Sunday, November 1

12 Weeks of Gifting WEEK 5: BASIC STAR PATTERN AND SNOWFLAKES




above made in a strand of dk and a strand of mohair
all one colour but it can be made in a different colour for every round 
 granny version click link for pattern


LINK TO SNOWFLAKE PATTERN ABOVE



 sequin version

Hexagon and triangle granny star above 


Link to Sequin or purple Snowflake pattern here



Close Star and Snowflake
DK 4mm Hook
Aran or DK and Mohair 5mm 

US Terms in black, UK Terms in red brackets

Pattern
 Ch4 and sl st into a circle or a finger wrap of 4 wraps.

Round 1: ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 11dc [11tr] into circle (12 dc [12tr])

Round 2: cont. ch2 counts as first dc [tr], 1dc,  in first st, 2dc [2tr], in second st, ch2,  repeat to end sl st into  first st to complete (24dc [24tr])



Round 3: cont. sl st over sts to next ch2 sp, or att. yarn in any ch sp,  miss 2 sts, 2dc [2tr], 1tr [1dtr], 2dc [2tr] into sp between 2 pairs of sts, miss 2sts, 
sc [dc], into next ch sp,  repeat until 
6 points, sl st into first st, to complete. (6 points)




Round 4: Cont. sl st in the next 3 sts to reach the tr [dtr], at the point,
tr [dtr], ch1, tr [dtr], ch1, tr [dtr], ch3, tr [dtr], ch1, tr [dtr],  ch1, tr [dtr], into the sc [dc], at dip,  
miss 2sts, sc [dc], into next tr [dtr], at point, repeat for all points.


without the ch1 between tr [dtr] 
below with the ch1 between tr [dtr]

 a slightly more star like effect

add the picots and ch stitches to make a 
SNOWFLAKE OF THE CLOSE STAR





Mini Octagon turned Snowflake


One finger wrap of 4 wraps.

Round 1: 8sc [8dc], into circle, els t tot complete

Round 2: ch3 counts as first tr [dtr], 2tr [2dtr], into same st, ch2, 3tr [3dtr], into next st, ch2, repeat to end sl st to complete round. (8sides)

Round 3: sc [dc], into first sp, ch4, sc [dc], into same sp, ch4 sc [dc] into same sp, ch4, sc [dc], into same sp, ch1, repeat in every ch2 sp, sl st to complete.


 MINI SNOWFLAKES...
Basically any hex can be turned into a snowflake by adding picot stitches and ch st loops to the points or edges



 Double layered Stars and Snowflakes

STIFFENING SNOWFLAKES

Use a slightly watered down PVA glue, soak in the solution then spread out on cling film to dry thoroughly.

Add chain stitch hangers as required or join rows together as star or snowflake bunting. 

Experiment with different yarns, cotton yarns always make good snowflakes, I particularly like fine mohair mixed with any dk.

The Mohair and merino or alpaca mix would also make a great super soft snowflake wrap or throw, joining hexagon stars or snowflakes at the points.

BASIC STAR PATTERN

CHAIN STITCH STARS

SOME DECORATED  VARIATIONS ON THE BASIC STAR


Layered stars and bobby stitch additions

SIMPLE 2 ROUND STAR
Using a tap washer for the first round

Picture Tutorial
So many variations for a star patten and they can all be made into snowflakes by adding small chain stitch loops of picot stitches to the points




 granny shell Hexagons with Granny shell triangles for a place mat star below

  A solid sc [dc], Hexagon with added sc [dc], triangles makes a great star, i've made them in the past as christmas cards for special friends. 

Stiffen with PVA Glue and add a Merry Christmas tag and they have a Christmas decoration for years to come



 above on of my early stars
 the washer star
Basic simple star made in sock wool in the Sophie Digard Style




4 comments:

  1. The purple snowflake pattern of yours was a huge success at Christmastime last year. I made them in cotton and stiffened them a little. They look great in all different colours!

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    1. Hi Sandra, thanks, yes i think its still being used again this year so many over the years xx

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  2. Your blog is very impressive….

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    1. Thank You good to hear you like it

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