8.25.2008

Star

Decided to try to make a star this evening. Starting for Christmas very early this year!
Had originally intended a 5-point star but it turned out better as a 6-point. It only took me about 2 hours max so I decided to share the pattern.


Christmas Star - tree decoration

Make 12 diamond shapes as follows:

Cast on 10 sts.
Row 1: K1, K2tog, K5, Inc K-wise into next st, K1 - 10 sts.
Row 2: P1, Inc P-wise into next st, P5, P2tog, P1 - 10 sts.

Repeat these two rows 3 more times.

Cast off.

Arrange the diamonds in a circle with cast on edges all facing the same direction.

Join the diamonds together in the centre as shown below:

From the 12 diamonds, you should end up with two stars each consisting of 6 diamonds sewn together.
With right sides to outside, oversew across all outside edges, stuffing lightly as you go. (Initially I sewed it together with right-sides together to hide the seam but it meant that the points weren't as sharp).

Sew a small loop to the end of one point.

The star can now be decorated with beads or hung on the tree as it is.

5 comments:

Princess of All Chocolatey Drinks said...

Preety Star!

琪琪 said...

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水玲珑 said...
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eve and the apple tree said...

Lovely star! Please can you tell me what size needles and what kind of yarn are you using?

miss aine said...

I used double knitting yarn and 2.75mm (US2) knitting needles.
You could however, use any size yarn and needles - it'll just change the size of the star.