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Crochet Flower Crown/Headband

The idea came to me late at night when, to my surprise, the weather forecast was sunny with zero chance of rain. Not the typical 60 degrees light jacket sunny, but the type we would normally see in mid August. My plan was to take full advantage of this unusually warm weather and finally pull out some beautiful handmade bows from the Etsy shop LiorCS Designs that I snagged during the winter months paired with with a skirt that Nana had bought our daughter just a few months back. Unfortunately, I did not have one that matched the skirt.  Sensing my frustration, my ever-logical husband said, “Why don’t you just crochet one yourself?”  And I did just that.

So here is my simple quick and easy DIY crochet flower crown/headband that will enhance any summer outfit. Size can be adjusted to fit toddlers, children and even adults. I also plan to make more of these flowers and place them on her white Easter dress that I made before she was born.

Please keep in mind that my daughter is 6 months here and for the band, I started off with a chain that was 4 in. less that the average circumference of a baby her age. If you would like to check the circumference please refer to this post Average head circumference for all ages. Please leave a 6 in. tail before creating your slip knot for every flower and leaf that you crochet. This tail will be used to fasten your embellishments to your band.

Materials: 

4.0 mm hook

worsted weight yarn

tapestry needle

Band

Row 1: Chain 55

Row 2: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in all remaining CHs

Row 3: Turn. CH 3(this counts as your first DC). DC in all remaining DC spaces.

Turn your work so that the shortest side to where you just completed you last DC is facing up.

Slip stitch to the middle. CH 27. Slip stitch into each CH space until you are back at the first CH.

Slip Stitch to the end of that side.

You should be getting ready to work on the bottom long side. SC in each DC space.

Slip stitch to the middle of the next shortest side. CH 27. Slip stitch into each CH space until you are back at the first CH.

Slip Stitch to the end of that side.

You should be getting ready to work on the top long side. SC in each DC space.

Fasten off.

Purple Rose

Row 1: CH 23

Row 2: SC in the 2nd CH from hook. SC in all the remaining CHs

Row 3: Turn. CH 4. SK 2 then Slip Stitch into the next space. Continue to repeat until the end of the row

Row 4: Turn. 5 DC in each CH 4 space.

Thread your yarn needle with the yarn tail from the beginning. Begin to roll the rose in onto itself. Sew to secure as you roll.

Pink and Yellow Roses

Create a magic circle.

Crochet 9 SC into the circle. Slip Stitch into the 1st SC to join. CH 1. SC in each SC around. Fasten off

Reattach yarn with Slip stitch. In each SC space crochet 1 SC, 1HDC, 3DC, 1HDC, 1SC all the way around then Slip Stitch into the 1st SC to join.

Leaves

CH 8

SC in the 2nd CH from hook then SC in all remaining CHs.

Turn. *1 SC in the next space then 1 HDC in the next space then 1 DC in each of the next 3 spaces, 1 HDC in the next space then 1 SC in the last space on that side*. CH 3. Repeat the instructions between for the other side.

Slip Stitch into the first SC to join.

Place your flowers starting from the middle then work your way outwards to endure that they are centered.

As always, if you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to reach out!

Happy crocheting!

Love,

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