The MN Star - Photo Tutorial

(56 Posts)
PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 14:04:13

This pattern is copyrighted to www.woollyhugs.com

Please feel free to use this pattern for personal and charity. If you use it for personal gain, karma will bite you on the arse.

PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 14:04:58

Chain 4 and slip stitch to join

PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 14:08:25

10 dc into middle of circle

PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 14:10:31

Ch 3, sk 1 st, dc into next st (the one with the bodkin in)

PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 14:13:34

Do this 5 times, one for each petal. The last dc will be worked in to the same stitch you made the first ch 3

PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 14:19:12

In the loop you made in the previous round, work dc, tc, extc, tc, dc. Dc in the dc of the previous round. Repeat to make each arm of the star. Sl st in final dc .

If you want a flower, finish here. I'll add instructions for a double flower later grin

PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 14:27:29

Dc in next 2 sts (up the hill)

Picot in next st (summit)

Dc in next 2 sts (down the hill)

Sl st in next (valley)

Repeat around, finish

thanks

Somersaults Wed 08-Aug-12 14:57:38

Thank you smile

I think part of my problem may be understanding what dc and tc are in english instructions! For dc do you yo before you go into the loop/stitch? And for tc yo, yo then through the loop/stitch? Or have I just described tc and extc?

SoupDragon Wed 08-Aug-12 14:59:03

UK => US

DC => SC
TC => DC

SoupDragon Wed 08-Aug-12 14:59:45

You've described the US versions of DC and TC

Somersaults Wed 08-Aug-12 15:53:56

So what is a uk sc then?

SoupDragon Wed 08-Aug-12 16:00:56

There isn't one!

Madness.

Somersaults Wed 08-Aug-12 19:00:20

I hate to admit it but the US terminology makes much more sense...

SoupDragon Wed 08-Aug-12 19:02:21

Me too traitor!

PurplePidjin Wed 08-Aug-12 19:04:53

UK works for me because it describes how many times the yarn goes over the hook grin

This thread could be written in Chinese for all the sense that it makes to me, but I do think the star looks great and I am in awe of all you crafty ladies.

nickelbarapasaurus Thu 09-Aug-12 10:52:39

UK SC is a slip stitch.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Aug-12 11:43:15

No it isn't I'm afraid - a UK slip stitch is a US slip stitch grin I try not to think about it TBH!

PurplePidjin Thu 09-Aug-12 12:35:50

Has anyone actually tested it yet?!

It might only work for me <wibble>

Somersaults Thu 09-Aug-12 12:44:09

I was going to try it yesterday but got caught in a tangle with that heart design and my star stitch knitting.

SoupDragon Thu 09-Aug-12 12:48:34

Erm... no blush I've been sidetracked by the whole US/UK thing.

I can do Chain 4 and slip stitch to join but then I'm lost! blush I think I'll stick with granny squares for a while longer...

It looks fab though. smile

PurplePidjin Thu 09-Aug-12 13:21:36

Somersaults, i hopefully just unravelled that one a bit on the other thread smile

grin Soupy

Joyful, try it - search youtube or ask if you need stuff explained. It's supposed to be beginner-friendly...

I think my problem is twofold. 1) I don't really understand all the terminology and abbreviations (although I get sl st, dc and tc) and 2) unless someone actually shows me I'm lost. YouTube has been invaluable while teaching myself to knit!

I shall pester a friend to show me how to do this sometime, then I'll be ok. smile

PurplePidjin Thu 09-Aug-12 13:41:15

I have faith in you, Joyful, give it a try grin

grin Ok but what's a bodkin??

SoupDragon Thu 09-Aug-12 14:17:42

It's the needle you use to darn in the ends. Apparently.

PurplePidjin Thu 09-Aug-12 14:36:38

It's a small creature with a fluffy tummy and a woolly hat. Trumpton is the expertwink

grin

HildaHotPants Thu 09-Aug-12 19:02:54

How on earth do you put pics into posts? I'd much rather do that than link.

