Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Four and a crocheted star garland

It’s the fourth day of the Advent Calendar, and time for textile followers. Today’s project is a crocheted star garland.

The image comes from the patinamoon website.

Two winters ago I made a couple of crocheted star garlands based on that pattern.

This one (2/8 cottolin) is still in a friend’s north window:

I kept the other one (4/8 linen) for our Christmas tree, so it comes out once a year.

The patinamoon instructions are simple:

Step 1:   Ch 5, join with a slip st to form a ring.
Step 2:   Ch 3.  14 dc into the ring.  Slip st to 3rd ch of ch3 to form a circle.
Step 3:   *Ch 5.  1 sc in 2nd ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch,
1 tr in next ch.Skip 2 dc, slip st in next dc.
*
Repeat from * to * four more times to create five points, ending with
slip st at base of first point.
Fasten off for single star,
or
Ch 20, and repeat from Step 1 for garland.

 

If you want all the stars to stay flat, you can ‘starch’ them. I used starch paste and pinned individual stars flat to dry.  I took a large sheet of cardboard, covered it in plastic, and pinned out the individual stars after soaking them in paste. (Sorry, I don’t have pictures of that.)

If you want a bigger crochet undertaking for the rest of the winter (and if you like stars), you might consider a blanket.

This crochet pattern is called Eastern Jewels and is a variation on the Persian Tiles pattern by Janie Crow.

If that’s too overwhelming, you might want to try a simpler project.

This granny square is constructed of repeating diamonds. The six-point star is created by the use of contrasting colours. The free pattern and instruction video can be found on the Bhooked Crochet website.


P.S. Total views of this blog for the year passed the 20,000 mark today around 6 p.m. local time. Thanks so much to all my readers for sharing my enthusiasms.  ; ]

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About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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2 Responses to Byopia Press 2017 Advent Calendar: Day Four and a crocheted star garland

  1. dinahmow says:

    I seem to recall a bored moment, many years ago…I crocheted 6 diamonds and called it a snowflake. But one snowflake does not a garland make!

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