Crochet Mini Crown Pattern FREE

I’ve made this pattern FREE for you, and I hope you enjoy. It’s an easy fun pattern and great for decoration or small dolls.


I hope you love my newest simple hardened crochet pattern: Mini Crown.

It is a fun way to learn and experiment with hardened crochet using nylon cord/twine. I know stiffening delicate crochet has been around awhile, but I tried it using sturdier cord/thread and modern products and it’s addicting!

I love how I can paint the hardened crochet too with metallic and glittery paints.

Materials needed to complete project:
1 spool of #24 Nylon crochet thread (1.85 to 2.0 mm cord/thread), Size F or G crochet Hook, large yarn needle, acrylic paint of your choice , Mod Podge sealant, and Delta Ceramcoat prep/sealer (optional), paint brush.

TIP: You can use #24 Nylon Seine Twine or #24 Nylon twisted Mason line found at many hardware stores, ebay, amazon, or other twine/cord shops online (such as net shops) Just make sure it’s not tarred. You can also use #21 Nylon Seine twine/nylon cord for a slightly smaller result.


This pattern is written to be used with #24 Nylon Crochet Thread; it is a hardened crochet project.
However, you can choose to substitute materials; the results will vary and the choice is up to you.

You should have medium level crochet skills and knowledge.

Finished mini crown is about 3 inches high, and 4 inches in diameter across top, 9 inch circumference at base (see photos).
Instructions to make a larger version is in the pattern; easy adjustments. Larger size is about 5 inch diameter and 10 inch circumference at base.

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Download your pattern here: Mini Decorative Crochet Crown Thornwood Designs 2018

Antique finish on mini crown
I painted this with lighter and darker tones, using a bronze metallic for an antique type look.

Egg Head Mannequin Crochet Pattern



My newest crochet pattern that I designed is called the Egg Head Mannequin pattern: you can access this pattern HERE.

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The pattern uses #21 Twisted Nylon Seine Twine. You might ask where in the world do I find that?? Well, it’s easily found online on sites such as Ebay or Amazon. You can also find this type of twisted nylon twine at Marine shops for ‘netting’ products for a fairly affordable price.

I like to use nylon twine because it not only provides a firmer finished product, it can be hardened using products such as Ceramcoat by Delta; an All Purpose Sealer. I use this product as the initial hardening process and Ceramcoat also helps acrylic paint adhere to the nylon. I then use a few coats of Mod Podge glossy sealer. Hardened crochet mannequins are very durable and will last decades upon decades; plus they are 100% handmade!

You can find my pre-made Ready to Ship mannequin heads in my Etsy shop Thornwood Designs.  

I will be posting tutorial videos here on my blog that will assist you in creating the mannequins in my patterns!



ETSY SHOP Thornwood Designs


Please visit my Etsy shop for my latest patterns and creations.

I added a new pattern to my Etsy shop:

The Baby Mannequin with the attached head Crochet Pattern (PDF): 

Click HERE for the PATTERN ONLY link.


The above COMPLETED mannequin is available in my Etsy shop:

Baby Mannequin Dress Form

She is $80 with FREE SHIPPING within the U.S.

I also offer baby mannequin crochet patterns for the one seen below (without the head).

Check out my Shop and start crocheting!

Thank you!


Infant, Baby-Toddler, Child, and Adult Witch Hat Crochet Pattern PDF

Primitive  Witch Hat Pattern with Stars

Witch Hat Pattern

I know it’s July and most aren’t likely ready to even think about the fall season, but now is the time to start planning and creating your fall crafts!

Each year I always think, “Soon. I’ll start creating fall items for my Etsy shop SOON.” Yet, each year I fins myself late to the game and totally unprepared to list any fall themed items in my shop. If this is you too, then let’s start the planning and creating process now.

The fall season is a time when sales for the upcoming holiday season starts ramping up. I find that most of my years sales for my crochet patterns and projects occur from early September to late November.
Let’s not underestimate the retail power of Halloween! People love this kitschy holiday and for retailers and crafters, it’s a goldmine of opportunity. July is the perfect time to start your planning and creating process.
Start by answering these questions:
  • What will you create?
  • What new patterns or templates are available for your craft?
  • What materials will you need to create X number of these items?
  • How many of each item do you want to create or need to create to offer to your customers?

All of these questions answered will give you a head start in the prep for the fall and holiday season.

Take a look at my Witch Hat Crochet Pattern: link below.

Please check back soon for the newest revised version that will offer tips and methods for hardening the witch hat for a more refined and stable hat!

So get your planning on and start crafting for fall NOW! This will put you in a nice spot and prepared for the ramping up for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons.

I designed this crochet pattern of a primitive style witch hat: you can make in 4 different sizes. The completed hat can also be used as part of a Halloween display for your Fall/Halloween decor.

