06 January 2020

Starflake Monday


Today's pattern is in memory of Amanda and honoring, with much love, her five daughters.

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: 3.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, 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

A Starflake for Amanda Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 5 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr in same sc as sl st, [ch 3, 3 tr in next sc] 4 times; 1 tr in same sc as sl st, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [1 fptr around next tr, ch 3, 1 fptr around next tr, 1 dc in next tr (center tr of 3/tr group), ch 3, 1 dc in same tr] 4 times; 1 fptr around next tr, ch 3, sk next ch 3, 1 fptr around next tr, 1 dc in same Round 2 ch as sl st, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 5th V-st of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, [sk next dc, 1 fpdc around next fptr, 1 fpdtr around next Round 1 tr (same tr as Round 3 fptr), ch 3, sk next ch 3 sp, 1 fpdtr around next Round 1 tr, 1 fpdc around next fptr, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp (V-st), ch 3, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp] 4 times; sk next dc, 1 fpdc around next fptr, 1 fpdtr around next Round 1 tr, ch 3, sk next ch 3, 1 fpdtr around next Round 1 tr, 1 fpdc around next fptr, sk next dc, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp (V-st), ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 5th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [sk next 2 dc, 1 fpdc around next fpdc, 1 fpdc around next fpdtr, 1 fptrtr around next Round 1 tr, in next ch 3 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 1, sl st in top of dc just made (picot made), 1 hdc, 1 sc), 1 fptrtr around next Round 1 tr, 1 fpdc around next fpdtr, 1 fpdc around next fpdc, sk next 2 dc, in next ch 3 sp work ((3 dc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), 3 dc))] 5 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

NOTE: Today's pattern also works up into a beautiful 6-pointed snowflake with no modifications other than making 6 points instead of 5.


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. 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.

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