Lace Star motif

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I completed a project for LIG magazine recently, which were bunting made out of star halves. I realised that I subsequently have a new design when trying to complete the star into a whole motif. The challenge was to link them – so I used chain loops between two star points and 3 ch loop links at each star points. The end result was this most beautiful lace star pattern that can be used for blankets and shawls. I sincerely hope that you enjoy this pattern as much as I did in designing it.

I used a 3 mm crochet hook and MoYa double knit 100% cotton yarn, but any cotton yarn will make a delicate lace star.

For this pattern, I used American crochet terminology:

ch = chain, cl = cluster, dc = double crochet, rep = repeat, rnd = round, sp = space, sc = single crochet, ss = slip stitch, st = stitch

Colour 1: Start with 4 ch, ss in the 1st ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: 3 ch, 11 dc in ring, ss in top of beg 3 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 2: with colour 2: 4 ch, *1 dc in the next dc, 1 ch, rep from * to end, ss in 3rd of beg 4 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 3: with colour 3: start in 1 ch-sp, 3 ch, 2 dc cl in same sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch sp, 3 ch, *3 dc cl in next 1 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in next 1 ch sp, 3 ch, rep from * to end, ss in top of beg 3 ch. Fasten off.

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Rnd 4: with colour 4: join in top of cl, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 5 dc in the next sc, *(1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in next cl, 5 dc in next sc, rep from * to end, ss in 1st sc.

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Rnd 5: ss into 3 ch loop, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, skip 2 dc, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in next dc, 3 ch, *1 sc in next 3 ch sp, 3 ch,skip 2 dc, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 dc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in next dc, 3 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc.

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Rnd 6: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 3 ch, skip 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 5 ch,  (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, *1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, skip 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 5 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc.

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Rnd 7: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl, 3 ch, 2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 5 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 4 ch, *1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl, 3 ch, 2 dc cl, 2 ch, 2 dc cl) in the next 5 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 4 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

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Rnd 8: with new colour: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, *1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next 2 ch sp, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc. img_2581

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Rnd 9: complete this row for first star – the next stars are joined in this row: 1 ch, 1 sc in the same st, 5 ch, ss in the same st, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, *(1 sc, 5 ch, ss in the same st) in the next sc, 4 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, (1 sc, 3 ch, 1 sc) in the next 3 ch sp, 3 ch, skip next 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 3 ch, 1 sc in the next sc, 4 ch, rep from * to end, ss in beg sc. Fasten off.

The following stars are joined in the 5 ch loops by 1 sc, 2 ch, ch through the adjacent 5 ch loop, 2 ch, ss in the same st and at the star points by 1 sc, 1 ch, 1 ch through adjacent 3 ch loop, 1 ch, 1 sc in the same sp.

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