HAVE: Crochet 5 point star

heidihoFebruary 29, 2004

I need a 5 point star pattern for crocheting. I have one but it's a little too big. I don't know how to make it smaller so I'll post it below and maybe someone can help me either reduce the size of this one or find a smaller one. I made one using an "F" hook and it's still too big.

ch.4 join with sl st,ch 1, 15 sc in ring, join with sl st.

*Ch.6, sl st. in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next st, sk 2 sc, sl st in sc, repeat from * around-5 points, join with sl st and fasten off, leaving about a 12-inch length to sew the star on.

Thanks for taking the time to help me and have a very nice week.

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sheilajoyce_gw

At the risk of repeating myself, I make the same afghan and use an E hook and make mys stitches real tight. You could also try a D hook. I also leave very long tails to whip stitch the bottom rows only in the points together--makes it neater. Then I steam them flat and shape them at the same time. I place them on the field wrong side up. I pin the stars in place using long corsage pins or quilting pins. I place the stars so closely that the tips on neighboring stars are placed within the next star's points a little. And I stitch them on with ecru sewing thread. It looks good when done.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2004 at 2:54PM
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heidiho

Thanks, I'll try that with the tails next time. I just cut the tail off and stiched the star at random with heavy weight thread and a big flat pointed sewing needle. On the back where the thread showed I took a blue marker and colored the thread. It was ok but could've been neater looking. Do the stars stay on by just tacking the points? I thought of doing that but thought in time they would buckle up. Think I'll try that for the next one. It won't be soon though. I didn't have fun tacking those 50 stars.lol! I tried to talk him into just the round 13 stars but he didn't go for it. lol! He took it to the shop to show the secretaries so it made me feel good that he thought it was good enough to show off. Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2004 at 5:31PM
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