17 December 2012
Crochet Christmas Stars & Snowflakes
I think they are very effective and they are also very inexpensive. I paid a couple of pounds each for the balls of wool (which would make many!) and then a couple of pounds for the ribbon. So each decoration would work out as literally pennies! The buttons you will find from your button stash (I know most of you who will be reading this blog will have a button stash!)
Ch5, join with SS to form ring.
Ch1 (2dc in ring, ch3) 6 times, join with ss in first dc.
Ss in next dc, ch1, *(2dc, ch3, 2dc) into next ch-3 space, repeat from * 5 times more, join with ss to first dc.
Ch1, *(1dc, ch3, 1dc, ch5, 1dc, ch3, 1dc) into next ch-3 space, ch2, repeat from * 5 more times, join with ss into first dc and fasten off.
This pattern is taken from '150 Blocks to Knit & Crochet' by Heather Lodinsky, 2011 Quarto Publishing.
Sew in all your ends with a wool needle and then I just sewed on the ribbon and button detail for decoration.
Ch5, join with a ss to form ring.
Work 5tr into the ring, with 1 ch between each tr. Join with a ss to first tr.
In the centre stitch of each of the 5 trebles work (3tr, 2ch, 3tr) with 1 ch between each group. Ss to join.
Ss into first tr of previous round then in the chain space from previous round work a *(3tr, picot, 3tr) group. Ss into first tr of previous round, ch2, ss into third tr of previous round then repeat from * into the next 4 chain spaces. Join with a ss and sew in ends with a wool needle.
Picot = 2ch, dc back into the st where the 2ch started. This forms a nice little point to the corners of your star.
This pattern is my own re-working and cobbling together of various star patterns I have found in books and online. There are loads of great star patterns, just search in Pinterest as a starting point.
I hope the pattern makes sense, let me know if you try it and get stuck, I would be happy to try and explain it better!
Have you crocheted any xmas decorations this year? Would love to see...
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