16 October 2023

Star Monday

I had a different pattern lined up for today, but given world events, I bumped it to next week and created a new pattern for today.

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

Finished Size: 4.75 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, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Star of David Instructions

Ch 60. Taking care not to twist work, sl st in starting ch to form a circle.

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in same ch as sl st, [1 sc in each of next 9 ch, 3 sc in next ch] 6 times, omitting last 2 sc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch 1.

Round 2: Ch 20 (counts as 1 sc and [ch 19), sk next 11 sc, 1 sc in next sc (middle sc of 3/sc group)] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in 1st ch of starting ch 20.
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Round 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sk next ch, 1 sc in next 8 ch, 3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 8 ch, yo and draw up loop through next ch, sk next sc, yo and draw up loop through next ch, yo and pull through all three loops on hook (sc dec made)] 6 times, omitting last sc dec of final repeat; sl st in starting ch 1; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: I've been stiffening my snowflakes with undiluted, full-strength water soluble school glue for quite a while now, and I've been squishing the glue onto and throughout each flake with my fingers (yucky mess!!!) instead of gingerly painting the flakes with glue. Yes, it's a mess. But it's faster. And stiffer.

Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin star 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 star with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow star to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel star from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one point, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch star twirl freely whenever you walk by! Star also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

1 comment :

Dusty words lying under carpets,
seldom heard, well must you keep your secrets
locked inside, hidden deep from view?
You can talk to me... (Stevie Nicks)

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