Starlet

Skill Level: 
Easy
Project Type: 
Other

Starlet is a clever starfish that can mind your jewelry.

One size


Size

Approximately 11” across


Materials

1 Ball Berroco Sox Metallic (100 grs), #1361 Acai

1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Crochet hook, size 3.00 mm (D)

Small amount scrap yarn in a different color

Tapestry needle

Small amount polyester stuffing

1 St marker


Gauge

30 sts = 4”;  40 rnds = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Center (Make 2)

With crochet hook and scrap yarn, chain 55 and fasten off loosely.  With dpn’s and Acai, pick up and k55 sts in chain, working through 1 strand of each ch.  Divide sts on 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 1:  * K2 tog, k7, SSK, rep from * 4 times more – 45 sts.  Knit 1 rnd.

Dec Rnd 2:  * K2 tog, k5, SSK, rep from * 4 times more – 35 sts.  Knit 1 rnd.  Continue to dec 10 sts in this manner every other rnd, having 2 less sts between decs each time until 5 sts remain.  Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles.  Pull up tightly and secure.

First Leg:  With RS facing, carefully pull out scrap yarn at cast-on edge of one center over first 11 sts, slipping those sts onto one dpn; cast on 3 sts; pull out scrap yarn along cast-on edge of second center over first 11 sts, slipping sts onto another dpn;  cast on 3 sts – 28 sts.  Divide sts on 3 dpn’s and join.  Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up.  Knit 5 rnds.

Dec Rnd 1:  * K2 tog, k5, rep from * around – 24 sts.  Knit 5 rnds.

Dec Rnd 2:  * K2 tog, k4, rep from * around – 20 sts.  Knit 5 rnds.  Continue to dec 4 sts in this manner on next rnd, then every 6th rnd 3 times more – 4 sts.  Break off yarn leaving an 8” long end.  Thread end into tapestry needle and draw through all sts on needles. Pull up tightly and secure.

Second Leg:  With RS facing, carefully pull out scrap yarn at cast-on edge of one center over the next 11 sts, slipping those sts onto one dpn;  cast on 3 sts; pull out scrap yarn along cast-on edge of second center of next 11 sts, slipping sts onto another dpn; pick up and k3 sts in cast-on sts of first leg – 28 sts.  Complete same as first leg.

Third and Fourth Legs:  Work same as second leg, picking up sts in cast-on sts of previous leg.  Stuff star with polyester filling.

Fifth Leg:  Work same as second leg, picking up 3 sts in cast-on sts of each leg on both sides.  Stuff final leg before pulling up sts at end, then finish same as previous legs.