crochet your own super easy beginner newborn crown, so that all the Princes and Princesses in your life can have their own! This project takes about 30-45 minutes start to finish, depending on your crocheting speed, and makes a memorable gift for any new baby.
I have to thank one of my best friends, Suzzy, whose gorgeous new daughter Roxanna was the tester for this crochet crown pattern. And I couldn't have asked for a more adorable model! I mean really, check out those cheeks, and that tiny rosebud mouth. Doesn't she just make you want to eat her up? When she found out she was having a girl (yay!) the only thing Suzzy asked me to make her was a crochet crown, and how could I say no?
Without further ado!
G or H Crochet Hook. A G hook will yield a very small crown, an H will yield a larger one (almost a 0-3 month size)
Worsted weight yarn. I found that a cotton yarn will hold it's shape the best. The light pink crown above is a bamboo yarn, and the dark pink is 100% cotton.
Small jewels, the kind with holes for sewing onto things. I got a bag of 20 for about $2 at Joann's!
sewing thread to match the color of your yarn, and a needle.
Ch: chain (chain stitch)
Sl St: slip stitch
SC: single crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
DC: double crochet
TC: triple crochet
Row 1: Ch 33**
Row 2: In 2ed st from hook, begin Hdc. Hdc to the end (31 st) ch. 2, turn.
Row 3: Hdc. across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Hdc in next st from hook. DC in next st. TC in next st. ch 2, TC in same st. DC in next st. Hdc in next st.Sl st to bind off, but when you cut leave a long tail of yarn, about 8 inches. Sew the edges of the crown together with your yarn tail.
Now you'll sew on the jewels! You can sew as many or as few as you like, I chose to do three on the front of the crown, with a larger jewel centered between two smaller ones. Just sew them on with regular sewing thread, and you're done!
**If you need this pattern to fit a larger size, simply increase by 5 stitches in your chain for row 1. For a 0-3 month crown you will chain 37, etc.
If you're looking for more of our crochet patterns, you can check out our crochet page. And if you make your own newborn crown, we'd love to see the pictures of your little prince or princess wearing it!