Starflake

I just love this pattern and how amazing it looks in different colours.  A great quick and easy pattern that would make a stunning garland or Christmas tree decorations, even centrepieces on the dining table for Christmas lunch. Whatever you decide to make with it, I know you’ll love it as much as I do. So below is all the information you need, along with a downloadable file as well – see I’m getting the hang of this (finally). lol see below.

Want the downloadable file? The Loopy Stitch – Starflake Pattern

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Pattern Information:

Crochet Terms: American
Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner to Intermediate, knowledge of post stitches is recommended

Materials:

  • Yarn
  • Corresponding hook
  • 
Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Ring to fit finished piece (optional)

Notes:

  • Weave in ends as you go
  • You do not have to follow the colours for each round, you can do a different one on each, or the same etc, have fun playing with colour.
  • This can be made bigger, just use the corresponding hook and yarn and after you’ve completed the Starflake, then buy your ring to make sure you have the correct size.
    See next page for colours and rows
  • You can use chain stitches in replacement of standing stitches. eg, dc = ch 3; sc = ch 2 etc..

Stitches and Abbreviations used:

Single Crochet (sc): Starting with a loop on your hook, insert hook in stitch or space indicated and draw up a loop (two loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

Half Double Crochet (hdc): Starting with a loop on your hook, yarn over, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop (three loops on hook), pull through all loops.

Double Crochet (dc): Starting with a loop on your hook, yarn over, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop (three loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through two loops (two loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through both loops on your hook.

Front Post Single Crochet (fpsc): Starting with a loop on your hook, insert hook from front to back to front around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Slip Stitch (sl st): Starting with a loop on your hook, insert hook in stitch or space indicated and pull up a loop, pull through loop on hook as well.

Back Post Single Crochet (bpsc): Starting with a loop on your hook, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops.

Back Post Half Double Crochet (bphdc): Starting with a loop on your hook, yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through 3 loops.

Treble Crochet (tr): Starting with a loop on your hook, yarn over twice, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] three times.

Back Post Treble Crochet (bptr): Starting with a loop on your hook, yarn over twice, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a look, [yarn over and pull through 2 loops] three times.

Picot Group (picots): starting with a single crochet in indicated sp, ch 5, slip stitch into both front loops of the sc, ch 7, slip stitch back into the same front loops, ch 5, slip stitch back again into same front loops).

Join with Sl St (jss): Join with slip stitch.

Starflakes: Their colours and rounds

Round

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1

Col A

Col A

Col A

2

Col B

Col B

Col B

3

Col B

Col A

Col A

4

Col B

Col B

Col C

5

Col A

Col A

Col A

6

Col A

Col B

Col D

7

Col B

Col A

Col A

8

Col B

Col B

Col E

9

Col B

Col B

Col E

10

Col A

Col A

Col A

Yarn Used

Bendigo Woollen Mills
Cotton 8 ply

Parchment and Latte

White and Green Cotton Blend
(sorry was unlabelled in my stash)

Moda Vera ‘Gelato’

White, Magenta, Navy, Blue and Aqua

Hooks Used

4mm Clover (G)

4mm Clover (G)

3.5mm Clover (E)

Finished Size

From furthest point to furtherest point

19cm
About 7.5 inches

22cm
About 8.6 inches

20cm
About 7.8 inches

Pattern:

Round 1: Using Col A; In magic ring, (or ch 4, sl st to 1st ch made) ch 3, 11 dc in ring, jss to top of ch 3. Cut yarn.
(12dc)

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Round 2: Using Col B; In any st, make a standing bptr, ch 2, *bptr around next st, ch 2*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st bptr. Cut yarn.
(12 bptr, 12 x ch-2 sps)

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Round 3: Using Col A; In any ch-2 sp make a standing sc, ch 3, *sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st sc made. Cut yarn.
(12 sc, 12 x ch-3 sps)

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Round 4: Using Col C; In any ch-3 sp, make a standing dc, 3 dc in same sp, 4 dc in each ch-3 sp around, jss to 1st dc made. Cut yarn.
(48 dc)