I have provided the pattern for free: click link below

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Mini Witch Hat and Star Garland

witch hat garland

This is a new pattern I designed: A Primitive witch hat crochet design with a little star. You can make a number of these then string them together to create a primitive Halloween decoration.
Materials Needed: recommended – 2 or 3 skeins of Black size #18 Nylon Crochet thread (Red Heart brand is easy to crochet with), or use black Medium weight acrylic or wool yarn, crochet hook (size E or size you prefer), yarn needle to weave in ends, and a stitch marker.

size: about 5.5 inch tall witch hat, and a 2.5 inch star.

Stitches: increase, decrease, triple crochet, single crochet, slip stitch.

Pattern is worked in the round, spiral.

Click on the link below:

Witch Hat Garland pattern

Pink Pixie Fairy

Folk Art Infant Mannequin   SOLD

Newest Mannequin: needle felted crochet mannequin
Newest Mannequin: needle felted crochet mannequin


This is a handcrafted Item. I like to consider this a Folk Art baby mannequin. I want to create items that can be here in our world for years to come. I truly enjoy creating these; and each one is made with love and care.

Each of my dress forms are created from my original pattern. I crochet the mannequin using a nylon crochet cord. I stuff the item with a high quality firm polyester fiberfill. The mannequin is attached to a black metal stand. I then spend many hours doing a needle felting process using 100% wool which creates a lovely folk art felted appearance. I used a slightly off white for the face and body, and a bright lovely fuchsia for the hair to add a unique interest to the mannequin.

Visit my Etsy shop for Crochet Mannequin patterns and completed mannequins:  THORNWOOD DESIGNS

Felted Pixie Fairy

Visit my Etsy Shop to see more of my designs:  THORNWOOD DESIGNS on ETSY

Felted Pixie Fairy

Felted Pixie Fairy
Felted Pixie Fairy


The measurements of the mannequin will be approximately 19″ circumference around the widest part of the shoulders, approx. 18″ circumference around torso, and torso measures approx. 11″ in length from bottom of neck to bottom of torso, and about 17″ in length from top of head to bottom of torso. The height of mannequin with attached stand is approximately 28″. The head part of mannequin is about 15″ circumference.

Ballet Slippers Ornament: Variation on Baby Foot pattern

Click Here for: Baby Foot Pattern

You can use the Baby Foot pattern to create these darling little pink ballet slippers ornament.


Crochet using the same Baby foot pattern, but only complete about 4 or 5 of the PERIMETER rounds. End, weave in tail. Then……..stuff them with the fiberfill. Make the top of the foot section, but make slightly smaller so it covers the top of the ballet slipper ( I like it indented downward toward the sole of foot). Sew the top section onto ballet slipper using yarn needle.

Then……..get some ribbon and thread it into a large yarn needle. Insert the ribbon into the bottom of the foot as shown in picture (see picture below).


Then…….tie up the ribbon as seen in picture, into a bow.


I like to shape the slipper into more of a ballet shape (firm fiberfill is best for this project).

Then you can add some other type of string or ribbon to use to hang the ballet slipper ornaments.

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Baby Foot Pattern

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Baby Foot Crochet Pattern

I design crochet mannequin forms (I started with the infant/baby crochet mannequin heads in early 2012 ). I have had requests for a mannequin baby foot: might seem strange, but I think some artisans create baby sandals, booties, and even socks and a foot form can help with sizing and display for photos. So here is my latest pattern which I am offering for free on my new blog site for Thornwood Designs Crochet. I have included a photo tutorial to help with completion.

Please visit my Etsy shop, THORNWOOD DESIGNS to see more of my patterns and latest crochet mannequin creations.

A little more about this pattern: This pattern is created so that if you wanted to create larger sizes you can by using a larger gauge yarn or nylon thread with a larger hook. Or if you are more experienced in crochet, you can alter the pattern to increase it by adding stitches.

Experience Level: Medium (solid experience working crochet patterns)

 Stitches you need to know:

Sc: single crochet

Inc: Increase stitch (2 sc in one st)

Dc Inc: Double crochet Increase (2 double crochet in one st)

Dec: Decrease stitch

Materials Needed:

Stitch marker

50 yards or so of #18 nylon crochet thread or sport weight baby yarn

Size E crochet hook or hook to achieve correct gauge

10 oz of fiberfill Morning Glory Premium or Fairfield Crafters Choice (course, firm, dry kind).


