Thursday, June 7, 2012

Shaping Stars

Sylvan Star Washcloth

This week I've been working up some star motifs. It's been really informative and fun. One of the things I love most about crochet is that there is a seemingly endless number of skills to learn and master. This week I ventured into the art of shaping. What's most amazing to me is that you can start out with one shape (like a circle or a square) and end up with something completely different when you're done (like a star). I really love that about motifs.

What I also love is all the great resources for patterns nowadays. I'm always discovering something interesting and new to work up. Above are some washcloths that I just made. I found the pattern over at Lion Brand. I made a few minor alterations. Instead of eight rounds, I crocheted six and I added a boarder of single crochets to finish off the edges. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. Below is a star motif that I stitched up from a book. It was a little confusing to follow at first, but I got the hang of it after a couple of tries. What's great about both of these patterns is that they are a nice way to scrap your stash if you've got some left over yarn to use up...and believe me, I've got lots of extra yarn.

Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs

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