Happy 4th of July to all my US readers! Talk about down to the wire! I got the brilliant idea for these goodies Sunday, July 2nd and got to work. I always use calendar wallpaper for my desktop and phone. It’s so hard to find current ones, much less any featuring crochet, so I decided to do something about it. I’m crossing my fingers and hoping I will be able to bring these to you every single month! I already have ideas for August and September so the prospect is looking good so far. As I keep doing it, my photography and graphics should improve, especially since this one was kind of rushed.
So let’s get to it. I’ve created one with a calendar and one without for both Desktop and Phone. I plan on getting one for iPad/tablets, as well, but since holidays are made to spend with family, it will be another day or two on that. I also made it into an 8 x 10 printable, in case you’d also/rather hang it in your favorite crochet space. Just right click the link to “save as”, “save image”, or print! This is my first time making a downloadable file, so if the link doesn’t work, please leave a comment and I’ll fix it as quickly as I can.
Downloads and Printables
Of course, I couldn’t just make these without also giving you a quick pattern. I made all twelve of these little stars in under an hour using Lion Brand Heartland Yarn (so perfect for an American Independance Day post). This is also the first pattern I’ve ever wrote to share so my instruction writing style definitely needs work. The other patterns I found didn’t have as full of a center, so I decided to try it on my own, I hope you like it.
What you’ll need:
- Small amounts of yarn in your choice of colors
- Size F 4.0 mm crochet hook
What you’ll do:
- Start with a magic circle/loop. Ch 1, and then make 9 double crochets in the circle. Slip stitch to the top of chain 1.
- *Chain 4. Slip stitch in second chain from hook. 1 Single Crochet in next chain. 1 Half Double Crochet in last chain. Skip next stitch, slip stitch in next stitch.* Repeat 4 more times for a total of five points.
- Finish off, weave in ends.
The points do tend to want to curl up, so I did wet block mine (block according to yarn type) and gave each star a tiny spritz of liquid starch.
Keep creating, I know I will!