Thursday, 13 November 2014

STARBURSTS, SWIRLS and STARSHINE - Free Pattern

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Originally I made these with white,  yellow and gold thread, however I recently was asked for some star decos in other colours.  Of course I thought why not - and I have decided to share the colour process including step by step photos with you all here!  So grab your thread or yarn and hooks and lets start!

STARBURSTS

Change colour whenever you like.

Skill Level:
Easy
Yarn:   
Cotton DK 8ply  ●  #3  ●  Light weight
Hook
E-4 (3.5mm)
Stitches:
single, double, half double, treble crochet
Gauge/Tension:
Not critical for this pattern
Measurements:
Vary depending on yarn and hook
Terminology:
USA - American crochet terms

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Rnd 1:  Magic loop, Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9dc in loop, join with sl st in BL of ch3. (10sts)




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Increase Rnd
Rnd 2Ch 1, 2sc in BL of same st, 2sc in BL of next st and every st to end, join with sl st in ch1. (20sts) 


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Mini Star Points Rnd
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Rnd 3 *Ch3, sc in 2nd st from hook, hdc in next st, skip next st, sl st in next st, rep from * to end.  (10 mini star points)

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Medium Star Points Rnd

Working behind mini star points


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Rnd 4:  Sl st in 1st skipped st under 1st mini star from previous rnd, *Ch5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, skip next mini star, sl st in next skipped st under next mini star, rep from * to end (5 medium star points)

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1st Star Edge

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Crochet along edge of star points just made as follows:
Rnd 5: Sc in next 4sts, *2sc in top of star point, sc in BL of next 4sts, sc2tog, sc in next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with skip last st, join with sl st in next st.

2nd Star Edge

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Working in BL of every st
Rnd 6:  Ch1, sc in BL of next 4sts, *[sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc] in next st, (top of star point), sc in BL of next 3sts, sc3tog, sc in BL of next 3sts, rep from * to end, ending with sl st in last st and join with sl st in both loops of ch1.
Finish, cut yarn and hide ends.


Now make as many as you like. 


You can download the FREE pdf PATTERN which includes all three (3) motifs

StarburstsSwirls and Starshine

from my online stores

RAVELRY OR  CRAFTSY 

(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download DOES NOT include these step by step photos)



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THIS TIME just for a bit of fun, I have decided to join two starbursts together.


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Join with Sc in BL of each motif, 2sc in star point, and sc2tog in base of star points.


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USA American CROCHET Terms
Abbreviation
Description
[ ]
work instructions within brackets as many times as directed
*
repeat the instructions following the single asterisk as directed
**
repeat the instructions between asterisks as many times as directed
( )
work instructions within brackets as directed, different sizes, total stitches
approx
approximately
beg
begin/beginning
BL
back loop
CC
contrast colour
ch
chain stitch
cm
centimetres
cont
continue
dc
double crochet
FL
front loop
hdc
half double crochet
in
inches
MC
main colour
rep
repeat
rnd(s)
round(s)
sc
single crochet
sl st
slip stitch
st(s)
stitch(es)
tr
treble crochet

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StarburstsSwirls and Starshine
Three (3) easy crochet motif decorations 
(My favourite free pattern for stars and swirls inspired by Van Gogh's painting "Starry Night")


download the FREE pdf PATTERN

which includes all three (3) motifs

Starbursts, Swirls and Starshine

from my online stores


(PLEASE NOTE:  the pdf pattern download DOES NOT include these step by step photos)


Enjoy!
ciao, ciao!
Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet   www.crocknit.com
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