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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.