To Boldly Crochet What No One Has Crocheted Before...

Hello everyone! Here's my answer to this week's little question: I like my Easter eggs full of caramel or peanut butter! I don't like eggs much (unless they're deviled!), but these:

are my favorite parts of the holiday!

Anyway, here's what I promised you last Wednesday:

Today I'm going to share my pattern for this cute little Starfleet Insignia, from the Star Trek series! I made up the first one as I went along, and then wrote the pattern as I made a second one, so it may not be prefect! Make adjustments as you see fit, and email me if you figure out a better way to do something! And make sure you post pictures of whatever you use this on in our Flickr! I'm not sure what to do with mine yet, but I suggest making a brooch out of it and pinning it on a bag, perhaps?

I made the first one, the gold, with a 4mm hook and some regular Red Heart acrylic. The second one, the grey, was done with the same kind of yarn and a 5mm hook. They are both a little over 3 inches long.

1. Chain 2.

2. Single crochet 2 into the second chain from the hook. Chain 1 and turn.

3. Single crochet 2. Chain 1 and turn.

4. Increase 1. Single crochet 1. (You should have 3 stitches in this row.) Chain one and turn.

5. Increase 1. Single crochet 2. (You should have 4 stitches in this row.) Chain 1 and turn.

6. Single crochet 4. Chain 1 and turn.

7. Increase 1. Single crochet 2. Increase 1. (You should have 6 stitches in this row.) Chain 1 and turn.

8. Single crochet 6. Chain 1 and turn.

9. Increase 1. Single crochet 4. Increase 1. (You should have 8 stitches in this row.) Chain 1 and turn.

10. Single crochet 8. Chain 1 and turn.

11. Single crochet 8. Chain 1 and turn.

12. Single crochet 3. Chain 1 and turn.

13. Decrease once. Single crochet 1. Chain 1 and turn.

14. Single crochet 2. Chain 1 and turn.

15. Decrease once. Bind off and cut yarn.

16. Put a slip knot on your hook. Insert the hook into the next stitch:

Put the yarn over the hook and pull it through the stitch. Yarn over again and pull through both loops on the hook. Single crochet 4. Chain 1 and turn.

17. Single crochet 3. Decrease once. Chain 1 and turn.

18. Single crochet 4. Chain 1 and turn.

19. Single crochet 2. Decrease once. Chain 1 and turn.

20. Single crochet 3. Chain 1 and turn.

21. Single crochet 1. Decrease once. Chain 1 and turn.

22. Decrease once. Bind off and cut yarn.

Finishing: Make sure the insignia is facing the correct way and weave in all ends. Add felt embellishments if desired (reference images here). Add a pin to the back and put it on a bag, or make it into a hair clip or a headband!

I hope everyone understands the pattern alright. This is the first time I've ever made one, so I decided against using all the abbreviations and such. I figured it would be easier if I wrote everything out.

By the way, if you aren't into Star Trek, you can also use the same technique to make little hearts! That idea came from this awesome blog post on Bella Dia.

Until next week, live long and prosper!


Nellie Mae said...

Wow, so great! I am new to crochet.....but I am a huge fan of Star Trek--well, I just think the 'new' Spok is sexy. ;-) And I like the new Star Trek movie. Anyway, great post!

Unknown said...

I love it! I made one & posted it here:

kate @ undeniable style said...

<3 star trek...not gonna lie. SUCH a cute idea. Would love to make one for my bf...not sure how he would use it though. Maybe I could put it in a floating frame?


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much just whipped up a gold one for my brother kirk for Christmas :)

Carla S said...

Your directions were quite clear and easy to follow. I've made six of these now using gold thread and black fine yarn for the outline. I put them on can cozies and water bottle cozies I made for my brother. Each cozie is black with red, blue or yellow to signify the shirts of the captain and crew. These insignias were just the right touch for them! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

For those of you who like to do Star Trek crochet, I have desinged a series of Christmas ornaments. You can see the patterns in my Etsy store at:

Unknown said...

I am some what new to crocheting but I really wanted to do this one. The directions seemed really clear, but mine just isn't turning out right and I've been trying all day.

Kel said...

I just put your pattern up on my blog because I used it on a cup sleeve in honor of Spock! Thought I'd let you know.

Anonymous said...

oooh, my saviour!! I wanted to make one of these for a long time but I didn't know where to begin. Thank you so much for posting it!

NLK said...

The second part where you attach the yarn doesn't seem right to me. I just "winged it" according to how I thought it would work and it did. Good luck

Anonymous said...

This is great. I made it for a hat for a Trekkie friend. Looks fab.

Lila Trist said...

Pattern is pretty well explained except that I'm ot sure when you say to single crochet if you mean to do it in a single stitch or the next 2 stitches and I dont know how to increase.