25 Sep 2018

Crochet Tutorial: Bobble Stitch 5 Point Star Free Crochet Pattern

     I chose to publish this pattern on its own even though it was initially created as lovey blanket for children because it's so versatile that can be made into so many other items depending on the size of the overall pattern, the size of the bobble stitch and type of yarn you choose to use.


     Using chunky yarn will give it a thick, solid texture suitable for rugs and wall hangings, while using DK yarn will make the star less rigid, exactly what you want for blankets and items of clothing. 



     You can even choose the size of the bobble stitch by using 3 incomplete double crochet stitches instead of the regular 5 which will make the star softer and thinner which is exactly what I did when I made the Sheep Lovey. 


     If you are not sure how to crochet the bobble stitch, you can learn following my tutorial HERE. See my pattern for the Sheep Baby Blanket for the modified bobble stitch which uses 3 incomplete double crochet stitches if you want to make a softer, not so thick, bobble star.



     And last, you can choose the size of the overall project and decide to make this star large for a throw or rug, medium for a lovey or table centrepiece, or small for an applique, bunting or even jewellery.

So many options!

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Supplies I Used

- chunky white yarn like Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn
- crochet hook size 4.5

The Stitches



- magic ring (MR) - tutorial here
- chain (ch)
- slip stitch (sl)
- decrease (dec) - tutorial here
- single crochet (sc) 
- double crochet (dc) 
- double crochet cluster (dcc) - 3 double crochet in the same chain
- bobble stitch (bo) - tutorial here



The Pattern

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     The pattern uses basic stitches which makes it easy to follow and replicate. Apart for the first 3 rows, the pattern consists of 2 repeated rows increased as you go.

     I used two methods of creating the corner, both crocheted in the ch2 space of the previous row:



- Corner 1 ( 2dc, ch2, 2dc)
- Corner 2 (sc, ch2, sc)

     Another difference from the regular star pattern is that I used two methods of decreasing on the inside corner area which creates a solid pattern instead of the holes you will find in the regular pattern.


So lets get started!

Using chunky yarn, create a magic ring. Work in the round, without turning, marking the beginning of the round with a stitch marker if you wish.



Round 1: ch2, 9sc, sl st in first chain

Round 2: ch1, dcc, *sc, dcc*, repeat ** 3 more times, sl st in first chain


Round 3: *sc in 1 of 3 dc chain from dcc, Corner 1 in 2 of 3 dc chain , sc in 3 of 3 dc chain, sk 1 (the previous sc chain)*, repeat 4 more times, sl st in first ch




Round 4: *2sc, Corner 2, 2sc, dec*, repeat 4 more times


Round 5: *sc, bo, sc, Corner 1, sc, bo, sc, sk1*, repeat 4 more times


     The following rows are a repeat of the Rows 4 and 5, just with more bobble and single crochet stitches as the star grows. Below you can see 4 more rows for your reference, it's up to you how big you choose to make your start.



     I used an entire ball of 100g chunky yarn and my star is 50cm (19 3/4 inches) in diameter and 2cm (little over 3/4 of an inch) thick.

Round 6: *4sc, Corner 2, 4sc, dec*, repeat 4 more times

Round 7: *sc, bo, sc, bo, sc, Corner 1, sc, bo, sc, bo, sc, sk1*, repeat 4 more times



Round 8: *6sc, Corner 2, 6sc, dec*, repeat 4 more times

Round 9: *sc, bo, sc, bo, sc, bo, sc, Corner 1, sc, bo, sc, bo, sc, bo, sc, sk1*, repeat 4 more times

     Finish the pattern on the even row (the one without bobbles) for a straight edge. You can even make 2 of them. 





Don't forget, you can get the large print, add-free, printable PDF pattern HERE

Happy Crocheting!

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