Yesterday I posted a picture of my new purse, and a lot of people loved the little star charm that was on the zipper. I decided to make a few more and share the pattern 🙂
All for this pattern goes to the blog Mohu, and a link to the original pattern is here. Mohu makes the tiniest cutest colorful cuddly creations and I adore her work. I followed her pattern but decided to take a slightly different approach to the final product. The original pattern is in spirals, but I did joined rounds. A personal preference, but if you want spirals just don’t slip stitch at the end of each round. Let’s get started!
- Yarn size 4 (ex: Red Heart, Bernate, ect)
- Any size hook will do, I chose 3 different ones to show size
- White embroidery thread
- Black buttons
- Yarn needle and regular needle
- Sc = Single Crochet/Single Stitch
- St = Stitch
- Spl St = Slip Stitch
- Ch = Chain
- Magic Ring 5 sc. Slp st and ch 1 (5)
- 2sc in each st. Slp st and ch 1 at end of round (10)
- 3sc in next st, slp st in next. Repeat 5 times. Slp st and ch 1 at end of round (20)
- Sc, 3sc in next st, 3sc in next st, sc, slp st. Repeat 5 times. Slp st and ch 1 at end of round (30)
- Skip the next st, 5sc in next st, sc, skip, slp st. Repeat 5 times. Slp st and leave a long tail for the first star half, then cut.
With the 2.5 mm hook two sides should look like this:
Next I used a bit of black felt, and cut two circles that were slightly smaller than the black buttons. Then with the felt behind the button, sew them on for the little eyes. I do this because it seems to keep the buttons sturdier. Make sure to sew tightly! If you want blush marks, sew them on now or do what I did and just add a little glue. Now sew both star halves together, only stuffing when there is only one star point open. Mohu stuffs them lightly making them very flat, but for some reason I like my baby stars cute n’ chubby, I shoved as much stuffing as I could in them!
And there you have it, a baby star is born. I keep using them as keychains, phone charms, decoration, they are so simple but add a colorful aspect to anything. The one on my phone I actually named “Baby Star” and will refer to him as a living thing haha…they don’t take too long to make. Enjoy~
With Baby Star watching The Lego Movie,