The Star Ornament is a beautiful and easy way to add a personal touch to your Holiday decorations. Each one takes me about an hour to make, depending on the yarn and hook I use. The center one is made with Caron Simply Soft Party. The two behind are made with 3 ply Holiday from Herrschners. I wanted mine to be sparkly.
The one made with Caron Party measures about 3 and ¾ inches wide. That will change depending on your hook and yarn. You could even go much smaller using thread and a steel hook, and make a pair of earrings.
When decorating a tree I like using the standard ornament hooks, but you could just string some yarn through (pictured) the Star Ornament. String several together and make garland, add them to a wreath, sew a bead to the center. Make them your own.
Standard Crochet Stitches; Slip Stitch, Single Crochet, Double Crochet.
Plus, Extended Crochet Stitches http://www.moms-crochet.com/extendedcrochetstitches.html
ch = Chain
sc = Single Crochet
esc = Extended Single Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
edc = Extended Double Crochet
sk = Skip
Yarn or Thread: Caron Simply Soft Party, Red Sparkle #0015, Snow Sparkle #0001. When using 4 ply medium yarn each star takes about 11 yards.
Hook: E / 3.5mm
Note: Caron Simply Soft Party is listed as Medium 4. If you use a Baby Yarn (3 ply) use a D hook. If you use a Fine (2 ply) use a C hook. #5 thread you could use a B hook or any steel hook you are comfortable with.
Other: Scissors, yarn needle for hiding ends.
Gauge: Your gauge, for the Star Ornament, will change with the yarn and hook you use.
Category: Easy (2)
You will find the free PDF Download, for the Star Ornament, at the end of the pattern.
For this pattern, Color A = Red, Color B = White
Rnd 1: Ch 2. Crochet around the loose end to hide it. 5 sc in the first chain to create a circle.
Rnd 2: Keep going in the same direction, and crocheting around the loose end. Drop the loose end after the 8th stitch on this round. 2 sc in each stitch around. Total 10 stitches. Snip the loose end.
Rnd 3: Sl st 1 into the next stitch, ch 1 & turn. **Sc 1 in the next stitch, sc 3 in the next.** Repeat instruction between the stars (**) 4 more times. Sl st to the 1st stitch you made in the round.
Rnd 4: Ch 1 & turn. Sk 1 stitch and 1 sc in the first 2 stitches, in the point stitch 1 sc - 1 esc - 1 sc. **1 sc in the next 3 stitches, in the point stitch 1 sc - 1 esc - 1 sc.** Repeat instruction between the stars (**) 3 more times. Sk 1 stitch and 1 sc in the next, sl st into 1st stitch you made in the round.
Note: Throughout the pattern you will be doing groups of 3 stitches in the point. The “Point” stitch is always the center stitch of the group of 3.
Rnd 5: Ch 1 & turn. Sk 1 stitch and 1 sc in the next 2. **In the point stitch 1 sc-1 esc-1 sc, 1 sc in the next 2 stitches, sk 1 and 1 sc in the next 2.** Repeat instruction between the stars (**) 3 more times. In the last point stitch 1 sc-1 esc-1 sc, 1 sc in the next stitch, sk 1 and 1 sc in the next, 1 sl st in the 3rd stitch from the 1st point.
Rnd 6: Ch 1 & turn. 1 sc in the next 3 (to the point, always look at the point and count backwards from it), in the point stitch 1 esc-1 dc-1 esc. **1 sc in the next 6 stitches, in the point stitch 1 esc-1 dc-1 esc.** Repeat instruction between the stars (**) 3 more times. 1 sc in the next 3 stitches, sk to the 3rd stitch from the 1st point that you made and sl st.
Note: The points look a little curly by this round. The last round will fix it. Make sure to lean your work a little so you are picking up the top of the stitch.
Rnd 7: Ch 1 & turn. Sk 1 stitch and 1 sc in the first 4 stitches, in the point stitch 1 dc-1 edc-1 dc. **1 sc in the next 3, sk 1 and 1 sc in the next 4 stitches to the point, in the point stitch 1 dc-1 edc-1 dc.** Repeat instruction between the stars (**) 3 more times. 1 sc in the next stitch, sk 1 and 1 sc in the space, sk to the 4th stitch from the 1st point you made and place your hook in that stitch. Cut color A, tie on color B in the front, and finish with a sl st drawing up color B. Leave about 4 inches of tail end on both colors.
Rnd 8: Ch 1 & turn. If the loose ends are on this side, pull them through the stitch, just under your sl st, to the back. Hold the loose ends over the row to hide them.
Sk 1 and 1 sc in the 1st 3 stitches, in the point stitch, 1 esc - ch 2 - sl st in the bottom of the chain - 1 esc. **1 sc in the next 4 stitches, sk 1 and 1 sc in the next 4. In the point stitch, 1 esc - ch 2 - sl st to the bottom of the chain - 1 esc.** Repeat instruction between the stars (**) 3 more times. 1 sc in the next 4 stitches, sk to the 1st stitch you made and sl st into it.
Bind off leaving a 4 - 5 inch end so you can thread a needle and hide it. Thread your needle and weave it in on the back, under the same color stitches.
Star Ornament TidBits
> You can make the points, of the Star Ornament, a little pointer with a needle and pull the stitches up to even them out.
> If you desire you could put a little Elmer’s Glue on your fingers and roll the point threads to get better points. I don’t often find that's needed.
> You could sew a pretty bead, bow, or little bell in the center.
> Make the center a little loose and you could poke an NON-heat light through it.
Just have fun decorating them, or enjoy them as they are.
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