The starlight crochet Christmas ornament was born out of a few things. The first is a fellow crocheter asked me to create a Christmas ornament design, then another crochet designer asked for a design for her round-up (will link when it goes live!)
In addition, I have a crazy desire to design some fun ones too! . The first design for my ornament series is classic, soft, and icy. I wanted a simply classic and subtle design that focused on the design and not so much color.
I used Scheepjes Merino Soft for this design with a *very* small hook. Smaller than I am used to using but it was a fun challenge for me. I usually purchase my Scheepjes yarn from Wool Warehouse, but you can find it online in some American based online shops too
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Crochet Techniques You Will Master
- Working with a smaller hook and thinner yarn
- Treble Crochet
- Working in a circle
- Slip stitching
- Working around an ornament (this will be clearer in the video post tomorrow)
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Starlight Crochet Christmas Ornament
A little bit about the yarn…
I used a very small amount of Scheepjes Merino Soft. This is a nice yarn to use because although it is a 3 weight yarn, it is very stretchy and works well with smaller hooks too. Any 3 weight yarn with 11 WPI will work.
+ Skill Level
Intermediate (because of the construction)
19 stitches x 23 rows to 10cm using 4 mm hook – gauge is not crucial for this pattern.
Scheepjes Merino Soft, Malevich (600), DK #3 yarn (50% Merino Wool, 25% Acrylic, 25% Micro fiber, 114 yds/ 105 m per 1.76 oz/50 g skein)
Any 3-weight yarn with similar wraps per inch (WPI). In the video tutorial I am using Premier Cotton.
Hook & Other Materials:
- Glass ornaments: I purchased mine from Target (not an affiliate link) Dimensions of Ornaments: 80 mm (H) x 65 mm (W) x 65 mm (D)
- 3 mm crochet hook (You can use a larger hook, just use a tighter tension)
- Yarn Needle
+ Finished Measurements (Assembled)
80 mm (H) x 65 mm (W) x 65 mm (D)
|sl st||slip stitch|
|ch (s)||chain (s)|
|*||begin repeat from * to end of row or round, then…|
|**||when you reach end of row or round, end repeat at **|
+ Stitch Guide:
sc – single crochet
insert hook in next st, yo, pull up a loop. yo, pull through both loops on hook.
dc – double crochet
yo, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops – repeat from * until you have one loop left on the hook.
tr – treble crochet
yo twice, insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw up a loop, *yo, draw through 2 loops – repeat from * until you have one loop left on the hook.
Take me to the freebies!
I want to learn new stitches!
+ Pattern Notes – Please Read:
- Pattern is worked in a circle with joins.
- Use a stitch marker to mark beginning of each round.
- Tassel is optional.
Ch 10 – 15 chains (make sure your starting chain fits around the top of your ornament before working round 1), join. Work stitches around the ch-10.
Create a magic circle and work stitches into magic circle.
Ch 4 (counts as a tr), tr 1, ch 5, *tr 2, ch 5, rep from * 9 times, join in 4th ch of ch 4 from beg of round – 20 tr, 10 ch-5.
Sl st in top of next tr, sl st in next 3 ch’s, *ch 7, sc in 3rd ch of ch 5, rep from * 9 times, join in 4th sl st from beginning of the round – 10 ch-7, 9 sc.
Sl st in next 4 ch’s of ch 7, *ch 9, sc in 4th ch of ch 7, rep from * 9 times, ch 9, join in 4th sl st from beginning of the round – 10 ch 9’s, 9 sc.
Ch 7, (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in ch-9 sp, ch 3, dc in next sc, *ch3, (dc 1, ch 1, dc 1) in ch-9 sp, ch 3**, dc in next sc, rep from * around, end repeat at **, join in 3rd ch of ch-7 from beginning of round – 20 ch-3’s, 30 dc.
Sl st in next 3 ch’s, sl st in next dc, sl st in ch 1, *ch 19, sk next (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 3, dc), sc in ch-1 sp, rep from * 9 times, join in 5th sl st from beginning of round – 10 ch 19’s, 9 sc’s.
This is how it looks so far…
Place on top of ornament…
Round 6: Sl st in next 10 ch’s, *sl st in 10th ch of next ch 19, rep from * around, join with sl into beg ch of round – 10 sl sts.
You can end here, fasten off and be finished! or…
Round 7: Ch 1, sc in same as join, sc in next 9 sl st’s – 10 sc.
Fasten off, leave a long tail for joining tassel (tassel is optional)
Starlight Crochet Christmas Ornament Full Video Tutorial
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Congratulations! You Are Finished!
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