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African flower star

Hello Everyone!

I love making African flowers. For this year’s Christmas decorations I made some African flower stars which I’ll be using as decoration and coasters. They are great fun to make. I got the inspiration from this YouTube video.

They are easy and quick to make.

If you start now, you’ll still manage some in time for Christmas.

Happy crocheting!

xxx

Ann

African flower star

Round 1

  • In a magic circle work ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1) x 5.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.
  • img_1905

Round 2

  • With a new colour: insert the needle in any of the ch 1 spaces or the previous round and work ch 3, 1 dc, ch 2, 2 dc.
  • In all of the next ch 1 spaces work 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3, sl st in the nex st (DO NOT cut the thread).img_1906

Round 3

  • Ch 3, 6 dc in the first ch 2 space of the previous round.
  • In all of the next ch 2 spaces work 7 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut of the threads, weave in the ends and cut them off.img_1907

Round 4

  • With the third colour, insert the needle in the first st of one of the 7 dc clusters.
  • Work ch 1, 1 sc in the next 6 sts.
  • 1 dc over the two previous rows.
  • (7 sc in the next 7 dc cluster, 1 dc over the two previous rows) x 5.
  • Close with a sl st in the ch 1 at the beginning of the row (DO NOT cut the thread).img_1908

Round 5

  • Ch 3, 2 dc.
  • (in the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 7 dc) x 5.
  • In the next st work 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then 4 dc.
  • Close with a sl st in the top of the beginning ch 3.
  • Cut off the thread, weave in the ends and cut them off.img_1909

Round 6

  • With the third colour, insert the needle in the 5th st right from any of the ch 2 spaces and ch 1.
  • In the next 3 sts work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, then skip the next st.
  • ** In the ch 2 space work 2 tc, ch 2, 2 tc, then skip the next st.
  • In the next 6 sts, over the hexagon side, make 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 sl st, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, then skip the next st**.
  • Repeat 4 times from ** to **.
  • In the last ch 2 space work 2 tc, ch 2, 2 tc, then skip the next st.
  • In the next 3 sts, make 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc.
  • Close with a sl st in the ch 1 at the beginning of the round (DO NOT cut the thread).

Round 7

  • Ch 1.
  • Work 1 sc in every st.
  • In every ch 2 space make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc.
  • (there are 11 sc between 2 ch 2 spaces).
  • Close with a sl st in the ch 1 at the beginning of the round.
  • Cut off the thread, weave in the ends and cut them off.img_1911

Finishing row

  • Put the star under some heave books to flatten them.
  • Hang it in a (large) Christmas tree or use it as coaster.
  • Make as many in as many different colours as you like.

 

Double sided star

Make two stars.

  • Hold them with the wrong sides facing eachother.
  • Work 1 sc in every st and 2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in every ch 2 space.
  • This makes them perfect potholders.

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