Star Overlay

12 inch square
Copyright 2004 Chris Simon

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3 colors worsted weight yarn, H hook or size needed Ior gauge.
CA ÷ center oI star, CB ÷ edging color Ior star, MC ÷ back-
ground color.
Stitch Guide:
Picot: Ch 4, sc in 3rd ch Irom hook.
V-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch.
Star Overlay:
Using CA, ch 4; join with slip st to Iorm ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3dc in ring) Iour times, ch 2.
Join with sl st in top oI beginning ch 3.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc. Ch 4, (tr, ch 3, tr, ch 1, dc) in same st, *
ch 1, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, (dc, ch 1, tr, ch 3, tr, ch
1, dc) in next dc. Repeat Irom * three times. Ch 1, sc in next ch
2 sp, ch 1, join with sl st in 3rd ch oI beginning ch 4. Finish oII.
Rnd 3: Join CB with sc in any sc oI Rnd 2. *# Sc in back loop
only (BLO) oI next ch 1, sc in BLO oI next dc, sc in BLO oI
next ch 1, sc in BLO oI next tr, sc in BLO oI the Iirst ch oI ch 3
sp. Form picot, sc in BLO oI 3rd ch oI ch 3 sp oI Rnd 2, sc in
BLO oI next tr, sc in BLO oI next ch 1, sc in BLO oI next dc,
sc in BLO oI next ch 1. # Sc in next sc. Repeat Irom * three
times, then Irom # to # once. Finish oII.
Background square:
Rnd 1: Using MC, ch 4, join with sl st to Iorm ring. Ch 3, 14 dc
in ring. (15 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 14 times. Join with sl st in 3rd
ch oI beginning ch 4. (15 dc, 15 ch 1 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch
1 sp) 14 times. Join with sl st in top oI beginning ch 3. (45 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same sp, dc in next 2 dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc
in next 2 dc) 14 times. Join wih sl st in top oI beginning ch 3.
(60 dc)
Note: You will be attaching the overlay on Rnd 5. To do this,
hold the overlay in Iront oI the background square with the
wrong side oI overlay Iacing the square - in other words, both
pieces will have the right sides Iacing you and the overlay will
be on top oI the square. Attaching is done as Iollows: insert
hook through picot on Rnd 3 oI overlay and into next dc on Rnd
4 oI square, work sc through both pieces.
Rnd 5: ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each oI next 6 dc, * attach to 1
overlay picot, sc in each oI next 11 sc, rep Irom * three times,
attach to last overlay picot, sc in next 4 dc, join with sl st in top
oI Iirst sc. (60 sc)
Rnd 6: Ch 4, (tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in same st. *# Tr in next sc, dc in
next 2 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, hdc in next 2 sc, dc
in next 2 sc, tr in next sc #, (2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr) in next sc. Repeat
Irom * twice, then Irom # to # once. Join with sl st in top oI
beginning ch 4.
Rnd 7: Sl st in next tr, sl st into corner ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (2 dc, ch
2, 3 dc) in same sp. *# Sk next dc, V-st in next st, (sk 2 dc, V-st
in next dc) 5 times, sk next dc #, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch
2 sp. Repeat Irom * twice, then Irom # to # once. Join with sl st
in top oI beginning ch 3. (6 V-st per side)
Rnd 8: Sl st in next dc. Ch 4, dc in same st (V-st made), (3 dc,
ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. *# Sk next dc, V-st in next st, (sk
2 dc, V-st in next V-st) 6 times, sk 2 dc, V-st in next st, sk next
dc #, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Repeat Irom * twice,
then Irom # to # once. Join with sl st in top oI beginning ch 3.
(8 V-st per side)
Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st, and in each dc and ch 1 sp to corner.
* (Sc, ch 2, sc) in corner ch 2 sp. Sc in each dc and ch 1 sp to
next corner. Repeat around. Finish oII. (32 sc per side)
Rnd 10: Join CA with sl st in any corner ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch
2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Dc in each sc across to next corner #. (2
dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in corner ch 2 sp. Repeat Irom * twice, then Irom
# to # once. Finish oII. (36 dc per side)
Rnd 11: Join CB with sc in any corner ch 2 sp. 2 sc in same sp.
*# Sc in each dc across to next corner #, 3 sc in corner ch 2 sp.
Repeat Irom * twice, then Irom # to # once. Finish oII.