Discover how to make a crochet star garland, and you will have a gorgeous decoration to enjoy during the holidays. You might even want to make this crochet star pattern garland for your friends, too. Don’t worry if you’re relatively new to crocheting because this crochet star garland pattern is easy to follow, and the cute crochet stars are simple to make.
With a crochet hook, yarn and some spare time on your hands, you can use this free crochet pattern to make your own crochet stars garland to your desired length.
What You Need to Make Crochet Christmas Stars
Along with this free crochet pattern, you need either acrylic yarn or worsted weight yarn, a crochet hook size 6mm or a smaller hook for small stars if you prefer, jute twine, and some little brass bells.
You also need a very basic knowledge of crocheting, such as knowing the difference between slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet for example, along with making a magic ring or magic circle, and some basic abbreviations like SL ST, next ST and SC in next stitch!
Learning How to Crochet
You might like to invest in a beginner’s crochet book or watch a video tutorial or two, before grabbing your yarn needle and making the first star ornaments from scratch if you are a crochet newbie.
How to Make the Crochet Star Pattern
Gather your supplies and follow the simple crochet star pattern to make the stars and star points. See below for full instructions and step-by-step photos. Once you’ve finished the crochet star pattern, you can thread the crochet stars onto twine and add a little bell between each one.
Crochet Christmas Stars Variations
You can make the crochet star pattern exactly as written or you can mix things up a little if you prefer. For example, you might like to use red, green and white worsted weight cotton yarn rather than just white yarn.
Perhaps instead of the little brass bells, you’d like to pick another festive decoration for this Christmas ornament such as angels, Christmas tree shapes or anything else that conveys “Merry Christmas!”
And if it’s not Christmas anytime soon, you can omit the bells and just use the simple crochet star pattern to make a non-Christmas decoration, perhaps a starfish-themed garland for the bathroom or a cute, colourful garland for a child’s room.
Best Type of Yarn and Twine to Use
So what kind of yarn and twine works best with this free pattern? Worsted weight yarn always works well, or you might like to choose an acrylic yarn with similar yarn weight which is easy to “block” (this means the stars will hold their shape well and you won’t have a star point curling up).
As for the twine, any thickness is fine, since a crochet star barely weighs anything, so opt for light, medium or heavy, whichever you happen to have. Another option would be using string or even some of the yarn to connect each crochet star and bell. So, feel free to get imaginative!
How to “Block” the Crochet Stars
Once your crochet stars are done, you will want to block them. This stops them from curling up at the star points. You can use hairspray or another kind of fixative once you’ve crocheted them. Before blocking them, you should tuck the ends of the yarn in, for a tidier look.
Handmade Holiday Decor
This type of garland is well suited for a minimalist Christmas, as it adds a cozy and warm touch to your decor without being too flashy or overwhelming. The natural texture and simplicity of the crocheted material make it the perfect addition to a minimalist Christmas tree, mantel, or wall. Plus, it’s a sustainable and eco-friendly option that you can use year after year.
DIY Crochet Star Garland
How to Make a Crochet Star Garland Christmas Decoration
- 6mm crochet hook
- Crochet 15 HDC into the MR, Sl ST to join at the end of the round. Chain 1.
- SC into each stitch in the round then SL ST to join.
- Chain 5. In the second stitch from the hook, SL ST, SC into the next stitch, HDC into the next stitch, DC into the next stitch. This will form a triangle.
- Skip two stitches and SL ST into the next stitch to attach the point of the star to the center.
- Repeat step two–four to create four more points to the star.
- Weave in the ends and cut the excess.
- Use a darning needle and 2-ply twine to string the stars by sewing through the base of one point. Place a bell in between each star.
- There will be 10 stars and 10 bells for a 6ft garland.
- One ball of Lily Sugar n’ Cream cotton yarn should make two garlands
MR: Magic Ring
SL ST: Slip Stitch
SC: single crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
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Now you know how to make this crochet star garland, you will want to get started! Why not make one for yourself, perhaps to hang on the wall or Christmas tree, and another one or two for friends?
Finished projects are so satisfying, and this is a great pattern if you want to make a Christmas ornament for the holidays. Happy crocheting!
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