Welcome to Day Four of our Twelve Days of Christmas Crochet countdown! Today, our make is a pretty six-pointed star.
You can whip up a whole batch and string them as a garland, add them to your tree, or affix them to the top of presents! They work up incredibly quickly.
Today’s make only uses worsted weight yarn and a 4.25mm crochet hook. I used white yarn, but also made a few stars in red, yellow, and blue!
Here are all of my standard abbreviations.
Note: Some of these may not be used in the pattern – these are the stitches that I use most frequently! If you see an abbreviation that you are unfamiliar with, please refer back to this chart.
|slp st||slip stitch|
|hdc||half double crochet|
|FLOsc||front loop only single crochet|
|FLOscdec||front loop only single crochet decrease|
|BLOsc||back loop only single crochet|
|BLOscdec||back loop only single crochet decrease|
|()||number of sts in row|
R1: ML6 (6)
R2: inc in each st (12)
R3: sc to first st, then ch 5.
We’ll be working back down this chain to make our first point. First, make a slip stitch in the 2nd chain from the hook (remember, never count the loop on your hook as a stitch!).
Then place a single crochet in the next chain:
Now a half double crochet in the next chain:
Place a double crochet stitch in the last chain stitch to finish off the point:
We’ll skip over one single crochet stitch from R2, and place a single crochet in the next stitch.
Repeat that same process of chaining 5 then slp st, sc, hdc, dc down the chain, skip a sc, sc in next st all the way around your star!
On your very last stitch, rather than a single crochet, place a slip stitch instead.
Weave in all loose ends, and your lovely crochet star is complete!