A colorful, festive decoration to add to your holiday decor. Use vibrant folk colours, or traditional Christmas shades to make this bright and cheerful Crochet Festive Star Garland!
The star motifs are fun to make and work up quickly – string them together with a crochet chain and hang on a mantle or a wall to add some festive charm!
I used small amounts of Scheepjes Catona, a 4 ply/sportsweight cotton yarn for my Stars but you can use any weight yarn and matching hook. Cotton yarn holds its shape very well and I like the crisp finish it gives to the motifs.
Blocking your motifs is recommended for a polished finish! Block each motif (I use my ironing board) by placing a pin on the tip of each of the star points and steam with a hot iron. Remove pins when the motifs have cooled down.
I love making New and bright Christmas decorations every year to add to my collection. My family thankfully, also love to receive them and every crocheter really loves when their makes are appreciated. As you all know, I adore using bright colours. Many of you have made my bauble patterns over the years and tell me that it is now their own Christmas tradition. That makes me so happy!
Check out some of my Christmas Bauble and Star patterns below! Click on the title to go to the pattern
How to get the Pattern for the Crochet Festive Star Garland
- Free Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the Free Crochet Pattern
- Printable PDF: Adfree printable pattern with 4 pages including all details. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy
How do you Crochet a Star Garland
You will first make a number of stars in your chosen colors. These sweet crochet stars are very bright and cheerful but you may prefer more traditional colors! You will make a crocheted chain and join into each star with a slip stitch. You will include a hanging loop on each end of your chain.
There are so many craft projects that can also use the festive stars.
- For a fun project add a small hanging loop to the top of a star to make a christmas tree decoration.
- Use a thicker cotton yarn and use the large stars as a coaster for a party table
- Use pastel shades to make a cute garland for a baby’s nursery
- Add a small star when wrapping gifts
Length of garland shown is approx. 45in [114cm]. Each star motif is 5.5in [14cm] in width. Add more motifs to make a longer garland if desired
- Scheepjes Catona – 4 ply/Sports Weight, 100% Cotton, 50g/125m – small amounts
- 3.5mm crochet hook
- Yarn Needle to weave in threads
You can use any weight yarn and matching hook you have in your stash!
Abbreviations (US crochet terms)
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Ch(s) – chain(s)
- Sc – single crochet
- Hdc – half double crochet
- Dc – double crochet
- Tr – treble crochet
- Dtr – double treble crochet
- Yo – yarn over
- Beg – beginning
- St – stitch
You would need some basic crochet knowledge to make this pattern
- Pattern is written in US crochet terms
- You can use a single colour or change colour for every round. You can crochet over your ends if you wish, to saving you weaving in threads later
- You can stiffen your Stars by soaking in a diluted mixture of PVA glue and water and leave to dry
- Gauge is not important for this project
Instructions for Christmas Star (make 7)
Join in a new colour on each round
Chain 5, sl st to 1st ch to form a ring
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr, ch 1), [1 tr, ch 1] x 15 times into ring, join to 4th ch of beg ch 5. Fasten off yarn – 16 tr, 16 x ch 1
Round 2: Using next colour, join in any st, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, * 1 sc in next st, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 32 sc
Round 3: Using next colour, join in any st, ch 1, 1 sc in same st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * around, join with a sl st to beg sc. Fasten off yarn – 40 sc
Round 4: Using next colour, join in any st, * ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 dtr in next ch, skip next 4 sts, sl st into next st; rep from * 7 more times. Fasten off yarn – 8 petals/spokes
Round 5: Using next colour, join yarn in any sl st from previous row, * working up the side of petal, make 1 sc in each of the next 5 foundation ch-sps, [1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc] in next st (sc from previous row), 1 sc in next 4 sts, sl st into the sl st from previous row; rep from * 7 more times. Fasten off yarn.
I recommend blocking your motifs for a polished finish. Block each motif (I use an ironing board) by placing a pin on the tip of each ‘spoke’ and steam with a hot iron. Remove pins when the motifs have cooled down.
How to Join Your Crochet Stars
Join the star motifs as follows:
Using any colour yarn, ch 15, sl st into the 1st chain to form a hanging loop, ch 15. Holding the first motif with right side facing, * make 1 sl st in the tip of a spoke, ch 10, make 1 sl st in the next spoke of the same motif, ch 15; taking next motif repeat from * until all motifs are attached. Ch 15, sl st back into 15th ch from hook to form 2nd hanging loop. Fasten off threads and enjoy your beautiful garland!
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