Wednesday, 7 December 2011

itty bitty crochet star tutorial

 I am a firm believer that if I can think up a crochet pattern,
especially one so easy,
then probably somebody else has too.
I don't believe that simple crochet patterns belong to anyone.
 This is my first ever crochet diagram.
Isn't it pretty!
 It's pretty self explanatory really if you already crochet.
 I used some kool cotton from my stash.
to begin
(I'm using uk terms)
chain 5, slip stitch into the first chain to create a ring.
{1 dc, 1tr, 3ch, 1tr into the ring} repeat 4 more times
finish with a slip stitch into the first dc.

With a darning needle weave in the ends.
To produce a pointy star, 
pin each 3chain point to a folded towel/old cushion
and spray with water and leave to dry.
For a stiffer star I like to use spray starch,
found in the laundry section.
And there you have it.
I strung mine on a piece of twine,
but you could hang each one individually..
..or make pretty parcels like below!
In answer to Deborahs question 
I used a 4mm hook :0)
Why not try my recycled christmas cards tutorial in my side bar,
any card will do!


Patchwork and Play said...

Ah! The important words in your post are...."if you already crochet." Guess what- that is a skill I don't have, but wish I did! I am even more regretful that I didn't get my mum to teach me!

Isisjem said...

I really wish I knew how to crochet! I would definitely make these!

sforme said...

Thank you so much for posting the itty bitty star tute! I'm going to whip up a few today. Susan in Oregon

Mary said...

I love the look of crochet. But I think I need a tutor. Molly knits but doesn't crochet...I love the lacey look of crochet. I will pin this tutorial and hopefully one day soon I will unlock the mystery of crochet :)hee hee!

lavender attic said...

Me too *sob* no crochet'll have to be a New Year's resolution!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Aww they are cute, thanks for sharing Clare.:)
V x

Deborah said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial. I just finished my first star and it's charming! I'm wondering what size hook you used for yours? I live in the US but was easily able to switch to US crochet terms. Love your blog! Deborah (

andamento said...

They look really nice. I'll try and have a go soon, just want to make a few more snowflakes and things first though...
Thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Sweet little star.

Simone said...

These are lovely Clare! If only I had time to make some!!! x

Momwithahook said...

Love the pattern and the twine instead of a plain chain works well with the white yarn.

For your readers who don't know how to crochet, check out video tutorials on Youtube. [crochetgeek or bobwilson123]

Momwithahook said...

Thought I'd add the Us terms for the stitches just in case -
US -> UK


hope this helps

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silverpebble said...

Oh. Completely adorable. I have some very rudimentary, very new crochet skills. I MAY be able to manage this. Keep your fingers crossed for me (and many thanks for sharing it).

Anonymous said...

This was my first attempt to crochet anything. I am so excited to have accomplished this!

Thanks for sharing your pattern.

Jenni Brown said...

How cute would this be as garland for a Christmas tree!!

Amy Cullen said...

These are too cute! I'm trying to find projects that use materials I already have and your stars are perfect. I have more yarn than is possible for me to store. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

Roz Wood said...

These a simple and gorgeous! Will definitely give them a whirl :) For all you guys who are sad about not having the skills...You Tube tutorials or better still, find a nice patient person to learn from. I think it's easier in person. I learned from You Tube 6 months ago, now I have a massive big granny square blanket!! said...

Thank you very much! This is a beautiful star!