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Published on December 20th, 2015 | by Merion

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Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars!

We love last minute decorations – and Kate Eastwood’s teeny weeny sparkly stars are perfect for decorating the tree or to use to embellish gifts!

Crochet with Kate: tiny shimmery stars on the LoveCrochet blog

Whether you’re looking for a ‘less is more’ tree decoration or you just fancy adding a little sparkle to your table decorations or present wrapping, this little make is for you!

Crochet with Kate: tiny shimmery stars on the LoveCrochet blog

These tiny stars are so quick and easy to make that you’ll have a whole constellation before you know it, and when made with a sparkly yarn they even twinkle beautifully.

Crochet with Kate: tiny shimmery stars on the LoveCrochet blog

For my stars I used Vanna’s Glamour in Diamond (100) and Platinum (150). I worked with a 3mm hook to give a close, tight texture.

Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars on the LoveCrochet blog

Each star is made up of a front and a back which are oversewn together around the edges, with a hanging tag in the same yarn being being worked in just before completion.

Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars on the LoveCrochet blog

So, lets start …….

Begin by making a Magic Ring and then work 5 DC in to the ring. Draw the ring up to join, but there is no need to join it with a sl st. Now carry straight on in to the next round and work 2 DC in to each of the 5 stitches from your previous round. You will now have a circle of 10 sts. Again, there is no need to join the end of the round with a sl st as we are just going to continue straight in to the next round.

Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars on the LoveCrochet blog

For this round work 2 DC in to the first stitch and then 1 DC in to the second stitch. Repeat this pattern around the circle and sl st to join the end of the round. 15 sts.

Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars on the LoveCrochet blog

You are now going to add the points of the star.

In to the first stitch work a HTR, TR, DTR, TR and HTR. This makes your first point.

SL ST the next 2 stitches and then repeat the point shape in the next stitch.

Work your way around the circle repeating this pattern.

After your 5 th point, work your end in with a SL ST and cut your yarn leaving a long enough tail to be able to sew the 2 stars together.

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At this point your stars will probably be looking more like flowers but don’t panic, once sewn together the points magically appear.

When you have made both the front star and the back star, lay them together, with wrong sides inwards and using your yarn tails carefully sew all the way around the edge of the star.

Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars on the LoveCrochet blog

You will find that this not only adds extra strength to your star but that it allows you to shape each point so that it looks more star like.

When you have sewn all the way around use what’s left of your yarn to make a little hanging loop and then finish off and sew in your end securely.

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Star of wonder, star of night!  So simple to make! Festoon your tree, your whole house and all your presents!

Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars on the LoveCrochet blog

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About the Author

Merion dreams in colour and adores crochet! From glorious granny blankets to ethereal shawls and lace cardies, she's never very far from her hooks! She loves cake, knitting, heavy horses, books and Mozart. Her favourite colour is duck egg blue.




6 Responses to Crochet with Kate: tiny shiny stars!

  1. Rita Ball says:

    Hi Merion, I love these little stars, I have a ball of yarn just like that (somewhere) I’ll have to make some. Happy Holidays, thanks for the stars.

    • Merion says:

      Hi Rita! Aren’t they sweet?! We love Kate Eastwood’s tutorials! I made some for my tree! Hope you had a gorgeous festive break!
      Kindest,
      Merion and the LoveCrochet team x

  2. Ruth Reece says:

    I hate to be dumb, but what is HDR, DTR? I’ve never seen that “R” before on a pattern.
    Thanks, rae

    • ellen says:

      I’m wondering if the HDR should be HDT as that is a half double treble. DTR is normally double treble….I hope this helps

  3. Merion says:

    Hi ladies,

    This is UK crochet terminology:

    HTR – half treble
    DTR – double treble

    in the US, these would be HDC – half double crochet, and TR, treble.

    Hope that helps!
    Kindest,
    Merion

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