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If you are looking for a fun and easy holiday project, follow this free pattern and make a bunch of cute six pointed stars. Use them as ornaments on your tree, make a garland or use them as appliques any time of the year.
I made my warm yellow Six pointed Star Crochet Motif with cotton thread No 5 and a 2,5 mm crochet hook and its final size is 9 cm (3,5 inches) in diameter.
Besides your chosen thread and crochet hook, you will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.
If you want to stiffen your stars and use them as ornaments for the Christmas tree, you will need white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins or toothpicks, plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.

Instructions
Make a magic ring.

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the ring, (ch 2, 2 dc in the ring) 5 times, ch 1 and join with sc in 3rd ch of first ch3 to create last ch-2 sp of the round.
  • Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1 sp), * in next ch-2 sp work (dc, ch 2, dc), ch 1; repeat from * 5 times, dc in next sp, join with hdc in 3rd ch of first ch4 to create last ch-2 sp of the round.
  • Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), in same sp work (dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sc in next ch-1 sp, * in next ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 4: Sl st in next dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), in next ch-2 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), dc in next dc, sc in sc, * skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, in next ch -2 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), dc in next dc, sc in sc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 5: Sl st in next dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in each of next 2 dc, in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), dc in each of next 3 dc, sc in sc, * skip 1 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), dc in each of next 3 dc, sc in sc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Abbreviations
ch chain
sc single crochet
hdc
half double crochet
dc double crochet
sp space
sl st slip stitch
* work instructions following * as many times as indicated
( ) work instructions the number of times specified or work instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks

Blocking
You will need white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins or toothpicks, plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.
Print out this blocking template. It will help you make your stars symmetrical. Tape it on your blocking board and then cover it with plastic wrap.
Prepare a mix of equal amounts of white craft glue and water or use your preferred starch.
Soak the star in the solution, squeeze out the excess and spread out the star on the plastic wrap-covered pinning board, having right side facing up. Use stainless steel pins and start by pinning the center. Work your way out pinning as you go until you reach the desired look. Let dry completely. Remove from the board.
To hang the snowflake, attach a piece of thread, yarn, ribbon, invisible thread or wire.

If you are looking for six pointed motifs, see this beautiful pinwheel here: Crochet Pinwheel Motif.

Tags : Christmascrochetflowermotifornamentssnowflake

3 Comments

  1. So beautiful! Some day i’ll be coordinated enough to pull it off! I must! Thank you, just gorgeous with clean an easily understood recipes!

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