CROCHET CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

I know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but how could I resist sharing these sweet little crochet stars. I think I’ve finally made it to full blown Christmas mode. How about you? Today I wanted to share a simple tutorial on how to create these for yourself. I’ve been crocheting since I was about 14-15 years old. I remember one winter my mom taught me and my best friend. Her and I made so many scarves that year! Let’s just say all of our friends and family had very warm necks. I dabbled here and there with little projects, but really stayed pretty amateur at crocheting for many years, only creating simple projects. It has only been within the past couple of years that I have really started to make more interesting things. One of my favorite things to make are these darling little stars. This would definitely be considered a basic beginner pattern. It whips up in less than 5 minutes. You could easily make an entire garland of these [ how pretty would that be?]. Use them as ornaments on the tree, attach them to gifts with a tag. They really are very versatile. You will need a few supplies and be able to create a few different stitches.

Stitches:

  • sl – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • tr – triple crochet
  • Picot – this forms your point.

Supplies:

  • yarn of choice – I used white cotton yarn from the peach and cream brand
  • crochet hook – this yarn calls for a 5mm hook I chose to use a 4.25mm hook [this will just give you a smaller star]
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions:

  • Step 1: Begin with a slip knot or magic circle. I prefer slip knots. It is how my mom taught me and I just don’t love the magic circle! please don’t judge me, haha.
  • Step 2: Chain 4 and connect your 4th and 1st chain to form a circle with a slip stitch.
  • Step 3: Chain 3 and make 14 double crochets into the center of the circle you created. Your chain 3 counts as a stitch so you should have 15 total
  • Step 4: Connect with a slip stitch.
  • Step 5: Chain 1 and single crochet and half double crochet into that same stitch
  • Step 6: In the next stitch, 1 double crochet, 1 triple crochet, chain 4 picot stitch, 1 triple crochet and 1 double crochet all into the same stitch. See pictures below. In the third picture for your chain 4 picot…you can see there are two vertical bars at the bottom of your chain 4 that it where you’re going to picot (insert your hook into the bars yarn over pull through two and pull through 1 loop.)
  • Step 7: In the next stitch do 1 half double crochet and 1 single crochet in the same stitch
  • In the next stitch repeat step 5
  • In the next stitch repeat step 6 then step 7… Repeat this pattern until your star is complete. Connect with a slip stitch (from your first round and your chain 1 it’ll go in this order, sc, hdc (same stitch) next stitch dc, triple, chain 4 picot, triple, dc (same stitch, this forms the point) next stitch hdc, sc (same stitch) repeat.

That’s it! I told you it was pretty simple! If you have any questions feel free to comment below and I’ll do my best to help. I’m currently working on upgrading my blog. My hope is that once I have enough saved to upgrade I’ll be able to create videos and share them here as an added resource!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy Crocheting!

Blessings,

Bree

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