Materials: 1 oz orange worsted weight/4-ply yarn Size E-4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook Stitch markers 2 (6-mm) black plastic safety eyes Scrap piece of black yarn for embroidery Polyester fiberfill Tapestry needle
Terminology: R1: row 1 or round 1 st(s): stitch(es) slst: slip stitch ch: chain sc: single crochet inc: single crochet increase dec: invisible decrease sc2tog: single crochet two together MR: magic ring
Star Repeat this pattern to create Starla’s front and back pieces. Each piece starts at the center of the starfish and works outward using orange yarn. R1: 5 sc in MR (5) In the next round, we will use a series of chains to create each leg. R2: [1 sc, ch 7, then, starting at the second chain from the hook, 6 sc in the back loops of the ch, 1 sc in the starting st] x5 (70) R3: [1 sc2tog, 4 sc, 2 inc, 4 sc, 1 sc2tog] x5 (70) Slst in next st and fasten off.
On one piece, place the eyes between R2 and R3, on each side of the face. Using black yarn, embroider the mouth onto the front of the face with the tapestry needle, just below the eyes.
Finishing Line up the two stars with the correct side of the stitches facing outward. Using orange yarn, insert the crochet hook through ch1 in both pieces to join. Work through both pieces simultaneously and stuff periodically with fiberfill. R1: 1 sc in each st to close (70) Slst in next st. Fasten off and weave in the ends with a tapestry needle.
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