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 6/8.
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I last left you now with the actual slip stitch that’s where we left off obviously. So now, what we want to do is we need to then grow the material and move it because if you notice on the stars, even though this sample is wrong is that there are gaps and we need to create those gaps especially down in the center points that we have so, in order to maintain that, we can’t just double crochet starting at this point because it will loose the actual points of the star.
So, we want to slip stitch over twice. So, let’s go into the next stitch, slip stitch, pulling it through and through and going into the very next stitch, pulling it through and through. So, you’ll be over top now. You’ll see how there are two left before they actually gap. What you would be leftover, that will top that one and that is exactly where you want to be.
So, let’s now chain up three. So, this now counts as the one that is right over top of this one and now, we’re going to double crochet into the next stitch. And now, what we want to do is then go make the point even bigger by going around it. So, let’s double crochet into this gap three times. And now, we need to create the point, actual itself, so we’re going to chain three and grabbing the material and going to double crochet. You’re going to go into that same gap again and that is what we’ll create, the sharp point of your star. So, you’re going to do that three times.
So basically, you’re going up one side of the star and coming down the other on the point. So, you see how we went it and we created two here, we need to make sure that we keep it symmetrical like I showed you in my example. So, whatever I do over here has to be done on this side every time that we’re going across. And if you screw up at this particular point, you’re going to see that it’s not growing properly.
So, we’re going to double crochet over. So, you got three here, you put two here, so you’ll only want the two to be covered. So, if you look at this, see that little gap right there? That is your next stitch. It appears to be hidden but it’s not. And this is your next stitch for a double crochet and then go into the next one, so two in a row. And now, we need to create the gap in the actual sacking down point of the actual star. And b y doing that, we need to jump.
So, what we have to do is—do you see how we’re on the second one over here? Just look over here and count back. Go into the second one back and double crochet that. So, grabbing it, so count back and that will be your jump point which creates the gap in the middle which is exactly what you want. And now, double crochet until the next stitch. And this is exactly what we did over here. We had two there. We had two on this line and so, now we have two here and now we go into the end point. And the ends are always three in there, chain three and then three. So, three, three and three, so that was three double crochets, three chains and three double crochets into the same hole.
So now, we came up and we saw this side and we went into two. So, we have to make sure we go into this side on two. And this one you can see even clear the gap that you want for your first one. So, go into the one, go into the next one for double crochet and now, you’ve completed that. So, you’ve gone in two in this side, two on this side, so it’s now even. So, let’s go into the next one. Now, you’re going to look toward the edge, you’re going to have your first one in your second, so go into the second one back.
Now, the next line is not identical to the way I am doing it right now. The next line is going to be slightly different because if you noticed in the middle, I have to say skip like—there are three empty chains right in the center but it’s not going to be like that in the next round. So, we just put in our two around the edge. So, let’s do our three configuration, so our triple three configuration. So, that was crocheted three; that was chaining at three. And now, let’s double crochet three again.
Okay now, looking at it, you came in to this side, so you got to make sure you go into two stitches on this side. So, look for that little gap that you’ll see. That is just right there. It’s just one lousy little string that kind of makes it the—the stitch but you need to get in there.
So, I got my two in there and now, I am going to be looking to this side. So, count two back and you’re going to double crochet your way just by reaching over for it which creates then the gap. And by pulling like this, it causes it to want to sink. So then, going to the very next stitch for two in a row and now, do your triple three configuration. So, double crochet of three. You’re chaining up three and the double crocheting of three.
Once you really start understanding this pattern, there is really no thinking to it. It’s just a matter of following what you have. But the next round will be slightly different and the next round will be the same as all the other rounds.
So, we went into on this side, you can clearly see that here. So, we want to go into two on this side as well to keep it symmetrical. See, I advertised I had this done a couple weeks ago. And I kept running into my sides not being symmetrical and I just wasn’t getting it. So, let’s jump over to the other side. So, count two back because you put in the two over here. So, let’s go into our triple three configuration. So, are you getting the point that all that points are always the same, so it’s a triple three configuration. Whatever you do on one side, you do it on the other to keep it symmetrical. And you can clearly see, we’re almost done, so went into two in this side of the point. So, we have to make sure we go into two on the other. And when we finish the second one, so let’s go into the next one, we them jump over to create a slip stitch because we’re now done a full rotation.
Okay, so to do that, we’re just going to reach over and count the third one up. Make sure you go into both stitches that are there, pulling it through and through. And what I am going to do is I am going to have you stop here because I don’t have enough wool to do another rotation, so I am going to show you how to change the color and then continue along and showing how to actually now get on with this point because the next one is going to be how you’ll do all the next until the size that you want has been achieved. So, let me get my color changed.