Really, shouldn't everyone have a magic wand? Now they can! In just a few minutes you can crochet a magic wand using this pattern from the new book How to Make 100 Crochet Appliques: Patterns for Fun Flora, Fauna, and Icon Patches
colors A (gray) and B (bright yellow)
shown: Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece,
CW135 Slate Charcoal (A), CW343 Sunflower
F-5 (3.75 mm) or size that creates a firm
fabric with chosen yarn
large-eyed yarn needle
Rnd 1: With A work Rnd 1 of Basic Circle (page 125). Join with a Sl st
in next st, ch 13.
Rnd 2: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea of next 11 ch. Sk next st of
circle, Sl st in next sc. Sl st in each of next 4 sc around circle, and in
opposite side of each ch. FO. Weave in both yarn tails.
Rnd 1: With B, ch 2, 5 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a Sl st in
Rnd 2: (Ch 1, dc, picot, ch 1, Sl st) in same sc. *(Sl st, ch 1, dc, picot,
ch 1, Sl st) in next sc. Rep from * 3 times. Sl st in first sl st. FO.
Foundation: With B, ch 4.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. turn. (3 dc)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in ea st across. FO, leaving a 10” tail for sewing.
With RS of both pieces facing, use tails of star to sew star to narrow
tip of wand. Weave in remaining ends.
Streamers: Cut two 9" (23 cm) lengths of B, and fold each in half.
With WS of wand facing, use hook to pull center of each folded
strand through center of star from RS to WS. On WS, knot the
looped strands together securely. With RS facing, trim ends of
streamers to desired lengths.
More about the CPi book:
This charming book presents 100 crocheted patches arranged in sections by theme, including farm animals, ocean life, feathered friends, flora, techno, holidays and special occasions. Crocheted appliques are skillfully photographed, and written instructions are accompanied by stitch diagrams. A beautiful photo gallery provides ideas for how to use these easy-to-crochet appliques, with simple instructions for applying them to other surfaces.
Deborah Burger has taught crochet for 20 years, through Girl Scouting, various community centers, summer camps, at her local yarn shop, and the John C. Campbell Folk School. She is active in the online community Ravelry, and has written articles and patterns for Interweave Crochet and the e-zines Crochet Insider and Crochet Uncut. She lives in Jonesborough, TN.