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Friday, March 22, 2013

Eight Pointed Star Motif Free Pattern

Eight Pointed Star Motif.


This is a small messenger bag made with two of these motifs joined by the strap.  I haven't lined the bag yet, can't seem to find the time...lol.

I've been working on the pattern, testing and retesting, to make sure I had it right before I posted.  (Yes, I'm a little OCD).  I also tried in different colors, and yarn types.  The bag above is made from worsted weight cotton.  I like to use cotton for bags and baskets. 




Please forgive my horrible photography.  Not one of my best talents!  Anyway, this square is made from some leftover yarn, Red Heart Super Saver, but any worsted acrylic or other material will do.


Special Stitches:

2 Double Crochet Cluster (2DCCL):  YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO, pull through stitch, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, 2 loops remain, YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO, pull through stitch, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook twice.

2 Double Crochet Cluster (3DCCL):  YO, insert hook into indicated stitch, YO, pull through stitch, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, 2 loops remain, (YO, insert hook into same stitch, YO, pull through stitch, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook), repeat (),  4 loops left on hook.  YO and draw through all loops.

Note:  Chain 3 at the beginning of row counts as DC.
Note:  This square is worked in the round.

Yarn Weight:  Any worsted weight
Hook:  I used size "I"

Pattern:

Chain 3, Join with Sl St to first ch.  Ch 3, do not turn (counts as DC here and throughout).

Row 1:  15 DC in circle created by joined ch 3.  (16 DC).   sl st in top of ch 3.  ch 1.

Row 2:  SC in same st as sl, ch 3, *skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first sc.  You will have 8 sc and 8 ch 3 spaces.

Row 3:  Sl st in 1 ch 3 space.  ch 3, 3 dc in first st of ch 3 just made.  *Skip next sc, sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in first st of ch 3 just made.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in first sl st.  You will have 8 "star points".

Sl st in each ch of 1st ch 3 of previous row.  You will now be working on the tip of each star point.

Row 4:  Ch 5, *sl st in top of next star point, ch 5.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in top of first star point.  Ch 3.

Row 5:  Sl st in first ch 5 sp.  2DCCL in same ch 5 sp,, ch 1, 3DCCL in same ch 5 space, ch 1, twice.  *3DCCL, ch 1 in next ch 5 sp.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to top of 2DCCL.  ch 2 (this counts as first HDC of next row).
          
Row 6:  Ch 2 counts as 1st hdc.  Hdc in next stitch (ch 1's count as a stitch), sc in next 7 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches. Next st should be a star point.  *dc 2 times, ch 2 dc 2 times in same stitch. Corner made.  Hdc in next 2 stitches, sc in next 7 stitches, hdc in next 2 stitches.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  In last stitch, which should be a star point (all corners should be made in a star point), dc 2 times, ch 2 dc 2 times in same stitch.  Join with sl st in top of ch 2.  Ch 3.

Row 7:  Ch 3 counts as first dc.  DC in next12 sts.  *In ch 2 sp, DC 3 times (corner).  DC in next 15 stitches.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  In last ch 2 sp, DC 3 times.  DC in next 2 stitches, join with sl st to top of chain 3.  ch 1.

Row 8:  Ch 1 in first st (same st as sl st).  Sc in next 13 stitches.  *3 sc in middle dc of 3 dc corner, sc in next 17 stitches.  Repeat from * 2 more times.  3 sc in middle dc of 3 dc corner, sc in next 3 stitches.  Join with sl st to first sc.  Fasten off.


1 comment:

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