When I first worked out my little quirky leaf motif I knew I had to make a leafy crown out of it at some point – I just couldn’t find the right yarn at the hobby stores. I wanted it to be delicate and pretty, not bulky, but the yarns I tested didn’t fit the bill.
And then the very obvious solution hit me – use THREAD, not yarn, holding two strands together to make it bigger. Yay! So without further yammering, here’s the FREE crochet pattern for this fun leafy DIY floral crown.
Ivy Crown Crochet Pattern
#10 cotton crochet thread – You will need 2 cones of either the same or coordinating colors, because the pattern is worked with the 2 threads held together.
For a full photo tutorial on how to make the quirky crochet leaf, see this blog post.
- Grab both strands of cotton thread and form a slipknot.
- Ch 12.
- In the 3rd ch from the hook, work 4 dc.
- Work a ch-2 length picot in the top of the last dc.
- 3 hdc in the same st as the first 4 dc sts.
- Rotate the leaf – work 2 hdc in the same stitch but on the other side of the beginning chain (This is the quirky part – see the photo tutorial for help)
- Sl st in the 2nd ch of beg ch-2 on the leaf.
- Sl st into the 2nd ch st from the motif on your original chain, anchoring the back of your leaf.
- Repeat from Step 2 – you can vary the spacing of the leaves by adding or subtracting chain stitches in between, as long as you have a minimum of 5 ch sts. I like to randomize the chain length at anywhere between 8-12 stitches between leaves for a subtle organic look.
I repeated 44 times, for a total of 45 leaves or 55″ in length, and made three in different colors!
These leafy li’l guys have tons of potential:
- twist or braid several together to create even fuller floral crowns (as seen pictured on my head)
- add beads, charms, or little crocheted flowers
- make shorter versions to create a choker necklace or double up the long version to make a lariat-style necklace. Like this!
I’ve got a respectable amount of crochet thread hanging around currently so I know I’ll be making more of these garlands!