Have you seen this stunning stitch pattern before? Polish Star Christmas by Dot Drake explains how you crochet it and includes 6 crochet patterns you can crochet for the Holidays! Read my full review below and enter for a chance to win your very own eBook copy of the book.
Title: Polish Star Christmas
Author: Dot Drake
Publisher: Annie’s Craft Store
During the summer I saw this stitch being used for a baby blanket and I was intrigued by how different is was. I stumbled upon the Polish Star Christmas eBook by Dot Drake at Annie’s Craft Store and I knew it needed to be our next Review and Giveaway Selection.
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Polish Star Christmas includes 6 designs you can crochet around a Christmastime theme. Choose from a gift bag (fancy enough to be a handbag!), a stunning tree skirt, a unique stocking, a vintage style mantelcloth, a thread crochet angel and a gorgeous afghan design.
Although the Polish Star Stitch appears to be extremely complicated it is actually quite simple! The process is 2-part – first you crochet the loops and then you weave them together to create the finished stitch. The Polish Star Stitch uses an Interwoven Chain Loop Technique. If you need additional assistance beyond the written Steps and Diagrams which are included in each pattern I have located an excellent demonstration video showing you how to weave the loops. Once you ‘see’ how they are woven in the video, the diagrams included in Polish Star Christmas are simple to follow. You can check out the video tutorial online if you need the visual too.
The six patterns included in this 15-page eBook are:
- Christmas Gift Bag – Size: 5 3/4 inches across (bottom) and 8 inches tall; Hook: 4 mm (G); Yarn: medium weight  yarn
- Christmas Tree Skirt – Size: 21 1/4 inches wide; Hook: 4 mm (G) and 5 mm (H); Yarn: medium weight  yarn
- Christmas Stocking – Size: 8 3/4 inches by 13 inches; Hook: 4 mm (G); Yarn: medium weight  yarn
- Christmas Afghan – Size: 46 inches by 72 1/2 inches; Hook: 5.5 mm (I); Yarn: medium weight  yarn
- Christmas Mantelcloth – Size: 9 1/2 inches by 40 inches; Hook: No. 8 Steel; Yarn: size 10 crochet thread
- Christmas Angel – Size: 13 inches; Hook: No. 8 Steel; Yarn: size 10 crochet thread
Each pattern is written in U.S. (American) Crochet Terms. Titles, subtitles, the row and round numbers and special instructions are provided in bold font making it easy to scan the pattern to locate the information you are looking for. Gauge is provided and varies for each design. The Basic Stitches are listed by abbreviations (i.e. ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc) and the Special Stitches are listed by full name (i.e. Treble Crochet Front Post), abbreviation(s) (i.e. tr fp) , as well as, a written description of how to make the stitches.
The Christmas Stocking pattern uses decrease stitches. The information explaining the hdc/dc dec and the dc/hdc dec are included in the Special Stitches Section and then in the instructions you will find dc/hdc dec written to let you know when to make the decrease. You can reference the Special Stitches Section right in the pattern itself (not in the back of the eBook) to make the decreases properly.
The written instructions are detailed and very specific. The weaving instructions to transform the loops you have crocheted into stars are provided in both written form and as a visual diagram.
The eBook front and back cover are in full color. The instructions and images within the eBook are in black and white with a small pop of color behind each Pattern Title and for the arrows used in the weaving diagrams.
The Stitch Guide includes the abbreviations used, yarn conversions, metric conversions chart and a stitch guide. The Stitch Guide includes written instructions and diagrams illustrating some of the stitches used in the patterns. You are also provided with a link to a more complete free resource online from Annie’s for further reference.
My favorite projects are:
- Christmas Tree Skirt
- Christmas Afghan
Would you like to have your own copy of Polish Star Christmas?
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Start Date: November 21, 2017; 12:00 am ET
End Date: November 28, 2017, 11:59 pm ET
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Polish Star Christmas – $7.99