This star coaster is made using the entrelac method of knitting. No worries if you have not made entrelac before, though! The pattern is written and also includes a video of the full pattern. These neat little stars can also be used to make bunting, or even as appliques. Have fun with them!!
*Please note, it is easy to end up with a little hole in the center of your star. There is a tip in the video on how to avoid this, and a note in the pattern, but the video makes it much clearer. If you do end up with the little hole, just leave a really long tail when you finish your star, weave it down to the center and use it to close the hole.
Free Knit Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot
Lion Brand Kitchen Cotton: 100% cotton, 2 oz/57 g/99 yd/90 m per skein
Color A: 106 Blueberry 35g
Color B: 113 Hot Pepper 55g
Color C: 98 Vanilla 35g
US 8/5mm ~ long straight needles or 16″ or longer circular needles
18 sts and 38 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Stitches and Skills used:
k ~ knit
k2tog ~ knit 2 together
st(s) ~ stitch(es)
CO 7 sts
Row 1~14: K all, turn.
Row 15: K all, do not turn.
Place a marker
Row 1: Pick up 7 stitches evenly along side of piece and k into each, turn.
*When picking up stitches here and in each section, be sure that the last st picked up is right at the center of the star so that you do not have a hole in the center when you are done. The video explains this really well.
Row 2 ~ 13: K7, turn.
Bind off to marker, do not turn. ~ 1 st on right needle, 7 sts on left needle
Third and Fourth Points
Row 1: Pick up 6 stitches evenly along side of point just made and k into each, turn.
Row 2 ~ 14: K7, turn.
Bind off to marker ~ 1 st on right needle, 7 sts on left needle
Row 1: Pick up 6 stitches evenly along side of point just made and k into each, slip 1 st from left needle onto right needle, pass last knitted st over slipped st, turn.
Row 2 ~ 14 even: K7, turn.
Row 3 ~ 15 odd: K6, k2tog, turn.
Bind off all sts.
Fasten off, weave in ends.
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