Sunday, 18 December 2011

Erica's Tiara Headband/Necklace

This is a very simple, quick and mindless crochet project. 

Crochet a little girl or yourself a tiara.  Wear it as a headband or maybe pull it down over the head and use it as a necklace.   

My red sample size is 6.5 cm x 52 cm around (2.5 in x 20.5 in), made using 24g of Worsted (10 ply) Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn.

Size : Customizable. 

Yarn : Worsted/Aran (10 ply) to Bulky (12 ply) or 2 strands of DK (8 ply) held together
approximately 37 m (41 yards) or more.

Hook : 5 mm hook crochet hook.
Make a little swatch and adjust crochet hook size accordingly.

Others : Tapestry needle to sew the ends together. 

Gauge is not important.
Abbreviations used (in US Crochet terms)
ch (chain)                                                                   
dc (double crochet)                                                    
tch (turning chain)
BPdc (back-post double crochet)
FPdc (front-post double crochet)

This pattern is worked flat and then the short edges are sewn together into a ring.

Shell Row 1 - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the same space

Shell Row 2 - (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch 1 of Shell Row 1

Shell Row 3 - (4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in ch 1 of Shell Row 2

Chain a multiple of 6 + 3.

(For a 52 cm/20.5” around, I made ch 72 + 3 - total 12 sets of shells)

ROW 1            * Shell Row 1 in the 6 ch from hook, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch *, skip 2 ch, rep from * to * across, turn

ROW 2            ch 3 (counts as dc), * Shell Row 2, FPdc in next dc *, repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc in tch instead of FPdc, turn

ROW 3            ch 3 (counts as dc), * Shell Row 3, BPdc in next dc *, repeat from * to * across, ending with a dc in tch instead of BPdc.

Fasten off, leaving a short length of yarn for sewing the short edges together to form a ring.

Weave in ends. 

No blocking is required!

Please refer to these linked tutorials for How to work Back-Post dc and Front-Post dc stitches

Happy Crocheting !!!