Crochet a Christmas Star decoration in 15 minutes! These quick and easy crochet Stars work up so fast with this free pattern, and you can have great fun using your favourite colours!
You probably know by now, that I am all about simple easy crochet patterns, and hopefully inspire you to get creative with colour. I made each of these quick little crochet ornaments in 15 minutes from start to – snipping the tassels! I challenge you to make one faster!
Use vibrant folk colours, or traditional Christmas shades to make these bright and cheerful Stars. Or make in a single colour. Add a tassel for extra flair and you have crochet decorations to adorn your tree that you will be proud of!
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Pattern is written in US Crochet terms
Only basic stitches are used in this pattern
Each motif measures 4in [10cm] approx. across, and star measures 8.5 – 9in [11-13cm]in length
Gauge is not important for this project.
- Small amounts of Cotton Yarn. I used Scheepjes Catona and a 2.5mm hook, and Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK and a 3mm hook
- Fingering Weight/4 ply Yarn will use a 2.5mm hook
- DK weight Yarn will use a 3mm hook
- Yarn Needle to weave in threads
- PVA Glue if you wish to stiffen your stars
US Crochet Terms
Yo yarn over
Sc single crochet
Hdc half double crochet
Dc double crochet
UK Crochet Terms
Yo yarn over
Dc double crochet
Htr half treble crochet
Tr treble crochet
Picot: Ch 3, sl st into first ch from hook.
2 Double Crochet Cluster (2 dc cl): Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert hook in same st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook.
Instructions for 15 Minute Christmas Decoration – Tassel Stars
Using 1st colour, ch 5, sl st into first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 15 dc into ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off and change colour. (16 dc)
Round 2: Join new colour in any st, ch 2, dc in same st (counts as 2 dc cl), 2 dc cl in next st, ch 5, *(2 dc cl in next st) twice, ch 5; rep from * 6 more times, join with sl st to top of beg 2 dc cl. Fasten off and change colour. (8 petals, 8 ch-5 sp)
Round 3: Join new colour in any ch-5 sp with sl st, ch 1, (sc, hdc, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in same sp, *(sc, hdc, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc, hdc, sc) in next ch-5 sp; rep from * 6 more times, join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off. (8 petals)
Weave in all ends. Block motifs gently with a steam iron. Add a piece of thread for a hanging loop. To stiffen your stars, soak in diluted PVA Glue and leave to dry.
Use any contrast colours of your choice to make your tassels. Take a notebook approx. 4.5 – 5” in width, cut a 12” length of yarn and lay across top of book – this will be used to tie top of tassel.
Wrap yarn around book approx. 20 times (depends how thick you like your tassel)
Using the 12” tie, knot top of tassel tightly. Cut tassel at opposite end.
Cut another length of yarn and wrap around tassel 0.5” from top 4 times and knot ends together.
Trim if needed and attach to picot at tip of motif, sewing securely.
I hope you enjoy making this quick and easy Christmas Tassel Star. Perfect for hanging on your tree, or stringing together to make a garland.
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