05 May 2023


TOFT Coronation Soldiers

Enjoy a FREE .pdf download created by Kerry Lord to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III, 6th May 2023, which has been designed as a crochet replica of the real St. Edward's crown. 

The centrepiece of the crown jewels of Great Britain, the St Edward's Crown is the crown used only at the moment of coronation. It was made for Charles II in 1661 and has a structure of four crosses-pattée and four fleurs-de-lis, and two arches topped with an orb and cross and has become the emblem associated with the British monarchy used on everything from passports to the Royal Mail logo. 

The real St Edward's Crown weighs in at a heavy 2.23 kg and includes 444 precious and semi-precious stones. The materials used include gold, silver, platinum, enamel, tourmalines, topazes, rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnet, peridot, zircons, spinel, aquamarines, velvet, and ermine. 

St Edward's Crown crocheted by TOFT

We’ve used Cream, Amethyst, Yellow and Black DK to make our crown, but you could go wild with your yarn stash and create a crown for your favourite standard sized Edward’s Emporium Doll using any yarn you like. You could also choose to leave off the beads if you prefer, perhaps embroidering the precious stones on instead. 

We’ve used TOFT Glass Beads:

28 x Diamond (Clear Glass), 17 x Teal, 14 x Ruby, 5 x Hyacinth, 4 x Amethyst, 2 x Yellow.

You will also need a few added extras including a 3mm crochet hook, a small amount of toy stuffing, a wool needle and strong thread for threading your beads.

You can download this from a link that will appear at the bottom of your order confirmation email and in your MY TOFT library. You can log in and re-download the pattern at your convenience.

A full video has been recorded to accompany the pattern and can be found on the TOFT YouTube channel. Watch here!