Saturday, May 28, 2011

STARS, STARS, STARS

Started playing with some cotton scraps and the Star was born!



chain 5 slip stitch into ring
into ring chain 3 counts as 1st Double crochet
double crochet 14 more into ring slip stitch to top
of chain 3
*chain 5
sc in 2st chain from hook
hdc in next stitch
dc in next stitch
treble in next stitch
skip 2 stitches
slip stitch in next stitch
repeat from * 4 more times
slip stitch cut yarn

TA - DA !!! A STAR IS BORN!
What will you do with yours?
I think I will make ornaments out of mine.
Make sure to give me credit for this now.

Crochetingfool aka Warpspeed Linda

9 Comments:

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Candy said...

Very cool! Love these stars!

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Astri said...

I am so exctied to find your blog! These are stars are great and thanks for the instruction.

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger SticksandHooksGirl said...

Hey woman...LOVE your blog and work...you truely are an artist...a bit manic hehe but very talented.
Hey..have you ever started crochet with a magic ring?..it is too kewl.
Hugs,

Camilla

 
At 7:26 PM, Blogger Sherry said...

All those lovely color stars made me think of map of the USA--maybe they could be used as kids' project to research, learn about the 50 states, choosing a color that represents something about each state (like turquoise for New Mexico maybe, orange & green for Florida, gold for California, lava-sand black for Hawaii, white snow of Alaska?)

BTW, I'd made similar stars last year for sea-theme crochet project (there's book teaching kids to crochet which has one-piece fish shaped cat toy to demonstrate increasing & decreasing.

To make a starfish, make two star shapes like your pattern, but don't cut yarn on 2nd piece. Place two stars together and single crochet around edges of both (perhaps stuff lightly before completing final round.

Magic ring or loop method of starting project worked in rounds (way to avoid hole in middle if not desired) is illustrated in book AMIGURUMI: SUPER HAPPY CROCHET CUTE by Elisabeth Doherty; technique can be found online too (I saw pattern on yarn company website recently--maybe Lionbrand.com--for I think pattern called "Captain Cute", a pirate Teddy Bear.

Love your blog!

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger crochetingfool said...

Thanks everyone!! I've used the magic ring method as well...
I plan on putting a jewel in the center of my stars for the ornaments I'm making...

What a great Idea for kids.

Happy hooking!!!

 
At 10:01 AM, Blogger SticksandHooksGirl said...

OMGosh have you ever opened the crochet monster deep inside me Linda LOL...er I meant creative crochet self lol
Anyhoo...you inspired me to make YOUR star pattern..and even a smaller one to put on my American Flag Afghan I designed...WOOT! see what a positive effect you have on us..or is that a voodoo thingy LOL

Love ya,

Camilla

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger crochetingfool said...

hahahahaha
Yeah I've put a crocheting spell on you Camilla!!! hahaha

Yeah for bigger Stars use a big hook and small stars a little hook...wooo wooo

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger SticksandHooksGirl said...

LMAO ...I am under your spell woman LOL...sad but true LOL
No no ..this is what I did only because you inspired me..
using magic ring I slipped one into ring, single croched 14 more..like yours..then drew up magic ring..now here is where it is also different.
I slipped into first sc..chained 3..
sc into 2nd from hook..double croched in next..skip 2 slip into 3rd sc..and continued around..makes a tiny star...so very kewl.
let me know what you think?
HUGGGGGGS,

Camilla

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger SticksandHooksGirl said...

I told you ..you inspired me with your voodoo dolly thingy LOL

Yup..they fit better on my large flag crochet afghan..kinda hard to fit the larger ones on as I need 50 whew of them.
Keep inspiring me girlfriend.

Hugs,

Camilla

 

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