Follow this step by step crochet tutorial to create a star shape which you can lengthen to form afghans, doilies, tree skirts,
or placemats part 3/8.
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Now, what you want to do is you want to chain up three and the chain counts as one stitch when we’re going all the away around. So, grabbing your material, pull through one, grabbing your material, pull through again and grabbing your material, pulling through again. So, this is three. So, you wear your nasty finger was and your thumb was the center point of this. So, what you want to is using your straggler, you kind of want the straggler to ride on top of the actual circle. We’re going to be going in a complete circle in a few minutes or in a moment.
So, we just want that to ride on top so that the actual start of this particular blanket, you’ll never see it because it’s being buried. So, we’re going to double stitch in a circle. And what we want to do is stick it into the center and pulling it through and then pull through two and two. This is called a double crochet. So, grab it again, going into the same circle and you want to do this 20 times or actually, you’re going to want to do in 19 because the chaining of three that you just did counts as one, so when you actually go and to count all the way around, you’ll actually get the number of 20.
So, you don’t hear me counting at this moment because I think it’s kind of redundant because you know TVs on. The kids are jumping around. You kind of need to concentrate. You know the husband is telling you to get dinner on the table and you’re just going to go. So, why don’t you just go along with me at this moment and see how this straggler I’ve kind of just laid it on top is kind of getting inside buried and that’s exactly what you want. You want that straggler to be well buried so that you will never see a starting string.
So, the way to do that is just keep laying it on top of that line because if you noticed, we’re working on a complete circle and it’s kind of causing it to go around. So, let’s continue to go. So, because we are doing 20, you see the standard circle of any project is around 12 when you’re starting any kind of like round circular doilies but we’re actually doing 20 here and that is because we are creating a five point star.
So, it’s kind of getting bunchy now, so I am going to do a quick count, so you can see where every stitch is. So, you got five more to go and you notice I counted the first one even though that’s a chain. It kind of looks like a double stitch but it’s not but that counts as one. So, you see how I am running out of space because you didn’t go into any stitches but you just want it to the center, these are all movable and so, let’s do another five. So, I just move them a little bit because they’re just riding on top of that one. So, I am doing a total of 20. And it’s going to get tight. You can see there, it gets really pushing around.
And at the end of 20, I want you to slip stitch. So, when you’re looking here, this is the chain that we started with. It’s going to be the third chain up. Do you see it there? It’s right near to the top. So, just put your needle in, grabbing your material, pulling it through and pull through and now, you just have a perfect circle and this, where if it’s imperfect at this moment, it will perfect itself out. It won’t make itself perfect.
So, there is your first circle. So, let’s stop there and we move on to your next video.