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 7/8.
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So, we just left you at the slip stitch and we’re going to about to change the color but we can’t do it right away. Do you see how the slip stitch now is above this first one? Well, this is what we need to start paying attention to is that this is so critical. So, what we need to do is we need to slip stitch so that we’re not over this one any longer but we’re over to the second one. The reason why we’re slip stitching is that because we do not want to start building up our star at this one here because you’ll loose the gap and you’ll loose your shape. So, what we want to do is that we want to stick your needle in and we’re going to hold it. And you’re going to grab your next color if you’re doing a color change. If you’re not, then you don’t need to bother. But this is where you’ll do your color change right here. And you’re going to pull through and pull through. So, it’s slip stitch in and then, get your other color here. And what we’re going to do is we’re just going to cut it. I cut it always about two inches, something like that. So now, I have my red on there. So now, this is where we need to start paying attention because now that we are doing it the proper configuration, you’re going to notice that every point now will grow by two, so then, a total of 20 altogether.
So, let’s get started. So, you’ve slip stitched over one. Your color is now over the second one which is where you want it because you’ll want always the two center to have nothing on it to continue that gap in the middle. So, let’s chain up three. And now, we just look toward the next stitch. Put your stragglers which are on top. Remember how you did in the very beginning, you just left them on top of the line? We’re going to do that here as well.
And what I did is that if you look on your list, if you made the list of the two, four, six, eight, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, you’ll notice that every side then will identically. So, for example, when I finish this—so, I’ve gone into every stitch that is available here. So now, you’ll see that I had four here. So, let’s go in and do the corner. So, to do the corner or to do the thing that’s a 3 × 3 configuration, that never changes as far as you’re doing stars. So, I was three double crochets; three chains and three double crochets to create that point. Okay, so I was two, this is the third one. You notice how I am keeping the straggler still in check because you notice I didn’t tie any knots because you don’t need to.
So, because now you went into four in this side, you’ll need to do four on this side. So, going into the very first one. So, I am just working my way down and if I’ve done it right, there should be one missing in the middle, which is perfect because see how this one is leaning over into the next one, you don’t want anything on there. So, I did four on this side. There is four in this side and now, we’re going to jump over to the third one. And so basically, you’re grabbing the one that is directly over the second post. Do you see that? So then, this stitch here and this stitch here is left empty. So, if we did four on the other side, we should be able to do four on this side as well if we’ve counted right.
Okay, so there is your four. You can see that. So now, let’s do our three, three configuration. And so, every time you get around, it won’t be four anymore, it will be six. Everything will grow by two on every side of the actual point. Okay, so there is your 3 × 3 configuration and now, let’s go into four. So, it’s going with your first one. So then, the fifth one should be left empty if there is a fifth one. If there’s not, then you know you screwed up somewhere. See? So, the next one is obviously the last one which is the one you don’t want to put it in, so that’s great. So, let’s skip over to the third one. The third one should be the second one over. And so, then there should only four in this side as well.
So, there is your four, so let’s do our 3 × 3 configuration. So, because you’re starting, what if you didn’t have four? What if you had only three? I would suggest put an extra stitch in one of them and make it four, especially right in the beginning. I don’t think you’d really, truly notice that at this point but if you’ve got more than one area that is out of alignment, stuff like that, I would consider probably pulling it apart then reattempting. I have had to make I think five or six of these stars in order to get it to what I am showing you today and that is because I didn’t clearly understand the growth pattern of this. It wasn’t really clear in the direction. So, there directions are great. It just wasn’t clicking in my mind.
So, I am working my way down the other side of the point and there should be four as well and the fifth one should be left empty if there is a fifth one. There is, so it’s good. So, let’s go up to the third one, skipping over the third which should be the second one over. Okay, we should be doing four in this side as well. And let’s go into the edge for the 3 × 3 configuration, the triple three configuration. So, it’s chain three.
So, I am using a size K hook today, the materials just cheap at Wal-Mart. And actually somebody email me and said I don’t know where Wal-Mart is. It’s hard to believe nobody in this world who knows—who Wal-Mart is but I guess there is somebody there for everybody.
So, we’re working down the next side of the other point, so it would be four because that’s what we’re doing. So, if you had a list of all these numbers like all are growing by two, so this one will be your four configuration. So, your next one will then be six when you go around again. And sometimes, it’s easier to remember, checking it off a list than it is to remember in your brain.
So, let’s skip over to the third one. I should be doing four in this side as well. Okay. Now, we should be on the end for 3 × 3 configuration. These blankets don’t take very much to grow by the way because you’re going to think about it, every time you’re rotating around once; you’re actually growing the material in all directions, so it’s really kind of cool. We’re going back in, go to the other side of the point.
Now, in the directions, I did have that there is chaining of two in each of the points. I just found that my blanket wasn’t growing proportionally properly. It was kind of folding up on the corners. And if it starts folding up on the corners at this particular stage, you know that when you get bigger, it’s not going to get any better. So, it’s not good to deny it at this particular point. If you see that it’s too tense and not sitting flat on its own, then you know you’re screwing up some way. So, I found that the pattern has to be three in the points in order for this to sit down properly.
So, we come back to the edge, so we need to continue to jump over just like you did before. So, third one up, grab the material, pull through for a slip stitch. So now, you can really start seeing this and there is no pulling, everything is sitting flat. If it is pulling, you’ll see a ball shape kind of happen. So, let’s stop here and I am going to show you just to start at the next round because every round that I just showed you is going to be the same.