Ukrainian Vinok Flower Crown PDF Crochet Pattern

Level:
intermediate

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:

  • English 
  • PDF, 19 pages and 6.5 MB (mobile devices friendly)

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).

RECOMMENDED YARN:

  •  Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread/Classic 10 Mercerized 100% Cotton: 350 yds (320 m) per 80 g (2.8 oz). You will need 1 ball of each color: Victory Red, Myrtle Green, Golden Yellow, Fudge Brown, Dark Royal, White, Black

HOOK:

  • Steel hook — 1.5 mm (US-8/7)

OTHER MATERIALS:

  • Latch hook (optional)
  • Small stitch markers (optional)
  • Sewing needle with large eye
  • Wired twine - 10 ft (3 m) for traditional vinok or you can use a fabric covered headband for a simplified flower crown
  • Satin ribbons 5⁄8” - 1” (1.5 - 2.5 cm) wide. You can use ribbons of your choice (double the length of each), or use the following colors: 3 yds (2.7 m) of yellow and red, and 1.5 yds (1.4 m) of brown, light green, dark green, light blue, dark blue, orange, purple, light pink, and crimson
  • Fabric glue
  • Fray Check
  • Quilters Starch Save (premixed starch spray) or use a mix of equal parts of vodka and water in a spray bottle
  • Iron
  • Wood clothespins and mug
  • Polyester stuffing

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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Pattern Published: May 25, 2022

 

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