estrella de fornells free crochet star pattern

Estrella de Fornells free crochet star pattern

My first pattern of the New Year is finished!  Estrella de Fornells free crochet star pattern to get 2017 off to a nice start!

I designed this pattern when on holiday in November. We stayed in a cute little house near Fornells, Menorca to get a dash of winter sun.  The house and gardens were gorgeous, and just to make my holiday the BEST, two little kittens came to visit us each day.

I sat in the deck chair one morning with the kittens sunbathing and rummaging through the massive bag of yarn I managed to squeeze into my suitcase, and started making these little stars…

estrella de fornells free crochet star pattern

What a lovely time I had making them and in such a beautiful place.  All the photos are taken at the house we stayed in and, as cats are always extremely helpful when you are taking photos, I had help in the form of photobombing from Seville the orange kitty.

estrella de fornells free crochet star pattern

Here is the pattern for you to have a go making your own.

Tools and Termsestrella de fornells free crochet star pattern

Yarn:
 Cascade 220 Superwash or any light worsted/DK weight yarn
Colour A – shade no. 820
Colour B – shade no. 834
Colour C – shade no. 807
Colour D – shade no. 1967
Colour E – shade no. 844
Colour F – shade no. 227
Colour G – shade no. 1914

Hook:
4mm (G) size hook

Tricky Stitches:
sc3tog/dc3tog: [Insert hook into next st and pull up a loop] 3 times, yarn over hook and draw though all 4 loops on hook.

Terminology
The pattern is written with American terminology first followed by UK terminology, like this— 1 sc/dc. So if you use American terms just read the bit before the / and if you use UK terms read the bit after the /.  I hope that makes sense!

Estrella de Fornells free crochet star pattern

Foundation Ring:
With colour A make a Magic Ring.  How do I make a Magic Ring?

Round 1:
ch 1, 5 sc/dc into ring, join to first st made. End colour A. (5 sts)

Round 2:
Join colour B, ch 1, 2 sc/dc into each stitch, join to first st made. End colour B. (10 sts)

Round 3:
Join colour C, ch 1, [1 sc/dc in 1 stitch, 2 sc/dc in 1 st] 5 times in total, join to first st made. End colour C. (15 sts)

Round 4:
Join colour D, ch 1, [2 sc/dc in 1 st, 1 sc/dc in 2 sts] 5 times in total, join to first st made. End colour D. (20 sts)

Round 5:
Join colour E, ch 1 and 1 sc/dc in same place, [(1 hdc/htr, 1 dc/tr) in 1 sts, (1 tr/dtr, ch 4, turn to work into chain stitches just made, 1 sc/dc in 2nd, 3rd and 4th chain from hook, 1 tr/dtr) in 1 st, (1 dc/tr, 1 hdc/htr) in 1 st, 1 sc/dc in 1 st] 5 times in total omitting last sc/dc on final repeat. Join to first st made and end colour E. (50 sts)

Round 6:
Join colour F in 1st chain made on any star arm of last round, ch 1, [3 sc/dc in ch-1 of star arm, 1 sc/dc in 5 sts, sc3tog/dc3tog in next 3 sts, 1 sc/dc in 5 sts] 5 times in total. Join to first st made and end colour F. (70 sts)

Round 7:
Join colour G in 2nd of any 3 sc/dc, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc/tr), 2 dc/tr in same place, [1 sc/dc in 5 sts, sc3tog/dc3tog in next 3 sts, 1 sc/dc in 5 sts, 5 dc/tr in next st] 5 times in total omitting 5 dc/tr on final repeat, 2 dc/tr in beginning st and join to 3rd of beginning ch 3. End colour G. (80 sts)

Now sew in all those pesky ends!

To make a garland just make a long chain of stitches and attach the stars by working a slip stitch through the middle stitch of the star arm.

I hope you enjoy making Estrella de Fornells free crochet star pattern.

Happy Hooking!

estrella de fornells free crochet star pattern© 2017 Leonie Morgan All Rights Reserved

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