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Published on December 26th, 2016 | by Kath Webber

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Crochet with Kath – Party Crown!

Declare yourself belle of the ball with Kath Webber’s glittering party crown.

Party Crown

Kath Webber Party Crown

 

Excuse yourself from the festivities and spend a couple of hours with some gentle crafting this party season, making yourself a dazzling head piece in the process! This headband uses Paintbox Simply DK– why not use the mini balls from your Paintbox Advent calendar or even raid your stash for your favourite colours, and add some metallic thread for extra bling. Choose from shimmering stars, a girlish bow or pompomania to adorn your hair, or add all three for the ultimate party crown.

You will need:

 

Gluegun and Paintbox DK

• A selection of DK yarn such as Paintbox Simply DK in colours of your choice
• Anchor Artiste metallic crochet yarn
• 3mm and 4mm hooks
• Plain headband (around 1” wide)
• Optional – mini glue gun, plain felt, washi tape, pom-pom makers

How to make a star:

Using metallic thread and 3mm hook, make 6ch and join with ss to make a ring.

Making a star

Round 1: 1ch (does not count as dc), 15dc into ring, join with ss to first dc.

Crocheting a star

Round 2: make 6ch.

Making a star

Make 1dc in 2nd ch from hook, 1htr in each of next 2 ch, 1tr in each remaining ch.

Making the points of the star

Miss 2, ss into next st.

The next point

Rpt 4 more times. Fasten off. Make four or five to adorn your headband

Crocheted gold star

How to make the bow:

Using Peach Orange, make 51ch.

Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, make 1dc in each ch across. Turn. 50sts.

 

Making a bow

Rows 2- 10: 1ch, 1dc in each dc across. Turn. Fasten off and use tail to sew the short edges together.

Band- make 11ch, 1dc in 2nd ch from hook and 1dc in each remaining ch. turn. Work in dc for two more rows. Fasten off.

Position seam of bow at the back, wrap the band around the centre of the bow and stitch the short ends together, sewing the ends into the back of the bow.

Crocheted bow

Make a few pom-poms in various sizes and colours, adding some of the metallic yarn in the mix for extra dazzle.

Making a pompom

Party crown

 

Making up:

Wrap the headband in washi tape, or cut two pieces elliptical-shaped piece of felt. Using the hot glue gun, glue the bow off-centre on one side of the headband, or use the tail of the yarn, stitch to the felt, or even tie it to the band.

Attaching the bow

Next, add the largest pompom. Glue the rest of the pom-poms onto the band or felt then add the stars, using the tails of the yarn to stitch them on.

Attaching pompoms

 

The final product!!

 

Kath Webber Pary Crown


About the Author

Kath has been a yarn fancier since 2008 when she crocheted her first granny square. Now a designer, mother, writer and prolific faffer, Kath spends her time stroking yarn and is still searching for the perfect mustard merino... Suggestions welcomed!




One Response to Crochet with Kath – Party Crown!

  1. Jan Febvre says:

    Enjoying discovering so many new (to me) things to crochet. I too love the feel of textures of yarn and wood , it is all so tactile. The colour palette is so vast.

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