The holidays are upon us as October flies past. This crochet star motif is a pretty decorative piece that can be used in other ways besides ‘decoration’.
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I am collaborating with Marie of Underground Crafter and 21 other wonderful designers to bring you holiday makes. Every year, Marie hosts the Holiday Stashdown CAL the aim is to use what you already have in your yarn storage to create a holiday project.
From 4, October to 16, December there will be a new holiday pattern each week for you to crochet (at your own pace). There will also be a giveaway so if you intend to enter, check out Underground Crafter for more details.
Last year, I designed these little gift pouches with some holiday colours. They are handy, easy, fun to make and take less than 70 meters of yarn to make.
Ways to use the Crochet Star Motif
This year I decided to design a festive piece, it is for the holidays after all. This crochet star pattern is quick to make, just five rounds.
– use it as not only a decorative piece by hanging it
– use it as a motif on another design
– use it as a coaster, yes of course
– make it into a bunting, make lots of them and join
So, you can use any yarn that is the same weight as mentioned in the pattern. I took the liberty of using 3 different yarns to make this star pattern. The red star is made with acrylic yarn, the blue star with cotton yarn, the green star with a blend of cotton and acrylic yarn, all worsted weight.
Likely, the crochet star will appear scrunched. Easily fix this by blocking the motifs.
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CROCHET STAR MOTIF
Finished Size- 4.5 inches diameter
- This pattern uses Worsted weight, medium 4 cotton yarn. Acrylic yarn can also be used. 50mtrs.
- Hair band (4.5-5cm diameter, 4mm thickness)
- 4.5mm hook
- Tapestry Needle
- Stitch markers
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Round 1- Join yarn in ring/hair band, ch 1, SC 30 in ring. Join to 1st SC. Mark this join. OR
Round 2- ch 3, skp 2 sts (including 1st SC where you just joined), sl st in next. *Ch 3, skp 2 sts, sl st in next. Repeat from * around. Sl st in sl st of previous round, (where you marked earlier). -10 ch 3 spaces.
Round 3- Sl st in Ch 3 space, ch 2(counts as 1st DC), 2DC, ch 3, 3DC in same space. Sl st in next Ch 3 space. *(3DC, ch 3, 3DC) in next space, sl st in next space. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch 2.
Round 4- ch 5, sl st in ch 3 space, ch 3, sl st in same space. *Ch 5, Spike SC in next space (the ch 3 space on row 2). Ch 5, sl st in ch 3 space, ch 3, sl st in same space, ch 5, Spike SC in next space. Repeat from * around. Do not join.
Round 5- Sl st in ch 5 space, (3DC, ch 3, 3DC) in ch 3 space, *sl st in ch 5 space, ch 3, sl st in next ch 5 space, (3DC, ch 3, 3DC) in ch 3 space. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, slip stitch in 1st DC at beginning of round. Snip yarn, weave in tails.
If this star will be hanged, join yarn in any ch 3 space, chain 15, slip stitch into same space. Snip yarn, weave in tails.
The star may appear scrunched. A little blocking will go a long way to flatten and stretch it.
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