Pattern for the small crown made for my Queen Bee, Bess.
Note on yarn and hook size
I crochet with a light worsted (DK) weight yarn. You can use a slightly heavier or lighter yarn as long as you use the same type of yarn for the different colours. This will ensure your toy is in proportion. Use a hook size that will give you a nice firm stitch. The 3.00mm is my favourite hook.
Crochet Hook – 3.00mm or preferred size
***This pattern was written using US crochet terminology***
ch – Chain
Rnd – Round
sc – Single crochet
sl st – Slip stitch
st – Stitch. This term covers ch, sc, hdc, sl st and other stitches used in crochet.
* * - Repeat the instructions between the asterisks as directed.
( ) – The number of stitches that should be in a completed round are placed in brackets at the end of that round’s instructions.
If you would like a larger crown, you can start the pattern with a longer foundation chain just as long as it has an even number of stitches in it. Alternatively, you can use a heavier weight yarn and a larger hook.
Chain 12. Sl st in first st to make a ring.
Rnd 1: sc in each st around (12)
Rnd 2: *sc in next st, chain 3, sl st in 2nd chain from the hook, sc in next chain, sc in next st* repeat all the way around (12, plus 6 points)
Cut yarn and fasten off. Leave a tail of yarn if you plan to attach the crown to a toy. You can use some watered-down pva glue to stiffen the points if they are a little wonky. Just dampen the points with the mixture, pinch into shape and let dry.
And that's it! Now all your amigurumis can be royalty …
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