With the Olympics under way, the theme for the Iron Craft Challenge is London. When I think of London, I think of Big Ben, West Minster Abby, the Queen and scones.
So for this challenge, I decided to make a crown. Originally I was going to make it from wire, but the silver colored wire I have is too difficult to crochet with, so I reverted to crochet thread.
RD1: Use the chainless base and make the equivalent of 44 stitches. Join to make a round (careful not to twist it!)
RD2: Ch5 skip 3 stitches and sc in the 4th stitch of the previous round. Repeat around until there are 4 stitches left in the first round, ch3 dc in the same stitch as the first chain.
RD3: ch 5, sc in the middle of the next ch 5 loop, repeat around (end with a slip stich at the base of the first ch 5 of the round).
RD4: sc3, picot, sc3 in the first loop, ch 6, picot, ch6 and slip stitch in the sc between the two loops of the previous row), repeat around, join, fasten off.
Weave in ends then block and stiffen. to block mine, I rolled a newspaper up (so it was the same diameter as the inside of the crown), covered it with plastic wrap and then slipped the crown on the outside. I then took some straight pins and pinned it in the correct shape all the way around. After that I brushed on some white Elmers glue and left it dry.