Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grandma Twinkle Tutorial

Grandma Twinkle
watching so near,
you are my treasure
my comforting dear...
I miss you at Christmas
most of all,
but that's when your light
shines brightest of all...

As I can imagine
there would be a lot of tutorials
and ways of making
Christmas Stars...
This is just the way I do mine

There is a edit at the end of the tutorial with a link...
I use 8 ply wool and 3.5 crochet hook
Standard Australian terms used...
Conversion for our American
friends in brackets...(...)...





First round finished...










Third round finished...
Too easy...




Don't for get to see the edit on the 3 round...
Congratulations
You did it...
Make a pile and hang them on you tree...
Or do a garland by
Chaining a length about 30cm long
and attach a star by Slip stitching into the top of a point
or DC (SC)...
A few more chain
and attach another...
when all attached do another 30cm of chain and tie of...
String them up for a more Granny Christmas!!!

71 comments:

dottie angel said...

this is fabulous michelle... i haven't even read it yet, i just had to 'gush' how wonderful it all looks and the pics are just perfectly lovely with the clear instructions.
just looking at your tutorial, even without reading it, makes me believe that even i, she of very little 'pattern reading' capabilities, might just perhaps have a little crocheted 'grandma twinkle' star all of my own to hang 'bright' this christmas :)

Tif x

Linda said...

oh thank you Michelle how wonderful and clear, now once I actually feel I can start to crochet I am going to give this a go, it actually looks clear to me which is definately a first with crochet!!

M* (Melanie) said...

Great tutorial Michelle! I love a good star!

sue said...

Wow that is a fantastic tutorial. I think I could teach myself to crochet just by following that. I will have to keep it for later on to try I think. Thanks for sharing, they look wonderful.

Leahdis said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I think a star garland would look just right in my entry! Now for the colours...

Vickie said...

I saw these stars on another blog and was going to search out a pattern somewhere, when poof!! I opened your blog and there it was. I wish the rest of my life was so easy. Thanks so much Michelle. I can't wait to get started. Vickie in Seattle

debbie said...

Hello Michelle. Tif sent me over here. I'm new to crochet and have just mastered a granny square and have been looking at stars in wonder. Your tutorial is fabulous. I shall tackle my first star tonight - thank you for explaining how. Debbie x

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for all your sweet comments...
I have added a edit for those that feel the last round is a tad tight...
It is in my very next post...
I have also added a link to it in this post...
Hope it helps...

Attic24 said...

Hello.....I found your blog via the "granny chic" group over at Flickr.....and Oh:my:goodness I have just fallen head over heels with your Grandma Twinkle stars!!!!!!!! They are absolutely fabulous!!
Your tutorial is super and I've already sat in front of my laptop and made two pretty stars, I'm thrilled!!!

Thank you very very much for taking the time to share with us all.

I'll be writing a little blog post today about granny-chic-type stuff and will be linking to your lovely blog and star pattern, if thats ok?

Lots of love to you
Lucexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial - they look fab! Lucy x

Fruitful Fusion said...

What a beautiful blog you have here! I LOVE it! I just followed Lucy's link at attic24 and I just had to crochet a star myself! Now I'm going to get some more yarn and crochet some more! Thanks for the tutorial!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

How sweet!

Perfect timing, too! I'm baby-sitting today, and needed a portable craft to keep me busy while the little one sleeps.

Thanks for taking the time to make the tutorial!

6p00e55231590d8834 said...

Fabulous tutorial. Just made a star for a "giftie" thing. Thank you for holding my hand through it. I love it. Loving your blogxxxxx

Nostalgia said...

Thank you for this amazing tutorial.. I linked from Attic 24's blog. I have a beautiful star next to me now and planning to make many more and string them together..

6p00d8341cafa853ef said...

I only learned to crochet six days ago and needed simple things to take my enthusiasm out on = thank you!!! I love star shapes and will make a pile of these!

Lílian Alves said...

Hi!
Beautiful stars!!!
I saw yours today at Attic24.
I did mine a little different!
You can see mine at:
http://knitlilian.blogspot.com.
Bye!!!
Lily

Vera Amos said...

