Crocheted Star

By: Darlene Demell

Crochet Hook: 9 or 1.4 mm hook (steel)

Yarn Weight: (0) Lace (33-40 stitches to 4 inches). Includes crochet thread.

Star measures 2½” across.
Materials:

AUNT LYDIA’S® “Classic Crochet Thread”, Size 10: 1 Ball each 422 Golden Yellow, 494 Victory Red, and 484
Myrtle Green OR J&P COATS® Royale™ “Classic Crochet Thread”, Size 10: 1 Ball each 422 Golden Yellow, 494 Victory Red, and 484 Myrtle Green.
Steel Crochet Hook: 1.4mm [US 8].
Tapestry needle, buttons, hanging hook.

ABBREVIATIONS: ch = chain; dec = decrease; inc = increase; mm = millimeters; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

STAR (Make 2 of each color): Ch 2.

Rnd 1: 5 Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Do not join rounds.
Place a contrasting color thread between first and last sts to note the beginning and end of the rnd and move up each rnd.
Rnd 2: 2 Sc in each sc around – 10 sc.
Rnd 3: * 2 Sc in next sc – inc made; sc in next sc; repeat from * around – 15 sc.
Rnd 4: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 5 times – 20 sc.
Rnd 5: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc] 5 times – 25 sc.
Rnd 6: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc] 5 times – 30 sc.
Rnd 7: [Inc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc] 5 times; slip st in next sc – 35 sc. Remove contrast thread.

First Point-
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 8 sc; TURN.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.
Row 4: Ch 1; draw up a loop in each of first 2 sc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook – dec made; sc in each sc across; turn – 7 sts.
Rows 5-9: Ch 1, dec, sc in each sc across; turn – 2 sts at end of Row 9.
Row 10: Ch 1, dec – 1 st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

2nd Point-
Row 1: With right side facing, attach thread in same sc where the last sc of Row 1 of previous point was made; ch 1, sc in same place, sc in next 7 sc; turn – 8 sc.
Rows 2-10: Repeat Rows 2-10 of First Point.
3rd and 4th Points: Work same as 2nd Point.
5th Point-Row 1: With right side facing, attach thread in same sc where the last sc of Row 1 of previous point was made; ch 1, sc in same place, sc in next 6 sc, sc in same sc as first sc of Row 1 of First Point; turn – 8 sc.
Rows 2-10: Repeat Rows 2-10 of First Point.

FINISHING:
With wrong sides together and tapestry needle, sew 2 matching stars together on 4 points; turn right side out; stuff lightly; sew last point closed. Sew a button on each side of ornament. Insert hook and hang.

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