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Last week I made a red, white, and blue star garland to add to my Fourth of July decorations. It was so easy to make, I thought, “Why not share this super easy DIY project on the blog?”
So here you go.
This pattern is really easy and great for crochet beginners.
If you are a crochet newbie (or have been crocheting for a while but don’t read patterns) I’ve got you covered! I recorded myself crocheting a star and gave you step by step instructions on how to do it, then launched a YouTube channel. Like a sing-along you can crochet-along with me and pause anytime you need to.
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Easy Star Crochet Pattern
(Use yarn and hook size of your choice. 4.24-6.5mm hooks work well.)
R1: Create a magic ring/circle, ch 1 and make 15 dc in ring, join to first dc, ch 1. Tighten magic ring.
R2: *Ch 5, working back along the chain, sc in 2nd ch from the hook; hdc in 3rd ch; dc in 4th ch; tc in 5th ch. Skip the next dc from the 1st round. Sl st into next st.* Repeat 4 more times to create a 5 pointed star.
Sl st into last st to fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing.
R – Row/Round
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Sc – Single Crochet
Hdc – Half Double Crochet
TC – Triple/Treble Crochet
Sl – Slip Stitch
St – Stitch
* * – Repeat steps between asterisks
You can follow along with the video below if you like.
Please ignore the scratch on my thumb – I tussled with some chicken wire yesterday. 🙂
Take it further…
To make these stars into the garland I mentioned above I simply made twenty of each color (red, white, and blue), leaving a long tail (about a foot long) on ten out of the twenty of each color.
I then used an upholstery needle and the long tail left behind to sew two stars of the same color together – one with a long tail and one without. I did this because the stars one layer only are a bit floppy and have a tendency to curl (more like starfish). Sewing two together gave the stars more structure.
After they were sewed together I simply threaded the upholstery needle with the end of a skein of white yarn, and ran the stars through. (Less violently than that sounded.) I went through the backs of the stars twice – basically once in each “arm”. I did this instead of going through the top point because I wanted them to be strung “arm-to-arm”, and I did not want them to twist or tip forward.
When I had them all strung onto the white yarn I cut the end, then tied a small loop in each end of the yarn – to hang the garland from.
And voila, a simple, easy garland for all the patriotic holidays!
You could do this with any color yarn as decorations for parties (Super Bowl, graduations, birthdays, etc.) or cheery bedroom or dorm decorations.
Looking for a good set of crochet hooks? I got some similar to these for Christmas last year. They have a good grip and the set comes with a variety of sizes.