Love this pattern so much so done 5 stars already, I have put them up as a project on Ravelry, and done a link to your blog for the pattern. Hope thats okay please let me know if not and I will remove. What have you done to join the stars?
Loving your blog loads!

pinry said...

this is just wonderful! thanks so much for your generousity in making the tutorial. so keen to make the garland version...

Angelas Krachmacherstrasse said...

I#m another one from Attic24...
Thanks for the tutorial, I will start very soon.....
Love from
Angela

needlekrafter said...

how lovely are these?! thanks for sharing this beautiful pattern. look foward to seeing grandma's trees as well.

Now, what was I looking for? said...

Also here from Attic24 and loving the stars and trees, off to whip up a batch

Many thanks!

tiz said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! I just made my first star adn I'm absolutely a beginner :)

Michelle said...

Thankyou to all the lovely girls who have just popped over from Luce's site...
Remember to check the edit to this tutorial if you have any problems...
and I love hearing all your sweet comments...

Gerry said...

This is wonderful ! ! !
Now I can have your lovely stars hanging out at my house.
You are a very generous gal.
Love ya,

Tania said...

Hooley Cadooley! I LOVE 'EM! Which is scary because the house is already over-run with fast multiplying grannies!

calicodaisy said...

Such a pretty pattern! I love to crochet. I came over from
Attic 24. Nice to find your site. -- michele

coco said...

thank you so much

Detexo-KarinaSala said...

many thanks, :) I will visit you again.
Hugs♥ from Argentina Buenos Aires
Karina Sala
Detexo

jen said...

love this - i'm adding it to my links section!

Glana Ricci said...

Muito obrigada por compartilhar seus trabalhos, e sem duvida nenhuma eles são maravilhosos, parabens!!

Rina said...

Many thanks for the great Tutorial :-)

Rina from the Swiss mountains

Rina said...

Many thanks for the great tutorial :-))

Tracey said...

Thank you for a lovely tutorial! I am making these as 'just because' extra xmas gifts in a cd swap I'm in. :)

Dudis said...

Olá, vim conhecer o seu blog e fiquei encantada, lindos trabalhos e obrigada pelo tutorial, bom domingo, bjos doces

J for Jendetta said...

thank you so much!! this is an excellent tutorial!! cannot wait to make a billion! xoxo

jenni said...

thank you thank you thank you!! these are so much fun. I can't wait to make many more!

Socorrinha said...

Maravilhoso o seu pap(tutorial)!
Fiz uma estrela acompanhando tuas imagens!
obrigado e bjks

Kate said...

Thanks so much Michelle for this lovely and oh so simple to follow tutorial. I have just made 8 and can't seem to stop...XX

Art Garden Diva said...

Thank you for posting. I'm just learning to chrochet, so maybe even I can figure it out. :-)

becclebee said...

i have never been brave enough to tackle a crochet pattern before, but yours looked so easy - i thought i would give it a go. i am happy to say - success!!! thanks so much for your generous and clear tutorials.
after a few more stars, i may even be brave enough to tackle the christmas tree too!

TheDancersSpirit said...

Found this on Ravelry - so adorable! I also love the small poem you've included - it is precious! I am going to add this to my favorites on Rav, thanks!

Myfanwy said...

I have listed your blog here. Pass the word.

http://blogsworthasecondlook.blogspot.com/

mariaerba said...

lovely... thank's
ciao Maria

PaisleyJade said...

Thanks so much - just love your star!!

Cyn said...

Thanks for sharing this! Wished I had stumbled onto your blog before Christmas...still I will make the stars.

loveinthehome said...

Thank you so much for this pattern. My son is autistic and he loves stars. This made his day. I may make a whole bunch to string around his room.

Cathy said...

Thanks Michelle, Granny Twinkle, I just croched the star with a 4 ply RED HEART yarn that was red. It turned out great@ Thanks!

panitashi said...

yay stars!!! got here from Attic24, and got there from Ravelry.

i've got a ball of silver/grey yarn, and i'm going to make a scarf of stars. got one made, and didn't even once feel overwhelmed by the pattern. thanks very much for sharing.

Linhas, lãs e afins... said...

Oh, just the perfect thing for my little man's bedroom! Thank you sooooooo much!!!!


