Popcorn Star

Popcorn Star

The crocheted Popcorn Stitch is one of three stitches that creates a little bobble of stitches that adds wonderful texture.  The bobble and puff stitches also create these little balls of fun, but the popcorn stitch is a perfect edging stitch, and creates the largest of all the shapes.

It is simple to do – and the results are delicious!

This pretty Popcorn Star Motif is worked in one color. It is crocheted in the round starting in the center and working outward from there. This is an intermediate crochet project that works up quickly. The size of this Motif is 5 “.

General Direction:

Using the Motif –

Unlike most crochet patterns, this pattern has no gauge, no thread requirement and no hook sizes.

That’s because you can vary the size and appearance of each motif to fit the needs of your project. If the motif is for a bedspread, you could choose size 5 cotton thread and an appropriate hook, the same motif could be made with size 10 cotton thread and a similar hook for a doily.

When choosing the thread and hook for your project experiment with a variety of threads to achieve the appearance and texture that pleases you.

 

Supply List used for the Popcorn Star Motif:

  • Yarn or Crochet Thread: You can use just about any size fiber to make this project. We have used Anchor Size 20…. Color used for this project is Green.
  • Crochet Hook Size: To crochet the pattern, we used a size I.5 mm crochet hook.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern (Popcorn Star Motif):

  • Ch – Chain
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Sk – skip
  • Rep – repeat
  • Sp – space
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Dc – Double cochet
  • ( ) – work instruction in square bracket as directed.

To know more about the various crochet abbreviations click the below link :

http://www.avyastore.com/the-guide-crochet-abbreviations/

Special Abbreviation for Popcorn Star Motif:

Beginning popcorn (beg pc): Ch 3(counts as dc), 4 dc in same st or sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in the 3rd ch of beg ch-3, pick up the dropped loop and draw through.

Popcorn (pc): Work 5 dc in same st or sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in the first of the 5 dc just made pick up dropped loop and draw through.

Popcorn Star

Details Instructions for the Popcorn Star Motif:

Ch 4 join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 –

Ch 3 (count as dc here and throughout), 11 dc in ring, join with a Sl st in 3rd ch of eg ch-3 (12 dc).

Round 2 –

Beg pc in first st, (ch 1, pc) in each of next 2 dc, *ch 5, (1 pc, ch 1) in each of next 2 dc, 1 pc in next dc, rep from * twice, ch 5, join with a Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 3 –

Sl st in next ch-1 sp, beg pc in first sp, ch 1, 1 pc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 2, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2**, 1 pc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 1 pc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * twice, rep from * to ** once, join with a Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 4 –

Sl st in next ch-1 sp, beg pc in first sp, *ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp (1 dc, ch 1) in each of next 2 dc, (1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1 dc) in next dc, (ch1, 1 dc) in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp**, 1 pc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * twice, rep from * to ** once, join with a Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 5 –

Ch 3, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (1dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next dc (corner), (1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc) 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp**, dc in next [c, rep from * twice rep from * to ** once, join with Sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Round 6 –

Ch 1, starting in same st, 1 sc in each of next 12 dc, *(2sc, ch2, 2 sc) in next ch-3 sp (corner)**, 1 sc in each of next 23 dc, rep from * twice rep from * to ** once 1sc in each of next 11 dc, join with a Sl st in first sc.

Fasten off; use the Tapestry needle to weave the ends.

What Can You Do With This Popcorn Star Motif?

·         Use it as an establishment.

·         Make several and join to make a fancy bag.

·         Multiple motifs can be converted to table liner.

·         Make use of thick yarn and convert the pattern to make pretty coasters.

·         Can be used for bed liners, crochet tops, etc.

·         These are just a few ideas. We are sure you can dream up many others!

 Diagram – Popcorn Star Motif

 Popcorn Star

Want to understand a crochet diagram, click below article for further reading

http://www.avyastore.com/how-to-follow-a-crochet-diagram/

 

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