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Crochet Sea Star Floral Applique Tutorial

Learn how to crochet your own sea star floral applique with this free tutorial

Add some beach flair to your crochet projects with this motif excerpt from I Like Crochet digital magazine. Originally featured in the Blue Sea Star Bag, this free sea star crochet motif applique closely resembles a sea star but also has a slight floral appearance. Use it on your favorite crochet bag projects, attach it to flip flops for a fun summer look or use it on home decor pieces around the home. It’s the perfect addition to your summer crocheting! Plus, it’s great for using up scraps from the yarn stash.

 

Crochet Sea Star Floral Applique Tutorial

MATERIALS

Medium weight yarnYarn: Caron Cotton Cakes (60% Cotton, 40% Acrylic, 211 yards [193 meters]/100 grams): #49010 Nested Blues (3 balls)

Alternate Yarn: Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton (100% Cotton; 335 yards [306 meters]/142 grams): #100 Better Be Blueberry (2 balls) Even though this yarn is listed as a #3 light, it works up to the same gauge using the same size hook as the Caron Cotton Cakes which is listed as a #4 medium.

Hooks: US size H (5.0mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, three small buttons about 3/8– ½” (optional)

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Sea Star Flowers

Small

Rnd 1: Make a magic ring, ch 2 (does not count as first hdc), 11 hdc in ring, tighten ring, sl st to join in first hdc. (11 hdc)

Rnd 2: [Ch 5, sl st in next 2 sts] 5 times, ch 5, sl st in next st, sl st to join in base of beg ch-5. (6 ch-lps)

Rnd 3: Sl st into first ch-5 lp, ch 1, [sc, 2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc, sc] in each ch-lp around, sl st to join in first sc. (6 petals)

Rnd 4: Sl st to 2nd st of first petal, ch 1, sc in same st, [sc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, sk last sc of this petal*, sk first sc of next petal, sc in 2nd st of petal] around, ending last petal at *, sl st to join in first st of beg petal.

Fasten off.

Medium

Rnd 1: Rep as for small flower.

Rnd 2: [Ch 7, sl st in next 2 sts] 5 times, ch 7, sl st in next st, sl st to join in base of beg ch-7. (6 ch-lps)

Rnd 3: Sl st into first ch-7 lp, ch 1, [sc, 3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc, sc] in each ch-lp around, sl st to join in first sc. (6 petals)

Rnd 4: Sl st to 2nd st of first petal, ch 1, sc in same st, [sc in next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 3 sts, sk last sc of this petal*, sk first sc of next petal, sc in 2nd st of petal] around, end last petal at *, sl st to join in first st of beg petal.

Fasten off.

Large

Rnd 1: Rep as for small flower.

Rnd 2: [Ch 10, sl st in next 2 sts] 5 times, ch 10, sl st in next st, sl st to join in base of beg ch-10. (6 ch lps)

Rnd 3: Sl st into the first ch-10 lp, ch 1, [sc, 6 hdc, ch 2, 6 hdc, sc] in each ch-lp around, sl st to join in first sc. (6 petals)

Rnd 4: Sl st to 2nd st of first petal, ch 1, sc in same st, [sc in next 5 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch-2 sp, sc in next 6 sts, sk last sc of this petal*, sk first sc of next petal, sc in 2nd st of petal] around, end last petal at *, sl st to join in first st of beg petal.

Fasten off.

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What projects will you add a crochet sea star to? Tell us in the comments!

Comments
  • Nina S.

    A Sea Star would be perfect on any Summer Beach bag otherwise known as a Market or Tote Bag depending on the yarn used!!

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