PROJECT #026: CHRISTMAS STARS | FREE CROCHET PATTERN
It’s high time for a free crochet pattern, so here’s a special one for you with Christmas cheer! Use these chubby stars for cute tree decorations, gift toppers, party favors or stocking stuffers. The pattern is suitable for most skill levels and the stars work up fast enough that you can easily make a bunch of them for festive decorating. It’s also a great stash buster for using up those odd leftover lengths of yarn!
I covered my little Christmas tree in little stars and mini pompoms, complete with a basket of toys underneath…
…and an ice cream on top!
I think my baby nephew would love this tree!
Anyway, let’s move on to the pattern…
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Crochet Hook: 3 mm (Size 11)
Yarn: DK weight (Light Worsted / 8ply/ 11wpi)
Colours: mixed, contrasting
Yarn sewing needle
Knowledge of the magic ring, and the crochet stitches listed below
- R = Round
- CH = Chain
- ST = Stitch
- SS = Slip stitch
- SC = Single crochet
- HDC = Half double crochet
- DC = Double crochet
- TRC = Triple Crochet
- *…* = Section to be repeated
R1: In magic ring: Ch2, 9 HDC. Join with a SS into 1st HDC (SS counts as 10th stitch). Ch2.
R2: (2DC, ch1, 2DC) in 1st st. *Skip next st. (2DC, ch1,2 DC) in next st.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS into 1st DC (counts as 1st st of next Row).
R3: Leaving 1st st un-worked, HDC in 2nd st. *(DC, 3TRC, DC) in ch space. Skip next st. HDC in next, SS in next, HDC in next.* Repeat all around. Join with a SS into 1st SS.
Tie off and weave in your starting thread.
Make 2 exactly the same.
R4: Lay the two stars on top of each other, wrong sides together. Insert your hook into any stitch, and through the corresponding stitch on the other star. Join yarn with a SS, ch1. Working through both layers, SC into each st around. Tuck your loose ends inside the star as you go. Stuff the star before closing it completely. At the end, join with a SS into 1st SC. Tie off and weave in loose end OR, leave a long thread and use it to make a loop for hanging.
Next step: make LOTS of chubby stars!!
I have a really small tree, so 15 stars was enough for me. (I would’ve had 16, but Cosmic Squid stole one.)
Who else here loves Christmas lights as much as I do?!
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