Thursday, September 12, 2013

Crochet Star

Hey, it's actually me again. I know, I know, I'm not around much these days. I've been working hard outside the home. Ah, well. I'm here now.

So, I follow the Crochet Geek on facebook and youtube. She occasionally posts these "what did you make with this pattern" things on facebook, and after trying out her crochet star- sirius pattern and thoroughly confusing myself because I was sleepy when I watched the video for the first time, I made a few pretty little barrettes.

Like so:

And one of me being super awesome wearing the mint barrette:

I basically followed Crochet Geek's pattern, but only used rows 1&2 to make the barrettes. Also, in row two, it calls for 3hdc ch 2. Instead of the ch 2, I did a picot, which is ch 2 then sl st to the first ch. That's how I got the pretty little points on the ends. 

The pattern I used/modified is as follows:

R1 = ch 3, sl st to beg ch. [2hdc, ch 2] five times to get the star pattern, sl st to first st 
R2 = sl st to first ch 2 space [3hdc, ch 2, sl st to 1st ch, 3hdc, single crochet decrease over next 2 sts] around. Sl st to first st. Fasten off, weave in.

You have the option at this point to do a little modifying if your star looks, for lack of a better word, flat. On the black star above, I used the tail of the yarn after I fastened off to then go up through the star to "tuck in" the narrow parts a bit more than they already were before I tied off and cut off the excess.

Let me know if you make this, and of course, pictures are welcome.

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