Thursday 11 December 2014

CROCHET: New Star/Snowflake pattern.

Change of layout to Suz Place...easier to find patterns and how too's...on the right hand side just click on picture to take you to the original post.
Sorry its taken me so long to get this far, still lots more I want to do but opening up the blog again.
I will work on adding more links to old patterns and sharing a few new patterns.
Im afraid I have neglected the blog for a long time. I'm finding it a lot easier to use the ipad and add updates and even patterns to Facebook these if you want to catch up on Facebook just click the Facebook icon on the right hand side.
Work has taken priority I'm afraid and i havent had any time to play for a while now......
But the second book is finished, it's with the publisher GMC, being edited and turned into another book full of crochet inspiration....well the piblisher was pleased enough with it to ask me to do book 3 pleased and still having to pinch myself.
 Hopefully the second book will be out next May 2015

US terms UK terms in red brackets
 Above in cotton 4mm hook
The design work is on going and I am finding it difficult to share patterns with you all just in case its a pattern needed for that work but I will try my hardest to share a pattern a month with you.

Above snowflake is in a Wool Blend Aran..a bit scratchy but lovely to look at.
5mm hook.
I've been making cushions from it but had a little left over
Cushion album on Facebook if you want a peek

I've also been playing around with C2C scarves...again another album on Facebook.
the prettiest below made from left over yarns i've used in the new book.

With Christmas just around the corner.....Today's Pattern is a new Star/Snowflake
They are quick to make and can be used for drinks mats, hanging decorations, or joined together if you wanted to make a shawl or wrap.
Left soft or stiffened.
I tried the pattern in a number of yarns and it works really well in everything so far.
Depending on what you want to use your star for.

The one below is made from Wendy Celeste with teeny tiny sequins in it. 
4mm hook for this version
 The light is awful at the moment but you can just see the sequins and it isn't quite as dark as the picture shows more a Pale Champagne colour...ooops! complete with a stray cat hair it seems.

USA Terms UK Terms in red Brackets
finger wrap of 4 wraps.
Round 1: 12sc [12dc],into circle, sl st to complete.
Round 2: 2dc [2tr], into first and second sts, ch7, 2dc [2tr], into next 2 sts, ch7 repeat to end (6 loops)
Round 3: Continue, ch2 as dc [tr], 5dc [5tr], into next ch loop, ch3, 5dc [5tr], into same loop, 5dc [5tr], ch3, 5dc [5tr], into next loop repeat to end.

In the last loop you will do 5dc [5tr], ch3, 4dc [4tr]as the first ch2 will be the last dc [tr]. Sl st to complete. (6 star points).

Stop here if you want stars, cut and weave in ends.

Block or join as you go as many as you want to make a wrap.

Round 4: Continue to Ch6, sl st into ch3 sp, at point,
ch5, sl st into ch3 sp, ch6 sl st into ch3 sp, ch5 sl st into ch3 sp,
ch6 sl st into triangle sp at dip of point and repeat for all points.

Make single stars or snowflakes for mats or decorations, or join several together to make a shawl or wrap joining at the ch6 loop only.
add a chain loop or a garland chain for decorations

 Below Snowflakes made in dk Alpaca,Chunky Acrylic, and a dk wool

Happy Hooking x


  1. Your blog entry came up on my reader! So you're back again amongst sequinned stars! Just in time for the season! :)

    1. Hi Sandra...been trying to make the blog easier to use but old laptop driving me mad, and taking ages to sort out. lol
      Having to do more work haven't had the time off i thought i would get plus the second book has got to be read..first proof turned up.
      no peace for the wicked hey? lol
      Hugs x

  2. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on book 2 and 3 to come! I have book 1..

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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  3. Thanks Teresa, a lot of work but I got there lol
    Merry Christmas to you too hugs x

  4. Lovely, I must give it a go.
    Ps re: the stray cat that not the quality control mark from the

    1. Hi thanks hope you do its a real easy pattern, lol you got it nothing gets past these 4 boys without a bit of testing x

  5. Hello Sue, we haven't popped in to say hello to each other for simply AGES! I just came in to get that lovely simple snowflake pattern again. They were so successful when I made them a couple of years ago! How are you doing these days?