Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Crochet Monstera Leaf Pompom Crown - free pattern





Let's be honest, no one needs an excuse to wear a pompom crown. Perhaps it's your birthday or festival season, or perhaps you just want to feel a bit special while you're doing the washing up?! Make yourself a super quick and fun pompom crown with Monstera Cheese Plant leaves, and then wear it with pride!




You Will Need

Knitcraft Cotton Blend Plain DK 100g each of:
1 x Mustard 
1 x Purple 
1 x Teal 
1 x Coral
3mm crochet hook
6cm Pompom maker
fabric-covered hairband 
Thin floristry wire (I used this one)
Metal yarn needle

Abbreviations

This pattern is written in UK crochet terms
ch        chain
dc        double crochet (US single crochet)
htc       half treble crochet (US half triple crochet)
tc         treble crochet (US triple) crochet
st(s)     stitch(es)
ss         slip stitch

Gauge

Gauge is not essential for this project, although using a smaller hook than the ball band recommends will help keep give your cheese plant leaves shape.

Stitch descriptions

Slip stitch: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, pull second loop through first loop on hook
Double crochet: Insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops
Half treble crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all loops on hook
Treble crochet: Yarn over once, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on hook.

Cheese Plant (Monstera deliciosa) pattern

Make 1 in each colour.

Starting chain: leaving a long tail before your slip knot, Ch16

Leaf point: ss in 2nd chain from hook, dc, htc, tc along starting chain, ch3, ss in next 2 chains along starting chain

Leaf 1: ch4, ss into the top of the ch3 from the leaf point, ch3 and work tc, htc, dc, ss back along the ch4 you made at the start of leaf 1, ss in next 2 chains along starting chain

Leaf 2: ch6, ss into the top of the ch3 from leaf 1, ch3 and work tc, htc, dc, 3ss back along the ch6 you made at the start of leaf 2, ss in next 2 chains along starting chain






Leaf 3: ch6, ss into the top of the ch3 from leaf 2, ch 2 and work htc, tc, htc, dc, 2ss back along the ch6 you made at the start of leaf 3, ss in next 2 chains along starting chain




Leaf 4: ch5, ss into the top of the ch2 from leaf 3, ch2 and work htc, tc, htc, dc, ss back along the ch5 you made at the start of leaf 4, ss in next 2 chains along starting chain



Leaf 5: ch4, ss into the top of the ch2 form leaf 4, ch1 and work dc, htc, tc, htc back along the ch4 you made at the start of leaf 4, ss in last chain of starting chain



Without turning your work over, rotate the leaf 90 degrees clockwise. You are now going to work back down the starting chain towards the leaf point, on the other side of the starting chain.



Stem: Ch2 (does not count as stitch), 11htc, 2dc, 3ss, turn



Leaf point: ss in 2nd stitch from end, htc, tc, ss in next 2 stitches along starting chain


Repeat Leaves 1-5 along the other side, working the final 2 ss for each leaf into the htc on the other side of the starting chain. Fasten off and leave a long end.



Cut a length of wire slightly longer than the leaf and weave the wire through the middle of the leaf stem. Fasten the wire to the top and bottom of the leaf stem, while stretching the leaf slightly. This will allow you to shape the leaf when it is attached to your hairband.



Pompoms

Using your 6mm pompom maker, make one pompom in each of the five colours – make sure you trim your pompoms thoroughly to shape them neatly.

Attach your five pompoms to the hairband by tying them on, then sewing any end through the fabric of your hairband to secure them. I positioned my pompoms as follows: Light pink – coral – mustard – teal – purple. Now attach your cheese plant leaves using the long tails and ends you left to tie and then sew to the headband. Follow the photographs to position yours, or make it up as you go!

I hope you enjoyed this pattern! Please feel free to leave me a comment here or over on Instagram @lottieandalbert, and use the hashtag lottieandalbert so I can see what you've made!

Lindsey x










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