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Advent Star CAL - Join us in the latest Crochet Along!

Advent Star CAL - Join us in the latest Crochet Along!
Posted on 24-11-2016 by Kim Koopmans

Advent Star CAL - December is almost here and so it's time to count down until it's Christmas. Because it's so much fun doing the countdown with an Advent calendar, we've designed a beautiful new Advent CAL again! Continue reading for all ins and outs and make sure your countdown till Christmas Eve is just as fun as ours!  

Using an Advent calendar to countdown the days till Christmas eve is so much fun and after last year's Advent CAL we couldn't resist to create a gorgeous new Advent Crochet Along. From December 1st we will be giving away small free crochet patterns to decorate our latest Advent Calendar design. Of course we need a showstopper to hang our ornaments in so we've crocheted a beautiful Christmas star. Join us again in the Advent Star CAL and get going with the free patterns! You can find the patterns of the little ornaments in this blog!

Let's start with the Christmas star first! This star is such a delight to crochet and decorate your house with. The base is made of the acrylic yarn Katia Alaska and has a beautiful sparkling border of byClaire Sparkle. The crochet work has been strengthened with cardboard, such that you can hang it on your wall, window or door!

Order the complete Advent Star CAL Yarn Kit
Do you want to get started with the Advent Star CAL? Order the complete Advent Star CAL Crochet Kit here. This kit contains all materials you need for making the star and the ornaments.
What do you need for the Advent Star CAL?

For making the Advent Star only you'll need the following materials:
- 3 balls Katia Alaska colour 9
- 1 ball Durable Glam colour 2231
- Crochet hook no. 5mm and 7mm
- Piece of Cardboard

Do you already want to have all materials for the ornaments? This is what you'll need:

- 1 ball Yarn and Colors Must-have colours 02, 05, 07, 30, 47, 90, 96, 98, 99
- 1 ball Yarn and Colors Must-Have Minis colour 100
- 1 ball Phildar Nuage colour 01
- Drops Glitter colour gold and silver
Crochet hook no. 2,5mm
- Little hooks for hanging the ornaments
Stuffing

Stitches used:
Tch.     = Turning chain
Ch.      = Chain
Sc.      = Single crochet
Rsc.    = Reversed single crochet
St.       = Stitch

Size of the Star:
Length/height ±80 cm

Crochet Pattern Advent Star

The Advent Star consists of 5 separate points which will be joined in the end. We're starting with making 1 point of Katia Alaska and crochet hook no. 7 mm.

Ch. 1 + tch. 1 (work tch. 1 after each row and turn your work)
Row 1: Sc. 1
Row 2: Sc. 2  in 1 st.
Row 3: Sc. 2
Row 4: Sc. 1, sc. 2 in the last st. (3 sts.)
Row 5: Sc. 2, sc. 2 in the last st. (4 sts.)
Row 6: Sc. 3, sc. 2 in the last st. (5 sts.)
Row 7: Sc. 4, sc. 2 in the last st. (6 sts.)
Row 8: Sc. 5, sc. 2 in the last st. (7 sts.)
Row 9: Sc. 6, sc. 2 in the last st. (8 sts.)
Row 10: Sc. 7, sc. 2 in the last st. (9 sts.)
Row 11: Sc. 9
Row 12: Sc. 8, sc. 2 in the last st. (10 sts.)
Row 13: Sc. 9, sc. 2 in the last st. (11 sts.)
Row 14: Sc. 10, sc. 2 in the last st. (12 sts.)
Rows 15 & 16: Sc. 12
Row 17: Sc. 11, sc. 2 in the last st. (13 sts.)
Row 18: Sc. 12, sc. 2 in the last st. (14 sts.)
Row 19: Sc. 13, sc. 2 in the last st. (15 sts.)
Row 20: Sc. 14, sc. 2 in the last st. (16 sts.)
Rows 21 & 22: Sc. 16
Row 23: Sc. 15, sc. 2 in the last st. (17 sts.)
Row 24: Sc. 16, sc. 2 in the last st. (18 sts.)
Row 25: Sc. 17, sc. 2 in the last st. (19 sts.)
Row 26: Sc. 18, sc. 2 in the last st. (20 sts.)
Row 27: Sc. 19, sc. 2 in the last st. (21 sts.)
Row 28: Sc. 20, sc. 2 in the last st. (22 sts.)
Row 29: Sc. 22
Row 30: Sc. 21, sc. 2 in the last st. (23 sts.)
Row 31: Sc. 22, sc. 2 in the last st. (24 sts.)
Rows 32 & 33: Sc. 24
Row 34: Sc. 24, sc. 2 in the last st. (25 sts.)
Row 35: Sc. 25, sc. 2 in the last st. (26 sts.)

From here on we continue with 2 separate parts, so the stitches will be divided.

Row 36: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 11. (12 sts.)
Row 37: Sc. 10, sc. 2 tog. (11 sts.)
Row 38: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 7, sc. 2 tog. (9 sts.)
Rows 39 & 40: Sc. 9
Row 41: Sc. 7, sc. 2 tog. (8 sts.)
Row 42: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 6 (7 sts.)
Row 43: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 3, sc. 2 tog. (5 sts.)
Rows 44 & 45: Sc. 5
Row 46: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 1, sc. 2 tog. (3 sts.)
Row 47: Sc. 1, sc. 2 tog. (2 sts.)
Row 48: Sc. 2 tog.
Row 49: Sc. 1
Cast off.

Work a same point at the remaining 13 sts. of row 35, but work in reversed way.

Row 1: Cast on a new yarn in the sc. next to the last crocheted point (row 35) and sc. 11, sc. 2 tog. (12 sts.)
Row 2: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 10 (11 sts.)
Row 3: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 7, sc. 2 tog. (9 sts.)
Rows 4 & 5: Sc. 9
Row 6: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 7 (8 sts.)
Row 7: Sc. 6, sc. 2 tog. (7 sts.)
Row 8: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 3, sc. 2 tog. (5 sts.)
Rows 9 & 10: Sc. 5
Row 11: Sc.  2 tog., sc. 1, sc. 2 tog. (3 sts.)
Row 12: Sc. 2 tog., sc. 1 (2 sts.)
Row 13: Sc. 2 tog.
Row 14: Sc. 1
Cast off.

Work a last round of sc. around the point. At the acute angles sc. 2, ch. 1, sc. 2 in 1 st. and at the obtuse angles sc. 2 in 1 st.

Work 5 points this way.

Now we're going to join the 5 points with sl.st. at the right side of your work (see the yellow stripes at the above picture). Insert in both points only in the outside loops of the edges. This way you'll get a star with an open star shaped space in the middle.

Take crochet hook 5mm and the Durable Glam and work a border of reversed single crochets around the inside and the outside edges.

Spray block the star such that all edges are nicely straight and let it dry.

When your work is dry, put the star at the cardboard and draw the shape of the star onto the cardboard. Cut it out of the cardboard, make the edges slightly shorter such that the cardboard won't be showing when you attach the crocheted star.

Last, to secure the star to the cardboard apply double-sided tape to the star and its points, attach it to the cardboard and press it firmly.
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