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DROPS Extra 0-873 by DROPS Design

Knitted DROPS Christmas star in "Cotton Viscose" and "Kid-Silk".

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DROPS Extra 0-873

DROPS design: Pattern no n-138
Yarn group A
Measurements: approx. 9 cm / 3½'' vertically and in width

Materials: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
50 g color no 01, white
Some left-over yarn color no 05, red
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
25 g color no 01, off white

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 - or size needed to get 26 sts x 32 rows in stockinette st with 1 strand of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm/C/2 - for crochet edge and strap.

Some poly stuffing for filling One ball Cotton Viscose = 3 stars.

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NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Inc 1 st at end of row as follows: Make 1 YO before the last st on row. On next row K the YO twisted.

Dec 1 st at beg of row as follows: K the first 2 sts on row tog.

Work 2 pieces in garter st (i.e. K all rows), then crochet the pieces tog.
Cast on 5 sts on needle size 2.5 mm / US 1.5 with 1 strand Cotton Viscose white and 1 strand Kid-Silk.

Row 1 (= WS): K all sts - AT THE SAME TIME inc at the end of row - READ INCREASE TIP = 6 sts.
Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 (= rows from RS): K all sts.
Row 3: K all sts - AT THE SAME TIME dec at beg of row - READ DECREASE TIP and inc at the end of row = 6 sts.
Row 5, 9 and 13: Work as 1st row (= 1 st inc at the end of row).
Row 7 and 11: Work as 3rd row (= 1 st dec at beg of row and 1 st inc at the end of row). After last inc, there are 9 sts on needle.
Row 14 (= RS): Bind off all sts on row = 1 st remain on row, then knit up 4 sts along the entire left side of piece = 5 sts (NOTE: The last st should be knitted up in 1st row).

Repeat from 1st to 14th row a total of 5 times but the last time work until there are only 9 sts on row (last row = 13th row).
n next row, bind off the remaining sts.
Sew cast on edge against the left edge of last tip.
Knit another part the same way.

Work the pieces tog with red on hook size 2.5 mm/C as follows:
Place the pieces on top of each other, work 1 sc in every st/every other row through both layers along the outer edge - NOTE: Work 2 sc in each tip.
Fill some poly stuffing when approx. 2 cm / 3/4'' remain until 1st sc and finish with 1 sl st in 1st sc. Work 1 more round with 1 sc in every sc (2 sc in each tip), finish with 1 sl st in 1st sc.
Then ch for approx. 12 cm / 4¾'' for strap, finish with 1 sl st in 1st sc on 2nd round.
Fasten off.
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