Star Stitch Head­band

Crochet World - - CONTENTS - De­sign by April Gar­wood

FIN­ISHED SIZES In­struc­tions given fit a 17-inch head cir­cum­fer­ence, changes for 19-inch and 21-inch head are in [ ]. FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS Head cir­cum­fer­ence: 17 [19, 21] inches Height: 41/2 inches for all sizes MA­TE­RI­ALS • Uni­ver­sal Yarn Adore Col­ors light (DK) weight su­per­wash merino/acrylic yarn (31/2 oz/273 yds/100g per skein):

1 skein #205 pur­ple print • Size H/8/5mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • 13/8- to 15/8-inch pom­pom maker • Fab­ric glue • Tapestry nee­dle • Stitch marker GAUGE 10 star sts = 4 inches; 11 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of round does not count as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less other­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less other­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

First row be­gin­ning star stitch (r1 beg star st): Pull up lps in chs 2, 3 and 5, yo, pull through all 4 lps. First row star stitch (r1 star

st): Pull up a lp in ch made to close pre­vi­ous st, pull up a lp in last ch worked into for pre­vi­ous st, sk 1 ch, pull up a lp in next ch, yo, pull through all 4 lps.

Be­gin­ning star stitch (beg star

st): Pull up lps in chs 2 and 3, pull up a lp in ch used to close 2nd star st of pre­vi­ous row, yo, pull through all 4 lps.

Star stitch (star st): Pull up a lp in ch made to close pre­vi­ous st, pull up a lp in last ch worked into for

pre­vi­ous st, sk top of next star st, pull up a lp in ch used to close next star st, yo, pull through all 4 lps.

STAR ST PAT­TERN

Row 1: R1 beg star st (see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 1, * r1 star st (see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 1, rep from * across, turn. Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), beg star st (see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 1, * star st (see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 1, rep from * across, turn. Rep row 2 for pat­tern.

HEAD­BAND

Row 1: Ch 23, work row 1 of Star St Pat­tern. Rows 2–46 [2–52, 2–56]: Work row 2 of Star St Pat­tern.

FIN­ISH­ING

Turn at end of last row, ch 1, align short edges Pan­tone un­coated of Head­band, (below) work­ing through both thick­nesses, sl st across edge to seam. This be­comes WS of Head­band.

Edg­ing

First Side Rnd 1: Turn RS out, sc evenly around Head­band. Rnd 2: Work­ing loosely, sl st in the back lp (see Stitch Guide) of each st around, place marker in first st. Rnd 3: Rep rnd 2, move marker up as work pro­gresses. Fas­ten off. Sec­ond Side Turn Head­band to edge op­po­site side.

Rnd 1: Join (see Pat­tern Notes) to edge of Head­band just left of seam, ch 1, sc evenly around.

Rnds 2 & 3: Work as for First Side Edg­ing. Fas­ten off. Weave in ends.

Pom­poms

Make 1 Pom­pom about 15/ 8 inches in di­am­e­ter, and 2 Pom­poms about 13/ 8 inches in di­am­e­ter. When ty­ing the yarn around the cen­ter of the Pom­pom, leave the ends of this yarn long for se­cur­ing to Head­band. Use a lit­tle fab­ric glue as you make your Pom­pom or when you fin­ish it to se­cure it tog. Place on Head­band so that, with the seam at the back of the head, the Pom­poms will sit tog in a close group about 31/2 inches left of cen­ter. Pull the tie ends of each Pom­pom through the fab­ric of the Head­band. Se­cure with a knot and weave in ends.

Take one skein of a beau­ti­ful var­ie­gated yarn and cro­chet this pretty head­band in star stitch. It’s quick to fin­ish, so make sev­eral for gift-giv­ing this hol­i­day sea­son.

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