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how to crochet a star shapeYou will need:

  • Yarn or crochet thread
  • A crochet hook of a suitable size for the yarn or thread you are using.

Instructions:

I'm assuming you know how to crochet. If not, there are lots of tutorials on the web to help you get started. This is a beginner-level project so as long as you know a few basics, you're good to go!

Key: ch = chain; sc = single crochet; hdc = half double crochet; dc = double crochet; tr = triple crochet

  1. ch 2
  2. 5 sc (single crochet) in 2nd ch from hook
  3. work 3 sc in each sc
  4. (1 sc in next stitch, ch 6, slip stitch in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 tr in base of starting ch, skip 2 sc) 4 times.
  5. Slip stitch in first sc to join and fasten off.

The finished product really looks nicer than in the picture!

Ideas for use:

  • Use as appliques for sweaters or other garments.
  • Sew two stars together back-to-back with a cardboard star shape inside or fill with poly-fill cotton and use as an ornament.
  • Decorate with glitter, sequins or beads.
  • Make with crochet thread and beads.
  • Make stars in several sizes and stack them on top of each other for multi-dimensional stars. Experienced crocheters may be able to expand the pattern, but I just use different sized crochet hooks and different materials - various types and weights of yarn, crochet thread, etc.
  • Two larger stars sewn together and filled with polyfill and some catnip make a great cat toy (supervise to make sure that Kitty doesn't unravel and eat the yarn)!
  • Sew multiple stars together at the points to form a rectangle, square or circle of desired size. Use as a table decoration or under the tree.

 

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