My husband and I have recently decided that we will make Saturday our night to be together, distraction-free. I admit, at first I was nervous. Blogging takes tons of time, guys. Like, a lot. And since I am Major Worry, I was scared I would be “wasting” precious working time.
I am so glad I was wrong.
It doesn’t matter when you are doing, you need to take a break. That is part of the reason I picked up embroidery, and why I am ready to learn how to knit.
The break is refreshing and lovely. I get to reconnect with my best friend, have discussions and enjoy time together. I honestly feel like I am replenished and more productive the following Monday.
Buuuut that doesn’t mean my hooks don’t come out to play for a few minutes on the weekend. This pretty Twinkling Stars Crochet Wall Hanging was my project last weekend and I love how it turned out. It is currently hanging on the wall adjacent to Sis’s crib and it looks fab in her room.
Twinkling Stars Crochet Wall Hanging
Abbreviations: American Terms
St – Stitch
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
Dc – Double Crochet
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Note: You can refer to this Crochet Mini Stars post for a photo tutorial for the mini stars. These stars are a bit larger, but are created using the same basic method.
Start with a magic ring.
1. Dc 9 inside the ring.
2. *Ch 4. Sc in 2nd ch from hook. Hdc. Dc in last ch. Sk immediate st on the circle and sl st into next st.* work 5 times. Your final sl st will be in the first st.
Weave in your ends.
Make as many stars as you would like. Your count my differ with the length of stick you choose. You can see I slipped in a couple Mini Stars for variety. You may want to block your stars to be sure they lay flat. I did NOT block mine, and they seemed to stay pretty flat, but blocking would make sure they are nice and flat.
Cut a length of yarn and tie it to the top of one of the peaks on your stars. Tie a piece to each star. It helps to lay them out on your stick so you can arrange them the way you like before you tie them in place.
Tie all the strings to the stick and trim your ends. Finish by tying a piece of yarn from either end to hang it from.
I hope you have a wonderful and RELAXING weekend, my friends.
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