Here is another in my series of knit and crochet critters. There's a lot of artistic license to put a face on the top if a starfish, but Stella is so cute this way. :)
This one takes less than an hour to make. It is perfect to tuck one in with a baby gift, make a few in bright colors for a crib mobile, give to a little (or big) person, set on your computer desk to keep you company....
Crochet Stella Starfish
Ch 2 always counts as first dc in round.
Gauge, not too important. My starfish comes out about 7" across.
Round 1: (rs) ch4, jon with ss, 10 dc in ring, join with ss.
Round 2: 2 dc in each dc (20 dc), join with ss.
Work first two rounds as bottom/back.
Drop yarn from hook to make face.
With contrasting color yarn, make a ss on hook and pull tight. From ws, 3 sc around post of any dc on first round, ch 2, skip 2 dc, 3 sc around around post of next dc., (eyes made - push st from back so that eyes “pop up” on other side of front), ch 2, skip 1 dc, 1 sc around base of each of the next 4 dc of round 2. (mouth made).
Pick up main color yarn from front/top.
Work one row sc around top. (20 st.)
Attach front/top to back/bottom:
Hold front and back together with wrong sides facing
Join with ss, do not break off.
*Chain 10, Work into ch working back to base of ch :
1 sc in second ch from hook, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 3 tr, 1 dtr (9 stitches in chain)
Skip 3 sc on head then sl st to to next st.
Repeat from * until 5 arms are made. Ss to beginning, break off, pull ends under.
Is Stella cute or what?
Comments are always welcome.