The best part about this radiant 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 radiant 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, sk 1 st, dc, (tr, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, tr) into next st of rnd, dc, sk 1 st] rep around for a total of 6 times, sl st join to first st of this rnd (6 star points). *The sl st in 3rd ch from hook creates a picot.
rnd 3: ch 11, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, trtr in the same first st as the ch 11, *[**dtr in next st of rnd, ch 4, sl st in next st of rnd, ch 3, sk ch-2-sp, sc in the top of the picot, ch 3, sk ch-2-sp, sl st in the next st of rnd, ch 4, dtr in next st of rnd,** (trtr, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, trtr) in next st of rnd] x 2,* rep from ** to **, (trtr, ch 33, sl st in 30th ch & next ch from hook, ch 2, trtr) in the next st of rnd, rep from * to *, rep from ** to **, sl st join to the top of the first trtr of this rnd, ch 1, f/o (6 star points). *The ch 11 counts as a trtr + ch 5.
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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