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Dancing Star Fridgie

Dancing Star Fridgie Designed By Julie A. Bolduc

This fridgie is made in 2 pieces that are stitched together in the center. It is fairly fast and easy to make and can be used for either Patriotic Holidays or any time of year you want to use a star for. Just change the colors!
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Yarn Thickness: 5thread
Gauge: 30sc x 32r = 4in x 4in
Finished Size: 2.5in x 2.5in
Skill Level: Intermediate

Special Stitch: 3double Treble cluster. Work a double treble into each of the next 3 stitches leaving the last loop of each on the hook. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

A double treble is when you wrap your thread around your hook 3 times.

Instructions
RND 1: Starting with Square. With blue. Ch4, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch2, 10dc in ring. Join w/slst to first dc. (10dc)

RND 2: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. 2dc in each st around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. (20dc)

RND 3: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. 2dc in next dc. Ch2. *2dc in next dc. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. 2dc in next dc. Ch2. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 4: Ch3. Dc in each of the next 6 dc. (2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp.) *Dc in each of the next 7 dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3.

RND 5: Ch3. Dc in each of the next 8dc. (2dc, ch2, 2dc in next ch2 corner sp. Dc in each of the next 2dc.) *Dc in each of the next 9dc. Rep bet () once. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top of ch3. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Make the Star:
RND 1 and 2: With white, repeat as RNDs 1 and 2 of Square.

RND 3: Ch3, dc in same st as slst. Dc in each of the next 3 dc. Ch2. Sc in same st as last dc. *Sc in next dc. Ch2. Dc in same st as sc. Dc in each of the next 3dc. Ch2. Sc in same st as last dc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first ch of ch3. Do not fasten off. You just made 5 point bases. Remember this for working the points.

Now you will start working on the points.

Point 1: Ch3, work a 3 double Treble Cluster. Ch1 and fasten off.

Points 2-5: Join thread to first dc of next point base. Ch3. 3dtr Cluster. Ch1. Fasten offl Weave all ends into back of work.

Stitch the Star to the Square
Step 1: Lay the star on the back and position it the way you want making sure to line up the center circles. Use the white thread and tapestry needle to work a running stitch around the outer perimeter of RND 2 going through both layers at the same time. Weave ends in back.

Securing points to square.
Join white thread to any dc on last round of square. Ch1. Work a sc in each st around and 3 sc in each ch2 corner sp around catching the 5 points randomly at 5 of your stitches around, to secure them to this round to give the star a "dancing" effect. When you get back to where started, join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Final Round: Join red to any stitch on last round. Ch1. Sc in each st around while working 2sc in the 2nd sc of the 3 scs in each corner. When you get back to where you started join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into back of work.

Glue Magnet Sheet to back.
Cut your magnet sheet to just fit the back side of your work so it does not show on the front. Use either hot glue or E-6000 to glue it in place. Allow to dry before using.

Notes:
1. I used Bernat Handicrafter Acrylic Crochet Thread Size 5 in White, Royal Blue and Perfect Red. You could used size 10 crochet cotton and a size 7 steel crochet hook to get the same result.

Design written on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Copyright ©2015 By Julie A. Bolduc f105006

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