18 May 2015

Star Dish Monday

a kiss of patriotism

Today's pattern is a departure from the snowflake tradition; there is no snowflake pattern today. I've shared starflake patterns a couple of Mondays in the past, and this new project is star shaped, so I hope the pattern doesn't disappoint.

When I'm squaring up fabric, straightening cuts a fabric store made, I deliberately cut strips 1/8th-inch to 1/2-inch wide from the edges, then stitch the strips together and roll them into a ball I can crochet with like yarn.

to be trimmed

Selvedges work with this, too, although they may require a size larger crochet hook than I've used for this project.

Patriotic Selvedges

I recently finished up the top for a Quilt of Valor, and a plethora of trimmed strips, all in a harmonizing patriotic colorway, stacked up. Just in time for Memorial Day, I decided to make another starflake that may be used as a coaster or hot pad. Yards of fabric strips remained when I got done, so I made a star-shaped candy dish!

tangled mess

stitched together with a diagonal seam
Stitched together with a diagonal seam.

ready to crochet

You may do whatever you'd like with the starflakes and star dishes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Starflake Coaster

Finished Size: Starflake: 6 inches across; Candy Dish: 2.5 inches tall
Materials: Fabric strips 1/8th to 1/2-inch wide sewn together to make approximately 30 yards for hot pad or 50 yards for Candy Dish, size I crochet hook

Fabric Starflake Instructions

Ch 2.

Round 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join.

Round 2: 3 sc in each sc around for a total of 15 sc; do not join.

Round 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; do not join.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 4: * Sk next sc, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, sk next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in next sc; bind off. Weave in ends or tack them down with a few sewing stitches.

Starflake Coaster

Stardish

Candy Star Dish Instructions

Ch 2.

Round 1: 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook; do not join.

Round 2: 3 sc in each sc around for a total of 15 sc; do not join.

Round 3: * 1 sc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in same sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; do not join.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 4: * Sk next sc, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, sk next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in next sc.

Round 5: 1 sc in back loop of each st around, including ch tips; sl st in starting sc.

Rounds 6-9: 1 sc in each sc around; sl st in starting sc. Bind off. Weave in ends, or tack them down with a few sewing stitches.

Finish: Finger shape, fill with candy, and place out where everyone can see it and shower you with admiration!

Stardish

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.

6 comments :

  1. Wow, that is quite the colorful batch. First time I`ve seen one like that, can`t go wrong with some candy in the middle either haha

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    1. I think the candy may well be the best part of the project, Pat. :D

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  2. That would be a great technique for scraps!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! It is a great way to use up all kinds of skinny scraps!

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  3. What a great idea to trim the strips as you go ... then you always have a supply. I love fabric coasters and keep several on our tables here. The star shape is way more fun than my round ones! And the candy dish is awesome. I suppose all those kisses are for the Lizard.... ;)

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    1. I've got another pile building, Sue. I'm wondering if I should come up with another new pattern or just keep making candy dishes. Since this one's been such a hit at my house.

      Yes, Lizard loved all the kisses. Dare to take a guess how long they lasted? :)

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