Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Crochet Star Motif 120412

by M. J. Joachim
I wanted to show you how easy it is to use different sized hooks and yarns, to make lots of wonderful stars today. Yesterday, I used a fairly common size hook I and 4-ply cotton yarn to make the Easy Crochet Star Motif 120312. Today, I’m using chenille yarn and a size N crochet hook. As you can see, the results are intriguingly different.

Crochet Star Motif 120412 Instructions
Step 1:  Chain 4; make ring by slip stitching into 1st chain

Step 2:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st double crochet); make 14 more dc in center of ring; join by slip stitching in top chain of 1st dc

Step 3:  Chain 3; triple crochet decrease over next 2 dc’s:
     Step 1:  Yarn over twice
     Step 2:  Insert hook in 1st stitch or space indicated
     Step 3:  Yarn over, draw up a loop

     Step 4:  Yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook (twice)

     [Repeat Steps 1 – 4 one more time, only in Step 2, insert hook in 2nd stitch or space       indicated]

     Step 5:  Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook

Step 4:  Make picot >>> chain 3, slip stitch into 1st chain

Step 5:  Chain 3; slip stitch into next double crochet at center of star

Repeat Steps 3 – 5, four more times. Finish off. Weave in loose ends.

Lots of Crochet Website Additions --- Simply click on the title of the picture, and a link to the instructions for the pattern will open up for you. 

That’s all for now, kind followers. Until next time, I wish you only good things J
M. J.