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Crown For Anyone Knitted On Straight Needles - FREE Pattern

I had a request for a video for knitted crown on STRAIGHT NEEDLES.

When you knit on circular needles you work entire time on the RIGHT SIDE, because you knit around in the circle. When you knit on straight needles you work one row on RIGHT side, and one row on WRONG side. Therefore, when you work with straight needles, knitting on your wrong side must be handled differently. Yet, it has to match as much as possible the right side. So I sat down and tried to figure it out and below is my closest outcome.

If you want to knit this crown, you need to know how to cast on and bind off. You need to know how to do knit & purl stitches, and you need to know how to do yarn over and how to slip stitches and pass them over.

CLICK HERE for a video for RIGHTIES

CLICK HERE for a video for LEFTIES

If you would rather knit it on circular needles visit my other post HERE, or you can watch my video HERE.

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Size:
Each repeated section is ~2.25" wide, which can help you decide how many repeats you need to start on. So for example for an American Girl Doll (or Madam Alexander) you need 5 repeats of 18 stitche plus 2 stitches (= one stitch on each end), total 92 sts, which this knitted crown measures 11.25", and is 3" tall at the highest point. Therefore, for a newborn you will need 6 repeats of 18 stitches plus 2 stitches (= one stitch on each end), total 110 sts, which would measure ~13.5" (6x2.25"); a child would need about 7 repeats of 18 stitches plus 2 stitches (= one stitch on each end), total 128 sts, which would measure ~15.75" (7x2.25") ; and a youth/adult would need at least 8 repeats of 18 stitches plus 2 stitches (= one stitch on each end), total 146 sts, which would measure ~18+" (8x2.25")

Materials:
1/2 skein of yarn - worsted weight (medium or #4)
long needles size #7 (4.5 mm)
sewing needle or hook

Abreviations:
K - knit
P - purl
s2k - slip two stitches knit-wise (one at a time) from your right needle to your left needle
s2p - slip two stitches purl-wise (one at a time) from your right needle to your left needle
p2sso - pass two slipped stitches off your right needle over your knitted stitch (decrease by 2 stitches)
pm - place marker onto your right needle
sm - slip marker from left needle onto your right needle
YO - yarn over
BO - bind off

Step-by-step Instructions:

Work on multiples of 18 sts + 2 sts  (one stitch on each end).

Foundation Row -  CO your stitches - I casted on 92 sts = 5 repeats total.

Row 1 - K1, *[K8, s2k, K1, p2sso, K7, pm]* - repeat from * to * four more times, K1 (total 5 points)
Row 2 - K1, *[K6, s2p, P1, p2sso, K7, sm]* - repeat from * to * four more times, K1
Row 3 - K1, *[K6, s2k, K1, p2sso, K5, sm]* - repeat from * to * four more times, K1
Row 4 - K1, *[K4, s2p, P1, p2sso, K5, sm]* - repeat from * to * four more times, K1

In the following rows your number of stitches will be same

Row 5 - K1, *[K1, YO, K3, s2k, K1, p2sso, K3, YO, sm] - repeat from * to * six more times, K1
Row 6 - P all sts
Row 7 - K1, *[K2, YO, K2, s2k, K1, p2sso, K2, YO, K1, sm] - repeat from * to * six more times, K1
Row 8 - P all sts
Row 9 - K1, *[K3, YO, K1, s2k, K1, p2sso, K1, YO, K2, sm] - repeat from * to * six more times, K1
Row 10 - P all sts
Row 11 - K1, *[K4, YO, s2k, K1, p2sso, YO, K3, sm] - repeat from * to * six more times, K1
Row 12-17 - K all sts
Row 18 - BO (loosely) all sts

Note: for Rows 12 through 18 you can remove all markers.

Sew or crochet the sides together and weave in your ends.

If you find any errors, please let me know - click HERE

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