When I was thinking about what I would name this star, I originally thought about calling it "Bethlehem Star", however it seems like everyone uses that name for their star patterns. I didn't want to use the same name as everyone else.
That's when I remembered one of my most favourite Christmas songs "They Followed His Star" which is sung by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. If you think about it, that's precisely what the wise men and shepherds did – they followed his star. I just knew "Follow His Star" was exactly what I needed to call this design!
The best part about this star ornament is it's fast, easy and beautiful!
Depending on how quickly you crochet, you can have one of these made in half an hour or less. So, if you're looking for that final touch for your Christmas tree, this will be just the ticket for you.
All you need is a ring (can be plastic, metal, crochet, elastic, whatever you like), yarn and a hook and soon you'll have many follow his stars for your tree...
Not important. In fact, you can easily switch between lacy weight yarns and hook sizes for different effects and sizing too.
4 ⅓“ (11 cm) diameter from star tip to star tip.
Abbreviations: US Terms Used
BO of 2 - bobble of 2 (see how here)
ch(s) - chain(s)
dc - double crochet
dtr - double treble crochet
f/o - fasten off
rep - repeat
rnd - round
sc - single crochet
sk - skip
sl st - slip stitch
sp(s) - space(s)
st(s) - stitch(es)
tr - treble crochet
trtr - triple treble crochet
yo - yarn over
TIP: If your ring isn’t perfectly smooth, just use some tape or a hot glue gun to smooth out the ridges.
This star is worked in non-continuous rnds, where each rnd is worked in the same direction with a pause at the end of each one. Do not turn at the end of rnds. First st of the rnd is the same sp where the sl st join is made. *Side facing you = RS.
*BO of 2 (bobble of 2) = leaving the last 2 lps from each st on the hook, work 2 dc into one st or sp, yo & pull through all 3 lps. (I have a video tutorial for a bobble of 2 here...).
TIP: If you don’t have a ring, simply ch 12 & sl st join to first ch to made to complete the circle.
rnd 1: make a slip knot – sc attach to the ring, ch 2. Now working around the ring – BO of 2 for a total of 36 times (OR if using a thicker yarn, dc 36 instead), sl st join to the first BO/dc of this rnd, ch 1 (36 sts). *The BO sts make it so you can add more sts around the ring (effectively hiding it from view) and still keep the star flat.
rnd 2: sc, ch 3, sl st in next st of rnd, ch 4, dtr in next st of rnd, (trtr 2, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, trtr 2) in next st of rnd, *dtr, ch 4, sl st in next st of rnd, [ch 3, sc in next st of rnd, ch 3, sl st in next st of rnd, ch 2, dc in next st of rnd, (tr, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, tr) in next st of rnd, dc, ch 2, sl st in next st of rnd] x 2, ch 3,** sc in next st of rnd, ch 3, sl st in next st of rnd, ch 4, dtr in next st of rnd, (trtr 2, ch 33, sl st in 30th ch & next ch from hook, ch 2, trtr 2) in next st of rnd, rep from * to **, sl st join to first st of rnd, ch 1, f/o (6 star points). *The sl st in 3rd ch from hook creates a picot.
Weave in all ends. Depending on your preference, you may want to block or starch your star to keep the points from curling inwards. Simply follow your favourite method or leave it as is, and you’re done!
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