Friday, January 25, 2008

Star Scarf Tute

So I had a request for a pattern of mine! Yay me! Anyone remember this?

Star Scarf

It's really easy! Here we go:

This particular scarf has 18 stars in it. I used Red Heart Yarn(the person I made it for requested acrylic yarn), but I'm sure you can use any weight, just use an appropriate sized hook(check the yarn label) and adjust the amount of stars to make the scarf as long or short as you'd like.

For the star...

~ch 5, join with ss to first chain to form a ring.

~ch 3(counts as first dc) 2 dc in ring, chain 5, *3 dc in ring, chain five,* repeat from * to * three times more. ss into 3rd chain of beginning 3 chains. You should have five five chain spaces.

~ch 1. Sc in same ch. Skip next st, sc in next dc. [ 5 sc, ch 2, 5 sc ]in chain 5 sp. *sc in next dc, sk next dc, sc in next dc. [5 sc, ch 2, 5 sc] in chain 5 sp.* Repeat from * to * three more times. Join to first sc with ss. Finish off.

Now make 17 more! All one color, several different colors, have fun with it!

Let's join them! And the best part... no sewing!

~Lay the stars out in the order you want them to be in for the scarf. This is tricky to describe so bear with me... When laying them out place the stars so that two of the tips are touching. Because of the five sides they will not lay straight. The best way I found to fix this is to alternate which way they lay. Refer to the finished pattern picture for clarification.

~Now pick up one of the end stars and join your edging yarn to one of the star tips. sc down the side of star, putting 1 sc in each sc, skipping the two middle sc's in between points and putting 3 sc in the ch2 space at the tip of each point. Gosh I hope that makes sense. For the end star you will crochet around the four of the five sides(one side is the v made in between points).

~Pick up the next star and while holding it up to the first start that you've already edged, sc along one side.

~Pick up the next star and while holding it up to the second star, sc along one side and then half of the next side(see picture for clarification).

~Continue in this manner until all of the stars have been attached. For the last star, sc around four sides like you did for the first one. Then just go back up the other sides of the stars. If you sc'ed along just one side when you went down, then you'll sc along and and a half sides going back up. Once you've gone all the way around the scarf, simply join with a ss to the first sc, tie off and weave in the ends.

Feel free to message me with any questions!

Melinda



7 comments:

nat said...

What a simple yet beautiful scarf...My 3 yrs old daughter will love it as will I....Great pattern...I hope you don't mind that I made a link from my blog to yours...Great blog...

nat said...

HI...I finally got around to making this star yet I can't seem to make it look like yours...I doesn't seem to be as pointy as yours at all...It almost looks like a flower instead! urgg... I'll keep trying though...
any idea on what I may be doing wrong???

Melinda said...

Hi Nat! I'd have to see a picture of your "flower" before I could help you out... try blocking it? =)

Jenn said...

I got flowers too. I think there's a step missing from your instructions between

~ch 3(counts as first dc) 2 dc in ring, chain 5, *3 dc in ring, chain five,* repeat from * to * three times more. ss into 3rd chain of beginning 3 chains. You should have five five chain spaces.

~ch 1. Sc in same ch. Skip next st, sc in next sc. 5 sc, ch 2, 5 sc in chain 5 sp. *sc in next sc, sk next sc, sc in next sc. 5 sc, ch 2, 5 sc in chain 5 sp.* Repeat from * to * three more times. Join to first sc with ss. Finish off.


I can see the 2sc loop created at the tip of the star but can't get that when dipping straight into the 5sc space.

Or am I totally off my rocker? Can you help?

Melinda said...

Jenn, I edited the pattern a bit, trying to make it more clear. When you are doing the "[5sc, ch2, 5sc] in ch5 sp" you're sc up one side of the star point, making the ch2 tip, and then sc back down the same side. Then you're sc'ing in the first and third dc in the middle, skipping the second one so you pull the star points together and create the V shape. It also helps to block the stars before you connect them. I hope this helps. =)

rskmom said...

Thanks! I was looking for a simple but different pattern to use for the 2012 Special Olympics scarf project. This is perfect, and a great pattern for the athletes who should see themselves as stars.

rskmom said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern! I was looking for patterns on Ravelry that were fun and different that I could use for the 2012 Special Olympics scarf project, and this is perfect. The athletes should see themselves as stars :))