1. Starwirbel CAL! Please join us in Vashti's Crochet Lounge (Ravelry group).
2. A new photo tutorial PDF is included with this pattern. It includes images for lefties too.
3. If you have trouble locating a 11.5 mm crochet hook in your country, a 12 mm should work just as well. For some lace weight yarns, a 10 mm might be better, so try a swatch. (You never know with lace weight yarns, especially if they contain some mohair.) *
I'm delighted to share my discovery of a special type of 19th century Star stitch in the form of this veil-like "smoke ring." Unlike the usual Star stitch projects, Starwirbel is stretchy and weightless, yet holds its shape. I've enhanced its starry texture with a spiraling construction, twinkly yarn, and a bit of invisible increasing.
Emphasizing the "eyes" of these orbiting stars adds a special effect. I've streamlined the look of the "spokes" radiating from them to brighten the eyes even more. An emphasis on the eyes that makes croc