My Free Patterns

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Thursday, 22 May 2008

Double-decker Star

This star design has mock rings in it. To find out how to make mock rings, click here for the tutorial.

The pattern uses two shuttles.

R(6---6), make the picot long enough to join four other rings to it. Reverse work.

(*) C(3-3-3), do not reverse.

The next step is for a mock ring.
MR(4-4 ..) , the .. indicates that the mock ring is not yet complete and will be continued later.

Switch shuttles and make a full ring R(3-3-3-3) and close this ring.

Switch shuttles and continue the second part of the mock ring MR(.. 4-4). Now close the mock ring.

Continue with C(3-3-3) and reverse work.

Then, ring R(6+6), joining to the long picot of the first ring, reverse work.

Repeat from (*) for the other four points of the star, joining the last chain to the ring at the beginning of the motif.
If you make the picot in the first ring large enough, and make six repeats in all you'll get a double-decker snowflake.

7 comments:

  1. What a pretty star! Will you be publishing a book of star patterns next? ; )

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  2. Pretty star. Perfect for practising mock rings on. Thanks for the pic and the pattern.

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  3. You know, this is perfect for my current students who are struggling their way through chains. I don't want to move on to rings until they feel comfortable with where they are and this would be great practice!

    :-) Gina

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  4. Hi Diane, that is something to think about, but I have not designed many stars, so it might take a while, :-)

    You are welcome Tattingchic.

    Gina, I am glad if you are able to use this pattern for your class

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  5. This is a simple little star, but oh so effective!

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  6. Very cool - I've never been any good with thread, except maybe to save a shirt here and there. But surfing around this morning, I'm just finding the most amazing stuff. Very cool!

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  7. Great Star! My first successful mock ring.

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