Tuesday, 8 November 2011

STAR LIGHT STAR BRIGHT

Starry, Starry night!

Inspiration plus...


this Van Gogh painting

"Starry Night"

and
Don McLean's lyrics

"Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)"

have been my inspiration for creating this years Christmas Decos...

oh yes...
even the masters can inspire crochet...

Stars, Sky, Moon, Christmas Night
See those lovely stars in the sky, swirling blobs of white and yellow... obviously Van Gogh's sky is beautifully exaggerated with the brilliance of the stars...
however I do love this painting.  Something very soothing and comforting about it!

NOW on to the important bit .... crochet Christmas decorations... just a little something to add to the "TO DO LIST"....

I've created three little motifs to be hung on the tree or wherever takes your fancy... you could make a lovely garland, and hang in the window or above your fireplace.  Wherever.... it's all up to you.



Motifs are:

  1. Starburst
  2. Swirls
  3. Starshine


PATTERN BASICS:

Skill Level:  Easy
Yarn:  Patons Cotton DK or 4ply; Metallic Gold and Cotton Thread OR any other similar yarn.
Hook:  2.5mm, 3mm or 3.5mm dependent on yarn
Stitches:  sc, dc, hdc, tr
Terminology:  USA - American crochet terms

With this pattern you can play and have a bit of fun.  The pattern is simple and easy, you can make each motif in one colour or change to contrast colour, instructions are given in the pattern.  Make them as colourful as you like or simply pure white and/or gold.  You can make a variety of colourful motifs, along with many different sizes, just by changing hook size and using various yarn weights.

So come along and have some fun before the madness of Christmas takes hold!

This pattern is available FREE on my website 
find this pattern under PATTERNS FREE
and later you may find it on Ravelry

Enjoy!  Ciao, Ciao!

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