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Mírëa

As it’s December already and Christmas is around the corner, I always start thinking about small but festive gift ideas to give my kids’ nursery teachers.

This is how I came up with this lovely little star design this year so say hello to my newest pattern: Mírëa!

This beautiful little star can be a nice little gift for Christmas and a great stocking filler too.
Also, it can be used as a decoration, just make a bunch of them or create a garland and hang it on the wall, the possibilities are endless! 🙂

It works up super fast and it’s easy enough for an advanced beginner as it has a full step-by-step photo tutorial.

Special thanks to my tester: Éva Nagyné Lakhézi


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Difficulty:                           Advanced Beginner/Intermediate

Finished Size:                   12 cm / 5” across, measured on the widest point

Materials needed:

  • 4 mm (G) size hook (I used Green & Gold Odyssey by Furls)
  • Scheepjes Twinkle in 2 contrasting colors {I used Scheepjes Twinkle in Silver-Colour 940 (C1) and Turquoise-Colour 920 (C2)}, approximately 5 grams in total, (16,4 yards/15 meters) or any suitable cotton or cotton mix Dk weight yarn
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • NOTE: Blocking is only optional, I didn’t block my stars as it didn’t feel neccessary

Stitches Used and Abbreviations:

MR = magic ring

CH = chain

SK = skip

ST/STS= stitch/ stitches

SLST = slip stitch

SC = single crochet

FPSC = front post single crochet

BPHDC =back post half double crochet

DC = double crochet

FPDC = front post double crochet

BPDC = back post double crochet

TR = treble crochet

Puff ST = puff stitch

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

Special Stitches:

Front Post Half Double Crochet (FPHDC):

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

Back Post Half Double Crochet (BPHDC):

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

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.

Back Post Double Crochet (BPDC):

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

Puff Stitch (Puff ST):

  1. Yarn over hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a long loop through that stitch (3 loops on hook)
  2. Yarn over hook again, insert hook into the same stitch, pull up a loop (same height as the previous one) 3 more times. You should have 9 loops on your hook. (Picture 1.)
  3. Yarn over and pull through 8 loops, (2 loops remain on your hook) (Picture 2.)
  4. Yarn over and pull through both remaining loops. (Picture 3-4.)

(This way, you will only have 1 loop on top of the puff stitches, instead of 2)

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Picot Stitch (Picot ST):

CH 3, SLST into the third CH from hook

Gauge:   not critical for this project but it may affect the yarn quantities required

Additional notes:

  • If a row/round starts with a Chain 1 or 2, this is not counted as a stitch, unless stated otherwise.
  • Slip stitches do not count as stitches.
  • US terms used throughout.
  • At the end of every round, there’s going to be a note with the stitch count, so you can keep track of your work easily and avoid any mistakes. It’s written in a different color in bold
  • Notes are written in a different color in (brackets) to help you through the pattern.

Instructions

To start: With C1 MR or CH 5, SLST to first CH to form a ring

Round 1: CH 1, [1Puff ST, CH 3] 5 times into the ring, SLST to first Puff ST, tighten the ring

(5 Puff ST, 5 x CH 3 SP)

Round 2: CH 1, 1 FPDC around same ST (Puff ST)(Pic 1), {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next CH 3 SP (Pic 2), [1 FPDC around next ST (Puff ST)(Pic 3), {1 Puff ST, CH 2, 1 Puff ST} in next CH 3 SP] 4 times, SLST to first FPDC (Pic 4)

Fasten off.

(5 FPDC, 10 Puff ST, 5 x CH 2 SP)

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Round 3: Join C2 with a standing FPSC to any FPDC from previous round, SK next ST (Puff ST)(Pic 1), {3 DC, 1 TR, CH 2, 1 TR, 3 DC} in next CH 2 SP (Pic 2), SK next ST (Puff ST), [1 FPSC around next ST (FPDC)(Pic 3), SK next ST (Puff ST), {3 DC, 1 TR, CH 2, 1 TR, 3 DC} in next CH 2 SP, SK next ST (Puff ST)] 4 times, join with a SLST to first FPSC (Pic 4)

Fasten off.

(5 FPSC, 30 DC, 10 TR, 5 x CH 2 SP)

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Round 4: Join C1 with a standing DC to any CH 2 SP (Pic 1), {1 DC, CH 1, 2 DC} in same SP (Pic 2), 1 BPDC around next 4 STS (1 TR, 3 DC)(Pic 3), SK next ST (FPSC), 1 BPDC around next 4 STS (3 DC, 1 TR)(Pic 4), [{2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC} in next CH 2 SP (Pic 5), 1 BPDC around next 4 STS (1 TR, 3 DC), SK next ST (FPSC), 1 BPDC around next 4 STS (3 DC, 1 TR)] 4 times, join with a SLST to first DC (Pic 6)

Fasten off.

(20 DC, 40 BPDC, 5 x CH 1 SP)

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Round 5: Join C2 with a standing SC to any CH 1 SP (Pic 1), {Picot ST, 1 SC} in same SP (Pic 2), 1 BPHDC around next 5 STS (Pic 3), SK 2 STS, 1 BPHDC around next 5 STS (Pic 4), [{1 SC, Picot ST, 1 SC} in next CH 1 SP (Pic 5), 1 BPHDC around next 5 STS, SK 2 STS, 1 BPHDC around next 5 STS] 4 times, join with a SLST to first SC (Pic 6)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

(10 SC, 50 BPHDC, 5 Picot ST)

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2 thoughts on “Mírëa

  1. Thanks! This turned out gorgeous even all in one color! I only had a silvery gray and I love it!

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