Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kira's Star

1st Round:
Clover: R 5-3-3-3-5, R 5j3-3-3-3-3-3-5, R 5j3-3-3-5
Ch 14
***Clover; R 5-3 join to 3rd picot on last ring 3-3-5;
R 5j3-3-3-3-3-3-5, R 5j3-3-3-5, Ch 14***
Repeat portion between asterisks 3 more times
Clover: R 5-3 join to 3rd picot on last ring 3-3-5;
R 5j3-3-3-3-3-3-5, R 5j3-3join to second picot of first Ring3-5, Ch 14,
Tie into base of first clover.

2nd Round:
All chains.
Thread the thread through free outside picot of the first ring of any clover, then wind shuttle using CTM.
All joins in this round are shuttle joins.
***Ch 3-3-3-3. j to top picot of middle ring of clover, ch 3-3-3-3 j into the SAME picot (mock ring), ch 3-3-3-3 join to free picot of last ring of clover, chain 3***, j to free picot of next ring. Repeat *** 5 more times, tie into starting picot.
Finish the ends using your favorite method.


  1. Just this morning my granddaughter asked me for a star for her hair - this looks perfect! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Hope you like it - the endless outside chain is kind of annoying. :0)

    I made that star for my daughter!

  3. This is very nice. I love your work and as always, thank you so much for sharing as you do.

  4. Melanie in La MiradaMarch 22, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Did you really design this fabulous Star of David only two years ago tomorrow? I must have been blessed to find it online almost immediately after that.

    After making one in indigo and deciding that of all the "snowflake" patterns it was my favorite Star of David, about a year ago I began a major project connecting your stars at the points to create a head covering to wear at my Messianic Jewish congregation in Orange, California. I'm just over halfway finished, having taken time off from the project to tat awareness ribbons as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, which enabled me to raise over $800.

    I would love to send you a picture of the recent state of my head covering, which I'm working in grey to match my hair (matching colors is crucial to me, and I knew it would be too big a project to make one for each outfit).

    I decided tonight, after thinking about how to do it for ages without coming up with a workable plan, to attempt to add to the star to create what will probably be the world's first tatted version of the ancient symbol of Messianic Judaism--a menorah above a Star of David, with a Christian Fish affixed below the Star. If it works, I'd love to share the picture with you.

    1. Hi Melanie - I would love to see those! You can email me at birgit_ph at hotmail dot com. The headcovering sounds beautiful, and I'd love to see your Messianic Jewish symbol.

      The design is a couple of years older than that, I think - I used to have a webpage with my designs until Yahoo decided to do away with free web pages and I moved this over to a blog format instead.

      Anyway, I am glad you are enjoying this pattern!

    2. Melanie in La MiradaMarch 24, 2012 at 3:43 PM

      Thanks so much for replying! I just sent you an email.

  5. Thank you for sharing your pattern. I just wanted to let you know that I had success making the star yesterday.

  6. Sunday there was a market in our town (Buxtehude near Hamburg), showing old (hand)crafts. A friend of mine showed (and sold) tatting there and I was there to help. Suddenly there was a woman talking to us who said "My daughter in America tats as well."
    So: it was YOUR mother! Funny!
    Btw, I love "Kira's Star"!
    Greetings from Germany,