Stitch up a string of shooting stars for your craft room with Frank & Olive’s crochet star pattern. Whether you’re making these sweet stars for the Christmas tree, New Year DIY party decorations or simple some sparkly desk decor, we guarantee you’ll be getting compliments on them left, right and centre! Change up the colour of these crochet stars to match your theme and settle down for a creative evening. If you know your chain from your treble crochet you’ll have no problem hooking these up in one evening and you’re new to the world of crochet don’t worry you can still make them. We have crochet for beginners guide which will teach you all the techniques you’ll need for this crochet star garland so you can make them for all your friends and family.
Ruby also shows you how to make the stars separately meaning you don’t have to turn them into a garland! Use the individual crochet stars as present tags, Christmas tree decorations or even earrings. Turn them into Christmas jumper embellishments or even coasters. You really can turn Ruby’s crochet star garland into anything. Once you’ve crocheted your little stars check out our free crochet Christmas decorations for more festive tutorials. But now it’s over to Ruby!
You will need:
• Aran yarn in colours of your choice
• 4mm crochet hook (if you need a new crochet hook head over to our round up of the best crochet hooks)
chain (ch), treble crochet (tr), slip stitch (sl st), stitches (sts), half treble crochet (htr), repeat (rep).
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.
How to make a crochet star garland
If you’ve enjoyed our crochet star garland pattern then check out our free granny square patterns for more colourful makes. Oh and our amigurumi crochet patterns for adorable little crochet creatures too.
You Will Need
- Crochet hook
Round 1: ch4, work 14tr into first ch (furthest from the hook), sl st into top of original 4-ch. (15 sts)
Round 2: Ch5, sl st in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, htr in next ch, tr in next ch, skip next 2 stitches (on round 1), sl st into next tr.
Rep step 2 four times (5 points). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut three 10cm pieces of contrasting yarn, align and fold in half. Insert the loop end in between two star points and draw the other end through the loop to tie.
Make garland: ch20, sl st into first ch (furthest from the hook) to create loop for hanging. Ch20, *sl st into top of first star, ch15. Rep from * seven times, until all stars are attached. Ch40, sl st into twentieth ch from hook for other loop.
Your crochet star garland is complete! Share the pattern with your friends and make a whole bunch then string them around your home. For more fun crochet projects check out our free crochet patterns and our crochet kits for beginners.
Meet the Maker
Ruby taught herself to crochet while pregnant with Olive two years ago. Now she designs for a number of magazines and yarn companies as well as running her own business.