Crochet Pattern: Keep Calm Crown Applique

By Amy Lynn Yarbrough – 12 Comments
There are lots of “Keep Calm and…” sayings going around about many different subjects. I was inspired by the crown and set out to make my own version. The first try was sketchy, so I made some changes. Initially I used thread, and it was straining on the eyes, but when I was finally satisfied, I tried it out in worsted weight and thought it looked a whole lot clearer. So try it in your favourite yarn and tell me what you think! "Keep Calm" Crown Appliqué

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 8″ (20 cm) wide, 6″ (15 cm) tall

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 22 yards)
Crochet Hook I (5.50 mm)

crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
3 sc = 1’’
3 rows = 1’’
Gauge Swatch: 1’’w x 1’’h (2.5 cm x 2.5 cm) ch 4.
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across: 3 sc
Row 2 – 3: ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across: 3 sc
Finish off.

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Crochet Pattern: “Keep Calm” Crown Appliqué
Row 1: ch 21, sc in second ch from hook and in next 8 ch, sc2tog, sc in next 9 ch: 19 sts

Row 2: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, skip 1 sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 20 sc

Row 3: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 8 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in last sc: 21 sts

Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in first sc, *skip 2 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in sc 2 sts back, repeat from * until 2 sc remain, 2 dc in last sc: 21 sts

Row 5: ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first dc, sc in each st across, 2 sc in top of ch-3: 24 sc

Row 6: ch 1, turn, sc in next 11 sc, sc2tog, sc in next 11 sc: 23 sts

Row 7: ch 5 (counts as 1 trtr), turn, skip first sc, dtr in next sc, tr in next sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next sc, sc in next sc, (center) hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, tr in next sc, dtr in next 2 sc, trtr in next sc, dtr in next 2 sc, tr in next sc, dc in next sc, hdc in next sc (center finished), sc in next sc, hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, tr in next sc, dtr in next sc, trtr in last sc: 23 sts

Row 8: turn, skip first st, sl st in next 10 sts, ch 3, dc in trtr, ch 3, sl st in next 10 sts, leave last st unworked: 2 ch-3 spaces, 1 trtr

Row 9: turn, sl st in next 2 sl st, ch 20, sl st in second sl st from the last: 1 ch-20 space

Row 10: turn, sl st in next sl st, sl st in next 8 ch, ch 3, (working from behind) sl st in dc on row 8, ch 3, (working in front) sl st in ch-20 space next to first ch-3, sl st in next ch, ch 5, sl st in second ch from hook and in next 2 ch, *ch 3, sl st in second ch from hook and next ch, repeat from * 1 more time, sl st in starting ch-2, sl st in next ch of ch-20, ch 3, sl st in same dc on row 8 (working from behind), ch 3, (bring chain in front) sl st to ch-20, sl st in last 8 ch: 2 ch-spaces

Finish off.

If you get a little hung up with the pattern, just leave me a comment and I’ll see what I can do!

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12 Comments

  1. fabu! Keep Calm and Crochet This Crown!

  2. Mary says:

    Really nice! Have you seen this crown that a local hospital gave out to the babies born on the same day as Prince George? http://www.ksat.com/news/local-sa-babies-share-birthday-with-royal-baby/-/478452/21122942/-/90fqygz/-/index.html

  3. pmason says:

    How about adding a few jewels? Tastefully, of course.

  4. Valerie Carpenter says:

    I love this. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to make one for a Harry Potter (Ron Weasley) fan. “Weasley is our King!”

  5. Karen says:

    This version is much better, in my opinion. Can’t wait to make some. Love your site. Thanks for sharing.

  6. jacey says:

    Hi, loving this pattern, i’m a little confused on row 10 though. After the first time you sl sl in the 20ch space next to first 3-ch, it says ‘sl sl in next chain’, which chain?! Sorry, i’m usually more of a knitter than a crocheter, so i’m afraid it’s just that my crocheting instincts are a little rusty!
    thanks for sharing this idea =)

  7. Hi Jacey,

    You are working along the ch-20 loop. So far you have been slip stitching along to the middle; you should have 9 sl sts. Then from that last sl st you chain 3. The two ch-3′s cover two chains, and there should be one chain in the middle where you make the cross, and then you will have the two ch-3′s on the left side taking up two chains. If you followed the instructions you should have enough stitches. But without seeing your project up close, I can’t tell you where you went wrong. Tell me if this helps. And good luck!

    Amy

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