Simple Stars

The name says it all “Simple Stars”. These stars are quick and easy to make. They work great as embellishments to your craft projects or as hanging decorative ornaments.

Materials

Yarn, Scissors, Crochet hook, Darning needle.

Abbreviations

ch: Chain
sl st: Slip Stitch
sc: Single crochet (UK double crochet)
hdc: Half double crochet (UK half treble crochet)
dc: Double Crochet (UK Treble Crochet)
tr: Treble Crochet (UK Double Treble Crochet)

From now on, all crochet stitch abbreviations are written in US terminology.

Yarn & hook

Any type of yarn can be used for this project although cotton works splendidly. Your yarn along with the yarn manufacturers recommendation of hook size should do the trick.
This project works best when worked up with two different shades of yarn, one for the main star and one for the border. Why not get creative with colours, so your stars can really sparkle!

The Pattern

Start with a slip knot on your hook.
Round 1: Start off by making a magic loop.
ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1 into magic loop to form 1st cluster. *3 dc, ch 1*
Repeat between * and * 4 more times. sl st into 3rd chain from your initial ch 3.
Pull the magic loop tight.
You should now have a little pentagon made out of 5 clusters of dc’s with a chain between each cluster. (Picture A)


Round 2: *ch 5
sc into 2nd chain from hook.
hdc into next chain.
dc into next chain.
tr into next chain.
(In Picture B you can clearly see where to make your stitches.)

Remember to go under both loops of the chains you’re crocheting into) sl st into next chain 1 space from the previous round*
Repeat between * and * 4 more times.



If you’ve followed all steps correctly, you should have ended with a slip stitch in the last chain 1 space from round 1.
You should have all 5 points to your star. Fasten off leaving a 3” tail. (Picture C)


bordering your star

Choose a new colour of yarn and tie it to the tail of your star, as tight and close to the star as possible.
Put your hook through the backloop of the first slip stitch (to the left of the knot) and pull your new colour of yarn through.
*Now sl st your way up through all 5 chains. These should be pretty obvious as there’s only 1 loop to go under. (Picture D)
Once you’ve reached the peak, ch 1.
sl st through the backloops of the next 5 stitches.* (Picture E)
Now repeat . between * and * 4 more times



To finish off: Cut your yarn leaving a 4” tail and pull the tail all the way through the stitch.
Thread the tail through your darning needle and insert the needle under both loops of the first sl st from this round. (Picture F)
Pull the needle through, careful not to pull too tight. Finally, insert your needle through the center of the last stitch from this round and pull your yarn through (Picture G). Sew in all ends.