So I worked through this one, translating US crochet terms to UK ones in my head and squinting at the pictures when I wasn't sure and it worked out alright. Then I thought it might be useful for people to have a step-by-step guide and possibly a UK translation of the pattern. So I made another little star and took photos along the way.
Click through to see the rest of this post. The photos made it rather long so I thought I'd better put a jump in here :)
I'm using some random (probably cotton) crochet thread I got in a big mixed bag at a charity shop and a teeny tiny hook which came in a big collection of knitting needles from a lovely lady on Flickr.
Just to be clear, I make no claim of crocheting anything right and do not own any rights to this pattern. I believe it's a pretty general method of constructing a star. If you have any technical queries they're probably best directed over this way.
|Chain 5, join with slip stitch to form ring.|
|Now make 14 treble crochet in the ring.|
|Lovely, now slip stitch to 3rd chain of chain 3 to form circle.|
|There's the slip stitch.|
|* Chain 5.|
|1 double crochet in 2nd chain|
|1 half treble crochet in next chain.|
|1 treble crochet in next chain.|
|1 double treble crochet in next chain.|
|Skip 2 treble crochet (on ring), slip stitch in next treble crochet.|
|Now repeat from * four times to give five points.|
Fasten off & weave in ends.
|Optional: add yarn to hang it by.|
|Hang up and admire :)|
Instructions: (adapted & converted to UK notation)
Materials: Crochet thread, size 30. Crochet hook, size 10. (3.25mm I think that's a UK/Canadian size anyway, there's a conversion chart here)
Step 1: Chain 5, join with slip stitch to form ring.
Step 2. Chain 3. 14 treble crochet in ring. Slip stitch to 3rd chain of chain 3 to form circle.
Step 3: * Chain 5. 1 double crochet in 2nd chain, 1 half treble crochet in next chain, 1 treble crochet in next chain, 1 double treble crochet in next chain. Skip 2 treble crochet (on ring), slip stitch in next treble crochet. * Repeat from * to * four more times to create five points, ending with slip stitch at base of first point. Fasten off and weave in ends
(Mine has a bit of a hole in, I think my chain 3 may have been loose. Oh well.)