5 st and 4 rows = 1 inch

Finished Size of foot length you will want to achieve:

12 month 4.5” (size accommodation is an estimate only)

Newborn 3” (see pattern notes for changes)

Adjust bottom of foot and/or hook size to achieve sizes below (sizes of accommodation are approximate. please use your own resources to ensure your finished foot will accommodate a particular size range. This is simply provided as a general guideline):

6 weeks to 3 months 3.5”

6 to 9 months 4”

18 month to 24 month 5.25”

24-30 month 5.5”

36 month 6”

Size adjustment tips:

I have provided the pattern details for approximately a 12month size baby foot, but you can make some simple changes to pattern to increase or decrease size of the baby foot mannequin.

Pattern can be altered to achieve a larger or smaller size foot by adding or eliminating some sc “short rows” to increase length of the sole of the foot (at the 7th row) or use a smaller/larger hook, smaller/lighter weight thread/yarn or larger weight thread/yarn.

Size differences between some baby age groups are slight, so adding a row or two to increase the length of the sole would work. If adding rows to increase length of sole, this changes the number count that is provided in pattern on the perimeter rounds below in the pattern: simply follow same pattern but increasing or decreasing the stich count in the perimeter rounds by 1 if you add 1 row or delete 1 row, or by 2 if you add 2 rows or delete 2 rows, etc.

If wanting to complete a toddler size foot, 24 month or 36 month: you probably want to increase the width of the foot by a ½” or so. Try adding a 4th Rnd of the circle portion of the sole of the foot: *sc st, Inc next 2 st* (Follow this around). Then when starting short rows change each st count provided by adding 2 to that number: example the 4th row is “sc next 4”, this would change to “sc next 6 st”.

You can play with the proportions by increasing circle portion of sole by adding more rounds to make a wider finished foot, and by adding more lengthening rows. Start out by making the 12 month size provided in the pattern below to see how pattern works; then experiment to create different sizes of foot.

Instructions below are for the 12 month size (with changes for newborn size):

Ch 4, make a loop.

1st Rnd: 8 sc in the loop, place stitch marker at last st (replace stitch marker at last stitch until pattern specifies otherwise).

2nd Rnd: Inc in each st around (16 st).

3rd Rnd: *Sc st, then Inc st in next st* (Follow this * around). (24st) –Skip this Rnd for newborn.

(add a 4th Rnd here to Increase width of foot for a toddler size: *sc st next 2 stitches, Inc st next st*-follow * around-32 st)

Short rows are numbered below and now identified as “rows”-work as a flat crochet piece now, turning work at end of each row just as a normal flat crochet pattern.  Remember if you are making a larger size and added a 4th round or so above, the stitch counts will be different on the following rows.

1st row: Sc next 4 st after your stitch marker, ch.1, turn. Always ch.1 at end of each row. Add 2 or so stitches here if you have added a 4th rnd above to increase width of foot for toddler sizes: change subsequent st count accordingly.

2nd row: Sc next 5 st (remove stitch marker).

3rd row: Inc st, sc next 3 st, Inc st.

4-7th row: Sc next 7 st across (4x) (2x for newborn). Add rows of sc to increase or decrease the length of your desired finished foot.

8th row: Inc st, sc last 6 st. (this makes right foot). To make left foot: Sc next 6 st, Inc last st.

9th row; right foot: Sc next 7 st, Dc Inc (Double Crochet Increase) in last st. (this will make the “big toe” area).  Ch 1, turn work, don’t end.  This is the right foot.

To make left foot; 9th row: Dc Inc first st, sc last 7 st. Ch 1, turn work, don’t end.


Picture above shows the shape you will have prior to the perimeter rounds

The following are marked again as “rounds” (rnds) since you are working around the perimeter of the foot. These are the “perimeter rounds”.

You want your perimeter stitches to curl away from you as you crochet them; the sole of foot facing you is the “right side” of your work (“right side”: the part you are able to see when project is stuffed and finished). Pull stitches somewhat tight on the perimeter rounds: no loose stitches.


1-3 rnd: sc across next 9 st: mark last st of the 9 sc (cont. to replace st. marker throughout): continue 47(34 newborn) sc around the perimeter of the entire foot (skip down to row below to start the perimeter sc along the side; sc in each row and st around).  Go around 3x for 12 month size (2x for smaller sizes). Perimeter st count will change if you added short rows to sole of foot.

4th rnd: sc next 8 st (sc next 4 newborn), dec st, sc next 8, (6 newborn) st, dec st, sc next 8 (4 newborn) st, dec st, sc next 8, (5 newborn) st, Dec st, sc next 7 st ,( 5 st newborn), Dec st (replace st marker in Dec st). Perimeter st count will change throughout if you added short rows to sole of foot: simply “eyeball” where the Dec stitches need to be on this rnd, then cont. to follow the pattern of sc over sc and Dec over Dec. on following rnds. Use your 12 month size as a model to assist in completing large sizes.

