1.10.2011

Tangled Happy Star

A couple things today...
First, I found this great book. Doodle Stitching: The Motif Collection: 400+ Easy Embroidery Designs, by Aimee Ray. I have never tried embroidery, until now! I'm thinking it's the perfect way to embellish lots and lots of crochet projects. Aimee's book is filled with playful, whimsical embroidery designs. It also has all the embroidery essentials. Materials, tools, how to transfer patterns, a stitch library to get you started, and a cd that allows you to enlarge, edit or combine these designs. I started with the back stitch and added these simple swirls to my little stars. I think they turned out perfectly!
Secondly, I have a project in mind for these Tangled Happy Stars, which I will be sharing with you in the near future. I can hardly wait! I searched the web for the perfect star but none were just right so I will be sharing my pattern at the end of this post. But I should also tell you that this Tangled Happy Star was inspired by this star found at April Draven Designs Crochet Patterns
Did you notice this yarn sparkles? Normally this wouldn't excite me so much but this project needs to sparkle. Hope some of you will enjoy this pattern too!

MATERIALS LIST:
DK or Worsted Weight Yarn

Hook Size 4.25mm
Scissors 
Tapestry Needle

TIPS: 
Do not join rounds.


Starting out: Ch 2.
Rnd 1: Work 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc around. (10 sc)
Rnd 3: Repeat round 2. (20 sc)
Rnd 4: {2sc, 1 sc in next} Repeat between {} around. (30 sc)

You are no longer working in rounds.

Row 1: Sc in next 6 sc's, ch1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch1, turn.  
Row 3: Sc2tog, sc in next 4 sc's, ch1, turn.
Row 4: Sc2tog, sc in ncxt 3 sc's, ch1, turn.
Row 5: Sc2tog, sc in next 2 sc's, ch1, turn.
Row 6: Sc2tog, sc in next sc, ch1, 
Row 7: Sc2tog
Row 8: Sc down the side to the first available sc space. (Then repeat row 1-8 four more times.)

Sc around the star with 3 sc in the tip of each of the 5 points of the star.


Finish off. Weave ends. 

21 comments:

  1. This are lovely, I am thinking they would look great sewn along the hem edge of a nice bright cord dress for my littlest girls :)

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  2. These are wonderful! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing the pattern and the book.

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  3. BIG LOVE. How generous of you to share. Thank you. Doodle Stitching is one of my favorite books that I keep handy. Now there's no stopping your inspiration! xo

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  4. Hi, Sara! You have a gorgeous blog --- and I would be flattered if you 'showed' one of my purses -- thank you!

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  5. they are cute, i would love to try these, i have the doodle stitiching book too.

    your blog is wonderful!

    wishing you a lovely week xxx

    millie

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  6. Hi Sara,
    These look like little starfish on the beach.

    I think they'd look good strung on a garland.

    I have the first doodle stitching book. Havent seen that one in the shops yet. It looks like great fun.

    Cheers
    Fi

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  7. Thank you for the pattern, so nice of you to share.

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  8. Thank you for all your kind comments. I do love this little book! I see many you are already enjoying it. I didn't notice before but these little stars do kind of look like starfish. How cool! Would love to see some finished projects. If you decide to make a few you can link up on Raverly. Hope you all have a lovely week! 10" of snow here today. My kids are loving it!

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  9. What a great pattern, I will ahve to try this one :) xxx

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  10. These are so cool, love the way you've embroidered the spiral in the middle, it really sets them off. Thanks for the pattern.

    Doodle Stitching is a great book, you'll be addicted to embroidery before you know it!

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  11. Good evening
    Do you agree that I translate in French your crochet star ? with a link to your blog of course ! I'm so sorry my english is so poor !
    Many thanks to you
    Sincerey
    stef et sa belette
    http://stecolargol.over-blog.com/

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  12. I've just linked to this pattern as I used it for a star bunting project. I hope that's okay!

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  13. Hi, Can you please tell me approximately how tall/wide these starts are? I don't think I saw a measurement, but maybe I missed it.
    Thank you!

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  14. I love your stuff u r so creative Thank u so much for sharing,Diane

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    1. Thanks you Diane! That was so nice... ♥

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  15. Thanks for the pattern. I made these into a Christmas Garland for a Christmas swap on Raverly.

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    1. Super fun! And a perfect idea for a Christmas swap. :)

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  16. This is so cute! I am surely going to try it :)

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  17. I love this collection of tangled happy star. I really happy to see this post.

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  18. Very useful information and thanks for sharing.mundocosturas

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