Wednesday, December 3, 2014

crochet star tutorial

I designed these cute little stars to attach to gifts this Christmas season. They are quick and easy to crochet and add the perfect touch of handmade to wrapping, but I think they would look cute on a tree or hanging in a window. Today I thought I would share with you all how to make them. Here goes:

(note: these are US crochet terms)

you will need:

cotton crochet yarn
size 3.5 or 4mm crochet hook
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
(optional: twine or ribbon for attaching to gifts)

step one:

chain 6 and slip stitch into first chain to join in a loop.

chain 2, work 12 half double crochet (hdc) stitches into loop. 

slip stitch into the top stitch of your chain 2

step two:

chain 8, skip over first hdc stitch, single crochet (sc) into second hdc stitch from hook. repeat this around (6 times). 

step three:

In first chain 8 space: work 4 sc stitches, chain 2, work 4 sc stitches. Repeat this around in each of the chain 8 spaces you made in the row before. 

Slip stitch into the final sc stitch from the row before.

step four:

cut yarn and weave in ends. 

use twine to attach to the outside of a gift, or thread ribbon through one of the star's points and hang on your Christmas tree.

and that's it! Simple, cute and very seasonal!  

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