Skill Level: 3
Bold colors bring a modern, boho touch to the star motifs on this rug. The stars are crocheted together as you work so there is no sewing to do at the end.
Star motif, approx 4 in. (10cm) across from point to point.
Rug, approx 37 x 24 in. (94 x 68.5cm)
FPdc and FPtr: dc and tr, respectively, worked behind the post of the designated stitch on the side facing you Surface sl st: Insert hook through designated st and draw up loop from the WS of the motif; complete sl st on the RS, insert hook into next designated st and draw up loop, complete sl st. Continue around the motif working in each designated st.
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Using G/6 (4mm) hook and color of choice, ch6 join ends with sl st to form ring.
Round 1: *ch1, work [dc1, tr1, dc1, ch1, sl st] into ring, ch1, rep from * 5 more times. (6 petals)
Round 2: * ch2, skip ch1, work [FPdc into next st, FPtr into next st, FPdc into next st, ch2], skip ch1, sl st into sl st from previous round, rep from * to end.
Round 3: * ch2, skip ch2, work [FPdc into next st, FPtr into next st, FPdc into next st, ch2], skip ch2, sc1 into sl st from previous round, rep from * to end.
Fasten off yarn and weave in loose ends
Note: The next round is worked using the surface crochet technique, the hook is used with the RS of motif facing, but the yarn will be held at the WS of motif.
With contrasting color, work surface sl st around motif inserting hook in the top of each designated st or sp below:
Round 4: Join contrast color with sl st into final sc of Round 3, then work as follows down towards the center of the motif as follows, working down the edge of the last of the six petals. Sl st into corresponding sp on Round 2, sl st into corresponding st of Round 1, sl st into center of ring, *next work sl st into each sp back up the right side of next petal, ending with sl st into ch2sp, sl st into back loop only (blo) of next 3sts**, next work sl st into each sp back down left-hand side of same petal, and into loop, rep from * ending last rep at **, fasten off yarn and pull tail through to WS. Weave in loose ends.
Note: The next round is worked into the top of the stitches from Round 3, they are at the WS of the motif.
Round 5: Join next color into any sl st on Round 3, * sl st into ch2sp, sc1 into next st, work [sc1, ch3, sc1] into next st (corner worked), sc1 into next st, sc1 into next ch2sp, rep from * to end, sl st into sl st at beg of round.
Work Rounds 1–4 as given for first motif
Note: You will also join the motifs together as you go on this round.
Round 5: Join next color into any sl st on Round 3, * sl st into next ch2sp, sc1 into next st, work [sc1, ch1, sl st into ch3sp from first motif, ch1,sc1] into next st (corner join worked), sc1 into next st, sc1 into next ch2sp, rep from * working corner join into 2 corners only for first row of motifs, for corners work as Round 5 of first motif. Using picture or placement diagram as guide, join all the motifs together as Round 5 working into two corners from each motif.
Work a total of seven rows.
Weave in loose ends, then block and press if required.
Each star motif requires approximately 17 yards (15.5m) of worsted/aran weight yarn. If you choose to design something with different dimensions, simply multiply the total number of motifs by 17 yards (15.5m) to determine the total length of yarn required for your project. For example, if you want to make a blanket measuring 37 x 48 in. (94 x 122cm) you will need 2 skeins of each color.