Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Falling Star - 12" Square

Here's my newest pattern - just in time for Christmas. The center star was originally going to be a flower, but it turned out to be a star instead. Oh well, I like it this way. Someone on Ravelry said that the row of picots reminded them of a string of Christmas lights. How neat! It does at that! Check out all the beautiful versions of this square HERE ON RAVELRY. Remember that you need to be logged in to Ravelry for the above link to work.



SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

FINISHED SIZE: 12” square

MATERIALS: Worsted weight yarn
4 colors – 1 oz. each
Crochet hook size H / 5.0 mm
Tapestry needle


STITCH GUIDE: Sl St= slip stitch
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc= double crochet
Tr= triple crochet


PATTERN NOTES: Do not finish off rnds unless instructed to do so.
Color changes from photo are noted in pattern.
Square requires blocking.


COMMENCE PATTERN:

Rnd. 1: With Color A, ch 4, work 8 hdc in first ch, join with sl st to top of 3rd ch in beg ch-4.

Rnd. 2: Ch 2 (count as hdc), work 2 hdc in each st around, join with sl st to beg hdc. (18 hdc)

Rnd. 3: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same st, skip 2 st, *in next st work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), skip 2 st, rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3, (6 shells).

Rnd. 4: Sl st into next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same sp, sc in sp between next shells, *in center of next shell work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), sc in sp between next shells, rep from * around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Finish off Color A.

Rnd. 5: Join Color B with sc to any ch-3 sp, ch 4, *sk 3 dc, dc in sc, ch 4, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 4, repeat from * around, sl st to beg sc.

Rnd. 6: Sl st into next ch-4 sp, ch 1, 6 sc into each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off Color B. (72 sc)

Rnd 7: (Join Color C) Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, [1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr] in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 3 st, *sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, [1 tr, ch 2, 1 tr] in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 3 next st; rep from * twice more, join with sl st in first sc. (19 st on each side)

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, tr in next st, in corner space work [2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr], tr in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 3 st, *sc in next 4 st, hdc in next 3 st, dc in next 2 st, tr in next st, in corner space work [2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr], tr in next st, dc in next 2 st, hdc in next 3 st, sc in next 3 st; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in first sc. Finish off Color C. (23 st on each side)

Rnd. 9: Attach Color D with sl st to any corner sp, ch 1, (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corner, *1 sc in ea of next 5 st, sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in first ch of ch-3, sl st in same st as first sl st (picot made), repeat from * to corner, work corner, repeat pattern around square, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off Color D.

Rnd. 10: (Join Color B) Ch 3, dc in next sc, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), 1 dc in each of next 6 sc, *ch 3, sk 1 sc, sk picot, sk 1 sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, repeat from * twice more, dc in each of next 3 sc, work corner, repeat pattern around square, join with sl st to top of beg dc.

Rnd. 11: Ch 1, sc in same st and in next 3 dc, in corner work (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc), 1 sc in each of next 8 dc, *3 sc in ch-3 sp, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, repeat from * twice more, 1 sc in each of next 5 dc, work corner, repeat pattern around square, join with sl st to beg sc. Finish off Color B.

Rnd. 12: (Join Color C) Ch 3, 1 dc in next ea of next 5 sc, *in corner work (2dc, ch 2, 2 dc), 1 dc in each sc across, repeat from * around square, join with sl st to beg ch 3.

Rnd. 13: Ch 3, *1 dc in each of next dc to corner, in corner work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), rep from * around square, join with sl st to beg dc. Finish off, weave in ends, block.

Copyright - This Falling Star Pattern and the pattern photos are copyright 2009 by Melinda Miller. Free for your own personal use only. Per copyright law, do not redistribute (with or without charge) in any form.(Redistributing to others includes by photocopies, scanning, emailing, putting on a CD, posting in Internet forum messages, putting on another web site and any other manner of distribution.)




6 comments:

  1. please fix round 7. something is not right,

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  2. Nice square, but oh...all those ends to be worked in. Great colors.

    Happy New Years,
    Sandy

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  3. I LOVE this square!.. I haven't tried it yet, but would like to sometime soon! Thanks for sharing the pattern! Happy New Year to you! I'm officially a follower now! ~tina

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  4. This square is stunning as is all the others I saw from your link. Just checking in on everyone for delurking week and leaving notes.

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  5. From round 9 on, something isn't right in the counts. So I ended up doing whatever *worked*....
    This shows the colors great
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150974567328233&set=a.10150095973223233.264383.504183232&type=3&theater
    Then this shows the finished square... I LOVE it!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150974681368233&set=a.10150958250773233.414224.504183232&type=3&theater

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