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How to Crochet a Sparkle Star Scarf Plus a Quick Lesson on Blocking Acrylic Yarn

This sparkle star scarf is perfect for holiday parties.

This sparkle star scarf is perfect for holiday parties. Try alternating red, white and blue stars for the Fourth of July. Or, use a black sparkle yarn to match your little black New Year's Eve dress!

Here are the links to larger pictures of the scarf:

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Here are the materials you will need to crochet this scarf:

Two balls (1.75 oz. each ball) Herrschner's Holiday Sugar Plum Yarn in blue

Size H crochet hook

Yarn needle (for weaving ends in)

Scissors

Size: Each motif measures 3 1/2" in diameter. Add as many motifs as needed to obtain proper size. Scarf shown consists of 17 motifs, the perfect size for an 8-year-old-child.

Motif One

Round One: Chain four, join with a slip stitch in the first chain to form a ring, chain three, work eleven double crochets into the chain four ring you just made, join with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain three (you will now have a total of twelve double crochets in Round One).

Round Two: Chain six, work one double crochet in the same double crochet as the beginning chain six, work one double crochet in the next double crochet, * work (one double crochet, chain three, one double crochet) in the next double crochet, work one double crochet in the next double crochet, repeat these instructions from the * around, joining with a slip stitch in the third chain of the beginning chain six (you will now have a total of eighteen double crochets and six chain three spaces in Round Two).

Round Three: Slip stitch into the first chain three space, chain three, work (two double crochets, chain three, three double crochets) in the same chain three space as the beginning chain three, skip the next double crochet, work one single crochet in the next double crochet, skip the next double crochet,  * work (three double crochets, chain three, three double crochets) in the next chain three space, skip the next double crochet, work one single crochet in the next double crochet, skip the next double crochet, repeat these instructions from the * around, joining with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain three (you will now have a total of thirty-six double crochets and six chain three spaces in Round Three). Fasten off and weave ends in securely.

Motifs Two-Desired Size

Rounds One-Two: Work the same as for Motif One.

Round Three (joining round): Slip stitch into the first chain three space, chain three, work two double crochets in same chain three space, chain one, holding working motif and finished motif wrong sides together, chain one, slip stitch into corresponding chain three space on finished motif, chain one, work three double crochets in same chain three space on working motif, skip one double crochet on working motif, single crochet in the next double crochet, work three double crochets in the next chain three space on working motif, chain one, slip stitch in the corresponding chain three space on finished motif, chain one, work three double crochets in same chain three space on working motif, skip one double crochet, single crochet in the next double crochet, skip one double crochet (you're working these remaining stitches on the working motif), * work (three double crochets, chain three, three double crochets) in the next chain three space, skip one double crochet, single crochet in the next double crochet, repeat from * around, joining with a slip stitch in the top of the beginning chain three (you will now have a total of thirty-six double crochets and six chain three spaces and stars will be connected at two "points" ). Fasten off and weave ends in securely.

Blocking your Scarf:

This is one scarf you will want to block to keep the stars from curling inwards. To block this scarf, and any scarf made from acrylic yarn, simply pin the scarf out to shape on a padded surface. I used my padded Quilter's Cut n Press, but you could use your ironing board if it has enough padding to push a straight pin into it. I pinned the points of the stars out as shown here: i48.tinypic.com/97l3q1.jpg. Then, I used my steam iron on the highest setting and held it over each motif until the motifs became moist. I also used my iron's sprayer to shoot a squirt of hot water onto each motif, then steamed each motif a few minutes more. I steamed each motif 3-5 minutes. Then, I let the scarf thoroughly dry and removed the pins, and the result is what you see here. You won't want to overheat your yarn. If the scarf still curls up a bit after it dries, steam one more time and that should do the trick. 

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Comments (4)

Great article, very easy to follow guide for anyone that does this type of hobby!

Ohhhhhhhh, I love it!!

Kids will love this.

My niece would adore this. Thanks for the tips. I would probably wear it too. lol

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