This crochet star pattern makes the sweetest little stars that are perfect for making garlands, adding to coffee cozies, and would make fabulous Christmas ornaments with a little string added to the top.
Now I didn't totally make up this pattern. I scoured Pinterest for hours, trying to find a crochet star pattern and while there were definitely some good ones, they weren't quite what I was looking for. Then I stumbled upon pure perfection. Exactly my style. Clicked on the link. And it's all in Japanese...and google translate did nothing but make me giggle. There was a tiny diagram of the pattern but before this, I had never attempted to read one of those things so that was a challenge. And I'm not entirely sure if I followed their pattern exactly. (Here's a link if you want to see my original source). So while I probably didn't make up this pattern, the work I put into it sure makes me feel like I did ha ha so if you use this star pattern to sell things in your shop, please oh please give me a little credit by linking your source to this page. I'd much appreciate it!
Okay enough rambling! On to the tutorial!
Worsted weight yarn (I used 100% cotton yarn)
Size H hook (or whatever size hook your yarn calls for)
Needle to weave in ends
& Two beautiful hands like yours
ch - chain
sc - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
CROCHET STAR TUTORIAL
Step 1: Make a magic circle.
(If you need help making a magic circle, I've got a tutorial here.)
Step 2: Then in the center of that magic circle you ch 1 then sc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc...
Repeat the stitch sequence *ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc* a total of five times until you reach your beginning sc...
Tighten your magic circle. Slip stitch into beginning sc. Note: Don't sc during last repeat because your beginning sc counts as your last sc...if that makes any sense.
And then you end up with the cutest, tiny flower.
Step 3: It'll be tempting to make a ch here but immediately put 2 sc in the ch 2 space of the previous row and then hdc into the top of the dc...
Ch 2 and this sounds a little tricky but you are going to need to sc into the side of the hdc you just made...
Then make 2 sc in the ch 2 space and slip stich into the sc...
Repeat *2 sc in the ch 2 space of previous row, hdc in the top of the previous dc, ch 2, sc into the side of the hdc, then 2 sc in the ch 2 space, slip stitch into sc* until you reach your beginning stitch.
Now you're going to want to panic after you complete step three. You're gonna say, "Megan, this doesn't quite look like a star. And it's not laying flat. And it kind of looks like a mess." Well don't panic. Because now we get to make some magic happen. Ooooh yeah.
Re-tighten your magic circle and fasten off...
And it's still gonna look a little sad...
So start pinching the sides and I can sense the skeptical look on your face but just trust me. Once you start to pinch it and scrunch it together a bit...
You end up with the most perfect looking star!
Pure magic I tell ya!
Weave in the ends. (Anyone else's least favorite part?)
And then just sit in awe for a second with how amazing these stars look.
Seriously, how perfect are these stars?
(This is a safe place where we can totally get nerdy over crochet stars right? Right?)
Now it's up to you what you want to make with these stars! I strung them together into the most perfect little garland for Independence Day and have them hanging up in my living room where I can drool over them all day. And I definitely plan on making some sweet Christmas ornaments once December gets a little closer. So excited over the possibilities!
MATERIALS I USED FOR THIS PROJECT
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I'm totally in love with this Lily's Sugar n' Cream cotton yarn. So many dreamy colors (I seriously had to restrain myself when I went shopping) and the retro style packaging makes my heart sing. Fabulous yarn to work with. Love it. I've already used this yarn to make coasters for my home and my etsy shop and am dreaming of making some dish towels using this yarn too. And I've had this crochet hook set for years and am frequently finding reasons to use it.
And just in case you guys would like a condensed pattern for quick reference, it's listed below.
CROCHET STAR PATTERN
Make magic circle.
ch 1, sc, *ch 2, dc, ch 2, sc* Repeat from * five times and until you reach beginning sc, slip stitch.
*2 sc in ch 2 space, hdc, ch 2, sc in hdc, 2 sc in ch 2 space, slip stitch in previous row sc* Repeat from * until you reach beginning stitch.
Fasten off, shape star by pinching the sides, and weave in ends.
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