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Two Tone Double Crochet Star

Foundation ring: Ch 5, join with ss to form a ring. 
Round 1 (RS): Ch 2, beg 2-dc cl into ring, ch 3, [3-dc cl into ring, ch 3] 4 times, join with ss in top of beg 2-dc cl.
Round 2: Ss into next ch-3 sp, ch 3, [2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in ch-3 sp, *[3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 3 times more, join with ss in top of beg ch-3. 
Round 3: Ss into next st, ch 3, 1 dc in next st, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] into next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts, *1 dc in each of next 2 sts, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts; rep from * 3 times more, join with ss in top of beg ch-3. 
Round 4: Ss into next st, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts, *1 dc in each of next 4 sts, [3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc] in next ch-2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 4 sts, skip next 2 sts; rep from * 3 times more, join with ss in top of beg ch-3. 
Fasten off.

STITCH ABBREVIATIONS 
beg 2-dc cl (beginning 2 double-crochet cluster): [Yrh, insert hook in ring, yrh, pull loop through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice, yrh, pull through all 3 loops on hook. 
3-dc cl (3 double-crochet cluster): [yrh, insert hook ring, yrh, pull loop through, yrh, pull through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yrh, pull through all 4 loops on hook.

Motif directions reproduced with permission from 150 Knit & Crochet Motifs, Interweave Press, 2011
Sample shown in Wool-Ease.

 

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

ch = chain ch-sp = chain space
dc = double crochet rep = repeat
RS = right side ss = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)