Crochet materials and tools:
<> Crochet hook 4 mm
<> Bernat, Handicrafter Holidays Sparkle (4) – 100% cotton. Or any other medium worsted-weight yarn.
Common abbreviations of crochet stitches (US):
ch – chain
MR – magic ring
Beg – beginning
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
DC – double crochet
Sp – space
sl st – slip stitch
Christmas star crochet pattern:
Round 1: MR: ch3 (count as DC), 2 DC, ch 4, 3 DC, ch 4, 3DC, ch 4, 3 DC, ch 4, 3 DC, ch 4, sl st to top of starting ch 3. (15 DC)
Round 2: ch 1, skip next st, SC in next st, 4 SC in ch-4 sp, ch 1, sl st underneath 2 loops of last sc (picot stitch), 3 SC into same ch-4 sp, * SC in next st, skip next st, SC in next st, 4 SC in ch-4 sp, ch 1, sl st underneath 2 loops of last sc, 3 SC into same ch-4 sp – repeat from * 4 times. Join.
If you want to form a loop to hang your ornament, ch 8 instead of ch1 in picot stitch.