5th rnd:  sc next 6 st,(4 newborn), Dec st, sc next 7, (5 newborn) st, Dec st, sc next 7 (3 newborn) st, Dec st, sc next 7,(4 newborn) st, Dec st, sc next 6 st,(4 newborn) st, dec st (replace st marker at last Dec st).

6th rnd: sc next 5 st, (3 newborn) st, Dec st, sc next 6, (4 newborn) st, Dec st, sc next 6 st (2 newborn), Dec st, sc next 6 st, (3 newborn)st, Dec st, sc next 5 st,  (3 newborn) st, Dec last st (replace st marker into last st).

(skip for newborn)7th rnd: sc next 4 st , Dec st, sc next 5 st, Dec st, sc next 5 st, Dec st, sc next 5 st (4-left), Dec st, sc next st, Dec next st, sc next st, Dec st (replace st marker into last Dec st). You will have an alternating pattern of Dec st, sc, Dec st, sc, Dec st, across front of foot: do this pattern across front of foot also for the toddler sizes.

8th rnd: sc next 7, (5 newborn), Inc st, sc next st, Inc st, sc next st, Inc st, sc next 9 (8-left), (5 newborn) st, Dec 3x across front. (replace st marker in last Dec) For larger size adjustments; just sc to about the start of the heel, then do the Inc, sc, Inc, sc, Inc evenly across back of the heel, then sc to front of foot, then Dec 3x across or 4x across front, depending on what size and how many Dec you want at the front.

9th rnd: Sc next 8 st, Inc st, sc, Inc st, sc, Inc st, sc next 11 st, (replace st marker).  (newborn size: sc next 7 st, Inc st, sc, Inc st, sc last 10 st) For larger size adjustments; just sc to about the start of the heel, then do the Inc, sc, Inc, sc, Inc evenly across back of the heel, then sc to front of foot.

10th rnd: Sc next 25,(20 newborn) st, Dec st 2x (Dec 1x newborn), (st marker in last Dec st).

11th-15th rnd: Sc around perimeter of foot 3x. Sc an extra 5 st at end of 3rd time around; End at the side Dec st on the side of foot.

You can add sc rounds to increase length of ankle to your desired size.

End. Weave in the end.

You will need to push out the big toe area with your index finger while stuffing with the firm fiberfill. I will use the point of a knitting needle midway through stuffing to keep the big toe area accentuated with the fiberfill.

The amount of stuffing used, and how firmly you pack it in will affect final measurements; stuff accordingly. I will then push and mold the foot into a final shape that I want; flatten out top a little, push in side arch area a little, etc.

 Don’t over stuff the foot. Measure your foot to ensure you are reaching the desired measurements or not exceeding your desired measurements.

Once stuffed; then sew on the top of the mannequin foot.


Finishing touch: (optional)

To create and accentuate “big toe” area; take about 8 inches or so of the same yarn or nylon thread and use to create the toe area. Make a knot at the end with the 2 ends. Insert through the top opening of the foot and have the thread come out from where the inside of big toe would be (go through the fiberfill-push any back in where the needle comes out if some gets stuck on needle while pulling it through). Or accentuate the big toe area prior to stuffing.



Generally, have the needle come out where the inside of the toe would begin. Take thread over front of foot and re-inserting needle in same area on the bottom of the foot; pull thread/yarn really tight; do this about 3x total and then weave in a little of the yarn next to area to hold the yarn/thread secure.



Top of mannequin foot:

Ch4, join to make circle.

8 sc in the circle. (replace st marker at last st)

Inc in each st. (16 st)

*Sc, Inc st* (Follow * around) End here for newborn size.

*sc next 2 st, Inc st* (follow * around).

End. Leave about a 24” or so tail; you will use this long tail to sew the top of mannequin foot on.

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Final Note:

Gauge is such a particular thing, and I found even when crocheting at a stated gauge, items can still come out differently than the designers. Keep in mind this item is stuffed; regardless of what your gauge is, stuffing can affect the final measurements. Overstuffing can alter gauge just as under stuffing can.

You can create and sell the finished crocheted foot/feet online if you like. Please give me credit for design by including name of my Etsy shop.  Here is the link for Etsy:

The name of my shop is Thornwood Designs on Etsy.

Use only your own pictures in your shop listings.

Do not create your own pattern by adding additional written sizes via alterations to the pattern, then market and/or sell/or give away the pattern.

Do not alter, reformat, recreate, reproduce, or copy in any way this pattern and then sell the pattern or market the pattern as your own. Do not post the pattern online, do not share the pattern pdf or any other format of the pattern, only share the link to my pattern.

©Copyright 2014 Natalie Sovde. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Natalie Sovde (NanLucyCrochet/Thornwood Designs).