A recipe for crocheted stars in the lead-up to Christmas

As every year December seems to run faster than us and we are already one week away from Christmas…

With Céline, who has been working alongside me for two years now, we both pamper this Advent season. Among her many talents, she crochet beautifully and this year she created very cute stars, simple and graceful with scraps from our yarns. A perfect little project to taste the present moment and prepare Christmas gently!

Céline’s crocheted star recipe
Yarn and tools :

  • Crochet hook in adapted size for your yarn :
  • Some  leftovers yarn :
  • Tapestry needle

Abbreviations :

  • ch: chain stitch
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet

How to:

  • Round 1: in a magic ring: 3 ch, 2 dc, *3 ch, 3 dc *, repeat from  *to* 4 times, 3 ch then close the round with 1 sl st in the 2nd ch of beginning of round. You obtain 5 groups of db separated by 5 gaps created by the ch.
  • Round 2 : *2 sc (1 between each of the 3 dc from the previous round), then in the next gap : 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 ch then 1 sc in the first of the 3 ch to form a picot, 1 hdc, 1 sc*, repeat from * to * 4 times, 1 sc between the first 2 dc from the previous round. 
  • Break the yarn and pull the remaining yarn tail through the last stitch completely, fasten off invisible. Pull carefully on the tail from the magic ring to tighten the cercle and weave it in.
  • Soak gently your star in a lukewarm water then block the  star branches to give it a nice shape. 
  • You can use your star as a decoration for a festive table, to enhance your present wrappings or to hang in your Christmas tree or wall.

I hope these little stars inspire you and make you want to crochet and / or be a good reason to give you a calm and serene moment in the race of the preparations!

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