Sunday, April 15, 2012

Crochet Tiara Pattern {Birthday Traditions}

As Victoria gets older, more and more family traditions are being formed for our little family of three. I am finding myself so excited as holidays or special days come up and we get to share in another fun family created tradition. A few years back I started the tradition of crocheting a crown or a tiara for Victoria for each birthday.  She loves dress up, crowns, and hats so I thought this would be a fun tradition that her and I could do together.... from picking out the pattern to going to the yarn store and finding the perfect yarn.

Last year I made her this one:

Its a long band done in hdc that is long enough to go around her head and then tie in the back, with 3 granny square triangles sewn to it.  Its very simple and quick and easy to whip up.  You could sew some flowers onto the triangles or even jewels, whatever fits your fancy. :)

This year, she wanted to go all out and get super fancy, so we looked on the internet for a pattern/inspiration.  I was going to try and just make one from scratch but I wanted her to be a part of the whole process.  She is a very visual child so she usually likes to see something before saying yes or no.

We found this pattern here from Oodles 4 Noodles and she liked the concept but wanted to change it up just a bit.  She wanted it to look more like flower petals, wanted it to go more around her head, and she wanted ties instead of the elastic band.

With photo/pattern inspiration and the ideas from my little soon to be birthday girl I was ready to make a few tweaks to that pattern to make it just right for her.

Pattern After the photos! 

The crown I crocheted & she did the bead work for, for one of her ballet buddies. 

For the back of this one I took two long pieces of ribbon and then on each side I put it through the gap right next to either the ch 2 or the double crochet {depending on the side} and then pulled it through about two inches or so. Then I folded it over and hot glued the 2 inch folded onto the the long piece of ribbon.  This way it wrapped around either the ch 2 or the dc to keep it secure to the tiara.

Same concept for hers, only I used crocheted edging instead of ribbon. She wanted a more vintage feel to hers.

The front of her birthday tiara we made, she can't wait till her party when she can wear it and show it off to her friends and family. :)

Crochet Tiara Pattern
US Crochet Terms

A slightly modified version of Oodles 4 Noodles Pattern
{ length, extra stitch change, and ties in the back instead of band}

What you need:

5.50 hook 

Worsted yarn {I like a soft but not too soft yarn}

Yarn needle for weaving ends

Beads or other embellishments 

Needle and thread for sewing on beads and embellishments. 

Ch 61

Row 1
sc in the second chain from the hook and sc across till the end

Row 2
ch 2
skip 2 stitches
work 1 dc in the next, cross in front of the dc you just made and work a dc in the 2nd skipped stitch of this row
* skip 1, work 1 dc in the next, cross over that dc and make a dc in the skipped stitch *
Repeat that pattern until you have 2 stitches left. 
skip 1 and then dc in the last 

Row 3
ch 1
1 sc in the 1st space created from the previous row's crossed dc stitches {this will be in between your last dc of the row and the last crossed dc pair of the row
work 1 dc, 4 tr, 1 dc in the next space
* work 1 sc in the next space & 1 dc, 4 tr, 1 dc in the next space *
Repeat this pattern across ending with 1 sc in the last space

Secure your yarn, weave in your ends and embellish to your hearts content! 

Here is a little teaser of another pattern this week, I worked up an American Girl Version of this pattern so Little Miss and her favorite doll can match on her big day! :)

This post is going in my Spring into the Holidays page, they would make adorable holiday or birthday gifts for little girls who love to dress up and have fun!


  1. Hi Bella! This Carrie from Oodles 4 Noodles. I love your version of this tiara! The scalloped shape is so sweet. I just love the opportunity that blogging provides to inspire others and to be inspired yourself! Lovely work!

    1. Hi Carrie!
      I am so glad that you enjoyed the modified version I made of your tiara! Thanks for providing such an awesome pattern that was easy to customize and make our own. I agree that blogging is a wonderful way to be inspired and to inspire. Thanks for inspiring me daughter and I with your great pattern! :)


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