I’m not especially happy with these photographs. I suppose it tends to happen when you are in a hurry but they just didn’t look as sharp and detailed as I would have liked.
I made this for my eldest’s birthday as a little extra present. it has been my ‘bus project’ for the past few months. That is to say something that I have mostly done on bus journeys. I rather like having a ‘bus project’ it helps me get through my list of ‘to-dos’ more quickly and livens up boring journeys.
I found the pattern here:- http://www.madepeachy.com/crochet-star-garland/ and it has been on my ‘to-do’ list for a while.
I used up some of the DK acrylic yarn I had left from earlier projects and made a load of stars. When I had finished they looked like this:-
I don’t normally think of blocking the things I make but something needed to be done to make them lie flat so I found an old piece of polystyrene from the packaging round something I had bought (I like to keep these sort of things in case they come in useful!) soaked the stars in water (first time I have done this!) and pinned them out.
The polystyrene wasn’t big enough to do them all in one go. So here are some of the yellow and blue ones
This made a tremendous difference. So as the birthday approached I crocheted the cord to string them together.
However it is worth noting that they do have a tendency to want to curl up again and I did have to straighten them out before hanging them up.
I think if I made them again I would use a cotton yarn and stiffen them with spray starch.
If I didn’t have too many projects on my to-do list already I think I might try making some mini-bunting with my #10 crochet cotton.