Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I often sit with a ball of yarn and a hook and just crochet, letting the hook work its magic and seeing if a design emerges, this is what the Crochet Goddess blessed me with yesterday…a star πŸ™‚

It’s two stars sewn together with tin foil inbetween to give it some sparkle, which isn’t easy to capture in a picture, but believe me, it sparkles! You could also use coloured clear film which would give a stained glass effect when hung in a window.

Here’s the pattern, it’s very simple, I used DK weight yarn with a 4.00mm hook, the star measures approximately 4″/10cm across. American Terminology used throughout.

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)

Foundation Round:Β Ch 16, sl st in 1st ch, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), *1 dc, ch 1 in next st* 15 times, sl st in 3rd ch to join.

Round 1:Β Sl st in 1st ch 1 space, *(1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in next ch 1 space, sl st in next ch 1 space* 8 times, (1 hdc, ch 2, 1 hdc) in next ch 1 space, sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Round 2:Β *Ch 1, (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc) in hdc ch 2 space, ch 1, sl st in sl st* 8 times, with last sl st in 1st sl st to join.

Round 3:Β Sl st in 1st ch 1 space, (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc) in dc ch 3 space, sl st in ch 1 space, sk sl st, sl st in next ch 1 space* 8 times, finishing with last sl st in 1st sl st to join. Fasten off. (On second star leave enough yarn to sew both stars together.)

Finishing

Fold a piece of tinfoil in half so you have two shiny sides outermost, trace around the outline of the star, cut out the tinfoil, sandwich between the two stars and sew around the edge through the innermost loops of the sc’s and chains. Leave enough starting and finishing yarn to hang the star.

Enjoy πŸ™‚

Β© Shana Rae 2015

 

 

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Vintage Star Doily

American Crochet Terms used throughout.

Materials
dk weightΒ yarn
4.00mm hook

Finished Size:
approximately 6β€³/15cm in diameter

Abbreviations:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
tr – treble crochet
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
beg – beginning
yo – yarn over
mc – magic circle
2trtog – treble crochet 2 sts together (Work a tr in the next stitch without completing the very last step (leave the last two loops on the hook), tr in the next stitch without completing the last step. You should have three loops on the hook, yo and draw through all the loops.)
2dctog – double crochet 2 sts together (Yo and draw up a loop in the next stitch (3 loops on hook); yo and draw through first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook); yo and draw up a loop in the following stitch (4 loops on hook); yo and draw through first 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo and draw loop through all 3 loops on hook.)

Foundation Round: Into mc, 1ch, 6sc, join with sl st into 1st sc. (6 sts)

Round 1: 1ch, 2sc in each st around, join with sl st into 1st sc. (12 sts)

Round 2: 1ch, 1sc in same place, *2sc in next st, 1sc* around, 2sc in last st, join with sl st into 1st sc. (18 sts)

Round 3: 3ch (counts as 1tr of 2trtog), sk 1 sc, 1tr in next, 6ch, *work 2trtog over next 3 sts, (sk 1 st in centre), 6ch* repeat from * to * 4 more times, join with sl st in top of 1st 2trtog.

Round 4: Sl st into 1st 6ch space, 4ch (counts as 1dc, 1ch), [1dc, 1ch] 5 times in same space, *[1dc, 1ch] in next 6ch space 6 times* repeat from * to * 4 more times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.

Round 5: Sl st into 1st 1ch space, 1ch, 1sc in same place, *2ch, 1sc in next 1ch space* around, 2ch, join with sl st in 1st sc to join.

Round 6: Sl st into 1st 2ch space, 2ch (counts as 1dc of 2dctog), 1dc in next 2ch space, 3ch, *work 1 2dctog over next two 2ch spaces, 3ch* around, join with sl st in 1st 2dctog.

Round 7: Sl st into 1st 3ch space, 2ch (counts as 1hdc), 3hdc in same space, 1ch, *4hdc in next 3ch space, 1ch* around, join with sl st to top of beg ch.

Round 8: Sl st into each of next 3 hdc, [1sc, 3ch, sl st] in 1ch space, *sl st into each of next 4 hdc, [1sc, 3ch, sl st] in 1ch space* around, join with sl st into 1st sl st.

Fasten off, sew in ends.

Β© Shana Rae 2016