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Tinwe

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Christmas is around the corner and even if it’s going to be different this year because of the pandemic, there’s still some time to get prepared.

These beautiful, tiny stars (Tinwe means star in J. R. R. Tolkien’s elvish language) can be great stocking fillers, additional small gifts decorations on your Christmas Tree or a bunting: the possibilities are endless.

This pattern and photographs are the property of K.A.M.E. Crochet by Krisztina Anna Matejcsok-Edomer and are for personal and non-commercial use. You may not alter or sell this pattern in any way. You may sell finished products, but please credit K.A.M.E. Crochet if you can. Thank you!

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Difficulty:           Easy/Advanced Beginner

Size:             2.5″ / 6.5 cm on the widest point         

Materials needed:

  • 1.8 mm (1/0) size hook
  • 1 gram, 6.16 yards/ 5.6 meters of Hobbii Rainbow Lace or any other suitable crochet thread
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • NOTE: Blocking is essential to enhance the lace patternwork of the design

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

3DCCL = 3 double crochet cluster

Picot ST = picot stitch

{} =indicates how many stitches go into the same stitch or used to repeat a small set of instructions between these brackets the number of times given

[] = used to repeat a longer set of instructions between these brackets, the number of times given (may contain smaller repeats)

Special Stitches:

Front Post Double Crochet (FPDC):

Yarn over, insert your hook from front to back around the post of given stitch, from right to left, yarn over and finish your double crochet as usual.

3 Double Crochet Cluster (3DCCL):

  1. Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch/space, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, leave the stitch unfinished. (2 loops on hook)
  2. Yarn over, insert hook in same indicated stitch/space, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, leave the stitch unfinished. (3 loops on hook)
  3. Yarn over, insert hook in same indicated stitch/space, yarn over, pull, through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops, chain 1 to close. (chain 1 doesn’t count as a stitch)

Picot Stitch (Picot ST):

CH 3, SLST into the third CH from hook

Gauge:  not needed

Additional notes:

  • If a round starts with a Chain 1 or 2, it is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • US terms used throughout
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.
  • You can start each round as I did in the pattern or you can use a standing stitch or chains, it’s totally up to you!

Instructions

To Start: MR or CH 5, SLST into first CH to form a ring.

Round 1: {3DCCL, CH 1} 6 times into MR, join with a SLST to first 3DCCL

(6 x 3DCCL, 6 x CH 1 SP)

Round 2: CH 1, 1 DC into and 1 FPDC around same ST (3DCCL), CH 2, SK CH 1 SP (between clusters), {1 DC in next ST and 1 FPDC around same ST (3DCCL), CH 2, SK CH 1 SP (between clusters)} 5 times, join with a SLST to first DC

(6 FPDC, 6 DC, 6 x CH 2 SP)

Round 3: CH 1, 1 DC in same ST, 1 DC in next ST (FPDC), 1 FPDC around both posts of DC and FPDC from previous round, CH 1, 1 DC in CH 2 SP, CH 1, {1 DC in next ST, 1 DC in next ST (FPDC), 1 FPDC around both posts of DC and FPDC from previous round, CH 1, 1 DC in CH 2 SP, CH 1} 5 times, join with a SLST to first DC

(6 FPDC, 18 DC, 12 x CH 1 SP)

Round 4: SLST to next ST, CH 1, 1 SC in same ST, SK next ST (FPDC) and CH 1 SP, {4 DC, Picot ST, 4 DC} in next ST (DC), SK next CH 1 SP and next ST (DC), [1 SC in next ST, SK next ST (FPDC) and CH 1 SP, {4 DC, Picot ST, 4 DC} in next ST (DC), SK next CH 1 SP and next ST (DC)] 5 times, join with a SLST to first SC

(6 SC, 6 Picot Shells)

Note: if you want to hang it, after you joined to the first SC, CH 20 or 25 and SLST back to the same ST

Fasten off, weave in all ends, then block and stiffen (optional) the finished item.



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