These simple crochet star pattern Christmas ornaments are a fun and easy holiday project! Make a few to hang on your Christmas tree, attach to special gifts, or crochet up a whole bunch and string them onto a starry garland.
- Darice Folklore Bulky Yarn – Pick whatever colors you like!
- Darice Crochet Hook – Size K (6.50 mm).
- Darice Threading Needle.
- Darice Scissors.
- Fabric Stiffener.
- Darice Jute Cord.
- Plastic Wrap.
- Darice Floral Pins – Or Straight Pins.
Step 1. Begin the simple crochet star pattern for your Christmas ornaments. This pattern is very easy – just two quick rounds!
Round 1: Start with a magic loop, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 9 dc in magic loop. Pull to tighten, sl st to join (10 dc in total).
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same space, (dc, trc, ch 1, trc, dc) all in next st, *sc in next st, (dc, trc, ch 1, trc, dc) in next stitch, repeat from * 3 times, sl st to starting sc. Finish off, weave in ends (5 sc, 5 star points or petals).
When you are done with the crochet star pattern, your star’s points will be rounded and it might look more like a flower than a star, but don’t worry, we will get it into shape.
Step 2. Next you will stiffen and shape your stars. Mix a little of the fabric stiffener solution with some water to thin it out, then dip the crochet star pattern Christmas ornaments into the solution and make sure it gets fully covered. Squeeze out the excess.
Wrap a piece of cardboard with plastic wrap. You can secure the plastic wrap in place with a piece of tape on the back if you like. Place the star on the plastic covered piece of cardboard and stretch it into shape. Use straight pins to hold the star’s points in place. Once your stars are pinned in place, set them aside to dry. It will take several hours for them to dry completely.
Step 3. Lastly, you will attach jute ties to the crochet star pattern Christmas ornaments. Once the stars are dry, they should be stiff and hold their shape. Remove the pins and take them off of the cardboard. Finally, loop a length of jute through one of the points and tie the loop closed.
Interested in more holiday crochet projects? Check out this crochet bow pattern, perfect for Christmas gift toppers! Happy crocheting and happy holidays!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.