Thursday, August 29, 2013

6 Point Star Crochet Pattern Applique Plus Magic Loop Tutorial

pile of crochet stars
Just the other day I uploaded a tutorial for the magic circle to an online site... a couple hours later I got a notice it was rejected because the tutorial was not a pattern! So wondering what could I do to get this
very important tutorial back up on that site without it being rejected, I started playing around with different flower ideas and then happened upon this star. I normally don't do appliques and I'm not familiar with the masses of them out there so I'm not sure if there's already one out there with 6 points that is worked right from the magic circle itself.

If  you need help with the magic circle, also known as the adjustable loop or adjustable ring then click here for the video

I made  two sizes one worked with a chain of 4 and one worked with a chain of 3. The longer chain gives you the longer petal or star arm. You can give the center a different color as well

st = stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet

sl st = slip stitch

Smaller Star made with one color: Click here for the video on how to make the petals/star arms

1) magic circle with 6st (6)
2) sc into the first st of the round then chain 3, sl st the 2nd ch from the hook, dc next ch then dc into the st you started this round with.
Now repeat this sequence for next 5st.
Finish off  the last petal or star arm with a sl st into the first st you started with. Weave all the yarn tail ends in.


here the first petal or star arm is done and now starting the 2nd one

if you want a larger star then do everything as instructed above but chain 4 instead of 3

You can do a bunch of different things with these.. try a button in the middle, or layer a smaller one on top of a larger one, add a stem and you have a flower! Try out different colors and have fun!

Smaller Star with a different color in the center:

1) with color A make a magic circle with 6st (6)
2) go into the first st of the round and pull your yarn through just like you do to start a single crochet, leave those 2 loops on your hook and pull color B through those 2 loops, now chain 3. Follow all the steps as stated above.. this first petal base will feel a bit loose so just keep the yarn tails held tight until you are done with this first petal. Once you are done with all 6 petals then knot off those color changes and then weave your ends in.


And that's it! You have a 6 point star or the start to a pretty flower :)


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5 comments:

  1. Very nice. Thank you for sharing.
    I hate blogger. I never able to post. Takes 3 tries!

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    1. you're welcome!
      sorry to hear that.. I enjoy blogger but I guess with everything there are pros and cons
      Happy Crocheting!

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  2. Just wanted to say thank you for this lovely pattern! I've been wanting to learn how to make a star for a while and this made it so easy! (I added two more points to make the star symbol for Captain Marvel, one of my favorite superheroes :) ) Thanks again!

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