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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Little Star Ornamnet


 Star Ornament 

Hello friends!
Here is my "Pattern of the Month" for November :-) I thought it was almost time to be getting a little bit festive, so I have made a pattern for a little star ornament :-) Of course, your star doesn't have to be for Christmas... stars are fabulous for any time of year or any occasion :-)
While they do make great ornaments to hang on a Christmas tree, these little stars would be just as lovely made in a nice bright colour to hang around and add a little bit of sparkle to any room in your house :-) You could even fill your star with dried lavender and hang it in your wardrobe to keep it smelling sweet & to ward off any moths that might be thinking about making a meal of your favourite jacket :-)

Enjoy!

xo
Materials:
*Small amount any weight yarn and an appropriate size hook can be used for this project. Choose a smaller hook, to work a tighter gauge/tension than you usually would for the weight yarn you choose. For example, I have used 8ply/DK weight yarn and a 3.5mm hook. This creates a nice sturdy shape and stops any toy stuffing from showing through :-)
*Small amount of toy stuffing or polyfil
*tapestry needle for weaving in yarn ends

Abbreviations (British/Australian crochet terms used in this pattern):
ch: chain 
dc: double crochet
dc3: double crochet 3 together
sl st: slip stitch
st or sts: stitch or stitches

Special Stitch Instructions:
dc3 (double crochet 3 together): insert hook into next st, yarn over hook, draw loop through, insert hook into next st, yarn over hook, draw loop through, insert hook into next st, yarn over hook, draw loop through, yarn over hook, draw through all 4 loops on hook. Dc3 decreases 2 sts at once :-)

Pattern:
Side 1
Ch 75, join using slat to work in the round, taking care not to twist the sts.
Round 1: 1ch, (does not count as 1dc, here or at any point throughout the pattern), 1dc in st at base of 1ch, 1dc in each st to end, join with sl st in first dc at beginning of round. (75sts)
Round 2: 1ch, 1dc in st at base of 1ch, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, *dc3, 1dc in next 12 sts, repeat from * until 6 sts remain unworked, 1dc in each of next 6 sts, join with sl st in first dc at beginning of round. (65sts)
Round 3: 1ch, 1dc in st at base of 1ch, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, *dc3, 1dc in next 10 sts, repeat from * until 5 sts remain unworked, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, join with sl st in first dc at beginning of round. (55sts)
Round 4: 1ch, 1dc in st at base of 1ch, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, *dc3, 1dc in next 8 sts, repeat from * until 4 sts remain unworked, 1dc in each of next 4 sts, join with sl st in first dc at beginning of round. (45sts)
Round 5: 1ch, 1dc in st at base of 1ch, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, *dc3, 1dc in next 6 sts, repeat from * until 3 sts remain unworked, 1dc in each of next 3 sts, join with sl st in first dc at beginning of round. (35sts)
Round 6: 1ch, 1dc in st at base of 1ch, 1dc in next, *dc3, 1dc in next 4 sts, repeat from * until 2 sts remain unworked, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, join with sl st in first dc at beginning of round. (25sts)
Round 7: 1ch, 1dc in st at base of 1ch, *dc3, 1dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * until 1 st remains unworked, 1dc in next st, join with sl st in first dc at beginning of round. (15sts)
Round 8: 1ch, dc3 (beginning with the first st of the dc3 in the st at the base of 1ch), dc3 to end of round, join with sl st in first dc3 at beginning of round. (5 sts).
Cut yarn, leaving enough yarn to weave through the remain 5 sts, pull tight and fasten off securely. **When you are weaving in your yarn end after completing Round 8 you might like to weave your yarn across any gaps that may have been created by decreasing so much in the last few rounds :-) 
Side 1 is complete.

Side 2
With right side of Side 1 facing you, you will now be working into the base of the foundation ch of Side 1. Beginning Side 2 by rejoining yarn at the same point at which you began Side one, work Side 2 as for Side 1 from Round 2 to Round 7. Stuff your star evenly. Complete Round 8 as for Side 1. 
Attach a 25ch loop for hanging, as shown in picture, weave in any loose yarn ends.
Enjoy your star! :-)

 © Copyright Shara Lambeth Designs. Copyright remains that of the author at all times. The pattern is for personal use only. Reproduction of this pattern in anyway (electronic, email, photocopying, transcribing etc) is strictly prohibited, except with the explicit permission of the author. Please do not sell the pattern or the finished product that is made using this pattern without permission of the author, as this is a direct infringement of the copyright laws protecting this pattern. Also please be aware that copyright laws vary from country to country (sometimes even from state to state), I am Australian, in Australia, therefore my patterns are protected by Australian copyright laws. This copyright protection still stands no matter what country the item is made in or who makes it. Thank you :-)
If you do want to sell the Little Star Ornaments you make using this pattern at a market, craft fair or in your online store please do ask, as in most cases I will give permission :-)
And please feel free to make as many Little Star Ornaments as you like for yourself, your friends and family :-)

1 comment:

Natas Nest said...

Such beautiful stars!! Thanks for sharing :-)