Breezy Star Garland
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
You choice of hook and yarn. In my example, I used Caron Simply Soft and an “F” hook.
SPECIAL STS/NOTES: BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet. SC DEC: SC two sts together. “Sts” means any dc, sc, bpdc, or ch sps. JOIN: Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3 or in 1st sc.
Ch4, Join in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch3, DC in ring. [Ch2, 2DC in ring]4Xs. Ch2, & join*see special sts. (10dc, 5ch2)
Rnd 2: Ch1, SC in same st. SC in next dc. [2DC, Ch2, 2DC in next ch2sp. SC in 2dc]4Xs. 2DC, Ch2, 2DC in last sp. Join. (20dc, 10sc)
Rnd 3: Sl st in 3sts and ch2 sp. Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC in same sp. [+SC in 2sts, SC DEC over 2sts. SC in 2sts+ (2DC, Ch2, 2DC) in next ch2 sp.]4Xs. Repeat +to+ once and join. (20dc, 20sc, 5dec)
Rnd 4: Sl st in next st and sp, Ch1, 3SC in same sp. [+SC in 4sts, sl st in dec st, SC in 4sts+. 3SC in ch2 sp] 4Xs. Repeat +to+ once and join. (55sc, 5sl sts)
My mantle is about 99” long. I made 9 snowflakes. I laid out the snowflakes on my mantle to determine how far apart I wanted them to be. I used the tail of one to pull through the second snowflake in the ch2 sp, and used that as a guide for the chain in between them, and used the count below.
Chain 20, SC in ch2 sp of a snowflake. [Ch40 & SC in ch2 sp of another snowflake] Repeat for the rest of your snowflakes. After you SC into your last snowflake, Ch20, and Fasten off.
For more info on abbreviations and links to sites and videos that will help with certain stitches, please see my blog, “One Crochet Day at a time” at http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
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