Stitch up a string of shooting stars for your craft room with Frank & Olive‘s crochet star pattern. If you know your chain from your treble crochet you’ll have no problem hooking these up. Raising a mini stargazer? Change up the colour to match their bedroom. Scroll for the step-by-steps. Enjoy! x
You will need:
• Aran yarn in colours of your choice
• 4mm crochet hook
Abbreviations (UK): chain (ch), treble crochet (tr), slip stitch (sl st), stitches (sts), half treble crochet (htr), repeat (rep).
How to make a crochet star garland
Round 1: ch4, work 14tr into first ch (furthest from the hook), sl st into top of original 4-ch. (15 sts)
Round 2: Ch5, sl st in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, htr in next ch, tr in next ch, skip next 2 stitches (on round 1), sl st into next tr.
Rep step 2 four times (5 points). Fasten off and weave in ends. Cut three 10cm pieces of contrasting yarn, align and fold in half. Insert the loop end in between two star points and draw the other end through the loop to tie.
Make garland: ch20, sl st into first ch (furthest from the hook) to create loop for hanging. Ch20, *sl st into top of first star, ch15. Rep from * seven times, until all stars are attached. Ch40, sl st into twentieth ch from hook for other loop.
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About Ruby McGrath
Ruby taught herself to crochet while pregnant with Olive two years ago. Now she designs for a number of magazines and yarn companies as well as running her own business. www.frankandolivecrochetblog.com
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