06 November 2017

Starflake Monday


The center looks a little more like a flower than a star, but today's starflake is red, white blue, so here's to our veterans!

NOTE: I wrote and scheduled today's pattern before I knew about the shooting in Texas, the Lone Star State and state of my birth. May today's starflake also honor the victims and their families in Sutherland Springs.

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


Finished Size: 4 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in up to 3 colors, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Honor Starflake Instructions

Ch 40; taking care not to twist ch, sl st in starting ch.

Round 1: 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, * sk next 3 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch (inner pivot made), ch 3, 1 sc in same ch as last sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch; repeat from * around 4 times; sk next 3 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 5th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts a 1 dc and * ch 3), 1 dc over sc into top of next inner picot, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last dc and last ch 5 of final repeat; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 5 to form 5th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 3: 3 sc over post of tr directly below, * 3 sc in each of next 2 ch 3 sp, 3 sc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, 3 sc in same ch 5 tip; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last 3 sc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 5th ch 3 tip of Round.


Round 4: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), * sk next 6 sc, 1 dc over sc into top of next dc in Round 2, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp (V-st made), ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last dc and last ch 5 of final repeat; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 5 to form 5th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 5: 3 sc over post of tr directly below, * 3 sc in each of next 3 ch 3 sp, 3 sc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, 3 sc in same ch 5 tip; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last 3 sc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 5th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 6: Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc and * ch 6), sk next 7 sc, 1 sc in next sc (middle sc of middle 3/sc group topping V-st), ch 6, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 8; bind off. Weave in ends.
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Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin starflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint starflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter if desired. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow starflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel starflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch starflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Starflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

4 comments :

  1. Could start a new trend with a starflake. Awful what happened in Texas indeed.

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    1. Ha ha! This is about my sixth starflake, Pat! Already a trend for me!

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  2. Good design overall and nice of you to share. Greetings to you.

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