PurplePidjin Thu 09-Aug-12 20:01:58

There's a link under the Post Message box, Hilda, but only in a few sections (like this one) smile

HildaHotPants Thu 09-Aug-12 20:53:17

Wow, that's really good. I can't view the link to wooly properly due to safari sad

PurplePidjin Thu 09-Aug-12 21:03:54

The woolly hugs site is woollyhugs.com

Does it not load properly in Safari?

Somersaults Thu 09-Aug-12 23:12:44
HildaHotPants Fri 10-Aug-12 16:04:31

Hi PP, no it doesn't! The 'blankets' bit is just a black screen with an icon which makes it look like it's loading but isn't. When you view the blankets from the drop down, some of them come up but not all, and they load very slowly, plus it's not possibly to scroll down to see all the recipients' names.

I'm on a fairly new mac, so it's not that it isn't capable. Sorry, don't mean to put you to any trouble, and I can always view on oh's firefox browser.

PurplePidjin Fri 10-Aug-12 16:13:55

Hilda, that's the kind of thingweneed to know! [tha

Well done Somersaults, that's gorgeous! I love the colour too. smile

Somersaults Fri 10-Aug-12 19:08:45

Why thank you smile

In the loop you made in the previous round, work dc, tc, extc, tc, dc. Dc in the dc of the previous round.

Can someone translate this please? confused

PurplePidjin Sun 12-Aug-12 20:22:16

In the loop you made in the previous round, work

A double crochet

Then a treble crochet

Then an extended treble crochet - yaon over twice, through, yarn over, back, yarn over, through two loops, yarn over, through two loops, yarn over and through the remaining two loops

Then another treble

Then another double

By this time you'll have pretty much run out of loop, so do a double crochet in the next stitch.

Mud or crystal??

Somewhere in between! blush I think I get all of that except the extended treble but I'm not sure you could put it any more simply!

PurplePidjin Sun 12-Aug-12 20:42:57

Wrap the yarn round the hook two times, so there are three loops

Poke it through

Wrap the yarn round again

Pull it back through

You have five loops on your hook

Yarn over, back through two loops (like on a normal treble)

Yarn over, back through two more loops

Yarn over, back through the last two loops

I'm a stubborn cow grin

Me too! grin Thank you, I will master this... If only DS would stop waking up 20 minutes after I settle him back to sleep! hmm

PurplePidjin Sun 12-Aug-12 21:11:56

You will you will you *will

grin

Jules146 Sun 12-Aug-12 21:27:09

How do I do a picot I'm sure I should know... blush

PurplePidjin Sun 12-Aug-12 21:34:49

In English, dc ch2 slst into dc smile

Woohoo!!! grin

Jules146 Sun 12-Aug-12 22:38:06

Thanks Pidj! Not that I can seem to fathom the last part I seem to have more than the amount if stitches I should have e.g. More than the two either side and top one... no idea how I managed that!!

Somersaults Mon 13-Aug-12 00:25:58

Jules my first attempt had too many stitches and I couldn't figure out why. I had to start again to fix it.

And Joyful, that looks great!

PurplePidjin Mon 13-Aug-12 07:41:42

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

Thats not actually terribly important as long as you get the picot in the right place to make a point

It took me a couple of goes to work out that i was doing the next dc in the same st as the picot, giving me 2 on the up and 3 on the down!

nickelcognito Mon 13-Aug-12 17:17:35

still say SC is slipstitch.
a UK single crochet is a UK slip stitch is a UK slip stitch.
like it's the old name.

i'm sure i've seen patterns where it says SC/SS
here scroll down
so nur.

nickelcognito Mon 13-Aug-12 17:21:53

Ok... What do I do with it now? grin Is it for stitching onto a regular square or putting in the middle of a granny square (in which case how?) or what?

PurplePidjin Mon 13-Aug-12 17:37:38

It's a motif, for stitching onto a plain square smile

You could make a plain one and do it yourself, or send as is for attaching to someone elses.

Or make lots and attach together with a chain for Christmas decorations...

PurplePidjin Mon 13-Aug-12 17:38:37

Or simply award it to yourself for being the kind of lovely person who makes squares for woolly hug blankets thanks

wanting Fri 25-Jan-13 09:18:13

It;s sweet and beautiful, unfortunately, the picture is not so clearly.

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