Greetings!

Bluewren said...

Hello,I just love these stars and the trees as well as all your other patterns.Congratulations.
I have made lots of the trees nd stars and now I am wondering if you have a pattern in the same style for Angels.I would like to hang them together with the stars and tress on the garland.
Keep up the good work.
Thankyou
Kathy

Michelle said...

Dear Blue Wren...
I haven't an angel pattern yet...
I am sure there would be one out there on the internet thou...
I am glad you enjoy my tutorial and thank you for your kind words...
Regards Michelle...

gemmipop said...

I'm probably a little late to find your lovely tutorials, but thanks! They are really super cute, and I have had a go at a few:
gemmipopdesigns.blogspot.com
I'm feeling jolly festive now!
Thanks again!x

Felicity said...

Thanks, again! Love the star, it's as fun and clear as the tree. What a great series of tutorials. Just doing these two, I feel like I gained a much better understanding of the possiblities of the granny (non)square---plus cute Christmas ornaments. You Rock!

Tara said...

as you can see on my blog, I just use your tutorial today! that was such a great moment! thank you soooooooooooooo much!!!!

http://welcometomyworldandcie.over-blog.com/

Sara said...

These are so pretty! I love the idea of attaching these to Christmas cards. A little gift tucked inside a card. How nice! Hope you don't mind I will be sharing this idea at www.tangledhappy.blogspot.com. It will post 11/30/10. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pattern.

lucy said...

HI thanks for the tutorial - it is great. Just one question, and I have tried to find the answer by studying the great pics but still can't work it out - how do you slip stitch across to space??
Thanks
Lucy

Holly said...

I love love love these! (Maybe add an extra couple of 'love's in there) Your tutorial was so straight forward and well illustrated! I've been meaning to make these for a while, and just did last night. I wizzed throught three of them and then just sat admiring and mooning over them for the rest of the evening! They're so adorable!
Thanks for posting such a marvelous tutorial!

Kyria said...

Found your blog this evening and everything is adorable and your tutorials are so clear and easy to follow. Thank you!

I made a couple of the stars tonight.
http://crossyr.blogspot.com/2010/12/crocheted-ornaments.html

A Plain Path said...

Love this tutorial and would love to make some for my tree. I'm not the most experienced at crochet, so the instructions have confused me.

You say Treble and then have (DC) and even say Double Crochet, with an (SC) beside it. What does that mean? Am I doing treble crochets or is it a double crochet? Can you clear up what the abbreviations in the paraenthesis mean please?

Thank you for sharing. These are adorable!!

A Plain Path said...

Oops!!! I obviously missed the note about it being in Australian terms, American in paraenthesis. So sorry! Now I understand and am off to make some. :D Thank you!!!

NuNú said...

Thank you, Michelle, from Spain. I made a really beautifull red star...

Gabli said...

This is such a great tutorial. I hope you don't mind that I linked it to my site.
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!
gablimusing@blogger.com

Gabli said...

I like this pattern so much that I linked it to my site. I hope you don't mind. THank you for sharing your talent with us!
Gabli

Debbie aka 'The Mimmie' said...

Hi Michelle, I've been searching for a great looking star pattern. This one is perfect and so very simple with your tutorial. Thank you so much.

tangled_web said...

Hi Michelle-this is a wonderful tutorial, thankyou for sharing! I'm fairly new to crochet and I adore all things granny square :-)

Anuszka said...

Thank You, I'll try :)

Carey Thomas said...

My first attempt came out like....'wow!! did I actually manage one?!" Thank you so much for your tutorial, much obliged and accomplished feeling being experienced here in South Africa!!

sab7al5air said...

Thank you i just tried my yellow star turn out nice thanks for sharing
ola

katja brouwers said...

Thank you for the lovely pattern with pictures. Even beginners can do this perfect!

Iwanna said...

Beautiful! I've just finished my first one and there are more to come, for sure! I followed the instruction, on my phone, is that easy! Thank you!

lanathewoolydog said...

Hi

I used this pattern
and posted the result on my blog
and linked your site !

If you like to check out:

http://lanathewoolydog.wordpress.com/

Wish you a Merry Christmas from Germany

Marli