54" (137 cm) diameter
Actual size may vary based on your blocking tension.
Expression Fiber Arts Alpaca Silk Lace yarn
2 skeins of each color are needed for this shawl.
The sample is shown in Wild and Free (Color A) and Purity (Color B).
The shawl uses two colors but can be made with more or fewer, if preferred.
Total yards/meters used for this sample: approximately 2,126 yds/1,945 m (Color A: 1,136 yds/1,039 m, Color B: 990 yds/906 m).
US size E (3.5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain gauge
Intermediate: This pattern is for those crocheters who are ready to combine a variety of lace stitches while working in the round. Skills/concepts include V-stitches and optional puff stitches.
Notes from the Designer:
Crossaster papposus is the scientific name for the common sunstar, a many-legged starfish. This circular shawl begins with a 12-pointed star motif. Stitches radiate outward in lace designs that froth like ocean waves. If you don’t like to work puff stitches, you can simplify the last section by replacing any puff stitches with double crochet stitches instead.
* Click the Videos tab to watch a tutorial demonstrating how to work a few rounds of the first section and how to work the special stitches in the next two sections.
* Gauge is not crucial to this project, but will affect yardage and size.
* The pattern uses two colors but can be made with more or fewer, if preferred.
* Total yards/meters used for this sample: approximately 2,126 yds/1,945 m (Color A: 1,136 yds/1,039 m, Color B: 990 yds/906 m).
* Blocking is crucial to showcase the lace patterns. Do not be afraid to stretch firmly.
Designed by Janica York Carter
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“There’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” -Sarah Kay
Stars are my weakness... I love the concept!
Really enjoying crocheting this. Can't wait to be done.
The stitch count in section 3 row 3 doesn’t work out. I’ve tried numerous times. Now I’m waiting for a reply to email sent so that hopefully I can complete the project
This shawl is such a beautiful piece of art! I can't wait to make it! I absolutely love every pattern from you. Thank you!!!
Thank you very much!
I’m not exactly a newbie, but I do not have a ton of experience with crocheting. I’ve always enjoyed crocheting because it’s like a relaxing escape for me. When I saw the gorgeous Crossaster project i definitely wanted to try it because I thought it’d be a wonderful crocheting journey to embark on. I am excited to get started!
I’m not completely a newbie but I’ve not had a ton of experience with crocheting, however I really enjoy it. It’s such a relaxing escape for me. I am completely new to knitting and was always curious to learn. But seeing this piece, I could only exclaim…….”what an absolutely beautiful item to challenge myself with!” It’s gorgeous and I cannot wait to embark on this crocheting journey.
Can’t wait to start...
What a beautiful, clever and unique pattern! I haven't started it yet but it's next in my queue! Thank you so much!
I'm so sorry, however, I had ordered yarn for a project and at this time I can not remember which one; nonetheless, when I received the yarn I loved the color! I want to make an afghan for my granddaughter. In addition, it felt wonderful. I'm just sorry I made the mistake of ordering and having to take it all apart (hours of work) because I don't have one of those machines to unravel it for me to crochet or knit. This was simply my fault. I'm sorry. I'm just frustrated. However, I do love the yarn for her. I have only unraveled 1 skein. Thank you and take care.
Beautiful! Don't know when I can get the time but definitely want to make it
Every pattern I’ve gotten is beautiful and easy to read. I haven’t finished many, but am trying to. Such lovely crochet projects
Very nice and easy to read instructions.
Need to finish up current project. Can't wait to get started on this one, the pattern looks like it will be a very relaxing pattern to follow, I've been crocheting over 36 years now. The Alpaca/Silk Yarn is wonderful, will be wonderful to work with. Finished project will be great!
This is so reminiscent of the vintage patterns that were my Nana's. Easy to follow directions and really beautiful drape when finished.
I have not had a chance to make this yet. I have 2 other projects to finish first. But I can't wait.
Absolutely beautiful masterpiece. Well written pattern that even a "adventurous" beginner could tackle. I'm finding it a very soothing project as I work in the rounds and the best part is that I will wind up with a gorgeous garment when done! Have started 2 of these...one in a sparkly cotton and another in a wool blend. I believe this would work up great in ANY yarn. Another hit from Janica! Thank you so much for all your hard work creating this work of art :)
One of those patterns that you fall in love with at first site. Ordered the yarn , in same colors as the sample, and they are wonderful and squishy. A few shawls ahead of this one, then will begin.
Have not had the chance to get to this beauty. It’s on my list for sure.
I am enjoying working on this shawl. Quick, easy and soothing to work the pattern. Lots of repeats which helps me remember the crochet stitches.