Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another Use for the Tiara Trim Pattern!

Ever since I was swatching the Tiara Trim idea, my daughter thought it looked like a crown. She inspired the name for the trim, which Interweave kept! She even took one of my samples and fashioned it into a crown, which she wore around for several days. She thought she looked like a princess, and I had to agree with her, even though the sample was crocheted in a grey cotton yarn. From that day, I decided I would make her a proper crown using the pattern and some metallic cord. 

When I was in America, I went on a hunt for cord. I wanted something that was the right thickness and that wasn't too expensive. I found the perfect cord at a fabric store, but it cost about $1.00 per yard, and this project needs approximately 75 yards, so that was just too rich, even for such a regal crown. I was discouraged, until I found some metallic, plastic canvas cord at Michaels. It cost $1.99 for a 15 yard skein. Much more reasonable! To make a crown to fit my daughter, whose head measures 19 1/2", I used 4 skeins of gold and 1 skein of silver. The cord also comes in jewel colors, so you could make the bobbles different colors to represent rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.

I used a size F/5 (3.75mm) hook and crocheted the 2 bobble trim as written. I omitted the Weaving Cord, since I thought it looked more ornate with the open spaces at the bottom of the crown. I made 5 pattern repeats but ended up overlapping it at the back when I stitched it up, because it stretched more than I thought it would in the blocking process. To block it; I got it damp with hot water and pinned it out on a blocking board, then I steam blocked it with an iron and left it for a few days to dry.

When I had just stitched it together, I looked up and she appeared in front of me in her princess dress. She snatched the crown from my hands and put it on right away to add the finishing touch to her outfit. This fun project can be crocheted in an afternoon and will make a little girl happy for many afternoons!

If you would like to see more uses for the Tiara Trim pattern, see the first and second blog posts I wrote about it.

This pattern is now available for individual sale on Interweave's website.


  1. Hi :)
    I'm the first time on your blog. It's fantastic. You crochet beautiful things :) I like very much. Congratulations !!!
    I invite you to my blog.
    Greetings from Poland

  2. GREAT crown!! Gonna try this the next birthday of my daugther! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank you, and you are welcome, Liz!

  4. My granddaughter would LOVE this--her little brother would also. Where can I buy the pattern for the crown itself?



  5. Hi anonymous,

    The Tiara Trim pattern is in the Summer 2012 issue of Interweave Crochet. If you purchase the magazine, then you can use the modifications I have written in this post to make the crown.

  6. I think I'm a bit late for the magazine is there any way you could

  7. Sorry it cut my comment short, is there any way you could put the pattern in your blog? Cool any way

  8. Hi Anonymous. Thank you for your interest in the pattern. Interweave has the rights to this design. It is available for sale on their website: http://www.interweavestore.com/tiara-trim