This simple crochet star ornament is an easy and quick project to make. To make the crochet star the same as mine you will need Medium Weight / Aran Weight Yarn  and a 4.5 mm (7) crochet hook.
You can substitute any yarn and hook combination for this project. I suggest moving down a couple hook sizes than the size recommended on the yarn label to make your stitches more snug. For example the yarn I used recommends a 5.5 mm (I) hook and I used a 4.5 mm (7) hook.
This simple crochet star is worked in continuous rounds. Then we place 2 stars together with right-sides facing out and join them by working a slip stitch seam around the outer edges.
Joining the stars together is easy. We just work slip stitches evenly around the outer edges, chain 1 at the points and then slip stitch back into the main star center in between each of the 5 points of the star. If you prefer though you can easily substitute a different seaming method, like a whipstitch seam instead.
Simple Crochet Star Ornament Pattern
- Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver. 3.5 oz (100 g), 218 yd (200 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn . Machine wash warm water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry, low heat. Do not bleach, do not iron. Dry-Cleanable.
- Color: 1 skein in Bright Yellow (Shade: E300).
- Yardage: Star Ornament (2 stars): 0.17 oz (5 g), 10.9 yds (10 m)
- Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm (7)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
- 3 inches wide from star point to star point
- Approximately 3 inches diameter after Rnd 3
You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size of your project will also be different.
US Terminology used
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- g – grams
- hdc – half double crochet
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- Rnd – round
- rem – remaining
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- tr – treble
- yd – yard(s)
- * to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.
-  – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
- () – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space
- I begin my projects in the round with a DMR (double magic ring) but you may substitute your favorite starting method instead.
- If you need ideas on how to start check out my You Don’t Have to Use a Magic Ring post here. It includes 4 video tutorials for 4 different ways to begin your projects that are worked in rounds.
- This project is worked in continuous rounds without slip stitching to join at the end of the round. You may want to use a stitch marker to mark your place.
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry Library here.
- I used this star for my Christmas Tree Hat topper (you can see it in the image below).
Simple Crochet Star Ornament Pattern
This simple crochet star pattern is worked in continuous rounds.
Using your 4.5 mm (7) hook (or size required for gauge) and leaving a 6 inch tail of yarn:
Rnd 1: In a DMR, ch 1, and make 5 sc. [5 sc]
Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around. [10 sc]
Rnd 3: 1 sl st in the first st, ch 5. We are now working into the ch 5 you just made. Sk the first ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, and 1 tr in the last ch. Sk the next sc from R2. *1 sl st in the next st, ch 5. Sk the first ch, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1 hdc in the next ch, 1 dc in the next ch, and 1 tr in the last ch. Sk the next sc from R2**. Work from * to ** around. Sl st to the first sl st to join. [5 points (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, and 1 tr) and 5 sl st].
TIP: If you are making a double thick star, do not finish off at the end of the second star.
Proceed to finishing instructions.
- To make a firm star, crochet 2 stars using the pattern above.
- Sandwich the 2 stars together with their good sides facing out (RS facing out).
- Join your yarn with a slip stitch through both stars, and work slip stitches evenly around the star .
- I worked *4 sl st up to each point of the star, ch 1 at the point, then 4 sl st down from the point and back to the base of the star point. The next sl st is worked into Rnd 2, (the st already has a sc in it from Rnd 3 and our sl st will cover that st)**. I worked from * to ** all the way around and when I finished off I left a tail of yarn (about 10-inches) to create a loop to hang from the tree.
- Weave in any remaining ends.
- Block to shape if desired.
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