Sunday, 20 October 2013

Make it ! Stars and baubles !!!!

Do you remember my sun motif ?????

Well, if you click on the above link, you can follow that photo tutorial to crochet these stars....


.... and these little Christmas baubles....


.....obviously, there are little differences from the original pattern, but I'm going to tell you which they are so you can have fun crocheting all of them : suns, stars and baubles!!!

We have 2 different kind of stars...





....the ones with 8 long&equal points...


....and the ones with 4 long points and 4 mini points...


LET'S START !!!!



Grab your hook (in my case : 5mm hook) and some yarn to start (please remember : I follow the US crochet terms!!! thanks!)

make a slip knot and chain 3 (but if you prefer, chain 4), then slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring. Now chain 3 (they count as your first double crochet or DC) and crochet 7 DCs into the ring. To close your first round, just make a slip stitch in the top of your "chain 3" and fasten off. Trim in the ends. You have 8 stitches (=8 DCs).

Change colour and join it with a slip stitch in any space between 2 posts. In this first space, chain 3 (= 1 DC) and make 1 DC. In the other 7 spaces : make 2 DCs. You'll have in total : 16 DCs. To complete your second round, just make a slip stitch in the top of your "chain 3".

Do not change colour/yarn, so this mean : do not use the scissors to cut your yarn!!! Use the same colour and start with your first point of your star : chain 5, slip stitch in the second chain from the hook, 1 SC (single crochet), 1 hDC (half double crochet), 1 DC in the first chain made. Now, slip stitch in the first space between 2 shells. Repeat this scheme for other 7 times. when the last point is done, just fasten off and trim in the ends.



If you like, you can even add a little hoop on your star!
Don't crochet the last point, but make a chain as long as you like ( I did 10 chains) and make a slip stitch to join it at the star!


Now...


The pattern is the same as the above one we've used to crochet the star with the 8 long points!

You crochet differently only in the last round of your work!

In fact, when you have completed your first long point, that have been attached with a slip stitch in the space between 2 shells, you have to : chain 3, make a slip stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook and  a DC in the 3rd chain from the hook. Make a slip stitch in the space between the 2 shells.
Go on in this way, just alternating the different types of points!!!

At the end, fasten off and trim in the ends!


Do you fancy some little Christmas baubles now ?????


The first two rounds : we already know how to crochet them, right? ;oD

You can choose 2 slightly different tops for them....


TOP "A" : after the slip stitch done to close your last round, just chain 4, make a SC in the 2nd chain from the hook, a hDC in the 3rd chain and a DC in the 4th chain from the hook. Make a slip stitch in the space between 2 shells and then fasten off! Trim in the ends.

TOP "B" : this time, instead of chain 4 : chain 3, make a hDC in the 2nd chain from the hook and 1 DC in the 3rd chain from the hook. Make a slip stitch in the space between 2 shells and then fasten off! Trim in the ends.

Play with colours and yarn types! Hang your decorations everywhere in the home, on the tree or make a beautiful Christmas bunting!!! Adorn your parcels with them!!!
Have fun and enjoy crocheting them all!!!

xxxx Alessandra

Today link : Crafts School Sunday and Made by hand !!!




13 comments:

  1. so pretty! will you string them together?

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  2. They are all very pretty! Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Oh Alessandra, very nice, I love the stars! Greetings Chantal

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  4. Wow, I like this little colorful stars! :-)

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  5. Awww, they are cute! They would look lovely as a garland.
    X
    Barbara

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  6. They're all very cute Ale. :)

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  7. So pretty, I must try them one day Alessandra!

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  8. So pretty and cute! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great week Ale! xo Heather

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  9. In no way I can resist
    things calling out to me.

    so when your stars are saying:
    'make me"
    I just HAVE to do it.

    Ale,
    what are you doing to me?

    As things are at this very moment
    I have got NO time at all.
    And now your stars are ordering me
    to crochet them.

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  10. Love those happy little bursts of color!
    Kate :}

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  11. Love them both! thanks for sharing on craft schooling sunday!

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  12. They're fabulous! Great tutorial too. Kx

    p.s. (I'm popping in from Christina's Made by hand link up)

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