Learn how to make this giant light up crochet star using an iCord, battery lights and some wire
I’d been noticing lights incorporated in crochet work in different ways and they gave me this great but simple idea to create my own giant light up crochet star.
Using some Hooked Zpagetti yarn and a size 9mm hook make one long iCord about 1m long. As you work the iCord slide the battery operated lights in the middle and continue crocheting around them.
When you reach the end, close the iCord. Now comes the tricky bit – carefully sliding a straight 1m piece of metal wire through the centre of the iCord.
Initially, I wanted to make the iCord around the lights and wire at the same time, but it was too fiddly. Hence why we’ll have to do this bit after.
It’s worth it, I promise.
You will now have 1m length of iCord with lights and wire in the middle.
Measure 10cm intervals, and using plyers bend these to form points of the star. You should have 5 points in total.
Lastly, (if desired) attach a loop at the top of the highest point so it can hang. But, bear in mind you will have to hide the battery pack somewhere.
I thought this giant light up crochet star turned into a fab Christmas decoration project that’s cheerful and eye-catching.
Starting the iCord
CHAIN 2 to start and then in the first chain stitch that you made, insert your hook and yarn over X2. Do not close each stitch. You should have X3 CHAINS on your hook.
Now, drop 2 of the chains from your hook so that only 1 remains. Be sure to pinch underneath the chains you dropped so they don’t become lost.
Yarn over and pull through to create your first stitch.
Reapeat this on the next loop of yarn which is in the middle (while still pinching the remaining loop that is unhooked).
Then repeat on the last unhooked loop so that you have repeated this 3 times.
This is the iCord!
To close, when you get to your last row, pull through all 3 loops on the hook.
Lastly, shaping the wire does require some patience to get it nice and neat. My attempt was far from perfect and I really have no idea how some crafters make their wire creations look so neat.
The one thing I failed to consider though was where to put the battery pack. This will require some further thought … maybe hiding it in a pouch but I would worry that the weight would drag it down and mishape it.