I thought for November’s crochet-along project we could make something with stars. A garland, an ornament, anything. Come back around November 27th to link up and share what you made. Here’s an easy tutorial on how to make one!
Update: This pattern is written using US terms. Click here to see a UK conversion chart!
Start with a magic ring. 15 Dc into the ring.
Click here for my photo tutorial on how to make a magic ring.
Slip stitch to join in top of first DC. Pull the tail to close the hole (or leave it open if you wish). Chain 6.
SC in third stitch from hook. HDC in next stitch. Dc in next two stitches.
Skip two stitches. Slip stitch in third stitch to anchor down star arm. Repeat these last three steps 4 more times.
When you get to the last arm of the star, you will slip stitch into the first stitch, then finish off. Weave in ends.
How to block your stars:
You may wish to block your star so the arms stay flat. It’s very simple to do this. All you need is a piece of cardboard, some pins, and a spray bottle of water. Flatten and stretch the star to the shape you want it to be in when dry. Pin them in that position to the cardboard. Spray liberally with water and let air dry.
(Psst, I cheated by using a hairdryer to dry them because I was impatient – my yarn was wool so I wasn’t worried about melting, but acrylic may melt this way- so be careful and maybe test one first).
When completely dry, remove the pins and you’re done!
Here’s a blocking before and after: