Monday, November 29, 2010

Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial

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With Xmas not too far away I thought it would be fun to do a little crochet Xmas decoration tutorial....
You'll need some 8ply yarn (I used heirloom super fine Australian Merino Wool) and a 4mm hook.
(note - american crochet terms are used for this pattern)

To start, make a foundation chain of 5, join with a slip stitch to the first chain to form a ring.
Round 1 - ch3, 2dc, ch3, *3dc, ch3. Repeat from the * 3 more times (5 dc clusters and 5 ch3's total). Join with a slip stitch to the 3rd ch of the starting ch3. Round 2 - slip stitch into the next 2 dc and into the first ch3 space. ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc, 1hdc in 2nd dc of next dc cluster. *3dc, ch3, 3dc in next ch3 space, 1hdc in 2nd dc of next dc cluster. Repeat from * 3 more times.
Join with a slip stitch in 3rd chain of starting ch3.
Round 3 - Sip stitch into next 2 dc and into first dc ch3 space. Ch3, 3dc, ch4, 4dc, 1sc on either side of hdc from previous round.
4dc, ch4, 4dc in next ch3 space, 1sc on either side of next hdc from previous round. Repeat from * 3 more times. Join with a slip stitch in 3rd chain from starting ch3. Fasten off and weave in ends...
These stars are great sewn into a garland or hung by themselves on your tree would look divine. Why not make them in a thick cotton for a Xmas-y themed washer...

62 comments:

  1. They are so cute and EASY!!! will have to make me some of those!!! and I LOVE that hook...how are they to use??

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  2. They are so cute and I love the green color! Maybe I should make some to pop on my tree and also so I dont forget how to crochet!

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  3. SO cute!!! Thanks for sharing the instructions!

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  4. Gorgeous, thanks for the lovely tutorial!

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  5. A star garland sounds delightful! I hope I can fit one in before Christmas.

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  6. How quick and easy. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  7. The tutorial looks awesome Jodie!! There will be little star garlands all over Blogland in no time!!
    x

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  8. Ooh, I know what I am going to be whipping up in my spare time.....
    Lovely green, makes me think of watermelon with the lovely juicy red on the inside, summertime, mmm...

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  9. Ooooh aahhhhh, I love your stars!!!

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  10. The stars are fabulous, not for the first time do I wish I would crochet. I think 2011 will be the year to learn!

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  11. Thanks Jodie. I'm not much of a crocheter but I may give this one a go.

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  12. That is perfect timing Jodie, I was just going to look for a star as I am making a star garland for the school bus driver. She has the front of her bus all decorated with softies and kids pictures....she will love it. Just got to find wool in the school colours now :-)

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  13. That's really sweet! And you can make it a couple of sizes too! Really nice. Well done :)

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  14. So lovely! So cute! Thanks so much for your sharing with the great tutorial!
    I really enjoy your beautiful blog! Love love love this place!

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  15. Oh how I wish I could crochet. Know of any good beginner books? So glad the locusts left your crop unscathed. Have a great Christmas.

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  16. Lovely!

    I hope that I can squeeze this one in - I'd like to have some wee stars about the place.

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  17. this is so fantastic! thank you for posting the tutorial!

    cheers :)
    gigi

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  18. So simple to make. And cute to boot!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. These are beautiful, I'm so inspired to hook some up with my meager crochet skills! Thank you very much for sharing such an excellent tutorial!

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  20. Jodie, I found this post last night right before going to bed. I quickly jotted down the instructions and scurried off to bed with a crochet hook and some green yarn. Great instructions! I had a star in no time! Now I have a new obsession! Thank you for sharing this! The goodness of those of you who share helps those of us who are new and learning soooo very much! Have a Happy Easter! And I hope I'm doing the link up to my profile correctly!

    Annette

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  21. Thank heck for pinterest where I found this tutorial. I love the little star and I want a whole sky full!

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  22. Maybe I'm crazy, but I can't find the * indicating where to begin the repeat in round 3.

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  23. just found this on facebook what a cute idea whipped one up out of cotton and a g hook (US) and it is about 5 inches and great for a dishcloth have a fundraiser coming up would be great in any color

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  24. Hello Jodie, thanks for sharing this tutorial and regards from Holland, from Sandra
    http://handysandy63.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love this and you make it soo easy! Now if I could only crochet......

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  26. This is a great pattern! I just made my first one and it looks just like yours. I like to make garland for the holidays and these stars will be an awesome addition. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  27. Thanks for sharing this pattern! I'm definitely going to adorn our tree with some of these this year!

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  28. I found your pattern and I'm trying to use it to make an afghan. I also uploaded it to Ravelry with a link to this page.

    I'm also writing about it on my blog:
    http://randomcrazyheather.blogspot.com/search/label/Star%20Afghan

    Thank you so, so much. I absolutely adore this pattern!!

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  29. thank you for this tutorial. you are very talented! i've been itching for a crochet project. i think this will do nicely :)

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  30. Have crocheted many stars in my lifetime...this is the best...so, so simple and really looks like a star...many thanks!

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  31. I am a huge fan of this! How amazing, I can not wait to go home and try this, but I want to make a scarf out of them.. Any suggestions on how to attach two maybe 3 rows of stars? Any help would be appreciated! Email me at sallyfoski2@gmail.com!

    Sally

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  32. Thank you for this tutorial, I know I am a bit late but just discovering blogs and tutorials. Hope to be able to share my own ideas one day :). I've made large cream stars (handicraft cotton) and small red ones (4-ply baby cotton) to make a Christmas garland for the fireplace.

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  33. So cute!!!
    Thank you very much !!
    Viele liebe Grüße,
    Sabine

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  34. Muy lindo!!! gracias por enseñar!!!
    Besos
    Emilce

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  35. Thank you for the Star, its lovely

    ich hab' noch -während ich las- mit dem Häkeln angefangen, wundervoll und so schnell gemacht!!

    liebe Grüße von Traudi

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  36. Wondefull and very easy !!!I loved it. A kiss for you from Brazil!!!

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  37. Hi Jodie

    Just wanted to say that I love this :o) I chanced upon your blog (via Pinterest), was entranced so sat and made the star straight away...I have a feeling I'll be making lots of these for Christmas. Thank you so much. Can't wait to browse around your blog a bit more. All the best.
    Emma

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  38. J'aime beaucoup cette étoile, nous rencontrons en France des diffultés à traduire les explications en français, je voudrais vous demander l'autorisation de les mettre sur mon blog avec le lien de votre Tuto ! Est-ce que c'est possible ???!!! Merci beaucoup !!!! A bientôt !

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  39. Thank you for sharing your pattern; have seen these made up in twine and they're delightful!

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  40. The star is super cute but this is the most effed up pattern I've ever read. Learn how to write a crochet pattern.

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  41. For those commenters wishing they could learn to crochet, can I recommend www.thecrochetcrowd.com. He has a 24 video course that is very good sponsored by Curtzy Crochet hooks. If you don't mind the product plugs, they are great. Mikey also has many, many instructional videos on youtube that have helped me so much.

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  42. I posted on your knitted star and meant to post here that we included this craft on our blog. Very cute!!!

    http://www.sistersplayinghouse.blogspot.com/2011/12/crocheted-star-motifs-beautiful.html

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  43. I'd love to make a star but I can't see your pictures. Can you repost? or email them too me? I work better with pics.
    Thanks!
    jensbrainthings[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. It seems really easy, but unfortunately, I cannot see any of the pictures. Seeing pictures usually helps me a bit better to understand directions.

    Would you be able to email me the pictures? xlolliqueenx at hotmail dot com

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  45. Would love to be able to see the pictures to make the stars!!!

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  46. Hi,
    Row 2 is kinda like a run on sentence. There are commas in between each stitch so I don't know what is done in what stitch or space. What is done in the ch3 space and what is done in the 2nd of-the-next DC cluster? For some reason blogger blacks out pictures and I can't tell by the pics. It happens to mine too.

    Thanks for your help!!!
    Heather

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  47. I'm not getting any images on this post, just big black blocks with exclamation marks :(

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  48. I am an 80 year old farm wife living with my husband on our Iowa farm in retirement. Have been searching for a 5 point star pattern which I could use in some arrangements for our Americn Legion and Legion Auxiliary events. Thanks!!

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  49. there are not any pictures showing up for this tutorial. Help. I really want to make these, but an am new to crochet. Thanks for your help.

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  50. The pictures aren't showing up. That's really a shame. I wanted to see the decorations you made specially for Christmas.

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  51. Please oh PLEASE fix the pictures. I would like to do this project very much!

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  52. Can you try to upload it again with pictures that are showing? Would be great! Looking forward making stars for Christmas :)

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  53. Just another vote for fixing the pictures on this post...would love to make these, but pictures would help! Thanks much!

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  54. Alas, I too, can not see the images. Don't know why they're not showing up. Anyway to fix this?
    TIA

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  55. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern...so easy to follow....I am using it to accompany some owls on a baby blanket !
    polly_brown55@yahoo.co.uk

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  57. What happened to the pictures? Hard to follow the pattern without them...;(

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  58. gabriella andreisJune 8, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    Love the istructions for the star. Lovely family. I'm looking for more crochet tutorials, maybe earrings? Thank you for your generosity.

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