North Star

Many people start their year with resolutions, goals, intentions, a word of the year … or a North Star to guide their path.

This is a small star to crochet at the beginning of a new year, or at any other time.

Techniques and abbreviations:
MC: main colour
CC: contrast colour
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet

dc2tog: double crochet 2 stitches togeter – * yo, insert hook in indicated stitch or space, pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook), yo, pull through 2 loops *, repeat from * to * once more, yo, pull through the 3 remaining loops on the hook.

picot: Ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook

invisible needle join: https://www.gathered.how/knitting-and-crochet/crochet/how-to-do-the-invisible-crochet-join/

The star in the photos was worked in my Wool and Linen yarn with a 5 mm (US H-8) hook.

Pattern

With MC, ch 6, close to a ring with a sl st in the 6th ch from the hook.

Round 1: Ch 2 + 1 dc in ring (count as dc2tog), ch 3, repeat [dc2tog in ring, ch 3] 5 times, fasten off and close the round with an invisible needle join. There are six 3-ch spaces separated by dc2tog clusters.

Change to CC

Round 2 (with CC): (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 picot, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in a 3-ch space, ch 1, * (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 picot, 1 dc, 1 hdc) in next ch space, ch 1 *, repeat from * to * to end of round, close the round with a sl st in first hdc. Fasten off.

Change to MC.

Round 3 (with MC): 1 sc in a dc2tog in round 1, working around (enclosing) the ch-1 in round 2, ch 5 going behind the stitches in round 2, * 1 sc in next dc2tog in round 1 working around (enclosing) the ch-1 in round 2, ch 5 going behind the stitches in round 2, * repeat from * to * to end of round, close the round with a sl st in first sc. There are six 5-ch spaces placed behind the stitches in round 2.

Round 4: (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 picot, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in each ch space in round 3, close the round with a sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Weave in all ends.