A crown woven of flowers and decorated with bright ribbons is one of the oldest Ukrainian symbols. In the modern society, vinok is widely used as a cultural symbol on festive occasions, holidays and daily life. From this pattern, you can make a traditional vinok to fit your head circumference using wired twine, or you can use a fabric covered headband for a simplified flower crown. The pattern is written row-by-row using US crochet terms and it includes crochet diagrams, step-by-step photos, and a conversion chart to UK terms.
FORMAT & LANGUAGE:
SKILLS: Chain, slip stitch, single crochet, back/front post single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, picot, popcorn stitch, working in rows and in the round, increasing, sewing, starching.
GAUGE: 18 dc X 9 rows = 2” x 2” (5 X 5 cm).
The finished (shaped) flowers measure approximately 3” - 3 1⁄2” (7.5 - 9 cm), without flattening. The crown will fit your head circumference. The length of attached ribbons is 26” (66 cm) or you can alter it.
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