About the crochet stars

Stars can be used for so many different things: Rattles, Christmas Decorations, Decorations for the Christmas Tree, stroller chains, accessories for teddy bears, etc. They are easy to go to, and don’t require so many materials.

Time to produce: 20-30 mins.
Skill level: Easy
Size: 12 x 12 cm / 7.5 x 7.5 cm
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For this free crochet pattern on “Crochet stars” you have to be able to make a magic ring crocheted in spiral with increases, single crochet and make a change of yarn.

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What you need

Tools

Materials

Pattern

For a star size 12 x 12 cm: Use hook 4 mm and two threads of cotton yarn 8/4 at the same time.
For a star size 7.5 x 7.5 cm: Use hook 2.5 mm and 1 thread cotton yarn 8/4.

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The star body

Here you crochet in spiral. It’s a good idea to use a stitch marker in the first stitch in the round. That makes it easier to make sure, that you have counted the correct number of stitches in the round.

ROUND 1 Magic ring with 10 sc (10 sts)
ROUND 2 Increase in every stitch (20 sts)
ROUND 3 (3 sc, 1 inc) 5 times (25 sts)
ROUND 4 (4 sc, 1 inc) 5 times (30 sts)

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The first star tip

Here you continue with the thread from the star body.

Turning chains

When you turn here, you make a turning chain (a normal chain). It’s a stitch you use to get up to the next row, and not a stitch you have to crochet in again. You therefore always skip it. When, for example at row 2 it says “Skip 1 st”, then it means both your chain and the first stitch in the row.

ROW 1 6 sc, 1 ch, turn (6 sts)
ROW 2 Skip 1 stitch, 5 sc, 1 ch, turn (5 sts)
ROW 3 Skip 1 stitch, 4 sc, 1 ch, turn (4 sts)
ROW 4 Skip 1 stitch, 3 sc, 1 ch, turn (3 sts)
ROW 5 Skip 1 stitch, 2 sc, 1 ch, turn (2 sts)
ROW 6 Skip 1 stitch, 1 sc, 1 ch  (1 sts)

Tighten well, so the last chain locks and cut the yarn.

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2.-5. star tip

They are crocheted exactly like the first star tip.

Because you have cut the yarn, you attach the thread to the last stitch from the previous tip (at the body of the star – see picture). You crochet ROW 1 in the next stitch from here.

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2 stars, please

You crochet two of these. On the last star you don’t cut the yarn from tip 5, because you use it to crochet the two parts together.

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Crochet the parts together

You single crochet at the edge of the tips, where you crochet 5 sc along the sides and 4 sc in the outer tip (in the same stitch), so there are some nice triangular tips at the ends.

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In with the ends and stuffing

Be sure to tie all loose ends tightly – then they can be stored inside the star. Alternatively, they can also be weaved in (it just takes a war).

Remember to put stuffing in when you have reached approx. 3/4 round. Weave in the last thread and then da da daaaaa: Your star is done :-)!

Here you find some helpful videos, so you can make the pattern. Especially if you are a beginner (If you are: You’re awesome – am cheering for you!). It is a bit easier to understand with live pictures 🙂 Milla Billa made the design and editing. Music was by www.bensound.com

Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
Crochetguide by Milla Billa
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