Saturday, 4 July 2015

Star Flower Motif



I promised you a new motif and here it is!

The Star Flower Motif is very versatile, and easy to make.  You can work it with any yarn you wish, with a matching sized hook, and you can join them to make a variety of projects, from blankets, to pillow covers, purses, doilies and table runners!

For the white, finer motif, I used Wendy Supreme 100% luxury cotton 4 ply (#2) with a 2.75mm hook, and you will see that for this motif, the edging is slightly different, just to make it a little more lacy.



For the colored blanket motifs, I used Lion Brand Pound of Love (#4) with a 5mm hook, and made these with a more solid edging for a sturdier fabric,

 


This pattern is of course, FREE on this blog.  I plan to use this pattern for a number of projects and I am looking forward to seeing what you can make with them too.

Pattern notes:

Pattern is written in US terms; a conversion chart is included at the end.

If you do not wish to make a magic ring to begin then alternatively, ch4, sl st to beg ch to form a ring, ch 1, and then continue to complete Row 1 with 12 sc in that ring.

Pattern is worked in the round.

There is no gauge for this pattern, as that depends entirely on which yarn you choose.

For reference:  my small motifs (cotton #2) worked out at 3.5" diameter and the larger blanket motifs worked out at 5" diameter.

Abbreviations:  

sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; trc = treble crochet; sl st = slip stitch; rep = repeat; beg = beginning; sk = skip


Pattern:

For both motif sets; using your desired yarn and hook:

Row 1:  Make a magic ring, chain 1, work 12 sc into ring, join to beg sc.

Row 2:  Ch 1; (sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st) into same st; sk 1 sc; *(sc, hdc, dc, hdc, sc, sl st) into next st; sk 1 sc; rep from * 4 more times (total of 6 small petals); sl st to beg sc.

Row 3:  Ch 1, Working behind the first row of petals, sl st into the back of the dc at the centre of the next petal; *Ch 3; sl st into back of the dc at the centre of next petal (loop made); rep from * 4 more times; Ch 3, sl st to 1st ch 3 loop.  (6 ch 3 loops made).

Row 4:  *Ch 1; (sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc) into same ch 3 loop; sl st into next ch 3 loop; rep from * 4 more times; Ch 1; (sc, hdc, dc, trc, dc, hdc, sc) into same ch 3 loop; sl st to beg sc.  (6 star points made).

Row 5:  *Ch 5, sc into top of trc at centre of next star point; Ch 5, sl st into joining sl st between this star point and the next; rep from * 5 more times

I have provided two ways to finish off these motifs.  You can make either a loose lacy edge for doilies, table runners etc; in which case you will join them only at the corner loops, or you can make a more enclosed blanket edging, so that you can join them all along each side.

Edging:  

For blanket motifs:

Row 1:  Ch4;  (dc, hdc) into next ch 5 loop; (sc, ch 2, sc) into sc at the top of the star point; *(hdc, dc) into next ch 5 loop; trc into joining sl st from prev row; (dc, hdc) into next ch 5 loop; (sc, ch 2, sc) into sc at the top of the star point; rep from * 4 more times; (hdc, dc) into next ch 5 loop; sl st to top of beg ch 4.

Row 2:  Ch1; sc in same st; sc in next 3 sts (top of dc, hdc, and sc from prev row); *(sc, ch 2, sc) into ch 2 loop at top of star point; sc in next 6 sts; rep from * 4 more times; (sc, ch 2, sc) into ch 2 loop at top of star point; sc in next 2 sts; join to beg sc.  Fasten off.


For doily motifs: 

Row 1:  Sl st up ch 5 to the sc at the top of the next star point; ch 1; (sc, ch3, sc) in same st; *ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next sc from the prev row (at the top of the next star point); rep from * 4 more times; ch 6; sl st to beg sc; sl st into ch 3 loop.  Fasten off; pull centre ring closed, weave in ends.

© AG Handmades 2015




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