DROPS Extra / 0-873

DROPS Extra 0-873 by DROPS Design

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

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DROPS design: Pattern no n-138
Yarn group A
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Measurements: approx. 9 cm vertically and in width
Materials: DROPS COTTON VISCOSE from Garnstudio
50 g colour no 01, white
Some left-over yarn colour no 05, red
And use: DROPS KID-SILK from Garnstudio
25 g colour no 01, off white

DROPS STRAIGHT NEEDLES SIZE 2.5 mm - or size needed to get 26 sts x 32 rows in stocking st with 1 thread of each yarn = 10 x 10 cm.
DROPS CROCHET HOOK SIZE 2.5 mm - for crochet edge and strap.
Accessories:
Some cotton wool for filling One ball Cotton Viscose = 3 stars.

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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in British English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from cm to inches - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in British and American English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in American English, please click here.
INCREASE TIP:
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.

DECREASE TIP:
Dec 1 st at beg of row as follows: K the first 2 sts on row tog.
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STAR:
Work 2 parts in garter st (i.e. K all rows), then crochet the parts tog.
Cast on 5 sts on needle size 2.5 mm with 1 thread Cotton Viscose white and 1 thread 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): Cast 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). On next row, cast off the remaining sts. Sew cast on edge against the left edge of last tip. Knit another part the same way.

CROCHET EDGE AND STRAP:
Work the parts tog with red on hook size 2.5 mm as follows: Place the parts on top of each other, work 1 dc in every st/every other row through both layers along the outer edge - NOTE: Work 2 dc in each tip. Fill some cotton wool when approx. 2 cm remain until 1st dc and finish with 1 sl st in 1st dc. Work 1 more round with 1 dc in every dc (2 dc in each tip), finish with 1 sl st in 1st dc. Then work ch for approx. 12 cm for strap, finish with 1 sl st in 1st dc on 2nd round. Cut and fasten the thread.

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