Future Climates Star Motif Pattern

As I was encouraged today by one of my lovely colleagues to go home and crochet, I am now happy to present the pattern for the motif I’ll be using for my Future Climates throw. This little star is really simple and the throw could be a nice project for a beginner who has mastered the basic Stitch’s.

Whilst for this pattern I’ll list the yarn and hook size I’ve used, I would imagine you can use any yarn you have available with the appropriate hook.

Future Climates Star

US terms

4mm

Stylecraft special DK

Ch4, ss  in 1st ch to make a loop.

R1: ch1, 12sc into loop, as into QST sc to join (12)

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R2: ch1, sc in same st, 2sc in next St. *sc in next st, 2sc in next st* around. Join with ss  into 1st sc. (18)

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R3: *sc, (hdc, DC, ch1, DC, hdc) in next st, sc in next st.* repeat around and join with ss to first sc. You should now have a star with six points.
Ch4, ss  in 1st ch to make a loop.

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To join motifs, instead or ch1 between the two dcs  if the points, as into the ch1 space on the second motif.

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And there you have it! How to make and join this fun and diddy little stars. As I said in the original post, if anyone is planning on making the throw or a similar one, please get in contact! I’d love to see other people’s projects and progress.

Future Climates

I have a confession to make: I’m not actually feeling very Christmassy right now. Despite the tree being up, festive music blaring in shops and an abundance of pretty, glittery things around, I’m just not feeling it. Work has been stressful, I have lots of things at home that need attending to and a wedding to plan. So instead, I’m planning my project for next year.

Back in January this year, I remember seeing lots of pictures and posts about temperature blankets. These stripey wonders looked complicated but beautiful and creative. As the end of the year becomes nigh, I’ve thought about doing my own.

Here’s the thing, I’m not a very stripey crocheter. Even my projects with stripes tend not to be straight and uniform. So, instead of. Huge stripey blanket, I shall be making a join-as-you go throw for my sofa, comprised of tiny six-point stars: one motif a day. I will use the average temperature for the place I am in the most that day.

Using my go to choice of yarn, stylecraft special, here are the colours and temperature scales.

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Plum: less than 0°C
Wisteria: 0-2.9°C
Empire: 3-5.9°C
Aster: 6-8.9°C
Aspen: 9-11.9°C
Grass green: 12-14.9°C
Citron: 15-17.9°C
Mustard: 18-20.9°C
Spice: 21-23.9°C
Tomato 24°C and above

The UK generally falls within those ranges at some point during the year so I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out. 367 stars should look fabulous! I’ll be making a white star for the centre and so I can take pictures for the motif pattern to post here.

If any of you guys out there at planning on making your own temperature blanket/throw, or want to make this one, it would be great to see your ideas and pictures of your progress.