Star Pattern

I was trying to find a star pattern for my baby helmet, and I couldn’t find anything that I liked. I started thinking about how I would want it to look, and bam! I had a pattern in my mind. It was pretty exciting.

You can see this star on my helmet here. This is a very simple pattern, and I would not be surprised if someone else (or multiple someone elses) had thought of it before. However, I have not copied it from anyone. You are welcome to use it for yourself. Please do not post and claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please link back to this post. Thanks!

Materials
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– any scrap yarn will do (I used I Love This Yarn in hot pink)
– any size crochet hook (I used an F)
– scissors

Abbreviations
– MC = Magic Circle
– ch = chain
– sl st = slip stitch
– sc = single crochet
– sc2tog = single crochet 2 stitches together
– (x) = number of stitches completed

Directions

MC- ch 1, sc 5, sl st to first sc (5)IMG_1318

Ch 1, 2 sc in same stitch, 2 sc in each stitch around, sl st to first sc (10)
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Ch 1, sc in same stitch, sc in next 2, ch 1, turn (3) (This is the base for your first point)
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*Sc 3, ch 1 , turn (3)
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Sc 1, sc2tog, ch 1, turn (2)
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Sc2tog, ch 1, turn (1)
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Going down the side of the star opposite from where you started, sc 4 (there should be 4 spaces that you can easily sc into)* IMG_1329

Sl st to join the sc base, sc 2, ch 1, turn (3) (This is the base for your second point–points 2, 3, and 4 will have bases consisting of the sl st joined to the prior base and 2 sc) IMG_1330

Repeat * to * for points 2, 3, and 4 .
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After you have completed point 4: Sl st to join at sc base. You now have three stitches between your last sl st and the next sl st (see picture below).  Sc 3, sl st to the first sc of the first point’s base. Ch 1, turn (5)

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-Skip the slip stitch you just made, and sc 3, ch 1, turn (3)
-Repeat * to *
-Slip stitch into the sc of your base (not the sl stitch).IMG_1336

Fasten off, leaving a long tail to attach to whatever project you might like.
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Turn your star over and either trim or sew in the small tail of the magic circle.

You now have a star! If you have any problems with or suggestions for the pattern, you are welcome to leave a comment (as long as it is a nice one). -Jenny

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