Tree Week ~ Crochet Star Ornament

This week has been so fun, and hopefully you are getting lots of ideas for how to have your own Homemade Holiday.  So far I have shared the Sweater Ornaments, Felt Rosette Ornaments, Musical Ornaments, and Easy Jute Ornaments.  Today I want to share with you an extra special ornament – The Crochet Star Ornament.

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These little ornaments are extra special for me because it wasn’t that long ago that my sweet Grandmother taught me how to crochet.  A couple of summers ago, I sat down with my grandma and asked her to please share her amazing talent with me.  I feel blessed to be able to take this skill and pass it on for future generations! 

This little crochet star is super simple to make and I popped out 1/2 a dozen of them on the way home from Florida over the Thanksgiving Holidays.  These are not only a great addition to my home-made tree this year, but also are a super sweet addition to gift wrapping as well.

1.  Using a size G/6 crochet hook, start by making a foundation chain of 5.

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2.  Join with a slip stich to the first chain to form a ring.

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3.  Round 1 – ch3, 2dc, ch3, *3dc, ch3.  Repeat from the * 3 more times. (5 dc clusters and 5 ch3’s total).  Join with a slip stich to the 3rd ch of the starting ch3.

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4.  Round 2 – Slip stich into the next 2 dc and into the first ch3 space.  ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the ch3 space.  1 hdc in the 2nd dc of the next dc cluster.  *3dc, ch3, 3dc, in next ch3 space, 1hdc in 2nd dc of next dc cluster.  Repeat from * 3 more times. (10 dc clusters and 5 ch3’s total).  Join with a slip stitch in 3rd chain of starting ch3.

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5.  Round 3 – Slip stitch into next 2 dc and into first dc ch3 space.  Ch3, 3dc, ch4, 4dc, 1sc on either side of hdc from previous round.  *4dc, ch4, 4dc in next ch3 space, 1sc on either side of next hdc from previous round.  Repeat from * 3 more times.  (10 dc clusters and 5 ch4’s total).  Join with a slip stitch in 3rd chain from starting ch3. 

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6.  Fasten off and weave in the ends.

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7.  Cut a length of ribbon about 6 inches long, make sure the ends are very “pointy”.

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8.  Weave the ribbon into a button and tie into a loop for hanging.

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9.  Slip the button through a hole on one end of the crochet star.  Hang.

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