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15 Minute Christmas Crochet Decoration – Free Pattern for Tassel Stars

December 5, 2019

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

Skill Level

Only basic stitches are used in this pattern

Measurement

Each motif measures 4in [10cm] approx. across, and star measures 8.5 – 9in [11-13cm]in length

Gauge is not important for this project.

Materials

  • 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
  • Scissors
  • PVA Glue if you wish to stiffen your stars

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

Yo      yarn over

St       stitch

Sc      single crochet

Hdc    half double crochet

Dc      double crochet

Sp      space

UK Crochet Terms

Beg    beginning

Ch      chain

Yo      yarn over

St       stitch

Dc      double crochet

Htr      half treble crochet

Tr       treble crochet

Sp      space

Special Stitches

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.

15 min crochet star free pattern

Instructions for 15 Minute Christmas Decoration – Tassel Stars

Star Motif

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)

Finishing

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.

Tassel Instructions

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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  • Reply
    Emily
    December 6, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    These stars are so cute. I really like them. The tassels are really fun for my cats to play with hahahaha. Thank you for the pattern.
    Have a lovely evening.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily

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