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Round 5: Using Col A; Around the 1st dc of any 4-dc group made in round 4, make a standing bpsc, bpsc around next 3 sts, fpsc around next 4 sts, *bpsc around next 4 sts, fpsc around next 4 sts*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st bpsc made. Cut yarn.
(24 bpsc, 24 fpsc)

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Round 6: Using Col D; Join with sl st to the first fpsc of any 4-fpsc group made in round 5, sl st in next st *ch 4, sl st in next 2 sts, (sc, dc) in next st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, ch 1, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, (dc, sc) in next st, sl st in next 2 sts*, repeat from * around, jss to first sl st made. Cut yarn.
(12 sc, 6 x ch-4 sps, 36 dc, 12 tr)

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Round 7: Using Col A; In 1st ch 4 sp made, make a standing sc, (sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in same sp, bphdc around next 5 sts, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-1 sp, bphdc around next 5 sts, *(2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in ch-4 sp, bphdc around next 5 sts, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-1 sp, bphdc around next 5 sts*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st sc made.

(24 sc, 60 bphdc, 12 hdc, 18 ch)

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Round 8: Using Col E; In 1st ch-1 sp made, make a standing dc (ch 4, dc) in same sp, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sl st in next st, ch 5, skip 5 sts, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 5, skip 5 sts, sl st in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts, *(dc, ch 4, dc) in ch-1 sp, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sl st in next st, ch 5, skip 5 sts, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch-2 sp, ch 5, skip 5 sts, sl st in next st, ch 2, skip 2 sts* repeat from * around, jss to 1st dc made.

(12 hdc, 12 dc, 120 ch)

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Round 9: Using Col E; Ch 1, sc in same sp, *(2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in ch-4 sp, sc in next st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 5 sc in ch-5 sp, sc in next st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next st, 5 sc in ch-5 sp, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in next st*, repeat from * around, omitting last sc in next st on final repeat, jss to 1st sc made. Cut yarn.
(144 sc, 12 ch)

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OPTIONAL LAST ROUNDS – your choice

 

Starflake with Icicles

Round 10: Using Col A; Attach to 1st ch-1 sp made in round 9 with a standing *sc, (ch1, sc) in same sp, ch 1, skip sc st, fpdc around dc from round 8, ch 2, skip 2 sts, sl st in sp before next 5 sc, ch 5, skip 5 sc, fpdc around hdc from round 8, ch 1, skip 1 sc, (2 sc, picots , sc) in ch -1 sp, ch 1, skip 1 sc, fpdc around hdc from round 8, ch 5, skip 5 sc, sl st in sp before next 2 sc, ch 2, skip 2 sc, fpdc around dc from round 8, ch 1*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st sc made. 
(30 sc, 24 fpdc, 6 picots, 126 ch, 12 sl st)

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Starflake attached to ring using SC

 

Round 10: Using Col A; Attach any ch-1 sp to ring using a standing sc over the ring, 20 sc around ring, *sc in ch-1 sp and around ring, 20 sc around ring*, repeat from * around, jss to 1st sc. Cut yarn.
(252 sc)

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Star flake attached to ring using yarn needle (no photo)

Round 10: Using Col A: Thread a long enough amount of yarn onto yarn needle, insert needle through ch-1 sp of any ‘point’ made in the last round, holding the crocheted part inside the hoop, thread needle under hoop, bringing it back over the top, weave your yarn needle under and over until next ch-1 sp, repeat around (make sure you have it evenly spaced and the same number of loops on the ring in between joining the ch-1 sps) and fasten off, weave in yarn.


So there you have it! The Starflake pattern is complete. I really do hope you enjoy making them and I would love to see your finished pieces on social media. Now you’re only decisions: colour/s and what to make it into 😋.

Instagram – use the hashtags #starflake or #starflakepattern

Ravelry – add it to your projects and upload your progress along the way, or just a finished photo (just search Starflake)

Facebook – Join this group and post and share as much as you like (only All things Loopy Stitch though)

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