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Crochet Star Ornament

By: Deb Richey for Caron Yarn

Use this easy crochet pattern to create a star Christmas ornament in green and red. With a few skeins of yarn, you could decorate your trees exclusively with this pretty ornament.

Crochet Santa Ornament




  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m skein): small amount each in 2 colors, shown in: #9730 Autumn Red (A); #9707 Dk. Sage (B)
  • DMC Gold Glitter thread (optional)
  • One size US H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size to obtain gauge
  • Yarn needle



Star measures approximately 4"/10 cm across



Gauge is not critical for this project.



Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required. Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.


Double Crochet (dc): Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through two loops on hook] twice.


Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.


Slip Stitch (slip st): Insert hook in the stitch indicated, yarn over and draw through both the stitch and the loop on the hook.



If desired, work with a strand of Gold Glitter Thread held together with yarn.

Using A, chain 5; join with slip to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, work 10 sc in ring, join with slip to first sc—10 sc.

Round 2: * Ch 6, skip next sc, slip st in next sc; repeat from * 4 times, join with a slip st in base of beginning ch-6—five ch-6 spaces.

Round 3: Ch 1, work [3 sc, ch 5, 3 sc] in each ch- 6 space, join with slip to first sc—five ch-5 corner spaces. 

Fasten off A; join B with a sc in any ch-5 corner space (counts as first sc).

Round 4: Work [2 sc ch 3, 3 sc] in same space as joining, * sc in next 2 sc, sc in center of ring (see photo), skip 2 sc, + sc in next 2 sc, work [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in next corner space; repeat from * 4 times, end last repeat at +, sc in  last two sc, join with a slip st to first sc. 

Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.


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Dare I say, these could be backed with red or green felt (cut into a circle) and the star can be used as a drink coaster?! I love versatile craft ideas. I like to be able to put my own spin on something, to use it for something other than its intended use. That's creativity. Also, string these together with a beautiful Christmas ribbon and you have yourself a string of garland.

Where is the save project button!?!???

Hi there, once you're logged in, the Save Project button appears right underneath the project title (just below the star rating). Hope this helps - Julia from FaveCrafts

I think it would look gorgeous in cream edged with gold and white edged with silver, so I'm going to do some

Looks gorgeously simple.I'll have to try it.


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