Pattern: Imperial Star

Hello,

On this page I will share my Imperial Star pattern (clicking this link will take you to the Ravelry pattern page) with you. This is a pattern for a fancy star shaped crochet motif. This cute star can be used in many different ways. I have used mine as coasters (they even fit the huge glasses we have here at home!), but they could also be hooked in a bulkier yarn to make a nice trivet or potholder. And if hooked in Red or white and sprayed with spray starch they make great ornaments for your christmas tree. Or hook them in lots of different colours and make a garland! The options are endless.

The motif has a floral centre and has a slightly hexagonal shape.

This motif uses American crochet terms.

Materials:

  • A crochet hook (of a size that matches your yarn, I used a 3 mm hook for the samples)
  • Cotton yarn. For the samples I used Anna Og Claras Bomuldsgarn from Søstrene Grene in several colours.
  • Scissors

Stitches used:

blo     = This stitch is worked through the back loop of the stitches in the

previous round.

ch     = Chain

dc     = Double crochet

hdc   = Half double crochet

sc     = Single crochet

sk st = Skip stitch

sl kn = Slip knot

sl st = Slipstitch

sp     = Space

tr     = Treble crochet

(…)   = Stitches in this section all go into the same stitch or space.

[…] x = This section is repeated. The number following the x represents the

number of times it needs to be repeated.

Pattern:

Note: Some rounds use both stitches through back loop as well as regular stitches!

Make a sl kn, ch 6 and sl st to first ch to form a ring.

Round 1: ch 3, 14 dc into ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 2: ch 6, dc in same sp, [ch 1, sk 2 st, dc, ch 3, dc] x 4, ch 1 join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 6.

Round 3: sl st into ch 3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc), [sc into ch 1 sp, (3 dc into ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc)] x 4, sc into ch 1 sp, sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 4: ch 3, 2 dc blo, ch 2, sk 1 st, 3 dc blo, [hdc, 3 dc blo, ch 2, sk 1 st, 3 dc blo] x 4, hdc, join with sc to 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Round 5: 2 sc, (2 dc, tr, ch 2, tr, 2 dc), 4 sc, [3 sc, (2 dc, tr, ch 2, tr, 2 dc), 4 sc] x 4, join with sc to 1st sc.

Round 6: sc, 3 hdc, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc), 3 hdc, 3 sc, ch 3, sc into 1st ch, sk st, [3 sc, 3 hdc, (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc), 3 hdc, 3 sc, ch 3, sc into 1st ch, sk st] x 4 Join with sl st to first sc. Cut yarn and bind off.

Blocking brings out the best in this motif, but isn’t required, a good stretch does just as well.

I hope you enjoy the pattern!

Love, Renée

ps. Click here to download the pattern.

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