Christmas Star Miniature Tree Topper
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Note: You will be making two stars then crocheting them together on the last round. After your first star is finished off on round 2, neatly tuck in your tails so the star will be ready to join to your second star.
Hook Size: G (or smallest hook you can comfortably use with this yarn)
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Solids or any worsted or similar yarn
Ch4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring
Ch6 (this will count as your first dc, ch3), dc in ring, ch3 (9 times), attach with sl st to 3rd ch at beginning.
Ch1, *sc, dc, trc, ch3, sl st in first ch3 (picot made), trc, dc, sc in first ch3 space, 2 sc in next space over*, repeat pattern from * for all remaining spaces around to the beginning ending with 2 sc in last space. Join with sl st to first sc.
**At this point, finish off and tuck tails if you are working on your first star**
Rnd 3: (joining 2 stars together)
NOTE: Be sure to tuck in the center bit of loose yarn in your beginning ring or as I like to say “tuck your tail”.
Holding both stars together flat with right sides facing out, ch1, working through both layers in the tops of the stitches on previous round *sc 3 across to point of star, at the picot st at the tip of the star point, insert hook through the holes of both picots together and perform sc, ch1, sc, then sc3 across the tops of stitches to the base, sl st twice in the sc from previous round*. Repeat between ** TWICE and do not fasten off.
At this point you have joined the two stars around 3 points of the star. Separate the two pieces because now you will only be working on one thickness on the edges of both of the individual stars.
*sc 3 across to point of star, at the picot st at the tip of the star point, insert hook through the hole of the picot and perform sc, ch1, sc, then sc3 across the tops of stitches to the base, sl st twice in the sc from previous round*, repeat between ** once… sl st over to the unfinished remaining star being careful to stay working from the outside (right side of work) … repeat between ** twice, sl st into beginning ch1, fasten off and tuck your tail that is left.
To apply the topper simply spread the pocket between the stars open and push it down on your tree top.
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Feel free to make and sell your finished stars as you want to, however you cannot publish, sell or distribute the pattern to others without my written permission. Contact info as of this publishing is: http://www.ravelry.com/people/chelseacraft
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