Are you ready for a royal celebration? In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating 70 years as Monarch, the first ever in the UK to celebrate this milestone. She is already the longest reigning Monarch in British history and has been served by 14 UK Prime Ministers during her reign – her first Prime Minister was Winston Churchill. Since becoming Queen, there have been 14 Presidents of the United States, and, with the exception of President Johnson (1963-9), she has met each one. What an amazing life she has led!
To mark the occasion, many crafters across the UK and beyond have been making some amazing creations! My own modest contribution is a royal crown crochet bunting, featuring a crochet applique crown in two sizes made in three different colours. I chose to make the crowns in purple, golden yellow and white to reflect the royal family colours. Purple, in particular, is the main colour of the Queen’s Jubilee emblem. You can change up the colours – and of course you can use the same pattern for other occasions like a little girl’s party.
Check out the pattern instructions below and the full video tutorial. The pattern is written in US terminology. The large crown measures 3 inches / 7.5 cm tall and 2.75 inches / 7 cm at its widest point. The smaller one is approx. 2.5 inches /6 cm tall and 2 inches/just over 5.5 cm wide.
To make the Jubilee Crochet Crown Bunting you will need:
- 3.00mm and 4.00mm crochet hook
- Lion Brand Cotton 24/7 in Purple and Goldenrod
- Scheepjes catona in Snow white
- Pair of scissors
- Darning needle
- Tape measure
Stitches used in the Crochet Crown Bunting pattern:
This is a beginner-friendly pattern so only four basic stitches are used: the single crochet, the half double crochet, the double crochet and the slip stitches. You can find detailed video tutorials for all of them directly below:
The Crochet Crown Bunting pattern:
Step 1: Use the 3.00mm crochet hook with the Scheepjes catona yarn and the 4.00mm hook with the Lion Brad cotton yarn.
Step 2: Chain (CH 10). Make 1 single crochet (SC) in the second loop from hook. Make a total of 9 SCs. CH 1 and turn.
Step 3: Make 9 SCs and turn.
Step 4: Make 1 half double crochet (HDC), CH 1 and skip 1 stitch. Repeat a total of 4 times. Make 1 HDC. CH 1 and turn.
Step 5: Make 9 SCs and turn.
Step 6: Slip stitch into the first and second stitches. Make 1 SC and CH 3. Skip one stitch. Make 1 SC and CH 3. Skip one stitch. Then, make 1 SC and slip stitch into the last two.
Step 7: CH 7 and make 1 double crochet (DC) in the first CH 3 space. CH 6 and make 1 DC in the second CH 3 space. CH 7 and slip stitch into the last slip stitch.
Step 8: In the first CH 7 space make 8 SCs. In the CH 6 space make 4 HDCS, CH 3 and slip stitch into the second CH and then make another 4 HDCs. In the second CH 7 space make 8 SCs.
Step 9: Without turning your piece, slip stitch into the side of your piece, adding one slip stitch per row. Slip stitch across your original CH 9 and then up the other side of your piece. Slip stitch into the first SC of the CH 7 space. Snip off your yarn.
Step 10: Weave in your ends. Repeat to make as many crown appliques as you want. For my bunting I made 7 crochet crown appliques in Lion Brand Cotton 24/7 and 6 in goldenrod. Using my 3.00 crochet hook and the Scheepjes catona Snow White yarn, I made 12 crown appliques.
Step 11: On an ironing board, place your appliques so that you are happy with their shape. Using the steam setting on your iron, press each of the appliques for a few seconds. Only use this method if you are working with cotton yarns, as the direct heat will burn an acrylic or other synthetic yarn.
Step 12: Decide how closely you want your crowns placed. I decided to start and end the bunting with a purple crown. Start by making CH 10 (2inches/5cm). Pick up your first crown and slip stitch into the top of your piece. I then decided to leave approx. 5.5 inches between each crown. Continue by making CH 30 between each crown. When slip stitching the rest of the crowns, make sure they are facing the same way by keeping the CH straight, without any twists. Finish the bunting by making CH 10. Snip off your yarn and weave in your ends.
The Crochet Crown Bunting pattern video tutorial:
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