Monday, February 18, 2013

Free Pattern: Newborn Crown

*I have recently made some corrections to this pattern. A tutorial on the V-Stitch is coming in the next few days!*

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote up this pattern for a photographer friend in search of newborn props. I wasn't sure if it would be more challenging than anticipated, but fortunately these crowns worked up like a breeze! Aren't they darling?

I considered selling this pattern on Etsy but then decided against it. With Chloe arriving soon, I'm really not motivated to write up anything fancy and make sure it's uber correct. I'll leave the edits for all of you to tell me about in your comments! ;) Seriously, though, my mind is a swirling mess of hormones and exhaustion right now so please do not hesitate to let me know if anything doesn't sound right. I would also be totally willing to post a quick how-to on the V-Stitch, if this would be helpful to anyone. Otherwise, enjoy another free pattern and crochet to your heart's content!

Newborn Crown

Supplies Needed:

  • Worsted Weight (4) Yarn
  • Hook needed to obtain measurements listed in pattern (I'm 99.99% positive I used an I-Hook, but I could be wrong. For some reason I didn't write down this detail. Go me.)
  • Tapestry Needle

1. Chain 46, or until it measures 12” in length
2. DC in 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across (44 stitches or 12.5” long)
3. Ch 3 and turn; Begin V-Stitches: DC in 2nd stitch (not counting the beginning ch3), ch 1 and DC again in the same stitch; skip the next two stitches and repeat this same pattern across until the last 2 stitches. Skip the last 2 and DC in top of beginning ch3 from previous row. (14 v-stitches)
4. Turn; *{3 HDC, 2 DC, 3 HDC in 1st ch1 space; slip stitch in next ch1 space} *repeat across; slip stitch in last ch1 space, HDC in top of beginning ch3 from previous row

Final measurement should be approximately 13" long. Fasten off and sew together with tail.

Add jewel embellishments to make it extra snazzy!


  1. crocheted crowns... i want one! Thanks for sharing the pattern and for linking up to Monday Funday!

  2. those are too adorable. i totally want to make a bunch for my toddler. any suggestions on making it bigger?

  3. So adorable! I kind of want one for me ;-)

  4. I love this crown! However, I think that rounds 3 has a mistake in it? It says to dc and I think you meant v stitches, bc I see 14 V stitches as the st count at the end.

    1. Thanks so much for pointing this out! Looking at the pattern, I need to go back and make a couple of revisions, for sure. I should have the corrections up soon! ;)

  5. OMG! These are the cutest things ever! Thank you so much for the pattern! New follower. I would love for you to link up to my party at
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  6. Too cute! and thanks for the pattern.

    Here's is my post:


  7. These are amazing! I wish I could crochet just so I could make them.

  8. Lovely! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    Here's my WIP:

  9. I know you linked up your precious blanket, but I'd be thrilled if you'd link this up at Off the Hook, too! I know my readers would LOVE this!!

  10. Such an adorable little crown. Thanks for sharing. I came across your site via FO Fridays and I'm enjoying all the things you are sharing.
    Im using a Blogger profile to comment, but my actual website is now at

  11. Sooo cute!!! What a fabulous idea ♥. Thanks for the pattern & good luck!

  12. Kim, these are so sweet!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open

  13. These are so cute!!! Thanks for a free pattern :)
    a homemaker's journey

  14. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome! So cute!!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #23 :)
    Have a great week!!

  15. Love these! Had to post on my FB page.


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