wor·sted[woos-tid, wur-stid] noun 1. firmly twisted yarn or thread spun from combed, stapled wool fibers of the same length, for weaving, knitting, etc. Compare woolen. 2. wool cloth woven from such yarns, having a hard, smooth surface and no nap.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

How to Crochet a Star (or Two)

Here is the pattern for the star on this hat:
 You can pretty much use whatever size hook and yarn you want... depending on what size you want the star.  I used Med 4 yarn, and an I hook.

Middle of Star:
Rnd 1: Using the Magic Adjustable Ring technique (this is one of my favorite links for this technique), work 5 sc in ring. Do not join!
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each st around (10 sc total). Do not join!
Rnd 3:  (Sc in first st, 2 sc in next st) around (15 sc total). Join with ss in first sc. Circle round complete!

Star Points:
Rnd 4: Ss in 1st st. *(Ch 5, ss in 2nd loop from hook, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st) That's the first point! Skip next sc in circle and ss in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around circle.  After last point, make only 1 ss.

If you want your points sharp, stop here and finish off.  If you want them rounded a bit, continue:

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in ea st around (I think there's around 50 sc, but don't freak out if you have more or less).

Finish off!

Optional:  you can make two stars, stitch them together and make ornaments if you want.

ALSO if you want the Army Star look:

At the end of rnd 4, change to yellow yarn from white and do rnd 5 with yellow.  Then take some black yarn, thread a yarn needle and stitch around the inside to make the sharp black star outline.  Super easy!

Another star option:  This star below looks more like a starfish shape, I think.  I tried to make a wizard hat and failed miserably... but the star is cute!!

Five pointed star:

ch 4.  Join into a ring with ss in first ch made.

Rnd 1: ch 3.  work 14 dc into the ring. Ss in 3rd of ch 3 at beginning of round.

This next part can seem a little tricky, so read through it a couple times before tackling it.

Rnd 2:  *ch 3, 2 tr together over next 2 dc, ch 3, ss through the top front loops of 2 tr together below (a picot made), ch 3, ss in next dc.  *repeat from * to * working last ss in same place as the base of ch 3 at the start.  Fasten off.


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